FIGURES OF THE ELUSIVE
POLITICS OF THE SKY
brut-Nordwest Vienna, 2022
Reykjavid Dance Festival, 2022
Within the audio-performance, Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir and Claudia Lomoschitz invite participants to witness movements, choreographies and politics of the sky through a feminist lens. Cumulus opens up practices of acknowledging the sky, creating moments of bonding with the sur- rounding environment that is our shared cohabitation. Recent research has shown that a warming earth will lead to a consid- erable loss of clouds in the near future. The climate’s culmination and manifesta- tion in the shapes of clouds, cohabitating the atmosphere and influencing - what we call - public space, is a sensitive and complex feedback system under the threat of a warming climate. Mobilized by state and corporate powers, clouds also take the form of toxic emissions, chemical weapons, and digital data. Cumulus reflects on cultural implications of power and power relations. What does it mean to look at the sky within the anthropocene?
Performance by Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir & Claudia Lomoschitz
Sound design & composition / Manuel Riegler
Sound contributions / Lan Rex, Ernst Lima
Audio composition & editing / Claudia Lomoschitz
Book design / Julia Müllner
Outside eyes Lisa Jäger, Mael Blau
Emotional weather drinks Alex Franz Zehetbauer
Videodocumentation Vik Bayer
Photography Moritz Franz Zangl
Thanks to Asher O'Gorman, Costas Kekis, Sebastian Scholz and Sebastian Doplbaur.
A co-production by Verein Eyjafjallajökull with brut Wien and the Reykjavik Dance Festival. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport and the Cultural Department of Reykjavik. Supported by Medienfrische residency.