Practices of care in public space.
The urban, the earth, the atmosphere and the “local Heimat of Gaia”.

A four days event organized by nadaLokal and curated by Amanda Piña and Veza Maria Fernandez.

7-10 of November 2019

Artists share their practices with the Rudolfheim-Fünfhaus’ community by presenting a series of site specific pieces around the following questions:
Is it possible to feel rooted in a place where you have not been born? Can we collectively reclaim the soil, the urban earth under our feet and the atmosphere we breath as ways of rooting and caring for the ancient life-producing and maintaining technology of earth? Is it possible to root without reproducing a nationalist lexicon and identity politics? What can be hot, exciting and potent about this act of reclaiming?

RECLAIM features mostly female and non binary artist of post-national foregrounds.

Participants: Karin Pauer (AT), Lau Lukarila (FI /AT), Sarah Maria Rechberger (AT/MX), Sergi@ Patrici@ (AT/ CL), Imayna Caceres, (PE/ AT), Amanda Piña (AT/CL/MX) Denise Palmieri, (AT/ BR), TRENZA (Abya Yala), Lina Maria Venegas (COL/ PE/AT), Luna y Son (MX/AT/VEN), Marisa Lobo (BR/AT), Day Moibi,Veza Maria Fernandez (ES/AT), Ivo Gurschler (AT) Fahim Amir (AT), Hena Moreno (MX/AT), Nina Sandino (NIC /AT) Susana Ojeda (Col/At), Bad & Boujee


Unterschiedliche Künstler*Innen teilen ihre künstlerischen Praxen mit den BewohnerInnen des 15. Bezirkes durch eine Reihe von “Site-spezifischen” Performances zum Thema Annäherung, Mobilisieren und Verwurzelung und anhand der Fragen: Ist es möglich in einem Ort sich zu verwurzeln, wo man nicht geboren ist? Können wir gemeinsam den Boden, die urbane Erde unter unseren Füßen und die Atmosphäre, die wir atmen, zurückfordern? Ist es möglich, sich zu verwurzeln ohne auf ein nationalistisches Lexikon oder auf Politiken der Identität zurückzugreifen ? Wie kann ein Akt des Reklamieren erregend, spannend und kraftvoll sein? RECLAIM features Künstler*innen mit post-nationalen Vordergründen.

Thu. 7. Nov.

19:00: RECLAIM @ Stadthallenbad Swimming pool, Opening words Amanda Piña
19:15 Ivo Gurschler, Anbinden an Erden, looking for the local Heimat of Gaia
19:30 Daniel Hüttler, Hungarofuturism (HUF)
20:00 Denise Palmieri Fluid Bridges
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Friday 8. November

19:00 @nadaLokal RECLAIM Opening exhibition featuring the nomadic works of Imayna Caceres, Sarah Maria Rechberger & Susana Ojeda.
19:30 Imayna Caceres, The eyes of all things
20.00 The urban, the earth, the atmosphere and the local “heimat” of Gaia. With Sarah Maria Rechberger, Imayna Caceres, Susana Ojeda, Daniel Hüttler, Amanda Piña moderated by Fahim Amir.
21:00 Marisa Lobo & Day Moibi, AudioSlut, The Clown & MC Professora, Our performance
21:30 Lina Venegas Un Jardin

Saturday 9. November

Reclaim @ Auer Welsbach Park
Meeting point Imbiss at the corner of Linke Winzeile and Wickelmannstrasse.
In Case of rain things that happen in the park will move to nadalokal, but 17:30’s event stays at @Aufgang um Rustensteg
16:45 @Auer Welsbach Park, Lina Venegas Un Jardin
17:30 @Aufgang Zum Rustensteg, Sergia Cruising life through minimal equations (Jurekgasse 22, 1150 Wien).
18:30 @nadaLokal, Lau Lukkarila Wholesome XXX
19:30 @nadalokal, Karin Pauer Moving along the continuous curved line
20:00 @nadaLokal-Rustensteg, NINA SANDINO Procesión al Heimat de Gaia
20:15 @Rustensteg, Son Jarocho Luna y Son
22:00 @nadalokal Party Bad & Boujee (TBC)

Sunday 10. November

15:00 @Seniorenheim Ölweinstrasse Veza Fernandez NEST
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Thu. 7. Nov.

Looking for the local Heimat of Gaia
Does the fact that we are flying through the cosmos on the ‘blue planet’ necessarily imply that we are all in the same boat? Probably yes. But by thinking about the formulation ‘Anbinden an Erden’ (‘tying-to-earths’, © Daniel Paul Schreber) I want to talk about some water-related means for shamanistic excursions on the psychic plane, or soul flights, and to suggest that to dissociate oneself from totalizing thoughts of unity is a necessary precondition for gaining a different, non-exclusive understanding of “Heimat”.

Ivo Gurschler
is a philosopher currently writing his PhD on the „Genealogy of Mescaline” at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

A mythofiction and aesthetic strategy designed to condition cultural memory. Nationalist ideology has occupied and co-opted our national and historical myths, therefore we must take them back, so as to rebuild the progressive forms of thinking Hungarianness. The goal of HUF is the transformation of imagination in both a spatial and a temporal sense. This can be achieved through the creative rechanneling of narratives of origin and a restoration of hope in futures past or even speculative utopian futures that never have been or never will be.

Daniel Hüttler
is a multifaceted fellow engaged in various projects that range from research hubs, artistic labs and ideological tanks with a specific interest in community building via a decentralized synchronicity of care. He co/organizes the adoaptive reading group and is working on the HUF for the OFF-Biennale Budapest.

An artistic practice that is inspired by water, the medium that allows to be. Fire consumes us, without air we cannot exist, Earth buries us. Water is the only element that enable us to be completely in for a short time. It is a bridge that connects us with nature by enhancing our senses, by making us lighter, slower, bringing us to a meditative state, touching our bare skin, making us listen less of the outside world so we can listen our inner voices. Water provides ways that connect us to lost paths from daily life routine.

Denise Palmieri (BR/AT)
is a performance artist with visual arts as background. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, she lives and work in Austria since 2012. The unfoldment of the body, the voice and the ritualistic aspect of them is what mostly permeates her work. She uses art as a communication tool to find and found different languages. Denise Palmieri(BR/AT) The unfoldment of the body, the voice and the ritualistic aspect of them is what mostly permeates her work. She uses art as a communication tool to find and found different languages.

Fri. 8. Nov.

Images as offerings to the sub/super/natural world. A visit to our interconnected relationship to other planetary beings as complex, technological, material and spiritual allies. “The Eyes of All Things That Are” makes reference to Andean cosmologies, as portals and seedlings that will eventually give root to, feed, and embody the next generation.

Imayna Caceres
is an artist, writer and curator whose work focuses on the making of meaning in community, Andean/Amazonian and Mestiza heritages and practices of regeneration, joy and kinship towards social justice. She is a graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with a background on Sociology and is part of the TRENZA collective.

An installation seeks to recover the sacredness of life that the dominant culture has lost. To remember and honor our ancestors, all of whose knowledge has been protected by communities that have resisted the homogenizing onslaught of capitalism. A small temple as taken from a future world where the worship of the mother goddess has been recovered and placed in the centre. The fruits and vegetables used are those that remain to be discarded in the Schwendermarkt and after the installation they will become part of the production of humus carried out by the city. On the shoulders of our ancestors we stand, their knowledge, their experiences make us who we are.

Susana Ojeda (Bogotá, 1978)
Artist, filmaker and antropogist from Colombia living in Vienna since 2016. Since 2011 she has been making documentaries about social and cultural projects with her own production company estudio elgozo. Living in Vienna since 2016, she oriented her projects to document resistence demostrations, political-artistic projects and the creation of new narratives that question the actual system from other epistemologies. She is an active part of the latinamerican feminist group Ni Una Menos Austria. She has more than 15 years of experience in social projects and work with communities. Her work tools include participatory and creative methodologies, storytelling, life histories, oriented interviews and collective conversations.

A conversation with Imayna Caceres, Sarah Maria Rechberger, Susana Ojeda, Daniel Hüttler & Amanda Piña, moderated by Fahim Amir

Fahim Amir is a philosopher and cultural scientist, working at the intersections of nature, cultures and colonial historicities, transcultural agency and urbanism. He is currently teaching at the Department of Experimental Design of the University of Art and Industrial Design Linz.

AudioSlut,The Clown, MC Professora; Our Performance

Marisa Lobo & Day Moibi
AudioSlut is a writer and performer from Outer space. They are a sound that feels. As a multidimensional being they have many selves. Their work explores the relationship they have with human life. The Clown is one of their many manifestations and they will be taking the stage.
The Clown
The entity that hears the ancestral call but cannot listen beyond the screams of temporal forms. Before the drop to temporality, they were a silent fire that did not need to move or speak and now they are rooted in Earth. They perform with every word and yet they are never seen. They exist in sadness but when they smile it reminds you to breathe. They are a contradiction. An entity that feels but can never say what they know. That they are a being from another dimension ‘calling you back home’.
MC Professora is an Ancient entity, a time traveler a creature that was born to observe and Question humanity anytime she needs she manifestate in form of ecologies of Knowledges.
Mc Professora have been migrating through this colonial matrix of power since 500 years many years of experience in lecturing, writing, researching, performing, collecting, curating, caring, catering, cleaning, housekeeping, harvesting and babysitting: contaminating the colonial system, invading and robbing and hacking and especially creating routes of escaping and healing.
Our performance:
An intergalactic dialogue between two cosmic beings that are discussing legitimacy and space on Earth. How do cosmic beings survive on a planet that does not allow space to feel ancestral memories?
Healing is not only about not allowing ourselves to be destroyed. And it’s not just a reaction to this brutal system of capitalistic funcional colonial and extrativist healing. This healing is true reconnection through affection. We will not allow ourselves to reinvent ourselves over and over in this matrix. We are here. We are creatures of ourselves. Healing is not about reparation and sharing privileges. This healing is about destruction too.

My parents were peasant children that migrated to the city to become professionals. My father was a Peruvian agricultural engineer. He developed different productive crops in Latin America. My mom is a Colombian nurse anesthetist. She has a small garden with flowers, aromatic herbs and some fruit trees at her house close to Bogota. Through them I’ve experienced a direct contact and close relation with the land. But before coming to Austria I haven’t planted myself a piece of land. A place where i integrate to the soil where i live, where i plant what i eat, where i’m part of a living microcosmos, where nature, culture, wild and devised come together, where I’m transforming and re-creating a land context.

Lina Venegas (COL/PE/AT)
is a Colombian – Peruvian dancer and choreographer with engineering background, based in Austria. Her choreographic work focuses on cultural and social contents and it has been presented in Colombia, Austria, Japan and Ghana. She holds a BA and MA in Contemporary Dance from the Bruckner University in Linz, and a BS in Engineering from Los Andes University in Bogota. She collaborated in environmental and cultural projects with the Ministry of Environment, UNO and NGOs in Colombia. She has danced with Odeon Theater Vienna since 2006, featured in performances by Amanda Piña, Kandis Williams, Fanni Futterknecht, Tanzfabrik-wien, among others, and teaches dance in various contexts.

Sat. 9. Nov.

The earth as a living planet has its own language. It is not linear, short-sighted or profit-oriented. She focuses more on humanity than on the individual and is not interested in hierarchies, national boundaries, matriarchy or patriarchy. She looks patiently at us all and waits for us to understand. That we as a common humanity live a symbiosis with her. The planets speak in loops, circles and waves. Intertwined and twisted. The capitalist world made time a commodity. Precise mechanical timing of time, time saving, clocking. The invention of the assembly line. In my work, I try to give Earth back its potential. In the form of creative timeloops, I intertwine myself with the common and shared reality. Chronosymbiosis. A timeloop is the love of the earth of the core. Rooted.

Sarah Maria Rechberger
born in 1983, works with a wide range of media. Light and organic processes are among the stylistic means of her work. In order to communicate her ideas, she works with installations, sculptures, photographs and drawings, combining her works into mechanisms of manifold systemic synergies. Dynamics become experienceable processes, which, in interaction with the observer, become a completeness, from which a new moment of connection to the work itself and the artist emerges. She studied Transmedial Arts, Brigitte Kowanz and at the Institut für Raumexperimente, Olafur Eliasson.

Displaced bodies traveling through any limited time-space arena attract and reject particles, smells, traces of chemistry, souls, spirits, energies or whatever art-science and cultures would like to name those ‘dings’. Dings that trace memories in fast forward and fast rewind based on body-fractal architectures of actions, disseminated in wasted fluids by external factors of the ‚right here and now, in the context of inherited knowledge. Whenever the spatial-time frame perceptions of a random user is observed using re-framed steps, the action can be used to re-configure new chaotic organizations of variables of the initial conditions of a fictional situation. This is done in performance in order to imagine how it would end. A park for a walk could become the best place for a question-intercourse-sodomy contemplation of a wild life. Meanwhile the real substance of that walk is designed by human activity focusing on rain,wind and growing trees. This equation between humans and nature can be seen and understood as a living equation by other living species to interpret the fluid and very memorable real action that becomes a mathematical equation of a fluid -random-love beginning. Sergi@ Patrici@ invites a gathering of participants, environmental species and beholders at the ‘Auer-Welsbach-Park’ to generate together an equational mental orgy, an anarchist pansexual imaginary of what ants could do with the traces of a cruising park in the 15th district in Vienna.

Sergi@ Patrici@ (CL/AT)
(Nov. 1978) is a time – based media artist (performance and video-installation), art researcher and creative persona. To talk about his work it becomes necessary to look at the fragile border between time/space and beholders; this is the spot where his particular artwork sets the goal to explore and create. The beginning of his career as a multidisciplinary stage designer, playwright and choreographer was the kick start point to compose his own style as an author, at once performance artist/researcher. The main questions of his practice revolve around the concept of time – either as waste, useless device or activator of the here and now. These nuances are framed in a diversity of actions involved in the body-space-time network, attracting and affecting multiple potentialities of real-time creation. This standpoint becomes particularly relevant when attempting to reconcile what is experienced by the audience, interpreted by the art critic and instituted by the art market. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries, museums, theatres, TV art shows and investigated in different Universities in America and Europe since 2000 until the present days.

In this session we explore the erotic and vitality – the sensory experience of being alive with(in) a body – as personal and collective alchemic experience. Lau will share elements of their research practice, such as hungry breathing, two hands touch/meeting the stranger within, trembling, light action/deep talk, and mapping the erogenous body of the space. The first part of the session is an intro to the topic, the second part is guided exercises, and the third part will be a longer score/ movement improvisation. The research practice is formed through a strong interest in the ‘emotional body’ and its presence in the act of dancing and performing. No previous dance of performance experience is needed to participate. If you feel hesitant to join but recognise an interest, come and decide on the spot how intensively you want to participate. The workshop cais held in English and German, depending on the participants.

Lau Lukarila (FI/AT)
is a dancer and choreographer, born in Oulu, Finland. Between 2008-2013 they studied theatre and contemporary dance in Metropolia Polytechnic University (Helsinki) and in Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (Madrid). In 2018 they received the danceWEB Scholarship at ImPulsTanz Festival and published an Internet EP Super Like. In 2019 they showed the solo Trouble at Tanzquartier Wien. Lau has worked e.g. with Kaaos Company (FI), Reality Research Centre (FI), Veza Fernández (ES/AT), Marta Navaridas (ES/ AT), Michael Turinsky (AT), Alison Kopit (US), Be Hope Heintzman (CA), Franziska Kabisch (DE/AT) and Magdalena Fischer (AT).

In this examination of the circular and the cyclic nature of things, Karin Pauer materializes the dream of limitless, multiple embodiments. Body parables are created and deconstructed. The artist opens up her process in which she attempts an intuitive practice of thinking with the body. How to position oneself in the life-cycle ? Is the infinate pliability of the body for real ? Why ‚renaturalize’ the body? Is my body the point from which to rethink mind/body, self/other dualisms ? How body-like is this planet ? Is my rhythmicized body any wiser than me? And what happens if one doesn’t live out a more universal story?

Karin Pauer (AT)
is a Vienna based performer and choreographer. In 2008 she received her BA in Choreography at the ArtEZ – Insitute of Arts in Arnhem/ The Netherlands. She has since collaborated in various intenational settings with choreographers, theatre directors, filmmakers and visual artists such as Liquid Loft/ Chris Haring, Davis Freeman/ Random Scream, Yun Jung Kim, Mike O’Connor, Maureen Kaegi, Aldo Giannotti, Nicola von Leffern and Veronika Franz. Since 2015 she has continuously worked with the Austria based dance company Liquid Loft. She was a recipient of the danceWEB scholarship in 2009 and the TURBO Residency in 2012, both at ImPulsTanz, Vienna. In 2018 she was granted the BKA START Scholarship. After touring throughout europe with the company Liquid Loft she has recently turned to developing her own works. Her performance-serie ‚ten hundred thousand years of movement‘ was presented at ImPulsTanz, Vienna, Tanzquartier Wien and Tanztage Salzburg. Her latest work, a collaboration with visual artist Aldo Giannotti was presented at Donaufestival/ Krems 2019.

Is a collective that practices and expands the Jarocho musical tradition, where playing music, singing and dancing collectively are considered forms of celebrating life. Jarocho Music or also called Son Jarocho, is a music style developed in the coastal area of Veracruz state in Mexico, but also present in Cuba and the Caribbean. Some sources say that Son jarocho is a music of a plurinacional diasporas origins that becomes rooted through music

„Recognising and celebrating our diversity“
First all black, all female dj/mc collective in austria, party and boujeeness for a good cause.

Sun. 10. Nov.

Voicing together the sounds that come just before we talk to each other. An ancient voice waiting to be heard to be streamed out loud. Voices can build homes of visceral tenderness, be our nests giving home to the loudness needed to be heard. Nest is an open multiage song spontaneously composed with the inhabitants of the caring home for old people of the 15 district and the passersby.

Veza Fernandez (AT/ES)
Works on the arts that are ephemeral but pretend to engrave in memory through space making or weirdness and alienation or in the beat of the and or etcetera. She is a dancer and a movement word piece maker with an eclectic linguistics and dance background. At the moment she is quite interested in the function (?) of dance and theatre and the notion of piece/ the power of naming poetry love words.