Hosted and coordinated by the Vice-Rector
for Research and Diversity:Working group
Aschwanden, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil, Peter Kozek, Martin Kusch, Marie-Claude Poulin, Barbis Ruder, Jasmin Schaitl,
Performative practices and notions of performativity are recognized as full-fledged aspects of contemporary
art and design. It is in this perspective that key-actors of the University of Applied Arts Vienna are launching the
Angewandte Performance Laboratory
(APL). The APL is a transversal artistic research and education
platform that focusses on the relationship between the body, perception, and the arts and society in a post-digital context.
Its purpose is to serve as an incubator to promote performance as an artistic medium and as a field of research.
By combining in-house and international expertise, the APL offers body training practices; digital performance workshops;
conferences, symposia, and publications; master classes and presentations by guest artists; project development; and public
The APL supports the diversity of distinctive approaches while facilitating their convergence
through interdepartmental collaboration in:
- Socio-cultural, political, and site-specific interventions;
- Somatic practices,
improvisation, and notation strategies;
- Hybridization and performativity of media and technologies;
of the living and non-living;
- Historical and investigative dimensions of performance.