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A Future Archeology_Wien, photo by Peter Stamer
A Future Archeology_Wien, photo by Peter Stamer

A Future Archeology

A construction lot in Vienna during ImPulsTanz 2013. 

July 15 - August 11, 2013

During four weeks, Egyptian and European artists from the fields of choreography, architecture, and dramaturgy construct habitats, huts, or houses: they invite festival participants, guests and passers-by to build spaces of difference, sites for practices and questions of exchange, (cultural) difference, collaboration, and artistic process. The community on test-run amalgamates discursive, social and artistic approaches with strategies of doing and togetherness, aiming at politics of and for diversity.

The title A Future Archeology assumes that given (social) structures are to be excavated in order to comprehend their constructedness. Referring to the experience of the current social and political crisis in Egypt and Europe, Silke Bake, Ismail Fayed, Adham Hafez and Peter Stamer initiated the international project A Future Archeology to embrace the needs and potentials for difference. Taking place in Berlin, Vienna, and Cairo, the international group develops each construction site according to the given urban contexts and actual needs for space.

Furthermore, the project addresses not only the professional dance community, but also invites festival visitors as well as Vienna residents, who are interested in the politically and aesthetically highly topical questions of this international "community on test-run", to participate in the building process. A Future Archeology welcomes everybody who is interested in this community building from July 15 to August 11, Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00 on the construction lot at the area of the former Ankerbrotfabrik in Vienna's 10th district.

A Future Archeology picture gallery

We dig it here (Part 1)

We dig it here (Part 2)

Research Projects in the frame of A Future Archeology

Focusing on specific questions stemming from the objectives of A Future Archeology, four embedded Research Projects create field projects both shaping and influenced by the building process and its stakes.

Field Project A Mo(ve)ment of Community by Silke Bake & Igor Dobricic
Field Project Wasting Practices: Between Space And Politics by Bettina Vismann & Lisa Hinterreithner
Field Project Which 'WE'? by Ismail Fayed & Adham Hafez
Field Project Community on Test Run by Peter Stamer & Christine Standfest

A Future Archeology | July 15 - August 11, 2013
open for everybody: Monday - Friday | 12:00 - 19:00
Former Ankerbrotfabrik, building lot | Puchsbaumgasse 1c | 1100 Vienna

by and with Silke Bake (DE), Igor Dobricic (NL/RS), Ismail Fayed (EG), Adham Hafez (EG), Peter Stamer (AT/DE), Christine Standfest (AT/DE), Bettina Vismann (DE) und/and Kegham Djeghalian (FR/EG/AM), Lisa Hinterreithner (AT), Jens Junker (DE), Mariam Saddik (US/EG), Mey Sefan (DE/SY), Deborah Stokes (GB), Hannes Wurm (AT) and other guests.

Supported by and in collaboration with Haupstadtkulturfonds Berlin, ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, International Research Center "Interweaving Performance Cultures" (Berlin), Wien Kultur, Goethe-Institut Kairo, bmukk Österreich, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstudios für zeitgenössischen Tanz (Berlin), Adham Hafez Company (Kairo), GARAGE e.V. (Wien), Loft City (Wien).

A project initiated by Bake, Fayed, Hafez, Stamer.



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