- About the artists
CHARLOTTA RUTH (S/A) 1977, Ruth’s work has e.g. been presented at Tanzquartier & Brut Vienna, MDT & Dansens Hus Stockholm and international touring to Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Norway, France. As an artistic researcher she has worked at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Uniarts, Stockholm and is part of a project developed by University of Applied Arts Vienna at the Venice Artistic Research Pavilion in 2019. Coming from the field of choreography, Ruth approaches ideas with a genre independent but site and context-specific approach ranging between stage, gallery, public space, institutional in-between spaces and online. A continuous source for inspiration and resonance of thought comes from working as a performer and collaborator with other artists e.g. Ingrid Cogne, Carola Dertnig, Alexander Gottfarb, Dominik Grünbühel, Anne Juren, Toxic Dreams/Yosi Wanunu, Petter Jacobsson & Thomas Caley. Ruth is educated at the Royal Swedish Ballet school and holds an MFA in choreography with performance art specialization from Uniarts Stockholm. She also studied computational thinking & basic programming, e-poetry, digital movie making, media activism, writing of Live Action Role Play and is since 2017 a PhD student in artistic research at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
DOMINIK GRÜNBÜHEL (A) 1978, Grünbühels work was performed at Wiener Festwochen, Tanzquartier and WUK in Vienna as well as guest performances in Sweden, Estonia, Hungary, Croatia, Israel. Together with long term collaborator L. Baio Grünbühels work is defined by the ambition of developing and creating everything needed for their performances themselves. Specifically built canvases, ukuleles, miniature models, puppets together create a bricolage that presents itself in the most unpretentious manner. In 2017 their work “Ohne Nix” was chosen and performed in the context of Aerowaves Spring forward 2017. Dominik Grünbühel has been performing professionally as a freelancer dancer in productions ranging from dance to opera to performance art since 2000. He is also the bass player and MC of Nifty’s, a klezmer punk band that was awarded the Austrian World Music award (05) and Ö1 Künstler des Jahres (06). Dominik Grünbühel is originally educated at London Contemporary Dance School. In 2016 he completed a Magister in digital art from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and is currently doing post-gradual studies in applied dramaturgy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.