Some Name Some Noun Simply

Nicoline van Harskamp, PDGN, 2016, Videostandbild

Film Screening & Performance Preview 14SEP, 7pm

On Thursday, Dutch artist Nicoline van Harkamp will show her 2016 short film "PDGN", in which she presents a future where a link language is spoken that is built up from the ‘ruins of global English. A language, which the artist has composed of various characteristics of non-standard forms of English currently spoken globally.

"PDGN" forms the starting point for her performative piece "Some Name Some Noun Simply", which will be staged on September 17th for a live audience at Archive Kabinett for the first time. In short public sessions with the artist, visitors can familiarize themselves with the structure of the language in "Some Name Some Noun Simply" that will then be performed in her new play.

Artist: Nicoline van Harskamp is an artist whose current works examine the use and the properties of a future spoken global language. Her previous projects include "Yours in Solidarity", which addressed the very recent history of anarchism through a correspondence archive, and was presented in different stages of completion in Mexico City, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai, Zagreb, Bombay and Montreal. Her live pieces, among which are "Expressive Power Series" and "A Romance in Five Acts and Twenty-one Englishes", were staged at Tate Modern, London; KunstWerke, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; New Museum, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Arnolfini, Bristol; Serralves Foundation, Porto; and Kaaitheater, Brussels. She is a Professor for Performative Art at the University of Fine Arts in Münster. www.vanharskamp.net

Special opening hours Berlin Art Week: 15—16 SEP  1—4pm, 17 SEP 1—9pm

Thu, 14 Sep, 19.00h
14 Sep 201717 Sep 2017

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