Gruppo Tökmag: Sárkány Lee (Dragon Lee)
Theater performance as part of the exhibition "Stopover - Ways of Temporary Exchange"
Venue: frei_raum Q21 exhibition space
In 2010, the members of the Hungarian artist collective Gruppo Tökmag came across a comic-book diary depicting the life of Sárkány Lee (Dragon Lee) in the Hungarian city of Pécs in the 1980s. In this unique story, the everyday experiences of a Roma teenager are mixed with fantastic episodes.
Inspired by the story, Gruppo Tökmag present their interpretation in the form of a multidisciplinary performance, which combines different storytelling formats. The shadow theatre piece is based on the diary; the figures in the play are made of bicycle parts and animated by young actors. The main character, Dragon Lee – whose depiction draws on action films and comic-book heroes – has a kind of superpower. He can fight the policemen who continuously abuse their power over loitering, unemployed young people (which was a crime at that time in Hungary). Other elements of the performance, a documentary film, memorialise István Kolompár. He was the author of the comic-book diary and grew up between his family home and state custody. He committed suicide when he turned 30. Throughout his life he felt lost and was met with hostility and prejudice instead of encouragement.
The story of Kolompár is still of relevance today; the social system does not support underprivileged young people, who grow up in extreme poverty and leave the state educational system with insurmountable disadvantages.
The members of Gruppo Tökmag, András Tábori and Tamás Budha, live and work in Budapest.
Image: Sárkány Lee (Dragon Lee), 2015 © Gruppo Tökmag (András Tábori, Tamás Budha)
www.q21.at/en/frei-raumSat, Nov 18, 20:00
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Venues: Showrooms, Raum D / Q21
Come to Q21 and explore art, digital culture and your very friendly neighbors in the Q21 and in friendly communities.
Special feature starting at 8pm: Gallery of Terror, a public role game (in English) with D&D original and Artist-in-Residence Chris Sims.
Johannes Grenzfurthner, Artists-in-Residence Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein, eSeL & you!
Photo: Winnie Küchl
http://zamspielen.tumblr.comSun, Nov 19, 17-22:00
Juliana Herrero: REM 1:1
Book presentation at Raum D / Q21
Venue: Raum D / Q21
A printed piece of time capsules and more with invited voices and voice over
A happening with live readings
The work will be present
Katharina Brandl, Günther Friesinger, Alexandra Grausam, Evelyn van Hulzen, Ruth Horak, Francesco Lucifora, Lorella Scacco, Friederike Schempp, Claudio Vekstein
Capitale Wien / Berlin Cora Akdogan, Daniel Perraudin
With the catalogue REM 1:1, a comprehensive collection of works by Argentine-Austrian artist Juliana Herrero, alongside reviews and up-to-date documentation, is now provided for the first time. In her pieces, Juliana Herrero contrasts visual impressions with sound spaces. With her interventions, she is probing the boundaries of provocation, concentrated perception, and the utopian. Her installations indicate a novel conceptual development in that they are, despite being static, setting free a kinetic energy in their dialogue between analog and digital technology through vibrations of sound.
www.julianaherrero.orgMon, Nov 20, 18:30
Festival for Cocktail-Robotics
Venue: REAKTOR Wien, Geblergasse 40, 1170 Vienna
monochrom, shifz and he Bureau für Philosphie present the annual Festival for Cocktail-Robotics - this year featuring Q21 Artists-in-Residence Sophia Cacciola & Michael J. Epstein (USA).
Until what seems almost recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of Cocktail Robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out. For more info please visit:
www.roboexotica.orgThu, Nov 23 to Sun, Nov 26
SUBOTRON pro games powered by Wirtschaftskammer Wien: Post-Mortems of Austrian Games: “LIGHTFIELD”
Event series on the practice of digital games
Venue: Raum D / Q21
In this post mortem of “LIGHTFIELD” we take a look back on how the project came to be and all the ups and downs along the way, plus all the things we learned (the things no one tells you about in the first place). The game was recently released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after about two years of full production, but it all started as a small weekend project even longer ago. Our journey took us from the first very crude prototypes to larger prototypes, applying for and receiving public funding, buying a coffee machine, founding a company and to finally finishing the game half a year behind our initial schedule. We’ll also take a look back at the ups and downs of the launch, what went right what went wrong, and where we might want to go next.
Matthias Maschek (Development, Technology)
Julia Murczek (Technical Art, Production, CEO)
Raimund Schumacher (Creative Director)
Simon Wallner (Game Design, Biz and PR, CEO)
http://subotron.com/veranstaltung/lightfieldThu, Nov 23, 19:00