Performances

Kuratorin: Vlada Maria Tcharyeva (CH)

«Sausages», by Philipp Reeves (UK), curated by Vlada Maria Tcharyeva, 12.02.2019
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After finishing her MA in 'Art & Politics' at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2011, Tcharyeva worked as Assistant Curator at Vitrine, London (UK), where she curated group exhibitions with work by Athena Papadopoulos, Nicholas Brooks, Samara Scott, Phillip Reeves and many more. Her most recent project was a site-specific two-person installation with Adam Hines-Green and JJ Lincoln at the Maygrove Arches for the ArtLicks weekend in October 2018. For the last three years, Tcharyeva has developed a deep interest into human bodies and physical vigour, which intersects with her activity as yoga instructor and art technician across various sites and institutions in London. Tcharyeva also runs a female-dominated technician group called “Space Babes” and is a singing member of ‘f*choir’, which is musically directed by performance artist Jenny Moore. ‘f*choir’ is a collective, intersectional feminist choirthat considers the voice as a way of creating resistance and the body as a living archive of the songs they sing. For 2019, Tcharyeva will be curating a program centred around the human body which she raises as the open question ‘Are we bodies?’ wihtin the premises of Cabaret Voltaire.

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Dismantled by gender questions and defeated by commercialism, contemporary art’s urgency to reinvent the human body has come to a vivid point. Retrospectively speaking, a variety of absorptions regarding human physique have influenced, if not driven the critical transitions of art-historical periods. The aim of «Are we bodies?» is to foster these periods with performances that are appropriated to the time we’re living in now.

An essential aspect of the program is to keep the curatorial direction as an open question rather than compartments which attempt to define the various categories of the human body in performance art. In the tradition of experiment and improvisation, the program includes contributions that unfold new realities of performative gestures, perhaps deepening earlier raised ideas into a new gaze or form.

As figure and expression have shooked hands with each other as subject matter in the ancient period, so have artists with the usage of the human body in modern and more recent works. Drugged perhaps, by a slightly more rebellious approach, the Avantgarde pioneers in the 19th century have started to use their bodies as an autonomous way to «combat all historical reconstructions and traditional stage sets» as stated in Pratella’s manifesto of futurism musicians. What’s more is that Ball’s dada manifesto intersects poetry and language with quite a literal anatomy of terms: «Words emerge, shoulders of words, legs, arms, hands of words. Au, oi, uh.». This statement connects «Are we bodies?» to the historical significance of the hosting institution Cabaret Voltaire.

The intersection of language and body will be a first subsequence of the question, presenting performances that elaborate the status of the human body within the peripheries of linguistic play. Take Sophie Jung’s interplay with poetry, objects and costumes. Her associative word chains are running and dancing, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving her body. It’s as if each object and its according articulation, produces a new layer of physical embodiment, which Sophie weaves into a lingual anatomy of her own.

A second notion within «Are we bodies?» is to raise questions about political agency, gender normativity and race. By critically spinning the so-called «ghost» of the Avante Garde away from the white «bad boy» image of the male-dominated Avante Garde, the aim is to move towards a more transgressive and feminine orientation. A major influence is the American civil rights movement and second wave feminism, considering the body as essentially political. It is in this sense that the practice of political and physical collapse is driving Libita Clayton forward. Sites are responded to physically: walls are wormholes with feelings, bodies map as what Clayton refers to as «historically-bumpy» landscapes, considering performance as a means of resistance to dominant and linear narratives that have to be reconsidered and socially authenticated.

Lastly, and as the third section, the focus in «Are we bodies?» aims to expose ideas entailing anatomical elaborations of the human body and the embodiment of objects in human bodies, in a way that there is a sense of detail or accuracy in their presentation. Although this is not limited to performances that have resemblances with medical studies, it is worth pointing at Adam Hines-Green’s performance «A Digestive Tract», an interactive performance delivered in the former science classroom of a disused school building in the village of Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria in 2017. This charted a journey through the anatomy of the digestive tract from mouth to anus using found props, furniture, and the surrounding architecture. A reenactment or continuation of the same performance will be held at Cabaret Voltaire.

In closing, «Are we bodies?» will present a series of performances examining linguistic elements, gender-criticism, the political, human anatomy and physical embodiment in contemporary performance art.

by Adam Hines-Green (UK)

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The performance will be a continuation of themes explored in A Digestive Tract (2017), an interactive performance delivered in the former science classroom of a disused school building in the village of Gorna Lipnitsa, Bulgaria. This charted a journey through the anatomy of the digestive tract from mouth to anus using found props, furniture, and the architecture of the classroom. X-rays of a variety of pathological conditions preventing progress through the digestive tract were also discussed. Photographs found in the school depicting military and industrial exercises in Bulgaria from the 60s and 70s were included on the walls but never explicitly discussed. The artist exits through the anus/first floor window to conclude the piece.

The performance at Cabaret Voltaire will utilise some of the familiar tropes of this performance, including anatomical references and medical science demonstrated through found objects in the building and the architecture of the room, as well as movement of the artist and viewer through the space. The found objects and architecture will serve as uncanny models of unconscious biological processes, as the biological processes serve as uncanny models of wider social and political concerns. The performance in Bulgaria used the space of the classroom to explore the possibility of a biology lesson on the digestive system signifying a cultural conception of personal and social ‘progress’, and the performance at Cabaret Voltaire will operate in a similar fashion.

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

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

Biography Adam Hines-Green (UK)

is an artist and writer based in London. He graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Sculpture in 2018, and has degrees in Medicine from University College London and Medical Sciences and History of Art from the University of Cambridge. Recent exhibitions and performances include Meantime, Kilburn Arches, London; The Sky Has No Surface, Berwick Fringe, Berwick-upon-Tweed; Too Much Information, Seventeen Gallery, London; On Describing Surface Features, Filet, London; Situation 3, 26b, London; Critical Cartographies, Filet, London (all 2018). His writing has been awarded the Michael O’Pray Prize 2018 and was published by Art Monthly, and he was recently shortlisted for the International Awards for Art Criticism and the Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize.

with Dylan Spencer-Davidson (US)

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Spencer-Davidson will develop a site specific performance, working with performance, music and video. His practice is concerned with the mediation of affect, desire and embodiment in interpersonal communication. His performances are the result of research processes into psychological and physical therapies. In Spencer-Davidson's work, physical movement is used as a strategy to bypass the conscious, ever-rationalising mind, and access embodied vocabularies that productively challenge the dominant doctrines of our time.

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

Image: Dylan Spencer Davidson: «I don't feel safe to tell you», Performance at Haus N, Athens, 2018.

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.

with Sophie Jung (CH)

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Sophie Jung performances are interplays between poetry, objects and costumes. Her associative word chains are running and dancing, ebbing and flowing, entering and leaving her body. It’s as if each object and its according articulation, produces a new layer of physical embodiment, which Sophie weaves into a lingual anatomy of her own.

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

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

Image: Sophie Jung; Blain-Southern, 2018; Source: artviewer

Biography Sophie Jung (CH)

lives and works in London) received her BFA from the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam and her MFA from Goldsmiths, London. Recent projects and exhibitions include Äppärät at Ballroom Marfa, Eh, co? Nah cis. Us! at Kunsthalle Basel for Jungs, Hier Kommt der Masterplan, Uncanny Valley at Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge, UK, Tarantallegra at Hester, NY as well as Unmittelbare Konsequenzen at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. She is currently working on a body of sculpture & performance for her upcoming solo exhibition at Kunstraum London as well as finishing a new piece of writing for The White Review. In 2015 Sophie has spent 6 months in New York at ISCP, courtesy of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg and in 2016 she won the Swiss Art Award. Recent solo shows include The Bigger Sleep (Manor Kunstpreis) at The museum of contemporay art in Basel (CH) in November 2018, as well as Come Fresh Hell or Fresh High Water, Blain Southern, London, UK and It's Not What It Looks Like, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, AT and Producing My Credentials, Kunstraum London, UK in 2017.

with Libita Clayton (UK)

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The practice of political and physical collapse is driving Libita Clayton forward. Sites are responded to physically: walls are wormholes with feelings, bodies map as what Clayton refers to as «historically-bumpy» landscapes, considering performance as a means of resistance to dominant and linear narratives that have to be reconsidered and socially authenticated.

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

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

Image: Libita Clayton: «I’m not my. My…..my injuries are healed now, but I still don’t remember things.»; Fledgling, Octavia. E. Butler, 2005, 2018.

Biography Libita Clayton (UK)

is a UK based artist. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Print & Digital Media from Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London in 2009. Recent exhibitions and performances include: This is the Gallery , the Gallery is Many Things X, Eastside Projects, Birmingham; 4717, RCA/LUX, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London; Memento Mori, Kalashnikovv 3.0, Johannesburg, (2018); DEBUNK, Arnolfini, Bristol; Going Along Without a Body, Iklectik, London; History Lessons: Fluid Records, South London Gallery, Iniva, London; Lexis Over Land – Towards a Feminist Geography, Tremenheere Sculpture Gallery, Cornwall; Diaspora Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale; (all 2017); Gal-Dem WOC friday late, Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Beyond words, Book Works, Central Library, Hull; and Hard Copy, Home.alone, Clermont – Ferrand (all 2016).

Kurator: Michelangelo Miccolis (IT)

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Michelangelo Miccolis is a visual arts performer and producer. Since 2005 he has worked internationally on projects by renowned artists including: Tino Sehgal, Venice Biennale (2005), Fondazione Trussardi, Milan (2008), Tate Modern, London (2012), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), Volksbühne Berlin (2017); Romeo Castellucci / Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, on tour (2007-2009); Dora García, Venice Biennale (2011 and 2015), Museo Reina Sofia (2018); Christodoulos Panayiotou, Venice Biennale and IUAV University (both 2015) and Cally Spooner, CAC Géneve (2018).

Since 2017 he is the performance programmer of «Immaterial» at Material Art Fair in Mexico City, as well as guest-curator at Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich.

Current and upcoming projects include: The Army of Love, in collaboration with Ingo Niermann and Dora García (ongoing); OFFSHORE in collaboration with Cally Spooner (ongoing), «Immaterial Vol. 3», Material Art Fair, Mexico City, 7 - 10 February, 2019.

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«Maintenance is a drag; it takes all the fucking time (lit.)» writes Mierle Laderman Ukeles in her 1969 Manifesto for Maintenance Art.

Looking at this timeless statement by Ukeles as a reminder for a modus operandi in a troubled present, «It Takes All the Fucking Time» brings together a selection of proposals by writers, visual artists, dance and theatre-makers alike, who work either individually or collaboratively in generating new platforms for knowledge exchange, as well as alternative models for the circulation and distribution of different practices.

This new series invites projects led by figures who perform under a stage name,a business model, a trademark, a temporary formation, or simply by working in the company of others per sé.

by Jamila Johnson-Small (UK)

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«Last Yearz Interesting Negro» is the name used by Jamila Johnson-Small, whose work considers the immediacy of the gaze and puts forward the idea that looking creates meaning. They focus on steering or directing this gaze, rather than evading it and their interest in grappling with an invasive gaze can be traced back to the intense scrutiny that dancers’ bodies are placed under during formal training. Arms, hips and legs. The back arched and the torsos twisted. This fetish of the body, a scopophilic pleasure in looking at how impressively a dancer moves, is mapped onto the social constructs that dictate how each body moves through the world. Johnson-Small navigates the overlap between cultural signifiers and what a specific body, on a musculoskeletal level, is prepared to do and questions what effect it has on how the body moves.

Johnson-Small’s alias – Last Yearz Interesting Negro – is a sarcastic reprise of a scene in Julian Schnabel’s biopic Basquiat (1996) that reflects on the tendency for white cultural workers’ (gallerists, curators, critics) to display fleeting excitement over a particular black artist, only to lose that interest in place of the next hot trend. The alias reflects on being gazed upon, too, if not for more than a moment.

On the occasion of the presentation at Cabaret Voltaire, Jamila Jonhson-Small will stage a site-specific intervention.

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!)

Image: Last Yearz Interesting Negro / Jamila Johnson-Small, I ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere, 2016.

 

Biography Last Years Interesting Negro

Jamila Johnson-Small (UK)

Trained in Contemporary Dance and working with choreography, video, sound and sculpture, Jamila Johnson Small (London, UK) is interested in building atmospheric landscapes through the live unfolding of the tensions between things that produce meaning. Of Caribbean descent, born and based in London she has formed long term collaborations with other artists including Project O with Alexandrina Hemsley, immigrants and animals with Mira Kautto. More recently she performs in work by Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, collaborates with Rowdy SS, runs HOTLINE with Sara Sassanelli, and GUSH with David Panos, a semi-regular low-key DIY event.

by Galerie (INT)

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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.

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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.

On the occasion of the presentation at Cabaret Voltaire, Débora Delmar will stage a site-specific intervention.

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)

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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.

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 multi-disciplinary project initiated by writer Ingo Niermann.

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As the «Army Of Love» proclaims, «…romantic love is saturated with commoditization. The socialistic premise behind «free love» crumbles when desiring competition gets in the way, and in the age of hook-up apps, the possibility of free sex represents the liberalization, not the liberation, of love.»

They point out a missing link in Marxist analysis: even in a society where there is access to basic needs, commodities, and structures, attractiveness is not distributed equally, «leaving out those considered to be old, ugly or unsuccessful.» The practitioners of the Army offer all-encompassing love - one that includes care, desire, sex, and respect absent of maudlin emotions yet full of gratitude - to all those who need it.

Army of Love is a multi-disciplinary project initiated by writer Ingo Niermann in collaboration with invited guests.

Previous presentations include: Wiesbaden Biennale, MACBA, Barcelona, CASCO Utrecht, LA CASA ENCENDIDA, Madrid.

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 Army Of Love

Ingo Niermann (DE) is a writer and the editor of the speculative book series Solution. His work has been featured at Berlin Biennale, Istanbul Biennale, dOCUMENTA (13), La Biennale di Venezia, MACBA and MoMA. Niermann studied Philosophy and Sociology at Freie Universitat Berlin and is currently living in Basel.

Kurator: Philipp Cron

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Philipp Cron (*1989, CH)
curates and organizes «Theatre Of Sound» in Cabaret Voltaire since 2017. His program at Cabaret Voltaire emphasizes the different forms of electronic music, the approach of composition and its performative settings. He works as a project manager at Casino Berne and is Co-Curator of the Apples and Olives Festival with Nik Baertsch, Etienne Aebelin and Judd Greenstein. He composes music in the electronica duo «us & sparkles». Cron holds a Bachelors degree in Media Arts from the Zurich University of the Arts.

Philipp Cron (*1989, CH)
ist in Zürich geboren. Er hat an der Berner Kunsthochschule «Musik und Medienkunst» studiert und schloss sein Studium an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ab. Er kuratiert die Serie «Theatre Of Sound» für das Performance Programm «Fun & Fury» im Cabaret Voltaire. Das breit angelegte Programm stellt die unterschiedlichen Formen der elektronischen Musik sowie die unkonventionelle Herangehensweisen und den performativen Umgang mit Klang in den Vordergrund. Er arbeitet zudem als Projektleiter und Kurator im Casino Bern und als Co-Kurator des Neo-Klassischen Apples and Olives Festival zusammen mit Nik Bärtsch, Etienne Aebelin und Judd Greenstein. Im Electronica Duo «us & sparkles» ist er als Komponist und Performer tätig.

 

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«Theatre Of Sound» is a sound-performance series curated by Philipp Cron for Cabaret Voltaire. «Theatre Of Sound» explores the area between composition and performance art. How should music be composed, performed and consumed today? How does the correlation between body, instrument, room and audience sound?

«Theatre Of Sound» ist eine Musik-Peformance Serie im Cabaret Voltaire, kuratiert von Philipp Cron. «Theatre Of Sound» untersucht das künstlerische Feld zwischen Komposition und Performance Kunst. Wie wird Musik heute komponiert, aufgeführt und konsumiert? Wie klingt die Wechselbeziehung zwischen Körper, Instrument, Raum und Publikum?

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, 21:00 @ 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

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 21:00 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

A series of «Living Installations» mit je einer cursory defined stage in the  definierten Bühne im outside space and performers following a given plan  playing electronically devices with free available sound producing apps.

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 Uhr 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 Uhr at a not announced location in the greater Zurich area.

Setting #23 takes place as a cursory, medicalized performance on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at 21:00 Uhr 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 Philip Glass (USA)

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Durational Performance based on the original score for «Einstein On The Beach» (1976) by Philip Glass.

«1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, –, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, –, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8....»

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag / To-Do's Day is part of the program Theatre of Sound curated by Philipp Cron (CH).

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The Residency is a temporary artist residency in the old town of Zurich. It runs from January until March 2019. During this time the selected artists will have space and time to concentrate on their works. In the end of March there will be a closing show in all the rooms of the large house. The performance slot of the 8th of October 2019 is reserved for one of the artists from «The Residency», whose work will be selected for Cabaret Voltaire.

More details will follow shortly before the «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program Theatre of Sound curated by Philipp Cron (CH)

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

by Philipp Cron (CH)

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Shift of emphasis, from object to subject, from external artwork to embodied experience.

This «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day is part of the program Theatre of Sound curated by Philipp Cron (CH)

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

Kurator & Co-Künstler: Søren Berner

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Søren Berner (DK) works on the interface of performance, visual art and artistic intervention. His participatory approach allows for a crossing of boundaries between institutions, exhibition spaces and public spaces where the visitors becomes his complicities. The conditions under which his performances and co-operations are brought to life  together with the possible knowledge production generated as a result, seems to be constantly and critically evaluated and questioned - this in return often results in new works. Søren's works has been shown a. o. at the Istanbul Biennale; MAK - Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna; Kunsthaus Zürich; Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen; Helmhaus Zürich; Gerschwin, New York; Burningman, Nevada.

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In Autumn 2017 I invited four artists to develop a performance on four separate evenings at Cabaret Voltaire - hence the name; Performance 4 Evenings. For this series I proposed a dogma to the invited artists: The Curator must be integrated. I hereby attempted to highlight my own role in producing and developing the projects. Though labeled as a curator, I do not consider it my role to develop exhibition-concepts that artists may or should try to relate to. I rather see my role as conflicting one that constantly has to be re- thought and renegotiated.

The performances are shown on one specific evening and there is a lot of effort and preparation put in to these four evenings prior to the performance.
I came to realize that the relationship and new ideas evolving from the continuous correspondence with the invited artists prior to the performances was far more important to me than the actual execution of the performances.

For this reason the co-creation evolving from the correspondences with the invited artists during the preparation period, will have a more central part in the new series. To make this work, I will try to create a conversation environment that facilitates and makes space for new ideas to develop during the preparations. The format is open, the rules are few.

Itʼs all about creating something new.

with Mercedes Azpilicueta (AR) & Søren Berner (DK)

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Over the coming months Mercedes Azpilicueta will be working with Søren Berner to produce a work created specifically for Cabaret Voltaire.

More details will follow shortly before the «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day.

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

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

Biography Mercedes Azpilicueta (AR)

In March 2017 Mercedes started The Take Over where she swaps her position as an Artist, with Jacco van Uden, head of the Change Management Research Group at The Hague University of Applied Sciences during a period of one month. The idea of the project seems simple, yet the very complexity of the impact, which is now being subject to further research by philosophers, art historians and critics, could take many years of study to grasp but a fraction of.

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

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Over the coming months Rasmus Bergmann will be working with Søren Berner to produce a work created specifically for Cabaret Voltaire.

More details will follow shortly before The Lange Nacht der Zürcher Museen Performance Night.

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

mit Samina Bazai (DK) & Søren Berner (DK)

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Over the coming months Samina Bazai will be working with Søren Berner to produce a work created specifically for Cabaret Voltaire

More details will follow shortly before the «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day.

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

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

Biography Samina Bazai (DK)

works on Inheritance. Attan is the latest work, which is a part of Inheritance. Attan is a traditional and ceremonial Pashtun dance. The circular dance builds up slowly, gradually gaining momentum until the dancer collapses from pure exhaustion.

Inheritance is a very personal work evolving from the loss of parts of her family and it keeps developing by the new works being added.

Christian Ratti (CH) & Søren Berner (DK)

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Over the coming months Christian Ratti will be working with Søren Berner to produce a work created specifically for Cabaret Voltaire

More details will follow shortly before the «Fun & Fury!» Performance Dienst-Tag/To-Do's Day.

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

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

Biographie Christian Ratti (CH)

aufgewachsen in Chur, Lehre als Goldschmied bei Konrad Schmid in Chur, an Stelle oder vor eines geplanten Architekturstudiums an der ETH, 2001 Studium Bildende Kunst in Zürich mit Diplom als Turmführer, nachfolgend rascher Aufstieg zum Kamindirektor. (Dabei erste Kollaborationen mit dem Vizedirektor > So:ren Berner)

Interesse an Natur- und Kulturerbe, insbesondere Industriekultur. Mitbegründer des Verein Dolologie und des Büro für Wildtierarchitektur; dabei stets komisch ernst bleibend, ganz im Geiste der Spaziergangswissenschaft. Neben geselligen Spaziergängen hin und wieder auch Ausstellungen und Wettbewerbe; mehrheitlich in der Schweiz.

Christian Ratti ist voraussichtlich bald Teil der SAMMLUNG BUSER. Ratti ist auch selbst ebenfalls Sammler internationaler Garderobenmarken aller Kultursparten. Seine Sammeltätigkeit begann anlässlich der Ausstellung
„Was macht die Kunst – Ankäufe der Stadt Zürich 2001 – 2006“ im Helmhaus Zürich. Noch sucht die Sammlung ein Zuhause (eine Institution mit Garderobe).

Publikationen: Das Pfeilkabinett, Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2016