TUESDAY, MAY 27
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WHERE: At two major art institutions/museums of Berlin which shall remain undisclosed
CURATED BY: Ilya Noé www.ilyanoe.com
TRUST ME: E/S
EROGATE/SURROGATE PERFORMANCE #4
n. The act of giving out, bestowing, distributing, spending.
(From erogare; e [out] + rogare [to ask, to propose, to stretch out])
n. One who asks for, gives, proposes a performance; sets it in motion. A starting point, not ‘the origin’.
n. The act of putting into the place of another.
(From subrogare; sub [in place of] + rogare [to ask, to propose, to stretch out])
n. A person who carries and delivers a performance piece for another thus keeping it performing and making it anew.
‘Trust Me’, a piece by Spanish artist Gema Alava, will be the fourth performance of the Erogate/Surrogate Series, an on-going attempt to trouble the notion of an ‘autonomous performer’ and of an ‘original performance’ – and its potential re-performance– by exploring ways in which we are infused by, internalize and collaborate (or not collaborate) with others as well as with our environments. During the two months leading up to May 27th, Gema will share all the details of her work via Skype and e-mail with her surrogate Ilya Noé who will then present it to Berlin audiences. Following what Gema did in New York back in 2010, Ilya will individually guide a total of six or seven participants wearing dark glasses through two major Berlin museums while performing one-on-one verbal descriptions of particular elements in their surroundings. These participants will be selected out of an open call.
A post-performance discussion on artistic research, collaboration and the ramifications of the ‘erogate/surrogate’ experiment will be hosted at the Hub the next day.
Photo Credit: Anna Júlia Amaral | Photo by Willan Octave-Emile THE VOYEURS ACTIONS
VOYEURS 1 – Sara Zaltash, MY NAME IS SARA ZALTASH AND I AM LOOKING FOR SEBASTIAN BECHINGER-ENGLISH
> Mariannenplatz, May 1st
VOYEURS 2 – Sara Wellenkamp, ACHILLES HEEL
> Alexanderplatz, May 2nd
VOYEURS 3 – Natacha Mankowski, I AM AN OASIS
> Leopoldplatz, May 10th
VOYEURS 4 – Ian Deleón, ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR
> Cuban Embassy, May 15th
VOYEURS 5 – Constantin Engelmann & Elisa Storelli, TRILLENIUM
> Motto Berlin (Skalitzer Straße 68), May 16th
VOYEURS 6 – Anna Katharina Aichroth, INDIGO
> Schönhauser Allee 9, May 17th
VOYEURS 7 – Anna Julia Amaral, TIRED OF BEING A WOMAN
> Kottbusser Tor, May 22nd
VOYEURS 8 – Claudia Kühn, FINGER
> Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, May 23rd
VOYEURS /// FINISSAGE
CLOSING NIGHT OF VOYEURS – A SERIES OF PUBLIC INTERVENTIONS THAT TOOK PLACE INSIDE A CLOSED 2X2X2M WHITE CUBE
Emerging from a 48 hour-long collective creative binge, the finissage takes the form of a reflection on all eight actions that occurred inside the cube during the month of May on the streets of Berlin.
Under the title TO BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC GAZE – ACCIDENTAL AUDIENCES, UNFORESEEN PERFORMANCES, this happening is thought as a reaction to the artists’ and curators’ month-long experience with and within the cube.
Half installation, half participatory performance, TO BE REMOVED FROM PUBLIC GAZE – ACCIDENTAL AUDIENCES, UNFORESEEN PERFORMANCES will specifically look into the tensions created by the act of performing inside an all enclosing space, one that excludes the public from direct contact with the artist; how it is possible to interact with an unseen audience, how this audience reacts when confronted to the limits of its ability to see and how the work can still be perceived; as well as questioning the traditional “white cube” by recreating and relocating it directly in the public space.
Expect performances, installations, words, documentation, video, sound and groans as a collective get-together.
Artists: Natacha Mankowski, Ian Deleón, Anna Júlia Amaral
Curators: Vincent Chomaz, Edgar Khandzatyan, Elisa Schönherr, Jorgina Stamogianni
Sound performances by Constantin Engelmann & Elisa Storelli and Willis Anne
All presented video documentation by Willan Octave-Emile and Christian Poeck
VOYEURS, MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN 2014
In this installment, VOYEURS explored the accidental interactions that can arise from the random encounters 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.