exhibition | Circus Arts | object theatre | Open air spectacle | visual theatre
Julian Vogel holds a BA degree from the Academy for Circus and Performance Art (ACaPA), with specialization diabolo. Before, he studied Psychology and Art History at University of Bern. He is co-founder of Cie. Trottvoir and KLUB GIRKO and has created several artistic works with and next to those companies. He is participating in other artistic projects (e.g. Panama Pictures, Cie. SH) as a performer and artistic coach and is composing/producing electronic music for international circus and dance companies.
Julian is interested in various things, which makes him an autodidact in several practices and he will probably never be tired of learning new things. This also shaped his approach to CHINA SERIES, the fact that he is involved also in construction, sound design, technique and production. His academic background and strong interest in philosophy and the physics of objects opens up a wide field in his artistic approach and gives him knowledge that he then connects to something original.
He has been taught and influenced amongst others by Roman Müller, Alexander Van Turnhout, Breno Caetano, Nicanor DeElia, Darragh McLaughlin, Jonas Althaus.
Associate artist with Panama Pictures / Pia Meuthen
Julian Vogel is based in Lucerne (CH)
2019 nomination BNG circusprijs (NL) with his solo work „Transition Nr. 1“
2019 short-listed CircusNext 2020/2021, co-funded by Creative Europe
2019 BA Academy for Circus and Performance Art Tilburg (NL)
2018 awarded Swiss circus authors price Pro Cirque / SSA for the concept and authorship of “122x244 - and a lot of little pieces”
2017 co-founder, creator and performer of KLUB GIRKO
2014 BA University of Bern
2012 co-founder, creator and performer of Compagnie Trottvoir
3.6.2021 CHINA SERIES in Aarau - live - June 10 - 20
JULIAN VOGEL: CHINA SERIES
INSTALLATION and PERFORMANCE
on stage and in the museum
organised by Festival Cirqu' in collaboration with Forum Schlossplatz
in Aarau / CH
2021, 10 - 20 June
Fragile, but timeless.
Turning, rolling, falling
Important is the object, the diabolo: it has been transformed. The indestructible plastic bowls have been replaced by ceramic and have become fragile. When they fall, they break. Important is to look: Taking your time. Is something happening? When? How? And the space: interacting, observing, meeting.
The audience becomes the point of reference, both observer and choreographer. It chooses its role, active or passive, and inserts itself with its presence into the transience of object and situation.
In CHINA SERIES, Julian Vogel (*1990) combines contemporary performance, installation, circus and dance into a multi-layered, interdisciplinary whole. CHINA SERIES is Julian Vogel's debut work and was recently awarded by circusnext 2020 - 2021.
Author & Performer: Julian Vogel
Light & stage design: Savino Caruso
Artistic accompaniment: Roman Müller
Graphic Design: Laurence Felber
Production / Management: Ute Classen
Co-produced by Festival cirqu'aarau, Le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde - Pépinière Premiers Pas, Festival Circolo, Südpol Luzern, circusnext
Supported by Aargauer Kuratorium, Arts Printing House Vilnius, Albert Koechlin Stiftung, Berlin Circus Festival, Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, FUKA-Fonds Stadt Luzern, GG Stadt Luzern, ICC Santa Maria da Feira, La Maison des Jonglages, La Plateforme 2 Pôles Cirque en Normandie / La Brèche à Cherbourg et le Cirque-Théâtre d'Elbeuf, Panama Pictures, Pro Helvetia, Riga Circus, RKK Luzern,Station Circus Basel, Sundaymorning@ekwc
CHINA SERIES is awarded by circusnext 2020 - 2021, a project supported by the EU / Creative Europe
2.1.2021 Juian Vogel proudly presents his new website ... please have a look!
Since today it is online: The new website of Julian Vogel! So if you want to know what's new from CHINA SERIES, please visit: https://julianvogel.ch and you will see current developments, videos, calendar and many additional info.
CHINA SERIES is an interdisciplinary project by Swiss artist Julian Vogel (*1990, Lucerne) , in which contemporary performance, installation, circus, dance and sculpture combine to form a multi-layered whole. His starting point is the diabolo: two half bowls connected by an axis. But the artist robs the diabolo of its original form or materiality by forming countless new diabolos, not from plastic, but from fragile ceramics, found dishes, for example. Julian Vogel sees the ongoing series of works as a constantly growing research laboratory. The various, sometimes unusual formats interact with the surroundings and the visitors, creating unusual spaces of experience. CHINA SERIES will be shown at festivals starting in summer 2021.