Agoraphonie Dance installation in public space 2021
Agoraphonie is a dance installation in public space, that reflects on the city as a place of permanent spatial negotiation. The focus is on the relationship between sound and body. The four dancers, equipped with megaphones engage with the noise of the city as a relational force, a mass of pressure waves that are produced by mechanic and organic, human and animal, living and non-living actors to vibrate matter, deform surroundings, occupy space, make bodies proliferate and make themselves heard. What does it mean to listen with the body and what forms of negotiation does this allow? To what extent are the political struggles for space reflected and played out in the sounds of the city
In ancient Greece, the agora was the central festival, assembly and marketplace of a city, functioning as a central hub for the negotiations of public life. Agoraphonie is an attempt to produce temporary places with the means of dance and music on three squares in Vienna, which allow a different perspective on the urban soundscape.
Concept: Julian Siffert Performance: Kollektiv KLAUS / Gabriele Seeleitner, Ella Necker, Anne Megier, Christa Stöffelbauer Supported by MA7 Stadtteilkultur / Interkulturalität as well as the districts 1050, 1150, 1160, 1070, 1170, 1200, 1220 of Vienna