2013 NATHALIE FARI & PAULA MARIE HILDEBRANDT

BODY MAPPING WORKSHOP
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SITIOS DISTANTES (REMOTE SITES)
Curated by Nathalie Fari / atelier obra viva
www.nathaliefari.com

Under the name atelier obra viva I develop and produce collaborative and educational projects, which deal specially with the concepts of site specific and body mapping. Each new place (or space) is seen and treated as a unique performance that explores the history, nature and function of the place. Spaces that are accessible to us, those that are not, as well as how we deal with both of these, are relevant questions in this regard. I therefore focus the body as a central medium to experience and demarcate the atmosphere and character of these spaces, generating a type of physical cartography. This “body mapping” not only illustrates and reorganises a specific site, it also gives spectators, and the performer(s), the possibility of reflecting on and finding his/her position, either in the urban space or in the surroundings in which the performance takes place.

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MADE IN OMNITOPIA-BERLIN (MIO-B 2013)
Curated by Paula Marie Hildebrandt in collaboration with Nathalie Fari / atelier obra viva
www.paulahildebrandt.de


from
6
MON
to
11
SAT

TIME: daily 10:30-16:00
COST: 240 Euro (10% Discount for students)
PARTICIPATION CRITERIA: students and professional artists from different backgrounds, interested in site-specific performance art.
WHERE: Glogau-Air | Glogauer Str., 16 10999 | www.glogauair.net
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Body Mapping

BODY MAPPING WORKSHOP
Workshop leader: Nathalie Fari

The starting point for this workshop is the Body Mapping concept in which one’s own body serves as the artistic medium for creating site-related actions and dramatic compositions. Teaching begins with bodywork to create awareness of the body and its sensitivities. Improvisation exercises will be conducted and tested, and common themes will be examined. The aim is to investigate the state of tension between body and space and in doing so examine our roles and particular behaviours as a performer (or social creature). What happens when we shake off our roles and adopt other people’s (e.g. spectators’) perspectives? Which dramatic compositions emerge to facilitate other forms of interaction? This workshop will look at these questions while working on a performance to be presented in public space on the last day.

www.nathaliefari.com

In collaboration with:

12
SUN

TIME: Performances: 16:00 – 20:00 | Panel discussion with artists and guests: 20:30-23:00
ENTRANCE: free
WHERE: ZKU- Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik | Siemensstrasse 27-49, 10551 | www.zku-berlin.org
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Photo Credits: Kiosk K67, Miodrag Kuc, http://www.paraartformations.net/k67

SITIOS DISTANTES (REMOTE SITES)
Rose Akras and Dirk Jan Jager, Grasiele Sousa, Lucio Agra, Maicyra Leão, Walmeri Ribeiro, Ilya Noe, Andy Houston, Miodrag Kuc

In the sítios distantes project, six artists are invited to develop site-specific performances from a distance. The premises and public park of the Centre for Art and Urbanistics (ZKU) – an association founded by the KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V. collective in Berlin-Moabit – forms the basis for these performances. This location – a former goods station converted into a space for art residencies – is special for its location in the centre of industrial areas and brownfield land as well as for its separation from the mainstream Berlin art scene. In the sítios distantes performances, the physical features of this location in particular will be interwoven with fictitious and imaginary elements. It is not about describing or measuring the ZKU park comprehensively in all its complexity, but rather the park serves as the basis for developing a dramatic composition that is both personal and performative. How can you develop a relationship with a place without being present there?

Performances: Rose Akras and Dirk Jan Jager, Grasiele Sousa, Lucio Agra, Maicyra Leão, Walmeri Ribeiro
Panel Discussion: Ilya Noe, Andy Houston, Miodrag Kuc

ARTISTS’ LINKS:
www.basisforliveart.com
www.cabelodroma.blogspot.com
www.contemporaryperformance.org/profile/LucioAgra www.lastroarte.com/maicyra-leao
www.esteticas.wordpress.com
www.ilyanoe.com
www.andyhouston.net

In collaboration with:

28
TUE

TIME: from 19:00
ENTRANCE: free
WHERE: ZKU- Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik | Siemensstrasse 27-49, 10551 | www.zku-berlin.org
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The Omnitopia bus

MADE IN OMNITOPIA-BERLIN (MIO-B 2013)
Paula Marie Hildebrandt & Nathalie Fari

Starting point for ‚made in omnitopia‘ is the concept of omnitopia originally coined by urban scholar Andrew Wood.

The term draws its lineage from ‚utopia‘ (not-place) and ‚heterotopia‘ (other-place) to reveal the shift from totalizing narratives to overlapping contradictory narratives. Omnitopia can best be described as a kind of embodied performance, always in the present tense. The concept provides a theoretical and practical framework for the performance project ‚made in omnitopia‘ – tracing the contours of omnitopia in today’s Berlin, where public life in the sense of meaningful human interaction happens or could have happened…

made in omnitopia is not a mere critique of a coffee shop vignette or the increasing commodification, privatization and uniformity of public space. It is an investigation of our own attitudes and the conditions of social behaviour, codes of communication, postures and positions. We treat the city a site for performative interventions by detourning existing ordinary situations or spaces.

Lift, Wellness, Pain, Mall, 7-Eleven or WLAN – for MPA-B we produce a first series of performances in different locales documenting the process through which different places become omnitopia.

Roland Laub will capture these moments with a camera and we will occasionally be joined by a video team.

On may 28th at 7pm you are invited to a kiosk event to produce a collective work ‘made in omnitopia-b 2013’.