Based on Daniel’s background in Tai Chi and Somatic Movement we heighten our perception for the different body systems, listen to our breath, our heartbeat and compose our own rhythm and movements. Be slow, if you want to be fast; make creative decisions; improvise and create a poem without words.
ARTISTBIO: Daniel Aschwanden
Daniel Aschwanden is a performer, choreographer, director, curator, living and working in Vienna.
Where art meets the social: performative interventions in urban contexts, hybrid formats of interventions in public spaces in Europe, Asia, Africa, stressing the angle of cultural exchange and communication using a variety of art practices articulating themselves in a wide range of formats reaching from public spaces to installations and performances in black boxes and white cubes, relating social to art agendas.
Daniel Aschwanden developed several hybrid formats of interventions in public spaces in Europe and China together with Peter Stamer stressing the angle of cultural interchange and communication using a variety of art practices.
Aschwanden founded and directed "Tanzsprache", the first fringe festival of performance and dance in the late 80ies in Vienna.
In the 90ies he founded and directed "bilderwerfer" working at the boarder of art and the social together with a mixed cast of abled and disabled performers. In 2002 he co-founded the city lab Kabelwerk in Vienna. 2006 artist-in-residence at Vienna's Tanzquartier. In 2007 he initiated the label "Pathosbüro" together with philosopher and performer Katherina Zakravsky. They created lectures, urban interventions, as well as science-fiction-videos and performances.
In 2005 he initiated the European media lab "ABSENT INTERFACES" together with Scott Delahunta. He was the co-founder of "SCREEN.tv" (2008) an independent internet-TV-platform.
Between 2009 and 2015 he worked as guest/lecturer at the university of applied arts Vienna, department Social Design, and is presently a guest professor at the department of arts and communication.
In addition he is the co-founder of content.associates.
Last update: 02.06.2016