SATURDAY, MAY 24
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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 I
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 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: Herrfurth-Platz 12049
CURATED BY: Dirk Thorwarth www.kunst-kultur.org
Photo Credit: Jens Schünemannkunstbild.org
MY PERFORMANCE 1-2-4
INTERVENTION IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE
A street market and a church become the sites for interventions by a group of international performance artists.
Jorge Tadeo Baldeón Rodríguez (Peru)
‘Unfinished business – Unvollendete Geschäfte’
Philip Kevin Brehse (USA), Performative Assistant Lars Crosby
Fausto Gracia (Mexico)
Patrick Jambon (Frankreich)
‘Eine Linie spazieren führen’
Amy J. Klement (USA)
‘Fall into my lap’
Emily Kuhnke (Germany)
‘I am the universe thinking about itself’
Orion Maxted (GB)
HIGH RISK OF RECURRENCE
A PERFORMANCE OF REBIRTH AND CLEANSING
A disordering of belief structures. A ritual suicide; self destruction in four parts.
The series continues on 3, 10, 17, 24
WHERE: Abteilung Für Alles Andere (A.A.A.)
Ackerstrasse 18, 10115 www.i-a-m.tk
Image 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.
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Running on May 23, 24 and 25
TIME: 18:00-23:00 **NO ADMISSION AFTER 22:00**
WHERE: Funkhaus Nalepastraße 18 12459 M21 Exit: Blockdammweg/ Köpenicker Chaussee
CURATED BY: Emanuelle Nedelcu & Gaby Bila-Günther sviberlin.wordpress.com
SURVEILLANCE: VISIBILITY & INVISIBILITY
(DEUTSCH- Text unten)
n sər-ˈvā-lən(t)s also -ˈvāl-yən(t)s or -ˈvā-ən(t)s :
The act of carefully watching someone or something. Upon the only entrance into the institution-like complex that is Funkhaus, one must pass through the original GDR security point. Monitored, they must subscribe their name, and in German, answer to the question, ‘where are you going?’ The obscure path beyond this point, leads them into a creative paradox, a strange liminal space situated between past and present.
Surveillance is a poignant theme of communist regimes, and although the Stasi are no longer in place, betwixt the edifice and relics, lies a haunting perception of abandoned omniscience. Funkhaus, and its geographic surroundings, are examples of the many ruins of the former GDR, that only recently have come again into occupation by artists and other residents. The perfume of communism still lingers in much of the forgotten East, and the halls of the former GDR Radio Headquarters are no exception. In the vast vacancy between and within the extraordinary structures, spectators are either struck with childlike wonder, inspired with artistic craze, or suffocated by the spaces domineering presence; rarely are impressions ever neutral.
The evening, Surveillance: Visibility and Invisibility, features artists that work within Funkhaus’ rich site-specific context, tackling ideas of privacy and institution, the visible versus the invisible, and the notion of being seen by the unseen. Through experiments in multi-media and live performance, international artists of various backgrounds, will utilize the metaphor of surveillance to examine past and present society.
DEUTSCH- Text: Überwachung
übersetzt von Gerhard Schumacher
Anais Heraud & Till Baumann, Antony Hequet, Gerhard Schuhmacher, Matthias Stegemeyer, Keike Twisselmann, Ania Gebhardt, Manuela Macco, Sabia Khan, Emeka Ene, Vivianne Druga, Brigid Pasco, Patrick Jambon, and Shiny Shiny!
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