EXISTENCE THEATRE

THREE SECRETS

ABOUT Are Miss Good and Mr Love homosexual? Is Mrs Woodmillars a transvestite, transsexual or suffering from schizophrenia? We don’t know, DO YOU? And most of all, would it make a difference to you? Three characters soliloquise in a private little setting – although their worlds don’t seem to mix ormore

HOTEL GUTMANN

  The genre of the hotel occurs in many theatre plays, novels and films. With the Existence Theatre we approach this topic performatively and interact with our audience by trying to reach different levels of perception. We simulate situations in a hotel, a location, where we meet other individuals/strangers andmore

FASSADE

Performative play in five scenes for seven performers: autumn in 2242. Everything that exists is already history and there are visions of a morning, which is somehow already there, individually but differently, because everyone has his own ideas about tomorrow. Transcultural entity connects the many worlds of view and life stylesmore

DOMESTIC ROOM

  household space, also relating to one’s own or a particular country apart from other countries, indigenous to or produced or made within one’s own country; not foreign; native, no longer wild; also as a pattern of behaviour, which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic settingmore

FRÜHLING DER FANTASIE

english: REVIVING THE IMAGINATION Do we really connect with our inner selves, others and our surroundings and to which extent? At which point get self-critical explorations just an ordinary habit and is the everyday judgemental behaviour of others our entertainment and diversion, so that we must not take a closermore

THE PREVENTION

PICA (Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts) residency 2015 THE PREVENTION: LOCATING MODERN IDENTITY with a Temporary Ensemble Working on a creative process in the studio and in some of Perth’s public locations, for further development of the Existence Theatre practice during a residency at PICA from 16 February to 8 April 2015 WORK PROCESS |more

RUN AWAY SOCIETY

  The documentation in video and photography shows an insight into the live performance in public space, a collaboration between Delaney Harper (USA) and bello benischauer (AUS/A) in Fremantle, Australia, imitating signs and objects when exploring how we people tend to fit into urban environments, their structures and landscapes aroundmore

ÜBERLAUF

ENGLISH below | VIDEOS | EINSICHT | PHOTOS | Hubnut | Performance text for a Temporary Ensemble Eine Auftragsarbeit für das 24. Internationale SZENE BUNTE WÄHNE Theaterfestival für ein junges Publikum   ÜBERLAUF basiert auf einem abstrakten Performancetext in deutscher Sprache von bello benischauer, der ins Englische, Französische und Spanische übersetztmore

ABOUT EXISTENCE THEATRE

ART IN PROCESS (AIR) created the term EXISTENCE THEATRE in 2012 in relation to their specifically staged performative actions that take place in the public and/or studio environment in the combination with video installation. It involves a work method that they began to develop over recent years. They keep continuously refiningmore

MOISTURISED

Text by bello benischauer & Performance by elisabeth m eitelberger .. From the start to the finish picturing my life…To grow and rise… And breathe in the air of passion… In my hand an abstract expression of communication… I have to recharge my phone… Only you, the flower and the tree…more

NOT AT ALL

Performance by Elias Franz Benischauer Time isn’t really a matter of reality. What we believe in, feels real as well. This way we always create our own truth. If we are not quite sure, what to believe in, then we cannot connect with a higher deity. It wasn’t me, it wasn’tmore

SYNCHRONISATION TRIAL

nakedness – as a symbol and linkage to birth and human identity/alikeness: an artistic outcry to leave the comfort zone of a materialistic society how would it feel to stand there instead of the artists? written on their bodies = world population number at the time of their births on 18.12.1974more

DO I BELONG

An old factory, resembling a spaceship in the galaxy, discovered by two different people, who face up to live in it or to reactivate it: A woman tries to move into the space, while a man, a previous workman of the factory comes back again and again to his oldmore

STÖRUNGEN

STÖRUNGEN (Disturbances) by bello benischauer three live performances/interventions in public space at the Swizz Performance Art Festival PERFORM NOW! in Winterthur, Switzerland, 3 to 6 October 2013 with a Performance Lecture at the accompanying Symposium TRANS:SCRIPT – Kunsthalle Winterthur. Artistic idea (original text in German): People tell each other liesmore

NO INTERMISSION

… addresses cultural patterns and behaviour systems in history and cross-culture symbolisation of certain items in context to the human being how certain items receive iconographical relevance tend to influence our visual perception why do we see things the way we recognise them considering particular cultural traditions   The singlemore

FRÖNEND

Synchronised Video Triptych: FRÖNEND | Performers: elisabeth m eitelberger and bello benischauer … our doubts… are like a gate… that we have to walk through… every single day… If we breath calmly and connect with space… emotionally, we can manage to keep our wariness at bay… dreams are men’s elixir of life…more

HAUNTED

the human creature … tries to take first place … no matter what … without any compromise … we even accept tremendous efforts … to reach success, prosperity and prestige …  and if for any reason … a tiny piece is missing … we panic … Haunted – video acts question how we can actively position usmore

HUMAN RECYCLING PROJECT

  What happens, when we can’t define and modify our immediate living environment? When we get dependent on the decision-making of others? When we leave our comfort zone to face paternalism, prejudice and/or degradation? This work, consisting of six separate video parts, plays with the viewer’s own imagination and individualmore

FAITHFUL NIGHT

to provide hope for this world to find peace to prove to oneself that it’s never too late to raise your concern about global issues the belief that religions, races and peacemaking powers will finally unite, does exist a rogation to Jesus, a conversation with Allah, a connection to Krishnamore

IT’S FINE NOW

Subsequently created to SYNCHRONISATION TRIAL and as a linkage to A PEACEFUL MIND (from the NO INTERMISSION series) and LAST WOOD (from the UNCONSCIOUSNESS series) the artists continue to address – in this video diptych – how our individually created footprints alter our environment, socially as well as environmentally. They show ironically and on a metaphorical level, howmore

FILE994.11

The video performances made in this context are based on the following concept: Bello’s initial idea: a woman taking different books out of a box, quoting passages, and putting them back in the box. Looking for material, Bello went to the Fremantle Library. He explained there briefly his idea and our generalmore

AGAINST ONESELF

… existence formed by discipline trying to protect ourselves through the adoption of different cultural behaviours/movements/teachings perhaps to get rid of the guilt we feel about living a good life perhaps to redirect our energy to prepare for disasters which can be anything we imagine ourselves based on individual paranoidmore

LEDIG

… continues in the style of the EXISTENCE THEATRE, a term growing from a specific style of art performances, created by AIP that question certain aspects and daily banalities of human identity/identities in a globalised world, while depending on a strong experimental character and by using methods of improvisation/action. Whatmore

CURTAIN WHISPERS

art performances behind a transparent curtain An enclosed room with a view, a separate space  – and two human beings. No window but a transparent curtain connects or disconnects/separates them from the actual viewer. The two individuals simulate daily routines of the outside world. While they are excluded from the realmore

UNTAUGLICH

a video installation: under the German title Untauglich, which means ineligible for military service, the artist looks into transnationally existing forms of social and/or political constraints. He addresses certain aspects of how we act and fit/do not fit into the generally expected behaviour patterns of a human life that one findsmore

JAMITTENEIN

  … continues in the style of the EXISTENCE THEATRE, a term growing from a specific style of art performances, created by AIP that question certain aspects and daily banalities of human identity/identities in a globalised world, while depending on a strong experimental character and by using methods of improvisation/action.more

MY THREE SISTERS

… continues in the style of the EXISTENCE THEATRE, a term growing from a specific style of art performances, created by AIP that question certain aspects and daily banalities of human identity/identities in a globalised world, while depending on a strong experimental character and by using methods of improvisation/action. Whatmore

INTROSPECTION

The Existence Theatre, which transforms/sets specific aspects of the improvised performance style of the Commedia dell’ arte into a present day perspective, recalls in this particular act (like AIP has done before in previous performances) the usage of the bauta*. The originally separate face-covering object/mask in white has blended nowmore

NOT KNOWING

… continues in the style of the EXISTENCE THEATRE, a term and performance style, created by AIP that questions certain aspects and daily banalities of human identity/identities. What do we really know: about the world, about others, about ourselves? This performance piece talks about how we miss out to live andmore

DER PRAGMATISIERTE

nach dem gleichnamigen Stück von bello benischauer in 2 Akten und 4 Szenen und in der Überarbeitung von elisabeth m eitelberger INHALT Das Stück bespricht heutige Stereotypen, wiederholt Gesagtes aus dem Alltag und spiegelt gegensätzliche und ungereimte Einstellungen wider. Der Pragmatisierte, der auch der Traumatisierte heißen könnte, stilisiert festgefahrene Lebensumstände,more

LA2LANGENLOIS

performed improvisation by elisabeth m eitelberger & bello benischauer component of UNCONSCIOUSNESS project series 2011 Groteske, überspitzte Alltagssituationen in einzelnen Szenen, die scheints alltägliche Begebenheiten besprechen. Es gibt keine durchgehende Handlung, aber durchaus Zusammenhänge und Verknüpfungen. Die Szenen wurden aus dem Stegreif improvisiert. Man traf sich zu einzelnen Szenen, diemore

RICE 5.EXPERIMENT

UNCONSCIOUSNESS_EXPERIMENTS project series 2011 –  based on multiple performance components: surveying culturally different but also alike actions and reactions of societal behaviour patterns in front of the camera The project series 2011 is based on multiple components of improvised and live performances. How do we fit into a society, into amore

PERFORMANCE-LOOPS

Born to be a still life is a project series in the bigger context of discovering different environments and their influence on the human being, and the aim to “paint” with video. The investigated object is the human being: our body, mimic, gestures; how it feels in the space andmore