WEDNESDAY MAY 8TH > back to calendar
ONGOING PROJECTS AND ASSOCIATE CURATORS’ PROGRAMME:
◊ LATITUD 32ºN/55ºS
◊ GENDER AND THE CITY
◊ NOOSPHERE REFLECTIONS PART 1
◊ DISPLAYING THE INSTANT (May 8-29)
◊ BODY MAPPING (workshop)
◊ KIM 2
– BRIDGES AND NON-BRIDGES OF PERFORMANCE ART & CONTEMPORARY DANCE
– FIXATION # 2
– ARTIST IN EXHIBITION
ACUD QUADRUPLE BILL: FASCINATION + …IS WHERE THE HEART IS, HOME? + PIETRE + DRAWING AUCTION
TIME: Fascination 20:00 /...is where the heart is, home? 21:00 / Pietre 21:30 / Drawing Auction 22:00
ENTRANCE: dayticket 8€/5€
WHERE: ACUD | Veteranenstraße 21 10119 Berlin | www.acud.de
Photo Credit: Benjamin Sebastian Photo Credit: Elisa Spagone, Pietre, Alessandro Sarotti Photo Credit: Filipa Guimarães
Berti & Woolf
Barbara Berti & William Woolf met a few weeks ago. Curious things happen when they spend time together.
Refusal – longing – nostalgia – fear – security. “…is where the heart is, home?” may be seen as a meditation on what home is as well as a critique of mainstream and bourgeois notions of home.
Benjamin Sebastian is an interdisciplinary artist/curator based in London. Born in Australia, he has studied art and performance in the UK, Germany and Australia and currently co-directs the performance specific studio and events space, ]performance s p a c e [. Sebastian works primarily with his body, incorporating paper, fire, pornography and reclaimed objects to create assemblage, print, installation, film and performance. Home & nostalgia, appropriation, becoming and gender are recurrent themes, with imagery of, threat, trial, and change utilised throughout to evoke a sense of displacement and/or familiarity in the viewer.
‘Pietre’ belongs to a study of Elisa Spagone on being and standing, a study on what we forget day by day, a research on transformation. “I become ductile and malleable like a soul, heavy and apparently immutable like stones. Also stones can breath, if we watch them through a mirror. Each stone is a deceptive act of love, each stone is a bird, fallen and dead on the battle field, every stone is the ballast of which I’m fed from birth”.
The Performance is a magical act, the pursuance of life, where body speaks to emotions with truth and honesty, where every gestures is an events which encloses reality. The public becomes the main character just being present, movable or immovable like a stone. “ I want the public to think with the stomach, freeing themselves by the mental idea, but letting themselves to be invaded by what’s going to happen”.
With Elisa Spagone
Pianist: Masahiko Ueji
Cellist: Hui Chun Lin
This performance is a reflection about the commercial value of art and the role of the artist as an entrepreneur and agent in the art world. This specific auction is an attempt to have control of my work and the way that it is being sold without depending on any kind of intermediaries. The main objective is to create an irony about the relation between art and money in the context of an auction.