Linzbased #6: Monica Vlad & Anni Taskula
Monica Vlad (RO) ///
Anni Taskula (FI) ///
Thu, December 5 2019, 8 p.m. ///
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz ///
When international tenders, calls and applications are made or biographical information is translated into English, it is not uncommon to indicate the origin with the centre of one’s life and work – supplemented by the term „based“. But what does it mean, this „Linzbased“?
qujOchÖ sets out to find it. At regular intervals, artists living and working in Linz are invited to a talk. Those will not only focus on the current work of the artists, their used methods, techniques and materials, or by whom they are influenced in their work, but also on the living and working environment that the city of Linz offers them.
What do you value most about Linz? What still keeps you in this city? How often have you thought of moving away forever? What influence does the Linz art and culture scene have on your own actions? What do you miss? Is there such a thing as a „Linz culture“? What does Linzbased mean to yourself? And in any case: What’s a Linz?
For the sixth edition of „Linzbased“ Monica Vlad and Anni Taskula are invited for a talk.
Monica Vlad, lives and works in Linz
Monica Vlad designs and develops new media installations and spaces. She uses new technology as an artistic medium of expression and as a medium for the interactive and audio visual communication. The sound of her performances is mainly based on noise, ambient, experimental music, ranging from low to very high frequences that one can barely hear, from minimal to glitch, from analog to digital.
In her second life she is content designer at PixelTrend, a Mobile App Developer located in Linz.
Anni Taskula, lives and works in Linz
Anni Taskula is a freelance dancer and a culture producer currently based in Linz, Austria. Graduated in Culture Management (BA, Helsinki, 2012) and Stage Dance and Pedagogy (BA, Linz, 2015) her artistic work includes balancing between production and management as well as performance and choreography.
Currently she is performing with the Linz based dance collective “The Crew Dance Productions” and assists choreographers Jarkko Mandelin / Kinetic Orchestra (FIN), Sita Ostheimer (DE) as well as BODHI PROJECT dance company (AT) in tour management. She teaches dance and Gyrokinesis workshops, develops and co-organizes art events and festivals such as Body/Sound/Space (2013–2015, Linz, Austria) and EAST POINT WEST (2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).