How do the Rave-o-lution
of 12 March 2018 in front of the Georgian Parliament in Tbilisi and anti-fascist protests in Berlin relate to ancient Dionysian
rituals, and why does the soundtrack to these events come from the drums of African Americans? And to what extent does dance
club culture reflect the current socio-political situation and the struggle of individuals or of groups? The exhibition, curated
by Bogomir Doringer, aims to find a definition of 'Dance of Urgency' that is based on those emotions arising out of personal
and collective crises.Participants:
Chiara Baldini* (ITA), Jan Beddegenoodts (BEL),
Irina Birger* (NLD), Heather Dewey-Hagborg* (USA), Shohei Fujimoto* (JPN), Nikolaus Geyrhalter (AUT), Frédéric Gies* (FRA),
Kélina Gotman (GBR/CAN), Dan Halter (ZAF), Dimitri Hegemann* / TRESOR (GER), Sampo Hänninen (FIN), Cornelius Harris &
Mark Flash / UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE (USA), Andrew Herzog (USA), Damien Jalet (BEL/FRA), JAZAR CREW (PSE), Liese Kingma (NLD)*
/ SN8, Clubcommission Berlin, Rafael Kozdron (POL), Yarema Malashchuk & Roman Himey / CXEMA (UKR), MAMBA NEGRA (BRA),
Pedro Marum* (PRT), Moniker* (NLD), Naja Orashvili & Giorgi Kikonishvili* / BASSIANI (GEO), Francesco Pusterla* (ITA),
RECLAIM CLUB CULTURE, Paata Sabelashvilli* (GEO), Derek Sivers (USA), SPACEMAKER (NLD), Anna Vasof (AUT), Ari Versluis (NLD),
Anne de Vries (NLD)
*Artists-in-Residence of Q21/MQ
'Dance of Urgency' is based on the ongoing project
'I Dance Alone' and is a continuation of the exhibition 'Trans-Forma' in cooperation with the department 'Social Design –
Arts as Urban Innovation' of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Accompanying the exhibition is a comprehensive supporting
programme. Planned are film premieres as part of this year's film festival frame[o]ut (July 13 to September 1), an artist
talk with Kélina Gotman (King's College London), a workshop as part of the MQ KinderKulturParcours and a cooperation with
ImPulsTanz (July 11 to August 11), among other events.
'Dance of Urgency' is organized in cooperation with the
Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs.
The companion publication is produced with the
support of the Institute for 'Social Design - Arts as Urban Innovation' of the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
display: Sam Beklik, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Department of Stage and Costume Design, Film and Exhibition Architecture.
Exhibition graphics: Alessia Scuderi
A selection of Bogomir Doringer's research material will be presented in the donaufestival
in Krems (April 26 to May 5.).www.q21.atwww.danceofurgency.com