This workshop takes place from 12 April to 18 May 2019.
While certain topics I have devoted myself to in recent years will significantly impact on the three-part workshop, urgent issues I am currently exploring will spark off the three workshops. I am interested in getting together several times over an extended period of time to share and work on present-day concerns. Nonetheless, body and dance, space and institution, material and event are the major conceptual pairs I frequently labour on. Dancing always means setting an understanding of the body in motion. The experience and conception of space creates places, which in turn become contexts. The moment of the performance comprises the action that turns all these parameters into a constellation. We will talk a lot at times, at other times a little, sometimes we will read, or look, or do nothing but move. Various texts and images will serve as stimuli, as will issues we will address both physically and in discussions.
is a choreographer, dancer and visual artist, living and working in Vienna. He uses both the body and language as forms of expression, built and institutional space as well as objects and sculptures in his artistic works. Gehmacher presents his works located between black box and white cube at international theatre festivals and in exhibition institutions, among others at Tanzquartier Wien, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, steirischer herbst (Graz), the Biennale of Sydney, Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival (Helsinki), Leopold Museum and mumok (Vienna), Griffith University Art Museum (Brisbane), and Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels).
He also works as a mentor and guest teacher at prestigious training institutions including P.A.R.T.S. and ISAC in Brussels, HZT in Berlin, DOCH in Stockholm, ImPulsTanz in Vienna and the University of Salzburg.