11 July - 14 August 2016
"CHOREO-GRAPHIC FIGURES – SUMMER LAB"
This year’s Summer Lab of the artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line - by artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil and writer-artist Emma Cocker – will take place in collaboration with AILab and ImPulsTanz Festival. Working in dialogue with “the sputniks” Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre, Christine de Smedt and special guests, the focus for this Lab is on the choreo-graphic qualities of translational processes, shifts of attention, and modes of language. Evolving previous research around notation and radical scores of attention and embodied diagrams, the project focus now turns towards experimental forms of publication, explored through a series of public openings in various formats including lectures, workshops, and performances:
Two special intensives are scheduled and opened to a limited number of participants: Intensive I (Shifts of Attention: vigilance, engagement and translational processes) on 23.7. + 24.7.2016 and Intensive II (Modes of Languages: words as material) on 30.7. + 31.7.2016. Participation in both sessions is suggested, but not mandatory! Please make your booking via Impulstanz workshop buero!
On Friday 22 July at 18:00 our two special guests of Intensive I will give public lectures at AILab: Dieter Mersch (“Figuration/Defiguration. On the dialectics of”Choreo-Graphy”) and P. A. Skantze (“I’m A Strange Kind of In-Between Thing” ). Admission free!
On Friday 29 July at 18:00 our two special guests of Intensive II will give public lectures at AILab: Brandon LaBelle (“This Weakness That I Am”) and Alva Noë (“Writing Ourselves”). Admission free! Both Friday Lectures will be moderated by Chris Standfest in conversation with the team and guests of the Choreo-graphic Figures research project.
On the 2.8. 2016 the Choreo-graphic Figures team (Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil, Emma Cocker, Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre, Christine de Smedt, Jörg Piringer, Werner Moebius,...) will premiere the durational performance "Choreo-graphic Figures: Body Diagrams" from 16:00-22:00 at AILab, Vienna, Austria.
10 July - 18 September 2016
"KRISTALLE IM BETON – DIE PRODUKTIVE LEICHTIGKEIT"
Opening of a group show at Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany on Sun 10 July at 12:00 noon by director Georg Elben with work by Otto Boll, Josef Dabernig, Katja Davar, Nikolaus Gansterer, Michael Hakimi, Ernst Hermanns, David Jablonowski, Gudrun Kemsa, Norbert Kricke, Isa Melsheimer, Eduardo Paolozzi, Julius Stahl, Raphaela Vogel, Beny Wagner, Stephan Wiesen.
18 June - 15 August 2016
“THE MINOR GESTURE – LE MOINDRE GESTE – HET KLEINE GEBAAR”
Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to take part in the upcoming exhibition, symposium and performances around the topic of “Minor gestures and Manufactories of Caring Space-time” at the MSK - Museum for Fine Arts Ghent, Belgium, in collaboration with FRAC Lorraine Metz, France and Fundacio Antoni Tapies Barcelona, Spain. Contributions by Nikolaus Gansterer, Erin Manning, Selma and Sofiane Ouissi – please check detailed opening program here. Two Translecture perfromances by Erin Manning and Nikolaus Gansterer are schedelued: Sat 18 June at 15:30 and Sun 19 June, at 14:00. Curated by Catherine de Zegher.
5 - 9 May 2016
"NASSIM EL RAQS #6 – THE MAP IS (NOT) THE TERRITORY"
Nikolaus Gansterer was invited to mentor performative interventions in public space together with three emerging artists (Marta Vallejo Herrando, Shaymaa Shoukry, Omar Adel) under the title "The Map Is (Not ) the Territory" for the upcoming performance festival Nassim el Raqs #6 in Alexandria, Egypt. Curated by Emilie Petit, (Momkin - Espaces de Possibles, Marseilles) and supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum Cairo.
4 April - 6 April 2016
The symposium “Liquid Identities” at the Institute for Social Design Vienna addresses approaches to human interactions, desires and capacities in respect of contemporary forms of co-existence and urbanity. Three experts with different backgrounds, Alexander Hagner / Buero gaupenraub (architect), Nikolaus Gansterer (artist), Pablo Calderon Salazar (designer) are invited to give input lectures about their approach to creative strategies & practices, which further on are used as a starting point to facilitate workshops inquiring forms of nomadic lifestyles, questions of migration, demands of hyper-flexibility and personalities in the digital age. Hosted by Ruth Mateus-Berr and Martin Färber.
30 March - 3 April 2016
29 Feb - 12 March 2016
"SPRING LAB - EMBODIED DIAGRAMS"
This Spring, the artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer, choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil and artist-writer Emma Cocker stage an intensive residency laboratory in collaboration with TanzQuartierWien, Vienna, Austria. In dialogue with a team of international critical interlocutors including Alex Arteaga, Lilia Mestre, Werner Moebius, Joerg Piringer, Christine de Smedt and other guests this research residency focuses on gesturing with and towards the experience of vitality within the process of live exploration, putting epistemologies, relational processes and the potentials of embodiment through diagrammatic practice under scrutiny. All are cordially invited to join the process on 11th March, 2016, 17:00 - 20:00 for the Spring Lab Opening at the residency laboratory at TanzQuartierStudios Wien.
12 - 18 March 2016
"34. ÖSTERREICHISCHER GRAFIKWETTBEWERB / AUSTRIAN GRAPHIC ART COMPETITION"
The submissions by the winning artists of the Austrian Graphic Art Competition are shown in a group exhibition at Südtiroler Kulturinstitut in Bolzano/Bozen, Italy, presenting work by Sylvia Barbolini, Judith Fegerl, Andreas Fogarasi, Nikolaus Gansterer, Veronika Hauer, Wiebke Kapitzky, Moussa Kone, Andrea Lüth, Michail Michailov, Joerg Reissner, Gabriele Sturm, Sebastian Grande, Werner Reiterer, Vinz Schwarzbauer, Günther Selichar.