WEDNESDAY MAY 13, 2015
ONGOING LONG-DURATION PROJECTS:
May 11-18 : THE ARTIST IS WORKING by Margaret Dragu
May 12-29: THIS IS [TO TELL IT AS] IT: MPA━B ANTHOLOGY (2011-2015) SOUND PLANTby The Committee on Publicness
May 12-18: KBB – OFFICE FOR ARTISTIC NEEDS (AT GRUENTALER9)
WAITING FOR A MIRACLE
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
PERFORMANCE & DISCUSSION
LOCATION: Meinblau e.V. (MPA-HUB) Haus 5D, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119
CURATED BY: Agnieszka Szablikowska galeriaraczej.wordpress.com
Photo Credit: Aleks Slota.
The second series of performances by Polish artists, as a part of MPA-B (curated by Agnieszka Szablikowska from Raczej Gallery) continues the attempts at creating a connection between Berlin and Poznan by giving a possibility of the flow and exchange of experiences. According to the idea behind our space, the project presents a wide range of broadly defined performance art.
Raczej Gallery – a place dedicated to performance art – is located in Poznan, Poland (about a 2,5 hour drive from Berlin). This distance is both close and far; in the western world where borders are almost unnoticeable we are a meeting place in the middle between the west and the east. That’s why we are also a kind of a transfer point for a lot of performance artists. With all that potential of migration and exchange, Raczej Gallery aims primarily at promotion of Polish performance artists. This project will present Polish artists based in Poland as well as in the UK. The performances will be followed by a discussion with the artists and the curator.
Konrad Juściński takes inspiration for his projects from nature by creating multi-sensual, performative installations. Magdalena Mellin & Katarzyna Pastuszak are a duet which is an interesting, dynamic connection of different experiences of visual arts, poetry, dance and theatre. Performances by Justyna Scheuring are built on a very thought-out process as they create complex relationships between the artist and her viewers. Łukasz Trusewicz often refers in his actions to city spaces, which are his inspiration for topics and problems raised in performances but also can be a source of materials.
Konrad Juściński http://konradjuscinski.com/
Magdalena Mellin www.magdalenamellin.com
Katarzyna Pastuszak www.teatramareya.pl/index.php/en/amareya-en/pastuszak
Joanna Duda http://joannaduda.blogspot.com/, https://soundcloud.com/joannaduda, http://joannaduda.bandcamp.com/
Justyna Scheuring www.justynascheuring.com
Łukasz Trusewicz trusewiczlukasz.wordpress.com
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