INTERDISCIPLINARY

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

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

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

ZWANGSVERPFLICHTUNGEN

Systematische Zwangsverpflichtungen führen zu dynamischen Verhaltensstörungen The performance series in various public spaces in Austria (Vienna, Linz and Krems) discusses systematically and periodically repeated behaviour patterns that people show on a daily basis. Some influence our way of living – more or less – while others even cause dysfunctional behaviour.more

STRÖMUNGEN

ENGLISH below | VIDEOS | LIVE PERFORMANCE | PHOTOS GERMAN sozialkulturelle Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum ein Kollaborationsprojekt mit spacelab – von 10. bis 27. Juni 2013 – in Wien, aspern Seestadt! Live Performance: 27. Juni 2013, 18:00 RÜCKBLICK AM ANFANG STEHT DIE PROJEKTIDEE: wenn in einem gewässer kalte und warme tiefen zusammenkommen wenn dasmore

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

ABOUT INTERDISCPLINARY

The INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS are summarised under the following categories: PARTICIPATIVE, INTERNATIONAL and MULTILINGUAL. While all the projects focus strongly on the use of diverse languages and the collaborative aspect of inviting other artists into the work process, they can be associated with one of the categories in particular. Was PROJECT X still a solely developedmore

LASTWOOD

LASTWOOD – 2011 HDvideo – 6:00 min, performance by bello benischauer supported by ATELIER ART IN PROCESS Everything I have is what I can give too: the red, most important piece/part of my life, the most precious thing, life as such, the family as ultimate entity or even more, a mysticmore

LIVE PERFORMANCES

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

REDWOOD

REDWOOD – 2011 HDvideo – 5:00 min, performance by bello benischauer supported by ATELIER ART IN PROCESS Everything I have is what I can give too: the red, most important piece/part of my life, the most precious thing, life as such, the family as ultimate entity or even more, amore

WHITE 10.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

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

BORN-PHOTOS

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

OUTBOX

invited performers will react through live performances to following artistic concept and aphoristic thoughts: I don’t recognise, how confused the relationship to my own culture is. I only see how others misbehave. A journey into space to see other stars is not as challenging as to recognise, how we tendmore

UPSTAIRS

invited performers will react through live performances to following artistic concept About: Three “spirits” meet before they are sent to earth once again. They meet in an apartment, upstairs. Three chairs provided on stage. Background: drawings projected – the spirits are dressed yellow, red and green. The world has becomemore

LEIDFREUD

These two video&sound installations are based on a text in German by bello benischauer and a voice work by elisabeth m eitelberger, called Leid und Freud (Suffering and Joy) reflecting on Christian Tradition and meaning around Good Friday and Easter Sunday. How do we perceive joy in this world? Howmore

BLIND DATE

invited performers will react through live performances to following artistic concept A performance-game with other artists: it can be performed in public or enclosed environment as an official presentation, performance, and live act. No concept; there is no specific theme; it is only a planned meeting, where single participants justmore

FORCED LAYOUT

Ladies and Gentlemen: Congratulations to this new life! … You are not allowed to use this life completely by yourselves. Good luck with a predefined and controlled freedom! You cannot use it really; you are too much faint-hearted for that. Everything is set; everything packed into one entity, which makesmore

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

INTRODUCTION

EMOTIONAL SEASONS – cross-cultural experimentations with performance and new media art: discovering our surroundings a project that fosters cultural & art networking and promotes the idea of “art as collaborative work” as one of the highlights of contemporary art production 

OFF-SEASON

in collaboration with SlowForward (Austria) ART IN PROCESS produced a video/sound installation in Sydney, which was used as a backdrop projection for a live performance by SlowForward at the Art in the Park Festival,Vienna This is not the place to go for a swim (metaphorically spoken)! From our studio at Artspace we can seemore

INTERNAL ROOM

Each participant of previous Seasons and other selected artists were invited to submit a work to be included in the production of the last Emotional Season, Internal Room. Individual pieces were then further developed and brought into each other’s context. Participants created her/his own performance following certain guidelines. It meantmore

FOOL’S GOLD

Fool’s Gold (developed in Sydney) is part of a bigger context of discovering different Emotional Seasons in Society and diverse cities/urban places. We generally address issues about identity and belonging arising from globalisation and human existence in a cultural diverse society. What do we expect from our surroundings, from lifemore

NOT QUITE KOSHER | LIVE PERFORMANCE

This interview with Bello about the work by ART IN PROCESS was recorded by BlinkLicht Media Lab Vienna as part of their international collaboration project IMPORT&EXPORT during the Vienna Festwochen in May 2010. The interview includes scene-shots from the project Not quite kosher in Vienna that resulted in an EndPresentationmore

NOT QUITE KOSHER | END-PRESENTATION

in collaboration with SABINE WUTSCHEK , FRANZ SRAMEK,  HEIDEMARIE RIEL and REINHARD MAYR (Austria) DVD distributed and available through Contemporary Arts Media Melbourne/London – leading consultant for Arts Education supported by: Das Dorf (artists in residence program), LABfactory, Toolsatwork und The Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia 12 May 2010, 8pm at DAS DORFmore

NOT QUITE KOSHER

An abstract play by AIP is the basis for the development of a video/sound installation through onsite explorations and filmed (documented) performances in public spaces and private environment in Vienna. Performances occurred in following locations: Karlsplatz, Heldenplatz, Stephansplatz, Graben, Volksgarten, Donaulände, Das Dorf, Schloss Schönbrunn, Narrenturm, Das Dorf. Not quite koshermore

THE CLONED CITY

video/sound material was collected through onsite explorations in New Dubai – March The Cloned City developed through onsite explorations in New Dubai, one of the fastest growing City environments worldwide; confronted by utopian looking buildings and suburbs that seem to develop the Western Lifestyle to the extreme; controlling nature, manmore

ARTIST BOOK – INTERVENTION

The photographs and audio-visual work were created to illustrate a story: of looking at things, looking at situations, looking into people’s faces. The work created in this particular context turned the word intervention into a poetic experience and took the notion from a place of fear and resistance to onemore

CHRISTMAS

in collaboration with PATRICK TAGOE TURKSON (Ghana), MICHAEL VANDELEUR (Australia), SORA TAKAYAMA (Japan) and SINA MOSER (Austria): performances took place in Australia, Austria, Ghana and India – September to December 2009 – final work was developed in Fremantle,Western Australia HDvideo 06’24 min                  more

INTERVENTION-INTRODUCTION

INTERVENTION explores the term of intervention in its artistic meaning and beyond. The project series has resulted in a book of photographs, text and a Blu-Ray Disc with audio-visual installations, exemplifying the artist’s recurrent combination of static and temporal work. Single elements were based on text (aphorism) written by themore

INTERVENTION-PHOTO COLLECTION

INTERVENTION – project series 2009 in HD experimentations with performance and new media art the project series results in an ARTIST BOOK of photographs, text and a Blu-Ray Disc with audio-visual installations KUMASI PART THREE developed at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana August 2009 live performance CANmore

CAN YOU SEE THE SOUND?

“This is my forest, get out of my forest!” the artist repetitively yelled at the people standing in the museum. Then he suddenly started to run in a circle around the museum-space, telling people to follow him; first inviting, then urging and finally aggressively commanding. As soon as people followedmore

GHANA CHILD

video/sound installation, in relation to Intervention PART 3 during The Kumasi Symposium, Ghana, 2009 In Kumasi, I wanted to visit a private house and made contact with a man, who invited me in. His young child was sitting on the floor, eating his lunch out of a bowl. It did not recognisemore

CURIO KIOSKS PROJECT

artistic documentation by bello benischauer about THE KUMASI SYMPOSIUM Tapping Local Resources for Sustainable Education through Art Department of General Art Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana July 31-August 14, 2009 project curating/developing/documenting/presenting & lecture plus artist presentation The symposium ismore

KUMASI/GHANA

… explored human beings and their immediate surroundings to discover what actions can destroy others, or interfere with their environment. This part evolved from the discussion about creating appropriate environments for people – both in general and in particular places. It investigated how local resources could be engaged most efficiently, how artmore

EVORA/PORTUGAL

… looked further, examining interventions that happen between people/bodies; how we interact, intervene, interfere and how we individually grow into what we finally are: individual beings, formed by culture, society, language. Explorations in the use of movement, dance and rhythm: dancers created situations together in a public space and in privatemore

SUBNET-INTERVIEW

subnet salzburg platform for media art and experimental technologies project name: SALZBURG_backyard, the AIR project was funded by subnet The residency led to an exhibition and presentation of work created throughout the time at subnet. Residency: 11th – 31st May, Exhibition dates: 29th May – 12th June 2009, Opening: Thursday 28th May 2009more

SALZBURG/AUSTRIA

… questioned: What does artistic intervention in public and private mean? What is the attempt for such an intervention? How do we fit – as an individual – into a space? This first approach sought to understand what an art-intervention may be able to cause and investigated how reactions from the generalmore

SUEX-FOUR-WALL INSTALLATION

SUEX is an installation consisting of four videos in relation to four different sound compositions. Basis is an aphorism by AIP in 16 sequences. The text is translated into Hebrew, Japanese and Noongar (language of Indigenous Australians, southwest corner of Western Australia).The text was recorded in each language, building themore

SUEX BLU-RAY

SUSTAINABILITY & EXTINCTION – audio-visual installation in four parts The project reflects on urgent matters concerning our lifestyle, throwaway society and cultura intolerance/ignorance. It discusses in which directions the world will possibly develop, which relationships/communities are about to be created in context to different perceptions of environmental sustainability and climate change.more

EXILE

This is an artistic identification with human existence and how we sometimes feel dislocated. The installation plays with the body’s limitations of movement and sets the human body in confrontation to artificial life form that extends human abilities to move. EXILe questions how we try to recreate, recharge and how we dealmore

SUEX-SUSTAINABILITY & EXTINCTION ESSAY

published in ARTECH 2008, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Arts by Alvaro Barbosa (Editor), School of Arts, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal  2008, ISBN: 978-989-95776-3-3 Abstract  —  This paper is about the aesthetic, conceptual and technical aspects of the work by new media artist bello benischauer (Australia/Austria) and specificallymore

SUEX-RECYCLED IMAC INSTALLATION

in collaboration with GRAHAM BRADDY, AVI HARPAZ, TIM McCABE (Australia) and SORA TAKAYAMA (Japan) English-06’40 min, Hebrew-06’40 min, Japanese-06’40 min, and Noongar-05’30 min Blu-ray distributed and available through Contemporary Arts Media Melbourne/London – leading consultant for Arts Education four-wall installation, black walls: video cube The four videos have different length and are broughtmore

SUEX-PHOTOS

SUEX-Book  

ASAGAO

This work shows the human being as an alienated and remote-controlled figure that strolls through shopping malls and finds itself exposed to nature and a world based on urban areas, traffic and mass media. The human being starts to float, losing individualism and independence. The body of the main animated figuremore

SUEX-WALL-OBJECTS

disabled silence – Oil on Hardboard, 4-40x120cm, AUD $ 8000,- Organic – Oil on Hardboard, 6-60x80cm, AUD $ 12000,- SUEX-wall – Oil on Hardboard, 6-60x80cm, AUD $ 8000,- secret family – Oil on Hardboard, 9-30x80cm, AUD $ 9000,-

PROJECT X

A story about the discoveries of an alien being (called Blind Queen) sent to earth to investigate human life. A philosophical view on things around us in Western Society in English and German. Aphoristic talk about world and inner experiences based on a text by AIP: from birth to growing up,more