Mating Season plays with familiar and unfamiliar images and the gaze of the audience - at least as long as the performer wants to, entering a field of tension between eroticism, abstraction and entertainment. The staged stripping and donning of garments negotiates and reflects the guidance of the gaze. Eroticism, control, gaze withdrawal - who looks at whom? Who shows himself to whom? What do I want to show? How do I want it to be seen? It's about trying to control, reinterpret, overcome, expand, and play with the narratives that the audience associates with the performer's body.
"There is not one identity, there are much more 'multiple identities', a 'fragmentation of identity' or an 'identity spectrum' [...]. In all these terms it becomes apparent that identity is a hard nut with many kernels. Sexual identity, social identity, personal identity, ethnic identity, for example. [...] Mating Season touches on these spectrums, but penetrates bodily and sexual identity first and foremost, making it clear that it's worth taking a closer look at this multifaceted dimension. This is definitely not a clumsy body show, but a social examination." (Karin Scaria-Braunstein)
From March 11 to April 1, we will also be showing the video installation Mating Season – The Exhibition.
Duration: approx. 60 minutes
Dates: 03/28, 03/30-April 01, 2023, 20:00
Artist Talk on 31.03. with Karin Scaria-Braunstein
18/13 Euro (Colleagues 10 Euro), ("Hunger auf Kunst & Kultur" Kulturpass 0 Euro)
Performance: Nadja Brachvogel, Victoria Fux, Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Concept: Nadja Brachvogel and Christina Lederhaas
Space and costume: Georg Klüver-Pfandtner
Direction: Christina Lederhaas
Dramaturgy: Victoria Fux
Sound engineering: Lisa Raschhofer
A production of Follow the Rabbit, co-production steirischer herbst '21
City of Graz, Province of Styria A9, Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Public Service and Sport.