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! On the 2.8. 2016 the team will premiere the durational performance "Choreo-graphic Figures: Body Diagrams" from 16:00-22:00 at AILab, Vienna, Austria.
June - July 2016
“LE GESTE MINEUR - THE MINOR GESTURE – 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 amongst others by Erin Manning, Gorod Ustinov, Selma and Sofiane Ouissi, Blanca Callen, Patricia Esquivias. Curated by Catherine de Zegher. More details soon.
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.
5 January 2016,
Artist talk and lecture performance by Nikolaus Gansterer at Villa Arson, Nice, in France for the researchers of École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts organized by Katrin Stroebl. In the last years Nikolaus Gansterer developed a series of performances called Translectures – an inter-subjective form of notation and a new vocabulary between the lines of drawing, choreography and performance. Within this performance lecture format Gansterer is interested how a thought could be extended along the categories of time, space and movement. At Villa Arson Nikolaus Gansterer presents recent projects as examples of a rigorous development of a specific language for the materialisation of thought processes and a playful way of dealing with the complex levels of speculative knowledge. For Gansterer Translectures are an open performative model where live inscription is fusing live-drawing, staging the unfolding of his on-going research through presentation rather than representation.
31 December 2015
"NEW ARTICLE: ON AN/NOTATIONS"
‘Notion of Notation > < Notation of Notion’, an article/artists’ pages produced as a collaboration between Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil has been accepted for inclusion in a forthcoming issue of Performance Research, Vol. 20, Issue 6, ‘On An/Notations’, eds. Scott deLahunta, Kim Vincs and Sarah Whatley. Publication date: 31 December 2015. About the issue: ‘On An/notations’ considers the potential of the surface of the page, alongside other surfaces, including the screen, as sites for engaging with and thinking through performance ideas and processes. An annotation at its simplest level is adding information to information using some kind of mark-up language or tools. This issue will seek to engage projects using a wide range of approaches alongside critical reflection to draw out and make explicit research and insights from within the entanglement of sensing, feeling and thinking that is the body-based practitioner's research field.
The brand new Gagarin artist magazine is out now. The issue is entirely dedicated to the publication of especially written and unpublished texts by Christina Iglesias, Shreyas Karle, Peter Buggenhout, Nikolaus Gansterer, Diego Tonus, Olafur Eliasson, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Ben Kinmont. Invited and curated by Wilfried Huet.