Desktop Performances are a format explored in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, when live performances were cancelled.

Polylogic Organisms is a Desktop Performance by Mariella Greil developed in collaboration with Werner Moebius and was presented at SAR Conference 2021 in Vienna. The 12th SAR Conference on Artistic Research of the Society for Artistic Research hosted by mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the University of Applied Arts Vienna – is oriented on the three attractors “care”, “dare” and “share” and is the first SAR conference to be organised as a live online event. On 9th April, 2021 from 15:10-15:50 Online (Banquet Hall) Polylogic organisms – performative assemblages of choreo-ethics (slowing gradually the BPM of the pomegranate) was presented.

Rooted in contemporary performance & sonic occurrences we staged a desktop performance exploring sustainable and destructive small acts. Through the lense of micro-phenomenology we ask, what choreo-ethics – the ideation proposed around enfleshed and negotiated ethics – means today and how a polylogue can emerge between organisms and their spheres. There occur various “alivenesses” and hybrid entanglements and we investigate the nanopolitical dimensions nested into choreo-ethical ecologies.


Simmering Until Done is a Desktop Performance by Mariella Greil created for research state a platform for sharing research projects in both scientific and artistic research fields. Researchers at the University of Applied Arts were invited to present their current research in the frame of the Angewandte Festival 2020 (see archive:

Here a commentary to the work:

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