kozek hörlonski

Kompositum I / Hobagoas

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna 2009

Performance, Installation
H13 2009 Niederoesterreich Award for Performance

The main character of this work, produced especially for Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, is the figure Hobagoass: a kind of hermaphrodite, a cross between a male goat (Hoba) and a female goat (Goass). The Hobagoass with its inherent contradictions – male/female, bugbear /symbol of fertility, human/animal – becomes the folklore counterpart for the openness and ambiguity of the performative work itself; consistently, the Habergeiss assumes the function of a role model for the performer himself in kozek hörlonski’s monumental parlor play (Stubenspiel) at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich. Performers: kozek hörlonski, Ruby Sircar. Photos: eSeL.at