21 January to 21 February | brut im Künstlerhaus, brut im Konzerthaus, Other Venues
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Happy New Year in a BRAVE NEW WORLD! The dystopian visions of a world battered by crisis are in the centre of our January/February programme. But the artists not only turn their attention to the near future, but equally to the blind spots of history, the consequences of unresolved conflicts and the very real fetters of humans caught in the web of a world of mass surveillance.

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29 to 31 January, 8 pm | brut im Küntlerhaus
Forced Entertainment

THE NOTEBOOK is a sweeping parable about lost childhood in the face of the war. Based on Hungarian writer Ágota Kristóf’s multiple-award-winning novel of the same name, the piece tells the story of two boys who struggle for moral integrity during World War II in a devastated Europe full of cruelty and opportunism.

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3 to 6 February, 7 pm and 7 February, 6 and 8 pm I mdw, Seilerstätte 26, 1010 Wien
onemorequestion / Joonas Lahtinen u. a.
YOYO - You are On Your Own

How can we prepare for the end of the world? YOYO – You are On Your Own presents strategies that considerably increase our chances to survive in the event of a catastrophe. The performance sheds light on the mutual relationship between future scenarios, fear and an individual’s options to act against the background of today’s affluent society. The result is an absurd and entertaining piece carried by fundamental fears.

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11 and 12 February, 8 pm I brut im Konzerthaus
Stefanie Sourial

FREAK deals with the relationship between repulsion and its socio-cultural origin. A therapy session sets the stage for the story of patient Valerie IX, who has been afflicted by unbearable repulsion and aggressions towards other people all her life. Balancing on the thin line between self-control and madness, FREAK gives rise to ambivalent humour.

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13 February, 7 pm I brut im Künstlerhaus
Kunst und Kultur in Zeiten von Konflikt und Protest

In connection to its January-February thematic focus BRAVE NEW WORLD, brut invites a fine selection of international guests to discuss the role of art in times of crises and conflict and the “political/activist” turn in art in recent years.

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+++ The Gap Release, 6 Februar, 10 pm, brut im Künstlerhaus/Foyer/Bar  +++