2014 MAY 25

SUNDAY, MAY 25
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TIME:
Started at 18:00 on May 23rd-Ends at 12:00 on May 25th *artist talk on May 25 at 15:00 at the MPA-HUB (scroll down)
WATCH ONLINE: www.hotelobscura.tv
CURATED BY: Kat/Wolf (triage live art collective)
www.triageliveartcollective.com

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.
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HOTEL OBSCURA 1

48-HOUR SITE-SPECIFIC EXPERIMENTAL COLLABORATION

1 hotel. 
4 rooms. 
8 artists. 
48 hours. 
Experimental intimacy. 
Collaborative perversions. 
Exquisite Pressure. 
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 (scroll down for more information)

FOR MORE DETAILS VISIT:
www.triageliveartcollective.com
www.savage-amusement.com
www.facebook.com/events/849225011771740

ARTISTS:
Ana Berkenhoff, Adrian Brun, Alexander Coggin, Martin Hansen, Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy, Sarah Lüdemann, Michael Norton & Melanie Jame Wolf


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TIME: 
12:00-22:00
WHERE: Abteilung Für Alles Andere (A.A.A.)
Ackerstrasse 18, 10115 www.i-a-m.tk
ENTRANCE: Free
UNCURATED

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 please check:
da2014.i-a-m.tk

The programme runs on May 23, 24 and 25


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TIME: 
12:00-ongoing
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
ENTRANCE: Free

 

SLOW BURNER

DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Flag desecration – burning, tearing, stamping on – is a big deal for some and a redundant act for others. The global players have seen their flags burned time and again, but what about the rest? The narcissism of Nation would require that attention be paid to this imbalance. This performance is in the service of building an online library of flag desecration. Each act of desecration will be recorded, catalogued and made available for all, for all time.

ARTIST:
Greg McLaren

FURTHER INFORMATION:
www.gregmclaren.tumblr.com


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TIME:
13:00-14:30
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
ENTRANCE: Free
CURATED BY: Kat/Wolf (triage live art collective)  www.triageliveartcollective.com

Photo Credit: Melanie Jame Wolf | Damian Stephens

HOTEL OBSCURA 1: ARE YOU STILL WITH US? A PANEL DISCUSSION ON DURATION

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 entered the hotel on Friday May 23rd at 11:00am and emerged on Sunday May 25th. Over the 48 hour period artists received a stream of instructions, interventions, and visits by guest curators, and audiences.

Directly following their participation in the 48-hour durational experimental performance event, HOTEL OBSCURA 1, the artists will host an open discussion on the work. 
Moderated by Francesca Romana Ciardi

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.


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TIME:
17:00
WHERE: MOMENTUM, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 momentumworldwide.org
ENTRANCE: Free
CURATED BY: Rachel Rits-Volloch momentumworldwide.org

For MPA-B, MOMENTUM curates a month-long program of Performance Sundays entitled WORKS ON PAPER II. Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of paper as a medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility. This year’s WORKS ON PAPER takes place parallel to MOMENTUM’s exhibition PANDAMONIUM: Media Art from Shanghai.

PANDAMONIUM is the collision of Panda Diplomacy – China’s longstanding practice of sending cute fluffy mammals into the world – with its most enticing cultural export of the day: Contemporary Art. WORKS ON PAPER II focuses on China, where the painting of calligraphy, from its very origins, had a performative aspect.

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WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM

SUNDAY PERFORMANCE SERIES

Blast off into the Sinosphere with Ming Wong

Ming Wong’s research into Cantonese opera has led him into the realm of contemporary Chinese science-fiction. Starting with the idea of exploring how one of the oldest performing art forms in the world can be used to address notions of the future, he is looking at how Cantonese opera went from stage to screen and how the innovations of cinema have affected this form’s return from screen to stage. What role can Cantonese opera play in a world that continues to evolve at such great speed, when a booming economy and rapid technological developments can cause daily life in China to resemble a classic sci-fi narrative? By turning his focus on the history and development of science fiction literature in the Chinese speaking world, Ming continues his fantastic voyage between the diverse expressions of the past and the future.

ARTISTS:
Ming Wong,
ww.mingwong.org

The series runs on  May 4, 11, 18, 25 with a closing event on June 1


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TIME:
17:00-18:00
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
ENTRANCE: Donations
FACILITATED BY: Francesca Romana Ciardi
www.francescaromana.net

Photo Credit: Jack Wrigley

BLACK HOLE (BERLIN)

LIVE PERFORMANCE

I’m building a Black Hole. A mirror of the one inside me. A place where all physical laws are turned upside down and inside out. A place where movement, light and time itself falls inward and cannot escape. A depression. A compression. A decompression. I want to create a space where things are lost, changed, altered, smashed, and made anew…. It is a physical process and more importantly a mental journey to find meaning in the darkness – and possibly a way out on the other side…. I want you to bring objects to the edge of my Black Hole. Things that are important, or not important – objects that were once loved and objects that you would like to lose forever – because once they cross the event horizon there will be no going back….

ARTISTS:
Steve Slater
www.facebook.com/TacticalAu?ref=hl

Kindly supported by the British Council and Creative Scotland

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18:30-19:30
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
ENTRANCE: Donations
FACILITATED BY: Francesca Romana Ciardi
www.francescaromana.net

Photo Credit: Pekka Mäkinnen

PASSION/FLOWER

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Two bodies; together yet apart, sit alone. They are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, occasionally peaking but never climatically so. Interrupted momentarily, yet always endured and never reaching the passionate intensity it is meant to induce. They continue… Their wound grows; a flower opening up and holding a passion that is solely unique. A hope or memory? A passion; the secret flower of their failure burning on their skin.

ARTISTS:
Ernst Fischer leibnizlab.co.uk/ernst-fischer
Thomas John Bacon www.thomasjohnbacon.com


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TIME:
20:00-21:30
WHERE: MPA-HUB, Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243
ENTRANCE: Free
FACILITATED BY: Francesca Romana Ciardi www.francescaromana.net

Image courtesy: bloggingshakespeare.com

AUDIENCE TALK

Following today’s performances at the MPA-HUB: Slow Burner, Black Hole (Berlin) and Passion/Flower, UK-based artists Greg McLaren, Steve Slater, Ernst Fischer and Thomas John Bacon face the audience, who is kindly invited to talk to the artists about what they saw.

Moderated by Leen Horsford

ARTISTS:
Greg McLaren stkinternational.co.uk
Steve Slater www.facebook.com/TacticalAu?ref=hl
Ernst Fischer leibnizlab.co.uk/ernst-fischer
Thomas John Bacon www.thomasjohnbacon.com