Berlin, May 25th 2019, Berlin-Marzahn, Marzahner Promenade
Berlin, June 15th 2019, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Admiralsbrücke
Playing is much more fun with other people! And you don’t need nothing to experience it beside yourself and some space. No money, no qualifications, licens or certificates, no name, no ID, no common language, not a certain age, religion or colour.
Every women* is welcome to join the action, to research and share own discoveries.
I am going to tell you stories and you will share them with other people. We will observe moving objects and subjects (bikes, swings, passengers, animals etc.), take there movement and change it into our own. And last but not least we will dive into a swarm-movement.
Everything will be explained in details before we start! Inbetween and after there will be time to share own discoveries and perceptions.
I am really looking forward to share time with you, to reach out, to play and to connect.
For me it is possible to change the urban space into something that feels more like a playground – to make it alone it is quite tough, but with your support, we’re going to play at home!
Berlin, June 2019, Berlin-Neukölln, U-bahn Hermannplatz
Performance + Publication
Berlin, May 2nd 2019, Berlin-Kreutzberg, Skalitzer Strasse
Diana Sirianni, an artist working with advertising posters where the image of the female* body playful interacts with abstracted space. Diana will paste up four big new posters in the morning. Later on, in the afteroon she will lead the performers through some simple tasks that will bring the interaction happening in the poster to the street and the real life. You don´t need any previous experience with dance to participate. We meet in front of the Kiosk on the side of Görlitzer Park at 14h. Come with black/dark clothes!
By definition, the underground station is a public waiting area. By going down a few stairs from the street level or arriving from a different platform, people enter the underground station step into an eternal sphere of waiting. However, in the era of social networks and constant flow of information into our smartphones, it seems that we have lost our ability to wait.
Texting, checking, sending, listening and notifying, we will do anything to fill the “void”, avoiding the in between. And, if waiting is perceived as a waste of time, we just stop doing it, right?
The aim of Nothing: to be done. is to reclaim the human ability of waiting in public spaces as an essential element of our everyday life. In order to regain this lost ability, we need to reeducate ourselves and practice.
In the pursuit of waiting, we turn to the master of gaps and lingering, silences and absences, Samuel Beckett, and his great play Waiting for Godot.
Each time with a different cohort, we commence a process of collaborative writing, transforming the first act of Waiting for Godot into a waiting manual, a source of practical exercises embodying the illusive notion of waiting.
The writing process results in a publication of the handbook:
HOW TO WAIT IN PUBLIC SPACE?
Holding our waiting manuals we facilitate a group waiting practice in the underground station. This waiting practice is pursued in a somatic and performative approach, interpreting of the handbook's exercises in a game-like format.
Berlin, June 2019, Berlin-Kreuzberg, Kottbusserdamm
How do you feel in public space? Free? Overwhelmed? Alive? Stressed out? What if we question the public space and how we encounter and move in it? Which room is accessible for whom and for whom not? What does it mean to be not "normal" visible or functioning in public space with our body? We question, hack and transform the everyday urban space, which prescribes socially accepted codes of behavior, through our own body. We do not take anything for granted and see what that does to us and the public space. We stop, disturb, move, feel, talk, listen, explore and play with the aim to create a public space where we like to be.