“Your gaze on me, I stare at you, not what you are, but what you will become.” — Rosi Braidotti, Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming
How do hormones shape the internal and external sense of power, and one’s own becoming? G.E.L. is an embodied research on a molecular and transpersonal level that culminates in a dance performance. Claudia Lomoschitz, Lau Lukkarila and Gleb Amankulov investigate social aspects of endometrial flows, microbiological bodies, and how these transcend linearities and binaries. A performance that touches on risk-taking in relation to hormonal alterations and biotechnologies. What does it mean to conduct one’s own hormonal score: sharing the rush of adrenaline, generating oxytocin, following melatonin cycles, resisting cortisol changes, adapting to serotonin enhancers, spreading relaxin, applying testogel and exploring the effects of taking the pill? Personal interactions with hormone cycles, corporeal frequencies, attraction, tenderness, perversion, care, power and aggression will be acknowledged and discussed. Pouring oneself onto the other’s perception, the performers will test sticky emotions, gestures, postures, thoughts and movements. This research combines the different backgrounds and disciplines of the three performers, such as football, ballroom dance, fine arts, pedagogy, sculpture, care work, theatre, social work, contemporary dance and photography.
is a Belarus-born fine artist and performer based in Vienna who works with installations and the physicality of sculpture. He completed his degree at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in Minsk and is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He was a professional football player as well as a ballroom dancer, with both practices still being inscribed in his performing body. His works have been show at various art spaces like Jpeg Vienna, Zentrale Berlin, Periscope Salzburg, Galerie 19/20 Vienna, Vesnyanka Park Minsk and Autumn Salon Minsk, PARALLEL VIENNA and Kunstraum Super.
works as visual artist and choreographer on installative performance settings. She completed her MA in Performance Studies in Hamburg and went on to study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. Her piece Induced Lactation (Kampnagel 2017) revolved around nurturing structures and objectophilia in relation to knowledge production. In 2019, she showed Volcano Compendium at Kunstraum Niederösterreich, which focused on utopian corporeality, reproduction and artificial uteri, and her performance Soft Skills (brut 2020) explored borders of intimacy and political radicalism.
are a choreographer who have been living and working in Vienna since 2016. In conceptual and thematic terms, the themes of power and desire, negotiated from a queer perspective, recur throughout Lukkarila’s work. The solo debut Trouble premiered at TQW’s Rakete Festival in 2019. In addition to collaborating as a performer*with Veza Fernández, Michael Turinsky, Marta Navaridas and Keith Hennessy & Peaches, Lukkarila released two EPs under the pseudonym LAUX. In 2020, they presented the solo performance NYXXX at imagetanz (brut Wien at Ankersaal).
Duration: 30 minutes
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