Angewandte Performance Laboratory


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

Working group
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.

APL ROUND TOUR / Trailer / 23.10.2020 from APL - Angewandte Performance Lab on Vimeo.

raised ground floor
Georg‐Coch‐Platz 2 or Rosenbursenstraße 3
A-1010 Wien


Mo. & Tu. : 11 – 14 h
tel: +43 1 71133 3743
Thu. & Fr.: 11 – 14 h
tel: +43 1 71133 3742

Ricarda Denzer, Nikolaus Gansterer, Philipp Gehmacher, Mariella Greil, Peter Kozek, Martin Kusch, Asher O’Gorman, Marie-Claude Poulin, Ulla Rauter, Barbis Ruder, Charlotta Ruth, Jasmin Schaitl, Lucie Strecker
Senior Artists
Barbis Ruder – Outreach & Interaction 
Lucie Strecker – Research & Teaching
Peter Kozek – Undisciplined
Angewandte Performance Laboratory
Studio: alte P.S.K. – Georg-Coch-Platz 2, 1010 Wien / Open: Mo – Do 11 – 13 h / Tel: +43 1 71133 3742/43
Post: Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, 1010 Wien