European Art Commissioners 2020 – Connecting Views

Two European cities, two artistic venues, two communities work together to commission an art work. The partners involved this year are brut Wien (AT) and CapoTrave/Kilowatt in Sansepolcro (IT).

Connecting Views is based on the idea that the image of a city is constructed through the experiences and personal histories of its residents. Citizens from Sansepolcro and Wien have documented places in their respective hometowns that tell a personal story about connections and being connected: a park bench, a bar, a neighbourhood bridge, a boarding school, and so on.

Rather than popular tourist attractions, the assembled places include those that allow insights into the everyday life of local communities. Their significance derives from intimate stories, special memories, associations, or daily routines. The places and personal stories are presented to the audience in a postcard format. Sööt/Zeyringer invite viewers to learn about these places, to even visit them, or else to send the postcard to a friend or other person they want to get in touch with.

Photo Mayra Wallraff

Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer have been working together in Vienna under the name Sööt/Zeyringer since 2012. At the intersection of visual art, dance and theatre, their works discuss both socially relevant and personal issues in a poetic and humorous manner. Their work has been presented at brut Wien, Tanzquartier Vienna, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin, National Dance Center Bucharest, Bone Performance Art Festival Bern and Kunstraum Niederoesterreich among others.