Dopust / Days Of Open Performance Vienna: Sounding Space – Sounds Good!

23 Jun 2018 – 30 Jun 2018

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Galerie Michaela Stock

Vienna, Austria


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Saturday, June 23, 2018, 21h
AU: Brunnengasse 76, 1160 Vienna
LIVE: Andrey Smirnov, Two pigs under one umbrella, Sirius & Darktunes (Ab-Stieg/Ministry)

bad weather report, Patrick Baumüller, Eschata, Stefan Geissler, Headoeast, L æx Vota x Blood Promise, Lilo Nein, Rheuma 3000, Sirius & Darktunes (Ab-Stieg/Ministry), Andrey Smirnov, Walter Seidl / Stefan Geissler, Sikuti Machine, Soda & Gomorra, Tony Renaissance, Two pigs under one umbrella

TALKS: Helen Carey, Stef van Bellingen, Karl Salzmann, Elisabeth Schimana, Andrey Smirnov und Elisabeth Zimmermann

AU, Barbatti fine food, Galerie Michaela Stock, gallery 12-14, Studio Mollay Bibawy, Zentrale, public space / Freihausviertelfest.

In its fourth edition, the performance festival DOPUST Vienna 2018 / Days of Open Performance presents itself for the first time as an artistic “music score”, the programme of which is arranged at different locations in Vienna on the topic of sound. Just like image, sound can also open an unimaginable number of new dimensions. What is the meaning of tone – is it a piece of sound, part of melody, or merely a tool? The visitors will be given the opportunity to explore the manners in which sound and hearing shape our everyday lives, tradition, and history.

Sound art is the most direct way of artistic engagement – literally with the eyes closed.
Music can influence our senses without any reason or explanation. Sound art, the artistic interaction between art and music, floats between the borders of interpretation that can be expanded to the extreme. DOPUST Vienna sheds a light on the different approaches and perspectives of music expressions in performing arts.

The featured artworks are engaged in the various interactions of sound, space, time and movement, from sound sculptures to scenic performance, thereby deconstructing the listening habits. Some artists explore sound in its pure form – whereby the borders between sound, noise, and music are crossed and blurred – or its social, cultural, and political implications.

DOPUST Vienna features electronic music, sound experiments (noise, audio-video installations, drone) punk, underground and Rap. Performances, music interventions, sound and speech experiments, a project in collaboration with students of the University of Applied Arts, artist talks, screenings, and discussions will be presented at the intersection of art and music. The mutual influence and interaction between music and visual arts will be explored, as well as the range of sound and music in open and closed spaces.

The festival programme is also aimed at the activation of students of the University of Applied Arts via OPEN CALL. Such range of activities is important so as to mediate the artistic and creative power of the students on the Viennese scene to commercial galleries, galleries with an experimental approach, and alternative underground locations.

DOPUST Vienna 2018 will be held at different locations in Vienna: on the underground scene, in academic educational institutions, art galleries, off-spaces, and in open space. The invited artists come from both fields – visual arts and music.

The opening ceremony will be held at AU and “bad weather report” will be on display in Zentrale on Thursday evening. The synergies will especially come to the fore during the Freihausviertel Festival in Wieden District (28-30 June). Two stages for scenic and music performances will be set up in Schleifmühlgasse Street / Galerie Michaela Stock, gallery 12-14) and divergent sound installations can be explored in Studio Mollay Bibawy.

The festival programme will be rounded up with a “Sound Brunch” and discussions held by artists and renowned experts (Salzmann, Schimana, Smirnov, Zimmermann) who will address the scope and perspectives of sound. An attempt will be made to make visible and interconnect the overall cultural scene that is not part of the already-established cultural framework – in Vienna, but also outside of Austria – regardless of its commercial exploitability.  Translation: Mirta Jurilj 

DOPUST PROGRAM 23.6 - 30.6.2018

Saturday, 23.6.: AU
21h Andrey Smirnov, Two pigs under one umbrella,Sirius & Darktunes (Ab-Stieg/Ministry)

Sunday, 24.6., Bf2
16h Sound Brunch & Conversation with
Karl Salzmann, Elisabeth Schimana, Andrey Smirnov und Elisabeth Zimmermann

Tuesday, 26.6.: Zentrale
20h bad weather report (a/v performance w/ Uli Kühn & Thomas Wagensommerer)

Thursday, 28.6. Freihausviertelfest / Schleifmühlgasse
17h Studio Mollay Bibawy, sound installation (Baumüller, Geissler / Seidl, Nein)
19h Gallery Michaela Stock, Project Students of the University of Applied Arts / hufak
20.30h Gallery Michaela Stock, Headoeast, sound installation
21h Gallery Michaela Stock, L æx Vota x Blood Promise (Grind, Ratchet-Grime), concert

Friday, 29.6. Freihausviertelfest / Schleifmühlgasse
18.30h Gallery Michaela Stock, Lilo Nein, performance artists: Lena Wicke-Aengenheyster
19h Gallery Michaela Stock, Rheuma 3000, concert
20h Gallery Michaela Stock, Soda & Gomorra, concert

Saturday, 30.6. Freihausviertelfest / Schleifmühlgasse
16h Bf2, Meet & Greet: Helen Carey / Stef van Bellingen
17h gallery 12-14: Eschata, concert
19h Gallery Michaela Stock, Sikuti Machine, concert
20h gallery 12-14: Tony Renaissance, concert
21h Gallery Michaela Stock, Stefan Geissler, concert


SOUND BRUNCH / Perspectives on the phenomenon of sound with experts
Karl Salzmann / artist, curator and researcher focus sound art, Co-founder Zentrale, Lecturer in Sound & Technology at the Department of Art & Science at the University of Applied Arts (2014/17)
Elisabeth Schimana / founder of IMA / Institute of Media Archeology, musician and composer, one of the Austrian female pioneers of electronic music
Andrey Smirnov / founder of the Theremin Center in Moscow, lecturer at the Centre for Electroacoustic Music at Moscow State Conservatory and Rodchenko School for Modern Photography and Multimedia, interdisciplinary artist, curator, collector, writer, composer
Elisabeth Zimmermann / Ö1 Kunstradio – Radiokunst, cultural manager, chair woman of the EBU Ars Acustica group

MEET & GREET / Art scenes in Belgium and Ireland
Helen Carey / Firestation and Stef van Bellingen / Art Platform Warp

SCREENINGS / various film and video (to be announced)

SOUNDS GOOD! / interdisciplinary art and research project with students
University of Applied Arts Vienna / hufak (to be announced)


Brunnengasse 76, 1160 Vienna

Barbatti fine food
Schleifmühlgasse 1, 1040 Vienna

Freihausviertel Festival
Schleifmühlgasse - 1040 Vienna

Galerie Michaela Stock
Schleifmühlgasse 18 - 1040 Vienna

gallery 12-14
Schleifmühlgasse 12-14 - 1040 Vienna

Studio Mollay Bibawy
Schleifmühlgasse 15, 1040 Vienna

Neulerchenfelderstraße 52, 1160 Vienna

Cooperation with:
AU / Vienna
Art Platform Warp, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Barbatti fine food
DOPUST / Days of open performance Split, Croatia
EPK / MMSU RIJEKA / Rijeka, Croatia
Firestation Dublin, Ireland
Hufak, University of Applied Arts / Vienna, Austria
Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
gallery 12-14, Vienna, Austria
Studio Mollay Bibawy / Vienna, Austria
Zentrale / Vienna, Austria

We would like to thank our sponsors
Bf2, Bakery Ströck, District Wieden, Freihausviertelfest, hufak, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, Vöslauer, City of Vienna

DOPUST VIENNA / Verein zur Förderung der Kunst – Schleife 18
Organisation / Kuratoren: Michaela Stock, Marko Markovic


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