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Glaubst du Rania Mleihi Luftsteuer – OPENING Samstag, 13.4. Performance at 18:00

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In einer interaktiven Schaufenster Show reflektiert Rania Mleihi ihre private Situation in Bezug auf den derzeitigen Krieg in Syrien. Ausgehend von ihrer persönlichen Erfahrung beschreibt sie einen sehr spezifischen mentalen Zustand. Sie fragt, wie stark die Intensität des Erlebens und die persönliche Involviertheit vom INNEN oder AUSSEN abhängt. Wie funktioniert der menschliche Geist in Phasen der Isolation und im Ausnahmezustand? Wenn wir nur noch Eindrücke und Bilder aus der Vergangenheit zur Verfügung haben?

Die Schnittstelle zwischen ZuschauerIn und Performerin wird durch Rania Mleihis partizipative Taktik zur eigentlichen Plattform des gemeinsamen Erlebens.

Sie spielt bewusst mit der Reduktion der Mittel bei gleichzeitig starkem Fokus auf minimalste Handlungen, um eine intensive kollaborative Performance zu generieren.

 

Die Künstlerin hat das Projekt speziell für diesen Raum entwickelt. Die reaktive Installation thematisiert Angst und Otherness, um mit den anwesenden ZuschauerInnen eine Geschichte zu erzählen, die sich aus den Erlebnissen aller zusammensetzt.

“Glaubst du” handelt von uns allen an unterschiedlichen Standpunkten

 

Über die Künstlerin

Rania Mleihi wurde 1983 in Damaskus (Syrien) geboren, wo sie Theaterwissenschaft studierte. Ab 2003 war sie als Dramaturgin, Regiesseurin und Produzentin am syrischen National Theater tätig. 2008 gründete sie ihre Performing Arts Company, mit der sie an zahlreichen Festivals teilnahm, nicht nur im Nahen Osten, sondern weltweit, unter anderem dem OutGame Festival in Dänemark, dem Edinburgh Festival in Schottland und dem Luminato Festival in Canada.

 

In ihrem jüngsten Projekt InSight Syria, in dem Rania Mleihi selbst als Schauspielerin auftritt, thematisiert sie die syrische Revolution. 2012 wurde dieses dokumentarisches Theaterstück in München (Deutschland) uraufgeführt.

Ihrer Überzeugung nach birgt der menschlichen Körper und dessen Bewegung die Möglichkeit, Themen zu behandeln, denen Worte nicht gerecht werden können. Daher spielen verborgene menschliche Gefühle eine wichtige Rolle in ihren Arbeiten. Dabei vermeidet sie jedoch verallgemeinbare Aussagen. Indem sie dem Publikum ein Puzzle von Bildern anbietet, kann der/die ZuseherIn diese individuell in unterschiedlichen Formen  zusammenfügen.

The Syrian artist Rania Mleihi will be opening her first solo exhibition on the 13th April in Vienna at the new Viennese exhibition hall, Luftsteuer – showwindow project at Sechshauserstraße, 28 . 1150 Wien.

First show in Vienna by Syrian artist Rania Mleihi in  “Luftsteuer . show window project by Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory, titled “Glaubst du?”

 

Rania Mleihi proposes an interactive performance in the window shop room reflecting a very personal situation focusing on a specific emotional state.

Based on her personal experience of the ongoing conflict in Syria, she is asking the question of how much being “IN or OUT” affects the quality of personal involvement.

How does the mind function when we feel isolated and disabled? When all we have got are impressions and images from the past?

Through its participatory approach the show turns into a shared experience between performer and audience.

By reducing the amount of materials and prolonging her actions, Rania Mleihi consciously makes use of restricted resources to create an intense collaborative performance.

The artist`s piece is a site-specific and reactive installation dealing with issues of anxiety and otherness. Together with the audience she will create a story that touches upon everyone’s experiences.

“Glaubst du”.. is about all of us in different layers.

 

About the artist:

Rania Mleihi was born in Damascus, 1983.

She studied theater studies in Damascus/ Syria. She started presenting her work with the National Theater in Syria since 2003. She worked as a dramaturge/ director/ and as a producer.

In 2008 she established her performing arts company in Damascus and she performed and took a part in different festivals in the Middle East and worldwide such as OutGame festival in Denmark, Edinburgh festival in Scotland and Luminato festival in Canada.

Her latest project was “InSight Syria” a documentary theater play about the Syrian revolution which was performed in Munich/Germany 2012 where she participated as an actress.

She believes that body and motion express what words can’t tell. In her works she focuses on the inner feelings of the human being. She creates her work in the form of a puzzle giving the audience images to put together the way they want, avoiding pre-made conclusions.

About Windowshop project & Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory

The mission of the Luftsteuer Exhibition Project (2013) is to encourage and support solo exhibition projects by artists who call themselves women or trans. The exhibition program is a Mz. Baltazar’s Laboratory project, currently based in a ground-floor atelier at Sechshauserstraße 28, in 15th district, Vienna. Mz. Baltazar’s Laboratory is non-profit organization that playfully demystifies technology by opening up a world where learning new technological tools is fearless, interesting and clear for creative women of all ages. Mz. Baltazar’s participants and organizers come from different backgrounds and mindsets to exchange equipment, knowledge, build circuits, play with DIY electronics and interactive art. We encourage each other to learn new tools and collaborate in theory and art groups, workshops and meetings, therefore creating a tech women community.

 

Notes for editors:

Exhibition dates 23th March – 7th April

Exhibition (inside) space, open during the exhibition and other days by appointment to mbl-orga@lists.metalab.at.

High resolution images and logos are available on request.

 

Contact detail/ enquires:

Lale Rodgarkia Dara, Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory. Tel: 06505425253 Email: lale@speis.net

Web: www.mzbaltazarslaboratory.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Baltazar's Lab workshops in Christiania – Copenhagen April 2013 – only women and trans

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In a three-day workshop we will hack hardware, make noise and produce stencils with open-source software. We will ask a lot of “dumb” questions and also develop technology together to accomplish an artistic project. No expert is required for participants. We want to share our knowledge and equipment and use the opensource tools of technology to express ouservelves in a new way. Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory offers to women and trans the opportunity to acquire skills in electronics and programing to realize interactive projects. The workshops will be held on Fridays at 15h in Maelkeboetten/ Christiania.

Please sign in or ask questions in on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/536755569708933/

Price per workshop: material costs

Artists & Workshops

Maria Hera “Ma soer cent têtes” Stencil workshop

12.04.2013 at 15h

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Ma soeur cent têtes is a gender-feminist street-art project. Maria Hera collected biographies of women who did interesting things in the past/future, made stencils out of their portraits and sprayed it in public space. Every stencil is basically provided with a bar- or QR-code witch leads to the wiki- or website of the shown woman.

The workshop is structured in the following way: depending to possibilities a viewing of the stencils on location or online is intended. Hereby the intention and concept are presented. In the second part the participants can learn the technic, according to individual interests, by creating self-chosen females or by cutting all ready existing stencils and spray them. The workshop empowers the participants to realize individual ideas or participate as a multiplicator in the process of publishing the women heroes.

Patrícia J. Reis – Electronics & Arduino Introduction Workshop

19.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop aims to introduce the basics of electronics, focusing on what is essential for exploiting the open source Arduino platform and therefore to build things using different kinds of in and out-puts. We propose a relaxed approach and we aim to provide a pleasant environment for exploring, playing with the tools and above all having fun!

Christine Schörkhuber – The beauty of distorsion visual generation without laptop

26.04.2013 at 15h

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This workshop provides features to create visuals without the use of a laptop. In a playful way the powerful technical “magic box” is demystified and hacked.

Electric disturbance signals generated by Audio Signals are used to create abstract video landscapes. To open up cables and learn how to modify the signals is a first insight into the operating mode of signal transmission and basic electronics.

“Beauty of distorsion” is a glitch art project on the intersection of Video Art, Sound Art and Literature.

 

With thanks to our Founding Partners: Statens Kunstrad Danish Arts Council & Osterreichische Botschaft in Copenhagen who have made this workshop series possible.

 

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WORKSHOP 28.3.2012 : : 19h

MISS BALTAZAR’S LABORATORY PROUDLY PRESENTS:

PARTIZIPATIVE KUNSTPRAXEN

mit Künstlerin Romana Hagyo

WHEN: 28.März 2012. 19h

WHERE: Miss Baltazar Büro, Electric Avenue 2.Stock (Eingang bei Eikon – Blumenstrauß)

WHO: Romana Hagyo (http://www.hagyo.at/standard/)


Im Workshop wird Romana Hagyo eingangs Beispiele für partizipative Kunstprojekte (sowohl eigene Projekte als auch Projekte anderer Künster_innen) vorstellen, um diese gemeinsam mit den Teilnehmer_innen anhand Suzanna Milevskas Text “Partizipatorische Kunst” (In: Springerin 2/2006) zu diskutieren. Im zweiten Teil werden Konzepte oder Erfahrungen der Teilnehmer_innen besprochen und bearbeitet.

http://www.springerin.at/dyn/heft_text.php?textid=1761&lang=de


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