2011 PROGRAMME

1 MAY 2011 

Verein Berlin Künstler / 17:00 / With and by Richard Rabensaat and Natascha Zimmermann: no more flowers

Eine Frau lächelt, Ballons platzen wie Träume, Blumen – ein Friedensangebot.

Namen eingraviert ins Gedächtnis, geschrieben auf Haut. Matt aus fernen
Nebeln auftauchende Schemen von Begegnungen. Rot, Gelb, Grün leuchten
Petunien, Pelargonien und Lilien. Dunkel wie Ebenholz das Haar, weiß wie
Elfenbein die Haut lächelt sie, zögert und schlägt. Zerrupftes Grün am
Boden, rote Striemen auf der Haut. Die Zeit zerstört alles. Bezugspunkt
der Performance  ist die allseits zu beobachtende Auflösung alt
hergebrachter Bezugsstrukturen im Geschlechterverhalten, die sich in
Diskussionen über Raollenklischees, Gender-Mainstreaming, der Suche nach
neuen Geschlechteridentitäten usw. äußert. Hierbei scheut sich der
Performer auch nicht, den ‚Geschlechterkampf’ recht deutlich zu
illustrieren.

2 MAY 2011 
Grimmuseum / 19:00 / MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART OPENING-BERLIN: Eröffnung MPA

with performances by Mimosa Pale (FIN) and Wilhelm Klotzek  (DE)
curated by Andrés Galeano. Launch of the first Annual Performance Art
Report for Berlin and  Performance Art Window  with screenings of performance art video documentation curated by Christopher Hewitt.

2-31 MAY 2011 
Grimmuseum / Daily / from dusk onwards / Performance Art Window / Curated by Christopher Hewitt (Live Art Work):

Throughout
the Month of Performance Art, Grimmuseum presents the ‘Performance Art Window’ – every evening during May there will be screenings of performance art video documentation on the gallery window, allowing neighbours and people on the street to enjoy a special selection of
performance work. The video programme is selected by Christopher Hewitt and most of the videos will be taken from his liveartwork DVD publication. The programme will include work by artists such as Julie Andree T., Jamie McMurry, Roi Vaara, Boris Nieslony, Black Market International, Baktruppen, Gary Stevens, Esther Ferrer, Carlos Llavata, Kurt Johannessen, Robin Deacon and many more.

3 MAY 2011 
Kunsthaus Tacheles / 20:00 / Organised by Boese Bohnen:

Peanuts Improvised

Live Painting+Video+Music performance as Finnissage of ‘NUCLEaR UNFaiR
“Quick-Art-Action” INTERNaTIONaL GROUP SHOW’ with Böse Bohnen – VJ Chuu
(VJ), Kuri (Kuri) Andi (Twin/Din/Spin) and Dylan.

6 MAY 2011 
GlogauAIR / 19:00 / Curated by Irene Pascual and Christopher Hewitt: ELAA (European Live Art Archive) “Talking about Performance Art” a lecture by Mike Hentz. 

“Talking
about Performance Art” is a Lecture by Mike Hentz about his experience  as a multifaceted performer and key pieces of work. The presentation takes part in the ELAA Project program for which GlogauAIR works in partnership with Universitat de Girona, Spain, and The Ruskin College of Arts, England, involved in the creation of a live art/performance archive which will centralise and unite as many of the small dispersed archives, both public and private, around Europe, and the development of a year-round live art program in the three European countries. / About Mike Hentz: Since the early 70s Mike Hentz has been one of the most active and provocative artists
working in the area of performance art in Germany. He has a truly interdisciplinary practice ranging from confrontational solo performance
works to complex, international group projects. As well as being an important figure in the development of video art in Europe through his Van GoghTV project, Hentz is also renowned for his work in the 80s with the performance and music group Minus Delta T. For more information go to: 

http://www.mikehentz.com

6 MAY 2011 
Prenzlauer Promenade 149-152, Level 6, Room 662 / 20:00 / With and by Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon: john hurts [from idiot]

unintelligible demystifying piece to last forty-five minutes. neither
very theatrical, nor audible, nor particularly important. certainly
idealistic though. and quick. too quick some might say // lisa jeschke & lucy beynon have been making performance work together since 2007. they are based in berlin. // http://crowinstigated.blogspot.com


7-21 MAY 2011

HUNGER  – Internationales Performance Festival / Check www.openspace32.de

for times, locations and full artists’ line up / Organised by openspace32, B-Lock and Michael Steger: 

Hunger ist das Motto des diesjährigen Internationalen Performance Festival
Berlin und wurde von vielen Künstlern aufgegriffen. Selbst oft Hungerkünstler ist die Auseinandersetzung mit der Verwertbarkeit der Arbeit und die Mechanismen der Wirtschaftsmärkte ein wesentlicher Aspekt, der kreativ in den Aufführungen umgesetzt wird. Im Gegenzug ist das Überangebot, das Zuviel an Nahrung, die Berge der Abfallprodukte Inspirationsquelle. Doch all der Überfluss wird oftmals begleitet von emotionaler Leere. Der Hunger nach Liebe ist somit ebenso Thema – Hunger
als Motor der antreibt, Hunger nach Neuem, die Gier nach immer mehr
Informationskanälen. Von den Philippinen, aus Südkorea, Japan, Myanmar, Kanada, Frankreich, Estland, Irland, Dänemark, USA und vielen anderen Ländern kommen renommierte Künstler und Künstlerinnen wie Myk Henry, Takita Risa, Baek Ki Kim uva. nach Berlin und bieten eine große
Bandbreite unterschiedlicher Ausdrucksweisen. Ästhetische und
verstörende Aufführungen, schnelle, kurze, prägnante Acts oder sich langsam entwickelnde Bilder , ein explosives Programm, dass Sie mit uns an zwei aufeinanderfolgenden Wochenenden erleben können. 

7  MAY 2011
tamtamART /  20:00 / Curated by Ya-Wen Fu : Lose weight exercise

is a new performance project. Description of HUNGER (not only from physiology, but also from psychology): a strong desire. At this
time, both men and women, have a new standard for the “perfect shape”
which is more stringent and more diversified. At some point, we even get
stuck in morbid thoughts “hunger for hunger “. Therefore, we intend to
mock this bizarre social phenomenon through this series of Lose Weight performance/exercises.

At the opening on March 7th, There will be a  video installation and “lose weight exercise lessons” for the audience to join in. An exhibition will run from the 7-15 MAY with work by the following artists: 

Franziska Keune (DE), Hsuan Huang (TW), I-Chen Tsou (TW), Mirella Oestreicher (DE), Ya-Wen Fu (TW), Ying-Chih Chen (TW), Yun-Ting Hung (TW)

8-13 MAY 2011

LEAP (Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance)/ Organised by the Berlin-based artist collective  weareChopChop:  

weareChopChop are presenting a workshop and an exhibition in May with the title: CTRL+ALT+ESCAPE. Operative
Performance is aimed at connecting the fields of media and performance art in workshops exploring the relationship between new media technologies and the body in a setting incorporating political and academic perspectives on the subject. The title of this project is
deducted from the keyboard short cutused to force-quit a computing
process gone unresponsive or awry. For us it serves as a metaphor for an
obstruction, a subversion or an intervention into digitally-based
data-distribution systems moving towards unrestricted information flows,
opaque recycling of (personal) data and monopolistic market dominators.

After participating in a 1-week workshop, a group of media- software-
and performance artists will explore the topic of “digital resistance” and develop information power structures through digital intervention with a live staging at LEAP on May 13th.

Werkschau with: P

rokop Bartonicek / Francesca
Romana Ciardi / Daniel Franke / Baruch Gottlieb / Mikala Hyldig Dal /
Meredith Nadler / Brina Stinehelfer / Santiago Taccetti

9 MAY 2011 
Flutgraben/ 20:00 / Organised by Performer Stammtisch/Joern J. Burmester:

Regular Performer Stammtisch Performance VERB-FRAU and artist talk MULTI-PERSONAE DIS-ORDER OF MME. DRAGU by Margaret Dragu. LAPSTRAP by Steffi Weissmann

12 MAY 2011 
Alex TV Studios, Voltastraße 5 13355 Berlin (Wedding), Haus 10 Treppe 10 First Floor / 19:00 / The Powers of Art

Starring:
Sarah Goody and Daniel Hinojo / Producer: Marcio Carvalho / Camera:
Marcio Carvalho and Francesca Romana Ciardi / Special Guest: Lan Hungh

The only television series dedicated to bringing you the best in live art and paranormal activity, starring Sarah Goody as Madame Madoom and Daniel Hinojo as Alex. X. Pert

In time where Art is being reduced to its own elite, The Powers of Art arrives, bringing transcendence to real life. With special guests Lan Hungh and Dan Pie.

12 MAY 2011 
Über Lebenskunst Klub / 16:00 – 20:00 / Curated by Paula Marie Hidebrandt: “The Revolution will not be televised”: wer macht was im Klimawandel? Download the full programme here: The Revolution_Program

Wie können wir uns ermutigen, unsere eigene Handlungsmacht zu nutzen? Wer
fängt an? Im dritten Klub geht es um die Frage der eigenen Handlungsmacht in einer kollektiven Angelegenheit. Wir wollen fragen, wer unter den Bedingungen des Klimawandels eigentlich entscheidet und handelt? Verschmutzen, Verzichten, Spenden, Konsumieren, Protestieren, Reformieren – wir alle sind Teil dieses Kreislaufes und machen mit, ob bewusst oder unbewusst. Die Zusammenhänge zwischen individuellen Handlungen und kollektiven Belangen bleiben oftmals undurchschaubar. Die Frage ist also: Wo fangen wir an? Ist die Weltgemeinschaft nicht zu groß, um ihre komplexen Probleme in Kleingruppen auszuhandeln? Wie können wir globale Gemeingüter (Boden, Wasser, Atmosphäre, Open-Source) hier und jetzt gemeinsam nutzen und schützen? Was können wir von den zahlreichen Do-It-Yourself-Initiativen, den Konzepten für freien Wissensaustausch und den Vorbildern für alternative Ökonomien lernen?

14 MAY 2011 
Helvetia / 21:00 / Organised by Mike Hentz: Untitled Video Live Performance with Mike Hentz and Christoph Furrer. Christoph Furrer is a live quick drawer with a live camera and Mike Hentz will work with a table camera and work out a  makro object theatre combined with a VJ programme. The event  is in the frame of:  http://www.fuenfte-schweiz.de/

14 MAY 2011 (in case of rain 28 May) 
Schlossplatz Berlin / from 15:00 to 21:00 / Organised by Andres Galeano and atelier obra viva: Minimal Green:

mit
Nathalie Fari, Bettina Wagner, Juliana Piquero, Thomas Pertzel (music),
Catalina Fernandez (video).

In this collaborative work the open ground at Schlossplatzin Berlin-Mitte is the foundation for the development of an installation-performance. This installation tackles the theme of agriculture and the contamination or change of use of farmland (as well as the term “soil” in general). Here this theme is conveyed to spectators using both metaphorical and play-based actions
with observers watching the performers execute different gestures in a square over an unlimited period of time. One performer has a bucket in the hand, the other a spade, while a third performer uses movement to portray a watering can. A musician provides instrumental accompaniment throughout the entire performance.

15 MAY 2011 
Flutgraben / 19:00 / Organised by Barbara Sturm and Janine Eisenaecher: Unforseen IV

performance Sonntag mit Andrés
Galeano (ESP/DE), Siân Robinson Davies (UK), John Boehme (CDN), Hilla
Steinert (DE), Marion Ritzmann (CH/DE), und Wathiq Al-Ameri & Ali
Alfatlawi (CH).

16 MAY 2011 
KuLe Theater / 20:00 / Organised by Performer Stammtisch: Open screening of video documentation of performance art. Come and see video documentation of live performances by: **
Beatriz Albuquerque ** Susanne Bartsch, ** Nezaket Ekici ** Alexandra
Gneisel ** Lys-Ange Leblanc **Val Lee ** Carola Lehmann ** Saana Inari
Lähteenmäki ** Monika Ortmann ** Ambra Pittoni, Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano ** Peter Toy ** Ariadna Rodriguez Cima (Spain), Anne Lise Le Gac (France), and Adina Bier (USA) ** Les Salonnières [Laura Cardona, Ester g. Mecías, Cèlia Prats, Meritxell Romanos i Marta Xibillé] **
Plus live performance by Aline Benecke titled “picture this”

17 MAY 2011 
Brot Fabrik / 21:00 / Performance by and with Elenia Depedro: “Kaspar Fecit”

based on the story of Kaspar Hauser. The piece develops using hypnosis
techniques and accompagnement with electronic music by Maestro Federico
Troncatti, composed specially for the piece. No words allowed. Only one
body moving in the space.

Solo Performer / Duration: 1hr

19 MAY 2011 
HomeBase LAB Berlin / 20:00 / Curated by Francesca Romana Ciardi / The Salon Project: Performances The Ladette and Brief Encounter Rape, by H. Plewis (UK), and live sonic soundscapes by musicians Ziv Jacob (IL) and Jean Marc Caimi (FR/IT) from their album Minimalismus.

20 MAY 2011 
B-Zwinger / 19:00 – 22:30 / Organised by B-Zwinger/Britta and Ron Helbig: Scavenger Grain mit GODsDOGs, Richard Rabensaat, Bridge Markland: 

“Black Hole Society III” – Performance Video: GODsDOGs tug repressed matters
from the Black Hole, like gold coins from a wishing well. “Orpheus and Eurydike” and other ancient and forgotten stories are told in a cabinet
of wonders with fluorescent colours and physical theatre. The video projection becomes an X-ray screen or body scanner, which allows to see the innermost. / “MAZE ARCHEOLOGY / the icarus files”:  Richard Rabensaat setzt einen Schlußpunkt unter seine Ikarus Serie, mit der er gefragt hat, was wäre, wenn er nicht ertrunken wäre. Seine strauchelnde Suche nach Identität führt ihn vom Labyrinth durch Berlin zur Hamlet maschine. Ophelia ist nicht tot, sie hat nur eine Kettensäge gegriffen
und ihm die Flügel gestutzt. / Bridge Markland:  Der eitle Klein Ganove Sascha Sehrschön entblättert sich stilecht zu Rammstein Musik.

Special Info: das Event “SCAVENGER GRAIN” ist Teil eines Festivals im Körnerkiez mit 30 weiteren locations und anschließender Party – das Körnerschnitzel:  http://www.koernerkomplizen.de

21 MAY 2011 
Blo-Ateliers (as part of Hunger Festival) / 18:50 / Organised by Ruth Pulgram: Quartett Bildnerisches Duell

mit
Nicole Hummel (F), Andrea Loebell-Buch (DE), Caroline Meyer Picard
(F/DE) – choreographisches Konzept , Ruth Pulgram (AT/CH), Yorgös Tambaktis (F).  Das Duell an sich ist ein konstruktiver Akt. Durch die Aktion der vier Künstler und die Anwesenheit des Publikums entsteht ein Verschmelzen der Zeit. Aber die Verschmelzung der Zeit ist vergänglich.
Die Form des Duells lädt die Zuschauer zu teilnehmender Beobachtung ein.
Hunger erinnert an die Begrenztheit der Ressourcen, der Materie überhaupt in einer bestimmten Form, an ihre Umwandlung und Veränderung. Die Performance Quartett – Bildnerisches Duell nutzt diesen Prozess der Veränderung.

22 MAY 2011 
Schillerpalais/ 16:00-20:00 / Organised by Dirk Thorwarth: My Performance – Participants:

KNOT-Project and Friends Internationale Künstler werden im Schillerpalais aktuelle Positionen von Performance-Art kuratiert von KNOT-Projekt zeigen. //

English: Curated by KNOT-Project international artists will present
current positions of Performance-Art at Schillerpalais.

For more information please visitwww.my-performance.eu / Special Info: Perhaps Open Air

23 MAY 2011 
Flutgraben / 20:00 / Organised by Performer Stammtisch: Platform to present live work and exchange practices – German and international artists, Berlin based and visiting.

Performances by 
** Romina Abate ** Sandie Brischler ** Janine Eisenächer ** Allison
Fall ** Albrecht Fersch ** Lady Gaby / Urge ** Joy Harder ** Daniel
Hinojo **Jeff Huckleberry ** Luciana Lardies and Sebastián Bardin**
Sofie Lebech ** Anne Porst ** Camilla Sort & Ole Werner Munck** Brina Stinehelfer **  Les Salonnières [Laura Cardona, Ester g. Mecías, Cèlia Prats, Meritxell Romanos i Marta Xibillé] with a
“Beard women. Your face can become an object of public discussion”
: Have you ever thought of being a beard woman during some hours? How
would it affect  your everyday life? If you like to have this experience and share it with Les Salonnières we invite you to come to Flutgraben’s women restroom on the 23rd of May.* It’s time to take care of your image!” * detailed information about time/place to be announced at “Open Space for Performance Art”, Monday 23rd of May, 20.00, at Flutgraben (Am Flutgraben 3)

27 MAY 2011 
Freies Museum / 11:00- 22:00 / Organised by Joel Verwimp/Verleg Verlagt: Autobiographiction: half Open structure with registration by email at joel.verwimp@muffie.org.

VerlegtVerlag is a practice under development by Galeazzi&Verwimp,
conceived in order to explore means of production and dissemination. During the session at the Freies Museum we want to rewrite the archive of Swiss artist Nicolas Y Galeazzi through the eyes of the participants.

We present a model to engender and structure knowledge, situations and
relations. In a shared space, the participants function as an open group
where questions of complicity and hospitality in art production surface. Between anarchy and the rule of majority this praxis actively searches for a spatialized production of dis agreement. The question is to what extent collaborative structures can produce situations in themselves and more importantly, how these situations in turn determine production structures. (In other words, what are the ways for people to come together and how it’s related to their production proces.)

28 MAY 2011 
Institut für alles mögliche / Organised by Stefan Riebel and Marion Ritzmann: Dinner Session, Live VJ Session, Solo Presentations.

29 MAY 2011 
Institut für alles mögliche / Organised by Stefan Riebel and Marion Ritzmann: 
Participants Ulrich Schäfer, Germany / Stefan Adamski, Poland / Osvaldo
Cibils, Uruguay/Italy / Philipp Sadofsky, Usa / Cia.Excessos, Portugal / Clemente Padín, Montevideo, Uruguay / Tiziana Contino, Italy / Patricio Ponce, Ecuador / Simona Da Pozzo, Italy / Márcio Carvalho, Portugal/Germany / Nicolas William Hughes, Uk / Daniel Pinheiro,
Venezuela/ Portugal / Bbb Johannes Deimling, Germany/Norway / Linda
Weiss, Germany / Adam Gruba, Poland /Johnny Amore, Germany / Miriam
Welk, Germany / Mette Sterre, Netherlands / Florian Kuhlmann, Germany / Marios Chatziprokopiou, Greece / Fernando Ribeiro, Brazil / Olliver Breitenstein, Germany / Steffi Weismann, Germany / Edin Bajric + Judith Lomba, Bosnia/Germany / Joe M Kernbach, Germany / Luciana D’anunciacao, Canada / Nicole Weniger, Austria / Guido Solar, Chile / Alexandra Zierle & Paul Carter, Uk / The New Spastiks, Germany/Ireland / Mobtik,
Germany / Katharina Swoboda, Austria / Rachelle Beaudoin, Usa / Franziska Streffing, Germany / Vienne Chan, Canada/Germany // Open to
anyone

www.i-a-m.tk, http://da2011.i-a-m.tk 

performance art made on-for-at video

29 MAY 2011 
Neu Bar/ 20:00-22:00 / Organised by Anette Schäfer and Miles Chalcraft-Trampoline:

Pitching event for Tracing Mobility (actual event in November at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt), a project that sets out to examine the shifting terrain of global (and individual) mobility and how its hand in hand development with networked infrastructure are transforming our conceptions of time, space and distance.For more information please visit: http://www.trampoline.org.uk

***MPA CLOSING EVENT** 31 MAY 2011 
Über Lebenskunst Klub / 16:00-20:00 / Organised by Paula Marie Hidebrandt: BORN TO BE WILD

Wann wird Utopie Wirklichkeit? Was machen wir, wenn wir die Welt verändert haben? Auch im vierten Klub geht die Welt nicht unter. Die gegenwärtigen Zuspitzungen im globalen Klimadiskurs auf apokalyptische Panikszenarien einerseits und technokratische Utopien andererseits sind wenig hilfreich. Sie versuchen die Optionen, die wir in der Zukunft haben, mit Statistiken, Prognosen, Projektionen und Szenarien zu fassen.

Aber brauchen wir nicht vielmehr eine fundamental veränderte Wahrnehmung, um einen grundlegenden gesellschaftlichen Wandel und ein kulturelles Umdenken herbeizuführen? Eine neue Aufmerksamkeit zu schulen, unser Leben zu entschleunigen, die Zukunft zu vergegenwärtigen – all das verlangt eine Entfesselung der Sinne und ein wenig Zeit.
Programme:
Workshop IUniversity of the Trees   (Shelley Sacks)
Workshop IIBerliner Wildes Leben (Michiko Nitta, Susanna Hertrich und David Haley)
20.00 Uhr Matthew Herbert:
Lecture Performance und Party

mpa_programme.pdf

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Mimosa Pale | Photo by Laura Gianetti

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Janine Eisenächer – Eat Your Enemy #3 I am the Coca-Cola of art – Photo by Luciana Lardies

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CARDUELIS CARDUELIS #2 (Andrés Galeano @ Kunstfabrik) © Laura Gianetti

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Lose Weight Exercise at tamtamART

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Francesca Romana Ciardi | The Salon Project 1. | HomeBase Berlin

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Minimal Green | Photo Roland Anton Laub

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The Oral Syndicate | LEAP Gallery

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The Powers of Art | Daniel Hinojo

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Richard Rabensaat | GODsDOGs

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Anne Porst – BOX – Photo by Luciana Lardies

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Romina Abate – The Final Countdown – Photo by Luciana Lardies

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CARDUELIS CARDUELIS #5 (Andrés Galeano @ Kunstfabrik) © Laura Gianetti

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Ziv Jacob & Jean Marc Caimi | The Salon Project

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Minimal Green | Photo by Roland Anton Laub

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Bridge Markland | GODsDOGs

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Mimosa Pale | Photo by Laura Gianetti

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Sarah Goody | The Powers of Art

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Flutgraben | Photo by Luciana Lardies

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Joy Harder | Photo by Luciana Lardies