Wunschkind is a performance intervention created specifically for the exposition
"Que desear" (engl.: "what to desire") at CaixaForum, Barcelona.
Inspired by pieces by Anish Kapoor, Rivane Neuenschwander, Liu Jianhua
and Dora García, Iris Heitzinger invites to read the pieces
reinterpreted through the body. She creates a bridge between the works
and the spectator offering the body as a site of projection where the
concept of desire is reflected and questioned. Offering a physicality
which materializes the suggested concepts the work looks at how desire
sometimes confronts us with our own limits to comply but also how our
most hidden desires are a potential source of strength.
Idea, creation and performance: Iris Heitzinger
Commissioned by CaixaForum Barcelona
Supported by: Centro de Creación Contemporánea
, C.C. Can Felipa
THE GUINEA PIG COLLECTIVE'S BLACKBOX (2009)
The guinea pig collective unites three artists from different fields:
(singer/composer) and Iris Heitzinger
(choreographer/performance artist). They are brought together by the interest to
create a discourse, which deepens the understanding of each artist’s own craft as well
as one, which offers an intense exchange and involvement with the craft of the others,
therefore, creating an interdisciplinary language. Their first collaboration is the project
proposition, which combines performative, audiovisual and media art with new technologies in
both the format of an interactive installation and a live-performance.
with the topic of the virtual space as a misinterpreted place of intimacy and of personal
encounters and puts this face to face with the immediate experience of direct human and personal
Idea/concept/creation: Dietmar Suoch, Christine Hinterkörner, Iris Heitzinger
Choreography/performance: Iris Heitzinger
Technical direction/realization: Dietmar Suoch
Musical direction/composition/voice: Christine Hinterkörner
Light design: Hannes Peithner - Lichtenfels
Costume: the collective
Set design: the collective, Ingrid Weichselbaumer
Blackbox is funded by the Arts Council of Salzburg/Austria and was coproduced
within the festival Basics 2010.
Furthermore it’s creation was supported by
- centro de creación de dansa y de artes escénicas contemporáneas/Barcelona,
- centro de creación contemporánea/Camallera y
- association of choreographers/Salzburg.
watch the trailer
LO QUE ES (2008)
SoloDancePeformance for a lady and a ventilator
Where does life happen?
Where does fear live?
In the relations
between owning, loosing and loving.
What is pride?
The attempt to protect one`s own
value or that which keeps us from growing.
What is disillusionment?
The loss of self-deception.
Where does communication or exchange start?
With the willingness to listen.
What is loss?
Realizing that one has to go on.
Why think about what should have happened?
In order to learn.
Why take of the layers one by one, give up again and again all the mechanisms that simplify my living
In order to find myself someday.
Lo Que Es is a reflection on how we try to
deal when we loose something or someone, on the process of admitting loss to yourself and working
through the stages of grief in order to go on.
Idea/creation/performance: Iris Heitzinger
Lightdesign: Dani Lacueva, Iris Heitzinger
AnDANDO CON ZAPATOS (2007)
Duo for 2 dancers and a bunch of shoes
"Would you lend me your shoe?"... Maybe being asked to take of
your shoe could be the most intimate favor anyone could ask of you. And maybe
walking in someone else's shoe gives an idea of his everyday routines, of his
way of moving, thinking, feeling... maybe it means touching a slight bit of his
essence even. And what is there to find? Only a caricature of someone, an
artificial image? Or is it possible to catch a glimpse of truth? And… in the
end is it me who’s walking in your shoe or is it you?
Idea/concept: Iris Heitzinger
Creation/performance: Ariadna Estalella Alba, Iris Heitzinger
CAFE MUT'S HOTEL EDEN (2006)
cafe mut. acts as an interdisciplinary (music-movement-word) and
interactive collective of artists, coming from the field of contemporary music
and dance who's declared goal and passion it is to
create the "moment" in real time and space. Moving within the playground
of the art of improvisation we strive to share the creative moment and
make it directly accessible and experience-able for every-body and soul.
This is accomplished in a typical "cafe mut. melange" consisting of atmospheric
and technical virtuosity, emotional authenticity,
abstraction and simplicity.
Collaboration in the full-evening improvisation
piece "Hotel Eden" (2006)
clemens salesny - reeds
thomas froschauer - drums
clemens wenger - piano,
marlene wolfsberger - movement
iris heitzinger - movement
guest: eneko alcaraz - movement
Appearences at: CCL Linz, WUK Wien,
Festival Dantza Hirian (Spain/San
Sebastian, Irun), Jazzwerkstatt Wien, Wuk Wien, Spratzerner Kirchenweg
(St.Pölten), Sommerpavillon Melk
video I, video II