Psychotic Einzelkind is the title of a Noise/Dance performance created by Joke Lanz (Berlin) and Brigitte Wilfing (Vienna).
The principal theme of the piece is affective and manic-depressive behaviour of ‘only children’. To grow up as only child can cause significant social problems. They may have difficulties coping with situations such as a loss in friends, failure in employment, failure with personal relationships, uncontrollable anger, and girlfriends or boyfriends refusing to engage in sexual activity. Children who have experienced a stressful event, such as the separation of the parents or the birth or death of a close family relative, may also exhibit some or all of the symptoms.
Psychotic Einzelkind, named after Sudden Infant’s CD album released 2008 on Blossoming Noise, was already shown at WUK Vienna in 2009 and at Transart/Underground City Festival in Labin (Croatia) in 2010.
The next presentation of the piece will be at Fluc Vienna on October 5th, opening the night for FM Einheit.
Joke Lanz: composition, concept, performance, noise
Brigitte Wilfing: concept, performance, noise
Thomas Jelinek / Thomas Wagensommerer: light design
Alfred Reiter: sound engineering