SHOWING: ALEX FRANZ ZEHETBAUER
ALEX FRANZ ZEHETBAUER (VIENNA)
- SHOWING: ALEX FRANZ ZEHETBAUER
A showing of the FREISCHWIMMEN residency within the project AN EVENING WITH, which explores the tradition of song as a as a way to underscore the coming together of people.
At the moment Alex Franz Zehetbauer is working on the project AN EVENING WITH, which researches the tradition of the song as a means of punctuating the gathering of people – the song as a carrier bag – the ritual of the song as a force for coming together, to mourn, to resonate, as a call to protest, to tell stories, and to manifest alternative futures.
Alex Franz Zehetbauer is curious to investigate the cultural impact of songs themselves: from ancient creation myths where it’s said that a song brought the universe into existence to revolutions incited by the people going out into the streets to sing banned songs to the rapid production of pop “hits” and their homogenous forms. He will also explore the context of the intimate concert format AN EVENING WITH_(BLANK)_. His intent is to strange and queer this format and to play with one of its classic set ups of a singer and a piano.
The residency is enabled by FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theater, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX Theater and Live Art München, LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, officially operated by SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, made possible as part of the "Promoting Connections" program of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts and supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.
WITH Alex Franz Zehetbauer