Shiny, Shiny…

​Liquid Loft (AT) Shiny, Shiny … Imploding Portraits Inevitable

Duration 75 minutes

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The mirror has always been seen as a medium of both honesty and deceit and its reflection is supposed to lead to self-awareness. Portraits are nowadays shared on multiple devices and reflect, transform, distribute, our outwards appearance and inner feelings of self-worth. In the famous Screentests, drag queens, models, critics, curators, art-collectors and poets alike laid themselves bare in 3 minute close-ups. Back then, Andy Warhol was behind the camera, shooting portraits of their most intimate moments.

In the performance Shiny, shiny... post-processed ghosts from the Factory produce their own screen-tests in a game of deception, a puzzle of glaring full-totals and extreme close-ups. Light and shadow appear to defend their stubborn independence to the sound of a Velvet Underground feedback that's coupled with the now, while further back you hear the faint faraway voices of the Chelsea Girls. Warhol's "Exploding Plastic Inevitable" has turned into an imploding anti-spectacle.

Dance, Choreography Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Anna Maria Nowak, Arttu Palmio, Karin Pauer
Artistic Direction, Choreography Chris Haring
Composition, Sound Andreas Berger
Light Design, Scenography Thomas Jelinek
Costume Julia Cepp
Theory, Text Stefan Grissemann
Stage Management Roman Harrer
Light Design Assistance Sveta Schwin
Documentation & Photos Michael Loizenbauer
Distribution Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC
Production Management Marlies Pucher
Duration 75 minutes

A co-production of Tanzquartier Wien & Liquid Loft

Liquid Loft is supported by MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (Cultural Department of the City of Vienna) and BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur (Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts & Culture)

The performance is presented in collaboration with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.