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SECOND SKIN - turn the beat around

(soundtrack for the dance piece by Michael Turinsky / Vienna 2016)

33 minutes soundtrack composed for a dancepiece

"What if our most idiotic dark twisted pleasures were not something superficial
and deceptive but would rather contain the deepest grains of our own history,
our troubles, individual and collective, present and past.
What if the commodified pleasures offered by popular culture
turned around the beat of a collectively felt sense of injustice and oppression?
What if the shared pleasures of popular culture would envelope our collectively
shared sense of oppression like a fancy semi-transparent dress envelopes a body
that is at the same time veiled and revealed?
And what if Rihanna and Puff Daddy could teach us something smart about
capitalism and disability?
Messing around with concepts of visibility and invisibility, affect and
representation, labor and capital, boredom and excitement, Second Skin –
Turn the beat around decomposes the format of the (hip hop)
music video into its various surfaces, engages slowness, repetition
and pauses and thereby proposes a crip temporality which embraces at the same time
negativity as well as pleasure."

Concept/Choreography/Performance: MICHAEL TURINSKY
Music: Ulrich Troyer
Production management: Angela Vadori
Stage Design: Jenny Schleif
Costumes: Hanna Hollmann
Light: Andreas Lendais
Photography: Raffael Stiborek
Assistance: Paula Galimany
Co-production with Tanzquartier Wien.
Supported by Culture City of Vienna and Federal Chancellery.
With the friendly support of Tanz*Hotel.

The piece was shown at
Tanzquartier, Vienna (A) / Kino Siska, CoFestival, Ljubljana (SLO) / ...

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