For this LADA Screens we are showing Hotel Obscura, a documentary about a series of one-to-one performances that took place in a hotel in Vienna, Austria, produced by Die Fabrikanten. Supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum.
About Hotel Obscura
The setting for the event was the Magdas Hotel in Vienna, a hotel run by refugees where guests meet different artists in one-to-one settings. The event asked participants to what extent is someone willing to open themselves up to a stranger and enter into an encounter?
Die Fabrikanten have been working as artists and curators for 27 years and are based in Vienna, Austria.
The artists involved in Hotel Obscura Austria were:
Katharina Wawrik (AT): Fremde/Outland
Club Real (DE): Erica
Alix Denambride (FR) Google Translate
Deborah Hazler (AT): Questions of Trust
Patrik Huber (AT) Condensation
Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy / Triage (AU) Dreamwork
Martha Laschkolnig & Markus Zett (AT) Mr. and Mrs. Meise ”ferry across“
Brian Lobel (GB): You Have to Forgive Me
Veronika Merklein (AT) Strawberry Milk
Mandy Romero aka Roger Hill (GB) Fabrications
Mario Sinnhofer (AT) Untitled
Chris Swoon (AT): 20102020 – Solo With You
Silk Fluegge (AT) I Will Dance You Till The End Of…
Elise Terranova (AU): Last Rites
Time’s Up (AT): Lucid Peninsula
Your Cousin Pia (AT) Shelter
Rea Zekkou (GR) Just Another Brain Drain
Hotel Obscura is part of a wider project that culminated in hotel-based performance projects in four cities: Athens, Melbourne, Tours and Vienna.
Hotel Obscura is an international cooperation project with European and Australian partners. It is currently being developed and produced by Triage, Erin Milne & Arts House (AUS); Die Fabrikanten (AT), Mezzanine Spectacles, GK Theater, La Folie Kilomètre & La Transplanisphère (FR) & Ohi Pezoume (GR) in Europe.
The aim of the project is to develop a rich program of intercultural and artistic exchanges that investigate live art and interdisciplinary performance art and to form and long-term artistic collaborations and networks for all partners and cities involved.
About LADA Screens
LADA Screens is a series of free, online screenings of seminal performance documentation, works to camera, short films/video and archival footage. It is part of Live Online, LADA’s dedicated space where you can watch short videos and films drawn from LADA’s Study Room or generated through our programmes and initiatives.
Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only, and will be launched with a live event at the White Building in Hackney Wick, London. Online art magazine, thisistomorrow will also feature the films on their website for the duration of the screenings.
LADA Screens is curated by the Live Art Development Agency (LADA). LADA is a ‘Centre for Live Art’: a knowledge centre, a production centre for programmes and publications, a research centre setting artists and ideas in motion, and an online centre for digital experimentation, representation and dissemination.
For more information about LADA Screens please contact Alex Eisenberg.