The Long, very long Journey

13/5 2023 4 pm

Performance by Laure Prouvost and Sam Belinfante
with Patricia Auchterlonie Construction Choir Collective Susanna Gartmayer Ingrid Oberkanins OMAS GEGEN RECHTSSuperar children’s choir

Free admission, no prior registration is needed.

On the opening weekend of the exhibition, Laure Prouvost and Sam Belinfante gather amateur and professional musicians from different generations for a unique choral performance. Inspired by the search for traces of our grandmothers, The Long, very long Journey is a musical expedition through the spaces of Kunsthalle Wien. Processional songs, playful scenes and experimental sounds echo the memories of familiar connections and great heroines.

Afterward at 5:30 pm there will be a Coffee Klatsch with Laure Prouvost.

Laure Prouvost was born in 1978 in Croix, France and is currently based in Brussels.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins and a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in London and took part in the LUX Associate Artists Programme. She received the Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2011, the prestigious Turner Prize in 2013 and represented France 2019 at the 58th Biennale Arte in Venice. Her most recent solo projects include: A Flying Grandma in Oslo, Esmé Blue in Busan, Helsinki and Madrid, An Elastic Arm Hold in Tight in Copenhagen, A Swallowing and Breathing in Eindhoven, A Smoking Mother in Copenhagen, A Melting Into Another in Lisbon and Sonsbeek, An Occupied Paradise in Aalst, Deep See Blue Surrounding You in Venice, Toulouse and Lille, A Waiting Room with Objects in Minneapolis, A New Museum for Granddad in Milano, A Tearoom for Grandma in Derry, A Karaoke Room in Brussels, A New Octopus Ink Vodka Bar for Gregor in Rotterdam, A Travel Agency for an Uncle in Frankfurt, A Lobby for Love Among the Artists in the Hague and Luzern … tea bags, and wet floors and tentacles.

Sam Belinfante is an artist living and working in London.

Along with filmmaking and photographic work, his practice incorporates curating, sound and performance. Recent exhibitions include On the Heights, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2017); This is a Voice at MAAS Sydney and Wellcome Collection, London (2016-17) and To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells, Radar at Loughborough’s Carillion (2018). Recent performances include They Are Waiting for You, with Laure Prouvost and Pierre Droulers at Kaaitheater, Brussels (2019), Feedback at Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2017) and On the One Hand and the Other at Camden Art Centre where he was artist in residence 2015-16. In 2021 Belinfante presented On the Circulation of Blood, a major sculptural and performance commission for Creative Folkestone Triennial. He is Assistant Professor in Fine Art at University of Leeds where he directs the Centre for Audio Visual Experimentation (CAVE).