Mining Minds begins by focussing on mining and its socio-political impact. Based on the term ‘mining’, Sara Lanner examines the processes of finding and extracting raw materials as well as the way we treat resources. In her on-stage research, the choreographer also comes across processes like ‘data mining’, where humans as such become the resource to be exploited for capitalist purposes. What fascinates Lanner is the way tangible material disappears in such virtual, bodyless processes, while at the same time the power structures behind the data flows become more and more invisible. And yet, the term ‘mining’ is intended to mean not only a destructive process, but also a momentum allowing awareness and potential empathy to derive. Artistic lead: Sara Lanner Choreography, performance: Costas Kekis, Sara Lanner Light design and space concept: Bruno Pocheron Sound: Peter Plos Costumes: Hanna Hollmann Dramaturge, consultant: Gabrielle Cram A co-production by Living Examples and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Civil Service and Sport and Land Salzburg Kultur.