Angewandte Performance Laboratory

(APL)

 
Hosted and coordinated by the Vice-Rector for Research and Diversity:
Barbara Putz-Plecko

Working group
Daniel Aschwanden, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil, Peter Kozek, Martin Kusch, Marie-Claude Poulin, Barbis Ruder, Jasmin Schaitl, Lucie Strecker

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 presentations.
 
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;
  • Agency of the living and non-living;
  • Historical and investigative dimensions of performance.