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Upcoming Event: "Salon Souterrain"

Blue Aquarell Painting on a Leaflet
©Salon Souterrain

I will be part in the upcoming “Salon Souterrain: Bodies in transformation!”, both with my Art and live as a guest for the panel discussion. I am already very much looking forward to this event and a lively exchange!

"Salon Souterrain: Bodies in Transformation!"

Wednesday July 13th, 2022

Time: from 5pm, panel discussion at 7:30pm Location: MQ – Libelle, Museumsplatz 1/5, 1070 Vienna / part of ImPulsTanz Festival's Performances this year

Transformation: BODY

What is old? There is a new way of looking at the body, the old body, the aged body. Covid has brought it into the foreground, shows like Germany’s Next Topmodel into the spotlight.

In her musical­-discursive for­mat Salon Souterrain, which rethinks the bourgeois idea of the salon in the context of current debates regarding transformation, Elisabeth Tambwe and her guests explore the “silver economy” and the new hype around grey hair on plasticized and profitable bodies.

In doing so, they ask the actually important question: What does it mean to grow old?

Program Event Brochure
Program ©Salon Souterrain

+ The Program

@ 5:00pm doors open
@ 5:30pm-6:30pm welcome by Contextcocktail Hyeji Nam, music set, KVSAL, music set, Anna Maria Niemiec, music set
@ 6:30pm DJ Universal Beatnick
@ 7:00pm music chamber introduction /Performance Lau Lukkarila
@ 7:15pm presentation of the evening
@ 7:30pm panel discussion
@ 8:10pm break: music chamber / poetry by JG Danso / Lau Lukkarila
@ 8:35pm panel discussion; presentation fine Art Ruth Mateus-Berr / Mega Mingiedi Tunga/ Cedrick Tshimbalanga
@ 8:45pm fashion show by Alexandru Cosarca moderate by Jahson the Scientist/ DJ Universal Beatnick
@ 9:30pm Bar closing

++ Credits


Ruth Mateus-Berr, Mega Mingiedi Tunga/Cedrick Tshimbalanga


Pamelia Stickney (Theremin), Lena Fankhauser (Viola), Melissa Coleman, (Cello), DJ Universal Beatnick


Lau Lukkarila (Dance), Alexandru Cosarca & Moni Preyhaupt (performance), JG Danso (poesie), ContextCocktail with Hyeji Nam, KVSAL, Anna Maria Niemiec


Moderation Dr. Vassilis Tsianos Guests: Ruth Mateus-Berr,

Dr. Olga Latowa,

Lau Lukkarila,

Dr. Helga Klug,

Jahson the Scientist

& all the people, who want to contribute their reflections


By Alexandru Cosarca supported by Wolfmich moderated by Jahson the Scientist


Bar & Food by ContextCocktail, Wein by Karasek


Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe: Artistic director Indra Jaeger: Production management Lena Fankhauser: Curator classical music Benoît Jouan: Research Christoph Hausner: Production on set Eduardo Trivino Cely: Video Tim Wikkering: Graphic design Francois Tambwe: Online communication

In collaboration with

ImpulsTanz, Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab, music (CH)AMBER, Chateau Rouge, Laboratoire Kontempo, Verein


supported by WOLFMICH

Special thanks

to Daniela Finzi & Khya Gheraïa

With friendly support by

BMKÖS, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport

+++ About the event series

Salon Souterrain was created by the artist Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe as a response to the increasing exclusionary dynamics that have become the hallmark of our societies in Europe. In its mise en place, the series of Salon Souterrain therefore demonstrates the desire to create common spaces for mutal exchange and artistic production. The aim is to open up possibilities of debate, to offer thematic and nomadic encounters in order to discuss social issues within an artistic format.

Salon Souterrain transfers the bourgeois concept of the salon into the reality of the 21st century and anchors it in the city of Vienna. This year, a series of four salons will revolve around the theme of “transformation”. Each salon takes place in a different location in cooperation with a partner institution. Thereby every salon follows a specific dramaturgy with a programme in serveral parts – classical music concerts, performances, exhibitions, panel discussions followed by DJ sets and accompanied by poster campaigns in public space.

The salons will be moderated and introduced in a keynote by a guest speaker.

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