Matilda Odobashi
Sööt Zeyringer

FR, 13. Dezember 2018, 19h
Performance beginnt um 19:30
Öffnungszeiten der Ausstellung:
FR 14.12.2018 12h – 17h
MO-FR 17.-21.12.2018 12h – 17h

Matilda Odobashi

E ka kush e ka / Who has it has it

The human figure is one of the main subjects in my work which
is revolving around themes as adaptation, coexistence, anxiety. While the drawings are an ongoing cycle since some years now, the installations are a new work realized for this exhibition. Throughout this works I try to create ironic (until the point of comic) situations of everyday life dealing with human relations. While using several layers, where each layer represents the space of a person/relationship, they enter in communication
with other spaces/persons. Sometimes supporting the other sometimes blocking him/her, the situations create a reality where the purpose is finding its own space in relation to the other.

Sööt / Zeyringer

On time – a performance with 38 beginnings

Different forms of counting off, countdowns and other signals marking a start
or an end, promise a beginning that happens either never or is happening always. Well known countdown formats and abstract structures are assembled to a rhythmical, partly absurd dialogue of numbers, words and gestures. The projection in the background visualises the remaining time of the performance
in minutes and seconds. 

The work addresses the time before the beginning of an action, the time
where everything is longing for the beginning or the end. The performers
use the possibility to constantly start anew, simultaneously failing to begin
at all. This performance uses waiting and preparation as the action to focus on.

Sööt/Zeyringer (Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer) is an artist duo that collaborates since 2012 and creates performative work situated at the intersection of visual arts, dance and theatre. Their live performances and
video works are based on movement and language which are combined in rhythmical and poetic structures. In their work they try to find poetry, wit and absurdity in every-day acts, language and objects. Their works have been presented at brut Vienna, Tanzquartier Vienna, National Dance Center Bucharest, Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Hobusepea
Gallery Tallinn, Kunsthalle Exnergasse and Kunstraum Niederoesterreich.
They received the ImPulsTanz TURBO residency, the Performing Arts Award
by the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Fleetstreet Residency Hamburg.

Matilda Odobashi – Sööt / Zeyringer