What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montréal!
A two-part, two-city encounter of sound, film and video
Curated by Michaela Grill, Christof Kurzmann and Steve Bates
Montréal and Winnipeg - 2010
Vienna - 2011
Performances by RADIAN / DIDI BRUCKMAYR and MARC-ALEXANDRE REINHARDT / CHRISTOF KURZMANN and MICHAELA GRILL / NTSC (dieb13 & Billy Roisz) / TIM HECKER with MICHAELA GRILL and BILLY ROISZ /DIDI BRUCKMAYR / CHRISTOF KURZMANN and MICHAELA GRILL / CHRISTOF KURZMANN and crys cole / dieb 13 and MICHEL GERMAIN and MARTIN BRANDLMAYR / DAVID BRYANT, KEVIN DORIA, JONATHAN PARANT, KARL LEMIEUX / ANGELICA CASTELLO, BILLY ROISZ, STEVE BATES / KEVIN DORIA, DAVID BRYANT, MARTIN BRANDLMAYR / JONATHAN PARANT / crys cole / KARL LEMIEUX, dieb13 / DOUGLAS MOFFAT /
Film and video work by Ernst Schmidt Jr., Albert Sackl, Jan Machacek, VALIE EXPORT, Kurt Kren, Didi Bruckmayr and Michael Strohmann, Tina Frank, Martin Arnold, Peter Tscherkassky, Billy Roisz, Michaela Grill and Martin Siewert, [n:ja], Peter Kubelka, Gustav Deutsch, Daniel Olson, Diane Morin, Vincent Chevalier, Nikki Forrest, Karl Lemieux and Daichi Saito.
What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montréal! is both a celebratory championing of exciting work emerging from the two cities as well as a challenge to keep innovating. It is a coming together of the experimental music, video, and film communities active in each city played in and off the other. It is a look and listen to the work that exists just under the radar, perhaps happily so, but destined to make reverberations later in the larger culture they come from.
The artists involved in What’s Up Vienna! What’s Up Montréal! come together for two intense periods, once in Montréal (and Winnipeg) and again in Vienna. They will perform their own works and instigate new collaborations through this encounter.