A very nice review by Tom Mustroph also featured a line of praise for ‘Wearing Masks’ by Kyla Kegler and I, and a whole paragraph devoted to the Artist’s Pledge, including some quotes from co-founder Julek Kreutzer–the title of the article, “Freizeit ist Pflicht” (“Leisuretime is obligatory”) is a tongue-in-cheek reference to our campaign.
Wowwww, this weekend promises cold weather but hot art at the Acker’Festival Berlin
…and I’m involved with two of the events.
First off, the absolutely charming Wearing Masks, conceived by Kyla Avery Kegler but directed (as Ms. Kegler is doing her thang in Buffalo, NY this summer!) by moi:
It is going to be really beautiful. The masks are great, the performers even more so: Eva Maria Bakardjiev, Rob Gordon, Boryana Ivanova, Tarren Johnson ….and Kareth Schaffer! Showtime is 18.00 on Saturday, September 21st. Tickets are 6 euros, you can reserve at email@example.com
Also, all weekend Julek Kreutzer and I will be hosting a ‘Write Your Pledge’ corner at the festival. We will be around to help people write their very own pledges, facilitate conversations about working conditions in the contemporary performing arts scene, and generally lend our political expertise to what promises to be a great weekend. Discussion rounds start on Friday at 14.00!
(By the way, we have a logo now, courtesy of Désirée Meul):
…yeah! All pledges written at Acker Festival will be stamped with our fancypants Artist’s Pledge Stamp. Now if that’s not motivation…!
You can watch it right here, in fact:
INZUCHT FESTIVAL 2013 at Uferstudios, Uferstraße 23 Berlin
STUDIO 11 | 19th April at 21.00 | 20th April at 21.00
Closer to Us Than We Are to Ourselves
gaze proximity and sharing breath
manifestations of complicity
our bodily and spatial forms are leaky
seeping subtexts and connotations
undercurrents of the sensuous may flow away from what the image tells us to experience
we are converging drifting diving racing chasing hiding seeking
what we look at is often more about what we are choosing not to see
we turn you into the the axis of the space and rotate the room around you
we tie you up in a web and rip it off with tremors
we make you miss us
we make you look away from us
we make you look closer
we count again we share again we search again we fail again we try again we breathe again we never doubt
Choreography Kareth Schaffer
Dance Anna Lena Lehr, Tabea Maygar, Iva Radic, Verena Sepp
Developed with Julek Kreutzer
Mentor Kat Valastur
Thanks to: Martin, Claudia, Cathy, Igor, Britta, Heike, Marius
I’m getting around to posting the documentation of a lot of work I’ve been doing that I somewhat stupidly forget to announce. Need to work on that. So bits and pieces will come through in the next week, I’m going in chronological order so the first thing are 3 of my everyday dances, scores I wrote and illustrated in early 2012. You can find them under the page “Writings” or here. I would love to find the time to make more of these (I have six already), but maybe that project will stay on the backburner…for now!