Within the framework of the Project Space Festival Berlin, District is pleased to present the opening of Laura McLardy's installation Line of Least Resistance in the ArtAndArchitecture series as well as a performance, music and video programme by artist ensemble Boring Drug and Zorka Wollny.
6pm - opening
ArtAndArchitecture: Line of Least Resistance by Laura McLardy
With Laura McLardy’s Line of Least Resistance, District presents the eighth project of its ArtAndArchitecture series at NEXT, a building by architect Jürgen Sawade from 1994, which is now part of the Malzfabrik ensemble:
a crack, a line, a negative sculpture, a splintering imprint, a tremor stretching across the six levels of the office building. Alongside the fissure of the staircase wall, a landscape of difference, a trace of motion, unraveling the solid structural shell, opens up subcutaneously.
On occasion of the opening of Line of Least Resistance, an accompanying script will be published, documenting the choreography of ascent and descent along the rift, by Elisa Ricci, Frey Faust, Holger Hartung and Francesca Pedullá.
8pm – concert / performances
Avantgarde of Almost Complete Blindness by Boring Drug
The spiritistic seance Avantgarde of Almost Complete Blindness, curated by the artist ensemble Boring Drug starts with a performance by experimental musician Sebastian Buczek and his alter ego Jan G. Lee. Sebastian Buczek who also runs the alternative record label altanova creates eroding sounds with ephemeral materials like wax, platic, glass and chocolate.
The second act of Avantgarde of Almost Complete Blindness is a concert by the Boring Drug collective. Based on Justyna Wąsiks "Songs from Gotland" the band flirts with bygone music genres like Krautrock, spacesynth, new age and art rock in their mix of synthesizer, percussion and theremin sounds. Special guest is Bob, a puppet representing the American artist Robert Smithson (1938-1973).
In their concerts Boring Drug relate to the mythology of avantgardes of the 20th century; for example they have improvised Robert Smithson's essay "A Tour of the Monuments of Passaic" (1972).
10pm – video screening
RESONANCE ASSEMBLY by Zorka Wollny and Małgorzata Mazur
Starting at 10pm, Zorka Wollny's film that has been created in cooperation with Małgorzata Mazur, documenting her performance RESONANCE ASSEMBLY. Composition for factory will be screened. Therein she interacts with the former factory area of the Malzfabrik in Tempelhof-Schöneberg and its relicts of machinery as resonant bodies for a music of the forgotten and of transformation together with a temporary ensemble.
This event is part of the Project Space Festival.