Posts in Category: Diary

What Will We Do When the World Ends?

…is the name of the four-day workshop we will run as part of Studium Generale and the Berlin Summer University of the Arts at the UdK. Through discussions, excursions around the city and sessions of different practical exploratory thinking and doing, we will explore the application of ideas about what to do in a society that may change radically during our lifetimes and how it may look.

It will run Friday 23 until Monday 26 June between 10am-5pm at the HybridLab, Villa Bell, Marchstr. 8, 10587 Berlin

Hidden Choreography and The Last Hour in Freiburg

We are excited to present our latest new media work The Hidden Choreography of the Everyday in the cinema room (Schau-Raum) at the Museum für Neue Kunst in Freiburg as part of Depot Erbe, an exhibition and performance programme by Anne Kersting. The exhibition runs till 1st May and is open Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm.

On the opening night, Saturday 25th March, we have the added challenge and pleasure of performing The Last Hour on the main stage of the Theater Freiburg at 9.30pm

We look forward to seeing you there and please forward to any interested parties.

Talking at the Sensitive Data conference in Munich

We will be travelling to Munich to take part in the Sensitive Data conference at the Münchner Kammerspiele. We are on a panel with Florian Malzacher, Angela Richter and Martin Zeyn at 11am on Sunday 22 January called TRACE YOURSELF: THE SURVEILLANCE OF ART. Should be fun, hope to see some of you there.

Hidden Choreography begins in Freiburg


We will be in Freiburg im Breisgau between 23 – 27 January beginning the handing out of GPSs to the public for our new project The Hidden Choreography of Everyday Life (German title: Die Verborgene Cheorgrafie des Alltags). For this Depot Erbe commission, culminating in March at the Museum für Neue Kunst, we are wondering; Are we really free to go where we want? Are our movements very predictable or do they surprise us? When we put them all together, what sort of a portrait do we make of our surroundings? Related to our previous works A Day in the Life – the Walkers of Birmingham and Crossing Paths, this time we will be making more of a cinematic, film outcome which will include other visual and sound material other than the GPS animation (thanks as always to Peter Vasil for his programming skills).

If you have friends, relatives and aquaintances in Freiburg who would be willing to have their daily journeys tracked for a day and see them become part of a film. We will be hanging round the foyer of Theater Freiburg when there are performances all that week or you can drop us an email to make an appointment. The GPSs can also be borrowed over the next month and we will return in February to interview participants.

Sophia’s video shown at Ecologies of Practice at Uferstudios

Sophia will show her and Ruby’s video piece The Matter Between You and Me on 19 Decemeber from 6pm at Uferstudios, Studio 13 as part of an evening curated by Bettina Knaup. This evening in the series Ecologies of Practice is dedicated to joint intimacy with waste, inviting artists and a number of video works into a joint conversation, contemplating what can’t be discarded, ranging from plastics, to
placentas to food left overs. Also featuring Silke Bake, Alice Chauchat, Pepe Dayaw, Bettina Knaup, Sophia New, Siegmar Zacharias

The evening starts at 6pm and costs 5 € (incl. soup/snack)
Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin (OpenStreetMap)

Performative Artists Talk at Linear Momentum

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We will give a performative artists’ talk on Thursday 24th November at 7pm as part of the Linear Momentum group exhibition at the Galerie im Körnerpark in Neukölln (Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin), curated by Conny Becker

We will present our daily practice of recording everywhere we go with GPS and the outcome of this as trace and line. We will also perform an excerpt from Narrating Our Lines, in which we play an animation of journeys from previous years and try to remember the human events behind the abstracted traces. The animation was created for us as open source software by Peter Vasil.

Our engraved acrylic piece All Our Traces in Berlin 2011 and Dan’s Drawing Machine II are also on display as part of the exhibition which runs until January 22nd.

Dan performing with She She Pop

Dan is performing the part of ‘Hetero’ in She She Pop’s production 50 Grades of Shame. He will be replacing Jean Chaize for the upcoming dates at the Mousonturm in Frankfurt (17-19 November) and Kampnagel in Hamburg (3, 4 December).

Websites united

We have a new site – this one. We’ve also pointed the (not very visited) url http://belasconew.com to this site. Thanks to our intern Marie Vachovsky. At last, a unified web presence again!

Updating our website(s)

We are very honoured to have an intern from Stanford University working with us this summer, Marie Vachovsky. She is currently helping us to add to this site and move our projects over from planbperformance.net Eventually we will unite both websites into one.

Herbst Fragmente app available

After finally acknowledging that the PDA has probably had its glory day and the smartphone has taken its place, we have resurrected, revisited, renewed and relaunched fortySomething as the smartphone app Herbst Fragmente. It is now available as an Android and iPhone app that gives you access to over a hundred interview segments and original sound material about projects in public space that took place in Graz as part of steirischer herbst since its inception in 1967.

You don’t have to be in Graz to experience the project – you can navigate the map by hand, clicking on the pointers to hear the interviews and sliding the bar up to read more informaiton or see pictures, finding links for further information.

The long-awaited Soul Lines app, which will enable you to find out when you and your soul will be reunited, should you ever have to travel faster than walking and where it currently is, will hopefully follow soon.

Herbst Fragmente can be downloaded to your smartphone for free. It was commissioned by sterischer herbst and programmed by Peter Vasil and Sebastian Deßler. Interviews and research Anna-Katharina Laggner and planb. Text editing Stefan Schwar