GHOST COMICS

A series of small comics dealing with „the pocess of making art“ and „the artist in residence“.

h2o hamletmonologue

performative installation/2015

in collaboration with anna-sofie lugmeier

H2O is an installation-based representation of a mental state in relation to the story of hamlet. It is coupled to a specific architectural situation as a cubator to summon fragments of memory. The expedition-like guided tour through the basement of the old Viennese theaterdepot gives an insight into a story-encrypted system, that can be seen as an archive and is always linking and relinking parts of a story. You hear a lost dialog, re-narrated and transmitted via walkie-talkie at the basin accompanied by the synthetic sounds of a theremin.

„O“

live-installation and performance/2014

in collaboration with Magdalena Meindl

The installation „O“ establishes a connection between multiple spaces: an exhibition space and a model of the same space situated in another building. Doubles, copies and forgeries are being formed in the process. The body of the performer functions as the exposed object which influences, manipulates and controls the other exhibits. The amplified breathing of the performer is sometimes invasive sometimes protective but omnipresent and also transmitted into the mockup-object. A video transmission of eyes that are glaring into the model watch determinantly over the performance itself.

performed in the Ateliers Kurzbauergasse and Semperdepot (VIE)

THE ONE THING I MISS THE MOST

IS THE RANDOMNESS OF THE WORLD

audioplay/textcompilation and music: evamaria müller/texts: diary-excerpts of diego urbina, romain charles and martin popplewell; statements of ansible and esa scientists; textfragments of weltbesteigung by gottfried meinhold; text from a scene out of l`invenzione di morel by emidio greco/voiced by: peter paul aufreiter, evamaria müller, artemiy shokin and leonhard srayer; singing: anna-sofie lugmeier

In 2025 the first colonists will be on a one way flight to mars. Currently plenty of scientific studies are monitoring the effects of long term confinement on the human body and mind. Space programs are sending their test subjects to dark caves, desert islands, subaquatic research posts and the antarctic or lock them into capsules for long periods of time. The results (often showing depression, sleep deprivation and even complete mental blackouts) mark the difficulties that determine such a future mars civilisation. Nonetheless private corporations like Mars One are getting thousands of applications of people eager to leave the earth behind.

The 4-channel audioplay THE ONE THING I MISS THE MOST IS THE RANDOMNESS OF THE WORLD informs about these current developments by dealing with the topics isolation and simulation and combining diary entries of people who took part in scientific studies with discussions in science fiction literature about the human as a creator of worlds and the illusion of the image. Experimenting with different methods of auditive simulation of space it uses and exposes sounds and codes of storytelling in film and media.

audioplay-snippet:

Rendezvous2018

lecture performance/live vj-set/digital archive-platform/2017

design and content archive-platform/performance: anna-sofie lugmeier, evamaria liane müller; design and programming archive-platform: peter paul aufreiter/text „das drama“: anita lerke-lugmeier/actor „magische worte“: christoph müller/video-documentation: zeno legner

The digital staged archive RENDEZVOUS3000 deals with the topic of contemporary story-telling and is furthermore asking for new ways of building up or reconstructing narratives. This multimedia-based pool of narrative elements was created by the two artists themselves and is continously growing. It is dedicated to the fundamental questions about contemporary storytelling and its multilayered implications and contradictions within.
Nations were founded on myths of origin, that often mask ideologies and although the time of the big narratives is seemingly over, we are confronted with an infinite variety of interpretations.
So how do we tell these stories today? Who tells what kind of story and what is the intention behind it?

Narratives are no longer able to legitimize the pursuit of knowledge, economic growth or social and moral emancipation. They only work as expressions of a point of view or of specific interests. Those points of view can only become paramount by being convincing or not.
The computer database as a virtual space has become a cultural form that is used to represent human experience, the world and human existence in this world.

RENDEZVOUS3000 searches for „fragments of memory“ which shall be getting collected, dissolved, analysed and transformed. This „material“ is then being inter-linked via changing classification systems to generate new narratives that can vary every time. The current version of the online-platform is being used as a storage-container for sedimenting this material and is also serving as a base for the theatrical performance, as it expands the staged setting into the digital space.
These performances are guided tours through this created narrative-database by the artists themselves and thus generate a different and unique experience everytime.

supported by kulturreferat der stadt münchen
developed and performed at the hothouse for rough translations (MUC)

 

WT1190F

setting, text, livevideo-installation and objects: evamaria liane müller/performed by: andreas egele (klangforum wien) and evamaria liane müller

The installation consists of the split fragments of a simulation (text, video, livevideo, objects, music). The audience faces text on a teleprompter as well as a live-video of members of the audience reading the text. This is accompanied by a visual composition generated by the body temperature of the artist on thermocromatic material. This colour-composition is the basis for the musician`s improvisation who is wearing VR-glasses to see the instructions.

The installation was part of Echotecture, a space-expedition with “new music“ extending over two floors of the old theaterdepot in Vienna. A precisely timed collaboration with the klangforum Vienna, under the direction of composer Peter Jakober. The evening consisted of 18 musical/spatial arrangements that were partially reacting to or referring to each other.