MONDAY MAY 11, 2015
ONGOING LONG-DURATION PROJECTS:
May 8-11: KBB – OFFICE FOR ARTISTIC NEEDS (AT THE MPA-HUB)
RESISTANCE & RESILIENCE ::::::::: DO I DO?
COLLABORATION AS PERFORMANCE THROUGH A SERIES OF DURATIONAL ACTS
LOCATION: Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119, www.meinblau.de
CURATED BY: Grüntaler9 www.gruentaler9.com & 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 re/action. 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 groups of artists each perform collaborative public research actions and talks surrounding concrete plans to address practical resilience and resistance strategies. Engaging in integrated life courses each participant deals with their own practice and the relationship between complex contemplation, non-knowledge and acts.
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.
From May 7-9, every artist interested and committed was asked to show up at Grüntaler9 from 12-18h to develop and investigate Collaboration as performance through a series of durational acts. This is series at the HUB is yet another day at another space.
Everyone who committed for the collaboration at Gruentaler9 on May 7-9
THE ARTIST IS WORKING
LONG DURATION PERFORMANCE, TALKS, INTERVIEWS, RANDOM COLLABORATIONS
WHEN: MAY 11-MAY 18 (Final discussion and performance on May 18th at the HUB)
ENTRANCE: Free (donations welcome)
LOCATION: Grüntaler9, Grüntaler Strasse 9, 13357 www.gruentaler9.com
CURATED BY: Performer Stammtisch performerstammtisch.de
Photo Credit: Margaret Dragu
Performer Stammtisch is proud and happy to welcome legendary Canadian performance artist Margaret Dragu back to Berlin for the 5th edition of MPA–B. Margaret invites you to join her for eight afternoons of long durational performance at Grüntaler9 – a space towards the performative. She’ll be inviting various MPArtists and other guests over for interviews and random collaborations.
„The Artist is Working“ is a research-based and process-driven durational performance exploring (daily) chance operations and improvisations by the artist and with others at Grüntaler9, while also exploring notions of knowledge, library, archive, memory and history.
Margaret Dragu (aka Verb Frau, nuestra senora del pan, Lady Justice, Art Cinderella) was last seen at MPA-B with live broadcasts and on-line transmissions of VERB FRAU TV in 2013.
Margaret Dragu is celebrating her fourth decade as a performance artist. She has presented her work in galleries, museums, theatres, nightclubs, libraries, universities and many site-specific venues. Margaret is also a film/video artist, writer, choreographer, installation and new media artist as well as a fitness & yoga instructor/personal trainer with a clinical exercise practice and an extremely famous cleaning lady.
Margaret Dragu is a 2012 recipient of Canadian Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts.
To celebrate the final day of her weeklong residency at Grüntaler9, Margaret comes to the HUB on May 18th to talk and perform with Stammtisch host Jörn J. Burmester about her work in general and her experience at MPA–B 2013 and 2015.
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF:
TIME: 12:00 (there is no end time)
LOCATION: Embassy of the United States of America, Pariser Platz 2, 10117, Berlin, https://goo.gl/maps/ajPyw
CURATED BY: Aleks Slota www.aleksslota.com
Photo Credit: Aleks Slota
Throughout the week of 11th-17th of May I will visit various locations that are associated with political power and wait for a miracle. By miracle I mean some sort of tangible and instant improvement in the quality and effectiveness of governance (I retain the right to define a miracle as I please).
The performance consists of me arriving at the location and waiting, there is no specific duration for each wait period. When I get bored, lose “faith”, or if I simply have something better to do I leave. Each performance will be documented with a selfie type photo, taken so that I and the object of interest are in the frame. At the end of May the photos will be exhibited, including any evidence of a miracle occurring.
Aleks Slota www.aleksslota.com