2015 MAY 24

SUNDAY MAY 24, 2015

ONGOING LONG-DURATION PROJECTS:
May 12-29:  THIS IS [TO TELL IT AS] IT: MPA━B  ANTHOLOGY (2011-2015) SOUND PLANTby The Committee on Publicness
May 24-25: KBB – OFFICE FOR ARTISTIC NEEDS (AT GRUENTALER9)

NORTH NORTH EAST, SOUTH SOUTH WEST AND 360 °  – DAY 2

2ND INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEKEND

TIME:  Performances at 15:00, 17:00, 18:00 and 20:00
LOCATION: Cell63 artplatform Allerstrasse 38, 12049, Berlin
ENTRANCE: Free
CURATED BY: Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith & Luisa Catucci
www.dagmarglausnitzer.de,
luisacatucci.com,
www.werftraum.org

 

Photo Credit: Luisa Catucci

Performers and visitors alike become part of the work, by occupying and experiencing the space and the actions held within the space of the artplatform CELL63 on the weekend of  May 23rd and 24th .

International artists create a two-day high-energy event with an international context by presenting their work in an hourly schedule throughout the weekend.

The power of momentary impulses and the power of intervention with space and time, and the encompassing mix of genre and disciplines create the action weekend to become an unforeseeable overall ‘Gesamtbild’ of Performances where the threshold of categories merges. Material and conceptual structures are absent and the viewers meet with their own interpretative freedom.

The dynamics of actions and their reception by the viewers change from Saturday to Sunday thus introducing the diversity of art works and their tangibility, and allowing indeterminism to be an original factor of live experiences both recognizable by the visitors and the artists themselves.


PERFORMANCES DAY II


PERFORMANCE ONE  –

Live Performance

Photo Credit: Jürgen Dietrich TIME: 15:00

Zwei Wesen, ein Atem. Die Verschmelzung von Körperteilen zwei verschiedener Kontinente und Lebenswelten kreirt in diesem Stück die Fiktion eines Wesens aus einer anderen Welt. Wie ein platonisches Kugelwesen mit vier Armen und vier Beinen ausgestattet, die Aufhebung der Gegensätze und der aus ihr provozierten Gewalt.

ARTISTS:
Roland Walter www.roland-walter.de
Dominique Melhem

Photo Credit: Barbara Kowa
TIME: 15:00 (DURATIONAL)

ACT ART OUT
From the cycle: UNTIL DEATH DO US PART: SKIN

Live Performance

Seeds and Eggs ist Teil des seit 10Jahren andauernden Performance Zyklus  – UNTIL DEATH DO US PART -, der sich mit der Frage beschäftigt, womit wir tatsächlich existentiell  verbunden sind, wenn man sagt, „bis das der Tod uns scheidet“. Die Performance ist in unterschiedliche Kapitel unterteilt, die endlos weitergeführt und erweitert werden.

ARTISTS:
Barbara Kowa & Jonny Kreuter – Germany
barbarakowa.wordpress.com

Photo Credit: Bert Olke

The collaboration research between Eru (Alexander Rues) and Seven of  Eglise (Dagmar I. Glausnitzer-Smith) is the exploration of the idea of presence between two simultaneous actions: experimental, improvised sound work and Performance Art Action.
The presentation of the work by Eru and Seven of Eglise is always live and invites for a different image-sound perception. The two artists are not aware of each other’s actions and purposely carry no prior knowledge of their individual concepts. Only in the eyes of an audience or viewer two separate entities may collide, coincide or contradict each other’s spontaneous presence. The synthesis is always an image and the perception of times appears illusionary and the impression becomes transparent.

ARTISTS:
Eru and Seven of Eglise – Germany  www.eru7eglise.kunstwirkstoff.de
TIME: 17:00
DE – VERTUSCHEN/EN – A COVER-UP – THE DETAINMENT OF 8 QUESTIONS/INTERNIERUNG VON 8 FRAGEN – Live Performance Art und Live experimental Music, Electric Guitar and Sound Effects

De – vertuschen

Die Aufforderung Sprache im Bild zu sehen, also explizite Fragen, als scheinbare Aufforderung und Kontrolle zu verstehen, lassen das Denken des Betrachters nicht unbeeinflusst. Zugleich nimmt die Aktion diese Forderung sofort zurück, denn diese unmöglichen Antworten auf die Stellung der Fragen werden am Ende im nötigen Selbstschutz verschleiert sein.

Das in Fragen gestellte Denken sucht im Denkprozess nicht etwa nach Antworten, sondern positioniert den Impetus zur geistigen Arbeit. Auch wenn sich daraus ein ungewünschter, persönlicher Anspruch an das individuelle Selbst-Sein ergeben sollte, bleibt dieser doch unerfüllt.

Fragen, die das in-Frage gestellte Leben und Sein nicht umgehen können und der Text, der für kurze Zeit in Erscheinung tritt, verschwinden im Gemenge aus Gedanken und körperlicher  Empfindung. Der Mensch denkt ca. 60.000 Gedanken pro Tag.

En  –  a cover-up

Words as image become the invitation to follow what seems to become a challenge of thought. Though once positioned, questions remain questions in their static form and they exist with the absence of their answers.

Posed questions may initiate the process of intellectual thought for a while until the emotional ‚self’ is unprotected and no longer detached. How does the power of thought congest the projection of responsibility and can thinking maintain it’s innocence?

However that which is being questioned, the relation of Life, Position and Being is briefly visible and then disappears in the disorganized state of material, paper and physical sentiment  – a cover-up -.


Photo Credit: A. Krüger-Schmale
TIME: 18:00

CAPTIVE

Living Sculpture

Her artwork presents an aspect of the sociological meaning of “covers” with references to the consumer society, artificial life, the fetishism of merchandise, pollution and war. Nina Krüger-Schmale investigates a ‘kitsch aesthetic‘ and a peculiar ‘decorativism’ provokes a critical and satirical effect. The performance is reflecting the situation of women in East and West „ in the cage of cultural compulsories“ between mantling and ‘dis-vestment’ and the dictates of beauty in our society.

ARTIST:
Nina Krüger-Schmale – Germany

Photo Credit: Rilène Markopoulou TIME: 20:00

VANDALISM  #2 (BLACK X)

Live Performance

After presenting the first chapter of the series of live performances “Vandalism” at Institut Supérieur des Beaux Arts de Besançon in 2014, the visual artist Andreas Pashias continues his investigation in ways that the body can be presented as a surface to be marked upon or a substance to be shaped by a surrounding context. Referring to the relationship of an individual to a social ensemble, the process of viewership within the context of a live performance, can be explored as an intervening force onto the body in question – the artist.

This form of ‘vandalism’ can be approached as being violently destructive and at the same time creative in allowing the formation of new ‘shape’ and meaning. The body’s reaction to its surrounding bodies is portrayed through the movement that follows, attempting to escape its pre-inscribed position and merge itself with the ensemble it should belong to.

ARTIST:
Andreas Pashias – Greece-Cyprus www.andreaspashias.com

WORKS ON PAPER III

PERFORMANCE SERIES: EVERY SUNDAY IN MAY

TIME: 15:00-18:00
LOCATION: Momentum, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 www.momentumworldwide.org
ENTRANCE: Free
CURATED BY: Rachel Rits-Volloch
momentumworldwide.org/about-us/bio
Image Credit: Emilio Rapana

For the MPA-B 2015, MOMENTUM reprises its month-long program of Performance Sundays entitled WORKS ON PAPER.

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. WORKS ON PAPER III generates a dialogue between performance artists confronted with the challenge of working with paper, and artists whose medium is paper, given the challenge of working with performance.

Taking place every Sunday in May (3, 10, 17, 24 & 31) from 3-6pm, WORKS ON PAPER III takes the form of a cumulative series of performances – with each subsequent performance engaging with the artefacts resulting from the works preceding it in the series. By generating a cumulative, site-specific series through the appropriation of the remains of one another’s performances, the artists in WORKS ON PAPER challenge and reinvigorate the notion of the stationary, disengaged exhibition. What, they ask, is the life of performance after the event concludes? Whether engaging in durational performance, instruction pieces, physical and social architecture, live performance in tandem with other media, sculpture, dance, poetry, or text, these artists challenge expectations of working with the traditional medium of paper in real-time.

Each performance is documented on video, and on 1-28 June 2015, MOMENTUM will exhibit these videos alongside the artefacts in a gallery exhibition.

MORE INFORMATION:
momentumworldwide.org/exhibitions/works-on-paper-iii
FB EVENT:
www.facebook.com/events/1424769307817614
PERFORMANCES:
3 May at 15:00-18:00
Zhou Xiaohu, Isaac Chong Wai, Mariana Hahn, Kirsten Palz
10 May at 15:00-18:00
Amira Fattal, Marina Belikova, Sarah Lüdemann
17 May at 15:00-18:00
Andreas Blank, Adam Nankervis, David Medalla, Paul Darius
24 May at 15:00-18:00
Zeno Gries, Richard Berger
31 May at 15:00-18:00
f f (Mathilde ter Heijne, Janne Schäfer, Magda Tothova), Melisa Palacio Lopez & Sound Canteen (Pleines & Liebold)
1 – 28 June 2015:
WORKS ON PAPER III Gallery Exhibition at MOMENTUM
ARTISTS:
Marina Belikova www.flickr.com/photos/belikovaart
Andreas Blank www.christianehrentraut.com/artists.php?andreas_blank&artistid=24&works
Isaac Chong Wai chongwai.tumblr.com
Amir Fattal www.amir-fattal.com
Mariana Hahn marianahahn.com
Sarah Lüdemann www.sarahluedemann.com
David Medalla www.kaihilgemann.com/artists/david-medalla
Adam Nankervis www.museumman.org/news/index.php
Melisa Palacio Lopez meli.dablweb.com
Kirsten Palz www.kirsten-palz.de
f f fffffff.org
Zhou Xiaohu www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de/en/gast.php?id=1244
WITH THE KIND SUPPLY OF:


TIME: 16:00-20:00
LOCATION: Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119, www.meinblau.de
ENTRANCE: 3-5€ or roll the dice

SPINNE*R_AVEN

PARTICIPATORY PERFORMANCE & ALEATORY TRANSFORMANCE

Photo Credit: Abnorma Jeanne Butcher

This episode of the Spinne*r_ series is subtitled “Microcosmos”.

A multimedia installation sets up a mise en abîme of non-recording cameras and screens. Important texts for queer studies and aesthetics will be shared to you.

You can help create a web, decide of its pattern, tension and vibrations. The Spinne*r, creature in transformation, invites you as spect*actors to participate in her transformance, a research on languages, performance and hybridity.

ARTIST:
Boris Azemar boris-cyb.org