“NACHTGERÜCHE” – Wearable Theatre

Volx/Margareten: Wien 5 – Die Kunst der Nachbarschaft. An urban project by the Junge Volkstheater in Margareten

Date: 25. und 26.05.2018, 14.00 und 16.00 Uhr
Location: around the Volx/Margareten, Vienna

“The art of neighbourhood shows its development.“

Immersive Care of Neighbourhood

Wearable Theatre in the OAA Black Box — Immersive Immersive Care of Neighbourhood.
The listed church St. Josef in Margareten becomes the scenery of a virtual meeting space in the Black Box theatre of the Open Acting Academy (Palais Waagner, Margaretenstr. 70, 1050 Vienna. Virtual and real visual experience create a scenic setting, which is inspired by the famous confession sequence in “The Demons” by Dostojewski. The Black Box theatre transforms into a integral experiential space for virtual meetings and real neighbourhood. At the same time, visitors are invited to get informed about the art-based research projekt “Wearable Theatre. The Art of Immersive Storytelling”, which explores the creative potentials for combining conventional theatre (analogue) and Virtual Reality drama (Wearable Theatre).

Wien 5 – Die Kunst der Nachbarschaft

“Wien 5 – Die Kunst der Nachbarschaft” aims at initiating encounter and supporting the exchange and discussion of a common future. Therefor, the Junge Volkstheater invites unions, initiatives, schools and single persons belonging to the 5th district, to invent the art of neighbourhood. It is looking for professional as well as nonprofessional artists in handicraft, living, surviving, everyday life, thoughts, visions, household, traffic regulation, medicine, listening, designing public places, gardening, enjoyment, rebellion, fighting, cleaning, resting, family management, restarting, making music, cooking and chatting. Visitors will get the chance to get to know each other and exchange opinions in neighbourhood meetings of different protagonists. They may dicuss the life in Margareten and in the world all along the season, while new aspects are developed due to the encounter of different kinds of art. Future starts in Margareten!
Between May 25th and 27th, results are presented as a highlight around the Volx/Margareten – there will be acting, painting, dancing, singing, discussing, eating and celebrating! The art of neighbourhood shows its development.


Experimental Media / St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences – Markus Wintersberger
Open Acting Academy Vienna- Marcus Josef Weiss, Colleen Rae Holmes


Die Kunst der Nachbarschaft – Volkstheater Wien

Lange Nacht der Forschung

Wearable Theatre: Participative Mixed Reality setting in the FH lounge

Date: 13.04.2018
Location: St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences

“To every age its art, to every art its research.“
Markus Wintersberger

Wearable Theatre | World literature in 360° Virtual Reality

In the context of the Lange Nacht der Forschung, the arts-based research project “Wearable Theatre” ist presented. The artists and researchers provide insight into current operations and show first fascinating results.

Lange Nacht der Forschung

The Lange Nacht der Forschung presents current projects, new findings and technologies in a suspenseful, intelligible and entertaining manner in all nine federal states. Well-known exhibitors on more than 260 locations facilitate looking behind the scenes. Between 17:00 and 23:00, about 2.000 questions concerning current research are answered at the single stations. About 6.000 researchers have been working for months, in order to make research tangible for one night long.


Experimental Media / St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences – Markus Wintersberger
Open Acting Academy Vienna – Marcus Josef Weiss, Colleen Rae Holmes


Lange Nacht der Forschung Website

Diagonale 2018

Focus on VR: Virtual space & digital technologies in film

Date: 13.-18.03.2018
Location: Graz

“The goal and task of the Diagonale is a nuanced, multifaceted and critical exploration of Austrian cinema as well as drawing the industry into the media spotlight and thereby into public discourse.“


Thursday, March 15th
11.00 – 12.15 | Schubertkino 3 | Free Entry
Mixed Reality Identity. Create your personal Avatar – Computer Generated Imaging

Focus on VR

To what extent are film and cinema influenced and extended by current digital technologies like 360° Film, Computer Generated Imagery (CGI), 3D Sound, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)? You are invited by a lab to test, think und discuss. Screenings, workshops and presentations provide insight into current technologies. Filmmakers, artists and members of Austrian universities discuss their attitude with regard to dramaturgy, content and technology.


Experimental Media / St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences – Markus Wintersberger, Christian Munk
Open Acting Academy Vienna – Marcus Josef Weiss


Diagonale18 Website

VRVienna goes Art

Meetup @ VREI VR-Café

Date: 29.01.2018
Location: VREI VR-Café Vienna

“Art ist one of the fundamental aspects of human experience.”

Meetup / Art Talk

Markus Wintersberger, Media Artist and Professor of Experimental Media Studies at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, and Marcus Josef Weiss, author and documentary filmmaker, present insights into their art-based research project „Wearable Theatre. The Art of Immersive Storytelling.“

VRVienna goes Art

Art is one of the foundational aspects of human experience. It materializes dreams, reawakens thoughts that we have taken for granted, and challenges us to defy our very own concept of existence. With the popularization of VR as a new medium to capture reality, how can artists use it to bring their vision to life?

In this month’s edition of VRVienna, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE NOT ONE, BUT TWO MEETUPS!

First, we’re going to host OUR VERY FIRST WORKSHOP together with House of Bandits*, in which artists will have the chance to have a hands-on VR experience, and together try to answer the question: What is the role and influence of technology in art?

Then, a few days later, WE’RE GOING TO GATHER UP AT VREI VR-CAFÉ in our usual manner and meet some artists who chose to explore the potential of VR as an immersive tool of expression. We’re going to hear out their creative processes, along with the new challenges they face with the use of this medium and how they’re finding ways to use these obstacles in their favor.


Experimentelle Medien / St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences – Markus Wintersberger
Open Acting Academy Wien – Marcus Josef Weiss
other speakers



VR Vienna Facebook


virtu.real – zur aesthetik des digitalen

International symposium

Date: 29.09.2017 (15:00) bis 01.10.2017 (13:00)
Location: St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences / PolyArtStudioSvec Böheimkirchen

“Virtuality is becoming an all-encompassing network comprising functions, ideas, the imaginary, messages, and desires. It has engraved itself on everyday life, rewrites human history and locates people in permanent Real-time. Whatever it is that connects us in the virtual world, that which ultimately remains is the Real-life encounter. It is this which keeps us in contact to the reality of life and “locates” us as human beings.“
Markus Wintersberger

Open Lab / Workshop

Utilizing current 360° media technologies (360° cameras, 3D scanner), the media studios of the St. Pölten UAS provide an insight into conception, production and realization of 360° visuals and sounds. Open labs show present artists working in studio settings und enable participators to create their own 360° scenarios with professional support.

What’s the difference between conventional recordings and 360° cameras and what’s the influence on the artistic production?

What aspects have to be considered concerning space, light, staging and dramaturgy? Do the new systems provide new perspectives?

Does the new technology change one’s own perception and expand imagination and immersion?

Results can be viewed, distributed and examined via smartphone apps and VR glasses.

An open and creative dynamic is the basis for a versatile scenario of a “state of the arts” artistic research process, where the delight about experimenting with new technologies is transferred to the participators. Virtuality becomes real and reality is transformed by experimental media treatment processes. From a artistic and aesthetic point of view, a momentum arises which exceeds the limits of previous artistic output.


Wearable Theatre – Experimental Media / St. Pölten UAS – Markus Wintersberger, Thomas Wagensommerer, Christian Munk, Uli Kühn, Julia Püringer
St. Pölten UAS – Michael Iber (head of audio department and masterclass Audio Design), Michael Bock (head of videostudio), Wolfgang Fuchs (head of event technologies), Ulrike Wieländer (Research and Knowledge Transfer)
Wearable Theatre / Open Acting Academy Vienna – Colleen Rae Holmes, Marcus Josef Weiss, actors N.N.
IGPE – Gerhard Hofbauer, Dietmar Jürgens (KatHO NRW), Masayuki Nakaji + Studierende (Tokio Gakugei University)
Pia Pircher (; – viola da gamba musician
Marios Joannou Elia (; – composer and cultural manager
Andrea Nagl (; – dancer, choreographer and dance educator
Wolfgang Seierl (; – composer and artist


Andrea Nagl (


Andrea Nagl
Andrea Nagl (Zwischenraum ~ 2017 kHz)
Andrea Nagl @ Flickr
Andrea Nagl @ Flickr (Zwischenraum ~ 2017 kHz)

Forschungsfest Niederösterreich

Forschungsfest Niederösterreich

Wearable Theatre & Kugelkopf ext. 4wt: Sub Divo

Date: 15.09.2017
Time: Station ab 15:00, Performance “Kugelkopf ext. 4wt: Sub Divo” ab 18:00 im Innenhof
Location: Palais Niederösterreich, Herrengasse 13, 1010 Wien

“By utilizing hands-on experiments and showacts, science and research were explained in an intelligible and entertaining way.“
Forschungsfest NÖ

Wearable Theatre
See, experience and get informed

The reasearch project “Wearable Theatre” offers a station at the Forschungsfest Niederösterreich, which provides an insight into the status quo of the experimental research. Basic ideas of “Wearable Theatre” are perpetuated into the audience through the performance “Kugelkopf ext. 4wt: Sub Divo”.

Kugelkopf ext. 4wt: Sub Divo
Performative intervention – sculptural performance

Concept Kugelkopf: Nagl ~ Wintersberger
Concept Performance: Andrea Nagl
Performance: Andrea Nagl, Carla Schuler, Una Wiplinger
Music: “(7×7)7 ~ KK” von Karlheinz Essl

The “Kugelköpfe” (~sphereheads) appear abruptly, blend with the whole event and condcut a dialogue with the surroundings. They irritate the everyday occurance of the locations and the monotonous sights of the passersby.

Our heads are round, so our thoughts can change direction. (Francis Picabia)

They follow their own rules, switch between the state of performative sculpture and sculptural performance. They integrate and intervene, then they stop, a spherical installation – nearly invisible – everone inwardly in his or her own world. When they meet, they conduct their distinct rituals before resuming their individual paths. Like living scupltures, the Kugelköpfe refer to sculptural forms and perpetuate the idea of a human sculpture in public space in a light-footed manner.

more information about “Kugelkopf ext. 4wt: Sub Divo”


Andrea Nagl (


Andrea Nagl
Andrea Nagl @ Flickr