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In the Center of one’s own Periphery

Six Performances, 2019

Curated by Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange

After a successful first year of the performance series at the communal gallery studio in the HOCHHAUS, Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange once again invite six artists who work performatively and time-based. Not every act has to be self-acting; one can also act about oneself with a certain distance. Especially if something expected is not performed. As humans we can distinguish between actions that we perform or omit. Time, place and intention often play their own roles in relation to each other. Why does it make sense to talk about omitted actions? What is at core, what is in_adequate and what is the periphery supposed to be?

There will be moderated discussions with the artists after the performances. The gallery space could be left peripherally.

Always Tuesdays at 7pm

09. Juli 2019

With a background in Stage Design (Akademiet for Scenekunst, Frederikstad, Norwegen) and a degree in Interdisziplinärer Kunst von der Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee (2005), the Danish Ellen Friis has an unconventional approach to the basic questions of time and space. She is especially occupied with how various time structures influence or change the space and the narrative in live performance. In her works in theatres and museums in Denmark, Germany, England, Norway, Sweden and Poland, she combines the performances with video recordings to investigate what happens when time runs backwards, slowly or not at all.

30. April 2019

Emma Haugh is a visual artist and educator based in Dublin and Berlin. Working across disciplines she weaves together installation, performance, publishing and collaborative workshop techniques. She is interested in re-orienting attention in relation to cultural narratives and develops her work from a working class-queer-feminist questioning of what is missing? A continued engagement with club culture and dyke aesthetics informs the collective making of temporary, autonomous spaces. Emma’s background in working with Augusto Boals’ Theatre of the Oppressed has inflected her work with the particular quality of overlapping critique and proposition making towards shared spaces of potential and alterity.

 

19. Februar 2019

Boris Nieslony lives in Cologne. Since 1977 he is active as artist, theoretician and mediator with exhibitions, performances, lectures and teaching around the world. He is the co-founder of the Black Market International, member of PAErsche and organizes one of the most famous Performance Art Archives in Europe. „My research is based on the ethnographic and anthropological conditions of culture and the resulting questions of presentation and representation in art. I cannot and will not claim any style for myself. Each precisely formed question demands its own medium and shows itself in this light. Thus, terms such as painter, sculptor or performer are not relevant to me. The media spectrum in action art or performance art is so wide that I find myself in it.“

 

 

Thursday, 6th of Dezember, at 7 pm

In the Center of one’s own Periphery

Six Performances, 2018

Curated by Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange

#6 Dolanbay

Dolanbay is a Berlin based artist. His durational performances engender ephemeral alienated situations which occur in stratified time and space into an unfolding stratum of performative act. His performances resemble studio situations; practices in painting, drawing and installation. During his live work, Dolanbay reveals specific modes of art doing which resonate with the critique on the dichotomy of performative and constative modes of art productions, consequently engaging politics of aesthetics.

 

Thursday, 20th of September, at 7 pm

In the Center of one’s own Periphery

Six Performances, 2018

Curated by Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange

#5 Esther Neff

Esther Neff is the founder of PPL (Panoply Performance Laboratory), a flexible collective and lab site in Brooklyn, NY. With/as PPL, Neff has realized operas-of-operations (with composer/digital artist Brian McCorkle), performance art projects and pieces, conferences, thinktanks, books, and installations. PPL/Neff’s work is social and often unfolds over the course of several years, involving forms of public and collective ideation, travel across small towns in the USA, interviews, and online/interactive processes in conjunction with visceral presence/assemblance. Neff’s current project, PROTAGONY, confronts notions of self-determination and located psyche, dealing with self-determination, mentality, and madness in correlation with socio-political condition(ing)s. Neff is also working with her mother in St. Louis USA to build MARSH (Materializing and Activating Radical Social Habitus), a live-work building, community diner, and biocultural site.

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Next:

06. Dezember 2018 – Dolanbay

 

Thursday, 9th of august, at 7 pm

In the Center of one’s own Periphery

Six Performances, 2018

Curated by Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange

#4 Andrea Saemann

In the course of this year Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange invite six artists to the studio im HOCHHAUS whose artistic practice focuses primarily on performance art. Being an artist or not: as humans we can all distinguish between actions that we perform or omit. Time, place and intent often play a special role. Why does it make sense to talk about omitted actions? Not every act has to be self-acting; one can also talk about oneself with a certain distance. Especially if something expected is not performed. What is at core, what is in_adequate and what is the periphery supposed to be? There will be individual introductions to the artists and performances, followed by moderated talks. The gallery space could be left peripherally.

Andrea Saemann lives and works in Basel as a Performance artist, curator and networker. She loves working within movements and platforms initiated by artists themselves. 1997-2000 she organized the artist run space called «Kaskadenkondensator» in Basel. 2002-2012 she developed a tool to activate the performance art history with a project called «Performance Saga – interviews, performances, events», relating to the women pioneers of the first years of that art form. From 2011 – 2017 she coordinated the Swiss Performance Art Award. In 2014 she cofounded the association PANCH, a professional network for performance artists. Since 2014 she curates annually the «International Performance Art Giswil», a performance art festival in the middle of the Swiss mountains. In her own performance art work, the central focus lies on language, especially the spoken word. Stories and their relation to the written history, voice in relation to the thinking, words in body and space.

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Next:

20. September 2018 – Esther Neff  

06. Dezember 2018 – Dolanbay