PUC x BRAINCHILD x ANKERSAAL
About the project
Senses is a new work that resulted from the collaboration between Pop Up Collective and ensemble Brainchild. The piece consists of five smaller works produced by smaller teams drawn from the larger pool of artists. Each work was initially oriented toward one of the basic senses, but teams were otherwise left free to explore the topic without influence from one another. As the project progressed, it became clear that the senses are not easily divorced from one another. The interplay between the senses became an important theme, with each of the five works offering a different perspective.
Senses was originally conceived as a live performance but later turned into a video project. The video artists who joined the project became co-authors of the works, in some cases entirely re-imagining them for the video medium.
Senses creates an imaginative and vivid experience for the viewer and is intended to be available to the young and old, to the experienced and newcomers, to the reason, and to the heart.
Anna Possarnig, Maria Shurkhal, Amir Ahmadi, Max Windisch-Spoerk, Kamil Mrozowski, Michael Gross, Adrián Artacho, Katharina Hochreiter, Joel Diegert, Jörg Ulrich Krah, Eszter Petrany, Mohammad Reza Rasouli, Stefanie Schiefermair, Fedir Shurkhal, Ulrich Kaufmann, Michelle Abert, Sigrid Friedmann, Christoph Pichler, Tamara Holzweber.
Brainchild is a trio that brings together three different, but unexpectedly compatible instruments. While the saxophone is associated with jazz music, the cello with the classics, and computer music with the cutting edge of modern music, the three melt together into a chamber music ensemble nothing like its individual elements.
Partners of the project
Senses was developed with the support of Magda’s Ankersaal who selected the project for the Open Ankersaal call in 2020, as well as the Huggy Bears Program, where PUC is the resident artist in season 2020/21. Besides that, the artists created an engagement frame that integrates the youth of Superar. Next to that, the project has received support from Stadt Wien Kultur (MA 7), Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport, Land Kärnten, Vienna Section - International Dance Council CID.
Special Thanks to:
SUPERAR JUGENDORCHESTER/ ANDY ICOCHEA, HANNAH MEY, CARMEN LAEL HINES, Huggy Bears