© 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.




Chanel © Tim Tom

© Tim Tom

“pissing everywhere is not very CHANEL” – a collaboration between SUPERAMAS & Malika Fankha – will premiere at imagetanz Festival 2017 in the course of the inheritance project.

Preshowing (opening of festival) March 3rd, 2017 at Kunsthalle Karlsplatz


Full-length version March 21st, 2017 at brut wien.


How come – despite society’s greater openness and diversity – gender stereotypes are so reluctant to change? The straight, white, middle-class male with a textile phallus around his neck is still ruling the world, most language uses the masculine form as a default setting unless it is clearly pointed out that the opposite is the case. Even in LGBT circles it is common to rely on classical role models and clichés to position oneself in the colorful field of non-conformist individuals.

In her subjective reenactment of SUPERAMAS’ show “Superamas Local” (1999), Fankha deals with the material created by a male body, its male thoughts and actions and works with an expanded notion of identity by blurring, transforming, twisting and ignoring predefined conditions and inherited ideas. The narrative evolves around a manufactured auto-fictional persona whose driving force is shifting seamlessly between personal history, metaphysical theories and customized utopia of everyday life.