Performance and exhibition tour: feldern. get together and deal with each other

Thursday 5.8.2021
Beginning: 17.00

Price Free event | plus museums admission

We invite you to an eventful art evening in the exhibition “fields. together and deal with each other ”at the ZAK – Center for Contemporary Art:
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Performances and exhibition conversation
Thursday, 5.8.2021, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
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/ Registration in advance at: E-Mail
/ Number of participants for the performances limited to 12 people
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5 p.m.  Properties and active ingredients of the birch
Performance with Julia Dorothea von Schottky
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If we consider the dark streaks on the light birch bark as the basis of a musical work, what would this composition sound like? The installation Skin of a birch is designed as a personal encounter platform. The centerpiece of the platform is a music box that can reproduce the natural composition of a birch bark. The ritual performance of the music box by the artist combines insights into the cleansing properties, healing power and symbolism of the birch with a personal journey in search of the sound of an inherited birch bark from the First World War. The performance is accompanied by a tasting of various birch drinks.
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6 p.m. Exhibition tour with Birgit Effinger, Katrin von Lehmann, Nicole Schuck and Markus Schwander.
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In the medium of the drawing, Katrin von Lehmann refers to fixed sets of rules and scientific methods. In her drawings, Nicole Schuck questions the ecosystem services of European lobsters and oysters. Markus Schwander examines the spatial movement of glacier avalanches and rockfalls. The tour of the exhibition is dedicated to the importance of the exchange with technical experts and their influence on artistic action.
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7 p.m. Common Notions (confusion resumes outside a few squaremeters)
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A survey of knowledge systems
Performance by Sabine Popp, in englisch
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The performance comes from the project Agential Matter (Invisible Landscapes), which deals with scientific and economic interests in wild algae forests on the Norwegian coast. The observation of scientific work on a research ship determines the course of video projections and performance. The video cut creates gaps with silence and blackness and at the same time only preserves those doing and speaking that emphasize crucial aspects of knowledge production.
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The audience becomes intimate witnesses of the handling of materials and objects on a table, while the performer’s speech is intertwined with statements from the video recordings, repeated and at the same time questions them through ambiguity and displacement of meaning in order to make the utopia of final answers clear.
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Fig.: The Freedom Room – a symposium on socially engaged arts, Bergen Norwegen; 2018, detailed view and performance