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mit  Leo Hofmann und Benjamin van Bebber; und den Gästen Marianne Schuppe, Jürg Kienberger und Alla Poppersoni.

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Wir hausen jetzt hier. Das heisst: Wir sind für zehn Tage da. Da? Im Cabaret Voltaire, also gleich hier.
Leo Hofmann und Benjamin van Bebber laden drei Künstler*innen ein, um mit ihnen 10 Tage lang zu künstlern und zu sein, Gesetze der Gastlichkeit und der Intimität zu erfinden und zu bespielen. Es kommen: Jürg Kienberger, Marianne Schuppe und Alla Poppersoni

Wir hausen jetzt hier, d.h. wir werden zusammen Kunst, Musik und Kunstmusik machen, Zähne putzen, arbeiten, schlafen, uns und andere kennenlernen, fremdeln und befreunden - und ständig kommen Gäste. Zum Beispiel du? Herzlich willkommen! Fühl dich wie zu hausen.
Vom 11. bis 20.10. sind wir fast immer da und das Cabaret hat fast immer offen - besonders schön wird’s aber zu folgenden Zeiten:

Täglich um 16 Uhr gibt es Tee und eine*r von uns zeigt etwas, teilt etwas oder bringt etwas mit.

Und weil wir drei Gäste haben, gibt es für und oder von jede*m mindestens ein Konzert:
Am Dienstag 15.10. ist Jürg Kienberger Ehrengast, am Freitag 18.10. ist es Alla Poppersoni und am 20.10. Marianne Schuppe.

HAUSEN wird gefördert durch die Stadt Zürich, das Migros-Kulturprozent und die Schweizer Interpretenstiftung SIS

by Cally Spooner (UK)

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«Offshore» is an itinerant performance company and pedagogical structure initiated by Cally Spooner to draft new vocabulary and terms of how to organise, work, and perform together. Arriving from literature, theatre, and a messy, unrequited love affair with philosophy, «Offshore» sits somewhere between a philosophy school for embodied knowledge, an engine, an alibi, a backroom, a rehearsal, and some deliberate, unguaranteed, social plumbing.

Previous presentations include: La Fundición, Bilbao (ES); Playground Festival, Leuven (BE); Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston (UK); NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore (SG); Centre National de la Danse, Paris (FR).

On the occasion of the presentation at Cabaret Voltaire, OFFSHORE will be led by Cally Spooner, Michelangelo Miccolis plus one guest to be announced.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

Entrance fee: CHF 10.- (Cabaret Voltaire Members: free!)

Biography Offshore

Cally Spooner (UK) lives and works in Athens. Her recent solo exhibitions include: “DRAG DRAG SOLO” at CAC Genève, Geneva (2018); And You Were Wonderful, On Stage” at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); “On False Tears and Outsourcing” at The New Museum, New York (2016); and “The Anti-Climax Climax” at Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld, Germany (2015). Her recent live productions have been presented at Tate Modern, London (2014); Tate Britain, London (2014); the High Line, New York (2014); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2013); and Performa 13, New York (2013). Spooner’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum (2015); REDCAT, Los Angeles (2015); Frieze Projects, London (2015); Kunstverein München (2014); Frieze Projects, New York (2014); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2013); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013); and the Serpentine Gallery, London (2012). She is a 2013 recipient of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award and the author of the novel Collapsing in Parts, published by Mousse in 2013.

a performance by Nicola Genovese

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"S.H.T.F. the second chapter" is the last chapter of the S.H.T.F. trilogy -  a series of performances /installations on the topic of apocalyptic manhood.
S.H.T.F. (Shits Hits the Fan) is an acronym deployed by survivalists to describe the end of the world, the big disaster. According to the narratives of white masculinity in crisis, the apocalyptic scenarios are the perfect frame where males can perform traditional masculinity based on physical strength and handy skills. Dreaming about the end of the world allows males to overcome their frustration that are the results of the perception of a threat of the feminisation process of society.

What happened in the other two chapters of the trilogy?
The prologue "Le sauvage" was focused on the parody of the myth of "going back to nature" and on the exoticization and exploitation of poor white males as a source of "authentic" masculinity. The first chapter was a performance/installation about the "preppers" (mostly white middle-class males who prepare themselves for the apocalypse) phenomenon and the disruption of the idealised "macho prepper".

The second chapter will be presented for the first time at Cabaret Voltaire. Though the leitmotiv of this performance is again "white masculinity in crisis", this time, the main character has to deal with a post-apocalyptic scenario that doesn't fit with his expectations.

With: Nicola Genovese
Guest performer: Magda Drozd

Curated by Philipp Cron for the «Theatre of Sound»

by Bendik Giske (NO/DE)

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Der Saxophonist Bendik Giske untersucht Aspekte der Physikalität, Ausdauer und Verletzlichkeit in der Queer Kultur. Seine Performances bestehen aus minimalistischen Repetitionen von Klang und Gesten, welche transzendente Qualitäten im Raum hervorbringen. In dem Giske herkömmliche Angehens- und Spielweisen des Saxophons hinterfragt, erweitert er die Klangpalette seines Instruments. So wird das Publikum von kräftigen Arpeggios langsam zu leisen Passagen übergeleitet, in denen nur seine Atemluft durch das Instrument zu hören ist. Im Cabaret Voltaire spielt Giske ein rein akustisches Set.

Kuratiert von Phil Cron (CH) in der Reihe «Theatre of Sound»

by Dylan Spencer-Davidson (CH)

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Dylan Spencer-Davidson’s performance fuses personal history, choreography and music to explore ideas around self-knowledge, masculinity and vulnerability.

Inspired by J.L. Moreno’s concept of the ‘therapeutic soliloquy’, the performance is centred around an hour-long stream-of-consciousness monologue, in which autobiographical fragments are shared out loud as a means of exploring and processing accumulated experience.

The choreography combines dance with exercises from therapeutic practices such as TRE (Trauma & Tension Release Exercises), a practice believes that humans store trauma in the body’s deep tissue which can be released through inducing involuntary tremors.

As bell hooks writes, ‘to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving.’

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag / To-Do's Day is part of the program Are we bodies? curated by Vlada Maria Tcharyeva (CH)

Biography Dylan Spencer Davidson (US)

lives and works in Berlin and London. In 2012 Spencer graduates in Master of Fine Arts at the Royal College of Art in London after completing his Bachelor in Literature at the University of Cambridge in 2010. His recent performances have been presented at FS, Liverpool (2018); Haus N, Athens (2018); OUTPOST, Norwich (2018), Ashley, Berlin (2017); Evening Class, London (2017); Studio Voltaire, London (2017); V&A, London (2017); Guest Projects, London (2017); Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016). He completed a BA in Modern and Medieval Languages at the University of Cambridge and an MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

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DEBORA DELMAR CORP. is the name Débora Delmar (MX) adopted for the distribution of her artwork in 2009 while attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA. The projects of Debora Delmar Corp. have explored topics such as trending color schemes in branding, corporate merchandising techniques IRL and url, class issues created by producer and consumer relationships, international trading markets, as well as local and mass production; real estate, home decor and commercial interior design as contexts for consumption, business ideology and the circulation of images from high to low culture. The Debora Delmar Corp.'s logo was in fact commandeered by a chain of hospitals in Los Angeles and later tattooed onto the hips of supermodels Cara Delevigne and Jourdan Dunn.

Specially invited actors carry out a performance protocol devised by Débora Delmar, which will unfold over the course of the evening by outsourcing the social relations of Cabaret Voltaire.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag / To-Do's Day is part of the programme It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

Free entrance!

Biography Debora Delmar Corp.

Débora Delmar (MX).

Recent exhibitions include: Museo Universitario del Chopo (solo), Mexico City; BB9 Berlin Biennale 2016, Berlin; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 2015; Modern Art Oxford (solo), 2015.

with Rasmus Bergmann (DK) & Søren Berner (DK)

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Wenn Sie «Nicht Alleine» eintreten, werden Sie Gesellschaft haben. «Nicht Alleine» schafft eine intime Atmosphäre, in der alle als das anerkannt werden, was sie wirklich sind. Alles was wir im Gegenzug wollen ist ein bisschen von Ihnen*.
Sie sind «Nicht Alleine» mit Rasmus Bergmann & Søren Berner.
* Daten werden anonym gespeichert.

If you enter Not Alone you will have company.
Not Alone creates an intimate atmosphere where everyone is recognized for what they really are. All we ask in return is that you give a little bit of yourself*. You are Not Alone with Rasmus Bergmann and Søren Berner.
*Data will be stored anonymously.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag / To-Do's Day is part of the program Not Alone curated by Søren Berner (DK).

Ein Zeichenspiel von Till Velten (DE)

Mit Pfarrer Christoph Sigrist und Sandra Nickl.

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Bloody Mary Bar ab 19:30 Uhr
Vortrag und Gespräch ab 20:00 Uhr

Till Velten im Gespräch mit Pfarrer Christoph Sigrist, Pfarrer am Grossmünster Zürich und Sandra Nickl, Sängerin aus Zürich.

Vortrag Pfarrer Christoph Sigrist: «Oh Himmel, meine Maria! Zwinglis Fahrt mit Maria.»

Eintritt: 20 CHF inkl. Bloody Mary


Mehr zum Zeichenspiel hier.

Video: Studio Velten in Kooperation mit der «Anderen Maria»

Die Andere Maria - Ein Trailer zum Zeichenspiel (Kopie) (Kopie)

by Marcel Zaes (CH)

Setting #21, 11:00 @ non announced place in greater Zürich.
Setting #22, 12:00 @ non announced place in greater Zürich.
Setting #23, 20:00 @ Cabaret Voltaire.

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Eine Serie von «Living Installations» mit je einer flüchtig definierten Bühne im Aussenraum und Performer/innen, die einem vorgegebenen Plan folgend elektronische Geräte mit gratis erhältlichen, klangerzeugenden Apps bespielen.

Marcel Zaes, 2019, Konzeptualisiert in Zusammenarbeit mit Annelie J. Graf und Philipp Cron


Simone Keller
Philip Bartels
Duri Collenberg
Moritz Müllenbach
Lukas Rickli

Setting ist eine Serie von «Living Installations», die ausschliesslich als mediatisierte Dokumente existieren. Marcel Zaes konzeptualisiert damit eine künstlerische Praxis, welche das Flüchtige von Performancekunst, die Dreidimensionalität und Ortsspezifität von Installationskunst, mit der Medialität der aufzeichnenden Kamera verbindet. Das resultierende Oszillieren zwischen der Performativität, verkörpert durch die Performer/innen, und dem Installativen, betont durch die unermüdlich klangproduzierenden elektronischen Objekte, sind die Komponenten die Zaes zum Begriff der «Living Installation» führen. Durch die intrinsische Medialität dieser Arbeit werden jedoch die Begriffe «live» und «installativ» in ihrer konventionellen Bedeutung in Frage gestellt und verschwimmen. Die Darsteller/innen, wie auch die von ihnen getragenen elektronischen Gerätschaften, verschmelzen zu klangerzeugenden Objekten. Übrig bleibt ein einziges lebendes Archiv mit hierarchisch gleichwertigen Konstituenten auf einer Bühne, die irgendwo zwischen dem gefundenen Aussenraum und dem Kamerasucher liegt.

Setting #21 findet am Samstag, 8. Juni 2019 um 11:00 Uhr an einem nicht angekündigten Aussenort im Grossraum Zürich als flüchtige «Living Installation» statt.
Setting #22 findet am Samstag, 8. Juni 2019 um 12:00 Uhr an einem nicht angekündigten Aussenort im Grossraum Zürich als flüchtige «Living Installation» statt.
Setting #23 findet am Samstag, 8. Juni 2019 um 20:00 Uhr im Cabaret Voltaire als flüchtige, mediatisierte Performance statt.

Diese «Fun & Fury!» Performance ist Teil des Theatre of Sound, kuratiert von Philipp Cron (CH)

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Marcel Zaes, 2019, conceptualized in collaboration with Annelie J. Graf and Philipp Cron


Simone Keller
Philip Bartels
Duri Collenberg
Moritz Müllenbach
Lukas Rickli

A series of «Living Installations» with each a loosely defined stage area in the open and performers who play electronic instruments on free, sound producing applications following a predefined plan.

With the term «living installations», Marcel Zaes aims to conceptualize a novel form of artistic practice within the visual arts which transgresses the boundaries of sound art, classical composition, performance and installation art. Zaes uses the concept to describe those of his works that blend the ephemeral character of sound art with the three-dimensionality and site-specificity of installation art. The resulting oscillation between the performative, as embodied by the performers employed, and between the installative, represented by the various objects placed in the scene, is what constitutes the «living» and the «installation» elements of this new genre. In merging objects and human performers into plain sound-producing elements, both components are transformed into living sculptures; hierarchically equivalent constituents of a single, living space.

Setting #21 takes place as a cursory «Living Installation» on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 11:00 at a not announced location in the greater Zurich area.

Setting #22 takes place as a cursory «Living Installation» on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 12:00 at a not announced location in the greater Zurich area.

Setting #23 takes place as a cursory, mediatized performance on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 20:00 at Cabaret Voltaire.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance is part of the program Theatre of Sound curated by Philipp Cron (CH)

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by Galerie (INT)

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With works by Krõõt Juurak, Valentina Desideri, Jennifer Lacey, Audrey Cottin, Jonathan Burrows and Jan Ritsema.

GALERIE is an immaterial art gallery dealing exclusively with immaterial artworks. Galerie represents artistic practices that mainly manifest through performative formats. The mission of Galerie is to support and promote immaterial objecthood: works that cannot be reduced to material objects nor the documentation of an action. Galerie circulates artworks by representing them as well as offering them for sale. In collaboration with the artists, economical formats and “representations” are tailored to each artwork, offering unique opportunities for the artwork to extend and disseminate on its own terms.

Group Show is an exhibition of immaterial artworks in the format of a performance.The artworks span over a wide range of media like dance, therapy, poetry, conflict and others.All of which could fit into the category of what we call immaterial artworks.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag / To-Do's Day is part of the program It Takes All The Fucking Time curated by Michelangelo Miccolis (IT).


Biography Galerie (INT)

Simon Asencio (FR) is a visual artist, choreographer and performer. His work has been presented at venues such as De Appel arts centre Amsterdam, Independent Brussels, CAB-Contemporary Arts - Brussels, La BF15 - Lyon and Live Works - Dro, Italy. He has performed extensively on projects by Mårten Spångberg, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy and Dora García.

Adriano Wilfert Jensen (DK) works with dance and related practices. In collaboration with Emma Daniel, Linda Blomqvist and Anna Gaiotti he is since 2014 organizing Indigo Dance Festival, an artist run festival experimenting with formats of display, transmission and production of dance. Furthermore he is regularly touring with his own work as well as performing in the works of other artists such as Mårten Spångberg, Anne Imhof and Dora García.