Programm Sa. 24.9.11 Symposia Melodrama + Rebellion
Melodrama und Gender Politics
The performance Who shot the Princess? is just a box-stop within a
broader process of the performative exploration of Melodrama as a
specific articulation of resistant gender politics. The next step is the
transformation of Melodrama into Melodrom as a societal battlefield of
emotional acceleration and medial diversion. It is nothing but a
theoretical and performative change of tires in the on-going reflection
With Gin/i Müller, Flor Edwarda Gurrola, Katia Tirado, Chris Thaler,
Hansel Sato, Tom Waibel and Martin Plattner; admission free.
Melodrama und Political Agency
The examination of Melodrama is intensified by the comparison of the
research of current forms of political performance and melodramatic
politics in Latin America and Europe. Considerations on the European
genesis of melodramatic political rhetoric are contrasted with
reflections on political activism and melodramatic militancy in Latin
Lectures of Tina Leisch and Oliver Marchart; admission free.
Melodrama und Social Resistance
Following the lectures on political agency in the melodrama a panel
discussion raises questions regarding the potential of resistance in
With Tina Leisch, Oliver Marchart, Jens Kastner and the Latin Lobby; admission free.
Who shot the Princess? Boxstop Telenovelas
Gin/i Müller, Flor Edwarda Gurrola, Nils Olger u. a. (Vienna/Mexico)
brutproduction. Entrance: 14,-/8,-/6,-*
Melodrama, Death, Love, Rebellion... from Princess Dramas to rebellious Telenovelas: inspired by Mexican telenovelas and Elfriede Jelinek’s Princess Dramas, Who shot the Princess? Boxstop Telenovelas
unveils a broad array of princess-projections of classic fairytale and
historian figures, film divas, artists and rebels. In this
Austro-Mexican co-production the actress Flor Edwarda Gurrola is
wandering trough different worlds of Telenovela while changing into
various un/dead Princesses: As Infanta she experiences a Jelinek- Snow
White-Déjà-vu in the woods, as Carlota from Mexico she celebrates a
fatal comeback with Emperor Maximiliano, and as Frida Kahlo she actually
doesn’t want to be part of it anymore. On the run from TV-business she
finally falls in love in a melodramatic Pasión Rebelde, in which Melodrama and Rebellion are in fusion.
Melodrama und Excess
Transdisciplinary party with excessive Latino rhythms and melodramatic
surprises. Slam-Poetry-Performance of Tiosha Bojorquez; admission free.