Life is always good at shattering the perfect dreams and ideas of how something should be. Art is the good news that helps to follow what is actually the matter. June 2022
"Lieber Augustin" is a contemporary performance that relates the Viennese myth to the current pandemic. It is a piece about the power of art in difficult times. "Don`t forget your rock `n roll!" It premiered in September 2021 at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna. By and with Amir BADAWI, Bernhard Georg RUSCH and Briant ROKYTA.
DIE RAUHNÄCHTE SIND SCHULD
Performance at LOST IN BUBBLES, introducing TINTENSTROM - Theater in the Hidden, Gallery WestART, Zurich, Switzerland.
THE NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR
The Preparations for the KunstMeeting event at the Biennale di Venezia 2019 have already started. The black mask is calculating the right conditions for the performance at the "Night of the Jaguar". The ritual took place at one of the most powerful "twelve nights".
SUPERHEROES - THE WORLD IS A VULNERABLE PLACE
The world is a vulnerable place therefore it needs new superheroes - superheroes of a new generation.
A film by Ramon Pachernegg.
With Gabriel (Superman) and Briant Rokyta (Batman).
Created in 3 days as part of the "KunstMeetings" in Graz.
EVERYTHING IS ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE
A film about relatedness, space, interspace, tempo and humour ...
by Briant Rokyta and Heinz Klein as part of the KunstMeeting at Gallery "die Schöne", Vienna.
A film by KunstMeeting - Verein zur Förderung von interdisziplinären Kunstprojekten for "Offene Burg", Burgtheater, Vienna 2017/18
SERMON FOR BIRDS
Performance as part of KunstMeeting at the Initiative Raumschiff Linz, Mai 2018. Performance, text, mask und skulptures by Briant Rokyta
THE SLEEPING GIPSY
Henry Rousseau Remix. From Briant Rokyta with music by Amir Badawi. Made during a KunstMeeting at MARK Salzburg, 2018
BRIANT AND THE CHAFFINCH
Performance with Helene Huemer as part of KunstMeeting at the Initiative Raumschiff, Linz, Austria. Mai 2018. Film by Marianne Hink.
MOVING INTO PARADISE
Installation of the sculpture "Bedda" in André Hellers garden ANIMA
Le Retour du Paradis, Marrakesch, Marokko, December 2017
GÖTTER IN SCHERBEN - the rise of man
A performance of KunstMeeting at the Burgtheater, Vienna, June 2017
With: Marcus Becker, Bernd Brach, Heinz Klein, AnneMarie Ohnoutka, Briant Rokyta and Cornelia Schultz
at Gallery "die Schöne", Vienna, May 2017
Trailer made by Bernhard Georg Rusch
at Gallery "die Schöne", Vienna, May 2017
Video made by Bernhard Georg Rusch
PERFORMANCE "KING OF SEESTADT"
Seestadt Aspern, Wien, August 2016
with AnneMarie Ohnoutka, Salem Islas-Madlo, Nadine Werjant, Otmar Karstner, Fadi und Briant Rokyta
Le Méridien, Wien 2016
THEATRE OF SCULPTURES: WOUWWW! 2016
Le Méridien, Wien
text, sculptures and masks: Briant Rokyta
Percussion: Bernd Brach
Im Rahmen eines KunstMeetings anlässlich der Finnissage des "gläsernen Autors" Marcus A. Becker
ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR GOLDEN AGE? 2015
Opening Performance for PARADISE YOURSELF at Salotto Vienna. Performers: Anne Marie Ohnoutka und Briant Rokyta.
PERFORMANCE WITH SCULPTURE, 2013
Performed by ZELLE. With Annemarie Ohnoutka, Szende Gyöngyössy, Daniela Mader, Gernot Antes, Briant Rokyta and Skulpture.
THE OFFENDING CANS
A Performance by Annemarie Ohnoutka and Briant Rokyta in the co-housing estate Lebensraum, Gänserndorf Süd
“The gods will provide for those who ask for nothing, because it’s their duty“
The performance was developed as a humorous, interactive game where the participants were conducted through three rooms where they encountered their desires.
TRACK THE FAITH …
CONTEMPORARY ART IN SACRAL SPACE
A Performance by Briant Rokyta in the Church of Gaenserndorf in the context of KUNSTmesse, Austria. Powered by kunst.duenger.
Moving through the church with a simple line of white chalk.
"It was new to me that a line of chalk contains so much."
A line sauntering and meandering only for itself, without a goal, a point on a spontaneous journey, ranging subliminally, like an animal, through time and space. Encountering and exploring its surroundings on its own terms, experiencing, expressing, responding on unimpeded instinct, immersed in its own timeless existence, touching, experiencing, knowing.
The line is life; a lifeline knowing only the now, seeing and sensing everything for the first time. The Catholic Church represents so much, both positive and negative, but the line is swinging free, innocent in the midst of all, wakening innumerable connections within those who look on.
The line is not asking for the past or the future of the Catholic Church, but only asking for what is happening there now.
This intervention gives cause for consideration, meditation and discussion for three weeks. It shows the presence of spirit in an unusual way and animates the search for God´s secret in this world.