God's Entertainment_BIO

The collective who tries to transcendate conventions of theatre. GE works in the area of performance, happening, visual arts and sound. GE attempts permanently to re-define the term performance, and to equip it with relevance in relation to contemporary theatre and other media. Their work confronts Austria's political and cultural identity. This is permanently understood as criticism of a social surrounding in different areas and demonstrated in their works. GE don't only use the theatre stage as playground for performances - actions take place in public space. The most important point, characterizing most of their works, is the fact that they include the audience actively.



The old Viennese performance collective God's Entertainment has been stirring up the public over the last years by their politically and socially charged performances and actions. By means of their radical approaches they search for new strong fields of tension in different social and cultural spaces, topics, structures and forms beyond theatrical conventions. Out of this artistic-social entanglement they create sharp edged social sculptures, often including the audience. |Nadine Jessen – Dramaturg of Kampnagel|



God's Entertainment is an artistic collective working in Vienna. The group takes up current topics and discussions and submits them to a performative process of research. The works are characterized by high intensity and lively participation of the audience. Performers and spectators meet each other without the protection of a „forth wall“. GE's pictural language nourrishes itself from the rich material of pop and media and work with quotations in an associative manner. Stage set, performers, audience, music, text, body - all these elements are equal parts of the productions. God's Entertainment don't draw suspicions: they produce proof. Not at least, God's Entertainment do entertain: the shows carry away, they don't convince by serving reactionary challenges of the fun society but produce an energy fostered by social ill-humour. With „Fight Club – realtekken“ - the group has gained over-nationwide attention. Various invitations to festivals followed. |Carena Schlewitt – Director of Kaserne Basel & Theater Festival Basel|