Handle with Care feat. Huggy Bears Part 1 – 18./19. March

Bears in the Park together with Handle with Care by brut Wien present two work-in-progress showings that are the yearly public launch for our Huggy Bears mentoring program artists.

Nina Sandino & Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir  – The 4th Revolution

Every year over 100 billion garments of clothing are being produced globally. Most of these pieces end up in charity shops or dump sites in the global south. Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. With this piece Nina Sandino and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir explore the use of different technologies in the clothing production: handmade work vs the sewing machine vs virtual reality. The 4th Revolution is about the feminine and ancestral: all the knowledge passed from one generation to another generation of women. It’s about intimacy, a way to (re)connect in order to care and protect.

Nina Sandino was born in the Caribbean and raised in Nicaragua. Following her studies of architecture, she went on to study contemporary dance at the Music and Arts University of Vienna. Her work as a performer moves between art and activism.

Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir is an Icelandic composer, poet, and voice artist. She lives and works in Vienna.

Ariadne Randall – here is always vanishing

The venue is a bar, any bar, the concept of a bar. Time passes, a band breaks up, wives dance with wives, rats eat cats. There’s a knife fight, a shark tank, a country song, and the blind prophet Tiresias from Greek mythology. Artist Ariadne Randall poses many questions in here is always vanishing, her very first performance work, including this one: What’s the appropriate cocktail for the end of the world?

Ariadne Randall is a composer, poet, and artist. Her first performance piece here is always vanishing is a work in progress.

The format

Handle with Care is a series of brut that offers insights into creative processes and new experimental formats. Here, artists can also try out works that are still in the making in front of an audience and receive feedback. This creates spaces for conversations and exchange of opinions

At Bears in the Park the series takes a turn towards our studios. Within imagetanz festival 2023 we offer an insight into Vienna’s young performance scene. This year’s Huggy Bears mentoring participants will show their most recent works. A foretaste of what will happen at their premieres in autmn 2023.

Further Information

Both Work-in-progress showings will be held on March 18th and March 19th from 4-6pm.

at Bears in the Park

Admission: Pay as you wish

Our studios are fully accessible by wheelchair.