bodies (with)in fences: dossier

choreography, staging: Saskia Hölbling and Laurent Goldring, dance, performance, choreography: Saskia Hölbling, Rotraud Kern, Franco Senica space: Laurent Goldring, Gudrun Lenk-Wane costume: Gudrun Lenk-Wane, music, sound: Nik Hummer, lights: Reto Schubiger, production, management: Simon Hajós

In "bodies (with)in fences" Saskia Hölbling and Laurent Goldring go in search of new anchors and territories, without wishing to compete with the shrill seduction strategies of urban space in their crudeness. The sphere of action lies outside of any glamour and luxury and far removed from any comfort zone.

Quite in its function as a multiple barrier, a monument made of construction gratings opens up spaces and volumes of exclusion or of display. It outlines its own control systems or puts up walls.

In the middle of the monumental sculpture, which raises almost insuperable barriers, three bodies repeatedly and continually go about dissecting their rigid surroundings, ploughing through the many-layered barriers and thereby keeping the system in suspense.
 
In bodies (with)in fences Saskia Hölbling and Laurent Goldring have created a delicate but noisy work, which through an inescapable loop designs a perpetuum mobile that necessarily leads to a dead end.

After "body in a metal structure", with "bodies (with)in fences" the "Squatting Projects" go into a second round.


A DANS.KIAS production.

In co-operation with the Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus WUK.
Supported by the cultural department of the City of Vienna and the Federal Ministry for education, arts and culture.