Sara Lanner


“Digging beneath the surface“ could be the Austrian choreographer’s motto, who was awarded the prestigious H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance in 2021. Inspired by Steve McQueen’s Western Deep, Sara Lanner’s MINING MINDS examines fields of tension between natural resource mining and data mining, between material and immaterial exploitation, between values, ethics, morality, politics and power, creating a pattern of interdependencies reminiscent of Denis Villeneuve’s desert epic Dune. Her collaborators in this endeavour are dancer Costas Kekis, light designer Bruno Pocheron and sound artist Peter Plos.