Dom & Luke

Aerowaves Twenty17 Artists

Luke Baio and Dominik Grünbühel are two freelance dancers and performers that have made a name for themselves within the Viennese scene. For a number of years they have been working together with internationally renown choreographers, dancers and performers in and outside of Vienna. Their passion for creating unique situations for the audience has let them go far beyond the boundaries of what is considered to be contemporary dance. In 2009 they founded the collective Pufferfsh and intensified their collaboration. Dominik Grünbühel’s fascination with film-work and digital art, as well as his technical skills together with Luke Baio’s aptitude for building sets and instruments make up a highly unusual mix of film, music and every imaginable form of performing arts.

Ever since the very beginning of their collaboration their work has always been defined by their ambition of developing and creating everything needed for their unique performances themselves. Specifically built canvases, ukuleles, miniature models, puppets and much more together create a bricolage that presents itself in the most unpretentious manner to the audience. Another central aspect is the playful manner in which they deal with live camera-work and projection that gives the audience an additional perspective of the performance. The different levels of medial transmittal and a live-situation frequently inter-change, are woven together and broken apart, giving the audience the possibility of freely moving between the production and product.