FRIDAY, MAY 23
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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
VOYEURS /// FINGER
FINGER is an act of communication – or an attempt at communication – that nobody can completely understand, or completely decipher. It is an attempt to fill a cube, line by line, with words drawn by the tip of a finger. The work is fleeting, delicate, only perceptible through patience and focus. It can be touched, it can be heard, it can be felt, or it can be smell. It only materializes when the artist and the viewer meet in an ephemeral situation; in the instant of contact.
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.
Claudia Kühn (DE)
Voyeurs runs on May 1, 2, 8, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 and with a closing finissage on the 27
HOTEL OBSCURA examines notions such as ‘the productivity of limitation’ in making work and the use of digital technologies to extend upon intimacy and liveness across distance via mediatised performance modes. The artists will enter the hotel on Friday May 23rd and will emerge on Sunday May 25th Over the 48 hour period artists will receive a stream of instructions, interventions, and visits by guest curators, and audiences. The thematics of HOTEL OBSCURA’s include an exploration of identity, performativity, sexuality, agency, and entrapment within the hotel as a suspended temporal zone and non-place.
Produced by triage live art collective in partnership with Mezzanine Spectacle, and the Australia Council for the Arts.
HOTEL OBSCURA 1
48-HOUR SITE-SPECIFIC EXPERIMENTAL COLLABORATION
Like to watch? Enjoy your stay.
HOTEL OBSCURA is curated by Kokkinos-Kennedy & Wolf (Kat&Wolf) of triage live art collective. This experimental work invites 8 Berlin-based performers into 4 rooms in an unnamed hotel for 48 hours of durational performance-making. Kat&Wolf will invite external guest curators, provocateurs and audiences to set tasks for the hotel artists. The 48 hours of live performances and interventions will be live-streamed. This program of work forms the first experimental performance laboratory for HOTEL OBSCURA – a work currently funded by the European Cultural Commission (2014-2016).
Running on May 23, 24 and 25
HOTEL OBSCURA I will be livestreamed at: www.hotelobscura.tv
Artists’ talk on May 25 at 15:00 at the MPA-HUB
Ana Berkenhoff, Adrian Brun, Alexander Coggin, Martin Hansen, Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Sarah Lüdemann, Michael Norton & Melanie Jame Wolf
WHERE: Abteilung Für Alles Andere (A.A.A.)
Ackerstrasse 18, 10115 www.i-a-m.tk
Photo Credit: Consuelo Guijarro
DIRECT ACTION 2014
FESTIVAL FOR CONCEPTUAL/NON-EXPRESSIVE/NON-DRAMATIC ACTIONS AND INTERVENTIONS
Interested in providing a space for artists working in the field of performance art and welcoming actions that activate the interplay with the world and the saying “going under the radar”, DA*14 is three-day long open and international platform for actions, conversations and networking.
FOR FULL PROGRAMME AND PARTICIPANTS:
Running on May 23, 24 and 25
I LOVE GREY
PERFORMANCE AND EXHIBITION
A performance in a room. Poul and Bea are sitting at a table drinking coffee or beer. On the table has flowers.
Poul starts moving her cup or bottle. Then Bea moves the flowers then moves the pen, and so on and so on. They start moving stuff in the room – at first chairs and tables and such stuff. Then peoples bags and clothes and then people from one place to another, building new relations. With their performance “WorldREdesign” (changing) Poul R. Weile and Bea Bendel will build new relations in the exhibition of “SMILE” (hand-scanned-photos)
The exhibition “SMILE” introduces the Cubist idea to the photo, a continuation of Dada way to describe the three-dimensionality of our perception. With »Handscans« PRW works interdisciplinary with photography and drawing, actually he »draw with photography«. With »Smile« PRW creates Cubistic photographic portraits of people on different places on the earth.
Vernissage MAY 23 at 6pm Finissage JUNE at 8pm:
Opening Hours: Wednesday 10-17 / Thursday 10-15 / Friday 10-17
The project looks at the creation, form, and content of self-presentations by artists working within the framework of post-internet art with all its related socio-cultural changes. The artists act as long-term aggregators of information flows in an environment where the mass availability of technology has caused online and offline modes to fluidly merge into one.
Cult Fu-Fu art group: Tomáš Hodboď, Filin Krug, Martina Růžičková, Lumír Nykl, Tina Poliačková, in collaboration with Balz Isler
Cult Fu-Fu works with and explores the concept of post-internet art. Their performance involves real-time action and reading. As they browse the internet, the curators (Lumír Nykl and Tina Poliačkova) discuss the life of the artist in a global world. The performance will result in a temporary installation at the venue (Culture Container), which will include works by several artists who will be present in virtual form.
Karima Al-Mukhtar works on the boundary between reality and fiction, combining science and art in works whose themes are based on urban legends, stories from her friends, YouTube videos, television shows and more – all of these represent an event that raises the question: is it real or fiction?
Adéla Součková – Women’s Work A look at activities traditionally considered “women’s work”. The activities are explored through contrasts, for instance by associating doing the laundry with existential philosophy or exercise on a stationary bike with declarations of universal truths. These paradoxical situations answer and also ask questions related each given subject.
Victor Lost Ensamble /Střešovická kramle/ (CZ/US) Several Czech and American artists perform punk-metal-electro music. Their show – a kind of performance art or stage musical – will close the Czech block of performance art in Berlin.