FROM LIMINAL ATTRACTION TO
Magdalena Forster (AT)
x Milena Georgieva (BG)
Bile introduces an arcane character referred to as a myth, a host, and a lover. The nameless protagonist emerges from kinetic and sonic archives as if emulating movements and intonations observed and felt over the years. Verse after verse, they whisper admirations into your permeable skin and giggle at the aftermath of your desires. They shrug off a multitude of vices but swallow any malice. That being is caring yet un-attached, igniting compassion in your upper gut, mirroring your temper.
Artists Magdalena Forster and Milena Georgieva freely draw inspiration from the liver. The Greek word ‘hèpar’ (liver) was once associated with ‘pleasure’, as it was thought to be the source of the soul and human emotions and thus served as an inspiration for poetry and art.
The performance gives warm, moist spaces for affirmation, for processes of letting go and intimacy (in solitude). The audience is invited to watch dances that alternate between personal and abstract, to rest while being carried by sounds that move from the smooth glossy surfaces into the folds of existence.
Magdalena Forster is a dance and performance artist, choreographer and trained health and nursing professional. Her works flirt with the potential of the unfinished and indeterminate, turning to personal documentation, kinetic archives and memories. Her artistic work has been supported by the BMKÖS-Startstipendium for performing arts 2020, project grants from the city of Innsbruck, the province of Tyrol and several residencies.
Milena Georgieva is a composer, transdisciplinary artist, and performer. Her focus lies on speculative world-making, sprouting out of deep research in sound and music, landscape theory, queer feminism, education and body and identity politics. She seeks a fluid, unbound sense of sound, music and listening and transgresses genres to grow multidimensional bodies of sound. Composition grants by the City of Vienna, 2022/23. BAZA award nomination, 2019.
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE, CHOREOGRAPHY MAGDALENA FORSTER
LIVE SOUND, COMPOSITION MILENA GEORGIEVA
Co-produced by Magdalena Forster and Tanzquartier Wien. With kind support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna. Thanks to Im_flieger, Bears in the Park/residency programme
10. + 11.
Am Ostrom-Park 28, 1220 Wien