Shiny, shiny ... (Imploding Portraits Inevitable)
Shiny, shiny... is the first part of the Imploding Portraits Inevitable series of performances (followed by False Colored Eyes and Candy’s Camouflage), which confronts the current media-guided self-optimization with its own history's avatar. Celebrities, drag queens, models, critics, curators, art-collectors, or poets: they all laid their very selves bare in 3 minute close- ups. Behind the camera back then was Andy Warhol, shooting portraits of their most intimate moments.
In Shiny, shiny... post-processed wraiths from the Factory produce their own screen tests in a game of deceptions, a puzzle of glaring full-totals and extreme close-ups. Light and shadow appear to defend their bullheaded independence to the sound of a Velvet Underground feedback that's coupled to the now, while far at back you can hear faint voices from Chelsea Girls. Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable have turned into an imploding anti-spectacle.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, CHOREOGRAPHY: Chris Haring
COMPOSITION, SOUND: Andreas Berger
LIGHT DESIGN, SCENOGRAPHY: Thomas Jelinek
COSTUME: Julia Cepp
THEORY, TEXT: Stefan Grissemann
STAGE MANAGEMENT: Roman Harrer
LIGHT DESIGN ASSISTANCE: Sveta Schwin
DOCUMENTATION / PHOTOS: Michael Loizenbauer
DISTRIBUTION: Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Marlies Pucher
CO-PRODUCTION: Tanzquartier Wien & Liquid Loft
SUPPORTED BY:MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (Cultural Department of the City of Vienna) and BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur (Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts & Culture)