E N C HA N T É E S
E N C HA N T É E S, a collection of studies (of joy and) of imagination
For several years, dancer and choreographer Alix Eynaudi had been a real insider’s tip. Being a virtuoso and charismatic dancer, she constantly tackled genre conventions with each new work while also enthralling audiences at the same time. Given her broad artistic spectrum and her interdisciplinary interest in research and dance, Eynaudi seems to be the ideal candidate for TQW Explore – an entire week curated by artists, with no limits to what can be or will be, and where audiences can discover the cosmos of an individual artist. Eynaudi has called this cosmos E N C HA N T É E S – a play of words, meaning enchanted or delighted in English, that allows for all sorts of intellectual associations. From Tuesday until Friday, the dancer Eynaudi will come together with four artists/curators (PhD candidates at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) in the space she will have created. They will join her in exploring the spheres of dance and choreography. The event on Saturday in Halle G, however, will be curated by pianist Han-Gyeol Lie. Accompanied by Schubert in G minor, Alex Zehetbauer will then create bespoke cocktails.
Tue, 03 – Fri, 06 Dec, 10.45–12.15 / TQW Studios
E N C HA N T É E S
Contemporary Training (Advanced Level)
Tue, 03 Dec, 18.00 / TQW Studios
Mihret Kebede & Alix Eynaudi
in between words, inside the silence
in between words, inside the silence is an interactive experimental piece to be performed with the audience, allowing the dynamics of the intervention to create its own presence within the space. It is a play between breaths, words and silences that tries to redefine what communication in our every day and knowledge production process constitutes.
Wed, 04 Dec, 18.00 / TQW Studios
Olia Sosnovskaya and Aleksei Borisionok & Alix Eynaudi
Based on the reading of various historical and theoretical material, Aleksei Borisionok reflects the terms event, social choreography and festivity. The focus is on the concept of the “specific-emotional” – a fictional term by the Soviet scientist Anatoliy Mazaev, developed in his 1978 book “Celebration as a Social and Artistic Phenomenon”. Olia Sosnovskaya tests the interweaving of affect, collectivity, score and the political within (post-)socialist imaginations and beyond.
Thu, 05 Dec, 18.00 / TQW Studios
Eliana Otta & Alix Eynaudi
Traced, whispered touch
An invitation to look closely at the physical and invisible threads connecting body parts and people, to read between the lines of our movements and to pay attention to the messages of our stillness. A shared moment where slowness can bring us closer and fastness can help us to avoid overthinking. To play within the intersections of words, extremities and ideas, while creating drawn spells as gifts that transform, merge and dissolve our possible contours.
Fri, 06 Dec, 18.00 / TQW Studios
Virginie Bobin & Alix Eynaudi
With the appearance of krёlex zentr (Maria Vilkovisky, Ruthia Jenrbekova)
A collective experiment in untranslatability – “not that that we cannot translate, but that that we never cease to translate” (Barbara Cassin). And another quote: “Cast as an act of love, and as an act of disruption, translation becomes a means of repositioning the subject in the world and in history; a means of rendering self-knowledge foreign to itself; a way of denaturalizing citizens, taking them out of the comfort zone of national space, daily ritual, and pre-given domestic arrangements.” (Emily Apter) Come unprepared, bring your tongue(s)!
Sat, 07 Dec, 18.00 / TQW Halle G
Deep Hanging Out Day
parallel encounters – session #1 in G major für Alix Eynaudi
A concert by Han-Gyeol Lie & cocktails by Alex Franz Zehetbauer
including contributions by
Miriam Trilety, Tonic Drainage / dossier
Gintaras Didžiapetris, Triple Delight / poem
Elena Narbutaitė, Chestnut in the Night / light
Coda of Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata in G major D 894 with music by Beethoven, Birkin, Cage, Chopin, Haendel, Pesson, Ravel, Schoenberg a. o.
Smoky Carrot Margarita & Calpico Fizz
With .akut – Association for Aesthetics and Applied Cultural Theory, pianist Han-Gyeol Lie curates an evening in G major in Halle G for Alix Eynaudi, opening her Schubertian series about the topic of keys. This project is part of a long-term collaboration with the Wiener Volksliedwerk. What are the coordinates, reference systems and relationships of individual keys to our familiar aesthetic world? Do not the keys reflect us in the spectrum of all their colours? Do we live in thirds or fifths? In a concrete room, with a concrete work and a concrete dedication, this and similar questions should be investigated. Operating in G major, this evening aims at setting a tone of the collective and the artistic community in the room. As a simple, neutral and at the same time utopian key, G major offers a perfect musical carte blanche to expose, revolve and circulate various interventions through space.
lives and works in Vienna. Alix was trained as a ballet dancer in the Opéra of Paris. She worked in various ballet companies before entering PARTS. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company Rosas where she worked for seven years. Since 2005 Alix has been creating her own pieces: Crystalll, in collaboration with Alice Chauchat (2005), Supernaturel (2007), Long Long Short Long Short (2009), in collaboration with Agata Maszkiewicz. In 2011, she lead, together with Kris Verdonck, an artistic research on sleep which turned into EXIT (2011), a solo still in which she puts the audience to sleep. Then comes Monique (2012), a dance duet with Mark Lorimer which finds its inspiration in bondage, in 2015 Edelweiss, a danced rebus that oscillates between abstract and figurative art. Chesterfield was born in 2017: Chesterfield is a dance that tends towards the infinitely soft. She is currently working on the development of Noa & Snow. Noa & Snow is a research project that has been awarded a grant by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
born in Marburg an der Lahn, Germany, is a pianist living in Vienna and Slovenia. Together with Gabriele Geml, she is the founder and CEO of .akut – Association for Aesthetics and Applied Cultural Theory, which, like a craft business, carries out a few events a year at great expense. At the same time, she teaches at the University of Music Graz. Because of her mentor, Paul Badura-Skoda, she moved to Vienna in 2008. Her artistic activities are closely intertwined with scientific and curatorial activities. Currently she is working on a key-based understanding and performance of Schubert’s piano music (Schubert im Spektrum der Tonarten / Parallel Encounters in cooperation with the Wiener Volksliedwerk).
is an artist, researcher and writer. She engages in text, performative and visual practices, intertwining the notions of festivity, affect, score and the political within the post-socialist contexts and beyond.
is an artist and poet. She studied painting at the School of Fine Arts and Design at Addis Ababa university and graduated in 2007. In 2016 she earned her M.A. from the same school. In 2013 she received a certificate award of recognition as the best practicing artist from the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Mihret Kebede was involved in several collaborative poetry and jazz projects and performances with Studio Olafur Eliasson following her show at the studio in 2012. She is a PhD in practice programme candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, her working title is “Conversing with Silence”.
worked between 2009 and 2018 as a curator / coordinator / producer / publisher / manager / teacher / mediator / janitor / translator / cook / part time gardener etc. for art institutions and residency programmes interested in experimental, transdisciplinary forms of artistic research in socio-political contexts and supporting feminist and decolonial work in France, the Netherlands and the US. Having experienced the limitations of institutional work, she has been searching for alternatives in order to find slower ways of working that promote caring, mutual appreciation, and reciprocity.
(1981, Lima) is an artist with a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies, focussing on precarious work and nature in neoliberal, exploitative economies and on gender inequality, intersectional feminism, poetry and politics. She creates places for conversation and experimentation through shared intimacy and collective projects that include curating and publishing.
is a curator and writer who lives and works in Minsk and Vienna. As part of numerous art and research groups (WHPW, Problem Collective), his recent works have been focusing on the performative formats of reading, the activation of historical documents and the production of knowledge in various contexts from Belarussian historical socialism to contemporary landscapes of work and leisure in Eastern Europe and internationally.
Tue–Fri € 5 / Sat € 10
7-day pass € 20
Child care (for children from 5 years) by and with Melika Ramic;
Registration required: email@example.com (please indicate age);
free of charge with a ticket for Deep Hanging Out Day
Alix Eynaudi on E N C HA N T É E S