If What Could Be Is How Why Not

Andrea Maurer (AT)
Performance
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Andrea
Maurer

lives and works in Vienna. She examines, dissects and twists connections between language, reality and perception in mostly performative and/or installative formats. She realised many projects with the studio 5 collective between 2007 and 2013. Her piece Gesprächsgegenstände (2013) won the Media Art Award of the State of Salzburg.

She was awarded the H13 Performance Prize, sponsored by Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, in 2016 for SELBSTZERLEGUNG. The Austrian daily Der Standard described her as “highly adept in taking language, symbols and meanings apart. The topics addressed by her cleverly take the logic of everyday communication to the point of absurdity”.

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Andrea Maurer (AT)
Fri30.+
Nov
Sat01. 
Dec
19.30 /
TQW Halle G

Limited number of seats

Wheelchair users are requested to register their attendance at least one day prior to the performance via +43-1-581 35 91 or tanzquartier@tqw.at.

The piece revolves around a monologue that is being repeated over and over again. While the monologue is moving around in a circle word by word and sentence by sentence from beginning to end and from end to beginning, the theatre space takes on a life of its own and undergoes constant change. Each word is thrown into a new context every single time and everything that is being said takes on a different meaning in its recurring repetition. The spatial metamorphoses do not stop at the monologue: they underline, overwrite, obscure, interfere with, attack, appropriate and prevent the meaning of sentences. What do we stick to when nothing fits together anymore?

Besides elements of the stage space and sentence constructions, bodies and voices of adults and children also feature in If What Could Be Is How Why Not. In mutual deconstruction work new complicities emerge in which text parts (a, o, fl, cr), scattered in space, transfer the outside inside and vice versa.

Credits

Concept & choreography
Andrea Maurer
Performance
Andrea Gunlaugsdóttir, Krõõt Juurak, Albert Juurak, Laslo Lendais, Ísadóra Magnúsdóttir, Valentina Makazaria, Julius Maurer, Luise Nolz, Frans Poelstra
Dramaturgical advice
Quim Pujol
Object & stage
Lise Lendais, Andrea Maurer
Stage assistance
Santo Krappmann
Costume
Lise Lendais
Text
Krõõt Juurak, Andrea Maurer, Quim Pujol
Sound
Dieter Kovačič/dieb 13, Oliver Stotz
Light design
Bruno Pocheron
A co-production by studio 5 and WUK performing arts.
With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria.
Produced with kind support from nadaLokal.
Andrea
Maurer

lives and works in Vienna. She examines, dissects and twists connections between language, reality and perception in mostly performative and/or installative formats. She realised many projects with the studio 5 collective between 2007 and 2013. Her piece Gesprächsgegenstände (2013) won the Media Art Award of the State of Salzburg.

She was awarded the H13 Performance Prize, sponsored by Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, in 2016 for SELBSTZERLEGUNG. The Austrian daily Der Standard described her as “highly adept in taking language, symbols and meanings apart. The topics addressed by her cleverly take the logic of everyday communication to the point of absurdity”.

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