15 H Guided Tour with Wolfgang Sautermeister
“training“ explores different body images and tells in a true-to-life way about processes of human transformation. It invites us to involve ourselves interactively, with the aim to think and experience “otherness“ not as exclusive but as inclusive.
The artist duo hoelb/hoeb creates a large-scale installation as a space for performances as well as for independent research by the audience. This training lab for inclusive humanism in the former art gallery of the city of Mannheim opens up new spaces for communication and experience.
Their work encourages to train the change of perspective and addresses people and groups who would not get in touch or exchange without this project. It is about participation, about exchanging knowledge and developing social practices and strategies. Artistic forms of expression like film/video, art, performance, installation are combined with the experts’ knowledge of inclusion research, anthropology, astrophysics, performance, neurology, sports for blind people, and care for comatose or demented patients.
The artist duo hoelb/hoeb creates a large-scale installation as space for performances as well as for independent research by the audience. This training lab for an inclusive humanism takes place in the former art gallery of the city of Mannheim and opens a space for communication and experience where diverse spheres are meeting, for example inclusion research, anthropology, astrophysics, performance, neurology, and care for comatose or demented patients.
Invited experts et al:
Thomas Macho (cultural studies scholar, philosopher, Berlin), Attila Andics & Linda Gerencser (members of the Comparative Ethology Research Group, Budapest), Caroline Dorn (astrophysicist, Bern), Nina Hömberg (inclusion researcher, Berlin); Anja Quickert (dramaturge, journalist, Berlin), Gerlinde Ofner (care of comatose patients, team Albert-Schweitzer-hospital, Graz), Andreas Karl (musicologist, Vienna), Maria Keil (cultural studies scholar, Humboldt University Berlin), Josef Barla (philosopher with a focus on philosophy of technology and techno science studies), Katherina Kinzel (University of Vienna, history of science), Juan Ruiz (expert in the field of human echolocation, Mexico).
Further experts from Mannheim like Sabine Schulz (director of the Alzheimer’s association), Yuliya Kostiv (nursing manager at the nursing home Maria Frieden) Klaus Dollmann, representative for people with disabilities of the city of Mannheim as well as goalball player in the German and Austrian national team (requested).
Concept / realisation: hoelb/hoeb – Barbara Hölbling, Mario Höber; Management / dramaturgical advice: Haiko Pfost
A co-production of hoelb/hoeb and zeitraumexit, imagetanz/brut Vienna in cooperation with the Künstlerhaus k/haus and the galery for contemporary art Leipzig.
With the friendly support of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, the Federal Chancellery of Austria for Arts and Culture, the Bundes-Blindenerziehungsinstitut Vienna (federal institute for the blind), the collection Günther Brodar, Arjo Huntleigh, B. Braun, the Albert-Schweitzer-Clinik Graz, the
Comparative Ethology Research Group Budapest, WU Wien and the Laboratory of Brain Computer Interfaces/Technical University Graz.
Since 2000, BARBARA HÖLBLING and MARIO HÖBER have been working together as an artist duo under the name of hoelb/hoeb. In their works they concentrate on inter- and transdisciplinary projects aiming at the creation of spaces for communication; such as in their earlier project Close Link at the steirischer herbst (Graz), which dealt with people in altered states of consciousness. „training“ is presented at the same time at the Gallery for Contemporary Art in Leipzig.
This event is made possible by INTPA - INTERNATIONALES NETZ FÜR TANZ UND PERFORMANCE AUSTRIA of the Tanzquartier Wien funded by the BKA and BMEIA.