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The times of short-lived, brave and heroic men and their martial codes seem long gone, yet many of their behavioural patterns and ways of thinking still have a way of prevailing today. From gender courtesy and gallantry to MMORPGs, Live Action Role Playing and TV shows – all inspired by medieval knighthood – a revival of male codes of  valour and honour is thriving on the marketplace.

In a society attempting to move on and free itself from heavily patriarchal structures, the concepts of chivalry and chauvinism are dangerously intertwined. The armoured body is used as a symbolic representation of these concepts, exemplifying the discrepancy between the outer and the inner: An idea of masculinity derived from being hard and unforgiving on the outside, while soft and understanding at heart.

CREDITS

Idea and Performance: Alex Deutinger and Alexander Gottfarb

Sound: Stephan Sperlich

Lighting Design: Peter Thalhamer

A coproduction between Kunstverein Archipelago, PI22 and WUK performing arts

Supported by: Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Stadt Graz Kultur, Kultur Land Steiermark,  Bundeskanzleramt Österreich and The Place London

BestOFFStyria Jury Prize 2015

Tanzquartier Feedback Selection 2015

Aerowaves Priority Selection 2015

Springforward Selection 2015

Swedish Dancenet Selection 2017

TRAILER

https://vimeo.com/117258784

CONTACT

alex.deutinger[AT]gmail.com

alexandergottfarb[AT]gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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