K A R M A

music video out now

 

KARMA is a song about abundant consumerism of online content, new age spiritualism and the emotional and social culture around it. As a stream of buzzwords in random order and rapid succession, it tries to bridge the gap between an over-engineered reality and the desire to reclaim a connection with nature, or whatever is left of it.

Written and composed by Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo for the performance AWOL (Absence Without Leave)

 

CREDITS

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Makeup: Valerie Reding & Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Objects: Ana Rajcevic
Lights: Marek Lamprecht & David Baumgartner
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo
Video: Timotheus Tomicek & Jannik Schleicher
Dramaturgical Advice: 
Anna Mendelssohn, Denice Bourbon
Choreographic Assistance: Asher O’Gorman
Production: mollusca productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
Residency partners: SoArt Millstättersee (A), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Huggy Bears (A), “The Artists Are Present” Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

AWOL is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, BMKOES, Prohelvetia, Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, ACT OUT (initiated by IG Freie Theater, supported by BMEIA) and Embassy of Switzerland in Austria

new work 2021

AWOL

© TimTom

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In her new production AWOL (Absent Without Leave) Malika Fankha explores the synergies between humans and natures’s mystical creatures. Elves, trolls and all kinds of hybrid forms of living might resemble the human shape yet manage to evade the notion of normativity. Due to their queer and volatile essence they challenge our thinking in stereotypes and dualities and embody the concept of identity as a malleable force. The work questions the hierarchy of corporealities in the physical, spiritual and virtual realms and advocates new ways of coexistence and kindred among species. In Awolonia, a place better than reality, residents are mercurially utopian, they keep secrets, shift shapes, change names, and appear in myriad disguises. They uncover and liberate their desires and torments, transgress boundaries, they slip into and out of dangerous and vulnerable places in an ongoing craving for connection, haunting the liminal spaces between imagined and artificially constructed borders.

 

SHOWS/RESIDENCIES

15.06. – 20.06.2020: Residency at Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

01.09. – 01.10.2020: Residency at SoArt Millstättersee (A)

15.10. – 02.11.2020: Residency at BUDA Kortrijk (BE)

30.11. – 20.12.2020: Residency at Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

11.02. – 16.02.2021: Premiere and shows at brut Wien (A)

30.04. – 02.05.2021: Shows at Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

 

CREDITS

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Makeup: Valerie Reding & Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Objects: Ana Rajcevic
Lights: Marek Lamprecht & David Baumgartner
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo
Video: Timotheus Tomicek & Jannik Schleicher
Dramaturgical Advice: 
Anna Mendelssohn, Denice Bourbon
Choreographic Assistance: Asher O’Gorman
Production: mollusca productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
Residency partners: SoArt Millstättersee (A), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Huggy Bears (A), “The Artists Are Present” Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

AWOL is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, BMKOES, Prohelvetia, Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, ACT OUT (initiated by IG Freie Theater, supported by BMEIA) and Embassy of Switzerland in Austria

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Oxy Moron goes San Francisco

Nov 9th, 2019

© Maureen Kaegi

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We are very excited to be part of Beyond The Body – an interdisciplinary event organized by Swissnex San Francisco, November 9th, 2019 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Come around if you are somewhere in the bay. Free ticket code: liveforever

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Sept 21st, 2018

Oxy Moron is taking shape…

New season, new production! Stoked to announce the upcoming collaboration with performer & makeup artist Valérie Reding and an unbeatable team at Tanzhaus Zürich and WUK performing arts Vienna. Here is a tiny sneak peek from our first session…

Also, we would like to thank our residency partners for supporting us throughout the process: im_flieger, Vienna, Tanzhaus Zürich, Campo Ghent, Counterpulse San Francisco, Workspace Brussels & Kaaitheater Brussels, Sibiu Casa do Pombal, Portugal

© Valérie Reding (styling, video)

SAUNA

New show coming up! SAUNA premieres

Jan 12th and 13th, 2018

at WUK

Get your tickets, let’s sweat!

#spokenword #dance #performingarts #music

 

“SAUNA” is a meta-fictional reflection about identity, cohabitation and  survival stragegies. Told from the perspective of an unborn child inside a  womb it questions the reliability of narration, juggles with knowledge and facts that are largely obscure and thus suggests a new metaphorical Virtual Reality. The obsessive personality of the prenatal storyteller is driven by an unconditional claim for self-determination  while at the same time being  tied to this other body via the umbilical cord, a symbol of pure dependence and connection. Contemplating dystopian future scenarios, witnessing the trivia of everyday conversations or indulging in excentric navel-gazing, the tale evolves around the contradictions and promiscuity that shape our lifestyle: the either radically intimate or radically superficial.

C R E D I T S
Artistic Direction/Performance: Malika Fankha
Artistic Advice: Maureen Kaegi
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Alexander Kasses & Bernd Ammann
Stage: Noushin Redjaian & Jakob Neulinger
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Hair & Makeup: Cosmo Cleverson
Production Support: Superamas, Huggy Bears
Photo: Maria Ritsch

 

Residency Partners: ImPulsTanz Festival, Cullberg Ballet Stockholm (SE), Life Long Burning, CAMPO Ghent (BE), Dampfzentrale Bern (CH).

SAUNA

© Maria Ritsch, 2017

 

HOT NEWS FOR THE COLD SEASON: The new solo “SAUNA” (supported by Huggy Bears, Superamas) is in the making and will premiere on January 12th, 2018 at WUK Vienna. We are happy to announce the following residency partners: ImPulsTanz Wien, CAMPO Ghent, Life Long Burning hosted by Cullberg Ballet Stockholm, Dampfzentrale Bern.

“SAUNA” is a meta-fictional reflection about identity, cohabitation and  survival stragegies. Told from the perspective of an unborn child inside a  womb it questions the reliability of narration, juggles with knowledge and facts that are largely obscure and thus suggests a new metaphorical Virtual Reality. The obsessive personality of the prenatal storyteller is driven by an unconditional claim for self-determination  while at the same time being  tied to this other body via the umbilical cord, a symbol of pure dependence and connection. Contemplating dystopian future scenarios, witnessing the trivia of everyday conversations or indulging in excentric navel-gazing, the tale evolves around the contradictions and promiscuity that shape our lifestyle: the either radically intimate or radically superficial.

Upcoming Summer Events 2017

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May 23rd

Premiere of “Cars Do Not Fly”

a film by Alexander Kasses

www.dieangewandte.at

June 12th

opening performance Art Basel

by Maureen Kaegi

www.artbasel.com

June 12th – June 21st

Artist in residence at Tanzquartier Vienna
www.tqw.at

July 13th – Aug 13th

Artist in residence at ImPulsTanz Festival

www.impulstanz.com

July 26th

Dark Euphoria FANKS © Maureen Kaegi

Dark Euphoria DJ and Live Set at ImPulsTanz

www.impulstanz.com

Aug 20th – Aug 31st

Artist in residence at WTKB Vienna

www.wtkb.org