2017 Life Bible

#Recognize the Danger

Preface /Gery Keszler

Are you still marching or already dancing?

Welcome to the age between ages. An exhale becomes an inhale becomes a greedy suck for life. In the golden ages everything is at stake. People are dancing shoeless all night long on volcanos – shrill, fast, radical, excessive, eccentric and despicable. The stubborn credo of „Bohème Sauvage“: „Now more than ever.“
The new great freedom is so colorful and loud, knowing its prison guard is already waiting at dawn. Jazz clubs, blues clubs, expressionism, surrealism, enlightment, emotion, frivolity, provocation. Short skirts, short hair, strong women, soft men with eyes black as night – those who didn`t dare to be seen so far can now show themselves in the midnight circus ring.
Excentric night owls masked as phantasmagoria populate the bizarre amusement. The lost generation is shuffling between the zest for life and pessimism. We want to play and create – everything has to go out including the fears – the old and the new ones.
Burlesque, fetish and baroque are meeting with drag queens, clowns and freaks. Life is like a marathon: you should keep your nerves to participate. Arno Billing is performing the purple song at Cabaret Bizarre: „ We are just different from the others who are being loved only in the equality of morality.“
They want human rights and freedom from the chains. „There are no miracles, there is only what you make.“ is a smooth response of painter Tamara de Lempicka. Josephine Baker is dancing with the Great Gatsby while Marlene Dietrich is drifting together with Doctor Mabuse through Metropolis. Let’s swing it, baby!
Sex, drugs, decadence. The life that is celebrated can be wasted dramatically fast in a very useless way in the blind tumbling selfindulgence.
Watch out for it. Not everyone is pleased by what you do – even if the freedom you are leaving is meant for everyone.
Can you already hear them? Walking as one, marching as one, thinking as one, and extinguishing, in rank and file. The golden times are full of contradictions, full of extremes. Remain awake and vigilant, you wild, stubborn children and don´t close your eyes even when tired and saturated. Do not let the tyrants fool you! One says that gold does not rust – but who doesn´t take care of it risks a brown shimmer on it.

„It is my wish at this time to remind you that I have always believed, and still believe, that artists who live and work with spiritual values cannot and should not remain indifferent to a conflict in which the highest values of humanity and civilization are at stake.“

– Picasso, December 1937

Recognize the danger

46 per cent of all HIV-positive people worldwide have no idea that they were infected. This has far-reaching consequences – for the individual, but also for the HIV pandemic as a whole. Only an early diagnosis makes an early treatment of the infected person possible – this treatment leads to a life expectancy that is almost as high as that of people who are not infected with HIV – in conditions fit for human beings. Furthermore, if many people are treated, it means that the spread of the virus is stemmed.  In brief: The more HIV-positive people get treated, the fewer new infections happen. Which only works if everyone knows their immune status.

This is why we appeal to you: Know your status! An HIV test is not complicated, and it gives you certainty.

Still, many people do not use the opportunity to get tested for free. Many people who are open about their HIV infection have to face stigma, discrimination, and social relegation. They suppress their own immune status. But forgetting about it is what makes it so dangerous. Dangerous for all of us. Even if this warts-and-all view of us and of others hurts – it is still our human duty. Only self-awareness and solidarity can prevent our world and our values from being extinguished.  Life as we know it is currently being turned upside down. This is why we have to raise awareness, not only about individual health. This is what inspired me to dedicate the Life Ball 2017’s creative motto to a special and very topical issue.

Society’s ideological range has shifted. Things like neighborly love and tolerance, which used to be self-evident, are now being ridiculed.  Those who warn others about this fact are threatened, insulted, muzzled. Lies are told shamelessly, envy and hatred are spread. People who look differently, love differently, believe differently, or who come from other countries are called inferior – freely, on the Internet, on our streets. People despise other people.

The signs of the times – we know them well.  At the end of the 1920s and the beginning of the 1930s, you could already feel the signs of the impending doom, and it also hid behind nice masks and empty promises back then. The appearance of right-wing extremism has changed. The image of the “diehard” has received an up-to-date guise with a modern lifestyle.  Like back then, many look away; some because they are afraid, some because they are too lazy, some because of their short-sighted selfishness. Now, it’s on us to act. Let’s open our eyes and face the danger – this is the only way for us to act in time – for our society, for our health, for our future.

It’s on us now. Be brave, stay strong.

Yours, Gery Keszler

Mag. Christian Kern
-Federal Chancellor

The power of community

This is what we can learn from recent events both for the present and the future: not to stand by and watch while society is drifting apart. We must make it perfectly clear that violence, which quickly turns words into actions, has no place here. We must ensure that hatred does not become a means of settling differences, that there is no tolerance for propaganda. And we must clarify that reinforcing stigmas and fears never produces good solutions.

Community can only grow through solidarity among those who take an active part in it, through mutual regard and respect for one another, a fair share and chance for every individual and through peaceful coexistence. Those who discriminate against others will stand alone. Constructs in which the “we” requires “otherness”, rejected and unwanted, are threatening. It is the game of demagogues.

The collective “We” in a great society is unseparable and includes each and everyone of us, it’s what makes us strong. This means that we can lead our lives as we wish and love whom we wish. The Life Ball is a colorful and cheerful festivity which celebrates the collective “We” within a community every year. Thank you for that!

Vice Chancellor Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner
–Federal Minister for Science, Research and Economy

Nip it in the bud!

We all have to learn from history and draw the right conclusions. Today, we also have to be alert all the time and counteract when people are played off against each other because of their nationality, financial circumstances, or personal preferences.

It takes bravery and moral courage to look instead of turning away. This starts with the way we talk – first there is the word, then there is action. This is why it is even more important that we will not let a culture of indifference arise, but that we stand united against the polarization of society.

Richard von Weizsäcker, the former Federal President of Germany, once said: “Learn to live with each other, not against each other.” – we should act according to this principle and advocate peace, freedom, solidarity, and mutual respect. This is also the philosophy that the Life Ball is based on, which this year once again helps to carry these values from Vienna into the whole world.

Renate Brauner
–City Councillor for Finance, Economy and International Affairs

A metropolis of well-being

A metropolis like Vienna is always a focal point for democratic and social conflict. We all have to take the right steps in these conflicts on a daily basis: Helping fellow humans in everyday life, reporting hatred on the Internet, having courage when somebody is wronged, always demonstrating a clear, philanthropic attitude. This is the only way for a positive development.

Vienna has always stood for politics that look ahead positively and with a clear vision and that provide space for everybody – no matter what they think, or how they want live and love. The people of Vienna like this and they make this city, which has often counterbalanced short-dated populism, a thriving place where everybody can feel good. The Life Ball, which takes place in the Vienna City Hall for a good reason, will once again represent this attitude toward life and this stance in a special way in 2017, and it will shine its light from Vienna all around the world, which makes me very proud.

Matti Bunzl
–Museum of Vienna

The current explosive situation

As Europe`s biggest Charity-event, the Life Ball has become an institution fighting against HIV and AIDS. Every year the ball gets a little more shrill, colorful and courageous. If you want to experience this magic night you should be quick: Life Ball tickets are the hottest tickets in town!

Historically speaking the Life Ball is much more than just a ball. When the ball first happened in 1993, it set a big sign and step among Austrians and their approach towards sexuality.

So far the state tried to protect its people by several outrageous laws not allowing them to have sex or a relationship with the same gender.

It goes without saying that LGBT-politics were made in secret, behind the scenes. „HOSI“ named itself as an initiative in order to hide its character of an association.( The pink purple house was an occupied house. )

The Life Ball changed everything: as Austria`s first homosexual event it took place at the „Viennese town hall“from the very beginning.

This great success should not only be preserved but expanded, especially in times of political uncertainties. In this sense the Life Ball couldn`t be more current these days.

Oliver Rathkolb
–Historian, University professor of contemporary history

Return to the 1930ies?

Many observers of the political, social and economic developments since the financial and economic crisis of 2008 draw parallels to the 1930ies:

Bank insolvencies and fear of a global stock and bank disaster such as the one in 1929, rising unemployment, a deep-seated fear of the future, dividing tendencies into rich and poor, distrust in established parties und the parliamentary system, combined with a growing yearning for a strong “leader” who will resolve all problems as well as the rise of radical right-wing populist groups.

At the same time, we are experiencing a boom in the entertainment and leisure industry. Can this be seen as a retreat into boundless leisure time with no interpersonal solidarity and democratic culture, which is devoted to minority rights, among other things? Obviously, there are differences, such us social networks, which, especially in Europe, are considerably stronger than in the 1930ies, not to mention today’s improved living conditions and a strong democratic public.

British historian, Ian Kershaw, chose the following title for his latest book: “To Hell and Back. Europe 1914-1949”. Europe and the world found themselves in hell twice during the 20th century – and inbetween in pre-hell: the decision which way we are headed in the 21th century is essentially ours to make.

Robert Dornhelm
–film director

Two sides of a story

When I look at the collages that are both the visual and thematic framework for the Life Ball 2017, I feel challenged as a person and as an artist alike. Because the combination of the visual concepts of Otto Dix and Leni Riefenstahl show two sides of the same story – the story being “art”. Both are famous for creating a very individual “aesthetic”.

With her art, Leni Riefenstahl engaged in propaganda for an inhuman regime, whereas Otto Dix opposed the rulers and took away their “imperial clothing”, so to speak.

Mr. Dix once said: “The painter is the world’s eye. The painter teaches people to see what is important, and also what lies behind things.” With his drastic pictures of society and war, he became a pioneer of the so-called “new aesthetics”, which did not have anything to do with “beauty”, but reacted critically to and caricatured the circumstances during the Weimar Republic – with an unmistakable instinct for the threats of his time.

All things considered, it is not surprising that the Nazis called Mr. Dix and his art “degenerated” – which leads me to Leni Riefenstahl, whose imagery I looked at more closely, given that I make films.

It is nearly impossible to see Ms. Riefenstahl’s masterly skills and her calculated self-representation as being politically innocent as two separate things: Those who praise her art almost automatically arouse suspicion about totalitarian tendencies.

This is exactly why I think that, today, in a time where visual stimuli and mass media are ubiquitous, it is more important than ever give to her ambiguous personality some thought. Because of Ms. Riefenstahl, the question whether a “bad” film can be “good” art has been one of the dominant issues in the debate about the phenomenon called “mass culture”.  From Ridley Scott to “Star Wars” to advertising – you can find pop-cultural references to Ms. Riefenstahl’s aesthetic everywhere.

Whether she filmed a feature film or a documentary, took pictures of the Nuba in Sudan or shot an underwater film: When she took pictures, the aspect of beauty was so dominant for her that she thought it was okay to replace moral values with aesthetic ones. With her claim for “value-free” aesthetics, she staged her films about Nazi party conventions as ornaments of crowds of people – and she also stylized the aesthetic bodies of Olympic athletes so that they became a kind of “Triumph of the Will”.

She never wanted to understand that it did indeed matter which ideology she was aestheticizing with her effectively shot light domes and dynamically cut lines of people, and why she was partially held responsible for their influence on the masses.

All of this cannot be denied – not even by trying to use Ms. Riefenstahl’s magnificent imagery for a good cause such as the Life Ball. Not denying all of this does not mean, however, that you should not do it. Using the means of Leni Riefenstahl’s aesthetic – contradicted by visual quotes of the vibrant social critic and brilliant dandy Otto Dix – for the Life Ball, which promotes people’s rights to individuality and diversity, respect and tolerance, should be celebrated accordingly as a “Triumph of Humanity”.

Werner Michael Schwarz
– curator Wien Museum

The pictures are strong

It was the time of the roaring twenties that brought us so many strong pictures:

Marlene Dietrich posing lascivious and challenging in Joseph von Sternberg`s famous movie “The Blue Angel”, Tamara de Lempicka`s self portrait posing in a green Bugatti as well as the counterpart of dynamism and standstill embodied by the scandalous dancer Anita Berber in the perspective of famous painter Otto Dix illustrating her with blood-red mouth, pale complexion, black edged eyes – hurt and hurting- like Madonna and Femme Fatale at the same time.

Otto Dix and his big city triptych has put emphasis on the encounter of contrasts and contradictions: the eccentric pleasures of the rich and the winners, being confronted with war invalids, street prostitutes and starving female workers behind windowless brick walls , demonstrating the other, “shadowy” reality in the roaring twenties.

The time is realistic as it has never been before. The fine arts and the technical visual media melt together: newspapers, magazines are omnipresent and everywhere in the big city as well as bill boards and cinemas.

The pictures are strong as they take up the ambivalence between discovering the liberties and social provocation and social criticism as they have to withstand strong trends of uniformisation, simplification and exclusion.

These pictures open new perspectives on bodies, sexuality and gender. They confront traditional moral and integrate controversial experiences: war, survival, economic hardship and the new possibilities of social-cultural and artistic emancipation.

Those pictures are strong as they tell the possibility of a different story:

The Elite`s missing willingness to solve the Global Economic Crisis preventing the Ones that took power that ruled with fear, social exodus, violence, submission by demonstrating strength and force to make political sentiment. This led to World War II and to Shoah.

Dr. Danielle Spera-Engelberg
–Director of the Jewish Museum Vienna

Optimists lead a better life

How long do you wait? Which signals should be taken seriously? How do you best realize when the time has come to stand up and react? We are thinking about these questions on a regular basis during our research and exhibitions.  Especially when we talk with contemporary witnesses. What has to happen for somebody to decide to say goodbye to their beloved home country, and leave everything they once owned behind. “It’s not unbearable anyway, and – it’s not going to be so bad…” This is what many Viennese Jews thought when they stayed in their city in the 1930s, even though the signs were already clearly visible and you could already guess what was going to happen to dissidents, the Jewish community and minorities.

“My parents could not and would not accept it. When they realized what was happening, it was already too late.” We often hear answers like this when we talk with contemporary witnesses, who unfortunately become fewer and fewer. Others thought they were safe, because after everything they had been doing for Austria, they considered themselves patriots.  One of the most touching objects relating to this that we show in the permanent exhibition “Our City” at the Jewish Museum Vienna, is small and seems insignificant at first glance. Nevertheless, it tells the story of exactly this sensitive issue. It is a business card that reads as follows on the back: “Dear Dora! I’ll be right back! They came for us. Papa.” This message was scribbled with a pencil by Hermann Hostowsky. He was a military officer who served on the front line for “his” Emperor Francis Joseph and for his homeland during World War I, and so he did not want to leave his country under any circumstances. Mr. Hostowsky was a Protestant, but for the Nazis, he was a Jew. When they came for him, he wrote this desperate note to his daughter. On March 30, 1943, Hermann and his wife Klara were brought to Theresienstadt concentration camp. At the end of October 1944, three months before the liberation of Aussschwitz concentration camp, Hermann and Klara Hostowsky were brought there and after “selection”, they were killed in the gas chambers.

Can history repeat itself? Let’s hope that this will never happen again. We are, however, currently seeing that right-wing parties are getting stronger in many parts of the world.  Populists with simple slogans take over. What can we all do to stop this? Be alert, but at the same time not pessimistic. Throughout history, Jewry constantly had to fight pessimism. I will always remember the principle that the former president of Israel, Shimon Peres, once told me: “Both pessimists and optimists have to die eventually.  In any case, optimists lead a better life.

 

Gert Korentschnig
– cultural critic, head editor Kurier

Anticipation

If one recognizes the danger after it has shown its ugly face, then the risk that besides the real danger to be already late, exists.
Therefore it is imperative that when recognizing danger, this happens at an early stage.
Note the first signals, don’t close the eyes too long as one would do in his comfort zone.
Once the danger recognized, it will need courage, a clear position, stamina and defense with reasonable means.
But with which dangers and modes of threat are we confronted with nowadays?
With political dangers that result out of misunderstood ideologies and out of radical egocentrism.

We live in the age of demarcation, intolerance, the threat of things falling apart that compulsory belong together. And behind the curtain there are groups that work on the destruction of the system, wanting to take us back into the dark times.
There are social dangers, an ever growing gap between the rich and the poor that benefit the political dangers. Social – political challenges! Private and health issues that can lead to social-political issues. And connected with them all –the cultural issues.

Our culture is confronted and obsessed with the danger of media ratings. But what is culture really? Everything that we are, that we live. The conglomerate of our many facets.
The Life Ball mirrors all these facets, it is art and life, social and politics.
And a role model of standing united against the danger and threats.

Willi Mernyi
–Chairman Mauthausen Komitee Österreich

Inclusive, diverse and colorful

Being able to display and live individuality in today’s world is a clear sign of freedom and working democracy; it is also a humane way of dealing with one another. Looking back to the past, this was by no means a given. Looking into the future, it may one day not be a given any longer.

The threat of losing freedom and democracy is in all of us. Particular characteristics of an individual make for a colorful and lively society and are proof of its diversity. To this end, it is vital that no-one can be deprived of their freedom. Individuality is set against conformity and uniformity, which tend to judge, exclude and sometimes even prosecute those who are “different” and “exotic”. In Europe, in Austria, in our midst.

It is therefore our duty to detect signs and signals in this respect and to defend freedom and democracy, even more, to openly stand up for an inclusive, diverse and colorful society.

WHO ARE YOU LOOKING AT?

WHO’S STRONG?
LAST DANCE?

# RecognizeThe Danger

Every sexual predilection was catered for during the roaring twenties. Identities began to open up, traditional borders were publicly crossed. But the beggar in the background here remains unnoticed – nobody is even looking at him. What do freedom and beauty mean, if they can turn away from those neither beautiful nor free?

A new, openly hedonistic culture thrives amid the ruins of the First World War. Bars and cabarets are lled with individualist birds of paradise living in the moment. But their freedom to be themselves is already under threat.

A group of colourful individualists pursue their vision of beauty at the margins of society. Behind them, uniformed brutality is threatening their way of life. Do they have the strength to stand up for themselves, and for one another, or will they be trampled under the super-conformist jackboots?


LAST DANCE (Picture 1)
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: UNIFORMIERTE: ANDREAS WOHLTAN/STELLA MODELS, BEN HÄFNER/STELLA MODELS, CHRISTOPHER KREMSNER/BOLANTE MODELS, FLORENTIN KURZ/STELLA MODELS, JAN HENRYK/WIENER MODELS, JOSEF MOSTÖGL, JOSEPH KIRCHBERGER/WIENER MODELS, LUCAS BABUDER/MOTHER AGENCY, LUCA VOGELSINGER/STELLA MODELS, LUKAS SORER/VOLKSMODEL MANAGEMENT, MARKUS C. ENDER/STELLA MODELS, NIKOLAUS PREISER/MOTHER AGENCY, PETER ESTZRL/TEMPO MODELS, PHILIPP LACKNER/WIENER MODELS, SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, SIMON-ANDRÉS LITTASY/NEXT COMPANY MODELS, THOMAS STOIK/VOLKSMODEL STYLING: GERY KESZLER, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: ART + EVENT THEATERSERVICE GRAZ GMBH, KOSTÜMFUNDUS LAMBERT HOFER, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE UP: MARTIN GEISLER, KARIN RUTHARDT, MARIO KREN, MICHELLE HEGHI, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA LOCATION: KONZERTHAUS WIEN FARBE: DARSTELLER: ANDREAS GABAUER, WILLI GABALIER, STEPHAN KORNFELD, FADI MERZA, EDGAR BÖHM, ADRIAN OSHIOKE/WIENER MODELS, ALEXANDRA SCHERIAU, THOMAS MORGENSTERN, LENKA POHORALEK, CONNY KREUTER, HEIDI NEURURER, THOMAS KRAML, VERENA SCHEITZ STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKOELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, FUSSL MODESTRASSE MAYR GMBH, SWAROVSKI AG, ZARUBA GMBH, FUSSL MODESTRASSE MAYR GMBH HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER, ESRA UZUNAY, MARTINA ALMER MAKE UP ARTIST: ANDREAS BERNHARDT/BASICS BERLIN, PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS, THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: ALINA IVAN/MAC, EKATERINA BOBROV/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS KLAVIER: BÖSENDORFER BLASINSTRUMENTE, SCHLAGWERK: MUSIKINSTRUMENTENVERLEIH BREINSCHMID

WHO‘S STRONG (Picture 2)
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: HALBSTARKE: ALEK SVABA, DIRK RIESSBERGER, GEORGE KOFI AMOAKOHENE, GERALD VDH/MEAT MARKET, HC HAAS, MICHAEL WEINGÄRTNER, NIKOLAUS PREISER/MOTHER AGENCY, ROBY BAUER/BODY & SOUL HUNDE: BULLINATOR‘S WORKING BULL TERRIER KENNEL-RASSEZUCHT VON BULLTERRIER, KIKIKSBERG RASSEZUCHT VON AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER STYLING: GERY KESZLER, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS BIRGIT HUTTER, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE UP: MICHELLE HEGHI, KARIN RUTHARDT, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA LOCATION: DONAUKANAL/ASPERNBRÜCKE (MIT FREUNDLICHER UNTERSTÜTZUNG VON VIA DONAU)
FARBE: DARSTELLER: KELLY OSBOURNE, MARVYN MACNIFICENT, PETER WOLLENSCHLÄGER, INGRID STIEGELBAUER, BEATE BARTON/WIENER MODELS, AUGUSTA ALEXANDER/WIENER MODELS STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜM: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM MAKE UP ARTIST: PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS, THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: ANGELA REINOLD, MARSELA BARNJAK/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS, SARAH SMRZEK/MAC BODYPAINTING/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS/ KOSTÜMBEMALUNG: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM | BODYPAINTING/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS/KOSTÜMBEMALUNG ASSISTENZ: JULIA EDER, ANDREA MÜHLBACHER LITFASSSÄULE: SCHMIEDL INNENAUSSTATTUNG FILM UND TV

WHOM ARE YOU LOOKING AT? (Picture 3)
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: WATSCHENMANN: ALAN SMITHEE STYLING: GERY KESZLER KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE UP: MICHELLE HEGHI LOCATION: WIENER PRATER (MIT FREUNDLICHER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER PRATER WIEN GMBH SOWIE DER LILIPUTBAHN IM PRATER GESMBH)
FARBE: DARSTELLER: JODIE HARSH, LUCIENNE EMILY LÜCKE, PHILISHA CONDITIONER, TAMARA MASCARA, STEPHAN SCHOBESBERGER, MARIUS VALENTE, GINGER RED, FELIX SCHILLER/MOTHER AGENCY, BERNADETTE HEGHI, DANIEL GOTTSCHLING STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKOELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, SWAROVSKI AG HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER MAKE UP ARTIST: PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS, THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: EKATERINA BOBROV/MAC, FERMAN ABDULLAH/MAC, NADINE OTTMANN/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS ADDITIONAL SHOOTING: FOTOGRAF: MARKUS MORIANZ
DARSTELLER: GERY KESZLER STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI HAIR AND MAKE UP ARTIST: PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS

WHO’S TO JUDGE

# RecognizeTheDanger

The seven deadly sins reminded painter Otto Dix of the depravity and decadence he saw all around him in inter-war Berlin.
But who’s to say what’s sin and what’s virtue? Who has the power to decide for everyone else?


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: RICHTER: JOSEF LANGSLEHNER/MOTHER AGENCY | STAATSANWÄLTE: PETER KRAUS/MOTHER AGENCY, HENZ TRAVNICEK/WIENER MODELS STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, FUSSL MODESTRASSE MAYR GMBH HAIR AND MAKE UP: MICHELLE HEGHI LOCATION: ZENTRALHALLE DES JUSTIZPALASTES WIEN (MIT FREUNDLICHER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DES OBERLANDESGERICHTS WIEN)
FARBE: DARSTELLER: 7 TODSÜNDEN: GEIZ: MARTIN MELCHER, TRÄGHEIT: SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, WOLLUST: AMANDA LEPORE, ZORN: FLORIAN EIDHERR, HOCHMUT: LUKAS BABUDER/ MOTHER AGENCY, VÖLLEREI: JOSY OTTITSCH/BODY& SOUL, NEID: PUPPE | 7 TUGENDEN: CHARITY: BARBARA MEIER, GELASSENHEIT: MAX HENHAPPEL/WIENER MODELS, SINNLICHKEIT:
AMANDA LEPORE, LEIDENSCHAFT: CLEMENS HARTLEB/TEMPO MODELS, SELBSTBEWUSSTSEIN: JENNIFER BITTNER, GENUSS: JACQUES PATRIAQUE, ANERKENNUNG: PUPPE STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜM: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM UND TEAM KÖPFE UND MASKEN: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL. COM HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM MAKE UP ARTIST: PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS, THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: ANGELA REINOLD, MARSELA BARNJAK/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS, SARAH SMRZEK/MAC BODYPAINTING/AIRBRUSH/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS: BIRGIT MÖRTL/ BIRGITMOERTL.COM | BODYPAINTING/AIRBRUSH/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS ASSISTENZ: JULIA EDER, ANDREA MÜHLBACHER SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

WHO SAYS WHAT’S NORMAL?

#RecognizeTheDanger

The Berlin doctor Magnus Hirschfeld was a pioneer in expanding the boundaries of sexual identities.

His clinic offered a scienti c approach to understanding queerness. He was even involved in the rst ever sex change operation. As book burners tried to impose their idea of normal, he unlocked the door to new possibilities.


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: NABEL NÄCHT, CHRISTIAN WALLNER, GERY KESZLER, JOSEF MOSTÖGL, KARIN RUTHARDT, LUKAS GARTLER, MARKUS C. ENDER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, MICHELLE HEGHI, PETER ESTERL/TEMPO MODELS, RAJA SCHWAHN-REICHMANN, ROLAND ZIMMERMANN, VIKTORIA SHAW STYLING: GERY KESZLER, RAJA SCHWAHN-REICHMANN, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS LAMBERT HOFER, ART + EVENT THEATERSERVICE GRAZ GMBH, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE UP: MICHELLE HEGHI, KARIN RUTHARDT
FARBE: DARSTELLER: DR. HIRSCHFELD: DANILO DIXON | PATIENTEN: CONCHITA WURST, ANDREAS REITER, DANIEL GOTTSCHLING, PANDORA NOX, MAX MATTUSCHKA, MARIUS VALENTE STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKOELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, SWAROVSKI AG, ZARUBA GMBH HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM | HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER, ESRA UZUNAY, MARTINA ALMER MAKE UP ARTIST: THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN, PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: EKATERINA BOBROV/MAC, NADINE OTTMANN/MAC, FERMAN ABDULLAH/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS STANDSPIEGEL: BRIC Á BRAC SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

WHAT’S YOUR MOVE?

#RecognizeTheDanger

A game of life and death.

Oskar Schlemmer’s mechanical gures are like chess pieces in some nal confrontation. Are they people? Are they machines?
A destructive sex goddess seduces the masses in the background. The black and white machine-people must choose their next move wisely.


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: HURE VON BABYLON: BEATE BARTON/WIENER MODELS | TRÄGER: CLEMENS HARTLEB/TEMPO MODELS, LUCAS BABUDER/MOTHER AGENCY, MORITZ DETERS, NIKOLAUS PREISER/MOTHER AGENCY, PAUL HAMMERSCHMID | MÄNNERGRUPPE: ALFRED HÄRTIG, ALEXANDER WOHLTAN, ANDREAS WOHLTAN/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, AUGUSTA ALEXANDER/WIENER MODELS, CHRISTIAN WALLNER, DANIEL GIULIANI/BODY & SOUL, DANIEL FABIKAN, DANIEL PETER GRESSL, DAVID ROTT/TEMPO MODELS, DOMINIK FÜREDER/FRESH FACE AUSTRIA, DOMINIQUE FOLIE, FLORIAN BODNER, FLORIAN VANA, HASSAN SAFAVERDI, IVAN JOSIPOVIC/WIENER MODELS, IVICA KOROLJEVIC, JAN SCHINDLER, JAKOB GREIFENEDER, JOEL MACHER, LUKAS GARTLER, LUKAS GRÖLLINGER, MANUEL SONNLEITNER/MODEL COMPANY, MATHIAS POLLAK, MICHAEL KRIEGISCH, NIKOLAIJ JANOCHA, PATRYK CZUBA/ ACTORS & COMPANY, PHILIPP RACHER, SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, STEFAN SCHOBES KOSTÜME: FUSSL MODESTRASSE MAYR GMBH, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART HAIR AND MAKE
UP: ESRA UZUNAY, KARIN RUTHARDT, KATHERINA BAJER, MICHELLE HEGHI BODYPAINTING/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS/KÜNSTLERISCHE GESTALTUNG DES HAUPTPODESTS UND SKULPTUREN: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM | ASSISTENZ: JULIA EDER, CHAN HEE PARK, BOKYOUNG KIM HOLZPODEST: ART FOR ART THEATERWERKSTÄTTEN SCAFFOLDING: MTR PRODUCTIONS LOCATION: WIENER POSTSPARKASSE (MIT FREUNDLICHER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER BAWAG P.S.K.)
FARBE: DARSTELLER: LEBEN: STELLA ELLIS | TOD: LUCAS BABUDER/MOTHER AGENCY | SCHACHFIGUREN: MADELEINE ALIZADEH/DARIADARIA, VICKY HEILER/BIKINIS & PASSPORTS, ANNA- LAURA KUMMER/ANNALAURAKUMMER, KIM LIANNE/KIMLIANNE, HRISTINA MICEVSKA/FLEUR DE MODE, NINA RADMAN/BERRIES & PASSION, KATHARINA SCHMALZL/KETCH’EM BUNNIES, KIM EDISA SHAHINI/DISI COUTURE STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, ZARUBA GMBH, SWAROVSKI AG HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON | HAIR ASSISTENZ: KARIN RUTHHARDT, SUSU BABOLLEH/MUD, SARAH KORNTHEUER MAKE UP ARTIST: THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN, GERY KESZLER | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: SUSU BABOLLEH/MUD, KARIN RUTHARDT, EVA WADSAK BODYPAINTING/AIRBRUSH/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

DRAWN TO TROUBLE?

#RecognizeTheDanger

What is male beauty?

While the fascists promoted idealized sculpted torsos from an imagined ancient Greece, cubist and expressionist artists explored different and freer interpretations of the male body. Labelled “degenerate”, the artists were persecuted and their works often destroyed.


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: MÄNNERGRUPPE: ADRIAN TRBOVIC, CHRISTIAN KRALL/BODY&SOUL, CLEMENS HARTLE/TEMPO MODELS, GREIG MATTHEWS/BODY & SOUL, HC HAAS, JOSEF MOSTÖGL, MORITZ DETERS, PAUL HAMMERSCHMID, THOMAS STOIK/VOLKSMODEL MANAGEMENT | OFFIZIER: ERWIN HÜTTLER/MOTHER AGENCY STYLING: GERY KESZLER HAIR AND MAKE UP: MICHELLE HEGHI LOCATION: IG F23/ EHEM. SARGERZEUGUNG ATZGERSDORF
FARBE: DARSTELLER: KÜNSTLER: CACHO FALCON | MODELLE: ADRIAN DORFMEISTER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, ADRIAN TRBOVIC, CLEMENS HARTLEB/TEMPO MODELS, MARTIN MELCHER, RICHARD TREMMEL, SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY STYLING: CACHO FALCON, GERY KESZLER HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON | HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER KÖRPERKUNST UND SET DESIGN: CACHO FALCON ADDITIONAL BODYPAINTING: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM SET DESIGN: CACHO FALCON SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

DRAWN TOGETHER

#RecognizeTheDanger

The 1920s and 1930s were a liberating laboratory of self expression and sexual identity for women, gay and straight. At the same time, a counter-movement of chaste exercising con ned countless girls and women to a virginal sameness.
Were they drawn together at the price of their individuality?


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: TURNERINNEN: ANNA BECK, BIRGIT DEUTSCHMANN, CELINE ANZUR, CLARA BUXBAUM, CONNY SCHLEMMER, ELIANA PAUL, ELISABETH SPERR, HELENE BUCHNER, JOHANNA FRIES, JUDITH HAIDACHER, VANDA USZKAI, VESELA
DIMOVA, MILLENIUMDANCERS: ANNABEL STÖGER, CAROLINA GERSTACKER, CLARA KNOLL, ELISABETH BLUTSCH, ESTHER TREML, HELEN COVENEY, JULIA KOLLER, KATHERINE FIELDS, KONSTANZE BARBORIK, LARISSA KOLLER, MARITA LANDGREBE, OLIVIA KEMP, RAMONA REITHER, SOPHIE WAGNER, SARAH SOS, THERESIA MAURER, VALERIE LICHTENWÖRTHER, VICTORIA MERCEDES CÄSAR STYLING:
GERY KESZLER, VIKTORIA SHAW HAIR AND MAKE UP: MARTIN GEISLER, ANITA EDER, CATHRINE ANNE PHILLIP, ESRA UZUNAY, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA, KERSTIN BRUCKMAYER, MARIETTA DANG, RENATE SKALA TURNREIFEN: HANNA MAIERHOFER UND ERSTER WIENER TURNVEREIN LOCATION: VOLKSGARTEN WIEN (MIT FREUNDLICHER UNTERSTÜTZUNG DER BUNDESGÄRTEN WIEN)
FARBE: DARSTELLER: ANITA BERBER: SUNNYI MELLES, SYLVIA VON HARDEN: JOEY ARIAS, MARLENE DIETRICH: KEN KRUEGER, TAMARA DE LEMPICKA: NICOLE BEUTLER STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM | HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER MAKE UP ARTIST: ANDREAS BERNHARDT/BASICS BERLIN, THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: ANGELA REINOLD, EKATERINA BOBROV/MAC, SARAH SMRZEK/MAC SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

WHO IS PRIMITIVE?

#RecognizeTheDanger

Josephine Baker was famous for her sensational dance performances. She often wore nothing but a few ostrich feathers, and her famous banana costume caused a public scandal. She played with stereotypes about “natural“ African sensuality. But while audiences gawped at her gyrations, many saw in her art a re ection of their own expectations and desires.


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: THEATERPUBLIKUM: AILA KOCH/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, ALISA VENGEROVA/TEMPO MODELS, ALIYA DAVLETOVA/VOLKSMODEL, ANDREAS WOHLTAN/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, ANDY LEITNER, ANFISA POLEKHINA/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, ANNA MARIA MITTELBERGER/BODY & SOUL, ANTONIA HAUSMAIR/WIENER MODELS, BEN HÄFNER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, BERNHARD SINGER/TEMPO MODELS, BIANCA GINSBERG/MOTHER AGENCY, BRIGITTE POLT/
BODY & SOUL, CASPAR LEUHUSEN/WIENER MODELS, CATHARINA INTERING/VOLKSMODEL, CHRISTINE HUBER/BODY & SOUL, CHRISTINE JESTER/BODY & SOUL, CLARA MONTOCCHINO/
BODY & SOUL, CLEMENS HAJEK/MOTHER AGENCY, DANIEL KLEINFERCHER/BODY & SOUL, DANIEL WALLERBERGER/MOTHER AGENCY, DAVID ROTT/TEMPO MODELS, DONOVAN STREICHER/ VOLKSMODEL, DORIS SEIRINGER/BODY & SOUL, ERWIN HÜTTLER/MOTHER AGENCY, FLORENTIN KURZ/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, FLORIAN SCHÖLLER, GUDRUN GRASBERGER/ MOTHER AGENCY, HELGA SCHÄFFER/MOTHER AGENCY, LUCAS BABUDER/MOTHER AGENCY, INGRID STIEGLBAUER, ILSE KUBU/MOTHER AGENCY, IRIS LIND/BODY & SOUL, JENNIFER BITTNER, JOHANNA WALL/BODY & SOUL, JOSEPH KIRCHBERGER/WIENER MODELS, JOSEF LANGSENLEHNER/MOTHER AGENCY, JULIA JANOUSCHEK/MOTHER AGENCY, JULIA JESCH/TEMPO MODELS,
JULIA RAFFEINER/MOTHER AGENCY, KATHARINA BARWA/FLAIR, LEOPOLD BÖHM/BODY & SOUL, LISA RESCH/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LISA TRITSCHER/BODY & SOUL, LUISA KLEINHEINRICH/VOLKSMODEL, LUCA VOGELSINGER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LUKAS NEUWIRTH/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LYDIA KECK/STELLA MODELS
& TALENT MANAGEMENT, MAGDALENA BÖNISCH/BODY & SOUL, MAGDALENA MAYER/TEMPO MODELS, MAGDALENA NEUHOFER/TEMPO MODELS, MARINA DWORAK/VOLKSMODEL, MARION MANDL/MOTHER AGENCY, MARKO KARACIC/TEMPO MODELS, MARKUS C. ENDER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, NIKOLAUS PREISER/MOTHER AGENCY, PETER ESTERL/TEMPO MODELS, PETER WIESER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, PHILIPP LACKNER/WIENER MODELS, PHILIPP VIEHTAUER/BODY & SOUL, ROSIE BACHINGER/MOTHER AGENCY, SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, SIMON-ANDRÉS LITTASY/NEXT COMPANY MODELS, SOPHIA BARWA/FLAIR, SOPHIA SZABO/TEMPO, SOPHIE MARIE FRAUSCHER/MOTHER AGENCY, SOPHIE TOTZAUER/ MOTHER AGENCY, STEFAN FIZO/BODY & SOUL, STEFAN KRÖLL/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, STEFAN RIEGELBAUER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, SUSANNE JAHN/ MOTHER AGENCY, THOMAS STOIK/VOLKSMODEL, VARIA LOVA/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, VICTORIA ABULESZ/TEMPO MODELS, VIKTORIA NADAKHOWSKA/FLAIR, VIKTORIA HELENE NIEDERWIESER STYLING: BIRGIT HUTTER, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS BIRGIT HUTTER, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE-
UP COORDINATION: GABY GRÜNWALD HAIR AND MAKE UP:ANITA EDER, ARINA DIECHLER, BEATE LENTSCH BAYERL, CHRISTINA KAIL, DANIELA SKALA, ELIJAH DORIAN, ESRA UZUNAY, GABY GRÜNWALD, KARIN RUTHARDT, KATHERINA BAJER, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA, MARIETTA DANG, MARIO KREN, MARKUS KOSEK, MARTIN GEISLER, MICHELLE HEGHI, MONIKA KRESTAN, RENATE SKALA, ROBERTO CARO, SEVINC TÜKENMEZ, TAMARA CHLAD, TÜNDE KISS BENKE, VICTORIA GREINECKER LOCATION: KAMMERSPIELE DER JOSEFSTADT, 1010 WIEN
FARBE: DARSTELLER: JOSEPHINE BAKER: REBECCA HORNER | MUSIKER: SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, ADRIAN DORFMEISTER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LUCAS BABUDER/ MOTHER AGENCY, MARKUS C. ENDER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, MARTIN MELCHER, PETER ESTERL/TEMPO MODELS STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKO-ELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, SWAROVSKI AG, ZARUBA GMBH HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON | HAIR ASSISTENZ:
REGINA BREITENFELDER MAKE UP ARTIST: THOMAS LORENZ/AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: SUSU BABOLLEH/MUD BODYPAINTING/AIRBRUSH/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM | BODYPAINTING/AIRBRUSH/SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS ASSISTENZ: JULIA EDER, ANDREA MÜHLBACHER BLASINSTRUMENTE: VOTRUBA MUSIKINSTRUMENTE SCHLAGZEUG: THOMAS MAYR SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

WHO PLAYS WHOM?

A decadent society laughs at the antics of a comedy troupe. The onlookers’ glamorous dresses and military uniforms give them a double air of sophistication and danger. But how long will they be laughing?

And whose identity is really on show here?

TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: ETABLISSEMENTGÄSTE: ALEXANDRA KRSTAJIC/VOLKSMODEL MANAGEMENT, ALISA VENGEROVA/TEMPO MODELS, ANDREAS WOHLTAN/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT,ANJA STANY/WIENER MODELS, ANTONIA HAUSMAIR/WIENER MODELS, AYLIN KÖSETÜRK/WIENER MODELS, BEATE BARTON/WIENER MODELS, BEN HÄFNER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, BIANCA GINSBERG/MOTHER AGENCY, CECILIE VON HEINTZE/MOTHER AGENCY, CHRISTINE JESTER/BODY & SOUL, CONSTANZIA DELORT-LAVAL/WIENER MODELS, EMILIA SCHWARTZ/WIENER MODELS, ERWIN HÜTTLER/MOTHER AGENCY, FLORENTIN KURZ/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, GUDRUN GRASBERGER/MOTHER AGENCY, HELGA SCHÄFFER/MOTHER AGENCY, JOHANNA WALL/BODY & SOUL, JOSEPH KIRCHBERGER/WIENER MODELS, JOSEF LANGSLEHNER/MOTHER AGENCY, JOSEF MOSTÖGL, JULIA JESCH/ TEMPO MODELS, JULIA RAFFEINER/MOTHER AGENCY, LEOPOLD BÖHM/BODY & SOUL LEXIE KOLOSSOV/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LUCA VOGELSINGER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, LUCAS BABUDER/MOTHER AGENCY, LUKAS GARTLER, MAGDALENA MAYER/TEMPO MODELSMAGDALENA NEUHOFER/TEMPOMODELS, MARIA JOSEFA SCHACHERMAYER/ TEMPO MODELS, MARINA CUBELA/WIENER MODELS, MARKUS C. ENDER/STELLA MODELS & TALENT MANAGEMENT, NORA KOHLMAYR/WIENER MODELS, NIKOLAUS PREISER/MOTHER AGENCY, PETER ESTERL/TEMPO MODELS ROSIE BACHINGER/MOTHER AGENCY, SEREF ÜNAL/MOTHER AGENCY, SIMON ANDRÉS LITTASY/NEXT COMPANY MODELS, SIMON RUSCH/WIENER MODELS, THOMAS STOIK/VOLKSMODEL MANAGEMENT, VIKTORIA ABULESZ/TEMPO MODELS, WALTER REINDL STYLING: GERY KESZLER, ALI RABBANI, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: ART + EVENT THEATERSERVICE GRAZ GMBH, ATELIER JCHOERL, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS BIRGIT HUTTER, KOSTÜMFUNDUS LAMBERT HOFER, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF HAIR AND MAKE UP: KARIN RUTHARDT, MARIO KREN, MICHELLE HEGHI, MARTIN GEISLER, ANITA EDER, RENATE SKALA, ESRA UZUNAY, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA, KERSTIN BRUCKMAYER ROULETTE-TISCH: GP-EVENT CASINO POSAUNE: VOTRUBA MUSIKINSTRUMENTE LOCATION: EDEN BAR, 1010 WIEN
FARBE: DARSTELLER: JOEY ARIAS STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKO-ELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, SWAROVSKI AG HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON | HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER MAKE UP ARTIST: PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: SABINE SZEKELY/ PERFECTPROPS SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

CAN YOU HEAR THE BEAT?

# Recognize The Danger

Oscar, the hero of Günter Grass’ novel The Tin Drum, is a little person, living among “freaks“, circus folk and travelling artistes.
His drum and his piercing shrieks seem a warning of the encroaching Nazi barbarism.


TEXT: PHILIPP BLOM, VERONICA BUCKLEY
SCHWARZ-WEISS: DARSTELLER: MÄDCHENGRUPPE: ANNABEL STÖGER, BIBORKA ASZTALOS, CLARA KNOLL, ESTHER TREML, HELEN COVENEY, JULIA KOLLER, KATHERINE FIELDS, KONSTANZE BARBORIK, LARISSA KOLLER, MARITA LANDGREBE, OLGA LYSSENKO, OLIVIA KEMP, RAMONA REITHER, THERESIA MAURER, VICTORIA MERCEDES CÄSAR STYLING: GERY KESZLER, VIKTORIA SHAW KOSTÜME: TOSTMANN TRACHTEN HAIR AND MAKE UP: MARTIN GEISLER, KATJA RASHKOFF- PAUNOVA, CATHRINE ANNE PHILLIP LOCATION: SANKT-ULRICHS-PLATZ, 1070 WIEN
FARBE: DARSTELLER: OSKAR DOLORES SCHMIDINGER | ZIRKUSARTISTEN: ANDREA MÜHLBACHER, CHRISTOPH KOPPLER, MARIA PRÄHOFER, MIRIAM GFELLNER, STEFANIE GRÜNDLER | TÄNZERINNEN: CHRISTINA ZAUNER, HANNAH KABELKA, MARIA MONCHEVA, WEI DA CHEN | RIESIN: LADYFAG STYLING: GERY KESZLER, LUKAS GARTLER, MICHELLE HEGHI KOSTÜME UND DEKOELEMENTE: KOSTÜMFUNDUS ART FOR ART, KOSTÜMFUNDUS ORF, ZARUBA GMBH, SWAROVSKI AG HAIR ARTIST: DANILO DIXON, CHRISTINE WEGSCHEIDER UND TEAM | HAIR ASSISTENZ: REGINA BREITENFELDER, ESRA UZUNAY, MARTINA ALMER MAKE UP ARTIST: ANDREAS BERNHARDT/BASICS BERLIN, PETER SCHINDLER/PERFECTPROPS, THOMAS LORENZ/ AGENCE SAINT GERMAIN | MAKE UP ASSISTENZ: ALINA IVAN/MAC, ANGELA REINOLD, EKATERINA BOBROV/MAC, SABINE SZEKELY/PERFECTPROPS, SARAH SMRZEK/MAC COSTUME- AND PROP-PAINTINGS: BIRGIT MÖRTL/BIRGITMOERTL.COM | PAINTING ASSISTENZ: JULIA EDER SET DESIGN: ANDREAS LACKNER SET BAU: HANNES HRUBY

EIN DANKESCHÖN GILT WEITERS den folgenden Personen für die
freundliche Unterstützung

Ganz besonderer Dank gilt den Verantwortlichen und dem Team des Wien Museums – allen voran Direktor Matti Bunzl und Kurator Werner Michael Schwarz – für die inhaltliche Zusammenarbeit und Auseinandersetzung mit der Thematik der Life Bible 2017 sowie für die Bereitstellung der Räumlich- keiten des Wien Museums für die Ausstellung der Life Bible 2017 und für die dazugehörige Vernissage.

Leading Team

Konzept und Idee:
Gery Keszler
Mitarbeit Life Ball Team:
Florian Neumann (Produktionsleitung), Amir Salar Sirdjani (Artis Booking), Silvia Ramsauer und Stephan Kornfeld (Sponsoring), Denise Böhm und Veronika Maria (PR&Öffentlichkeitsarbeit)
Gastautoren:
Philipp Blom, Renate Brauner,
Veronica Buckley, Direktor Dr. Matti Bunzl, Robert Dornhelm, Direktorin Dr. Danielle Engelberg-Spera, Bundeskanzler Mag. Christian Kern, Janina Lebiszczak, Mauthausen Komitee-Vorsitzender Willi Mernyi, Vizekanzler und Bundesminister für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Wirt- schaft Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner, Kurator Doz.Mag. Dr. Werner Michael Schwarz, Univ. Prof. Mag. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb
Expertenunterstützung:
Dr. Philipp Blom, Direktor Dr. Matti Bunzl, Univ. Prof. Mag. DDr. Oliver Rathkolb, Doz. Mag. Dr. Werner Michael Schwarz
Design & Konzeption der Printausgabe Life Bible:
EN GARDE Wien, www.engarde.net
Design & Konzeption Internet Auftritt www.lifebible.org
Ploner Communications;
Gestaltung und Design Poster Innenseite Dustcover: Mag. Philipp Ploner
Druckerei:
REMAprint/LITTERADRUCK
Dank an Fedrigoni
für die Zurverfügungstellung des Papiers
LEADING TEAM
TEAM OUTDOOR-SHOOTINGS
(Schwarz/Weiß)
Fotograf:
Markus Morianz
Fotoassistenz:
Werner Streitfelder, Fabian Skala, Florian Kellner
Fotobearbeitung:
Vienna Paint Bildbearbeitungs GmbH, Andreas Fitzner
Hair and Make-Up Coordination:
Martin Geisler, Gaby Grünwald
Hair and Make-up Assistenz:
Katherina Bajer, Kerstin Bruckmayer, Roberto Caro, Tamara Chlad, Marietta Dang, Arina Diechler, Anita Eder, Elijah Dorian, Victoria Greinecker, Michelle Heghi, Beate Lentsch Bayerl, Christina Kail, Tünde Kiss Benke, Markus Kosek, Mario Kren, Monika Krestan, Cathrine Anne Phillip, Katja Rashkoff- Paunova, Karin Ruthardt, Daniela Skala, Renate Skala, Sevinc Tükenmez, Esra Uzunay, Bodypainting / Airbrush / Special Make-Up Effects:
Birgit Mörtl/birgitmoertl.com
Bodypainting / Airbrush / Special Make-Up Effects Assistenz:
Julia Eder, Chan Hee Park,
Bokyoung Kim
Kostümleitung:
Viktoria Shaw
Kostüm Assistenz:
Lukas Gartler, Michelle Heghi
Kostüme / Ausstattung:
Kostümfundus ART for ART Kostümfundus Lambert Hofer Kostümfundus Birgit Hutter
Art + Event Theaterservice Graz GmbH ATELIER JCHOERL
Tostmann Trachten
Produktion und Location Management:
Anabel Nächt
Site Coordination and Transport Coordination:
Christian Wallner
Site Catering:
provided by Ströck
coordinated by Elisabeth Mikulenko
Site Crew:
Verein Positiver Dialog: Andreas Dubanovsky Shida Farajy
Fredy Härting
Helmut Konrad
Iviza Koroljevic
Johann Kösler
Gabriela MüllerPower Supplies: Event Electric
Production Vehicle:
Sixt G.m.b.H
Making of-Fotograf:
Jürgen Hammerschmid
TEAM INDOOR- SHOOTINGS (Farbe)
Fotografin:
Inge Prader/prader.at
Licht:
Paul Prader
Fotoassistenz:
Nina Helf, Nora Helf, Marie-Aline Munk, Fabian Skala
Lukas Emberger
Fotograf 2. Set:
Markus Morianz
Foto-Equipment:
Digitalstore Vienna
Ernst Dangl GmbH Fotobearbeitung:
Vienna Paint Bildbearbeitungs GmbH, Andreas Fitzner
Studio:
Marx Palast/Marx Media Vienna
Set Design:
Andreas Lackner
Set Bau:
Hannes Hruby
Set Master:
Christian Wallner
Set Bau Side Crew:
Positiver Dialog:
Andreas Dubanovsky
Fredy Härting
Iviza Koroljevic
Helmut Konrad
Johann Kösler Grafik Backdrops: Magdalena Vogl/mxm Design

Grafik Set:
Kathrin Oberegger
Prints Backdrops & Sets:
Plakativ Werbetechnik Rigging:
MTR Productions GmbH Kostümleitung:
Lukas Gartler, Michelle Heghi
Kostüme / Ausstattung:
Kostümfundus ART for ART
Ein spezielles Dankeschön geht an den Kostümfundus ART for ART für die langjährige Unterstützung und die Zurver- fügungstellung unzähliger Kostüme und Accessoires.
Kostümfundus ORF
Swarovski AG
Zaruba GmbH
Fussl Modestraße Mayr GmbH
Make-up Artists:
Thomas Lorenz/Agence Saint Germain Andreas Bernhardt/Basics Berlin
Peter H. Schindler/perfectprops Make-Up provided by M.A.C Cosmetics Make-up Assistenz:
Sabine Szekely/perfectprops
Angela Reinold
Susu Babolleh/MUD
Karin Ruthardt
Alina Ivan/MAC
Marsela Barnjak/MAC
Ekaterina Bobrov/MAC
Sarah Smrzek/MAC
Ferman Abdullah/ MAC
Nadine Ottmann/ MAC
Eva Wadsak
Hair Artists:
Danilo Dixon
Christine Wegscheider und Team
Hair Assistenz:
Regina Breitenfelder, Martina Almer, Esra Uzunay, Karin Ruthhardt, Susu Babolleh/ MUD, Sarah Korntheuer
Bodypainting / Airbrush / Special Make-Up Effects:
Birgit Mörtl/birgitmoertl.com Bodypainting / Airbrush / Special Make-Up Effects Assistenz:
Julia Eder, Andrea Mühlbacher Kostümteam:
Ackerl Stephanie, Auer Marlene, Brader Elisabeth, Bugram Nico, Caspar Fabian, Egger Rosi, Eidherr Florian, Enöckl Lisa, Erharter Ruth, Farnleitner Anna-Katheri- na, Fuchs Mareike, Handler Lena, Heghi Bernadette, Heghi Eva, Heghi Jozsef, Langmüller Rahel, Leiche Lilith, Luhn Damaris, Macher Joël, Pammer Thomas,
Reisner Judith, Reisner Paul, Scharrer Carola, Scharrer Pamela, Scheiber Anna, Schinner Zoe, Schlagbauer Britta, Scho- besberger Stefan, Schreiner Victroria, Schuster Lisa, Sirjani Arrizu, Stettler Viktoria, Wenusch Kathrin, Wohltan Andreas, Zeilinger Patrick Styleprovider:
Kostümfundus ART for ART Kostümfundus ORF
Fussl Modestraße Mayr GmbH M.A.C Cosmetics
Swarovski AG
Zaruba GmbH
Official Hotel Partner:
Le Meridien Vienna
Site-Caterer:
Marx Restauration
Catering Leiter:
Elisabeth Mikulenko
Official Logistics Partner:
DB Schenker
Working Space onsite / Kostüm- und Kulissenwerkstatt:
Rinderhalle – Marx Halle/HEY-U MEDIA- GROUP
Making of-Fotograf:
Harald Klemm
Modelbooking:
Zigi Mueller-Matyas

Style Guide

Guests in fantastic outfits and with an extravagant styling contribute to the atmosphere of the event and thus, they are an essential part of the Life Ball Night. By actively taking part in the event, they take a stance for openness and tolerance. Creativity, imagination and enjoyment of styling oneself of are prerequisites for entering the Life Ball with a Style Ticket with lower ticket price.

One important principle applies, though: For your outfit, you should only take inspiration from the colorful, life-affirming world in the foreground of every work. The uniforms and the imminent danger that is symbolized by the black and white world in the background is expressly excluded from the permitted styles at the Life Ball 2017.

Apart from the outfit, flamboyant head jewelry as well as a glamorous hair styling and make-up round off the Life Ball look and thus, they are decisive for whether you are allowed to enter with a Style Ticket. Outfits containing Red Ribbons or creative add-ons as symbols of safer sex get a bonus from the Style Police. It is recommended to carefully create an aesthetically sophisticated Life Ball outfit that makes the spectators rather desire what they can imagine than what you show.

Guests who intentionally hurt other peoples’ feelings with their styling – e.g. by using religious or political symbols – will be denied access to the Life Ball. Furthermore, you cannot attend the Ball wearing jeans, t-shirts, sneakers or any other kind of casual clothes.

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The LIFE BALL is an international event. An institution.

Since the first LIFE BALL more than 25 years ago, a large number of HIV and AIDS topics (such as mother-to-child transmission, prevention, country-specific initiatives, etc.) and important donations have been generated annually. In order to celebrate the original event, and to put the goal “Together we can end AIDS” back into focus, starting from the year 2017, an annual thematic focus will be introduced which dominates the creative guidelines. This is present throughout the year, creates awareness and creates a movement into life. Thus, a noticeable impact in society is to be achieved.

June 2017, City Hall of Vienna

TICKETS

The next Life Ball is going to take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Vienna’s City Hall for the 24th time.

Available Ticket Categories

At the Life Ball 2017, there will be three ticket categories:

Style Ticket for EUR 90

For our most creative Life Ball guests, whose efforts in creating a unique styling are rewarded with a discounted price. Inspiration and styling guidelines can be found at www.lifebible.org. By acquiring a style ticket, the purchasers agree to the styling conditions.

Regular Ticket à EUR 180

Available for all those who can choose to come to the Life Ball in either a classical elegant outfit or a creative styling in this year’s Life Ball theme.

Details:

Due to the large number of inquiries for the only 3,780 available Life Ball tickets, and in order to guarantee equal opportunities for all those interested, a random selection determines who receives a purchase option of a maximum of two tickets.

Therefore, it will be luck that decides on who receives a purchase option for the Life Ball 2017. Therefore, no ticket guarantees or reservations are possible for Life Ball tickets.

Style Tickets and Regular Tickets will be drawn at the beginning of April – the pre-booking phase starts at the end of March. Details will be published in the coming days.

ATTENTION! Each customer can purchase a maximum of two tickets, either two Style Tickets or two Regular Tickets.

VIP Ticket à EUR 2.500

Experience the ball in all its splendor and make the most of the opportunity to have a special evening with your friends, colleagues, clients, or business partners. With the generous purchase of the VIP package, our VIP guests will experience a gala dinner in the ballroom of the City Hall before any other guests can enter building, access to the stand via the Red Carpet for the opening ceremony, and access to the separate exclusive VIP area in the Hall of Heraldry, which will include separate acts and exquisite catering.

The donation portion of the VIP ticket is tax deductible. If you don’t want to make your visit at the Life Ball 2017 conditional on your luck, you have the possibility to buy VIP tickets. Should you be interested in this opportunity, please contact us by either e-mail or telephone.

International Packages

For international guests wanting to participate at the Life Ball 2017, we are offering Life Ball International Packages including a ticket, air fare, and accommodation. Further information on packages and travel agents, will be available shortly here.

In case you have any further questions please contact:

Head of Ticketing
Miriam Brownstone, MBA
+43 1 595 56 00 – 14
miriam.brownstone@lifeball.org

 

 

 

Sponsoren

Abfallwirtschaft, Straßenreinigung und Fuhrpark (MA 48)
Antrib + Hruby
Art + Event Theaterservice Graz GmbH
ATELIER JCHOERL
Austrian Airlines
Bongrain GesmbH
BSH Hausgeräte Gesellschaft mbH Digitalstore Vienna
Ernst Dangl GmbH
Event Electric GmbH

Fussl Modestraße Mayr GmbH Hey-U Mediagroup
Illycaffé S.p.A.
Jakob Komolka KG
Kammerspiele der Josefstadt
Kostümfundus ART for ART
Kostümfundus Birgit Hutter
Kostümfundus Lambert Hofer
Kostümfundus ORF
L.Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH
Motip Dupli Group

MTR Productions GmbH perfectprops
Ploner Communications
PLAKATIV Werbetechnik GmbH & Co KG
Positiver Dialog Red Bull GmbH
Schenker & Co AG
Schmiedl Innenausstattung Film und TV
Sixt G.m.b.H
Ströck-Brot GmbH
Swarovski AG
Le Meridien Vienna
Martin Rohla - Strauss M.A.C Cosmetics

Tostmann Trachten
Vienna Paint Bildbearbeitungs GmbH
Vossen GmbH & Co KG
Vöslauer Mineralwasser AG
Votruba Musikinstrumente GmbH
Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft
Wiener Städtische Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group
Zaruba GmbH