No matter how eloquent we are, our appearance tells its own story. It awakens a narrative in the other person over which we have no power. The body behaves like a kind of filter through which we perceive the person speaking and acting. The body one has expresses something a priori, even when we do not want it to. From this point of view, the body can be a burden, also a deception. To what extent am I in control of the image I convey to the outside world? Can I influence the attributions to my appearance outside of the usual routines of expectation and observation? Can I even control them without opening my mouth? It's about trying to control, rewrite, overcome, expand, and play with the narratives one associates with the performer's body.
On nine 65-inch UHD screens, one sees video paintings showing parts of the performance Mating Season. They have been removed from the theatrical context, placed in the public space and filmed statically. There is no order, no time limit, no "wrong" look. In the darkness of the exhibition space everyone can look how (long) he or she wants.
Opening: Sat, 11.03., 18:00
Exhibition: Tue-Sat, 14:00-18:00
Finissage: Sat, 01.04., after the performance Mating Season
On 28, 30 and 31 March + 1 April we will also be showing Mating Season - The Performance.
Concept of the video installation and performance: Nadja Brachvogel
Camera: Martin Brachvogel and Natalie Pinter
Consulting: Victoria Fux, Georg Klüver-Pfandtner, Christina Lederhaas
Production Management: Natalie Pinter
Based on the performance Mating Season (co-production steirischer herbst '21)
Space and costume: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Dramaturgy: Victoria Fux
Director: Christina Lederhaas
Produced by Follow the Rabbit Graz
City of Graz, Province of Styria A9, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sports.