The two-day event MAK NITE EU DRESDEN. Loving the Alien is the concluding event of this project series and at the same time a "best of" program of the more than 70 events that took
place at the MAK Vienna and in the different partner cities. What brackets the projects together is the common issue of dealing
with, and appropriating, the "foreign" as a strategy of artistic survival and of undermining existing patterns of thought.
The program was curated by MAK Vienna in collaboration with the partner institutions and is complemented with contemporary
positions of the local Dresden art scene.
* An event of MAK, Vienna, in cooperation with Jadłodajnia Filozoficzna, Warsaw, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Academy
of Fine Arts, Łodz, Impex, Budapest, and riesa efau, Dresden.
Friday, September 11 7.00 p.m. / Motorenhalle Zsolt Sörés, Budapest Ahad's Masters Garden: Electro-acoustic concert of the Ahad/Füle (Hungary/Japan) duo to Andy Warhol's film "Empire" Performance. Together with Csaba Füle, Zsolt Sörés aka Ahad creates unique sound environments around Warhol's silent movie
"Empire". From shortwave receivers, radio signals, frequencies, sound samples and modulations an "audional film" is assembled,
in this case a soundtrack, based on Andy Warhol's enigmatic and associative film which attempts, using the motif of the Empire
State Building, to fathom the complexity of visual perception. www.kunstradio.at/BIOS/soresbio.html
8.00 p.m. / Motorenhalle Grit Ruhland, Dresden Transducer Performance. The artwork of Grit Ruhland, DAYFLY ACROBATICS, is to be understood as a modular system in which sounds, noises,
interviews, stories, texts, drawings, installations, light, objects and materials are invented, explored, used, combined or
even generated. From this the ONE-EVENING ACROBATIC ACT "Transducer" will originate. DAYFLY ACROBATICS fundamentally deals
with the perception of the "world" and the questioning of conventions, spiced with a pinch of humor and absurdity. It is mostly
tied to a temporal sequence and intended to be understood as a system of processes in themselves.
9.00 p.m. / Motorenhalle The Mob, Vienna FIXING FREEDOM TOUR (The Director's Cut) The only full, unexpurgated story of one of rock music's legendary acts Punk performance. Rounding up "The Mob", the trained classic dancer and performer Magdalena Chowaniec created the epitome
of a punk band which she uses to ironically question the genre. The Mob is the deliberately dilettante attempt of being a
band, of creating a fiction that provides an exclusive insight into the glorious moments of a band headed for a dramatic end
on their legendary last tour. Lyrics by Diana Jumanan). Leading actors: Madamlena (vocals), Luigi (e-guitar, vocals), Joe
(bass), Do (drums) Concept: Magdalena Chowaniec/mariamagdalena www.myspace.com/rockthemob www.mariamagdalena.cc
Saturday, September 12 2.30 p.m. / Public Space Dresden (Meeting point: Motorenhalle, courtyard) Oliver Hangl, Vienna feat. Danny Bruder, Berlin Guerilla Walk Through Dresden Performative audio project. Oliver Hangl and the German rapper Danny Bruder enact two-to-three-hour audio tours in different
cities which navigate participants, sometimes without prior announcement, through adjacent public and private spaces. Through
radio headphones the tour guides convey information about their unannounced routes through the city jungle, commenting on
and fictionalizing sites and events, and encouraging, or enticing, participants to see chance as a possibility and to actively
respond to the unexpected. A guided tour of the city in the mind which is a soundless concert, so to speak, a dinner with
headphones on, a party without noise-the Guerilla Walk separates different levels of perception while at the same time isolating
the participants; individual intimate perception in a collective in the middle of a sequence of uncontrolled real-life settings. www.olliwood.com
5.30 p.m. / Motorenhalle David Moises, Vienna Hobbyhorse Lecture and participative performance. In his work David Moises combines accomplishments from the development of art history
(sculpture, cybernetic and performance art) with the personality profile of the engineer, the tinker, and the artist. According
to Claude Lévi-Strauss, the engineer and the tinker ('bricoleur') are characterized by a polarity of behavior: for the engineer,
there are only raw materials to be used at will and interference factors to be eliminated. The tinker also makes use of scraps
and fragments-witnesses, as it were, of the history of the individual and society. With his "Hobbyhorses" developed during
his MAK-Schindler scholarship in Los Angeles (2005/2006), the artist encourages the audience not only to ride the four-stroke-enginedriven
hobbyhorses in a proverbial sense, but also to experience the abstract notion of "horsepower" in the true sense of the word.
In a lecture, the artist approaches the subject at a theoretical level, documenting the history of the "cultivation", or "civilizatory"
appropriation, of the horse up until the motorized hobbyhorse. www.davidmoises.com
7.00 p.m. / Motorenhalle Chris Hales & Tejio Pellinen CAUSE & EFFECT Performance with interactive cinema. "Cause & Effect" is an experimental performance featuring short films made and modified
in direct interaction with the audience. In contrast to the existing tradition of interactive film formats, Chris Hales und
Tejio Pellinen develop their film works in direct collaboration with viewers. Arranged and spontaneous questions and dialogues,
exclamations, light, mobile phones, or noise of the viewers present determine the action and sequential structure of the films.
A typical performance consists of eight short films from different genres such as art, drama, live-action movie or music video.
Some of them are specially adapted for the site or the local language of the place where they are screened. "Cause & Effect"
is inspired by the Prague "Laterna Magika" movement as well as by the pioneering interactive "Kinoautomat" (1967) film system
under the direction of Radúz Činčera. www.kinoautomat.org
9.00 p.m. / Motorenhalle Dick4Dick, Gdansk Live Concert. The Gdansk-based formation DICK4DICK in their cosmic overalls bring together different skills and styles in
a unique hybrid blend between sound and enactment, playing a mix of punk rock, disco, electro and several others undefined
music styles. Nygga Dick, Dick Dexter, Boddy Dick and Wet Dick Junior have undermined the Polish music scene since 2004. After
more than 200 concerts, three albums, bizarre self-produced videos, some awards and countless scandals, they still unrelentingly
follow their motto "Change constantly!" www.dick4dick.net www.myspace.com/dick4dick
In the Loop / Motorenhalle "MY/WE", Łodz Video presentation, Academy of Fine Arts Łodz. "How can we say 'we' nowadays?"-the question posed by French philosopher
Jean-Luc Nancy is more present today than ever and provides a fundamental starting point for the discourse about political
and intercultural phenomena of our society and finally, about European self-definition. www.projektmy.com.pl
In the Loop / Motorenhalle Children's Film Factory - Dziecięca Wytwórnia Filmowa (DWF) Video presentation, Galeria Entropia, Wrocław. The Children's Film Factory, established 1985, is an animation film workshop
for elementary school age children (up to 14 years). Using simple means such as drawings, scraps of paper, Plasticine, computer
graphics or their own body, children develop their own short films with the help of artists and creative professionals from
other fields. The children act as directors, actors, editors, and set designers at the same time, and the results are as professional
as they are refreshing and "contemporary". Galeria Entropia is a contemporary art gallery based in Wrocław, Poland. Entropia
sees itself as an interface and presentation platform for contemporary art forms in the border zone between visual art, sound
art, and film. http://entropia.art.pl/DWF/DWFstoryEnglish.htm