The mirror has always been seen as a medium of both truthfulness and deceit. Moreover, if held up to someone, it is supposed to lead to self-awareness. Today a few clicks on the smartphone reflect, transform, distribute, send and share our outwards appearance and inner feelings of self-worth. Shiny, shiny… is the first part in a series of performances by Liquid Loft which confronts the current pressure towards media-guided self- optimization with its own history’s avatar.

Celebrities, drag queens, models, critics, curators, art-
collectors, or poets: they all laid their very selves bare in 3
minute close- ups. Behind the camera back then was 
Andy Warhol, shooting portraits of their most intimate
moments. In the series “Imploding Portraits Inevitable” post-processed wraiths from the Factory produce their own screen tests in a game of deceptions, a puzzle of glaring full-totals and extreme close-ups.

Light and shadow appear to defend their bullheaded independence to the sound of a Velvet Underground feedback that’s coupled to the now, while far at back you can hear faint voices from Chelsea Girls. Warhol’s “Exploding Plastic Inevitable” has turned into an imploding anti-spectacle.


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
Duration: 65min.
Première: 22 January 2015, Tanzquartier 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)
Photo by: Loizenbauer

For more informations, press map, riders and financial conditions, please contact Line Rousseau or Marion Gauvent

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