Du (Aber eigentlich geht es um mich) [You (but actually, this is about me)] / Barbis Ruder
In this piece of dance theatre, the three performers palter shamelessly and self-ironically with our images of femininity, beauty and ugliness, putting into focus today‘s strategies of self-marketing in a performance-oriented society. “In You (but actually this is about me) Barbis Ruder, Stefanie Sourial and Veza Fernandez show non-love stories and projections. It's about false hopes, unbalanced economies, dead ends and abysses in the language. To the ambivalence of needs, be it in personal or public communication.” (Barbis Ruder)
Languages: German and English
Barbis Ruder, born in Heidelberg, Germany, received her MA in transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (Austria).
Barbis Ruder uses her body and her artificial corporate bodies to mix topics like economy, work, intimacy and convention into complex, but also minimalistic and reduced compositions that take shape in performance, installation, video and sculpture. Her performances are always staged and related to the variety of media and form: from the body to the moving image, sound, sculpture and installation in space.
Her work was awarded with the H13 price for performance of Kunstraum Niederoesterreich (2014), the art prize of the archidiozese Freiburg (2015) and the honorary price of the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (2015). In 2017 she was scholarship holder of the Art Foundation Baden-Württemberg and received the START fellowship in media art. She lives and works in Vienna.
Stage, idea, concept: Barbis Ruder
Dramaturgical consultation: Andrea Salzmann
Photos: Andreas Diem (Live), Helmut Prochart (Sujet)
Costumes: Peter Holzinger/Samstag Shop
Light design: Andrea Salzmann, Joe Albrecht
Performance: Barbis Ruder, Stefanie Sourial, Veza Fernández Ramos
Production management: Karin Haas
Video: Ewa Stern
Co-producer: A co-production of MEOW ephemeral projects and WUK performing arts. With the support of the cultural department of the city of Vienna, the Otto Mauer Fund and the Bildrecht GmbH