Positions of Young Female Artists in the Context of a Medical University with Introduction/Commentary by Experts from the Field of Arts/Choreography in Medicine
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When: June, 10th, 6 pm (CEST) / (UTC+2), Find your timezone here!
LASER Vienna brings together Patricia Olynyk and Suzy Willson, both experts in Arts/Choreography in Medicine, with four young female Vienna-based choreographers who have in common that they use the logic of their own physical presence to mediate four in/environmental conditions (writing, outer space, quantification, bacteria), transforming artistic into political as well as comic agency. The artists have been either in clinical employment with the Medical University of Vienna after studying Art&Science (Laura Stoll, Daniela Brill) or Choreography/Dance (Sara Lanner), or discussed their transdisciplinary choreographic concepts within the context of the Medical University (Julia Müllner). All four works have been previously shown at performance houses and institutions, two of them under pandemic conditions. In an accompanying commentary, Patricia Olynyk and Suzy Willson will reflect on the four works with their expertise as artistic and choreographic educators in academic and clinical medicine.
The event will be chaired by Klaus Spiess & Daniela Brill
Introduction/Commentary by Experts from the Field of Arts/Choreography in Medicine
Patricia Olynyk is Director and Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art at the Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, US. She is a multimedia artist whose work explores art, science and technology-related themes.
Suzy Willson is Co-Artistic Director of London-based performance company Clod Ensemble and creator of their Performing Medicine programme.She is Professor of Movement, Arts & Medicine at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University London.
Mother Tongue. Sara Lanner graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts with a degree in Performance Arts. In her work, Sara connects thoughts on language and identity not only through spoken or written language but through the body's own organ of speech - the tongue. (1)
Gathering bacteria in my carrier bag. Julia Müllner graduated from the Danish National School of Performing Arts. Following Le Guin's feminist narrative, the sympoiesis of bacteria and fungi is the basis for Julia’s experimentation with fermentation’s transformation processes. (4)
Allotropy of Mine. Daniela Brill graduated from The University of Applied Arts with a degree in Art&Science. In her work, Daniela speculates about the composition of her body as being formed by the interiors of collapsing stars. (2)
Questionnaire Series. Laura Stoll graduated from The Medical Charite Berlin and the University of Applied Arts Vienna with a degree in Art&Science. Laura examines how medical questionnaires follow an unwritten dramaturgy between questioners and interviewees. (3)
The Leonardo/ISAST LASERs are a program of international gatherings that bring artists, scientists, humanists and technologists together for informal presentations, performances and conversations with the wider public. The mission of the LASERs is to encourage contribution to the cultural environment of a region by fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and opportunities for community building to over 40 cities around the world. To learn more about how our LASER Hosts and to visit a LASER near you please visit our website. @lasertalks