soft, slow & sweaty - break unltd
in cooperation with Donaufestival Krems
with Stefan Geissler, Gernot Kloos, On Grammel, Daniel Pabst
slow & sweaty – break unltd“ is a continuation of a former performance
with a similar title and adresses again topics dealt with there.
Furthermore parallel actions with its formal starting point in the
interplay between especially developed stagings and improvised
sceneries are taking place.
The interruption/the break creates
the base for a new quality level of individual experiences. In these
timeframes consciousness is meeting unconsciousness,
real and unreal
are melting together and a unlimited loop of the video documentation
from the prior performance piece is the starting point for further
The breaks relate to a certain
quality of the „in-between“, the unfinished. They are just thematically
sketched, which allows to keep the implementation free-flowing.
contrast to the performance „soft, slow & sweaty“, where the main
focus was on the primary storyline, the „unlimited breaks“ become the
central point of the project.
In these breaks flexibility and the
keenness to experiment are desirable and essential experiences are made.
in many other projects of Bella Angora, feminist considerations flow
into the theme complex, social structures and a (moralistic) value
system are called into question.
An overwinded YouTube-trash-video
aesthetic, a grotesque exaggerating setting and verbal statements
packaged into kitschy popsongs are creating the artistic ground
game between the times without a beginning or end. The audience is
observing this whole process by looking through optical lenses, which
distort the dimensions of
the performance room and give the entire
situation a strong taste of voyeurism.