H13 2018: Otto Krause & Milan Loviška: Furrious
Furry Love Balls. Photo: Territorium KV 2018
H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance 2018
OTTO KRAUSE & MILAN LOVISKA: FURRIOUS
Exhibition: FR 07 09 – SA 15 09 2018
The H13 jury has made their decision: Milan Loviška and Otto Krause are the winners of the H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance 2018. Fur and plush are at the heart of their performance and exhibition Furrious. The artists’ both topical yet irritating project convinced the H13 jury as its “performative investigations generate strong sociopolitical statements, which are marked by an unmistakable artistic aesthetic.”
In Furrious the artists focus on the cuteness of fur but also its abysmal quality in the age of modern media. Krause and Loviška’s approach is curious and investigative, infused with a dose of self-reflection, which they also encourage from the audience. Their hybrid plushophilia can be seen as a portal through which to escape the physical, spiritual, psychological or sexual constraints imposed by the human body and by human consciousness.
Milan Loviška and Otto Krause explore the potential of performative formats and new technologies to question established modes of perception and to stimulate uncanny perspectives on the relationship between audience and performer. They work intensely with unconventional formats and strategies and are inspired by cross-disciplinary research processes. Their performances range from big stage works to intimate one-on-one situations in gallery spaces. The artists live in Vienna and present their work in venues, festivals and symposia in Europe and Asia, such as: ArtScience Museum Singapore, ISEA Hong Kong, Gibanica Biennale for Slovenian Contemporary Dance Ljubljana, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, WUK, Brut and Tanzquartier in Vienna among others.