Bodies and Accidents

© Laurent Ziegler/Thomas Rhyner
© Laurent Ziegler
© Laurent Ziegler

Bodies and Accidents

Bodies and Accidents

An artistic reaction to the work of Francis Bacon

Choreographer Georg Blaschke and video/multimedia artist Jan Machacek make the work of the British painter Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) the focal point of their new collaborative work. The body builds the central motif of their approach.
Going beyond the reception of Bacon’s artworks in a museum setting, Bodies and Accidents uses the means of performance and video art to open up a fresh view of the paintings that he created as a mirror of human existence. Images of the body – characterised by deformation, exposure and a great sensual intensity.

Whether the distortions which I think sometimes bring the image over more violently are damage is a very questionable idea. I don’t think it is damage. One brings the sensation and the feeling of life over the only way one can.
(Francis Bacon, Interview with David Sylvester)

Cast:
Choreographic Direction Georg Blaschke
Media Art Jan Machacek
Choreography and Performance Katharina Senk, Tomaž Simatović
Composition and Sound Design Christian Schröder
Costumes Hanna Hollmann
Light Design Sabine Wiesenbauer
Video Programming Oliver Stotz
Stage Constructions Leopold Kessler
Consulting Barbara Steffen
Internship Matthias Pfeifer
Production Raffaela Gras

A Coproduction of M.A.P. Vienna and brut Wien.
Kindly supported by: WienKultur, BKA, Im_Flieger