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.
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.
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.
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
We are really happy that our long time collaborator, Peter Vasil and a work colleague have agreed to help us develop the smartphone version of fortySomething, the locative media project we made in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of the steirischer herbst festival in Graz, Austria.
This will make it possible to experience the project again from this Autumn onwards, bringing the city alive with the voices of the people who have lived through some of the most controversial, significant and spectacular art works in public space in the streets of Graz since 1967.
On Thursday 11th December we are taking part in General Public in Exile and Errant Bodies‘ event reality is a very strong move at KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin). Doors open at 7pm, 3 Euro admission (we are currently scheduled to be the first performance, at 7pm)
We will be performing an extract from our live durational performance Narrating Our Lines, where we set the database of our GPS traces running and use it as a prompt for our memories of where we were and what we were doing.
“Errant Bodies and General Public open the doors for an evening in exile, presenting performances and works that use performance as a term. Chosen kin plays an important role, as do relationships, expanded networks, political action, music, and silent interventions.
How are fractured, individual narratives and biographies related to cultural-geographic histories, and how do they come to play in a collective at large? There is only a fine line between (self)definition and questioning existence as such. You could take it with a smile, but you can just as easily fall apart completely at the confrontation with the foreign that exists inside ourself.
With Gilles Aubry, Fabienne Audeoud, Antonia Baehr, Serge Baghdassarians, Graw Böckler, Chat, Kane Do, Discoteca Flaming Star, Ernesto Estrella, Deli Gleba, Akın Kazuk, Eva Meyer Keller, Käthe Kruse, Edda Kruse-Rosset, Brandon LaBelle, Michael Laurent, Ligna, plan b, Kirsten Reese, Catarina Santos, Heidi Sill, Annette E. Stahmer, Dorothy Valence, Antje Vowinckel, Jeremy Woodruff, and Ella Ziegler.”
We hope to see you there
Scissor is an event series dedicated to presenting contemporary durational and time-based art across all media, organised by Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty.
Wednesday, 4th June, 2014, 7pm
Galerie Kungerkiez – Die Nachbarschaftsgalerie
Karl-Kunger-Strasse 15, 12435 Berlin
This Sunday (9th), we will be presenting the result of our residency at Ausland in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin (Lychener Str. 60) at 5pm. It will be a performance lasting about an hour with a working title of The GPShow.
As some of you know, we have recorded every journey we make outside with a GPS since 2003 (Dan) and 2007 (Soph). For The GPShow, we will concentrate on the last five years, producing new drawings, visualizations and videos while we explore performatively, what it means to get to know the GPS system through a daily practice, what the consequences of this use might be as it is increasingly embedded into the technology we all carry and the systems we rely on and ask what agency we have over the equipment we seemingly own.
Entrance is 3 EUR on the door. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday afternoon.