THURSDAY MAY 7, 2015
ACTIVATION IN PERFORMANCE
LOCATION: Plateau Gallery, Greenhouse,
Neukölln, 8th Floor of the Greenhouse Berlin,
Gottlieb-Dunkel Str. 43 /44, 12099
ENTRANCE: €50 or €30 early bird registration before May.
Free to Greenhouse occupants
WORKSHOP LEADERS: Alexa Wilson and Samin Son
Photo Credit: Alexa Wilson and Samin SonIn
‘Activation in Performance,’ Alexa Wilson and Samin Son, artists from New Zealand and Korea ask: What does it mean to ‘activate’ in performance? This workshop explores actions as implicitly ritualistic, activist, activating and also acting. We explore both vulnerability/power and strategy within these activations, generated from the artists’ explorations within dance, sound/text and performance art as an exchanging conceptual practice – based on the premise of ‘movement’; a gesture, a political movement, what it is to ‘move,’ to be ‘moved’, ‘moving’, transformable.
Sometimes within the ‘act’ we find something real and sometimes we do not. It is this exchange and tension, which is of interest in this workshop, ever explorative, generative. In this workshop we explore different performance forms to consciously activate spaces, ourselves, others and ideas to deepen and diversify our work. Combining their powers of performance art/dance (Alexa Wilson) and performance art/sound-music (Samin Son) the 2 live artists, who will be presenting their work in the MPA-B event ‘Peripheral Visions’ (https://www.facebook.com/events/100290386969859/), offer this 1 day workshop for performance artists, musicians, theatre practitioners, performers and visual artists or anyone interested in exploring ideas of activation in performance.
There is the possibility of a showing on Sunday 10th May in the evening for participants to show something created during the workshop at Plateau Gallery, as decided by the participants.
Nudity may be an aspect of the workshop for those interested.
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
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ABOUT PLATEAU GALLERY:
Plateau Gallery is a pop up gallery / event location and is run on a not-for-profit basis by a group of artists who offer a multidisciplinary platform to host, curate and produce events. The Gallery is located on the 8th Floor of the Greenhouse Berlin Studio Project.We are open to all kinds of artistic proposals and rent requests. Contact us : PlateauGallery@gmail.com
RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE ::::::::: DO I DO?
COLLABORATION AS PERFORMANCE THROUGH A SERIES OF DURATIONAL ACTS
LOCATION: Grüntaler9, Grüntaler Strasse 9, 13357
ENTRANCE: Participation Free, Donations for food & Drinks
& Panoply Lab www.panoplylab.org
Photo Credit: Teena Lange
In the time of emergency, actions are taken without justification, born into a situation as a last resort or as a result of another situation. The ever-changing realities of power structures and hasty developments in the multiple societies create a fragile present and uncertain future. This is projected by both the powerful and the powerless, through space and every walk of life.
Multiple working groups of artists each develop and each perform collaborative public research actions and talks surrounding concrete plans to address practical resilience and resistance strategies. Engaging in and integrated life courses at the space towards the performative – Grüntaler9, each participant deals with their own practice and the relationship between complex contemplation and acts.
The artists are invited to participate in a multiple day investigation, which formalizes analytic access to the performance of resilience and resistance. By struggling in ordinary performative forms to communicate and practice, we construct a platform analogizing power shifts and conflicts through collaborative acts themselves. Together, we practice non-representation as aligned with anti-commodification under and within the neo-liberal system.
All elements of this project are being constructed collaboratively and by involved participants, entities and individuals. It’s a set of operation.
Participating Rules in form of a micro-macro manifest:
1) Everyone can participate.
2) Participants need to show up at the location Grüntaler9 the first and the second and the third day no later than 12h midday.
3) Participants need to dedicate their time & presence for the entire 3 days from 12-18h.
4) No exceptions made.
5) Participants need to make a donation for food & drinks provided during that time period.
6) Participants don’t need to register.
7) We don’t vote.
8) Perform & collaborate & care.
9) Commit for a collaborative series of performative acts at the HUB on Monday May 11th.
NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT (SERIES)
PERFORMANCE AND INTERVENTION
LOCATION: Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 and surrounding area
CURATED BY: John G. Boehme www.finearts.uvic.ca/~jgboehme
Photo Credit: Francis O’Shaughnessy.
The work NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT for MPA-B will involve the development and creation of new art works that investigate new social contracts and specifically Social contract theory. This series of new artworks will continue with empirical investigations between objects, materials, me and people at various locations through out Berlin both in gallery and public situations. Social Contract Theory
According to social contract theory (SCT), “morality consists in the set of rules governing behavior, that rational people would accept, on the condition that others accept them as well.”
John G. Boehme www.finearts.uvic.ca/~jgboehme
LATITUD 32°N / 55°S
LATIN AMERICA CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE ART WORKS
LOCATION: Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119
CURATED BY: Lala Nomada www.lala-nomada.me
Photo Credit: Lala Nomada
Latitud 32°N / 55°S is a platform for the dissemination of contemporary performance art from LatinAmerica. We are convinced that through a careful selection of artists whose work is clearly away from typecasts of “Latin art” and whose methodology or technique is varied, it is possible to attest, without thematize, that performance art does not have a direct relation to the nationality of the artists, regardless of where he/ she comes from. We are aware that confronting a stereotype bring the risk of focusing more attention on it, however, we also believe that it is important to make a presentation that shows what is happening now over there. With this perspective, the curatorial work was conceived to create a sort of exhibition of ideas: the ideas that are currently being treated in the context of the invited artists. This project was created in 2012 by the performance artist Lala Nomada as an answer to own issues about identity and the confrontation to specific expectations of some audiences about her artistic work. The curating process is focus in building an exhibition of ideas which together might show the diversity and complexity of performance art, pointing out in this way the impossibility to create a general description of art focusing on nationalities.
Ana Paula Camargo vimeo.com/23615644
Graciela Ovejero P. perasdegraciela.blogspot.com.ar
Camila Rhodi www.camilarhodi.com
Liliana Albornoz www.lilianaalbornoz.wix.com/lilithalbornoz
Mariel Carranza www.marielcarranza.com
Nancy Gewoelb www.nancygewolb.com
Pancho Lopez www.aspaceforliveart.org/?page=people&id=581
Sandra Bonomini www.enelespacioentre.blogspot.com.br
Lala Nomada www.lala-nomada.me
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