PRESS RELEASE

Artist duo SÖÖT/ZEYRINGER will open their exhibition On time in Hobusepea gallery at 7pm on June 7th, 2017.

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Sööt/Zeyringer’s live performances and video works are based on movement and text which are combined in rhythmical and poetic structures. In their work they try to find beauty, poetry, wit and absurdity in every-day acts, language and objects. Sööt/Zeyringer focuses on seemingly self-evident situations that are almost imperceptible, but most of us can identify with. In a poetic and humoristic way the works turn everyday procedures and acts upside down, revealing the performative potential of simple situations. By putting these insignificant moments into a new context, Sööt/Zeyringer‘s work speaks about larger matters.
The show On time combines 3 performative works by Sööt/Zeyringer. At the opening 2 of the pieces are shown as live performances.

Sööt/Zeyringer (Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer) is a Vienna based artist duo that col-laborates since 2012 and creates performative work situated at the intersection of visual arts, dance and theatre.
Their works have been presented at brut Vienna, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava Tallinn, Schauspiel Köln, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna and National Dance Center Bucharest among others. They received the ImPulsTanz TURBO residency in 2013, the Tanz*Hotel residency in 2014, the transeuropa Work Residency in 2015 and an appreciation award by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2016. Their performance “lonely lonely” was awarded the Performing Arts Award by the Federal Chancellery of Austria, 2015 and the Young Stoff award by the Stockholm Fringe Festival, 2016.

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Exhibition will be open until July 3rd, 2017.

Supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Exhibitions in Hobusepea gallery are supported by the Cultural Endowment of Estonia and Estonian Ministry of Culture.

TIINA SÖÖT (born 1986 in Tartu, Estonia) is a performance and visual artist. With the background of ecology and theatre research (bachelor) Tiina received MA in 2013 at Estonian Academy of Arts. She has also studied in Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2010 – 2011. In 2012 she followed an internship at brut Vienna as an artistic and production assistant of Oleg Soulimenko; in 2013 she followed an internship at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main as assistant of dramaturgy. Involved in the artist duo Sööt/Zeyringer since 2012. Also working on a new media/performance collaboration with Ioan Cernei and on documentary performance practice with Aet Kuusik. Through various projects collaborating with her sister Mai Sööt. In 2015 she developed a documentary performance “Real Women, Real Men and Real others” at Vaba Lava, Tallinn (in collaboration with Aet Kuusik and Mai Sööt). During 2017 working on a photo project “Heli’s clothes” with Mai Sööt - next exhibition 5.07. - 5.08.17 at Valga Museum’s gallery.
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DOROTHEA ZEYRINGER (born 1989 in Vienna, Austria) lives and works as an artist in Vienna. In 2016 she graduated with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the department of Performative Arts. Between 2012-2013 she studied at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin in the BA program of Dance, Context, Choreography and from 2009-2011 Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. In 2013 she worked as a student assistant in the department of Performative Arts and in 2015 as a rehearsal assistant for Michikazu Matsune. For her diploma work, that was developed together with Tiina Sööt, she received an appreciation award by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. At this year‘s imagetanz festival in Vienna she collaborated with Doris Uhlich in the frame of “The Inheritance”. She will participate in the danceWEB scholarship programme at ImPulsTanz 2017 in Vienna.