Partizipative Performance - Art Brut Museum

Setup “Klanglulu”, Art Brut Museum, Gugging

„Klanglulu“, Art Brut Museum, Gugging (participative sound performance)

With their site-specific sound performances / workshops Divjak & Schlögl explore the possibilities and intersections of sound art, live composition, performativity and participation.
The two artists are inviting and enabling the audience to be part of a collective sound producing ceremony. By using everyday tools like a hammer, pencils or kitchen ware in a nonfunctional, creative way the audience and the artists learn to consciously redefine their relationships towards their personal environments in a sensual manner. From this perspective the whole group of participants become some sort of musical entity. Fascinating orchestral soundscapes are taking shape and new spaces of shared experiences are beeing created. — mehr —


Austrian Cultural Forum, New York


(Film 16mm/DVD, 16 minutes, looped)

In his video Sonnenland, Paul Divjak addresses a sensitive subject. He filmed handicapped children, showing the viewer the fine line between documentation and voyeurism via a sociopolitically controversial subject. Rather than violating privacy, his camera captured the direct, playful, and authentic interaction between those involved in the video shoot.

“Videorama – Absurdity, Subversion, and Form in Austrian Video Art”
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

Participating Artists: Renate Bertlmann, BitteBitteJaJa, Paul Divjak, Thomas Draschan, Tomas Eller, Nicolas Jasmin, Anna Jermolaewa, Leopold Kessler, Stephan Lugbauer, Rudolf Polanszky, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Hubert Sielecki, Erwin Wurm

Curators: Gerald Matt, Andreas Stadler, and Angela Stief — mehr —