Open Melt Down by (young)MAK

with Claire Lefèvre

Open Melt Down is an invitation to relax your jaw and let your shoulders soften. In this workshop, Claire Lefèvre will share practices inspired by her ongoing research on radical softness as a choreographic practice, as well as her investigation of care work in the performance field. This gathering will include simple somatic exercises, writing prompts and reading (alone or together) amongst other things. Everything will be optional. If you want to spend the entire time napping, there will be space for you to do that too.
Tue, 21.5.2024 6 pm9 pm
MAK – Museum of Applied Arts
Registration closed
Open Melt Down is a physical place as well as a metaphorical one. It is the room(s) in which the workshop is happening, as well as the space invented between the guests: here sensorial experiences and intuition are cherished, and there is no such thing as being too dramatic, too emotional, too soft. It is an attempt to melt down rigid structures in the museum and in the body. Gentleness becomes a method, a topic, and a portal through which to imagine (the) work.
The working language will be English, but you can write in any language you like.

Please register (see above)

€ 8 (Tuesday Evening Ticket)
Free for young(MAK) members

The ticket can also be used to visit all exhibitions on the same evening until 9 pm
Claire Lefèvre is a femme choreographer, insomniac writer, and reality TV enthusiast currently based in Vienna, Austria. She likes to think of herself as a hostess, welcoming collaborators and audience members into kitsch landscapes where politics and poetics are gently interwoven. Currently she is exploring the archetype and working methods of a performance doula, a role imagined to disinvisibilize care work in the context of performance making. She’s also working on a new piece, let’s see where that goes.
(y)MAK Team: Tara Momeni (Idea and Organisation)