Roland Rauschmeier is a german conceptual artist living in Austria. His main artistic approach is focusing on formal and contextual compression, which is nourished by multiple sources of pop culture and its representations in the art context. Along his experience with digital medias, he recently focused on the localisation of his artistic viewpoint in a performative series called 2nd Thursdays, which takes place in several viennese institutions and in the studio of the Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung. He cooperates with the german Filmmaker Ulu Braun under the artistic pseudonym BitteBitteJaJa and the French choreographer Anne Juren.
The Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung is a non-profit organisation based in Vienna/Austria, which is focusing on the production of exhibitions and performances in cooperation with national and international producers. The association was founded 2001 by the French choreographer Anne Juren and the German conceptual artist Roland Rauschmeier and is basically funded by the cultural department of the city of Vienna. Their main partner institutions are brut wien | Konzerthaus | Künstlerhaus, ImPulstanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Tanzquartier Wien, steirischer herbst and WUK performing arts. They are supported by the Austrian Government particularly by the Department of foreign affairs and federal chancellery for artistic affairs.
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Anne Juren (1978, Grenoble, France) is a choreographer and dancer based in Vienna. After her diploma of dance at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Danse de Lyon and her studies of French literature at the Sorbonne, she finished her apprenticeship at the Trisha Brown Company in New York in 2000. She founded the association Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung in Vienna and created several choreographies like the solo “A?” (2003), “J’aime” (2004) in collaboration with Alice Chauchat, the solo “Code Series” (2005), “Look Look” (2007) in collaboration with Kroot Juurak, and the group piece “Komposition” (2008). In 2008 she was also artist in residence at the Tanzquartier Wien and took part in the two European artistic programs IDEE and APAP in which she developped a series of works called “Patterns of Sport and Dance”. 2009, she worked as a choreographer for the Burgtheater and co-curated the festival “Quick Change” at the Tanzquartier Wien in Vienna. In 2010 she presented with DD Dorvillier and Annie Dorsen “Pièce Sans Paroles”, a Tenessee Williams’s piece for two characters performed without words, and in collaboration with Annie Dorsen she premiered her magic piece “Magical” at the Impulstanz Festival. “Tableaux Vivants” was a collaboration with the fine artist Roland Rauschmeier and the Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud which premiered in November 2011 in cooperation with Tanzquartier Wien and WIEN MODERN (as a part of the EU-project modul-dance). In brut Wien in November 2012, there was the premiere of “Lost & Found”, a choreographic work reflecting upon the interplay of memory, projection and factual events. Recently Anne Juren is a Feldenkrais® practitioner.
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Alexander Matthias Kosnopfl
Alexander Matthias Kosnopfl (1978, Salzburg, Austria) holds a degree in Theatre Studies, Dramaturgy and Economy. Beginning in 1999, he has been working at Vienna Burgtheater, developing methods of art education, followed by year long employment with the new Opera House Theater an der Wien. Moving into contemporary performance, he continued working as a dramaturge for Israeli/British artists forming A2company. 2013, he commissioned financial procurement and grant management for international Shoah Memorial „The Vienna Project“, followed by mastering grant management for European Exhibition „Bringing together Divided Memory“ by the Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Alexander´s pursuit at WTKB is to research aesthetics of pervasion and immersion, whilst proactively searching for international cooperation partners and facilitation of productions using latest methods of Lean Project Management. Alexander is committed to a lean management approach, utilizing a toolbox DMAIC method.
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Camille Chanel born in Paris in 1992. Lives in Vienna. Studied hypokhagne, khagne, german literature, intercultural mediation and german-french translation in Paris and Berlin. She is interested in the uneasiness of the spectator and has completed internships with Ismael Tifouche Nieto, Yael Ronen and Falk Richter. She currently works with WTKB, Lise Lendais, Fanni Futterknecht, Sarah Blumenfeld... and translates theater pieces of young Austrian authors into French
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