In Leipzig a Performance-Philosophy-Festival on Democracy takes place 9th-11th of May 2019.
I will give a performative called: Fondling the monkeys: On figures of thought on big democracies.
Freitag, 10. Mai 2019, 7 PM.
LOFFT – DAS THEATER
Spinnereistraße 7, Halle 7
(I also created the poster.)
What are artists’ phantasms of perfect works? What are we desperate for? What do we dream of, when we think of making a huge work (a dream almost every artist entertains)? How we imagine tiny works? What precise concepts – known and preconscious – do we entertain when we speak of poetic, daring, or consequent works? What ideals do we have in mind? What are the impulses, the perceptions, the hunches that get us going? What ideas about working processes and states of being passive and active are connected to these ideas on works
12.04.2019, 5 PM
Östergatan 9, 211 25 Malmö
Organised and suported by:
Goethe Institut, Schweden
I was invited to a residency at Brunakra Contemporary, Gislöv, Sweden, April 1-15, 2019.
I worked on a project on phantasms of artistic production, in particular phantasms of large and small, minimal, consistent, oscillating and daring works
The Residency was possible because of a collaboration of the Instituts für alles Mögliche, Berlin und Brunakra Contemporary.
This residency at BRUNAKRA is financed by Goethe Institut Schweden.
Taboos, contradictions and double binds of being an academic philosopher and how philosophers try to deal with them
This lecture performance is based on 30 confidential interviews with academic philosophers in Germany (professors, junior faculty, and students) on their reading habits and professional life. One aspect of these interviews that struck me in particular and will be my focus here, is that several of the interviewees told me that that some of their most central convictions in philosophy and certain points of view regarding their working life at the university they had harboured for years but would never reveal openly in their professional environment. While some people were very aware of this contradiction between what they think and what they are prepared to say openly, others were only partly conscious of it. In both cases it was apparent that these contradictions made them discontent or sad or somewhat crazy and it made them deduct or dream up a range of explanations about what is wrong with academic philosophy. In the end, it made them develop different – often very personal – ways out of this contradiction. In this lecture performance I want to name some of the beliefs, taboos and double binds that seem to reside within philosophy departments, make assumptions how they arise and describe how academics try to deal with them.
14. 3. 2019
Performance Philosophy Biennial, Amsterdam
A PRODUCTION OF NOTHING
13. – 16.09.2018
Schlegelstraße 6, 10115 Berlin
Participants: Ryo Biho, Stefan Brüggemann, Manuel Bonik, Ilse Ermen, Karl Heinz Jeron, Alana Lake, Franziska Pätzold, Veronica Reichl, Stefan Riebel, Joel Verwimp, Ladislav Zajac
I have to lie down – pretty much about hardly anything
During the exhibition I am as hyperactive as possible. I collect and develop figures of thought, descriptions, instructions about all kinds of minor and hardly-any-productions, about slow, discrete and hidden production, about latency phases and the phantasm of non-production. I collect these ideas with help of the visitors: Please give me an interview (5-15 min) on your delicate, narrow or reduced production, but also on your everyday production or your fantasies of non-production or large-scale production. If you like to, we will make a drawing.
You and Everyone Around You,
Sound Installation, German/English, will be a part of:
– – SCARY WORDS / LONGING WORDS / MAGIC WORDS … X WORDS – –
X = claiming / stealing / holding / selling / testing / hoping / holding / speaking / thinking / crying / pretending / lying / loving / whispering / laughing / judging / daring / caring / swearing / holy / f / magic / fighting / powerful / redeeming / slow / true / your / …
Mit: osvaldo cibils,iven einszehn,katja kalla, alex latham,klaus pinter, veronika reichl, nina ross, sebastian siechold.
Institut für alles Möglich: Abteilung für Alles Andere / Ackerstraße 18 / Berlin-Mitte
At the European Media Art Festival 2017 I will exhibit a sound installation with the title “You and Everyone Around You”.