2014 THE MAKING OF ÖSTERREICH
set design for The Making of Österreich.
A Revue through the baroque attic in MQ attic (MQW, Vienna/A)
Capitan without a sea Austrofred
Singers and dancers Performing Academy Wien
Music Kollegium Kalksburg
Set design Paul Horn
Requisite Sandra Fockenberger
Installations Kunsthalle Wien
Director Yosi Wanunu
Script Franz Adrian Wenzl
Dramaturgy Vitus Weh
Project coordinator MQ Julia Schützenhofer
photos: Sandra Fockenberger
(from the programme booklet:)
In the postwar year’s Austria’s image was strongly influenced by the American film musical “The Sound of Music” (after 1959). But inside the country itself the heart-warming song-and-exile story of the Trapp family largely remained unknown.
As part of a broadly based national branding campaign for Austria, externally constructed clichés are finally meant to be accepted internally as well. The “reconciliation” will take place in the form of a musical revue through the long chain of interconnected attics in the baroque wing of the MQ.
A coproduction of the MuseumsQuartier Wien with Dschungel Wien, Kunsthalle Wien, toxic dreams, Tanzquartier Wien, and Performing Center Austria as part of the MQ Summer of Sounds.