New creation in the making: Upcoming residencies at Metro Porto (April 22nd to 30th, 2018) and Kaaitheater Brussels (May 6th to 31st) hosted by workspacebrussels. Stay tuned.
© Malika Fankha
“Ours is indeed an age of extremity. For we live under continual threat of two equally fearful destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror.” Susan Sontag, The Imagination Of Disaster
Using the modern day cyborg (“A Cyborg Manifesto”, Donna Haraway) as a metaphorical narrative, the work evolves around different notions of human/humanoid/superhuman existence in an age of rapid technological advancement and corporate capitalism. What does it mean to be a physical body in a digital age? Does our mortality just make us vulnerable or does it evoke a precarious optimism in us because it opens up room for ultimate failure? Is our addictive behavior eventually going to lead to our own species’ extinction?
© 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.
“PISSING EVERYWHERE IS NOT VERY CHANEL”
© 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
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Full-length version March 21st, 2017 at brut wien.
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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.
Soon starting to work on new project. Public sharing on December 16th.
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© Tim Tom
All hands on deck!
Exclusive DJ Set coming up for the opening of photo:vienna at MAK. Join us, RSVP.
11/10/16 19:00 – 23:00
Check out the trailer of my latest solo “More Issues Than Vogue”. Here!
© Tim Tom 2016
Exclusive DJ Set
Thursday July 21st, 2016
ImPulsTanz Lounge, Vestibül Burgtheater, Vienna