THURSDAY, MAY 1
MPA-B 2014 OPENING STREET FIESTA
WHERE: WORLD STAGE (outdoor courtyard) at Bullenwinkel/Naunynstrasse 51-54, 10999 Kreuzberg map here
PLEASE NOTE: the party takes place at an outdoor square converging two sides of Naunynstrasse. Due to May Day celebrations, and the great number of attendees, one of the two sides of the road leading to the square may be closed. In this case try to enter via the other end of Naunynstrasse, where the famous Kuchen Kaiser is…and since you pass by there, bring us a piece of cake, will you?
CURATED BY: Michael Steger and Philip Brehse Open Space Performunion www.openspace32.de
Photo Credit: SMOKE BOMBS 2, C- PRINT, 120 x 150 cm Edition 6 (2011) | Olaf Breuning
THIS IS MPA-B 2014 AT ITS ROWDIEST, WITH A FULL-ON OPEN AIR STREET FIESTA MARKING THE BEGINNING OF ITS FOURTH EDITION, IN THE ♥ OF KREUZBERG MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS.
A PERFORMANCE ART BONANZA WITH DJS, LIVE ACTS AND BANDS YOU SIMPLY CAN NOT MISS. KINDLY BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE OPENSPACE32 CREW
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!
Amid the legendary Kreuzberger MYFEST, the outdoor WORLD STAGE BULLENWINKEL organised by OPEN SPACE (www.openspace32.de) and a host of neighbours, will present once again the only stage part of Kreuzberg’s May Day celebrations to feature a wide range of performance art works from all over the world! Between performances, an exceptional line up of DJs and live bands will keep the party mood going well into the night.
MYFEST IS YOUR FEST. ALWAYS.
Open Space Performunion (Tizo All, Philip Brehse, Amy J. Klement, Emily Kuhnke, Nabi Nara, Luz Scherwinski, Alfredo Sciuto, Andreas Stadler, Michael Steger), NON GRATA Anonymous Boh, Devil Girl, Little Tom, Virginian Bloom, Shaman Terrorist, 2Shea, Ouija, Amber Lee, 1 KA, Heliocabal, Triste Sire, Frédéric Krauke, Nina Yhared), Diverse Universe Performance Festival 2014, Hector Canonge, Katie Dunbar, ADLER A.F., Mushimaru Fujieda, Kosei Yamamoto and The Physical Poets: Rie Tahiti, Hiroyuki Matsuhisa, Narumi Himeko, Go Yoshinaga, GoGo Trash, Music: Drowsy Maggies, Tralalka, Bar Sinister, Checkpoint Guanabana, X-LUZ
VOYEURS /// MY NAME IS SARA ZALTASH AND I AM LOOKING FOR SEBASTIAN BECHINGER-ENGLISH
CURATED BY: Vincent Chomaz & Zona Dynamic: Edgar Khandzratyan, Elisa Schönherr www.zonadynamic.com
Photo Credit: Sara Zaltash
INTERACTIVE, SITE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE
Sebastian Bechinger-English is an artist, a real person, someone Sara Zaltash has known. He is looking for her as well; he is looking for Sara Zaltash, an artist, a real person, someone he has known. They look for each other, ask people, search, gather information. Should they find each other they shall meet, and then part, and begin their search; but they might also never find each other.
In VOYEURS, performers don’t act directly in front of the public. They are entrapped within the exhibiting apparatus, a closed white cube of 8m³ (2m by 2m by 2m) from which spectators are excluded. And if they are not inside the cube, they are forced outside of it. They can surround it, move around it, sit next to it, stand far from it, look at it, come closer and maybe peep in it – or do none of the above. It is their choice.
For MPA-B 2014, through a series of performances and performative interventions set in the public space, VOYEURS explores the accidental interactions that can arise from the accidental encounter between the work and its possible audience; thus focusing on the public as the – or a – performer and the idea of the audience as a canvas for action and reaction.
Sara Zaltash (GB)
Voyeurs runs on May 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and with a closing finissage on the 27