Natalie Brück (Berlin, Germany)
Betwixt And Betwen – Loosing Ground From Time To Time (duration 8 min)
Watch: 16th May 2017 at 11am UTC
DESCRIPTION: Only on my knees, my body touches a blue carpeted ﬂoor. My knees are bent, my upper part of the body lies on my ties quiescent. The head is turned aside and looks into the camera. It ﬂoats as close as possible above the ground. I balance. Apparently autonomous, my arms move gestural. The relaxed expression of my face and the partly tense, partly loose gestures of my arms and body are antagonists who claim alternately the full attention for themselves. My hands are clenched to ﬁsts – by the end of this state, I pinch them ﬁrmly. I remain within this position for a while, before I slowly open my hands and the former, self-forced tension releases itself. This state continues for several moments. Then, I end this situation by slowly laying down my arms, legs and head on the ground. My gaze changes. I regain contact to the here and now. It was a state of being betwixt and between. I wasn‘t really myself but also not not myself. It was a state of being vividly stuck. A program that starts, goes on for several moments and then ends. What are the different parts of my self – and how autonomously do they act? How can I get in touch with them again to inﬂuence my behavior.
BIO: Natalie Brück 1989 born in Saarlouis lives and works in Berlin 2008–2014 Hochschule der Bildende Künste Saar 2012 semester abroad at ENSBA Lyon F 2014 – 2016 Akademie der Bildenden Künste München Diplom 2016 class of Gregor Schneider Group Exhibitions 2017 »I Am Just Dancing« (upcoming 14th July – 29th July) FBQ, Berlin »Move Your Homeland« Live Performance, Norwich GBR 2016 »Untitled« Akademie der Bildenden Künste München 2015 »Recommended By« (HAMMAN&VONMIER), easyupstream Galerie, München »The SUMP Show« Brooklyn, New York, US »Jahresausstellung« Akademie der bildenden Künste München »Videonale Parcours« Bonn 2014 » Kunstblick« Saarbrücken »01578-7500686«, Atelier & Galerie 52, Folkwang Universität der Künste, Essen »Diplomausstellung« Hochschule der bildenden Künste Saar scholarships work trip funding to New York through Akademieverein München, 2015 Deutschlandstipendium, 2013 ERASMUS grant for studying at École Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux Arts Lyon, 2012 publications Preview, HAMMANN&VON MIER Verlag, 2015 Katalog zur Videonale Bonn, 2015 Artist Website
William Barthe (St-Félicien, QC, Canada)
Title (duration 30min)
Watch: 16th May at 12pm UTC
Grace (London, UK)
We demand vegetables, tenderness and trust (duration 15 min)
Watch: may 16th at 2pm UTC
DESCRIPTION: We will read and interpret our manifesto. The first line: “We demand recognition of our grace which has been hard won over many years on contested ground, not handed to us by approval.” Actions performed include our gaze, our agency, our visibility.
BIO: Grace is a new venture comprised of three woman who identify as older. Grace has considerable expertise. The three artists worked together at Perform Perform in Switzerland last year and devised and ran a Live Art Development Agency funded artist/peer workshop. Through this they found that they had an analytical dynamic, lending itself to a sense of artistic trust. Grace is comprised of Teresa Albor, Ms Demonic Desire (Helena Waters) and Katharine Meynell, although it is the intention of Grace to invite guest artists to collaborate on a regular basis. All three were founding members of Sexcentenary, a collective which came into being in 2015 following Rocio Boliver\’s workshop Between Menopause and Old Age, Alternative Beauty, organised by the Live Art Development Agency for Restock, Reflect, Rethink Three on Live Art and Feminism, and supported by the EU funded Collaborative Arts partnership Programme (CAPP). Artist Website
Georgina Rowlands (London, England, UK)
Administrator (duration 15 min)
Watch: 16th May 2017 at 4pm UTC
DESCRIPTION: Utilising news articles sourced from Facebook, deriving from personalised targeted advertising. The performer sits within a set of entirely white furniture, through the process of vocalising the content of the news media through spoken word, all text containing emotional language is written in the politically potent colours of red and blue onto the furniture and eventually onto the body of the performer. The process references the spiritual method of ‘automatic writing’ and displays the difficulty of political jargon, exposing the use of emotional language to create political influence. The performance attempts to explore issues surrounding data, news media and propaganda. The effect of the relayed information creates a destruction of context and meaning from the politically derived text. Responding to both a saturation of political discourse and structures of surveillance, the work references the ‘culture of fear’ -the media strategy of inciting fear in the general public to achieve political goals through emotional bias.
BIO: Born in Merseyside, England but currently based in London. My current practice sits between performance art and sculptural assemblage. I use the methods of online live-streaming and physical installation to explore issues surrounding data, news media and propaganda. In more recent work I have moved towards a focus on performing with technology, this use and dependency on technology within the work allows for the questioning of our relationship with the digital world and more notably; exploring how the internet informs our political discourse. I am drawn to the exploration of power structures within society and in negotiating the technological tools such facial recognition and surveillance, I reference the motives of privacy activists through physical acts of resistance such as physically obscuring my identity. I work individually and as part of a collaborative duo with the artist Emily Roderick. Due to the long distance between us, our current performance work takes place over Skype and Facebook Video Chat. This format allows the notions of physical and digital space to come into question, as we experience both our physical and digital selves whilst performing. Artist Website http://www.georginarowlands.com
Davies Zambotti (Italy)
Alla Salute! (duration 5:58 min)
Watch: 16th May 2017 at 6om UTC
DESCRIPTION: It\’s the images that speak during the silence of the words never spoken. The material of reality. The happends everyday, in front of our closed eyes. Deafening our ears, reducing our levels of consciousness to a single track, violent, incomprehensible. Amonst all this smallness emptied itself we are left with nothing other than to raise our glasses (empty by now) and to make a toast. Cheers! ALLA SALUTE!
BIO: DAVIES ZAMBOTTI is a director and a photographer who has worked on many film sets,including \”Sorelle Mai\” by Marco Bellocchio, \”I Galantuomini\” by Edoardo Winspeare, \”TheInternational\” Tomy Tykwer. Through her personal work, she researches and analyzes the “impossibility of human certainty”. Using the video and photography as a microscope/lens she observes the shadows between the interstices of everyday life. After art school she studied painting at the Accademia Albertina in Turin. She studied Direction and Production Audio/Video in Milan and she attended a masterclass held by Marco Bellocchio. She works between Turin, Milan and Venice. Artist Website
BBB_ (Offenbach, Germany)
id rather be an iphone (duration 35 min)
Watch: 16th May 2017 at 8pm UTC
DESCRIPTION: show/performance: id rather be an iphone. Performance directed for the album release show, presents both artists as mediums between so-called digital and physical realities, involving subjects like trans-post-humanism, body enhancement, AI and its emotionality and irrationality, biotechnology and robotics, and “the future” that already happened. In this multi-layered performance artists mediate their visions with live-synthesized voice, own emojis, visual poetry and their intense physical presence. In sometimes dystopian atmosphere, through experimental sound, intense electronic music and spoken word, artists try to confront the spectator with a situation when human and inhuman life forms merge, speculating on various states of mind, relationships and selfperception, altered by socially and emotionally intelligent digital technologies. Show is developed with a team of dedicated artists, including costume designer, stage and performance director.
BIO: BBB_ is a post-digital cross disciplinary project, working on the intersection of music, performance, art, design and contemporary philosophy. It was founded by Alla Poppersoni and Alexander Sahm in early 2015. The project works in live performance and installation format, experiments with digital voices, natural language processing, brain stimulating music and interactive visuals, creating special atmosphere and a scenography for each piece. This work is meant to be a reflection on emotionality and irrationality in a world of global powers, big data and intelligent technologies. With their new performance and also first music album „ID RATHER BE AN IPHONE\”, which was released by saasfee*rec. (DE) in February 2017, BBB_ brings together their previous discoveries and themes under a different music direction, where conceptual lyrics are spoken over rough electronic pop music, and performed in a club/concert format. In 2017 BBB_ releases their first music video „Y“, produced first in China and then in Germany, where project currently resides. Artist Website