Delavnice “herbst academy 2014”

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

as part of the herbst Academy 2014steirischer herbst is once again running four new workshops – this year, by and with the Canadian-Austrian research collective Urban Subjects, the American theatre company Nature Theater of Oklahoma, who caused quite a stir in the theatre world with their large-scale project “Life and Times”, the British artist Francis Cape, and Alexander Tuchacek, cofounder of the Knowbotic Research media group.

Artists, theorists and students are invited to investigate the phenomenon of sharing as the imperative of our age and to reflect on the artworks on show at the herbst festival. In the case of the Nature Theater of Oklahoma workshop, they can even become part of an artistic project themselves. The four workshops will revolve around this year´s herbst conference “Academy of Asociality” (Sat 11/10 & Sun 12/10).

The contribution towards expenses for each workshop is € 130. Accommodation and lunch is provided for each workshop and conference day. Travel costs are extra. Each workshop is limited to 15 participants, which are chosen by the workshop hosts. The spoken language is English. Deadline for registration: Wed 31/07/2014

I would like to draw your attention especially to Workshop 2 “Life & Times, Episodes 9 & 10. Come and Dance!” with the New-York-based company Nature Theater of Oklahoma. You can find further information as well as the application form in the appendix. Please don´t hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions!

Thank you and best regards,
Barbara Thaler

Workshop 2
Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US)
Life and Times, Episodes 9 &10. Come and Dance!

Wed 08/10, Thu 09/10 & Fri 10/10
By Nature Theater of Oklahoma (US)

Nature Theater of Oklahoma have been working on their large-scale “Life and Times” project for seven years now. Taking recorded telephone conversations as a starting-point, the life of Kristin Worrall, herself a member of the New York group, was staged in such diverse styles as musical, thriller and organ concert. In the original wording, including every “um” and “ah”. Following the presentation of “Episodes 4.5 – 5 – 6” at this year’s steirischer herbst, the final episodes of the so far fourteen-hour long project will now be created- shot as a music video in Graz. It’s about love, odd jobs and whatever else goes on at the age of thirty. “Come and Dance!” is a workshop in the truest sense of the word: it will be work and production – life time, sweat and thoughts shared in the course of creative practice. The participants will become dancing, singing or speaking players in the film epilogue of “Life and Times”, to be shown in Graz in 2015.