Work-in-progress presentation "FURRIOUS" by Milan Loviska and Otto Krause
WORK-IN-PROGRESS PRESENTATION (16+)
DATE: 2018.02.24. 18.00-20.00
VENUE: Trafó Studió (1094, Budapest Liliom street 41.)
DURATION: ca. 50 min performance + feedback session
In the frame of Life Long Burning (LLB) program Workshop Foundation (WSF PRO) hosts and provides residency opportunity for Milan Loviška and Otto Krause / Territorium KV (AT).
The artistic residency at Workshop Foundation in Budapest is their first deep dive into the topic that will culminate in a work-in-progress public presentation in the Trafó House Studio.
ABOUT THE PRESENTATION:
In their residency project Otto and Milan investigate the processes and procedures of furrification and plushification of performative spaces, actions, roles, objects, and events. Similar to fursuiting, the anthropomorphic fetish of dressing in full-bodied plush fur animal costumes that is as a practice undertaken by members of a subculture called the furry fandom, this hybrid plushophilia can be then seen as a portal through which to escape the physical, spiritual, psychological or sexual constraints imposed by the human body and by human consciousness. Instead of attempting to reproduce animality as it appears in the natural world, the plushophilic fetish necessitates here rather a notably artificial and abstract sensibility that plays with the boundaries of both the contemporary western aesthetic category of cute and the Japanese concept of kawaii. This Furrotopia is a performative strategy to create new subjectivities, and to deviate its participants from the everyday experience into the realm of the imaginary, where change and transformation is possible and speculative.
CONCEPT, CREATION AND PERFORMANCE: Milan Loviška and Otto Krause
COSTUME AND SET DESIGN, 3D ENVIRONMENT: Otto Krause
A production of Territorium KV. Supported by Life Long Burning Wild Cards programme with the residency at Workshop Foundation in Budapest (HU). In collaboration with the Blitz Residency programme, Valletta / European Capital of Culture 2018 (MT).
Photocredits by Otto Krause and Workshop Foundation