ON EARTH by The Loose Collective
“In an ever more info-tained world, showbiz and capitalistic interests are strongly influencing the world of research and science. Our interest lies in the different performative proposals which translate and reshape scientific facts, thus enabling a reflection about the ways scientific knowledge is packaged and shared today.” (The Loose Collective)
Part I of The Loose Collective’s Feeding Fighting and Fucking – Trilogy goes back to the birth of the Earth and the origins of life on the planet, blending formats of educational science programs and popular-science TV documentaries into a rock concert and dance performance.
CONCEPT / PERFORMANCE: Guenther Berger, Alex Deutinger, Alexander Gottfarb, Marta Navaridas, Anna Maria Nowak, Stephan Sperlich
COSTUMES + STAGE: Hanna Hollmann
SOUND ENGINEERING: Stefan Ehgartner
LIGHT DESIGN: Peter Thalhamer
COPRODUCTION: Tanzquartier Wien, Kunstverein Archipelago, Performanceinitiative 22
SUPPORTED BY: O Espaco do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Stadt Graz Kultur, Kultur Land Steiermark
VIDEO: Ulrich A. Reiterer
The Loose Collective is an Austria-based conglomerate of international performers, musicians, fine artists and choreographers, who came together out of the desire to create dance and music performances in a non-hierarchical production structure. Their work is an ongoing research on the implications of democratic decision-making within artistic processes. The collective was founded in 2009 and so far has created four stage works: Here Comes the Crook – A Contemporary Dance Musical (2010), The Old Testament According To The Loose Collective (2012), The Game Game (2014) and The Music of Sound (2015).