15 September - 29 October 2016
“ANTENNA FUTURA - FUTUROLOGICAL EXERCICES FOR THE UNKNOWN”
On 14 September 2016, at 7 pm opening of the group show Antenna Futura at KEX - Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Austria. The exhibition convenes contemporary artistic positions that explore a realistic-imminent or a phantastic-distant future. Scientific contributions and workshops on the topic will take place in the framework of the exhibition. In this way Antenna Futura responds to a highly complex and informationally baroque present whose future and potentials seem impervious. In the interplay between different positions and formats Antenna Futura unfolds a soothsaying, inquiring, and fabulating domain in the unknown. Inspired by the setting of a wunderkammer, the exhibition and laboratory are complemented by everyday curiosities and bizarre research objects. Antenna Futura is an exercise in thinking and phantasising about the future to focus on a present yet to be shaped. With: Anna Artaker & Meike S. Gleim, Charlotte Bonjour, Fuchs Borst, Christian Diaz Orejarena, Marjolijn Dijkmann, Esel durch Wiederholung, Judith Fegerl, Thomas Feuerstein, Nikolaus Gansterer, Lola Göller, Julie Hayward, Martin Kohout, Linda Kuhn, Sara Lehn, Ralo Mayer, Björn Melhus, David Moises, Julian Röder, Till Ronacher, Betti Scholz & Caroline Ruijgrok, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo, Magda Tothova. Curated by Claudia Dorfmüller, Lola Göller, and Bettina Scholz.
30 - 31 August 2016
“RESEARCH ACADEMY - TARANTALLEGRA! - MOVING THROUGH WORDS”
“Tarantallegra” means ‘dancing feet spell’, a charm that induces another person’s legs to dance uncontrollably.
In 2016 the Research Academy at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) interrogates the affordances of language in the context of making performance. How do we set someone creatively ‘in motion’ through words? How are words able to get in touch with the body? How are they used to stimulate creative processes? When we say “Could you please pass me the sugar?” in the context of the everyday we expect someone will pick up the sugar and hand it to us. But other translations are possible in art. The question is then: How can we use language in another way? What kind of speech-acts might be useful? How can language as a stimulus, trigger, inducer, instigator (or spell) be used to generate performative acts in dance and theatre? Additionally, what various modes and registers of language might be used for reflecting artistic processes? And would this interact with the use of language as performative generator? What is this relationship and how do artists move between these kinds of language? It is across this landscape of relations that we intend to put forward our main questions: What else can language do, when language is itself taken as a practice? Nikolaus Gansterer, Constanze Schellow, Martin Grödl and Moritz Resl were invited to present and discuss recent research material with Karin Harrasser and Scott deLahunta and the participants at the public colloquium on 30th of August 2016 at 17:30 at Theater der Künste, Blackbox 1, Gessnerallee 9, Zurich, Switzerland. Organized by Julia Wehren and Gunter Lösel, directed by Scott deLahunta and Karin Harrasser.
26 August - 11 September 2016
"MARSEILLE RÉSONANCE 2016"
Opening of the group exhibition "Marseille Résonance" at MuCEM - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) Marseilles, France with performances and installations by Elio Martusciello, Nikolaus Gansterer (in collaboration with Lilia Mestre and Stefan Geissler), Karim Dridi, Younes Baba-Ali (in collaboration with Anna Raimondo), Erdem Helvacioglu. Curated by Samar Khedy.
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.