02. August 2018, 11:00 Uhr
03. August 2018, 11:00 Uhr
04. August 2018, 15:00 Uhr
Utilising objects of everyday use and that everybody is familiar with – like brooms, brushes, sweeps etc – the artists in outländish* (Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Johanna Gilje, Anja Ibsch, Teena Lange, Markus Zimmermann) will sweep away the seeming boundaries between the everyday, the political and art, playfully provoking an unusual perception of the usual urban space.
All together visitors, collaborators and passers-by are invited to step in for more autonomy in Wedding. Amongst other things the project references „Ausfegen“ an art event by Joseph Beuys, wherein he swept the streets of West-Berlin on the first of May 1972 after a protest march, eventually putting the gathered rubbish and brooms in a glass cabinet within a gallery.
Broom (-creatures) will be present during outländish*, yet there will be no glass cabinets.
An open workshop for inventing cleaning utensils will be set up in grüntaler9 between first and third of August 2018. Everyone is welcomed to work and watch as they please without registering. The Broom (-creatures) created collaboratively by artists and visitors will be presented during a public talk and on 4th of August these objects will be applied performatively on the walk over to Uferstudios. During the performance procession the artists will carry out their "purifications" in their own practice and at their own pace, most likely at times together with participants and passers-by.
During these four days with the experiences of different routes, after collecting various encounters, objects and human beings, everything and everyone will be invited to a long table at Uferstudios and seduced to join a performative installation. Concluding with a ‚dirty dinner‘ within and around this installation.
Dominique Baron-Bonarjee is working across mediums, she keeps her practice intuitive and engaged with each new work. She investigates this conceptually and ‘fantastically’, positing the body within the realm of ‘endless becoming’ through the provocation of the ‘body without limits’ and the ‘body beyond meaning’. A recurring investigation linked to her own mixed cultural heritage and experiences which connect French/Indian/British/Zimbabwean and Japanese cultures. Her practice emerges from a background in contemporary performance and has progressively moved towards interventions, installations and moving image. https://dominiquebaronb.wordpress.com/
Johanna Gilje engages with research as performance and performance as research, crafting both practical and theoretical approaches to the body as a site of social inquiry. Currently based in Berlin, she makes work surrounding themes of body, process and archive in performance, most recently centered around the form of the interview and the mapping of conversations. She is doing her Master in Space Strategies at Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. https://johannaigilje.org/
Anja Ibsch has been actively working as an artist and curator in the areas of performance and installation since 1993. Currently based in Berlin, she creates intense works that explore personal, cultural and social aspects of human presence while researching the endurance and tolerance levels of her body. Frequently inspired by myths of sainthood, sacrifice and release, her work emphasizes and extends connections between her body and the earth. Her varied actions have included eating dust, offering the surface of her skin as a nesting ground for worms, and melting ice on her eyes. She has performed primarily in Europe, Asia and Canada and South America. https://anja-ibsch.jimdo.com/
Teena Lange is a curator for performance art and artistic director of grüntaler9 - a space toward the performative. She is a member of the Council for the Arts Berlin and in the board of the Association for Performance Art in Berlin. Her research engages uncertainties between witnessing, performative textures and curatorial practices. www.gruentaler9.com
Markus Zimmermann lives and works as a sculptor in Wedding, Berlin. Since 2012 performances have followed. They are primarily characterized by playful interactions with the audience. Markus Zimmermann plays with the audience Mau Mau or bets for money; he destroys sacred objects of his childhood or asks the public to design sculptures themselves. The seemingly harmless performances cite strict rituals of the catholic liturgy and stage universal themes of mythology. Free of ideological platitudes, he translates the views and demands of Joseph Beuys on social sculpture into action. Since 2013, Markus Zimmermann has also appeared as the initiator of art projects in overarching art genres. In 2013, the Kunstfonds Foundation sponsored the project WELT OHNE ZEIT (World Without Time), a twenty-four-hour performance with 12 artists in the former Czech Cultural Center Berlin. As a team he develops and supervises the project IKONOSTASE in Munich, Berlin and at the Cebit in Hanover.
Artistic direction/concept: Teena Lange Artists: Dominique Baron-Bonarjee, Johanna Gilje, Anja Ibsch, Markus Zimmermann
Funded by the program Soziale Stadt. Gratitude to the Quartiersmanagement Badstraße.
August, 1-3: 11 AM - 2 PM and 3-6 PM
Open workshop at grüntaler9
August, 4: from 3 PM on
Performance procession, starting at grüntaler9 towards Uferstudios, leading to a "Dirty Dinner" in the courtyard