FRIDAY, MAY 2
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
CURATED BY: Teena Lange & Joel Verwimp
DingDongDom – Das Theater der Zukunft ist ein Projekt von Showcase Beat Le Mot in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Holzmarkt und dem HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Gefördert durch den Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – kulturelle Angelegenheiten und den Haupstadtkulturfonds. Idee, Planung und Umsetzung: Showcase Beat Le Mot + Martin Kaltwasser.
OPENING GATHERING, DISPLAY, LIVE CATALOGUE PRODUCTION AND AUCTION PERFORMANCE AT THE DINGDONGDOM
Celebrating the opening of the first test case for the future HOUSE OF PERFORMANCE ART in Berlin. Coming in from the margins with a prestigious display of objects for future performances, followed by a live catalogue production and the world’s finest auction performance with a difference!
Under the title: SOME OBJECTS PERFORM BETTER THAN OTHERS we will kick start the MPA-HUB as a studio space at 17:00 with a display of objects that will be transformed during the month of May.
(Check our for our EXAUGURATING THE HUB event on May 30th)
The MPA-B “participants” will engage in a live writing session, describing the objects and producing a final lay-out for the auction performance which will start at 21:00
All the MPA-B 2014 Co-labourers + audiences and guests
TIME & LOCATION: to be announced on the day on the Zona Dynamic Facebook page and website
CURATED BY: Vincent Chomaz & Zona Dynamic: Edgar Khandzratyan, Elisa Schönherr www.zonadynamic.com
VOYEURS /// ACHILLES HEEL
PERFORMATIVE MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION
ACHILLES HEEL explores the tensions contained in one simple gesture –that we all have to perform daily at one point or another; and how it influences our relationship to another; and how this simple gestures, actions or body movements, can represent a dialectic inversion between power and vulnerability. Revealing then perhaps the true self of contemporary society.
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 Wellenkamp (PT)
Voyeurs runs on May 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and with a closing finissage on the 27