Florentina Holzinger, Vincent Riebeek, Nils Amadeus Lange and Manuel Scheiwiller
The collective Holzinger/Riebeek/Lange/Scheiwiller is renowned for its radically physical and strongly aestheticizing performances. Taking as reference the Gonzo genre (familiar to us from the fields of pornography and journalism), where the camera operator becomes part of the event, in JUNGLE they attempt to project the audience into events at the shooting of their web series Body&Freedom. These was initiated at the Festival Foreign Affairs 2015 in Berlin, where we shot its first season. Further shootings were made at Liste Basel 2015 and various gallery events in Vienna and Zurich. While the audience is given several different perspectives of the actor's actions, the production’s reality is revealed, oscillating between stage and reality TV show. In the preparation for their performances for the camera and their survival struggle on set, the performers follow strictely Hunter S. Thompson’s motto of self-direction: “Doing it yourself your own way”.