“bodies in urban spaces” is a moving trail, choreographed for a group of dancers. The performers lead the audience through selected parts of public and
semi-public spaces. A chain of physical interventions set up very quickly and only existing temporarily, allows the viewer to perceive the same space or place in a
new and different way – on the run. The intention of “bodies in urban spaces” is to point out the urban functional structure and to uncover the restricted movement possibilities and behaviour as well as rules and limitations. By placing the bodies in selected spots the interventions provoke a thinking
process and produce irritation. Passers by, residents and audience are motivated and prompted to reflect their urban surrounding and there own movement
behaviour and habits. “bodies in urban spaces” invites the residents to walk their own city thus establishing a stronger relationship to their neighbourhood, district and town. The interventions are temporarily without leaving any traces behind, but imprints in the eyewitnesses’ memory. The performances should happen in different times of the day according also to the specific situations and conditions of each site. The special quality of each
place at various times of the day creates unique presentations. “bodies in urban spaces” is documented by the photographer Lisa Rastl.
Supported by J&T REAL ESTATE.
Willi Dorner is a prominent Austrian artist who has been creating his own choreography since 1990. In addition to various international performances, he has also been involved in film production. He is trying to create events in which the viewer has the opportunity to gain new experience, a different view and perception of everyday life. His work was presented at various events in Europe, Africa, North and South America, and China.