Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse
As much as will fit in In 2017 the Blickle Raum will set the stage for an examination of how performative research links with dance, architecture and sound. In a series of performances, the space itself will be the subject of exploration as it becomes a stage, a contextual framework, a meeting place, a social playground, a projection area, a space for discussion and a non-place in many ways.
Everyday actions, conditioned behaviour, distinct movements: why do they happen and how are they influenced by the elements of the space around us? The Blickle Raum and its spatial configuration is provided as the core element and left the way it was found: a white box with a series of openings. Hence interventions must be ephemeral and immersive with minimal effect and lasting impact. Everything stays the same – except it’s all different next time around. Carola Dertnig and Claudia Slanar
Sööt/Zeyringer, Never Name the Shelf
In Never Name the Shelf, Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer examine the idea of work that resists the urge to deliver concrete results. The pair diligently set about following steps to build a piece of furniture while shifting the focus from the actual aim of the exercise – the finished object – to the patterns of movement involved in piecing the item together. Each gesture is translated into verbal instructions, turning the proximity between the worker and the work into something palpable. It is a choreographed building process that sees the relationship between production and product through a new lens.
Concept, performance and production: Sööt/Zeyringer
The Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse is located in the centre of Vienna and is provided by the Ursula Blickle Foundation.
Spiegelgasse 2, 5th (top) floor, 1010 Vienna
Current dates and contact:
Claudia Bauer, email@example.com
Blickle Raum Spiegelgasse 2013-2016
Roman Pfeffer and Gabriele Rothemann were each invited to use the space for a period of over a year (2014–2015 for Pfeffer, 2015–2016 for Rothemann) to realise their own individual projects. The two artists organised and designed a series of exhibitions and projects, developing a dialogue with the work of other artists. An open space for discussion and art showcases was thus created. 2017 will see the venue engage with more performative forms of art.