100 Jahre Oktoberrevolution 1917 (eine Ausstellung)

mit Sebastian El Rawas (das Gemälde), Lars Preisser (die Maléwitsch Wurst Collagen), Dietmar Eckell (Fotos), Katja Quel (Post Internet Collage)…

Was ist eigentlich mit der Revolution? Vom 25. Oktober bis zum 7. November feiern/ hinterfragen wir die Oktoberrevolution mit einer Ausstellung, Essen, Disskussionen, Filmen etc.
Ihr seid alle herzlich dazu Eingeladen auch eigene Beiträge und Ideen beizusteuern. Die Ausstellung ist in diesem Zeitraum offen zur ständigen Erweiterung. Falls ihr also etwas habt was irgendwie zum Thema Oktoberrevolution passt, bringt es einfach vorbei.

english:
Actually what happened to the revolution? Starting on the 25th of October until the 7th of November we celebrate/ remind and raise questions about the Octoberrevolution. You are all invited to participate in the exhibition, join us for food, discussions, films and so on. The exhibition is open for all submissions during the whole time.

Descending ground -Solo show by Tzu Ting Wang

13 -18 September 2017

Opening: 13th September 2017, 19.00

Performance by Elena Savvidou 21.00
Music by Hendrik Möhler

SUW Projektraum
Brüsselerstr.37
13353 Berlin Wedding

“Descending ground” Tzu Ting Wang

I am a ghost living in between suspending narratives.

Folded land
Dysfunctional mending
Half-nod
Spirit from the fjord
Wrinkles along the skin
Construction site on a descending ground
Pause before every sentence
Frozen puddle
Studio located on the bottom shelf
Asynchronous conversation
Imponderables awaited

livestream performance of Dimitri van den Wittenboer

About the project:

In the performance I (Dimitri) will be at my house, after a series of breathing exercises I will stop my breath for as long as possible.

This will be the end of the project which I am doing already since 5 months. It deals with the Idea of detachment from things which I suppose could be negative for me. It started with quitting smoking last year and was not planned to be connected to art. The idea was to feel better mentally and physically through this. After a while I realized that I still do not feel perfect, so I step but step began to detach from more: meat, milk products, drugs, unhealthy food and finally alcohol and coffee. Also so some extend on a mental level: things like negative behaviors or bad thoughts. I realized that this process of pealing of thing from ourselves is quite common nowadays, everyone wants to stop something. So I decided to go deeper and connect it to my art.

Right now I am eating only nuts and fruits. 10 days before the 14th of April I will stop eating, 5 days before stop using media devices and electricity, the last free days I want to isolate myself in my room, stop visual and audio perception and stop drinking for the last 2 days. The very last detachment is the one from oxygen.

I want to see what it is that stays when we detach from everything. In the eastern yoga philosophy, which blurred into my life through this project this is the way to enlightenment, the true self and the connection to the universal love which all beings are part of. In the western philosophy on the other side the human is not seen as something inside the body but much more as a unity of perceptions, memories, phantasies, social relationships, material things and their worlds, basically everything which is connected to the center of the self. Detachment from everything in this sense would mean death. This opposition I think is very interesting. I will also be a rebirth in a way, as after starting breathing again a will come back to most of the things which dropped step by step, but I guess in a more conscious way.

Another point if this works which I started to think of recently is Anorexia. I realized that trough losing weight in the whole process I start getting more attention, so I find myself looking and the mirror every day being proud of my thinner getting body. In a broader view the whole idea of being different from the people in ones surrounding (in a way that makes one feel superior) is something which gains a lot of attention easily and can rise the own ego, which is one of the reasons and problems in Anorexia. This makes it difficult for a person to stop as it seems that the strong and only identity will get lost. It also happens to spiritual people like yogis, monks and in many different religions, where the person starts to see himself superior and better through the intense practice of abstinence. So instead of detaching from the ego it grows even bigger. I like also this ” dark” side of detachment somehow.

For the presentation I want to invite people to see the live stream of the end ritual on Friday the 14th of April, which is my birthday, that’s why it is important to be on this date. I will not be at the presentation, but I have people who can help with the organization.

Screening: Promises and Premises

A film by Lars Preisser and Beatrice Peter Schuett

english:

The promise of school is to educate and prepare for a good life. The promise of cinema is to enrich and inspire the viewer and to present life in all its facets. In school, too, we are presented with prospects and the possibility that we will be able to achieve what we want to achieve, and so we have to make choices. Caught within our own personal storyline of promise and failure we can escape it at the movies to gain insight into other realities. The enrichment of cinema and the twists and turns, the successes that are achieved in films, one desires them in one’s own life, and one remembers one’s school days when the twists and turns were still a possibility and a promise of the future. School is on the one hand a place of possibilities and on another hand also the site of their limitation.
Movies are meant to enable us to forget the limits and constraints of life and perhaps to inspire positive change. The motivational speeches gathered in our video usually stand at the turning point of a story, and we overlay them in our film with images of schools, the places where lives are put on track. We want to inspire thoughts about school, movies, life, promises, choices, transformations…

 

Motivational Speech Archive was started by Beatrice Peter Schuett in January 2016 and consists of mostly fictional motivational speeches that she has extracted from movies and TV shows. They are collected on various social media platforms and can be shared, listened to and used by others. Beatrice wants to know, has the meaning of these speeches shifted after they have been ripped from their place in a narrative, a storyline? Cinema can hold such great power over its viewers, and sometimes its stories seep over into real life.
What do these motivational speeches feel like in their abundance, what do they become? Are they suspended? Are they, at their core, a positive influence or do they become oppressive in their simplicity?

find the archive online:
http://motivationalspeecharchive.tumblr.com

deutsch:

Das Versprechen der Schule ist es zu lernen und für ein gutes Leben vorzubereiten. Das Versprechen des Films ist das Leben zu bereichern und vor dem Zuschauer das Leben in all seinen Facetten auszubreiten. In der Schule werden uns diese Möglichkeiten, das zu werden was wir werden wollen, ebenfalls in Aussicht gestellt und wir müssen uns entscheiden. In unserer eigenen Storyline gefangen können wir uns fortan nur noch im Kino dieser unserer Handlung entziehen und Einblicke in andere Realitäten gewinnen. Die Bereicherung die wir dort erfahren, die Wendungen die dort vollzogen werden, die Erfolge die dort gefeiert werden, wünscht man sich vielleicht im echten Leben und man denkt zurück an die Schulzeit in der diese Wendungen noch möglich waren. Schulen sind also einerseits Orte der Möglichkeiten andererseits aber auch der Einschränkungen. Filme lassen einen die Einschränkungen für einen Moment  vergessen und können vielleicht sogar zu einer Veränderung  inspirieren. In „Promises and Premises“ wollen wir die fiktiven, motivierenden Reden die oft am Wendepunkt der Handlung eines Films stehen, mit Bildern von Schulen also den Orten wo Leben in Bahnen gelenkt wird unterlegen und zum Nachdenken anregen über Schule, Filme, das Leben, Wirklichkeit, Hoffnung, Möglichkeiten, Veränderungen etc.

Motivational Speech Archive:

http://motivationalspeecharchive.tumblr.com

 

 

 

A. Weertz “SCARED OF GIRLS”

Die Werkreihe SCARED OF GIRLS von Annika Weertz befasst sich mit der Desexualisierung und Entmystifizierung des weiblichen Geschlechts in zwei verschiedenen Stufen.

Die Erste konzentriert sich auf die Gesichter der fotografierten Frauen. Es soll eine neue Perspektive auf das Gesicht geschaffen werden. Dazu wurden normale Portaits geschossen, um diesen im Anschluss ein verzerrtes Portrait gegenüber zu stellen. Das „Schöne“ und „Ansehnliche“ soll weichen.

Die zweite Stufe der Reihe befasst sich mit der weiblichen Brust, die in der westlich geprägten Gesellschaft primär in einem sexuellen Kontext steht. Die Brust, und vor allem die Brustwarzen der Frau, werden in den sozialen Netzwerken zensiert. Wird die weibliche Brust in einem unpassenden Moment entblößt, wirkt sie obszön, vulgär und fehl am Platz. Die sexuelle Assoziation, die die nackte Brust der Frau mit sich bringt, wirkt in unerwünschten Situationen bedrohlich und aufdringlich. Sie ist kein Körperteil wie jedes andere. Sie ist ein Körperteil, dessen Entblößung nur dann erwünscht ist, wenn Lust und Trieb im Vordergrund stehen. Nur dann ist die nackte Brust erwünscht.
Aus der weiblichen Perspektive abstrahiert die Fotografin die weibliche Brust, um sie von der Sexualisierung zu befreien, um zu zeigen, dass die Brust nicht nur Lustobjekt sondern ein normaler Bestandteil des weiblichen Körpers ist, mit dem die Frau machen kann, was sie will.

Annika Weertz

Bilder einer Ausstellung

Sometimes I drew something I didn´t want to finish or lost interest in, so to still somehow finish it I drew a frame around it, a floor below and someone looking at the mess. These drawings became  exhibited paintings within a drawing and these drawings are exhibited. You are looking at your standard double-exhibition.

30.10.2016 – 08.10.2016

 

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