2014 PROGRAMME

MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART–BERLIN


MAY 1-31, 2014 ♦ 4TH EDITION 


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THURSDAY MAY 1

Time: 14:00-00:30
Where: World Stage at Bullenwinkel / Naunynstrasse
Entrance: Free
8146103_orig◊ MPA-B OPENING STREET FIESTA

Come and celebrate the opening of MPA–B 2014 with over 40 international performance artists, public interventions, live music, DJs, fine food and exotic drinks to quench your thirst and keep those bodies moving well into the night! With NON GRATA, Physical Poets, GoGo Trash and many more (full programme) 

Time: 14:00-18:00
Where: Mariannenplatz
◊ VOYEURS /// MY NAME IS SARA ZALTASH AND I AM LOOKING FOR SEBASTIAN BECHINGER-ENGLISH 
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Interactive performance with Sara Zaltash (full programme) 


FRIDAY MAY 2

Time: 17:00-closing 
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom) 
Entrance: Free

2121884_orig◊ MPA-HUB INAUGURATION
Celebrating the opening of the HUB with a prestigious display of objects to be used in future performances during MPA-B 2014, followed by a live catalogue production and the world’s finest auction performance, but…with a difference (full programme)

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
◊ VOYEURS /// ACHILLES HEEL
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Performative multimedia intervention with Sara Wellenkamp (full programme)


SATURDAY MAY 3

◊ L’ANIMAL AUTOBIOGRAPHIQUE 

Time: 10:00-20:00
Where: Meinblau e.V.
Entrance: Donations

852076_origThis performance takes as its starting point the ten-hour-long conference held in 1997 by Jacques Derrida. A collective performance based on a reading of Derrida’s text with Francesca Romana Ciardi, Adrian Brun, Luisa Greenfield + many, many more. Reading will be in French, English and

German (full programme)

 

◊ HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE 

A performance of rebirth and cleansing with Aleks Slota (full programme)4983249_orig

Time: 12:00-12:30

Where: At Alexanderplatz

◊ THE WHOLE TRUTH..EVERYTHING

YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ISRAELIS IN BERLIN 

Time: 14:00-15:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free

This panel discussion is an honest trial to understand the role of Israel, Israelis and “Israeliness” in the work and creative process of the invited guests. This panel is also an experiment to challenge the conventional structure of panels.  (full programme)

◊ TRANSNATIONALITY AND TRANSLINGUALITY PUBLIC READING

4360024_origTime: 16:00-18:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free

Translation performance event. 4 participants are each invited to give a 20 min. presentation of a short text, 2-3 lines, in a different language. With Jean Clam, Gautam Chakrabarti, Mahnaz Talebitari (full programme)

◊ TRANSNATIONALITY AND TRANSLINGUALITY PERFORMANCES

Time: 19:00-00:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€

Performances, spoken words, performance installation with artists from Jordan, Cuba, Switzerland and more (full programme)



SUNDAY MAY 4

Time: 13:00-16:30 + concert at the Culture Container at 18:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
1213146_orig◊ TRANSNATIONALITY AND TRANSLINGUALITY TALK/BRUNCH
Open artists’ talk brunch, performative installation and participatory performances with artists, authors and translators from the Transnationality and Translinguality series (full programme)

Time: 17:00-21:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 4€
◊ MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER
One condition: 11sqm paper. Four approaches. What will occur? With Dolanbay, Katrina Brown, Frank Homeyer and Jaanika Peerna (full programme)

Time: 19:00
Where: COLLEGIUM HUNGARICUM
Entrance: Free
◊ WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM
Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of the medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility. Performance Untitled with Jia Jia. (full programme)


MONDAY MAY 5

Time: 9:00-12:00
Where: Hauptbahnhof – Exit: Europaplatz
8610463_orig◊ LET’S WASTE TIME
Happily and consciously contravene the utilitarian paradigm, the unspoken urge for self-optimisation and the economisation of your lifetime. You are invited to take part in wasting your time together with Julia Gebauer (full programme)

Time: 14:00-17:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ DING DONG DAWDLE 
A co-habitat laboratory open to all, offering time & space to explore the landscape/environment of the MPA-HUBhttps://apa-b.org/mpa-b-about/2014-index/2014-hub/ at the DingDongDom and its surroundings. Facilitated by Shelley Etkin (full programme)

Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
Male and female shaking hands◊ WORKING THE ROOM 
Durational participatory performance in which audience members are encouraged to shake hands with the artist Beth Dillon. The action will be filmed from a fixed camera mounted on a tripod and later compiled into a video montage (full programme)

Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
PERFORMER STAMMTISCH: AUCTION ACHTUNG!
A world-wide Performance-Auction selling Live Art to the highest bidder via ebay with Sara Zaltash, Adam Young, + many more. (full programme)


TUESDAY MAY 6

Time: 12:00-22:00
Where: see http://www.flavors.me/latitud_32n55s
7727580_orig◊ LATITUD 32°N/55°S
Eleven artists from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Cuba and Brazil present a series of site-specific performances at various outdoor locations around Berlin, turning the viewers into active contributors to the development of their pieces (full programme)

Time: 13:30-21:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 4.50€
◊ ARTISTIC RESEARCH: FOUR APPROACHES. 
I/IV – DEM GLAUBEN
Belief versus believe versus believing. Based on the premise that “belief” holds a central position within any performance art practice, we want to find out if this belief can be anything other than a hypothetical construction (abstraction) (full programme)

Time: 19:00-23:00
Where: ZK/U
Entrance: Free
◊ PERFORMATIVE LABOUR-ISM 
Site-specific interventions tackle notions of Performance and Labour in the post- industrial era. With Dísa Björnsdóttir, Michael Edwards, Fotini Kalle + more (full programme)


WEDNESDAY MAY 7

Time: 18:00-22:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
8436130_orig◊ LATITUD 32°N/55°S 
Artists from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Cuba and Brazil take part in a series of indoor performances at the MPA-B’s central venue: the MPA-HUB. As a continuation of their May 6th site-specific performance art event, the artists will take up residence at the MPA-B site along the banks of the river Spree for the entire day to present their performance art works, which are marked by a diversity of media and styles. (full programme)


THURSDAY MAY 8

Time: 19:00-22:00
Where: Culture Container/MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
5769931_orig◊ LATITUD 32°N/55°S 
LATITUD 32°N/55°S artists from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Cuba and Brazil talk to audiences about contemporary performance art practices in their countries and their experiences of performing in the German capital (full programme)


FRIDAY MAY 9

Time: 12:00-closing
Where: grüntaler9
Entrance: Free
6989277_origJÜST Ä 9 – ÄNNIVERSARY UNTITLED GRÜNTALER9
You are kindly invited to celebrate grüntaler9’s 3rd Bürthdäy, with food, performänces and sürprises. Present and potential performers and artists, dearest dosts, greater guests, champion colleagues, collective collaborators, hungry HUBbers, lunatic co-labourers, native neighbours, generous givers and splendid supporters will be there. Join in the crowds (full programme)


SATURDAY MAY 10

Time: 12:00-17:00
Where: Leopoldplatz
9703540_orig◊ VOYEURS /// I AM AN OASIS
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Site specific intervention with Natacha Mankowski (full programme)

Time: 12:00-12:30
Where: At Alexanderplatz
◊ HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE
A performance of rebirth and cleansing with Aleks Slota (full programme)

◊ FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD +++THIS PROJECT WILL RUN ON MAY 18+++
Food performs, food performed… a market of live aphrodisiacs, phagy rituals, food post-porno, there will be something for every taste. With Lise Mignon and Joseph Patricio (Pepe)

Time: 19:00-22:00
Where: Culture Container/MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ NOT ONLY // NIE TYLKO PERFORMANCES
“Not Only” through body, space or sound. Individual approaches to performance art by Poland based artists. With Anna Kalwajtys, Pawel Korbus, Lukasz Trusewicz, Hubert Winczyk (full programme)


SUNDAY MAY 11

5732908_orig◊ WORKING THE ROOM +++THIS PROJECT RAN ON MONDAY 5TH+++ 
Durational participatory performance in which audience members are encouraged to shake hands with the artist Beth Dillon. The action will be filmed from a fixed camera mounted on a tripod and later compiled into a video montage

Time: 16:00-17:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ CRISIS. FLUID IDENTITIES
Music cells constructed through the exploitation of linguistic variations of the word “crisis” interact and create an ever-changing soundscape. With Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Michail Palaiologou (full programme)

Time: 17:00
Where: MOMENTUM / Kunstquartier Bethanien
Entrance: Free
◊ WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM
Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of the medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility.  Performance Equilibrium No.8 – Boundaries with Isaac Chong Wai, and additional performance with Qui Anxiong.  (full programme)

Time: 18:00-21:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom) ++PLEASE NOTE NEW LOCATION++
Entrance: 3€
◊ ENABLED MANIFESTO PROJECT 
This project offers disabled performance artists a workshop and platform.The workshop will result in a performed manifesto that addresses the participants concerns, needs and desires in relation to disability and performance. With Rebecca Weeks, Marcel Sparmann, Ian Whitford+participants (full programme)


MONDAY MAY 12

Time: 15:00-17:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
5173833◊ EMPEDOCLES: WATER + SHENGUANTU/CHINESE PROMOTION GAME + OTHER TIME TRAVEL STORIES
This event promises a vigorous attempt in answering some of the
fundamental questions concerning performance, performance art and its functions in life and the world. (full programme)

Time: 17:30-19:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ WALKING WORKSHOP
A performance workshop that takes form as a walk with Inge Agnete Tarpgaard. (full programme)

Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ PERFORMER STAMMTISCH: GROUP WORK +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN UPDATED+++
A moderated group performance with Frank Homeyer and friends. This project replaces a performance by Fausto Gracia who due to illness was unable to join us for this Monday Stammtisch. (full programme)


TUESDAY MAY 13

Time: 13:00-19:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
8537980_orig◊ ALTERNATIVE METHODEN DER VERÖFFENTLICHUNG 
Bringing museum staff and artists together for a roundtable discussion on the relationship between performance and the museum. This event is organised by the Association for Performance Art in Berlin (APAB) and will be held in German (full programme)

Time: 20:00-22:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ DEALING WITH THE NORMATIVE GAZE IN PERFORMANCE ART
NGinPA is a collective dealing with the normative gaze in performance art. Today we invite you to join us in a debate centering on issues connected to perceptions of “femaleness” within performance art contexts. Moderated by Melanie Jame Walsh (full programme)

Time: 22:00-closing
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ TEILNHAMEREI DODICI ACTION 
Commedia dell’Arte turns performance art with critical social agenda underneath, as executed by Dodici, an alternational collective of intellectual daydreaming activists, society dropouts and performers. With Mike Hentz & TeilnahmeRei group (full programme)


WEDNESDAY MAY 14

Time: 11:00-14:00, 15:00-17:00 & 19:00-23:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
6396597_orig◊ ARTISTIC RESEARCH: FOUR APPROACHES. 
II/IV – THE MIRROR AND ITS REFLECTIONS
Autobiographical writing in performance. Part I: Mona Motel invites the artist to her couch. Part II: Discussion hosted by Luisa Greenfield. Part III: Performances Intervention, discussion and performances. With Myna Trustram, Anne-Liis Kogan, Boris Azemar + more (full programme)


THURSDAY MAY 15

Time: 14:00-17:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
1982110_orig◊ PUBLIC MEETING WITH THE ASSOCIATION FOR PERFORMANCE ART IN BERLIN
Meet the organisation behind MPA-B and explore the current identity of institutions in general and the future of performance art in Berlin in particular. (full programme)


Time
: 18:00-20:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
8833270_orig◊ PERFORMING THE REVOLUTION: MAYDAN AS LIFE/ART
Direct speech/verbal performance about performance art as a strategy in the context of Maydan revolution, from both sides of the standoff, as proposed by Sergei Kleyn, who was an active participant and witness for two months on the Maydan square in Kiev. (full programme)

Time: 20:30-00:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ SCHLEIER DER MAJA / VEIL OF MAJA 
Night walk with Lia Bergaue, to explore the transformative power of ritual acts and the possibility of “Performance Art (as) Therapy”. (full programme)

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
◊ VOYEURS /// ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR 
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Performance with Ian Deleon (full programme)


FRIDAY MAY 16 

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
7012684_orig◊ VOYEURS /// TRILLENIUM
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³.  Performative sound intervention Constantin Engelmann and Elisa Storelli (full programme)

Time: 18:00-22:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3-5€
◊ PERFORMEANDO
A programme featuring performance artists living in the Unites States who identify themselves as Latino/a or Hispanic (full programme)

Time: 21:00-23:00
Where: West Germany
Entrance: Donations
◊ NGinPA PERFORMS 
NGinPA, a new Berlin-based collective dealing with the “Normative Gaze” in Performance Art, presents its first performance at the venue WestGermany, with the idea to explore gendered notions of both performance and perception in art. (full programme)


SATURDAY MAY 17

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
3376643_orig◊ VOYEURS /// INDIGO
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³.  Performance intervention by Anna Katharina Aichroth  and Hila Gross Beriro (full programme)

 

Time: 12:00-12:30
Where: At Alexanderplatz
469780_orig◊ HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE 
A performance of rebirth and cleansing with Aleks Slota (full programme)

◊ DEVIL’S ENCOUNTER ONE ++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED++

 

Time: 14:30-16:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ N.EVER.LAST / BIND 
We live the illusion of free will through our repetitive gestures and threatening silences, insignificant movements, always the same and always different. Until the rope tightens too hard. Then we must make a choice. Performance with Daina Pupkeviciute, Vaida Tamoseviciute (full programme)


Time
: 16:00-20:00
Where: OKK/RAUM29
Entrance: Free
7129089_orig◊ PERFORMATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ABOUT MIGRATION AND BORDER REGIME
Performative contributions and reflections about the ontological constitution of physical borders, the unintentional gestures and the use of the daily objects. With Héctor Canonge, Juan Pablo Arce and Wahshi Kuhi (full programme)


Time
: 19:00-19:45
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ ? ! 
A multi-sensory journey in the balance act between two individuals who strive to create a common identity. With apperaat (full programme)

Time: 20:00-21:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ PERFORMANCE MACHINE
Orion Maxted tests the latest version from a machine series, whose goal is to automate the process of making art and performance, to be able to feed in inputs from existing art, science and current affairs into the inputs and through a predetermined set of operations arrive at a performance or a proposal for a performance. (full programme)



SUNDAY MAY 18

Time: 14:00-18:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
1436093_orig◊ FOR THE LOVE OF FOOD
Food performs, food performed… a market of live aphrodisiacs, phagy rituals, food post-porno, there will be something for every taste. With Lise Mignon and Joseph Patricio (Pepe) (full programme)

Time: 17:00
Where: MOMENTUM / Kunstquartier Bethanien
Entrance: Free
◊ WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM
Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of the medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility.
Performance with Qiu Anxiong  (full programme)


Time
: 19:00-22:00
8665571_origWhere: OKK/RAUM29
Entrance: Free
◊ PERFORMEANDO
A programme featuring performance artists living in the Unites States who identify themselves as Latino/a or Hispanic (full programme)

Time: 20:00-00:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
◊ AN EVENING OF WISHES
A wishful potpourri of short performances, poems and songs all around the expression of wishes (full programme)



MONDAY MAY 19

◊ DING DONG DAWDLE +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY 28+++
A co-habitat laboratory open to all, offering time & space to explore the landscape/environment of the HUB at the DingDongDom and its surroundings. Facilitated by Shelley Etkin

1851813_origTime: 19:30-22:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ PERFORMER STAMMTISCH: FAUSTO GRACIA, JÖRN J BURMESTER UND FLORIAN FEIGL
Fausto Gracia and Burmester & Feigl show a new performance, and you talk about it (full programme)



TUESDAY MAY 20

Time: 18:00-21:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
1268357_orig◊ SPEED DARTING – PERFORMANCE EDITION
Performers in search of a first boost into the art world, present their work, in 5 minutes, to gallerists, curators and space owners from Berlin’s performance art scene (full programme)

Time: 18:00-22:00
Where: OKK/RAUM29
Entrance: Free
◊ PERFORMATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ABOUT MIGRATION AND BORDER REGIME
Documentations, talks and reflections about the ontological constitution of physical borders, the unintentional gestures and the use of the daily objects. With Héctor Canonge, Juan Pablo Arce, Wahshi Kuhi+more (full programme)



WEDNESDAY MAY 21

Time: 12:30-18:00 (workshop) 19:00-21:00 (talk)
Where: Culture Container/MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 30€ (workshop) / 3€ roundtable discussion
5715478_orig◊ ARTISTIC RESEARCH: FOUR APPROACHES.
III/IV – PERFORMANCE PRACTICES IN PUBLIC SPACE
Part workshop, part discussion as artists/researchers explore the different practices and formats of site specific performances. Nathalie Fari/ atelier obra viva in collaboration with Michaela Muchina. To register for the worshop and for further information please email Nathalie Fari at: nat@nathaliefari.com (full programme)



THURSDAY MAY 22

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
9884070_orig◊ VOYEURS /// TIRED OF BEING A WOMAN 
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Performance with Anna Julia Amaral (full programme)

◊ POST PRIVACY IDENTITY MANAGEMENT +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED+++ 



FRIDAY MAY 23

Time/Location: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
8267390_orig◊ VOYEURS /// FINGERS
Voyeurs is a series of performative interventions in the public space where artists don’t perform directly in front of the public but within an exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³. Interactive performance by  Claudia Kühn  (full programme)

Time: Starts 18:00-ends at 12:00 on May 25
Where: online streaming
2145322_orig◊ HOTEL OBSCURA 1
48hr site-specific experimental collaborative performance marathon. 1 hotel. 4 rooms. 8 artists. 48 hours. Experimental intimacy. Collaborative perversions. Exquisite Pressure. Like to watch? Enjoy your stay. With triage live art collective & invited artists (full programme)


Time
: 12:00-22:00
Where: ABTEILUNG FÜR ALLES ANDERE
Entrance: Free
244931_orig.jpeg◊ DIRECT ACTION 2014
First day of a 3-day long international platform for actions, conversations and networking, with non-expressive, non-dramatic actions, minimal moves, conceptual gestures and media interventions (full programme)

Time: 18:00-21:00
Where: Nikodemus Kirche
Entrance: Free
◊ I LOVE GREY
With their performance “WorldREdesign” (changing) Poul R. Weile and Bea Bendel will build new relations within the exhibition of hand-scanned-photos called “SMILE” (full programme)


Time:
20:00–00:00
Where: Culture Container/MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free  
◊ ONLINE/OFFLINE
Berlin-based and Prague-based artists connect online/offline for an evening of site-specific performances, actions and live music. With Cult Fu–Fu, Lady Gaby, Matyas Chochola + more. (full programme)

 

 



SATURDAY MAY 24

Time: Started at 18:00 on May 23-ends at 12:00 on May 25
Where: online streaming
9587474_orig◊ HOTEL OBSCURA 1
Second day of a 48hr site-specific experimental collaborative performance marathon. 1 hotel. 4 rooms. 8 artists. 48 hours. Experimental intimacy. Collaborative perversions. Exquisite Pressure. Like to watch? Enjoy your stay. With triage live art collective & invited artists (full programme)

Time: 11:00-14:00
Where: Herrfurth Platz
Entrance: Free
◊ MY PERFORMANCE 1-2-4 
A street market and a church become the sites of interventions by a group of international performance artists  (full programme)

Time: 12:00-12:30
Where: At Alexanderplatz
7049850_orig◊ HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE 
A performance of rebirth and cleansing with Aleks Slota (full programme)


Time
: 17:00-22:00
Where: ABTEILUNG FÜR ALLES ANDERE
Entrance: Free
◊ DIRECT ACTION 2014
Second day of a 3-day long international platform for actions, conversations and networking, with non-expressive, non-dramatic actions, minimal moves, conceptual gestures and media interventions (full programme)

◊ VOYEURS /// A ROOM ALONE +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED+++

Time: 18:00-23:00 **NO ADMISSION AFTER 22:00**
Where: Funkhaus
Entrance: 3€
◊ SURVEILLANCE: VISIBILITY AND INVISIBILITY 
Funkhaus, a ruin of the GDR, exhibits a haunting presence of its communist past. On the grounds of the abandoned Radio Headquarters, what can and cannot be seen? (full programme)

◊ DODICI LECTURE – ALT ER NATIVE SYSTEMS AND THE END OF HUMOUR +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED+++


SUNDAY MAY 25

Time: Started at 18:00 on May 23-ends at 12:00 on May 25
Where: online streaming
519921_orig◊ HOTEL OBSCURA 1
Final day of a 48hr site-specific experimental collaborative performance marathon. 1 hotel. 4 rooms. 8 artists. 48 hours. Experimental intimacy. Collaborative perversions. Exquisite Pressure. Like to watch? Enjoy your stay. With triage live art collective & invited artists (full programme)

 

Time: 12:00-22:00
Where: ABTEILUNG FÜR ALLES ANDERE
Entrance: Free
◊ DIRECT ACTION 2014
Final day of a 3-day long international platform for actions, conversations and networking, with non-expressive, non-dramatic actions, minimal moves, conceptual gestures and media interventions (full programme)

Time: 12:00-ongoing
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom) – outdoors
Entrance: Free
3241516_orig◊ SLOW BURNER
Greg McLaren burns the national flag of every country in the world. Each burning will be videoed and uploaded onto the Global Conflict Media Centre where a person can view and download a video of whatever flag they wish to see burned (full programme)

Time: 13:00-14:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ HOTEL OBSCURA 1: ARE YOU STILL WITH US? A PANEL DISCUSSION ON DURATION 
Directly following their participation in the 48 hour durational experimental performance event, HOTEL OBSCURA 1 the artists will host an open discussion on the work. Moderated by Francesca Romana Ciardi (full programme)

Time: 17:00
Where: MOMENTUM / Kunstquartier Bethanien
Entrance: Free
2456341_orig◊ WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM
Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of the medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility. With Ming Wong (full programme)

Time: 17:00-18:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
◊ BLACK HOLE (BERLIN)
I want to build a Black Hole. A depression. A compression. A decompression. A space where things are lost, changed, altered, smashed, and made anew….With Steve Slater (full programme)

49825_orig.jpgTime: 18:30-19:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
◊ PASSION/FLOWER
Two bodies; together yet apart, sit alone. They are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, occasionally peaking but never climatically so. Their wound grows; a flower opening up and holding a passion that is solely unique. A hope or memory?  With: Ernst Fischer, Thomas John Bacon (full programme)

Time: 20:00-21:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
◊ AUDIENCE TALK 
Following Slow Burner, Black Hole (Berlin) and Passion/Flower, UK-based artists Greg McLaren, Steve Slater, Ernst Fischer and Thomas John Bacon will face the audience, who is invited to talk to the artists about what they saw. Moderated by Leen Horsford (full programme)

 

 



MONDAY MAY 26

Time: 19:30-22:30
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
7370407_orig◊ PERFORMER STAMMTISCH: DUO WORK/2
A group performance experiment to conclude Stammtisch’s series on collaboration and learning in performance art.  (full programme)

◊ KLIMA BERLIN 6  +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED+++



TUESDAY MAY 27

Time: 10:00-16:00
Where: At two major art institutions/museums of Berlin which shall remain undisclosed
Entrance: N/A
1274828_orig◊ TRUST ME: E/S
The fourth performance in the Erogate/Surrogate series. With Gema Álava + Ilya Noé (full programme)

Time: 19:00-23:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Donations
◊ VOYEURS /// FINISSAGE
Finissage and review of the series of “Voyeurs” public interventions, with screenings, actions and collective performances by the participating artists of “Voyeurs” (full programme)



WEDNESDAY MAY 28

Time: 15:30-17:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
8488366_orig◊ DING DONG DAWDLE 
A co-habitat laboratory open to all, offering time & space to explore the landscape/environment of the HUB at the DingDongDom and its surroundings. Facilitated by Shelley Etkin (full programme)

◊ TRUST ME: E/S ++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MOVED TO MAY 27++

Time: 17:00-19:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: 3€
◊ ARTISTIC RESEARCH: FOUR APPROACHES.
IV/IV – COLLABORATION, EROGATION, SURROGATION
A conversation on collaborative processes, authorship, generosity and trust. With Gema Álava, Lynette Hunter, Ilya Noé + more (full programme)



THURSDAY MAY 29

Time: 17:00-19:00
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)
Entrance: Free
5926238_orig◊ LEARNING AND TEACHING PERFORMANCE ART
Learning and Teaching Performance Art addresses the unsolvable debate as to whether performance art can be taught, or only learnt in the doing. Participants Jelili Atiku, Joern Burmester, Dani Ploeger, Pr Rhys Martin, Johannes Deimling, guests and audiences dive into the nitty gritty of one of the most disputed issues in performance art. (full programme)



FRIDAY MAY 30

Time: 17:00-closing
Where: MPA-HUB (DingDongDom)

Entrance: Free
2468424_orig◊ EXAUGURATING THE HUB

For the first time in its 4-year history MPA-B inhabited a headquarter, a living experiment for the future HOUSE OF PERFORMANCE ART in Berlin: the MPA-HUB. After the INAUGURATION on May 2nd now follows the EXAUGURATION of the space. It will be a Valedictory Act: the displayed and anticipated objects from the inauguration will be back together with the catalogue which documented their states before their were used in performances. According to the initial title: SOME OBJECTS PERFORM BETTER THAN OTHERS we will resume the May days…(full programme)

◊ CHEESECLUB +++THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN CANCELLED+++

Time: starts 19:00-ends 16:00 on May 31
Where: Spinner und Weber
Entrance: £1 (or €1,18)
◊ PLEASE INSERT £1 COIN – SOME NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE
Performances, actions and interventions by students and teachers from Performance Arts programme at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. With Dani Ploeger, Diana Damian, Sarah Gottlieb+more (full programme)



SATURDAY MAY 31

Time: 21:00-closing
Where: Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi Berlin
Entrance: 6€ (1€ goes in support of Berlin’s refugees)

6505217_orig◊ DAS ENDE – ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END *MPA-B CLOSING PARTY
All good things come to an end and things that are even greater than just being “good”, must come to an end with a full-blown, self-celebratory non-sense.  Closing party of MPA-B 2014 with food installation, performances, live music, DJs, flamboyant hosts, debaucheries of various kind and a celebration of the seven deadly sins. Hosted at an original 1920s silent-film theatre (full programme)

Time: started on May 30-ends May 31 16:00
Where: Spinner und Weber
Entrance: £1 (or €1,18)
◊ PLEASE INSERT £1 COIN – SOME NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE
Performances, actions and interventions by students and teachers from Performance Arts programme at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. With Dani Ploeger, Diana Damian, Sarah Gottlieb + more (full programme)