FALSE COLORED EYES
IMPLODING PORTRAITS INEVITABLE
In Liquid Loft’s Imploding Portraits Inevitable series of performances, today’s media-guided self-optimization is confronted with its innermost historical avatar.
The radically private, the making public of which still constituted a subversive act during Warhol’s time, is tediously ubiquitous these days: It has become mainstream, the main flow of images of a society which permanently presents itself online, constantly in a terrific good mood and fundamental exhibited without rules or guidance.
The search for the ideal I within the self-produced moving- or still image, the constant audiovisual sounding of the ego is the final utopia of a society of the amusement-spectacle which has run painfully dry of ideas. In all this one never gets close enough to (one’s own) celebrity: the high-definition, constantly re-sharpened depictions of increasingly deeper penetration of the partial bodies and body parts become a Fantastic voyage – much like a well-known 1966 movie of exploration of bodily worlds of the same title – into the precious microcosms of our superstars: gastroscopy as the most advanced form of pornography.
False Colored Eyes follows this insisting gaze of the Screen-tests and the never blinking eye of Warhol’s camera, which was exclusively aiming at celebrating the comeliness of stretched-out moments of inactivity (on faces, bodies, architecture).
Dance, Choreography: Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Anna Maria Nowak, Arttu Palmio, Karin Pauer
Artistic Direction, Choreography: Chris Haring
Composition, Sound: Andreas Berger
Light Design, Scenography: Thomas Jelinek
Costume: Julia Cepp
Theory, Text: Stefan Grissemann
Video Live on Stage: by the performers
Stage Management: Roman Harrer
Light Design Assistance: Sveta Schwin
Documentation & Photos: Michael Loizenbauer
Distribution: Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC
Production Management: Marlies Pucher
A co-production of Tanzquartier Wien & Liquid Loft
Premier: 29 April 2015, Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna AT
Liquid Loft is supported by: MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (Cultural Department of the City of Vienna) and BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur (Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts & Culture)
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27 August 2016 Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, NL
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30 April 2015 Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna AT
29 April 2015 première / Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna AT