Die Vertreibung Ins Paradies / The Expulsion Into Paradise
Donaufestival focuses mainly on music but also includes theater and performance: on the first weekend CocoRosie will perform an extensive show, adapting to the festival theme “Expulsion into Paradise” togehter with Antony Hegarty, Laurie Anderson, Light Asylum and Ariel Pink. An acoustic “paradise” between instrumental and electronic extremes will synthesise on the second weekend with Squarepusher, Pantha Du Prince, Chris Cunningham, The Field, Emika, Walls and Oneothrix Point Never.
Felix Kubin and Martha Colburn collaborate for an audiovisual project and Lustmord will celebrate one of their rare live shows. Bohren & The Club of Gore, Of Montreal, Seefeel and Hercules And Love Affair will perform as well.
In addition to the intermedial wonder worlds of the performance group Hotel Modern, in which shrimps reveal the absurdity of our existence and we experience a sentimental flashback of the end of the world, the performative installation by John Bock, and the CocoRosie excursions into music and dance theatre, God’s Entertainment seduces us on a touristic fake tour through the Wachau, machina eX stage a computer game in lifelike graphics and invite us to save the world, Sabine Marte introduces her new audiovisual wonder world, DANS.KIAS squat the Stadtpark with a metal-body performance, Cie. Agar Agar deconstruct choreography, and Djana Covic calls for “the end of feminism as we know it” with the final female wrestling battle.
Following the CocoRosie wonderland on the first weekend with numerous guests, from Antony Hegarty to Ariel Pink, an acoustic paradise between instrumental and electronic extremes will synthesise on the second: Squarepusher and Pantha DuPrince encircled by a number of Austrian debuts such as Chris Cunningham, The Field, Emika, or Walls. The collaboration between Felix Kubin and artist Martha Colburn promises anarchic audiovisual chaos, and Lustmord will celebrate one of their rare black masses. Bohren & The Club of Gore will make time stand still, Of Montreal invite to an experimental costume-pop opera, Seefeel deconstruct sound whereas Sebastien Tellier puts it back together. Following the show by industrial icon Genesis P-Orridge, Hunx & His Punx and the Lesbians on Ecstasy will charge their sound with a good shot of queerness in their performance “The End of Feminism”.
The creation of wondrous paradises at the crossroads of installation, media art, live film, figurine theatre, and performance is the trademark of the Dutch collective Hotel Modern. The Stadtsaal transforms into a sprawling miniature world, into a live film studio for the production of intermedial comedy between
apocalypse, sci-fi, and shrimp paradise!
This year, one of the most important artists of younger generations will further enhance the collaboration with the Kunsthalle Krems that began in 2009. In a performative media installation specially designed for the central hall, John Bock fuses a number of his film and video works, creating a whimsical world in the intermedial interplay.
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Messegelände und Stadtsaal, Utzstraße 12 (Festivalzentrum);
Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz 5;
Kunsthalle Krems, Franz-Zeller-Platz 3; Factory, Steiner Landstraße 3;
Forum Frohner, Minoritenplatz 4; Kino im Kesselhaus, Dr. Karl Dorrek Straße 30;
All: A-3500 Krems a.d. Donau