It’s the year of performing in other people’s work this year. After both of us having a wonderful time developing Fremdgehen with Sabine Zahn in the Summer, Dan has been asked to act as an English guide for two of Club Real’s events around their Parliament of Organisms, Beyond Nature. The first event was the opening and first sitting of the Parliament of Organisms in Osloer Str on 9 September and more recently, there was the People’s Judicial Proceedings at Ballhaus Ost on 3 November. Keep an eye out on Club Real’s web site (link above) for forthcoming dates.
We are very pleased to be presenting a lecture performance on Wednesday 2nd October at about 6pm at the Floating University in Berlin. Map here. We are part of the open programme curated on this instance by Sabine Zahn, with whom we worked on Fremdgehen this summer.
The drop in day will begin at 4pm with a participatory workshop led by Sabine and Arantxa Martinez. We will be performing at around 6pm, followed by a screening of THE VISITOR by Katarina Schröter.
Sophia’s video How I loved you until I could no longer see you is part of the group show Intimität in der Medienkunst, curated by imai at the Neuer Kunstraum in Düsseldorf. The exhibition runs from 6 September – 13 October, 2019
As part of Sophia’s forthcoming PhD by publication, she would like to share with you her reading and thinking though theories of the everday that relate to her ongoing practice of personal data collecting. Borrowing such terms as endotic from Georges Perec and expanding upon what Michel De Certeau thought an urban text might look like, she considers the implication for creating works in the twenty-first century with such digital data as GPS and SMS. Moderated by Bettina Knaup
Tuesday 9th July, 18:00, Uferstudios, Studio 8, Uferstr. 23, 13357 Berlin. Free Entrance
We are delighted to be involved in a unique psychogeographic, choreographic performance ‘Fremdgehen’, initiated by Sabine Zahn. Sophia and I will be performing with Arantxa Martinez and Joshua Rutter. Also involved in the project are Andrea Keiz and Benoît Verjat. Fremdgehen will run twice a day (11am and 1pm) on 2-4 July and 5-8 August.
Here’s an excerpt from the flyer:
Fremdgehen comprises four choreographic city duets each made together with an unknown companion in the area around Anhalter Bahnhof. You are invited to subtly shift your own viewpoint through movement and physical communication. Fremdgehen tests how much playfulness the daily life of this neighbourhood allows.
Tickets: 14 EUR from eventbrite
Nearness (Nähe) is an evening of new works by two artist duos — plan b (Sophia New and Daniel Belasco Rogers) and Kovács/O’Doherty. plan b will present Together/Apart, a performative lecture and live video work, and Kovács/O’Doherty will present 1–100, a process-based spatialised sound work. The event is presented as part of Place Rhythm. Pulse, the ausland series focusing on performance, sound, and presence, organised and curated by Gretchen Blegen.
The works of both artist duos presented at this event share a common concern with the thematic core of nearness. Both works consider the possibilities of proximity and commonality — of matching without lining up, of the difference between the identical and the adjacent.
While we are in that neck of the woods (see earlier post), we’re going back to visit our friends at the International English Library in Düsseldorf to give a talk about our work on Thursday 18 October at 6pm. Charge: 5 EUR, includes drink and nibbles. Please let them know if you’re thinking of coming.
We will be in residence at PACT Zollverein this month between 16 – 25 October, developing new work based on our explorations of Togetherness/Apartness, originally started as part of our Motion Together research with Elizabeth Waterhouse.
Soph is a performer in our friend Georg Klein’s video installation Fog at the Großer Wasserspeicher in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin. The sound art festival he has co-curated and produced, Dystopie, runs from 21-30 September. Check out the web site for venues and times.
We are delighted to be collaborating again with our friend Ella Ziegler for her day of performance and video work entitled Movement of Emotions at Projektraum Meinblau, Christinenstraße 18-19, 10119 Berlin this Sunday 16 September, starting at 8pm. As well as the piece Feigned Unconsciousness, which we have performed before in Berlin with the vibraphone player Morten J. Olsen, we will also be performing in the premiere of a new piece, Streitgespräch, featuring household appliances and text. We hope to see some of you for what should be an interesting evening for all concerned.