MITTEN

Over the course of the festival, hundreds of artists from all over the world visit the city, presenting their work and experiencing the responses of the Viennese public. How can these intense yet fleeting encounters be deepened, and the inspiration drawn from these exchanges be translated into specific and shared activities? Well, one answer is MITTEN. In lab sessions revolving around a variety of themes, local participants and international artists get to share time and space, experience and knowledge. Whatever these new ties and collectives come up with on territory unknown must not necessarily obey the conventions of product economics. On Whit Monday, after three days of collaboration, the entire process will be opened up to the outside. Not in order to showcase (half-)finished results, but to experience the act of thinking, feeling and working together – open to all of Vienna.

Date June 3 to 6
Locations
brut nordwest, Austrian Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music (ÖMSUBM)

Anna Rispoli
Back to Back Theatre
Black Cracker
Bouchra Ouizguen
Buhle Ngaba
Dalia Ahmed und Tonica Hunter
Matija Ferlin
El Conde de Torrefiel
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Anna Rispoli
Common Wallet

Artist and activist Anna Rispoli introduces the Common Wallet project and opens it up for discussion: it consists of an initiative by ten or so Brussels-based people who, since January 2018, have been living off a common bank account. Personal and social relationships with money will be explored in-depth as part of the Lab as well as the pleasures and dilemmas of money as a common good.


Back to Back Theatre
Un-masterclass

The inclusive theatre company Back to Back Theatre is embarking on a daring collective experiment: what does making theatre in a democratic way right from the outset actually mean? It’s a three-day process that revolves essentially around three main questions: Who’s taking part? Who’s listening? And who’s contributing what?

This lab is already fully booked!


Black Cracker
Standing One's Ground. Becoming an Orchestra

New York musician, poet, rapper and producer Black Cracker is inviting Lab participants to become part of an orchestra using iPhones, AbletonLive and MadMapper. A body of music that mashes opera and contemporary pop together, questions Eurocentric perspectives and celebrates inclusion and collectivity as the foundations of its processes.

Unfortunately this lab has to be canceled.


Bouchra Ouizguen
On and with Éléphant

Moroccan choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen aims to dance without dance, transposing the process into communal and convivial contexts. Cooking together and singing, being driven by sounds and nature – everything is in motion as it becomes creative material for Bouchra and her Lab participants.


Buhle Ngaba
#AdaptOrFly

The young South African author and actor Buhle Ngaba playfully conveys methods of self-discovery through storytelling, with the aim of letting your voice be heard and telling your own story – and becoming unafraid to act and take action.


Dalia Ahmed und Tonica Hunter
Welcher Pfad führt zur Geschichte. ÖMSUBM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

At the Austrian Museum for Black Entertainment and Black Music, music journalist Dalia Ahmed and curator and DJ Tonica Hunter are organising the first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for the biographies of Black entertainers in Austria. Amending the online encyclopaedia: for greater visibility and to delete racism.


Matija Ferlin
The disturbing dancing code. Manual for unlearning

Together with trained dancers, Croatian choreographer and dancer Matija Ferlin embarks on a search for the fundamental structures and differences of movement and dance, with the aim of unlearning the codes and vocabulary of dance acquired over many years and, in the process, discovering new forms of physicality.


El Conde de Torrefiel
Cosmic Movements

The sinking of the Titanic vs the latest iPhone model: The Spanish theatre collective El Conde de Torrefiel and the Lab participants will develop a script of exaggerated and crazy crowd situations, inspired by fateful moments charged with pop culture, from our past and from our present. A script to be tried out and rehearsed for the first time and in front of a full audience at a public performance on Monday afternoon (June 6).

MITTEN am Tag

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El Conde de Torrefiel
MIRAR

The end of the world is drawing ever nearer, at least the world as we know it. The great human community is calling for a clean break and a new beginning. Day after day, academia and the sciences, the mainstream media, esoteric voices and the prophecies of past civilisations evoke details, stories, images, theories and statistics that colour the reality of our everyday lives with the eventuality of an unknown and unexpected new historical cycle. Entering the future as an object of desire and a spectacle that no one dares to miss.

Save the date – Taking part is what counts!

Date 6 June, 5 pm
Location brut nordwest

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