The project was inspired by a two-month stay in Japan, one of the largest exporters of toys worldwide and an epitome of the global influence of toys and game narratives. Characters based on Japanese comics, films and animations like Godzilla, Hello Kitty, Super Mario and Pokémon have shaped the imagination of people all over the world, created trends in design and pop culture and overcame the divides between Japan and the West. Following the dramaturgy of personal experiences, Futterknecht examines various forms of representation in her performance lecture and sheds light on the social and political aspects of playing games and the ways this is marketed.
moves in an interdisciplinary artistic space between video, performance, and installation. Her practice explores performance in the time-based visual and performing arts and its relationship to text and narrative. Part of this examination is the study of media-related translation processes and taking a critical look at the types of media used in the respective artistic context: translating the performance into video. Video as exhibition. Installation as performance.
born in Colombia, is a composer and author. His main formal interest is finding connections between music and other art forms. He studied composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University in Linz and music pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he is currently completing his Master’s degree in Transmedia Performance. Latorre is presently part of the EU opera project Musicville. In addition, he is writing his first chamber opera Zwischen Leben und Wüste.
Concept, realisation Fanni Futterknecht Performance Fanni Futterknecht, Camilo Latorre Musical composition, live music Camilo Latorre Artistic collaboration Liling Lu (research Japan), Nora Jacobs (realisation) Scenography Barbara Eder with the support of Helena Brosch-Fohraheim (textile objects), Esmé Chan (kraken costume), Isabell Lohmann (cube elements) Design cubes KENH Architekten Video editing Simon Goritschnig, Fanni Futterknecht Light Leo Kuraite With visual and acoustic contributions by Amarantha Kolar (voice), Sofubi Makers Lullaby and ISEKAIDO, Robot Makers Masiro Project – Co-produced by Verein Luster and Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, the Federal Province of Lower Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry for the Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sports, and the Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo. Thanks to Rabbya Naseer, Aparna Kolar, Viola Stifter, Michikazu Matsune, Anna Mendelssohn and Bettina Kogler.