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Photo: Kaspar Wimberley (New developments in Stuwerviertel)

Artists: Susanne Kudielka and Kaspar Wimberley
Site-specific performance

X Wohnungen Wien is a site-specific project produced by Brut Wien, that follows two unique tours through the „Stuwerviertel“, part of the 2nd district (Leopoldstadt) in Vienna. Each tour consists of seven performances, events or installations that inhabit and respond to a series of private flats.

The audience embarks on a parcours, which leads spectators from one venue to another. They travel in pairs and stay for 10 minutes in each flat, before leaving to the next. A variety of artists including performers, directors, dancers and architects collaborate with the occupants of each apartment to examine the every-day life of the Stuwerviertel, and piece together the narratives and biographies that can be found there.

The journey between the venues becomes part of the game, in which the audience’s perception of the architecture and their immediate urban environment is constantly shifting. Each 10-minute encounter introduces a new narrative to the journey that redefines an increasingly complex and personal relationship to the site. The boundaries between private and public, familiar and foreign, reality and production, are blurred.

X Wohnungen Wien is based on a concept that was developed in 2003 by Matthias Lilienthal at the „Theater der Welt“ in Duisburg. It was restaged for Berlin in 2004, 2005 and 2008 and has since taken place in a variety of locations, including Freiburg, Istanbul, Caracas, Warsaw and Sao Paulo.

A project report summarising our contribution to the event can be found here

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