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Slime is a biologically vital substance, triggering different reactions in people: from disgust and unease to curiosity and desire to touch. Slime is neither solid nor liquid, neither internal nor external, and in some cases, both. In Gootopia, slime is both material and performer; it is part of the performance: on, in and between bodies. People and slime touch, interlink, mingle and form alliances while giving rise to new connections; bodily boundaries become fluid. This opens up an ambivalent space between horror and fascination, empathy and disgust, enabling the audience to immerse themselves in the sculptural, scenic and installative quality of material processes.
In cooperation with the MAK – Museum for Applied Arts
studied contemporary dance pedagogy at the Vienna Conservatory, performed for theatercombinat from 2002 until 2009 and has been working on her own projects since 2006. Her performances often address beauty ideals and body norms. Her collaborations mostly include people from different backgrounds and with diverse body shapes. Since more than naked (2013), Doris Uhlich’s work has been marked by an interest in nudity that goes beyond ideology and provocation. With her most recent works, she examined the entanglement of human and machine and the future of the human body in times of its surgical and genetic enhancement. She has received many awards and prizes, such as the 2013 Outstanding Artist Award for Performing Arts from the Office of the Federal Chancellor, the 2017 Nestroy Special Award for Ravemachine, together with Michael Turinsky, and the 2019 Audience Award at the Our Stage Festival Dresden for Every Body Electric. Doris Uhlich tours and teaches internationally. She has been a lecturer at Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna since 2015.
Choreography Doris Uhlich Performance Ann Muller Material research Juliette Collas, Philomena Theuretzbacher Costume Zarah Brandl Technical support Marco Tölzer Production Margot Wehinger International distribution Something Great With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna. Coproduced by Tanzquartier Wien and insert Tanz und Performance GmbH in cooperation with the Museum for Applied Arts / MAK.
Admission with regular MAK ticket: mak.at