circus re:searched is a cooperation project INITIATED BY The three circus organizations KreativKultur (AT), Berlin Circus Festival (DE) and Cirqu'Aarau (CH).
The project accompanies CHOSEN artists OF THE GERMAN SPEAKING REGION (APPLICATION UPON OPEN CALLS) and enables them to immerse themselves in artistic RESEARCH processes at the interface of circus arts and other art forms (dance, visual arts, digital media, etc.). Further, THe project aims to enhance visibility for contemporary circus in the German speaking area and to strengthen the respective local circus COMMUNITIES.
BETWEEN 2019 and 2020, selected artists GET the OPPORTUNITY to participate in residencies, performance EVENTS, feedback sessions and ‘watch & talk’ formats in all three countries.
We AIM to Expand thE project IN THE FUTURE and are currently looking for financial partners.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE 2019
Two-week residency in cooperation with CircusNext and Performance at Cirqu’7 festival in Aarau (CH): 07.06.2019
KreativKultur residency at Flowmotion Studios and showing at ttp WUK in Vienna (AT): 03.-12.10.2019
KreativKultur residency at Liquid Loft and showing at ttp WUK in Vienna (AT): 03-12.10.2019
KreativKultur feedback workshop with Manolis Tsipos at ttp WUK in Vienna (AT): 10. - 12.10.2019
Open calls for residences in 2020 at KreativKultur, Berlin Circus Festival and Cirqu’Aarau coming up soon
Next open calls to be launched this Fall…
There will be upcoming residencies in Vienna (Spring 2020, women* only), Berlin (Summer 2020) and Zürich (Summer 2020). The open calls will be lauched this Fall. We invite all (circus) artists that are based in Germany, Switzerland or Austria to apply.
PERFORMANCE ARTISTS 2019
HYLDRA COLLECTIVE - NAOMI BRATTHAMMER & EMMA LAULE // "WHEN WE STARTED WANTING"
"When we started wanting" is about the desire to feel connected with all parts of our identity, even thoses parts that don’t conform with social expectations: a yearning for the instinctive, the animalistic, the savage in us.
Naomi studied at Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam (NL) and Emma at the Academy for Circus and Performance Art in Tilburg (NL). They founded Hyldra Collective in 2018 and together are looking for new interpretations of the medium vertical rope.
Performance at WUK in Vienna (AT): 10.-12.01.2019
JULIAN VOGEL // CHINA SERIES #1 + #7
"China Series # 1" works with group dynamics: audience and performers move together in a square marked on the floor with white tape. Ceramic diabolos act as both a link and a delimitation between performer and audience and become the translator of the topics "trust" and "fragility". The performer influences the movements of the participants and in turn is influenced by them. This creates spontaneous situations of mutual manipulation, one controls and is controlled - with the responsibility of all involved.
”China Series #7” is an installation of broken porcelain diabolos, reassembled again with golden glue according to the Japanese tradition Kintsugi. The installation comes with a Catalogue of Objects.
Performance at WUK in Vienna (AT): 10.+11.01.2019
VERENA SCHNEIDER // (T)RÄUME
The piece explores the question of how the performer's relationship to her performative practice (hand balancing, acrobatics, dance) is also reflected in her relationship to herself and others: an attempt to understand. An attempt to overcome fears and to be close to oneself and to life. The piece examines which impulses and emotions can arise in this process.
Verena is a trained hand balancer and dance acrobat who studied at FLIC in Turino (IT) and LE LIDO in Toulouse (FR). In her work she deconstructs handstand and movement technique.
Artist talk at WUK in Vienna (AT): 12.01.2019
Meet the Artists
In the context of the circus focus in Vienna, there was an opportunity for the audience to get to know the artists: Five artists discussed their different artistic approaches with the audience and shed light on transdisciplinary creation methods.
The artist talk was presented by Esther Holland-Merten, artistic director of WUK performing arts.
Photo credits: G.Bitschi/C.Küster, Deutsch, Einar Kling-Odencrants, Josef Stiller, Igor Ripak, Aime Moralles, Circunstruction, Heike Mischewsky, Franzi Kreis, Tilman Pfäfflin, Laura Carrau, Maria Lisa Pichler, Igor Ripak