This month you will get all im/possible answers to the question above, and anything you can think of related to it. The art spaces of Berlin are making sure to confuse you by twisting the familiar definitions and providing new and unique art experiences instead. It is festival after all, so be sure that the following events are going to be truly worth a visit.
18.45 Yoga in ST. AGNES @ König Galerie
WHY: König Galerie presents „Yoga in ST. AGNES“, a new weekly Yoga class taking place every Wednesday evening at the gallery in ST. AGNES church, led by Eva Kaczor. Eva teaches a powerful Yoga Flow that she studied in NYC, Bali, Berlin, and Mexico. It works with dynamic movements as well as strength building elements, precise anatomical alignment, and ancient breathing techniques from the Yogis in the Himalayas. Her classes are accompanied by music ranging from Electro to Mantra.
König Galerie / Alexandrinenstr. 118 - 121, 10969 Berlin, U Prinzenstr. / more info
19.00 What the F*ck is a Project Space? @ General Public
WHY: Seventy project spaces applied to take part in this year’s Project Space Festival Berlin; thirty have been invited to attend. But how are the other forty dealing with being left out? Don’t such inclusion/exclusion scenarios bear a worrying resemblance to the elitist selection procedures for art fairs? Or is the unbridled professionalization of a young generation of artists and curators causing the project space to drift increasingly into the orbit of galleries and institutions in any case? These and many other questions will be addressed. The invited participants will explain their positions, after which the panel will be opened up into a roundtable discussion.
General Public / Schönhauser Allee 167c, 10435 Berlin, U Senefelder Platz / free entry / more info
18.00 NOTE ON FilmKlub with Lerato Shadi @ Wiensowski & Harbord Bunker
WHY: Together with artist Lerato Shadi, NOTE ON reactivates its FilmKlub established in 2013. The current FilmKlub host Lerato Shadi engages in decolonial and feminist explorations of the present through performance, installation, video and sound. Her choice for the FilmKlub is the collaborative, cinema-direct documentary "Jeppe on a Friday", shot by a team of women directors. Through the portrayal of five men and their ambitions, desires, and struggles to survive over the course of a Friday, the film reflects on how community is constructed and the current developments of gentrification in Jeppestown, one of the oldest Johannesburg suburbs.
Wiensowski & Harbord Bunker / Lützowstr. 32, 10785 Berlin, U Kurfürstenstr. / free entry / more info
15.00 A Soft Tragedy @ Landwehrkanal
WHY: ‘A Soft Tragedy’ is conceived as a 'navigable plot' taking place along the Landwehrkanal which presents a raft journey narrated by a collective voice of writings, interventions, and artworks. Revisiting the first part of Homer’s Odyssey, the Telemachiad, the narrative aims to reformulate a foundational myth through the removal of the central hero and the addition of an overall premise of 'gelification' as it metaphorically applies to the contemporary condition.
Meeting at Kiehlufer, under the S-Bahn tracks along the Landwehrkanal / more info
21.00 Lichtspiele: Bullen @ SOX
WHY: SOX uses the unusual one-shot format of the festival to realize a film screening in its backyard. Under the title ‘Bulls,’ a selection of films will be projected in an improvised outdoor cinema setting. In the space itself (a show-case that is 225cm high, 300cm long and 60cm deep) an exhibition of Björn Braun will be on display.
SOX / Oranienstr. 175, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / fre entry / more info
19.00 Climax @ Erratum
WHY: ‘CLIMAX’ is one evening of performances and readings. The artists involved address and discuss the possible societal consequences, fears and future realities that might emanate from the impending changes to the global climate. The intervention ‘5 Days of Future’ envelopes the gallery space, and while making a quiet, grave statement, it also affects the performances.
Erratum / Böckhstr. 40, 10967 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / free entry / more info
18.00 Dominika Trapp – Dazed and Orthorexic @ ZÖNOTÉKA
WHY: The room installation „Dazed and Orthorexic“ by Dominika Trapp depicts the struggle for self-therapy and stability that are each achieved by means of strict, calculated control over everyday nourishment. Trapped in a bubble of paradoxes, what was considered healthy bears a deathly disease, the appetite for purity turns into a paranoid anxiety. The resulting obsession and distorted self-image spreads over the entire environment, covering the sheets and wallpaper.
ZÖNOTÉKA / Hobrechtstr. 54, 12047 Berlin, U Schonleinstr. / free entry / more info
18.00 Im Nebel @ LAGE EGAL
WHY: The space is first filled with thick fog. While the fog dissipates, the artist Ivan Liovik Ebel reads a text about the passage from emptiness to space, and about the stages that constitute the appearance of spatial dimensions: point, plane and shape in space. Slowly, the appearance of a first, and later second dimension is described to the audience, at the end of the performance the audience finds themselves in the room again. The passage between the different dimensions is a very quiet experience, a process that makes the intermediate stages almost visible. Performances take place at 18 & 20h.
LAGE EGAL / Danzigerstr. 145, 10407 Berlin, S Greifswalder Str. / free entry / more info
16.00 WORTFELDSALAT oder Wie man einen Sternenhimmel dichtet @ Institut für Alles Mögliche
WHY: Institut für Pataphysik and Institut für Alles Mögliche type and add stars to the northern night sky - live and analog. For the entire weekend there will be typewriters and stamps available at the Abteilung für Alles Andere. Also there will be potato stamps from which we will make some kind of big primordial soup out of on Sunday night. Everybody is welcome to come by and include individual stars into the great context.
Institut für Alles Mögliche / Ackerstraße 18, 10115 Berlin, U Rosenthaler Platz / free entry / more info
18.00 The Deadline for Submission Has Passed @ District
WHY: District launches a new cycle of evenings dedicated to artists who unsuccessfully applied for the Studio Grant Program for Women Artists. The first Evening for two works on stage and unbridled speculations will see the participation of Kate Guelke & Aoife McAtamney and Line Skywalker Karlström. The program opens a space for discussion related to the translation of artistic imagination and practice into fundable language, to labour conditions in the digital age or power structures re-enacted by those in the position to select.
District / Bessemerstr. 2-14, 12103 Berlin, U Alt-Tempelhof / free entry / more info