Gudrun Schmidinger (she/her) is a Vienna born, Vienna/Glasgow based performance maker, performer, and political scientist. Her work is process-based and collaborative, converging at the meeting point of theatre, performance, and politics. In her work she often uses a variety of media and forms, including music, voice, written and spoken text, poetry, film, movement, and stories. Drawn to big questions about power, money, class and feminism, Gudrun believes that art is a way of making sense, a place to envision, to feel and grapple with the things that have no easy answers. Caring about people, communication and common ground, her work often uses comedy to spark more complex conversations. As co-director of Every Wednesday (2022) she received the The Avrom Greenbaum Players Award For Direction 2022. Gudrun holds a first class BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice degree from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a BA Political Science from the University of Vienna.
Jannis Neumann, born in 1992, studied Fine Arts, Biology and Education in Gießen and Istanbul as well as Art&Science at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His practice reaches from performance to drawing, sculpture, installation and video. His broad interest in unraveling the complexity of natural phenomena, both inside and outside of the human realm, often lead him to interdisciplinary, queer and playful approaches. Reoccuring themes in his works are the relationships with nonhuman entities, the artistic exploration of their representation which is often shaped by an anthropocentric perspective as well as hybrid forms of being and zones of liminality and ambiguity in the human understanding.
Ariadne Randall is a composer and artist based in Vienna. Her work practices worldbuilding through transmedia narrative, making spaces for imagination in time, sound, and language. Her most recent piece, Our Mouths Are Spring, is a stageless opera on love and commodities for voice and modular synthesizer. She holds degrees from Bard MFA and UCLA. She has performed widely as a musician from DIY spaces to Lincoln Center, and been a part of work featured in the BBC, CNN, Artforum, and elsewhere. She previously lived in New York City, where she was active in organizing underground venues, zines, and radio. This would be her first performance work.
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The Neddles is a Vienna based interdisicplinary performance ensemble consisting of Nina Sandino, Daniela Hernandez, Andrea Vezga and Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir. The collective seeks to create experiences through decolonial methodologies, artivism, practices of care and sensorial exploration.
Nina Sandino (she/they) is a Nicaraguan Achitect and Artivist. Their practice focuses on the transmission of ancestral communal knowledge.
Daniela Hernandez Flores (she/her) is a Mexican dancer and performer with a background in physical therapy and somatic work. With special interest in participatory creation, working independently.
Andrea Vezga Acevedo (she/her) is a Costarican/Venezuelan movement artist. She holds an MA degree in Arts and Science from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and works independently.
Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir (she/her) is an composer, poet and vocal artist. Her practice centers interdisciplinary research on voice through embodiment and deconstructed poetry
List of artists in the past
Sara-Lisa Bals | Verena Herterich & Max Oravin | Maggessi/Morusiewicz | Claire Lefèvre | Evandro Pedroni | Jasmin Schaitl | William "Bilwa" Costa | Paweł Duduś | Laura Eva Meuris | Sara Lanner | Matan Levkowich | Maiko Sakurai Karner | Cat Jimenez | Malika Fankha | Daphna Horenczyk | Fabian Faltin | Rhizomatic Circus | Hyeji Nam | mirabella paidamwoyo dziruni | PUC collective | Maria Shurkhal | Anna Possarnig | Frida Robles | Laura Stoll | mariamercedes | Julia Müllner | Camilla Schielin | Alex Franz Zehetbauer | Claudia Lomoschitz