UPCOMING

CONTINGENT AGENCIES: CROSS-DISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

19. September 2022 – 25. September 2022
Zentrum Focus Forschung Vienna

Contingent Agencies is an artistic research project conceived as an inquiry into atmospheres — the subtle, dynamic, complex, and enveloping presences that emerge in given situations for those who inhabit them. More particularly, this project investigates the specific ways in which the agencies of single components of a situation (from light to animals, artifacts to sounds, matter to vegetation, traffic to color …) condition the emergence of these all-over and senseful presences.

In this concluding symposium, a cross-disciplinary group of researchers will address this complex subject matter as well as the specific research methodology developed in this project, based on practices of notation and reflection in diverse media. Participant researchers will be Karen Barad, Arno Boehler, Emma Cocker, Gerhard Dirmoser, Mika Elo, Tim Ingold, Sabina Holzer, Paula Kramer, Lambros Malafouris, Erin Manning, Dieter Mersch, Hans Jörg Rheinberger, and Andreas Spiegl, together with the principal investigators Nikolaus Gansterer and Alex Arteaga and the head of the Zentrum Fokus Forschung Alexander Damianisch.

Further information and a detailed program can be found on the project’s website: www.contingentagencies.net This website presents numerous notations and reflections of atmospheric agencies, including detailed information about the processes of their realization as well as the conceptual framework of the whole project. A comprehensive publication is planned for release in 2023.

Admission free and live streaming via youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/user/DieAngewandteWien

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Liquid Journey (2): Practice and reflection of the artistic research  FLUVIAL
– on bodies, water and urban landscapes

3rd & 4th on October, 13:00 – 17:00
Volkskunde Museum Vienna, Laudongasse 15 – 19, 1080 Wien.
FREE ENTRANCE
More information soon


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BODYWORK ONGOING

SIB® – systemic and integrational bodywork | individual sessions
SIB – (systemische und integrative Bewegungslehre®) a body and perception training, which combines knowledge and practice from Feldenkrais‘ functional integration with solution-oriented and systemic-therapeutic methods.

Contact me any time for questions & individual treatments: cattravels@silverserver.at


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Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® (founded by Sadie Nardini) is a mindful and invigorating yoga with special approaches to the breath and the asanas in order to stimulate or core strength meridian to enhance our well being, imune sytem, self care and much more. In this yoga we combine our breath especially effectively with the flow of movement. The focus is on the deep muscles of the pelvic floor, psoas and lower back. I prepare different focuses depending on the occaisions.
(Teaching@Im_flieger, Tanzquartier Wien, sead – Salzburg Experimantal Academy of Dance, a.o.)

 

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Liquid Journeys (1) @ Volkskundemuseum Wien
Sabina Holzer & Guests

Opening, practice and reflection of artistic research FLUVIAL – on bodies, water and urban landscapes.
The geological subsoil of Vienna consists of rocks that date back to a time when Vienna was still sea, until the sea turned into a lake, which then dried up and was finally covered by the sediments of the Danube and Wienerwald streams.
Acts of imagination are connected with memories. Many rivers were straightened in Vienna to make room for houses and habitable areas. Occasionally, these streams resurface. Some say water has a memory and remembers where it once was and tries to return there. Let’s come together and remember who we were and want to be, what paths we will take, where hidden shores might be. … READ MORE: https://www.volkskundemuseum.at/liquid_journeys_1_2022-08-06
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REASONABLE MESSAGES FROM UNREASONABLE DANCES

Workshop Artist Research / Improvisation / Theory @ ImPulsTanz
Sabina Holzer & Kilian Jörg
18.–22.7. // 14:45–17:15
Place: Arsenal C, (Close to Hauptbahnhof, Line 18 -> Schlachthausg.; Bus 13A.)

Further info: here

Yes! — there are vast territories with which one can only get in touch with as moving i.e. dancing bodies. Everything seems different there: pasts connect with futures; the self and the collective intermingles, strange creatures – plants, animals, anorganic particles, microbes, and humans – create assemblages we somehow feel entitled to call “ours”. How can we share these experiences? What kind of messages can we bring from these exquisite, mysterious places? What kind of reasonings linger within this troubled mattering of the vivid chaosmos? How can we render them less mysterious and more … reasonable – even much more reasonable than occidental’s old reasoning!

Reason – a big word for occidental philosophy – doesn’t come up often in the field of dance practices. And why should it? Most of the history of philosophy is concerned with repressing the body and its corporeal relating to matters. A reasonable thought has – for the longest time – been regarded as one that abstracts the most radical from bodily matters to attain outer-worldly clarity. However, in times of ecological catastrophe we feel that these abstractions bring more harm than good. We need to find ways of relating and reasoning that stay in with the manifold troubles of this planet.
While connecting with our speaking, dreaming, thinking, desiring and inventive bodies, we charter traces of wishes and wisdom about ourselves and the world we live in. Relating to this nonverbal writing in space and time, we invite some philosophies and fictions to bridge science / theory / fiction and experiences. While exploring the spaces around the words and ways to listen to this polyphony between all sorts of bodies, we are mesmerised. How to approach the intelligence of the body without subordinating the body to that big word of Reason? How to follow and set free the manifold reasonings of bodies? A whole different ecology of attention awaits us here and wants to share its potentials.

 

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ImPulsTanz – Public Moves
Care & Dare – Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga® is a bit like rock’n‘roll. With every breath we take, we nourish the golden sun in our stomach and connect with the joy in and around our body. We expand our movement possibilities, are mindful of small vibrations and strengthen our centre with the pelvic floor. It is not the final form that is most important, but the way to get there and how.
Please bring your own mat for this workshop!
Dates: 23. and 25. 07.  17:00 – 18:15
Maria-von-Zeitoun, Koptische Kirche
Quadenstraße 4, 1220 Wien (with the Schnellbahn 30min)
!Participation free of charge!

 

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In light of recent events, Tanzquartier Vienna invites refugees to participate in the programme of Body and Performance Practices for free. It is a great initiative!

The practice is free for all refugees & displaced people! 

connect & care

Evening Practice / Open Level
Sensitive Core Strength Yinyasa Yoga

7th – 28th of June, every Tuesday from 17:30 – 18:30.

This is an invitation into a mindful space as a blend of movement and care. I will facilitate movements and postures to stabilize, ground and nourish peaceful resilience. We will invest in regenerating practices to ease mental & emotional stress in the interplay of Yoga positions and their modifications. Often, but not always the flow of the sequence is slowed down to unfold curiosity for the here&now. We practice calm sensibility towards the movements of the breath and awareness towards oneself in order to connect to one’s own rhythms. A set of physical and energetic alignment principles offer to fuel our intentions and engage with manifold senses of empowerment and community.

Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga is a transformative style of Yoga founded by Sadie Nardini, based on the teaching of Lesly Kaminoff in the tradition T.K.V. Desikachar. It is a deep and mindful investigation of breath related wave-like movements with relaxed musculature. By softening the external body, deep internal muscles can be activated, so that motion occurs with more ease and joy, always relating to the core body as an supportive system in all our activities.
https://tqw.at/en/workshop/connect-care/

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MORNING PRACTICE @ Tanzquartier Wien

24th – 29th April 2022
10:00 – 11:30 Studio

My artistic practice is a combination of Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga®, a mindful and invigorating yoga style to give me structure and connect me to my core; movement explorations to experience the (bewildered) different physical flows and rebounces; and free writing / drawing to get in touch with the poetics and science / fiction of our expanded dreams. During this morning practice, we will weave these elements to trace and speculate with manifold becomings and multispecies connections. Therefore the liquidity of our body-minds in regard to waves, contraction, expansion, retreat – relate – response – react will be explored towards oneself and the others.

The practice is related to the workshop. It is therefore recommended to attend them together

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WORKSHOP @ Tanzquartier Wien
25th, 27th, 29th of April
13:00 – 15:00

During the workshop I will share my ongoing choreographic research concerning the interaction between human and non-human bodies, specifically between human bodies and their environment. By bringing the awareness to fluids in and around us, we connect to the systems through which communication with and transformation of internal and external environments occur. Fluids are connecting elements. Fluids are like touches; they cause exchanges between bodies, allow bodies to merge into each other, make boundaries fluid or reveal differences. What performativity do they reveal, what kind of dances? How to choreograph fluidity? What scores, poems and imaginatives support a flow? What can we learn from nature-cultures around and within us?

The workshop is related to Sabina Holzer’s morning practice. It is therefore recommended to attend them together.

 

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falling from horizon into blue or what needs to be done
drawings by agnes schneidewind with and about the dreaming body

9.4.2022 as of 7pm with vertical texts by agnes schneidewind, sounds by daniel lercher and performance miss coochie träumt by sabina holzer @ gallery zwischendecke hernalser hauptstraße 31

for some time, maybe months (or years), i attend to an imaginary garden which grows and vegetates. in collaboration with the subconscious, i’m taking care of inner images that the body produces and which manifest, among other things, in drawings and vertical texts. moments of a process that accompanies me in a spiral. and because april blossoms, the garden goes for a walk and looks forward to visitors:

&  23.4.2022 as of 7pm (finissage)
supported by bezirk hernals

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Factory Walk: 5 February 2022
by Sabina Holzer as part of
PLANT PLANT by Katrin Hornek, installation
Curated by: ar/ge kunst and BAU
Plant Plant by Katrin Hornek
27.11.2021 – 12.02.2022

Opening: 26 November 2021,5 pm – 8 pm Katrin Hornek in collaboration with

Sabina Holzer (Text/Video, choreographed intervention), Bruno Szenk (technical assistance sculpture ), TE-R (3D Modeling and Animation, Sound), Rachel Müller (Voice).ar/ge kunst and BAU present Plant Plant, a project by artist Katrin Hornek emerging from her research in South Tyrol between 2020 and 2021 within the context of ar/ge kunst’s One Year-Long Research Project/Fifth edition and the BAU Residency.Katrin Hornek’s Plant Plant consists of her solo exhibition and a choreographed intervention at the former Montecatini factory with performer Sabina Holzer (Factory Walk). The exhibition presents a new film and a series of sculptures that situate the chemical element of nitrogen as the prism through which to look at the history of fertilizer production with its immediate and planetary entanglements.

 
5th of February FACTORY WALK
In response to Katrin Hornek’s invitation, the performer Sabina Holzer will choreograph a public event, the FACTORY WALK to introduce a bodily experience, framed by the architecture and equipment of the Ex-Montecatini Factory in Sinigo, Merano.
FACTORY WALK expands from the research of Plant Plant and entangles the molecular and earthly perspectives with the physical encounter of the site to open the senses and the imagination. It will trace the resemblances between organic and inorganic matter, between the natural, cultural and industrial as interrelated bodies we share and of which we are a part.
PLANT PLANT is a project by Katrin Hornek

This exhibition was produced in collaboration with Phileas – A Fund for Contemporary Art
With the support of:
WWTF – Wiener Wissenschafts-, Forschungs- und Technologiefonds
BMKÖS – Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport
A special thanks to: REM-TEC, Sinigo-Merano*


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In It’s Entirety
Philipp Gehmacher
Tanzquartier Wien
5., 6.Nov. 2021
Concept, performance, text Philipp Gehmacher
Music, sound design Kutin I Kindlinger
Space Philipp Gehmacher, Lukas Kötz
Light Bruno Pocheron
Costume Anna Schwarz Voice, song Alex Franz Zehetbauer
Dramaturgical advice Krassimira Kruschkova
Body practice Sabina Holzer
Artistic assistance Lukas Kötz
Management, production Stephanie Leonhardt – A Mumbling Fish production.Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna. In its Entirety is based on the video work In its Entirety (a video piece in two parts) created with the support of Le Studio, Film und Bühne and shown online in February 2021

 

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Growing Sideways
| Choreografic Composition
andotherstage

Jorge Sánchez-Chiong: Künstlerische Leitung, Turntables, Performance
Brigitte Wilfing: Künstlerische Leitung, Choreografie, Stimme, Performance Andrew Champlin: Tanz, Performance; Mirjam Klebel: Tanz, Blasinstrumente; Alfredo Ovalles: Tasteninstrumente, Performance; David Christopher Panzl: Schlagwerk, Performance; TE-R: Neue Medien, Performance Louise Linsenbolz & Thomas Wagensommerer; Dalma Sarnyai: Produktionsorganisationsassistenz; Sabina Holzer: Choreografische Beratung, Lise Lendais: Szenografie, Kostüm; Jan Maria Lukas: Lichtdesign; Florian Bogner: Sounddesign.
WIEN MODERN | Studio Moliere
13th of Nov. ’21 – 20.00
14th of Nov. ’21 – 15.00, 18.00
growing-sideways- studio-moliere
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Permanent Collection
| Performance

by Manuel Pelmuswith Benjamin Boar, Erza Fieremans, Jack Hauser, Sabina Holzer, Mzamo Nondlwana, Elizabeth Waard.
9th – 15th of October
Kunsthalle Wien*

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Teaching
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga, Project Class
SEAD, 15.Nov. – 17.Dec. 2021
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Poetic of Scores @ MUK Vienna

Lecture | Workshop | Intervention
15th & 16th of September 2021
Online and Outdoor
Johannesgasse 4a
1010 Wien
Österreich

„Scores invite us to step out of the studio and into the world; to trust and engage in explorations of movement. They don’t let us get stuck in habits, but instigate us to pursue playfulness and precision in our dance and performances.“ (Sabina Holzer)

Poetics of Scores explores scores and instructions for actions as a method of composition for interventions in public spaces and asks whether this particular methodological approach stimulates a specific aesthetic and ethic in the performative settings.

The transdisciplinary approach will be presented with a focus on the use of scores in the work of Anna and Lawrence Halprin and their social choreographies as an example in a lecture.

Based on this, we will practically explore the conditions of scores in a three-hour workshop. What forms of communities are generated with this practice? What kind of togetherness or being-with is created when attention is focused on sensory perception? What kind of spaces for action are created by this?

With these investigations we will design an intervention in public space in the 2nd part of the workshop and reflect on it together.

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Jacqueline, du? Installation der Hefte zur Wohnung Miryam van Doren by Jack Hauser
Begleitet und quasi aktiviert am
Sonntag 25. Juli: [hmm] – howls & murmurs for endangered futures (Sabina Holzer & Horde)
Montag 26. Juli: Anton The LIving Music Box (Anton Tichawa & Miss Coochie)
Dienstag 27. Juli: Modesty Blaise Cendrars on Mars
Mittwoch 28. Juli: Fiktionautischlerei (David Ender, Jack Hauser, Sabina Holzer, Franz Neovalis Neulinger & Anton Tichawa)


In der Hauptstraße 9

Schrader Studio
in 3423 St. Andrä-Wördern

jeweils ab 17 Uhr

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which dances – choreographic assemblage
@ Volkskundemuseum Wien
25th of May – 29th of May 2021

Volkskundemuseum Wien
Laudongasse 15–19,
1080 Wien

Vernisage: 25.05.2021, 15.00 – 19.00: Dances & Texts by Sabina Holzer & Elisabeth Schäfer, A letter to Aluminium read by Niamo Lattner / Guided tour by the involved artists  / Solar cooking: Irene Lucas
Finisage: 29.05.2021: 18.00 – 21.00: Dances & Texts by Sabina Holzer & Elisabeth Schäfer / Lecture: Tanja Traxler /
Concert: Thomas Wagensommerer

Public Opening: 25.05.-29.05.2021
The spaces are open between 10:00 and 19.00
which dances will be played and activated through human & non-human agencies daily.

Project & artistic direction: Sabina Holzer
Space, artistic companionship, video: Jack Hauser
Dance and other textures: Sabina Holzer

Textual & philosophical companionship: Elisabeth Schäfer
Choreographic companionship: Brigitte Wilfing
Sound: Thomas Wagensommerer
Dramaturgical advise: Herbert Justnik

Guests: Thomas Ballhausen, David Ender, Alix Eynaudi, Irene Lucas, Jeroen Peeters
Lecture by: Tanja Traxler

Projectmanagement: Lena Nothdurfter
Technical support: Patrick Widhofer-Schmidt

With many thanks to the team of Volkskundemuseum!
Also to SeeLab – Jot12, Stoffwechsel – Ökologie der Zusammenarbeit/Im_flieger,
and the inspiring meetings with Katrin Hornek and Litó Walkey

With the financial support of: Wien Kultur.
Sponsored by: Demontage und Recycling Zentrum Wien, Altwaren Kranner und Gaugl Metallhandel GmbH


A cooperation of cattravelsnotalone and Volkskundemuseum Wien

Residency at VKM: 11.05.-30.05.2021

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sead – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga &
Mentoring for postgradute students, and choreography majors I & II
11th of January – 12th of Februray 2021