Laughter that Gets Caught in Your Throat

Performing Public Art Festival / Vienna Biennale, 2015

Projektdaten

The project took place as part of the Performing Public Arts Festival (organized by the University of Applied Arts) / Vienna Biennale 2015.

We would like to thank SOS Mitmensch, Integrationshaus and Vinzi-Rast for the collaboration and support.

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpPtHHAgIBg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

concept and script: Barbara Holub und Paul Rajakovics

composition, elektronics, gramophone: Tamara Friebel
performer: Christiane Beinl, Xenia Gala, Akram al Halabi, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg

laughing choir: with Hor 29. Novembar and the audience
assistant: Marie-Christin Rissinger

video:
camera: Matthias Jahn, Reinhard Mayr, Ewa Stern

sound technician: Felix Zwerger
editing: Marie-Christin Rissinger

transparadiso staged a demonstration as a “laughter performance” pressing for a renewal of this fundamental democratic right, which is increasingly
being misused by privileged occupational groups to enforce outsized demands, while the concerns of those forced to live on the margins of society remain
outside the domain of negotiable issues. The performance is based on texts by Vilém Flusser, Herbert Marcuse, Henri Bergson et.al. and TV-interviews.

"Die Wirklichkeit ist anders. Die geheimen Codes der Heimaten sind nicht aus bewussten Regeln, sondern größtenteils aus unbewussten Gewohnheiten
gesponnen. Um in eine Heimat einwandern zu können, muss der Heimatlose zuerst die Geheimcodes bewusst erlernen und dann wieder vergessen.
Bei der Einwanderung entsteht zwischen den schönen Beheimateten und den hässlichen Heimatlosen ein polemischer Dialog."
(Vilém Flusser, „Von der Freiheit des Migranten“, 1994).

composition, electronics, gramophone: Tamara Friebel
performers:  Christiane Beinl, Xenia Gala, Akram al Halabi, Nancy Mensah-Offei, Johanna Orsini-Rosenberg
 -  in a dialog with a laughing choir with Hor 29. Novembar and the audience

This performance is connected to "Du bakchich pour Lampedusa" (Sousse / TUN, 2014) and "Je suis arabe - ein Recht auf Poesie"
(Salzburg Museum / A, 2015), which are presented in the exhibition "Performing Public Arts Festival" at the AIL (www.ailab.at; until July 31, 2015).