Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning

January 13, 2017 / 20h
Abteilung für Alles Andere, Berlin, DE

                                                                                                                                                                                   Poems & Itches, 2016

A curated one-night-exhibition concerning the idea of (re)starting something without clearly knowing where this might lead to. We are looking for somethings that lead to possibly anything or maybe nothing.


Digital frames from the series Poems & Itches will be shown at Into The Blue - Ways of a New Beginning.




| / _

XXX    |    Y    |  ears

Taking off    |    Landing
     Checking in     |    Checking out
Quickly crossing   |    Slowly kissing

  Hold on    |    Breathe    |    Embrace    |    Listen

| / _

 No walls, only love will remain.



Venice International Performance Art Week

  10 - 17  December
Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT
 Alperoa, "Tattoo for Venice" (2012). Tattoo by Daniel Campos | 13Agujas Tatuajes.  
Photograph by Cristian Beroíza
The III VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART WEEK took place at European Cultural Centre | Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel in Venice, December 10-17, 2016 under the focus Fragile Body – Material Body. It concluded the trilogy project following the first two editions Hybrid Body – Poetic Body and Ritual Body – Political Body that took place in December 2012 (Palazzo Bembo), and in December 2014 (Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Michiel).

The live art exhibition project dedicated to contemporary performance art showcased in its third edition works of over 80 international performance artists from around the globe, some of which presented in cooperation with prestigious cultural institutions and foundations. Pioneers of this art discipline exhibited and performed alongside established and emerging artists, reflecting influences and current tendencies in the field.

The project consists of an exhibition of performance installations, photographic and video documentation as well as vibrant program of live performances, talks, screenings and meetings with the participating artists, 
researchers and curators.

For this third edition with the focus Fragile Body – Material Body, the works present physical, mental and spiritual bodies as primary material of artistic expression, aiming to investigate a wide range of concepts pertinent to the art forms of performance art, Live art and Body Art, such as: authenticity, living entities and their relations towards one another; fragility and vulnerability of the individual and of the social relationships; mental and spiritual states rendered through liminal physical and corporeal manifestation; as well as encouraging questions around the post-organic transformations and mutations to which we subject the human body.

The presence of human beings in this world is always more than a temporary condition: the communication that can be triggered between artists and the audience is an essential element. The topics addressed during the week will relate to the need to look at social relations and the lives of individuals with greater care.

Due to the specificity of this edition's theme Fragile Body – Material Body, the live performances and works on display also seek to provide reflection and further considerations on how to find meaningful mechanisms to foster positive change through contemporary culture and art in a vital way.
The ART WEEK BLOG includes with reflections, features and interviews by our residence writers.

VestAndPage (Verena Stenke & Andrea Pagnes)

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 Read full description and program here

 Glad to take part in the Venice International Performance Art Week.


Performance Voyage 6

8.12.16 - 6pm
Sinne, Helsinki, Finland
                                                                                                                               Come Out Italy, Come Out!, 2013
   This year's international video performance collection Performance Voyage 6 is well on its world tour. Screenings have already taken place in Stockholm, Dominican Republic, Cologne, Berlin, Poland and Greece, and in June the collection can be seen in Pori, Finland. From there the tour continues to Paris, Miami, Oulu and elsewhere. Stay tuned!
 MUU's collection of international video performances, Performance Voyage 6, was selected for the fair's Art Athina Film programme. The artists of the Performance Voyage 6 compilation are Caroline Blais, James Duesing, Roberto Fassone, Rick Fisher & Don Rice, Andrew de Freitas, Stefan Hurtig, Henri Hütt, Linda Lenssen, Michael Mallis, Roberta Orlando, Johanna Reich, Pia Sirén, Niko Skorpio, Willem Wilhelmus & Tomasz Szrama.
In cooperation with Arts Promotion Centre Finland's Southwest Finland Regional Office.
Thank you: Helsinki City Cultural Office, Frame Contemporary Art Finland

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Eco_Hack 2016

October 22, 2016
Swale, Brooklyn, NY - US

                                                                                                                                                                    Removaland, 2013

Biome Arts Presents Paper Forest: an evening of video artworks presented aboard Swale, a floating forest 
of edible and medicinal plants by Mary Mattingly. All video artworks intersect themes of ecology,
 technology, and/or alternative systems of food, energy, and water. 
This event is presented as part of Eco_Hack 2016 and is free and open to the public.

Program of video artworks can be viewed here: http://biomearts.net/paperforest The program is 1 hour long, 
but will be looped continuously between 7-10pm. Feel free to come and go and enjoy a fun evening of
 artwork and light snacks onboard Swale!

Biome Arts is a collective of artists, designers, engineers, biologists, and activists producing work that anticipates the next global paradigm: ecologically sustainable, open source, commons-based culture. 
We create large scale, eco-digital installations that enable other artists and the public to reimagine their
 relationship with nature and technology. www.biomearts.net

Eco_Hack 2016 is a large-scale art installation and event series that is a communal incubator for radical practices of art and activism based on open-source technologies, environmental awareness, and semi-autonomous commons. Eco_Hack 2016 is a multi-faceted project consisting of a structure, art installation, digital data collection and an event series. 
This event will take place in the Greenhouse Theater, a multi-purpose art installation and structure built on board Swale by Biome Arts. For more information about the project including a calendar of events, please visit biomearts.net/ecohack2016

Swale, by artist Mary Mattingly, is a floating garden of edible and medicinal plants that asks the question, what if healthy, fresh food could be a free public service and not just an expensive commodity? Built on a 130-foot by 40-foot barge Swale contains an edible forest garden using a sustainable form of agriculture called permaculture. 
Swale imagines an alternate future with water and fresh food as commons. www.swaleny.org

Removaland will be shown at Eco_Hack 2016 - Paper Forest.




Homosexualität_en - Last days

13.05 - 04.09.2016
LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany

Noch immer sind Liebes- und Lebensentwürfe abseits der heterosexuellen Norm in Teilen der Gesellschaft ein Tabu. Und selbst diejenigen, die sich für aufgeklärt halten, sind irritiert von Menschen, die sich dem anderen oder gar keinem Geschlecht zugehörig fühlen. Mit seiner Ausstellung „Homosexualität_en“ möchte das LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster dazu beitragen, die vielfältigen alternativen Sexualitäten und Geschlechteridentitäten der 
LGBTIQ-Community (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Inter, Queer) in die Mitte der Gesellschaft zu holen. Die Ausstellungsmacher_innen verzichten dabei auf Belehrungen und zeigen Exponate unterschiedlichster Art: 
ein Porzellanservice für den Gewinn der Frauenfußball-EM 1989, Fotos der ersten bundesweiten Demonstrationen homosexueller Menschen in Münster 1972 oder auf Video gebannte Lebenserinnerungen queerer Männer und Frauen.

Die Sonderschau zeigt 150 Jahre Geschichte, Politik und Kultur homosexueller Frauen und Männer in Deutschland. 
Sie legt dar, wie gleichgeschlechtliche Sexualität und nonkonforme Geschlechtsidentitäten von der Gesetzgebung kriminalisiert, von der Medizin pathologisiert und gesellschaftlich ausgegrenzt wurden. So zeigt sie die rechtliche Entwicklung des Paragraphen 175 des Deutschen Strafgesetzbuches auf, der homosexuelle Handlungen unter Strafe stellte, von seinem Inkrafttreten im Jahr 1872, über die massive Verschärfung während der NS-Zeit und 
seine Beibehaltung bis zur endgültigen Abschaffung 1994.

Neben den gesellschaftlichen Repressionen widmet sich die Ausstellung den Emanzipationsbewegungen homo-, 
trans*- und intersexueller Menschen, die insbesondere seit der gesetzlichen Liberalisierung seit den 1960er Jahren an Dynamik gewannen und das gesellschaftliche Verständnis von geschlechtlicher Identität verändert haben. Arbeiten internationaler Künstler_innen u.a. von Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Cassils, Elmgreen & Dragset, 
Lotte Laserstein, Lee Lozano, Jeanne Mammen, Zanele Muholi, Julian Rosefeldt und 
Andy Warhol kommentieren auf vielfältige Weise die Ausstellungsthemen.

„Homosexualität_en“ lässt mit Dokumenten, Fotos, Videos und Kunstwerken Raum für eigene An- und Einsichten, Interpretationen und Rückschlüsse. Über 800 Exponate geben Einblick in die Geschichte und Gegenwart der Homosexualität_en der vergangenen 150 Jahre.
Die Ausstellung wurde im vergangenen Jahr im Schwulen Museum* und im Deutschen Historischen Museum in Berlin gezeigt und ist ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt mit dem LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur.


Among contemporary realities, Roberta Orlando's work takes part in Homosexuality_ies.

Info about the picture:
Advertisement: Homage to Benglis, part the larger body of work CUTS: A Traditional Sculpture
Photo credits: Heather Cassils and Robin Black
Image courtesy of Heather Cassils and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
© Heather Cassils and Robin Black 2011


Beograd Set

"Tako nam i treba. Dok nismo priznavali da ima problema, nismo ih morali ni rešavati".
(Duško Radović)



Summer School

15-20 August 2016
Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK.Center)
Belgrade, Serbia 

The Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics is permanent project, originally initiated by the Department for Gender Studies at the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities “Euro-Balkan”, Skopje, Macedonia and the Faculty of Media and Communications - Singidunum, Belgrade, Serbia. In 2014, the School has moved to and was taken up organizationally by IPAK Center. 

The general aim of the School is to gather young post-graduate students, scholars and teaching staff from both Eastern and Western Europe and promote a shared platform for research and trans-disciplinary theoretical reflection on the complex modes of interweaving sexuality, culture and politics, and consequently of exchanging and questioning geopolitically determined discourses in the research of sexualities, gender studies, and queer theory. Our idea is to provide students, scholars and teachers with the opportunity to question, decenter and democratize these areas by way of deferring the notion of theoretical and geopolitical privilege which is often implied by these research areas, and thus to introduce new models of rethinking context-specific phenomena related to sexualities and, vice versa, 
to enrich theoretical paradigms with context specific phenomena and research. 

In this way, the School’s long-term goal is to (1) strategically stimulate the particularization and application of key ideas and theories in sexuality research locally, and to (2) universalize and popularize crucial and underprivileged positions and ideas on the European level, regardless of the East/West divide which is still central to the development of 
queer theory and sexuality research.

Our endeavor is not to relativize the embeddedness and situatedness of knowledges about sexualities, but to recognize and disrupt the existing invisible borders that obstruct the free dissemination of ideas as they are being determined by various hegemonic forces – political, educational, economic - in both Eastern and Western contexts of doing academic and 
artistic work related with our desires, bodies, and sexualities.


Roberta Orlando will present the Equality project at the Summer School for Sexualities, Cultures, and Politics.