The American-German-Canadian performance group Da Group will link up with further performers in Vienna to open Cosima von Bonin’s exhibition with a flamboyant show. Founder members Oliver Husain, Claus Richter, and Sergej Jensen will be joined by Stefan Müller and Simone Junker, and the group will perform under the name The Ypsilon Five.
Under the pseudonym Die 3 Ypsilons, Canadian-German neo-drag entities Mary Messhausen, Doc Nancy, and Produzentin will bring their own irresistible magical sexflair to the Cosima von Bonin exhibition opening.
Admission free, protective clothing is recommended
For the exhibition, Mary and I have done a video. Watch an excerpt below.
BUT FIRST, let me take a selfie!
COSIMA VON BONIN’S
CUT! CUT! CUT!
FOR MUSEUM LUDWIG’S SLOTH SECTION, LOOP # 04 OF THE LAZY SUSAN SERIES,
A ROTATING EXHIBITION 2010–2012 5 NOVEMBER 2011 – 13 MAY 2012
FRI 4 NOV 2011, 7 pm: Exhibition opening
Reading by RENE POLLESCH & DIRK VON LOWTZOW CALIFORNIA SUITE RIP OFF
Conzert: MAX LODERBAUER & MORITZ VON OSWALD DARK ELECTRONICS & SEQUENCES
King Georg Club: Computerized Dubset MORITZ VON OSWALD, DJ Set with VIOLA KLEIN & PRODUZENTIN
WIR SIND VIELE
DIRK VON LOWTZOW
MORITZ VON OSWALD
MARK VON SCHLEGELL
FRIEDRICH W. HEUBACH
This was an Euro quicky. I got back from Rotterdam last night and still feel a little bit dizzy. Cosima von Bonin had an opening at Witte de With with the enormous title “Cosima von Bonin’s Far Niente for Witte de With’s Sloth Section, Loop # 01 of the Lazy Susan Series, a Rotating Exhibition 2010 – 2011”.
I don’t know what it was, but I was tumbling through the exhibition all night. Maybe it’s because I watched a bit of Play Time by Tati, which was screened in one of the rooms.
Saturday a week ago, I was part of the opening of Cosima von Bonin’s exhibition “The Fatigue Empire”. I had the honour of kicking people out of the Kunsthaus Bregenz. Sounds like the perfect job for me, right? My friend Doc Nancy was also there and drove the car through the 2nd floor of the Kunsthaus. Drink’n’Drive has never been more fun.
I started throwing people out on the 3rd floor by presenting “You Are Auf’d” postcards, which didn’t go down so well. Most people just wanted to stay. So, I said: “All cute people have to leave and you are very cute. Just look around, who’s left?!”.
And down the stairs they went.
Now you can call it performance. But when is a drag queen not performing? HELLO?!
It’s best to pronounce it like really gay. Fatty gay.
Can you use it in a sentence? “I’m so fatty gay.”
Cosima von Bonin has a big opening at Kunsthaus Bregenz on Saturday, July 17. I’m very honoured and excited to be part of the night. Right after the opening, there is a party on a boat, where Viola Klein and myself will be djing for all friends, party people and the sea urchins in Lake Constance. If you want to be local, just call it Bodensee. Basically, it’s like Lake Ontario but for Germany and Austria.
What is she going to wear to such an event, you might ask yourself?
Glad you asked. I’m going to wear a dress by Mary Messhausen (of course!), but from her Mary’o’nette collection. The dress features a digital silk print by the one and only Pandy Ramada. I’m so spoiled already. And this is not a hint.
Can’t wait for The Fatigue Empire.
Join in on an exciting night.
Saturday, July 17, 18 h
Karl Tizian Platz