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Markus Schinwald, Ten In Love, 2006.

Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko
A minimal and elegant performance with flashes of deadpan humor, in which the performer plays with a furniture machine that has a will of its own.

When you furnish a flat, a kind of self-portrait emerges. If you set up a stage, however, then you are portraying a person about whom you not only don??™t know what they actually like, but you cannot even say exactly who they are. In A Stage Matrix, the performer is assisted by a ???furniture machine??? which is so stubborn that one almost gets the impression that the person is portraying the furniture and not
vice versa. The performer moves between the role of a Utopian craftsman ??“ a specialist in extraterrestrial environment ??“ and that of a tool in a big machine. What remains unclear is what or who is influencing or initiating whom.

Markus Schinwald's Ten in Love will also be shown as a part of Dance After Choreography: From Judson to the Present.

Ten in Love
(2006, 4 minutes)

Austrian artist Schinwald fills a stark white environment with unexpected gadgetry and mysterious characters interacting with each other through movement.

About the Artist
Markus Schinwald (b. Salzburg, Austria, 1973) is an artist whose work alludes to historical myths, psychoanalysis, and cultural theories. The protagonists of his films, photographs and performances are often put under marionette-like constraints, which transform the human body into a cultural artifact. He has had solo shows at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, Museo d??™Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy, and the Center for Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, and has been featured in group exhibitions at the ICA, Boston, the Tate Modern, London, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, among many others.

Oleg Soulimenko (b. Moscow, 1960) is a Russian dancer, choreographer, and teacher living and working in Vienna and Moscow. Trained in construction engineering in Moscow, Soulimenko decided to be a dancer, and in the 1980s cut his teeth at discotheques and social events in the Soviet Union. He founded the Saira Blanche Theater in 1990, developing a highly sophisticated and provocative form of dance improvisation. Soulimenko has toured internationally for his collaborations with artists and groups such as Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods, Steve Paxton, and Tanzquartier Wien. He currently teaches in the dance department at Bruckner-Universitaet Linz, and his most recent works such as Smoke on the Water and While My Guitar Gently Weeps have been shown at festivals in Europe, America, Canada, and Israel.

Co-presented by PERFORMA

Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko,
Stage Matrix I

Showing at:
Dance New Amsterdam
Nov 13 - Nov 15, 2007
7:30 pm
$10 - Student
$12 - Member
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Markus Schinwald & Oleg Soulimenko,
Dance After Choreography: From Judson to the Present - with Meredith Monk & Elaine Summers Live!

Showing at:
Anthology Film Archives
Nov 13, 2007
7:30 pm
$6 - Student
$5 - Member
Anthology Film Archives Box Office. Advance RSVP required for PERFORMA Members.