hansi and me

Artistic Research  

Lecture performance / Excerpt

Saturday September 24, 2016
Sunday September 25, 2016
11am - 1.30pm

Volkskundemuseum Wien
Laudongasse 15-19
1080 Vienna

Entrance all inclusive 25€
Registration till the 21st of September, 2016

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"hansi and me actually questions the values, wishes and aims of my artistic work.
In how far does art want to please in order to be successful?"

Doris Stelzer, choreographer, provides a performative insight in her artistic research on the Austrian Schlagerstar Hansi. Schlagersongs and folksy music versus contemporary dance, entertainment versus concept?

By diving into Hansi’s world through visiting concerts, hiking along with fans and a detailed analysis of his staging strategies, as well as pop cultural and ethnological theories on the other hand, Doris, driven by her artistic curiosity, oscillates between the poles of fascination and desperation. In her attempt to understand the phenomenon Hansi, it quickly became clear that she also has to question her own position as an contemporary artist.

„Confronted with my own preconceptions I found myself in wired positions. I couldn’t stay outside in the observer role, I couldn’t let myself be identified as a Hansi fan neither, although I found myself swaying and singing along with his songs…”

hansi and me is a wandering and constantly extending examination. The more distance Doris creates to the topic, the more urgent the questions seem to become.

Initially hansi and me was presented in the frame of the interdisciplinarian postgraduate course in artistic research a.pass (advanced performance and scenography training) in Belgium in January 2012.

by and with Doris Stelzer
Feedback Version WUK Frans Poelstra Feedback MAK Johanna Tatzgern
Thanks to a.pass, BMUKK, Christina Lammer, nadaLokal, Katja Stecher, ttp WUK, WUK Theater/Tanz
Photo Doris Stelzer, fan hiking tour Kitzbühel August 2011



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