2015 SPECIAL PROJECTS – MONTH OF PERFORMANCE ART-BERLIN

23(+1)hr DRIFT TO MOABIT

DURATIONAL PERFORMANCE

On May 5th at sundown, I will step out of the MPA-B Hub in Prenzlauer Berg and wander non-stop around Berlin until I reach the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Moabit twenty-three hours later (i.e. twenty-two more than it would normally take). My movements will be trackable online at http://www.ilyanoe.com/drift-to-moabit/ so anybody can join me at any point of the route and for as long as they wish. I will be wearing a camera in order to document the path I take. The footage will be projected when I reach my destination.
ARTIST: Ilya Noé  www.ilyanoe.com
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/829786180438725/

This performance is part of the project NETTING THE WORK curated by Eva Giannakopoulou and Rilène Markopoulou: https://www.facebook.com/events/345903855615550

WHEN: STARTS ON MAY 5TH  ENDS ON MAY 6TH (AS PART OF THE PROJECT NETTING THE WORK)

KBB MPA-B

INTERVENTION/PERFORMANCE

Photo Credit: Harald KahnFog machine exploded? CALL KBB! Problems with the translation of your resume? Lost in the funding labyrinth? CALL KBB! Recalcitrant material? CALL KBB! Having problems with the curator? CALL KBB! Car not running? String break? CALL KBB! No love? CALL KBB! We can help, easily and artist-friendly. KBB – Künstlerisches Bedarfsbüro (Office for Artistic Needs) is a nomadic care and community project dedicated to the spontaneous development of ephemeral strategies of artistic care, collaboration and linkage. KBB was developed by Harder&Schultz as a temporary support structure to enhance communication and critical exchange between artists. KBB settles down in contexts of artistic production to take care for and to assist the needs of local artists, exploring grievances and providing solutions for all kinds of emergencies. KBB History In 2014, the KBB pilot project was developed with brut Wien for the imagetanz 2014 – Festival für Choreografie, Performance und Care. After several smaller appearances, KBB will visit the first Hauptsache Frei Festival in Hamburg in April 2015, before travelling on to Berlin to join the Month of Performance Art. KBB MPA-B For MPA-B, KBB will build on the experience and tools developed and focus especially on the artistic potential and joy involved in processes of care-taking and strategies of support. WARRANTED: Harder&Schultz and artist volunteers willing to participate in the process will react to all emergencies or requests communicated to us. We will pursue this task using the experience and strategies we know of as artists. KBB will open KBB branch offices in the various MPA-B locations throughout May. If emergencies occur or you wish to be an artist volunteer just talk to us whenever you see us around at the locations mentioned above or in any other place.Or give us a call at any time: HOTLINE 01577 0586723.
KBB will give a short introduction about its workings during APAB`s Curating as an Artistic Practice conference at GlogauAir.

Our final business report will be published on May 24th at Gruentaler9..

ARTISTS:
Harder&Schultz (Joy Harder, Marie-Alice Schultz)
www.harder-schultz.de


THE ARTIST IS WORKING

LONG DURATION PERFORMANCE, TALKS, INTERVIEWS, RANDOM COLLABORATIONS

Photo Credit: Margaret DraguPerformer 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.
www.margaretdragu.com

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:

WHEN: MAY 11-MAY 18 (Final discussion and performance on May 18th at the HUB)
TIME: 1200-1600
ENTRANCE: Free (donations welcome)
LOCATION:  Grüntaler9, Grüntaler Strasse 9, 13357 www.gruentaler9.com
CURATED BY:  Performer Stammtisch performerstammtisch.de

THIS IS [TO TELL IT AS] IT:

MPA━B  ANTHOLOGY (2011-2015) SOUND PLANT
INTERVIEWS & PRESENTATIONS

Photo Credit: Joel VerwimpThe Committee on Publicness in conversation with Kim K. Atlas at the Grüntaler9 SOUNDPLANT.

A series of performances and talks, which capture the spirit of MPA-B 2011-2015 as a physical space, defined by inversion. MPA–B was founded in 2011 to explore new models of curating and to facilitate connections and cooperation amongst organisations and independent players working in the field of performance art in Berlin.

We will ask former and future collaborators to contribute to a generative sound library, a collective curriculum for the past (MPA-B) and future (the committee) practices of APAB e.V. (Association for Performance Art in Berlin) This approach emphasizes the act of ‘listening’ on a post-subjective (witness) level as an active and ongoing component of the art event itself to describe a state of emergence or experiential shift.

WHEN: MAY 12-MAY 29
TIME: 12:00-19:00
ENTRANCE: Donations for presentations
LOCATION:  Grüntaler9, Grüntaler Strasse 9, 13357 www.gruentaler9.com
CURATED BY: The Committee on Publicness apa-b.org