SATURDAY, MAY 17
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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 www.vincentchomaz.co
VOYEURS /// INDIGO
INDIGO is all about communication. It tells a story about feeling blue and being melancholic; what it does to us; and how it impacts our ability to connect with others. “Both pain and wisdom makes us move and the shadow reveals the light…”
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.
Anna Katharina Aichroth (DE) and Hila Gross Beriro (IL)
HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE
A PERFORMANCE OF REBIRTH AND CLEANSING
A disordering of belief structures. A ritual suicide; self destruction in four parts.
Photo credits: Andrius Ufartas
N.EVER.LAST / BIND
We think to be moving according to our free will or we imagine to be following our instincts, and yet somewhere down the line we find out to be living by the rules imposed onto us and following strategies created by others. 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.
PERFORMATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS ABOUT MIGRATION AND BORDER REGIME
PERFORMANCES AND DISCUSSION
Borders, Mobility and War are 3 inseparable Ideas to understand daily Topics about freedom, self-determination and the concept of Nation-State. Geopolitical moves and political/social constructions of identity determines also our daily live, mobility and interaction with others.
For “performative contributions about Migration and Border Regime” okk invites 3 artists, to present in cooperation with MPA-B a series of 3 performative contributions and reflections about the ontological constitution of physical borders, mobility, war, the unintentional gestures and the use of the daily objects.
3 Artists, 3 Performances, 3 Countries and 3 different experiences throw us a fragment of the landscape of mobility, identity and boarders with the works of Héctor Canonge, Whashi Kuhi and Juan Pablo Arce.
Héctor Canonge thematizes the construction of identity, gender roles, and migration policies. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum or intervening directly in public spaces, his performance mediate movement, endurance, ritualistic processes and interactive narratives that prompt public engagement, dialogue, and reflection.
Wahshi Kuhi’s Performance works issues of his own live experience as a kurdish human rights activist from Iran, who from more than 15 years as an active artist is living as a refugee in different countries. In his performance Wahshi thematize issues like nation, territory, live, war, physical/psychic Transformation and identity and incorporates the use of media and physical elements like oil, water, blood.
Juan Pablo Arce’s performance is a reflection about the constitution of physical borders, the unintentional gestures and social behavior with different objects. In his Performance Juan Pablo Arce incorporates pictures, video and objects, wich reflect as well bureaucratic approaches and their processual rituals.
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
CURATED BY: Julia Freyhoff
Photo credit: apperaat
CINEMATIC MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Take a seat and enjoy a glass of wine. Dim the lights and prepare for a live cinematic music experience accompanied by apperaat. Our motto is “it has to be pleasant”. Art does not have to be uncomfortable or shocking to create new points of view. We believe in creating pleasant situations with more subtle territory for a different experience of reality. We invite our audience on a multi sensory journey, a parenthesis in their lives, and we are not afraid of entertaining. We released our debut album with the title ? ! on November 25 2013 on our own label apperaat music. ? ! is a concept album. It’s a story about two individuals, who search for a common identity. ? ! reflect on the balance act in a relation and in the creation of an identity: how much should we give, and how much should we take? We are storytellers. The story unfolds between the two characters. Inspired by ”The Dreamers” by Karen Blixen, Tami is the young woman in constant transformation and search for her own identity (occasionally even fleeing from it), while Niels is the stabile rock, which is always within reach. From imbalance to balance, changes in the power structure, a break and a return, we follow the story about disconnection and reunion. Our live act is a gesamtkunstwerk in which music, performance and video projections make out equally big parts of the artistic expression. We believe that no art form is superior to the other, and therefore we merge the disciplines of language, music, visual art and the performing arts into one multi-sensory experience.
Image Credit: Orion Maxted
Orion Maxted will test the latest version from the machine series. The goal of the machine 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.
I think of the process as similar to creating a verbal or visual pun. Punning requires the mind to ‘extract’ a word or other part of speech and hold it in ‘suspended context’ apart from the usual flow of meaning for a short while as a mental object whilst it is ‘scanned’ for its linguistic potentialities.
In the case of a word-pun, it is scanned for potential patterns (homophones, homographs, synonyms, metonyms and others) – in each case, any candidate words that result are immediately scanned for a humorous or interesting juxtaposition – what this means is testing the application of this newly found meaning to an existing or invented situation.
Here we see that punning requires an awareness of ‘doubleness’ and an awareness of applying one mental construct to another. It requires developing an ability to analyse (from Ancient Greek analusis, “a breaking up”, from ana- “up, throughout” + lysis “a loosening”); a certain mental de-fixity; an awareness of patterns; playfulness, and it requires an ability to remember.
Orion Maxted www.facebook.com/orionmaxted