10 November 2017, 19:00
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).

12 + 14 November 2017

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.

20 October 2017, 22:00


Nikolaus Gansterer (live drawing and live video) and Martin Siewert (live music) will do an audio-visual performance at Admiral Kino, Vienna, Austria in the frame of SalonkonzertAV invited by Gerda Lampalzer / MedienWerkStatt Wien. The live performance will be recorded, mastered and published as limited DVD edition at Position-N.

12 – 29 October 2017
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.

2 – 3 October 2017

‘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


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.


7 September 2017 – 13 January 2018
“ba ≠ b + a: 10 YEARS MUSA”
An extensive exhibition of MUSA – the City of Vienna contemporary art collection at its 10th anniversary curated by Franz Thalmair. Opening on the 7th of September 2017, 19:00. With contributions by a room of one's own, Maria Anwander / Ruben Aubrecht, Anna Artaker, Miriam Bajtala, Blackpages (Christoph Meier / Ute Müller / Nick Oberthaler), Kirsten Borchert, Johanna Braun, Dejan Dukic, Sophie Dvořák, Christian Eisenberger, VALIE EXPORT, Fabian Fink, Peter Fritzenwallner, Nikolaus Gansterer, Elisabeth Grübl, Daniel Hafner, Harpune Verlag, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Kathi Hofer, Bernhard Hosa, Luisa Kasalicky, Birgit Knoechl, Ulrike Königshofer, Sonia Leimer, Lotte Lyon, Joseph Marsteurer, Christoph Meier, Edith Payer, Wendelin Pressl, Arnold Reinthaler, Barbis Ruder, Markus Schinwald, Susanne Schuda, Margret Weber-Unger, Anita Witek. At the finissage on Friday 12th of January 2018 at 18:00 artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer and sound-poet Jörg Piringer will stage the performance "Entwurf einer erweiterten Grammatik des Kontinuums".

7 September – 28 October 2017
On Thursday, 7th of September 2017, at 19:00 the opening of the inaugural exhibition will take place at The Drawing Hub Berlin at its new location at Gerichtshöfe, Gerichtstrasse 12-13, staircase 3/4 top floor in Wedding, 13347 Berlin, Germany. With work by Nikolaus Gansterer, Stella Geppert, Ulrike Mohr in collaboration with dancer Audrey Rose Burden, Morgan O’Hara, Nicole Wendel. Nikolaus Gansterer is showing for the first time in public a small selection of his diagrams and drawings made and published in the context of the interdisciplinary research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations of the Line.

30 August 2017, 18:00 – 21:00
The procedural and the ephemeral are characteristic elements which are both present in dance and in drawing. Primary focus of this performance series – taking place at Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Germany – is the close encounter of choreography and drawing. Compositions become scores of the movement as well as drawings in space. Three view points collaborate with choreographers, dancers and musicians aiming to further the current development in graphics and choreography. Within its investigation each artistic position concentrates on a different aspect, thereby allowing viewers to appreciate the full scope of the three proposed formats, offering an overview of current graphic-performative strategies. These encounters between drawing and choreography are conceived so as to facilitate new interpretations of former assumptions on drawing and the way drawings are commonly read. They wish to pave the way to yet unknown forms of graphic notation as well as to provoke a broadening of each artist’s own repertoire. With performances by Morgan O’Hara; Nikolaus Gansterer; Nicole Wendel with Lea Pischke; Stella Geppert with Jan Burkhardt, Lukas Geschwind, Kathleen Heil, Michelle Lui, Hilla Steinert. Curated by Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge (Drawing Hub Berlin) and Nicole Wendel.
On Saturday, 2nd of September 2017 at 16:00 a talk with theatre scholar Maren Butte, curator and art historian Jan-Philipp Fruehsorge and artist and researcher Nikolaus Gansterer will conclude the first phase of TRAJECTORIES#1. The traces and remains of the performances will stay visible as exhibition till the 2nd of September 2017.

25 August - 4 September 2017
Opening of the group exhibition at Marseille Résonance 2017 at MuCEM - Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) Marseilles, France with performances and installations by Nikolaus Gansterer (in collaboration with Lilia Mestre and Stefan Geissler), Kinda Hassan, Elio Martusciello, Younes Baba-Ali + Anna Raimondo, Erdem Helvacioglu. Curated by Samar Khedy.

11 – 13 August 2017

Concluding the five year EU funded project "Life Long Burning" the symposium “What is at work in our works?” in the framework of ImPulsTanz festival Vienna will challenge together with international theoreticians and artists contemporary practices and conditions of production in a political context. With contributions ao. by Diego Agulló, Dragana Alfirevic, Daniel Aschwanden, Silke Bake, Selma Banich, Claudia Bosse, Anne Breure, Emma Cocker, Igor Dobricic, Samira Elagoz, Katalin Erdödi, Gurur Ertem, Nikolaus Gansterer, Philipp Gehmacher, Mariella Greil, Eisa Jocson, Astrid Kaminski, Isabel Lewis, Vanessa Joan Müller, Ofelia Jarl Ortega, Berno Odo Polzer, Gerald Raunig, Maria F. Scaroni, Angela Schubot, Mårten Spångberg, Biljana Tanurovska-Kjulavkovski, Ivana Vaseva, Rok Vevar, Yosi Wanunu, Simone Willeit, Jasmina Zaloznik.

On Saturday 12th of August 2017, 14:00 the artistic research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line by Nikolaus Gansterer, Emma Cocker and Mariella Greil will contribute to the symposium with a performance lecture and present their recent publication. Venue: Ehemaliges k. und k. Post- und Telegraphenamt, 1070 Vienna, Austria.

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