1st and 2nd of February at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna

with Paula Caspão, Quim Pujol, Cécile Tonizzo, Bruno Pocheron, An Breugelmans, Anne Faucheret, Sabina Holzer, Eva Holzinger

funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) – PEEK Programme for Arts-based Research, project AR 533  co-produced by brut Wien, Volkskundemuseum Wien, and boite de production.

 boite de production is supported by The Creative Europe Programme of the European Union through Life Long Burning, Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, and Kulturabteilung Josefstadt.

Poem # 1 launches a series of choreographic events at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna. As the performance unravels, the audience is invited to work on their daily writing tasks: applications, e-mails, long forgotten instant messages, shopping lists… Everything taking place in the space is to be considered poetry.

Noa & Snow welcomes the unexpected in our quotidian activities in order to turn poetry into a mode of living. If current political structures are based on highly regulated attention economies, we open an experiment into new forms of coexistence where our gaze can wander as we like. Intersections between choreographic/artistic practice and every-day life correspond with the space at Volkskundemuseum dedicated to the exploration of everyday-life art.

In Poem #1 a theorist, a light designer, a poet, a curator and two dancers/choreographers will be working together in order to make their practices resonate. Unexpected juxtapositions will explore tensions between different fields of knowledge, celebrating the arts of leaking and infusing. In the words of Gertrude Stein, “Act so there is no use in a centre.”