// manifestation of the performance as a speculative object:
an intervention that uses the artefacts already existing in a given museum as a tool that could create new readings, understandings, misunderstandings, and new life for the collection.
Sunday, 18 August 2013
Performance artists and curators Dovrat Meron, Stephanie Hanna, Camilla Graff Junior, Leen Horsford, LAN Hungh, Lala Nomada, Francesca Romana Ciardi, Anja Ibsch, Florian Feigl, Teena Lange, Jörn J. Burmester, Joël Verwimp and Ilya Noé met at gruentaler9 to found APAB – Association for Performance Art in Berlin e.V.
The association will be registered as a e.V. according to German law, and will strive to advance performance art in Berlin in any way that we can think of. Among other things it will support the organisers of the Month of Performance Art–Berlin (MPA-B), and lobby for more attention, support and respect for performance art in Berlin. As of now you are invited to join by written application to one of the board members, Jörn J. Burmester, Florian Feigl or Joel Verwimp.
Thursday, 17.October 2013
After a very productive discussion during the second APAB meeting at Grüntaler9, two urgent topics have been singled out. These can be discribed as:
writing basic documents about the association and setting up a professional online structure for data and archive purposes
Dienstag, 13 Mai 2014
Sonntag, 31 August 2014
Carl Whetham & Joel Verwimp, ‘Some things about how I wrote most of my essays: a durational editing session.‘
The prelude to the upcoming Maria de Robe (MdR) presentation series at various Berlin Museum Collections.
Teil von ungebügelt II/III ::: A collaborative investigation on curatorial practice. Kuratiert von Teena Lange, Judith Lavagna und Stefan Aue at Grüntaler9.
Sonntag, 21 September 2014
Die erste Präsentation der Sammlung MdR
Frank Homeyer, Silent discourse
Alliierten Museum. 287 visitors
Friday, 05 December 2014
, HTSUONIAATPTAIY #1 (Komplizentreff)
Freedom (last issue) // meet the accomplice at the Institut Für Alles Mögliche, KANZLEI (a 9-hour performative work-out with Yan Gi Cheng and Aleks Slota).
Deriving from aspects, witnessed at the first presentation of the MdR collection, last September during the performance Silent discourse by Frank Homeyer at the Alliierten Museum, the event will drab and dash into a discourse of noise. How does the meaning of a normally ephemeral work changes once it becomes sequential? How does the audience relate to a performance with an alternative life cycle?
To archive in sound (with Aleks Slota): owing to the fact that it is able to be both expanded and shaped, sound can be modelled and built up in order to create an archi-form. Freedom (last issue) at the Institut Für Alles Mögliche, used sound to archive the MdR collection. Here, the traditional components of archiving, such as structure and proportion, become the instruments of musical language: the sound, without supports or structural limits, thus becomes the generator of space. The MdR collection is broken down and reassembled in wavelengths. Immaterial by nature, sound transcends borders, it is extended, and, within this process of decomposition and reconstruction, it invites us to ponder the value of the fragment and the fact that it is an autonomous part of everything.
Der Komplizentreff ist eine Veranstaltung im Open-Space-Format: Sie können kommen und gehen, wann Sie wollen. Ziel ist es, abends zwischen 20.00 und 21.30 Uhr das im Laufe des Tages gefundene und entwickelte Gesprächsmaterial performativ aufzunehmen. Beim Komplizentreff wird versucht, die aus der Sammlung MdR präsentierten Performances als Brückenschlag zu aktuellen Gesellschaftsthemen zu verstehen.