presents a series of performances that take place in private homes. Conceived by Michikazu Matsune
and presented by das weisse haus
, the Vienna 2022 edition is joined by Pablo Chiereghin, Luiza Furtado, Daniel Hafner, Anna Khodorkovskaya
and Margot Pilz
. Upon booking, a pair of artists visit the homes of Vienna residents to perform in person, exploring the environment of private homes as a stage for unique encounters and shared experiences. Inspired by our background, history, everyday life, wishes and dreams, Homesick Festival offers opportunities to (re)connect with our experience of home, current location, life situation and our state of being.
Book us and invite your friends, family and neighbours!
is an artist currently interested in the fields of art in public space and community projects. As a child, Anna spent her summer holidays in a dacha, her grandmother’s country house where she developed her drawing skills by copying the images of the many postcards her family collected over the years. As a teen, she was busy with after-school courses in art, sports, languages and even journalism, but that didn’t save her from hanging out with the strange denizens of her neighbourhood in 90’s and 00’s Moscow. She enrolled in the Art University of Moscow only to discover that art students were taught to become graphic designers. Thereafter, despite having had some good jobs here and there, she couldn’t rid herself of the perception that designing is an evil tool of capitalists. In 2011 Anna arrived in Vienna with the ambition of finally becoming a real artist!
is an artist whose work ranges from painting to performance and sound art. He studied digital media and sculpture as well as art in public space at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Following several residencies abroad, a site-specific approach became increasingly important to his practice. In his performance works, Daniel often experiments with found objects in combination with manual algorithms. Evolution process, technological progress and collective constructions of social coexistence are some of the issues on which he focuses. Daniel was raised in the coutryside at the eastern foot of the Kor Alps—basically in the woods. He grew up fascinated by whatever he found in his surroundings, modifying and merging them into a chaotic universe with its own order.
was born on an island of magic and raised between the saltiness of Florianópolis and the intensity of Rio de Janeiro. Throughout her childhood and youth, Luiza was engaged in years of classical dance training and never ending chats with her siblings on the kitchen floor. Then a change :O a big change. She recently moved to Vienna to join the lovely Kontextuelle Malerei class at the Academy of Fine Arts. Combining painting, soft sculpture, video and poetry, Luiza researches intuitive dance and costume creation as empowering practices. She misses the sharp, almost hurting, sunlight and the anthropological experience of “resenha da cozinha” (“kitchen talks") and does anything she can think of just to feel a little less homesick.
is a visual artist and a pioneer of conceptual and feminist art in Austria. She was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands and spent her childhood in Java, Indonesia, a colony of the Netherlands at the time. When the Japanese army invaded Indonesia during World War II, her father was sent to a concentration camp in Sumatra. She and her mother spent two years among 8,000 prisoners in Lampersari concentration camp. Based in Vienna since the 1950s, Margot develops works ranging from photography and performance to installation and ceramic sculptures. In reaction to her arrest at the Third Women's Festival in Vienna (1978), she started using her own body as a main subject. Her work addresses taboos, traumas, stereotypes, and environmental concerns. She was awarded several prestigeous prizes, most recently the Österreichischer Kunstpreis für Medienkunst 2022. Margot lives on the outskirts of Vienna and trains one-and-a-half hours every morning.
grew up in the seaside town of Kobe, near a resort beach. When Michikazu was small, his father took him and his brothers to the airport only to watch airplanes departing and landing—a memory that probably affected his later life in some ways. He moved to Vienna in the 1990s by sheer coincidence—a funny story, which he would rather tell you about another time. Michikazu is a performance artist whose practices range from stage-work and intervention in public and private spaces to fabricating artefacts for performative action. His work, combining documentary and conceptual methods with a subtle sense of humour, examines the tension around our cultural ascriptions and social identifications. His urge to deal with the past, his childhood, current states of being, and unknown future, inspired him to initiate the first Homesick Festival in Vienna in 2017. Michikazu drinks green tea every morning.
is an artist who uses his kindness to win trust but then creates problems and structural provocations, which, most of the time, end up with awkward smiles. His practice deals with social and political dynamics and finds fertile ground in the reality where behaviors and rules cause entropy and discrepancies. He destroys gallery signs, defrauds the public that invests in finance, plays street-gambling games in exhibition spaces, vandalizes his own car and organizes parties in bank foyers. Pablo was born in Adria, the city which gave the name to the Adriatic sea. He misses the sea. For about fifteen years, he has been telling long or short tales—depending on the circumstances, his personal motivation and the weather—of the place and the way he grew up. Pablo currently lives another day in capitalism.
- Bookings available for November 25 - December 18, 2022.
- Send the request form to arrange an exact date and time.
- Our visit usually takes 70 - 90 min.
- Two artists will visit. You can request one artist, if you like, and the second artist will be suggested by the festival.
- Free donation / Pay as you can.
Invite your friends, family and neighbours to make it a shared experience!
Looking forward to seeing you in your home.