donaufestival 17: APRIL 28-MAY 6 "donaufestival (...) is one of the most progressive arts festivals in Europe." Pitchfork
10 YEARS REDEFINING ARTS
With almost 20 performative works and 50 concerts, the 2014 donaufestival sets off on a quest in search of artistic statements that navigate within the thematic complex of humans, nature, exploitation, and exclusion between everyday realities and utopian concepts. In non-hierarchical group experiences, interventions in public space, and performative and discursive rituals, vehement visual, sonic, and vocal indictments against a world of exclusion, eradication, and destruction converge with utopian counter models for society beyond all obsolete dualistic thought and action schemes. This utopia of a new world conception in the realm of the performative arts is also reflected in the rendering of a radically new soundscape that spans from experimental electronic innovations between ambient and techno to audio-visual premieres, new band and club formats, sound art, and installations.
Robert Henke/Ebe Oke/Oneohtrix Point Never/Mouse on Mars/Roly Porter/Jon Hopkins/Vessel/Dean Blunt/Jeff Mills/Edgar Retro/ Hospital Productions Label Night with Vatican Shadow/Ninos Du Brasil/Ron Morelli/Tim Hecker/Snoww Crystal/Gardland/Body/Head/ clipping./Peaches/DJ Sprinkles/Mykki Blanco/Kelela/Xiu Xiu/James Ferraro/Oren Ambarchi/Pharmakon/Forest Swords/Samuel Kerridge/Violetshaped/Objekt/Boddika b2b Joy Orbison/Karenn Morphine Records Label Afternoon with Metasplice/Charles Cohen/ Morphosis/Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld/Nozinja/Editions Mego family of labels showcase with Fennesz/Stephen O’Malley/Kassel Jaeger/Compound Eye/Bill Orcutt/Sensate Focus Outer Space/Donato Dozzy & Chris Madak
Dries Verhoeven/God ́s Entertainment/Emi Honda & Jordan McKenzie/Macular/Santiago Sierra/Jeremy Wade/Igor Koruga/Xiu Xiu/Monika Grzymala/Liz Rosenfeld/Carlos Maria Romero & Guillaume Marie/AA Bronson/Meg Stuart/Johannes Paul Raether/Keith Hennessy&Ciro Zero/Patrycja German/Annie Sprinkle&Beth Stephens
, Vienna, Austria