singing our lovings overall
an open rehearsal with Johanna Nielson

Dienstag, 30.1.2024 um 18:00

Free entrance

Johanna has been practicing a lot of metta-meditation recently. The Pali word metta is a multi-significant term meaning loving-kindness, friendliness, goodwill, benevolence, fellowship, amity, concord, inoffensiveness and non-violence. It’s a bit like doing kitschy wishing from the heart.

This evening will be a mainly improvised performance with voices and bodies moving.

Johanna is playfully struggling with words such as opposite. She doesn’t want to reproduce and contribute to the trend that there are only oppositions everywhere. ohppohsition.
pohlarity. dichohtomy. And the supposed either/ohr. Either left or right, either male or female, either Israel or Palestine, either either either, fucking either or.

Vanessa Machado de Oliveira puts it very beautifully: „Forget being either/or, be both and more, and moving.“

Let´s practice.

Image credits: Reiner Riedler (Foto 1) // Johanna Nielson (Foto 2)

Johanna Nielson is (also) a dance and performance artist, who lives and works in Vienna. Her artistic practice involves dance, voice and improvisation with a focus on phenomena of the sensual and sense-able. In collaboration with Agnes Schneidewind she made a series of performative experiments (AH I SEE) dealing with mechanisms of translation and perception. Johanna explores the interplay of (experimental) music and dance with such artists as Tobias Leibetseder, Marina Poleukhina and Stefan Voglsinger. She performed with luxflux, Arne Mannott, Alexander Chernishkov/Error Theater, Evandro Pedroni, Oleg Soulimenko, and many more.