1 December 2017, 19:00
The solo performance "Thinking Matters Other Others. A Translecture "by Nikolaus Gansterer will be presented in the framework of the 20 year anniversary of the performance art festival BONES at Schlachthaus theatre, Bern, Switzerland. Curated by Sibylle Omlin and Christiane Krejs.
18 November – 15 December 2017
"GESTURE, TRACE AND PERFORMANCE"
Gesture, Trace and Performance stages a constellation of some of the most thought provoking contemporary works developed through artistic research, inquiring into collective notions of memory, time and space. The exhibition at the UCA, Herbert Read Gallery, in Canterbury, UK is organised around three thematics: disappearance, masks, and becoming. ‘Disappeareance’ focuses on the ephemerality of recorded memory via sound or image; ‘masks' expresses a presence that is invisible yet substantive, thinkable through touch; and ‘becoming' concerns the mediation between bodily drawings and the cohabitation in holding a certain space through limited time. ‘Gesture, Trace and Performance’ presents multidisciplinary art works by Leah Fusco, Robert Luzar, Wiebke Leister, Anastasios Logothetis, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Nikolaus Gansterer (in collaboration with Erin Manning). Curated by Azadeh Fatehrad.
12 + 14 November 2017
"PERFORMANCE LECTURE & WORKSHOP at SIOBHAN DAVIES STUDIOS, LONDON"
On Sunday 12 November 2017 Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line will give a one day workshop (11:00 - 17:00) hosted by Independent Dance at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, UK. Key researchers Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil ask: How can we develop systems of notation for identifying, marking and communicating the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness? How can we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within artistic practice, without ‘fixing’ that which is inherently dynamic and contingent as a literal sign? This workshop seeks out the choreo-graphic traces of translational processes, exploring the shifts of attention and modes of engagement happening at the passage from one medium – writing-drawing-choreography – to another. We will investigate somatic practices and compositional decision-making within a collaborative creative process based on embodied gestures. For booking please click here. Additionally, on Tuesday 14 November 2017, 19:00 - 20:30 Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil will present a performance lecture at the Crossing Borders Talks in the 2017 series at Independent Dance at Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, London, UK launching their recent publication Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, De Gruyter, Berlin/Boston, 2017.
10 November 2017, 19:00
"EMOTION + THE TECH(no)BODY"
The ACF London presents a programme of events, projects and exhibitions across the fields of digital, electronic and sound arts and experimental film. Austrian artists have been pioneers in digital arts for decades and this autumn exhibition Emotion + the Tech (no) body considers our cultural and emotional attachment to data and the relationship of our bodies to technology.
On Friday 10 November, at 7pm, Nikolaus Gansterer and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll will do a Translecture performance, at ACF London. The Restitution of Complexity is a new performance by Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll & Nikolaus Gansterer of live drawing, storytelling and sound that explores the body as archive. Improvising a state of constantly becoming something else, in collaboration, Carroll and Gansterer show the unconscious archives of Austria’s Stockholm Syndrome about its brief colony in Mexico, which ended with the assassination of Maximillian. A live video feed turns the sculptural accumulations that trace a delirious ficto-criticism into two dimensional projections. Made especially for the Austrian Cultural Forum, there are cameo appearances by Freud in Mexico, dreaming the demise of the empire. The Restitution of Complexity is based on a book about the return of the many complex agents who make up history, a history of humans’ relationships to objects and their restitution after conquest. Curated by Sally Golding (Unconscious Archives / OtherFilm).
3 November 2017, 20:00
“NAURUTICA - SYNTHETIC FUTURE ISLANDS AND THE TRAGEDY OF OUTER SPACE”
A film is being shot. A synthesizer hums. A table is set and a space ship has landed. We start out on an island. We end in space. Somewhere in-between, capitalism goes underwater on its way to Mars. Welcome to the Future Past! Jacques Rancière once said, maybe, it is more important to save fiction from reality, than to protect reality from fiction.“ In this spirit, this episode follows the glow of the strangest of all elements, Phosphorus, from its extraterrestrial origins via alchemistic experiments, bird excrements, pacific islands, colonial expansions and dietary geopolitics to the new subaquatic and, once again, outer space territories of capitalism. In collaboration between various artists, theoreticians, a designer and a space station architect, the installation and performance measures the distance between islands and planets, tragedy and transgression, future, fiction and past. A gigantic table spans time and space; there is food to incorporate the stories and histories, and a space station that is a film set. In the words of Jean-François Lyotard, „myth can only be told in the language of the myth.“ With contributions by a.ACHAT, Daniel Colucciello Barber, Stefan Becker, Hannes Broecker, Nikolaus Gansterer, James Hoff, Barbara Imhof, Margarete Jahrmann, Marian Kaiser, D. Kaufman, Jonas Loh, Fred Rapid, Klaus Schafler, Claudia Schötz. Naurutica is Episode 3 of the ongoing project The Future of Demonstration – Vermögen developed by Sylvia Eckermann and Gerald Nestler in collaboration with Maximilian Thoman. The multi-layered festival, a hybrid of a symposium, exhibition, long term performance and live broadcasting is taking place at REAKTOR, Vienna, Austria from 31.10. – 11.11. 2017.
20 October 2017, 22:00
"SALONKONZERT AV III: DRIFTING GROUND. A SONIC TRANSLECTURE"
Nikolaus Gansterer (live drawing&video) and Martin Siewert (live music) will do a late night audio-visual performance at Admiral Kino, Burggasse 119, Vienna, Austria in the frame of SalonkonzertAV invited by Gerda Lampalzer & MedienWerkStatt Wien. The live performance "Drifting Ground: A sonic translecture" will be recorded, mastered and published as limited DVD edition at Position-N.
16 October 2017, 20:00
“STOFFWECHSEL - ECOLOGIES OF COLLABORATION”
Nikolaus Gansterer will give an artist talk with an proposal for a performative score in the framework of the two year artistic research project Stoffwechsel, which is temporarily residing at Im_flieger, Schutzhaus Zukunft, Schmelz, 1150 Vienna, Austria. This time the focus of attention is radically directed to the mutual permeations of various material and immaterial forms: How does art reflect? How does reflection with materials show in and through that material? How does this influence our social relationship patterns? How can another concept of the world and its potentials of togetherness be made tangible to an audience? By and with Alfred Lenz, Anita Kaya, Axel Brom, Claudia Heu, Jack Hauser, Kilian Jörg, Lisa Hinterreithner, Sabina Holzer, TE-R , Yasmin Ritschl. Guests: Arno Boehler, Susanne Granzer, Brigid Roth, Elisabeth Schaefer, Mariella Greil, Nikolaus Gansterer. Free admission!
12 – 29 October 2017
“URBAN LIGHTS RUHR FESTIVAL”
In its fourth incarnation Urban Lights Ruhr invites eight artistic interventions to examine and transform the centre of the modernistic plancity Marl in Ruhr region of Germany and its ever-growing sculpture park. New work developed by internationally recognized artists opens new perspectives on existing architectonic and civic planning structures. Between dystopia and utopia the interventions offer ideas to reinterpret and revive these protected buildings. With interventions by Isa Melsheimer, Kristina Buch, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mischa Kuball, Martin Pfeifle, Michael Sailstorfer, Sans Facon, Hannah Weinberger. Curated by Katja Aßmann, Melanie Bono, Georg Elben. Please find the full programme as booklet, here!
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2 – 3 October 2017
“SYMPOSIUM & WORKSHOP: PERFORMATIVITY AND ARTISTIC PRACTICES”
‘Performativity’ is a key term that is relevant to many researchers in their specific fields. The interdisciplinary challenge of the symposium lie in the communication and negotiations of the specific notions and concepts of ‘performativity’ already shaped and which are intended to develop further. What do we mean when we use the term ‘performativity’? How does ‘performativity’ enhance our understanding of the arts? How do artists in all fields work with concepts of ‘performativity’ in order to point at questions of gender, materialization, process, reception, and space? How do performative arts and performative acts become political through ‘performativity’? On 2 October 2017 two artists, Linnéa Sjöberg and Nikolaus Gansterer, and two academic scholars, Katja Kwastek (Free University of Amsterdam) and Mårten Snickare (Stockholm University) will present and discuss their views on and uses of ‘performativity’. The short lectures are followed by a panel discussion which are all open to a general public. On 3 October 2017 an interdisciplinary workshop is open to interested scholars and invited guests. The symposium will take place at the auditory at IKE – Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, Sweden.
21 – 24 September 2017
"VIENNA CONTEMPORARY - THE NEW LINE"
Andreas Huber the new artistic director at Crone Gallery is presenting works by Nikolaus Gansterer, Monika Grzymala, Tobias Hoffknecht, Peter Jellitsch, Stephanie Stein, Constantin Luser, Rudolf Polanszky, Peter Welz at the Vienna Contemprary Art Fair, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna, Booth F27. Opened daily from 11 am to 6 pm.