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Spooky Butt 1: Bio-organic / Somatic digestion

The first exhibition of the Spooky Butt series curated by Šimon Kadlčák and Daniel Hüttler with the title Bio-Organic / Somatic Digestion is inspired by the organic processes that go on inside our bodies – sometimes without us noticing. Inside of us, a somatic digestive system is at work. It can send signals to our subconscious and thereby steer our perception, our feelings and emotions. So our being always entails parts that we cannot consciously access. The exhibition tries to touch upon these dark processes of our inner middle.


katakomby Centra experimentálního divadla

In the catacombs beneath the Centre for Experimental Theatre, complete bodies will go through a staged digestive organ and encounter artworks as well as performances that depict the somatic digestion mentioned above so as to confront unfamiliar feelings of embodiment and react to horrific notions of physical shapes. In this internal path, the visitor shall undergo a self-examination of their organic components that are hidden from plain sight.

How can we visualise the organic, the somatic and the digestive?
Or do we have to accept that a part of us remains in the dark?

In her paintings, Kinke Kooi creates diagrams of these processes that immerse the viewers in an imaginative space of transpersonal levelling – a space that is confronted by the gorish explicitness of Csaba Kis-Róka. These two-dimensional works break on the concave rooms and carve out a tunnel where the sculptural invocations of Chin Tsao dialogue with the mystic characters of Marek Delong and Anna Slama. In between, you will find Kea Bolenz´s fine-line works that encapsulate entities in the act of transgressing these dimensions.

In her spoken word performance, Markéta Wagnerová explores the outcomes of somatic repetition. Daphna Horenczyk will fill the nooks and crannies the hollow organ has to offer with her and Jolyane Langlois’ translation of internal processes into body movements while Denise Palmieri will unfold the sensitive surfaces of the underground path to digest not matter, but the geological and architectural history of the site itself.

*The exhibition also includes an accompanying programme:
2/7/2021 7.30pm Coyolxauhqui Manifested performance by artist Denise Palmieri**
"There is no need to invent something new, just engage all the senses, expand the field of sight and hearing and be disobedient, as feminism itself teaches us." Yuderkys Espinosa Miñoso

Denise Palmieri – a performance artist originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She has been living and working in Vienna since 2012. In her work, the development of the body, the voice and their ritual aspects emerge as a strong theme. She uses her work as a communication tool through which she seeks and creates new languages. She focuses mainly on performance, but also works with installation, photography, video and mixed media. He sees non-normative art as an important message. Through performance, she explores the tools of creative processes together with Latin American activism. In this way, he forms a network with artists from all over the world and, together with them, explores the role of the artist in today's society. Since mid-2020 she has been a leading member of VBKÖ, the Austrian Association of Women Artists, the oldest organization for women artists in Austria.

3/7/2021 20:30 Daphna Horenczyk & Jolyane Langlois
The digestive tract is a complex, multi-organ system that involves different types of movements in a clearly defined order. It is a series of hollow organs that form one long, twisting tube from the mouth to the anus. In this performance we will present a dance inspired by the activity of the digestive system. We will not only dance according to the functions we know from anatomy textbooks, but we will also be influenced by the feelings and emotions that different types of food evoke in our bodies. Our own bioorganism will become the conductor of the dance and the most important impulse of our performance. Concept by Daphna Horenczyk. Choreography and performance by Daphna Horenczyk & Jolyane Langlois.

Daphna Horenczyk – artist and dancer, based in Vienna, has been working as an independent artist in the field of theatre and film since 2012. The language of her choreographies is largely based on contemporary popular culture. Her work uses irony and self-irony through which she comments on the behaviour of society.

Jolyane Langlois is a dancer based in Vienna. Through movement she attempts to expand beyond the limits of what she considers possible, seeking ways of transcendence of the senses and exploring new paradigms of unity and sensitivity. She uses her dance practice as a trigger for a process of transformation.

Guided tour will take place 11/7 at 2pm.

2–11/7 Spooky Butt 1: 𝘽𝙞𝙤-𝙊𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘 / 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝘿𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣
4–15/8 Spooky Butt 2: 𝘽𝙞𝙤-𝙀𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙩 / 𝙍𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙘𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣
4–12/9 Spooky Butt 3: 𝘾𝙤-𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘 / 𝙈𝙞𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙚𝙜𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣

Curators: Šimon Kadlčák & Daniel Hüttler

COVID preventive measures: To enter the exhibition you have to meet one of the three requirements: 1) having the first vaccine dose administered at least 22 days prior to the event 2) having undergone COVID-19 (immunity lasts for 180 days) 3) having a negative POC antigen test no older than 72 hours or a negative PCR test no older than 7 days. The capacity of the venue is regulated and the visitors are required to wear a respirator.

𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙫𝙞́𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙞́ 𝙙𝙤𝙗𝙖/ 𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙨:
po–pá/Mo–Fr 14–20:00
so–ne/Sat–Sun 12–18:00

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