Sonntag, 12. September 2021, 23:00 - 0:00, Ö1



RESCUE - post-industrial dynamics - on air

by Rupert Huber / Zahra Mani / Balázs Pándi / Mia Zabelka
Radio mix: Rupert Huber, Sound engineers: Hubert Hawel and Anna Kuncio


In the framework of the Ars Electronica Festival, the live performance RESCUE - post-industrial dynamics on site @ars electronica - on air - on line will take place in collaboration with Ö1 Kunstradio and the EU project RESCUE. Rupert Huber, Zahra Mani, Balázs Pándi and Mia Zabelka will perform live on the park stage on the campus of the Johannes Kepler University. A special radio mix can be heard on Kunstradio.

RESCUE - regeneration of disused industrial sites through creativity in Europe is an EU co-financed cooperation project between Italy, Slovenia, Germany and Austria.

Austria is represented by Karin Schorm and Zahra Mani (Klanghaus Untergreith) in the EACEA co-funded project, which started in 2019 and had to be rethought on different levels due to the Corona pandemic.

Workshops and performances in abandoned industrial spaces such as the Römersteinbruch in Aflenz in southern Styria could not be held on site as planned and will instead take place in hybrid forms and online.

On 10 September, Rupert Huber, Zahra Mani, Balázs Pándi and Mia Zabelka will perform "RESCUE - post-industrial dynamics" in the framework of the Big Ars Electronica Concert Night. The result is a live sonic exploration of possible futures for post-industrial worlds. These visions of the future are hopeful and grim at the same time - new post-pandemic notions of work and survival collide with dystopian notions, spatial fragmentation and enforced distance.

In "RESCUE", things beyond language find collaborative expression in the first interplay between Huber, Mani, Pándi and Zabelka.

Visuals by the Italian artist Gavino Canu accompany the live performance at the Big Ars Electronica Concert Night in Linz.

And from the individual tracks, Zahra Mani will create a multi-channel installation for the Vaccari factory in Santo Stefano di Magra, Liguria, the following week.