Opening Vagabonds’ Hangout

VagabundInnen Treff (Action Space)

May 4 to June 22, 2018

An action space from the Performative Gusto Gräser Children’s Archive with play sculptures by Jonas Beutlhauser (artist based in Munich and Vienna), as well as performative presentations, readings, and reenactments with reference to the work of Gusto Gräser.

The Fahrende Raum is excited to collaborate with the artist Jonas Beutlhauser  for the action space VagabundInnen Treff.

As a model for environmental exploration, Beutlhauser has invited three chickens. In their presence, children and young people will author pamphlets together, recite random words, fog up advertising columns, and invent their own secret languages and symbols. Through the duration of the action space, Beutlhauser’s objects will be converted into play sculptures and used as such in scenes. The children’s learning process will be the central focus in doing so. The growing setting of the game will involve performatively telling a tale of contemporary vagabonds.

The program is a part of the Performative Gusto Gräser Children’s Archive

Jonas Beutlhauser, born in 1990, lives and works in Vienna and Munich. He studied German Studies at the Universität Regensburg as well as art and arts education at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, which he completed in 2017 under Professor Stephan Dillemuth. He is currently working with Professor Maria Muhle on his masters project “Postakademische Figuren” (Post-academic Figures). The sculptural works that Beutlhauser designed in collaboration with artist Elena Carr call for physical play. Whether through actual use or potential uses that remain only in one’s mind, the interplay between object and physical gesture remains central to the works. He has developed his own poetic language at this juncture.

In collaboration with the Mohr-Villa Stadteilarchiv Freimann.