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.
Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann
Magdalena Schlesinger & Daniel Zimmermann
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