Our Huggy Bears Artists

Foto: Judith Stehlik
Foto: Judith Stehlik

Sara-Lisa Bals

Sara-Lisa Bals, born in 1993 in Vorarlberg, is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of performance, space and media. She is a graduate of the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the classes of stage and film design and transmedia art. During her residency with Huggy Bears she will work on the realization of her current project, a performative and immersive poetry book called POEMS DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO RHYME, YOU KNOW. She currently lives and works in Vienna.

More info: http://saralisabals.com/

Foto: Judith Stehlik
Foto: Judith Stehlik

Maggessi/Morusiewicz

Maggessi/Morusiewicz form a Vienna-based duo that researches, makes films, curates, performs, and art-works together. They are invested in working towards a sustainable collaborative artistic-research practice that is situated in – as Saidyia Hartman puts it – "in-the-meantime“ as a means of fabulating and working towards "pleasant queer futures.“ This approach also shows in their their ongoing performative series Wormhole Studies, which they are currently expanding at Huggy Bears.
Furthermore they identify as queer, migrant, and hopeful.

More info: https://www.maggessi-morusiewicz.com/

Foto: Judith Stehlik
Foto: Judith Stehlik

Max Oravin

Oravin is a sound artist with a background in literature and philosophy. His audiovisual text performances have been shown at international literary festivals and have been funded with two BKA Startstipendiums. His debut EP "Eye, Iris" was released in July 2021 on the label Rest Now. Most recently, he was responsible for the sound branding of German art festival futur21. Since October 2021, his radio show "A Vault of Our Futures" is being broadcasted bimonthly on Internet Public Radio. Oravin explores narrative strategies in both sound and text – a research that is now being expanded in collaboration to include the performative level of the body. Within Huggy Bears he does so together with Verena Herterich.

https://www.instagram.com/oravinoravin/

Foto: Judith Stehlik
Foto: Judith Stehlik

Verena Herterich

verena herterich is a mover, dancer and performer. She studied at Music and Arts University of Vienna (MUK) as well as the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK). She works/ worked amongst others with Guy Weizman & Roni Haver (Noord Nederlands Toneel), Doris Uhlich, Ingri Fiksdal, Linda Samaraweerová and Claudia Bosse. In her own movement based artistic practice she deals with affective potentials, empathy, resonance and touch and their spatiality and directionality. By approaching and paraphrasing bodies starting from their structural orientation in movement, their „proprioception“, she researches on contextualisation and communication within systems.
In the current collaboration with sound artist Oravin within the Huggy Bears Program she explores notions and possibilities of the term "narrative".

More info: https://www.instagram.com/tendertozzi/