Bundesministerium für Bewegungsangelegenheiten


Ministry of Movement Affairs

Inspired by the research called Socialmovement and the interviews with indigenous people in South America done for the performance Nature. Following the advice of one of the interviewees from the Awajún tribe in the Amazonian Rainforest, nadaproducions saw the need for founding an Austrian Ministry that would deal exclusively with movement affairs. After a period of intense lobby work within the governmental structures of Austrian administration, nadaproductions international, in cooperation with the government of Austria, founded the first Ministry of Movement Affairs (BmfB) in world history.

The BmfB is the youngest ministry in Austria and so far the only one of its kind in the world. The ministry has existed in its current form since June 8th, 2009. Its responsibilities extend from funding, cultivating and upholding all forms of free movement of bodies in space to founding initiatives concerning the re-distribution and transformation of codified behavioural movement patterns in the social field. The core task of the BmfB is to foster the potential of movement as a means for expanding consciousness.

website BmfB
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03.12.2015 // Cour de Cassation, Paris, France
28.08.2015 – 29.08.2015 // NAVE, Santiago de Chile, Chile
29.05.2015 // Lateinamerika-Institut, Vienna, Austria
10.11.2014 – 16.11.2014 // Baltic Circle Festival, Helsinki, Finland
26.09.2014 // Galician Centre of Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
29.05.2014 // Alhondiga Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
28.10.2013 // City Hall of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
21.06.2013 // Verschwender, Vienna, Austria
13.06.2013 // La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
11.05.2013 // Burgenland Tanzt, Oberwart, Austria
09.11.2012 // Lokomotiva, Skopje, Macedonia
07.11.2012 // Theater Winterthur, Winterthur, Schweiz
09.10.2010 // brut, Vienna, Austria


Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann
In Collaboration with
Meinhard Rauchensteiner

Video Edition
Magdalena Schlesinger & Daniel Zimmermann

Magdalena Schlesinger

Franz Alexejew, Dr. Christian Brandstätter, Armin Engl, Dr. Heinz Fischer, Sigrid Gareis, Dir. Mag. Alexander Götz, Dr. Sabine Haag, Walter Heun, Heinz Hufnagl, Peter Pakesch, Mag. Meinhard Rauchensteiner & Jürgen Weishäupl



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