Artistic Research Intensive
This lab focuses on the collective artistic repetition/actualisation of past performances. We borrow memories not our own to reconstruct a past performance as the same yet different. It searches for the same performance in a different body at a different time. This offers us research material to address how time is stored in a performative work and how we can condense and transform a past time in our bodies. We turn our backs on temporal linearity, draw spiral circles of repetition, and jump through time like Doctor Who. We will venture a first approach to the past performance based on documentary material found in the TQW and oral history interviews conducted in advance.
Open Call: For the lab, we invite three artists to spend three afternoons with us in a collective artistic research process. If interested, please send us before 18 May 2022 a one-page description about your motivation and (at least three) samples of your work (digital image and text materials such as portfolio, links to website, or videos) to email@example.com. For the three afternoons, TQW can offer a fee of 240€.
is a lab for practice-oriented artistic research and a duo of artists and researchers, Olivia Jaques and Marlies Surtmann. Jaques/Surtmann have collaborated for the past ten years. While being part of the artist-curator* collective Friday Exit (2012–2016), they experimented with different exhibition and discourse formats, started a book club, and established Performatorium in 2017. Performatorium’s research focuses on the networking of the local performance scene in Vienna. As an independent feminist* platform for performance, Performatorium used to be a place for collective experimentation and exchange. Currently, Performatorium is a lab for developing artistic-performative research methods, activating and updating past performances.