Transformative Narratives initiates performative and audio visual experiences through trans-disciplinary world-building. Linking stories, moulding characters and shaping glimpses of imaginary landscapes, the collective seeks to unravel transformative forces of the self and the power of collective growth and radical care. Mutualism and symbiotic strategies are core topics and methodologies applied to combine experimental music with visual arts and text. The projects initiated disclose the queering of relationships and notions of kinship, weaving personal stories into shared performative experiences. 


Tony Wagner (they/he) is a musician and artist whose work establishes connections between soft and harsh sound and opens zones for the exploration of care and exaltation. Dealing with loss, lust, pain, desire, queer joy and transformation, Tony’s sound seeks intensities. Sensitively constructed vocal sample arrangements topped with spoken texts contrast rhythmic noise productions with distorted glitching vocals, pushing pulses up to 163bpm.

Tony Wagner released their EPs Dreamreality in 2020 and Xxxerberus in 2022 as Tony Renaissance on their label Tender Matter. As co-founder of the event series The Future, member of the Sounds Queer? collective and founder of Tender Matter, Tony is promoting and highlighting the work of queer, non-binary, trans and gender non-conforming artists in electronic music.

instagram: tonyrenaissancex

Lena Kuzmich (they/no pronouns) is a non-binary and multidisciplinary artist from Vienna currently based in Amsterdam. Their work, a fluid remix of photographic and videographic fragments taken from pop and subcultures, sketches alternate visions of society. Imaginative landscapes, hybrid representations of bodies, and technology all become a portal beyond preconceived notions about the world and our identity in it. Once the narratives that shape our understanding of reality are laid bare, they become open for restructure. 

Within their practice, they strive for trans-disciplinary approaches with research based onmulti-disciplinary hopping. Being educated in photography sensitized Lena towards theimage as a tool for representation and world-building. Eclectically, they collect contentsfrom science, art, social theory, pop culture, subcultures, and historical myths to assemblecollage-like worlds through the use of various editing software. Found footage is combinedwith own creations and photographs to assemble new contexts and stories.

instagram: lenakuzmich_

Photo by Lena Kuzmich, 3D by Cristian Anutoiu
Costume: Anna Schall & Otilia Vieru