Do we build an identity onto our bodies like a hermit crab builds a shell or do our bodies -and other bodies- force an identity onto us? Where do our bodies stop and start? How do the body’s physical states influence psychological processes? When did the body learn the words to call itself, and can we find new ones? What do we hear if we listen to our meat speak?
COVEN BERLIN’s next project focuses on the world of flesh and blood.
Privileged bodies, heterosexual bodies, sick bodies, queer bodies, endangered bodies, young bodies, colonized bodies, conforming bodies, othered bodies.
Join Meatspace, a queer feminist artistic approach to the visibility, representation and performance of different bodies focusing on the legibility and intersection of identities, persisting narratives surrounding safety, and the physical experiences of those who cannot afford to believe that they are just bodies.
Meatspace will present the work of artists of various disciplines in the form of talks, performances, and visual art with a common focus on the physical realities of the body. The event will take place 12th-13th November 2016 at The Impossible Project Lab (Potsdamer Str. 87, Berlin, Germany).
WITH ARTWORKS BY
READ WHAT YOU WANT
Zoe Claire Miller
Supported by The Impossible Project Berlin
Saturday, 12th November 2016 (17:00-23:30)
17:00 // OPENING
VEGAN HOTDOGS provided by ZuccKollektiv
18:30 // GUESTING
Performance by Xenia Taniko Dwertmann
Let me say this is a situation. Let me say this makes a situation. Let me say I’m a situation. Let me say you’re in a situation. Let me say we are in a situation, a situation. Let me say this is a situation of relation. Let me say this situation is made by our relation. Let me say this is a momentary situation.
19:00 // MARK ALL READ: THE PUBLIC THEATRE OF MY FACEBOOK MESSAGES
Play Reading by Frances Breden
Performed by Francesca Lisette, Sorrelle McGill, Julian Kirsten Arni, Frances Breden
The artist reads out excerpts from her Facebook conversations from the past decade, formatted as a script for a play.
19:30 // DISJECTA MEMBRA : A READING OF VISCERAL TEXTS
by Esther Nelke
20:00 // TATTOOS BY GIRLS THAT POKE
Girls That Poke will be tattooing in honor of the ones we’ve lost and the ones to blame.
21:30 // POROUS
Movement/performance art by Claudia Rodriguez, Lusi Ajonjoli, India Mansour, and Harley Aussoleil – a group of scientists, witches and dancers researching how the body carries messages and code and it passes through its environment.
22:00 // MUSIC FOR CALM LIVING
Sound performance by Red Monky with electronics and keyboards
22:30 // DJ SET
By Jessica Polar
Sunday, 13th November 2016 (13:00-23:00)
13:00 // BODY PAINTING WORKSHOP
Hosted by Adriatica BodyArt
Inspired by avantgarde, cyberpunk, movies, alien aesthetics and futuristic looks this workshop will take it a step further and paint our body. Understanding the body as an artistic medium, we will explore the magic of metamorphosis and dare to become what we imagine. Be wild, be creative, be yourself. You will be provided with colors, brushes, sponges and props so you can go crazy and create your own look.
15:00 // PIXELS: COLLAGE WORKSHOP
By Natalia González
Reality is made out of pre-made blocks. Out of them, make something that is your own. Join this workshop curated by the Spanish artist Natalia Gonzalez. We provide the bits and pieces, as well as the space to breathe and be inspired.
18:00 // WOMEN IN EXILE TALK
Presented by Solange from Women in Exile e.V.
Solange will speak about the daily reality of living as a refugee, and more specifically an African woman seeking asylum. She will present footage from refugee shelters in Germany, briefly discuss asylum law, and the dangers of living in a body that is policed for the borders it has transgressed.
19:00 // OPEN DISCUSSION: SCREENS OF SURVEILLANCE
Hosted by READ WHAT YOU WANT, an open-discussion on and critique of excessive force, the history of cops, and the intersections between body, property and law enforcement. Our driving questions are – When is your body in the way of the Law? When does the Law see your body in the way? We invite you to share texts, opinions and personal experiences. The discussion will be accompanied by the video “O v e r R e a c h”.
20:30 // GUIDED VISUALIZATION
Interactive performance by Sadie Lune
GUIDED VISUALIZATION takes the audience through a visualization that requires them to find a comfortable position, and to simply close their eyes and follow Sadie Lune’s voice.
22:00 // CHEW, SUCK, SWALLOW, FUCK, DIE
Performance by Zinzi Buchanan, Winnie Ho (Superhova), and Thomas Anthony Owen
It’s not clear why they do this, but it is pleasurable.