Performance, Architecture and Landscape Symposium – Day 1

Hygin Delimat - BETON

The opening of the Performance, Architecture and Landscape Symposium will take place on June 28, at 19:30, at WASP – Working Art Space & Production through BETON performance by artists Hygin Delimat & Martyna Lorenc (AT).

Hygin Delimat is a choreographer and performer who lives and works in Austria and internationally. He is the artistic director of Body Architects, a new interdisciplinary performing arts company with dance at its core. He studied at the Anton Bruckner University (Movement Research M.A.), while his choreographic works have been produced and performed in Austria and other European countries (he has also been involved in co-productions, in different Artists-in-Residence programs). Particularly interested in interdisciplinary, Hygin works with artists from various art fields, including contemporary composition, visual arts or new media. In his artistic work as a performer, he integrates philosophical approaches to urban movement art and somatic methods.

Other dance productions from Hygin’s portfolio are available here:

Martyna Lorenc is a performing artist, choreographer and researcher in the fields of arts, science and social issues. Born in Poland, she is currently sharing time between Poland and Austria. She is educated in cognitive science (MA) and contemporary dance (BA) and for the last years, she has worked on developing stage performances, creating experimental works and interdisciplinary research. Martyna’s own works root strongly in movement research and represent a search for unique corporal expressions. They tend to address socially significant aspects and are using mixed-media and unusual performing spaces.


Hygin Delimat (concept/choreography/performance)

Martyna Lorenc (choreography/performance)

Polina Stoyanova (visuals)

Ivan Shopov Balkansky / COOH (sound)

”We are inspired by the greyscale vibe that arises in places conditioned by misinterpreted modernism. The beton blocks of flats are supposed to be the embodiment of Le Corbusier ideals. Instead, they are a relic of the era of absurdity. It is beton that constraints wishes, dreams and goals, inhibits human interactions and provokes aggression. On the other hand, beton is where urban culture becomes a form of expression and escape, a loud response of the young. We allow this unique historic substance to sink into our bodies, transforming ourselves into a broad landscape of emotions.”

The evening will continue with a discussion with the two artists and architect Oana Iacob (Republic of Architects).

Oana Iacob is a Romanian architect and designer, senior partner in Republic of Architects. She studied architecture at “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urban Planning, Bucharest and TU Delft, The Netherlands, and has a vocational background in design.

In the practice of architecture, Oana has a specific interest in the ecological impact of the built enviroment upon nature. In her work, she is looking for an aesthetic approach that can elevate the audience to a learning practice of ethics beauty. In 2013, she started CABINET, design oriented practice. The objects created in CABINET are condensed shapes for virtuous environments. She lives and works in Bucharest, an impromtu background for her interest in nature, walking, reading.

At the symposium, Oana will talk about the boundary between anthropic space and nature, in the context of the built public space, and the architect’s responsibility towards them.

* Nominated by danceWEB Vienna, Hygin Delimat & Martyna Lorenc are artists-in-residence at WASP between June 19 – 29, 2019, for the production of the BETON performance, in the frame of the European cooperation project Life Long Burning – Towards a Sustainable Eco System for Contemporary Dance in Europe, sustained by European Union, Creative Europe Programme 2018 – 2022.

Life Long Burning – Towards A Sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance sustains the contemporary dance and performance scene in Europe. The multiannual programme is coordinated and implemented by a network of 11 European organizations, associations, companies and production houses: 4Culture (RO), danceWEB (AT), ICI-Center Chorégraphique National De Montpellier (FR), Brain Store Project (BG), NDA Slovenia (SI), Stuk (BE), Tala Dance Center (HR), Uferstudios (DE), Veem House for Performance (NL), Workshop Foundation (HU) and MDT Stockholm (SE).

4Culture’s activies in Life Long Burning Project in 2019 are co-funded by the National Cultural Fund Administration – AFCN.

The project does not necessarily represent the position of the National Cultural Fund Administration. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or the way the project results can be used. This is entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the funding.