donaufestival 17: APRIL 28-MAY 6 "donaufestival (...) is one of the most progressive arts festivals in Europe." Pitchfork


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