Che bello quando si lavora con persone professionali e serie, ci si sente bene, e si può dare il meglio.
E’ dall’anno scorso che ho ricevuto un invito a partecipare a un festival internazionale di performance in Germania, da parte di The Künstlerinnenverband in Bremen. Mi hanno contattato l’estate scorsa, con un invito un anno in anticipo. In questi mesi ci siamo sempre sentiti, e abbiamo costruito insieme il mio intervento e, ai tempi opportuni, mi hanno richiesto i materiali necessari per la comunicazione e il web. E, sempre di loro iniziativa e con i tempi adeguati, mi hanno proposto un contratto, con i termini della mia partecipazione e l’accordo su cosa darci reciprocamente. E’ bello vedere che ci sono dei paesi che trattano gli artisti con molta serietà, e credo che molte gallerie ed entità italiane dovrebbero trarne esempio, anzi imparare proprio.
Sono tornata in Europa da New York anche perché sapevo di questa data, e infatti mercoledì 11 maggio parto per la Germania. Ne sono molto contenta, perché è un po’ che non ci vado, e apprezzo molto questa terra, soprattutto a livello culturale e artistico. Arriverò ad Amburgo, mi fermerò là una sera poi andrò a Brema, ospite della curatrice del progetto. E dopo Brema, andrò a Berlino, dove c’è un’altra mia sorpresa performativa che vi attende! (ma lo saprete al momento opportuno!).
The Künstlerinnenverband Bremen / GEDOK organizes a Festival of Performance which brings together international performers with artists of the region.
Between the 5th of May and the 6th of June every weekend there will be a live entry: invited are Jessica Findley from Brooklyn, New York, the Austrian Marc Aschenbrenner, Nezekat Ekici of turkish descent, Marcia Farquhar from Great Britain and the Italian Liuba.
Artists from Bremen will be Kerstin Drobek, Elianna Renner and Gertrud Schleising.
The festival program of the Künstlerinnenverband shows aspects of contemporary performance as it is found in the international context – body related, societal, politic, theatrical and interactive approaches.
During the week there will be shown a video program of different occurences of performance in the past and nowadays. Tieing in with the history of the Künstlerinnenverband and it’s former performance festival in 1985, videos of Ulrike Rosenbach, Alison Knowles, Pat Olesko a.o. are to be seen as well as different actual positions focussing on either body-movement, sound, dance, language or public intervention. The ongoing discourse about the advantages and disadvantages of media-based documentation of live acts is thereby marked out, whereas Marcia Farquhar contrasts videos of her performances of the last 12 years with her live comments and actions.
The festival takes place within the scope of the Bremer Kunstfrühling, organized by the BBK (Bundesverband Bildender Künstler – the association of artists) in a former freight terminal. It includes a curated exhibition as well as presentations of museums, galleries and artist associations of Bremen. Some of the entrances will spread into the public space of the city as f.i. the bycicle ride of Jessica Findley who starts the series of performances.
I am very happy to announce the exhibition of my “Slowly Project” videos
in the show: “ Unhooked from Time” at Gallery Project in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The New York video is just finished, after many years of perfomances and editing! I am very excited about it!
If you are around in Michigan wishing to see it, you find all the informations below …
Unhooked from Time April 6 – May 15 Opening Reception:Friday, April 8, from 6-9pm.
Gallery Project presents Unhooked from Time, a multimedia exhibit in which 28 local, regional and national artists examine how we have lost our sense of the cycles of nature, and how we have artificially hooked ourselves to linear digital time.
The exhibit opens on Wednesday, April 6 and runs through Sunday, May 15. The opening reception is Friday, April 8 from 6-9.
Virtually everything we do is time based, scheduled and driven by time. Jobs are 9 to 5. Many work 24/7. Activities begin and end by the clock. We take a two-week vacation, rent a cottage and a car by the week, and reserve courts and sports equipment by the hour. The wealthy complain about being time poor. We go to the dentist at 8 am, car repair at noon, gym at 5pm, dinner reservations at 8pm, keeping an eye on the clock.
The exhibit seeks to comprehend and express our loss, as we find ourselves separated from the deeper context of time’s referent: the great primordial cycles in which we humans and all of nature are embedded. It considers human respond to the loss of relationship to real time, how we keep track of and use time to find meaning, comfort, a sense of control in our digitized lives. It looks at current and past experiences and expressions of time. It looks at cultural differences in relating to time. It explores other time-based systems, past, current, and imagined. And it looks at the ways in which we unhook ourselves from the strictures, and perhaps the comforts, of being on time, in time, timely. It depicts what we might discover and construct in the expanse beyond our tight current sense of time. This exploration includes the imagined realms; nothing comes through time into spatial being unless it can be imagined.
Ultimately, this exhibition, Unhooked from Time, seeks to depict the dilemma and comfort of being hooked to our current time system, the processes of unhooking, and the possibilities beyond. It asks, “How does an artist know and express time, enter and release from time, both in its demanding presence and in its unknowable timelessness?
Contributors include: Michael Arrigo, Carolyn Reed Barritt, Jennilie Brewster, Caleb Charland, Rocco DePietro, Diane Farris, Brent Fogt, Nicole Gordon, Cynthia Greig, Katie Halton,Charles Javremovic, Joe Johnson, Andy Jones, Melissa Jones, Mark Kersey, Chris Koelsch, Vijay Kumar, LIUBA, Ginny Maki, Joe Meiser, Renata Palubinskas, Gloria Pritschet, Colin Raymond, Meghan Reynard, Gary Setzer, Joshua Smith, Andrew Thompson, and Scott Wagner.
The exhibit is curated by Rocco DePietro and Gloria Pritschet, co-founders and co-directors of Gallery Project.
215 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Spring/Summer Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, noon-9p; Sunday, noon-4p. The gallery is closed on Mondays. Spring/Summer hours start, April 6.