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5–6 MARCH 2021

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

AEROSOL LAB 3

 

Online with
MYRIAM VAN IMSCHOOT, EDYTA JARZĄB, ZOË KNIGHTS, EMILIA KURYŁOWICZ, ANNA NOWICKA, FEDERICO PROTTO, KAROL TYMIŃSKI, SIEGMAR ZACHARIAS

Anna Nowicka 

Mazurka

 

Anna Nowicka is Berlin-based choreographer and performer, plunging into the lush reality of dreaming. She researches the potential of images to expand the body into a state of a continuous becoming. Her most recent work, Eye Sea, premiered in December 2019 in HAU, Berlin. Since 2010 her individual choreographic practice is connected with the Art Stations Foundation. Nowicka is a certified Saphire® teacher of Dr. Catherine Shainberg’s School of Images. She is currently unfolding dreamwork through an intensive exchange with Dr. Bonnie Buckner. 

 

Myriam Van Imschoot + Federico Protto
Three Studies for Mask


Myriam Van Imschoot is a performance and voice artist working with polyphony and available music from a radical openness to what surrounds us or sursounds us.

Federico Protto, born in Montevideo, works with and around fashion as a tool to host multiple practices. Currently he is researching the inter-materiality of fashion at a.pass in Belgium within a wider framework of “wearology” and embracing analogies of fashion and voice with a particular focus on the journey.

 

Zoë Knights 

æ

 

Zoë Knights is a choreographer and performer whose current research interest vibrates at the intersection of movement and voice; the architecture, deconstruction and distortion of vocal expression in its many forms; and the interconnectivity of basically everything. She has worked with Jule Flierl, Brice Leroux, Martin Nachbar, Christian Kesten, Mia Lawrence, Litó Walkey, CABULA6 and many other inspiring individuals.

 

 

Edyta Jarząb 

INMI

 

Edyta Jarząb is a performance and sound artist/activist. Studied deep listening with Pauline Oliveros and Hindustani raga musical system in Varanasi, India. Co-founder of community Radio Kapitał in the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Co-author of Warsound/Warszawa (U–jazdowski, 2016) and “Towards a Vaginal Listening” with Anna Raimondo in The Middle Matter: sound as interstice (umland/Q-O2, 2019). Jarząb creates electroacoustic improvised sets as Mother Earth’s Doom Vibes with sound artist FOQL, and also practices performative micro-broadcasting on the frequency of fundamentalist Polish catholic radio.

 

Emilia Kuryłowicz + Karol Tymiński 

DOMINATURE by Kare-Oko 

 

Karol Tymiński is a Polish choreographer/performer based in Berlin. In his work, Tymiński develops a “brutalist” choreographic practice akin to the architectural style that exposes objects materiality and its inner workings, presenting the human body as a plateau on which he distorts the notion of the self. More recently, his explorations are focused on the establishment of cross-matter eroticism, which he sees as sexuality that is experienced on the inter-material level.

 

Emilia Kuryłowicz, born in Warsaw, is an artist working across media, including music, video, performance and text. Since 2018 she has been developing R&D — part band, part text-based performance, created in collaboration with writer Maru Mushtrieva. Her artistic alter ego Lil Witch Global is a conceptual rapper who attempts to re-imagine the artefacts of pop-culture. She is also curating TENDERRIPPLEFLUX, a platform dedicated to the notion of the erotic and a virtual space for sonic performative practices.

 

Siegmar Zacharias 

resisting disconnect

 

Siegmar Zacharias is a performance artist and researcher. She collaborates with humans and uncontrollable materials such as smoke, slime, drool, the nervous system and death/dying/grief, dealing with questions of generative ethical dynamics of transformation like liquefaction, agency, embodied transformative justice, as well as queering grief and grievance. Together with Steve Heather, she explores binaural sound for deep listening and deep touch. Zacharias is interested in grief work as forces of intimacy and alienation and she is training as an end-of-life doula.

We are excited to publicly share the third iteration of the Aerosol Lab and cordially invite you to join us in From Breath To Matter’s commitment to maintaining an open space for experimentation that explores the voice as a medium situated beyond lissom categorisation.
 
The Aerosol Lab participants returned to the original question — How can the voice strip bare of messages and become perceivable as a politically charged medium? — situated at the root of From Breath To Matter’s research with a deeper investigation of the materiality of breath itself. Reimagining collective listening and sensing has proven essential. Delving into vocal textures has prompted aurality to expand its fleshy receptacles. Re-engaging vibratory membranes akin to the technology of breathing has implicated new surfaces in the particulate dance of frequencies.

Aerosol Lab 3 unfolds over two evenings — live broadcast on Youtube and interactive performance space on Zoom. Curated and hosted by Jule Flierl and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen with support from Mars Dietz and Nara Virgens. 

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29 FEBRUARY 2020

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #8

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with MYRIAM VAN IMSCHOOT, ANDARA SHASTIKA

Vocal frequencies travel in and out of boundaries: bodies, land, meaning. The raw forms of syllables ascend and descend in the mouth before splitting apart from their inherent polyphony as vocal texture leverages its identity. These borderlands harbour the distortions and contortions of verbalised language. Within a set of walls, phonic osmosis can offer an experienced sensation of shared belonging that rebels against borders. Salon #8 brings together vocalists who all strip back simplification from its confinement in localised identities, bringing earnest singularities to the sincere articulation of a community.

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER is a space for experimentation that explores the voice as a medium, situated in between performance, dance, and new music. The first iteration in December 2017 announced itself with a question: “How can the voice strip bare of messages and become perceivable as a politically charged medium?”

 

Salon #8 is curated by Jule Flierl and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen in collaboration with Kunsthaus KuLe and THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS).

Myriam van Imschoot

Gaesten

 

Gaesten is about sharing a practice; to hone the frequencies and tickle the air. It is inspired by howling at demonstrations, considering the available vocal potential in a situation of gathering that spirals with and through bodies. 

 

Myriam Van Imschoot is a Brussels-based artist working in performance, film, and installation with the voice as the constituent agent on the tangents of bruitism and ecology, field recording and old vernacular customs. She runs Oral Site, a publishing house for artist publications that consider orality as an important vector for transmission; within this environment she curates a series on sound poetry, Volume SP. A recurring interest in her art is the role of anachronism or old popular remnants and lingering customs that defy the narrative of modern progress. 

http://oralsite.be/

Andara Shastika

occlus-

 

The politeness of foreigners—who speak your accents, apologise for slippage and are quick to correct themselves—requires virtuosic flexibility. ‘occlus-’, which means ‘shut up’, deals in turn with (self-)restraint: The artist will perform German words of Arabic, Persian, Turkish or Malay origins while obstructing airflow at every sound that only exists in the German borrowings.

 

Andara Shastika (born 1992, Indonesia) is an artist living and working in Kassel, where she studied visual arts at the Kunsthochschule. Working in the intersection of media and performance, Shastika’s experimentation with voice has been unfolding throughout her own practice as well as in projects with others: In 2018 she joined the hardcore band Orang Orang as vocalist and provided the voice in the audio release of artist Ipek Burçak’s book “The Autistic Turn” (Well Gedacht 2019). Her latest research explores how a language defines a body and its foreignness, haunting and transforming it.

https://vimeo.com/axaxasmlo,  https://soundcloud.com/cursess

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17 JULY 2019

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #7

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with HERMANN HEISIG, MMAKGOSI KGABI, CLAIRE VIVIANNE SOBOTTKE

Emotions, journeys, growth, echoes, exorcisms, and projections. The body receives and transmits frequencies that are not always audible. Other frequencies leak out of the body like a trickle of sweat that sits on the upper lip—refusing to be forgotten, demanding to be heard. Salon #7 combines a sharing of practices investigating the loud and silent connections of the mind to its own body, through diverse artistic approaches convened for one summer evening of collective breathing: Hermann Heisig, Mmakgosi Kgabi, and Claire Vivianne Sobottke with Tian Rotteveel. 

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. Salon #7 is curated by Jule Flierl and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, in collaboration with Kunsthaus KuLe and THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS).

Hermann Heisig 

Singing Machine (Try Out)

In “singing machine”, Heisig is singing what he dances and dancing what he sings. Embarking on this simultaneous vocal exercise and physical attempt, he moderates the surrounding situation through cheering, echoing, and various speeches. Possible and impossible connections arise between a gesture and its tonal nature: What is the cause? What is the effect? This will be the second of a series of tryouts for “singing machine”, which premieres in October at Sophiensaele. 

 

Hermann Heisig works with choreography and dance. Born 1981 in Leipzig, Heisig started creating numerous improvised solo performances in galleries and clubs. After his education in Berlin and Montpellier, he began working as a dancer with Martine Pisani, Meg Stuart, Begum Erciyas, Thomas Lehmen, and Julian Weber; collaborations with Nuno Lucas, Anne Zacho Sogaard, Elpida Orfanidou, Diana Wesser, and Pieter Ampe, among others. Heisig’s work withstands efficiency and celebrate uneasiness.

 

www.hermannheisig.net

 

Mmakgosi Kgabi

Coming home.

 

Finding her way home. A case of disappearing in order to appear. From breath to matter.

 

Mmakgosi Kgabi is a trained physical theater and improvisation performer, and performance facilitator. Her work often interrogates the premise of identity and nationalism, revisiting themes on the black female body politics and migration. She is a firm believer in the power of performance to build a better world. Kgabi recently completed her MA degree in the SODA program at HZT Berlin, and her current research focuses on experimental sound art.

 

www.mmakgosikgabi.com


Claire Vivianne Sobottke with Tian Rotteveel
Practice with a drum: Velvet

 

I currently work on a new solo; the title of that new solo is Velvet. The solo is in reality also a dialogue, often with Tian Rotteveel (composer, close friend, and intensity architect). It is also a dialogue with a multiplicity of voices, concrete or imagined, present or past—voices that I have encountered. Velvet unfolds in a garden. Here, I wait for Velvet to show up. A garden grows on its own and it can very well exist in my absence. 

 

I think a lot about sexuality and solitude. I dedicate my practice to reclaiming the body as a site of pleasure and play. I perceive the body as a turbulent subject, a territory of trauma, desire, and shame; an assemblage of categorisations, social inscriptions, and projections. How to confront these projections and categorisations in performative practice? How to explode the traumatic dimensions of the concepts associated with the body, the set of rules that comes for instance with the concept of gender? How to own, construct, and subvert the roles, embodiments, and projections which are inscribed into the history of the body? 

 

I insist on the fact that the body is a fragmented multiplicity, not one identity. Velvet is a hybrid body, a wild body that refuses categorisation, a temporary exorcism. 

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16 MARCH 2019

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #6

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with ANTONIA BAEHR, IRENA Z. TOMAŽIN, ALESSIO CASTELLACCI

Which gestures are rendered audible through sonic reimagination? How does the voice intervene on the process of listening to the spatial environment occupied by (its own) vocal intonations? Does silence punctuate all sounds equally? What is the acoustic portrait of an animal? What is the acoustic portrait of silence? Salon #6 reunites different intricate methodologies of improvisation and scoring with offerings from the artists Irena Z. Tomažin, Alessio Castellacci and Antonia Baehr. 

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. Salon #6 is curated by Jule Flierl and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, in collaboration with Kunsthaus KuLe and THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS).

Irena Z. Tomažin + Alession Castellacci

Voice Utter(d)ances

It is not so much about the voice as it is about listening. It is not so much about the dance as it is about allowing to be moved. By gesture, by silence, by almost inaudible. Pulses belonging to a moment, textures of human voice that do not find space in our everyday known life. To hear what is overlooked or rather 'heard over'. We don’t own our voices and gestures, rather we belong to them.

 

Irena Z. Tomažin is a Slovenian performer, singer and teacher. Her (heart)core of her stage work and research is the voice in its varying existence. Her voice work is always physical, connected with body, gesture/dance and space; at the same time it is very oriented on the sound textures of the voice. 

 

Alessio Castellacci is a performer, teacher and sound composer based in Berlin. His research deals with voice embodiment and improvised sound/movement performance. Since 2013, he organizes the educational platforms The World is Sound (TWIS) and ROAR Berlin.

 

www.the-world-is-sound.com, www.roar-berlin.com

 

Antonia Baehr

My Dog is My Piano – excerpt ft. Jule Flierl 

 

In My Dog is My Piano, Antonia Baehr sketches a subjective acoustic portrait of the affinity between her mother and dog ago: can the house they share be read as the music score of the stories of canine-human living together? What kind of language emerges from this long duet of everyday comings and goings, of synthesis choreographies of affinities? 

 

Antonia Baehr is a Berlin-based choreographer, performer, filmmaker and visual artist. Her pieces are characterized by a non-disciplinary way of working, examining the fiction of the everyday and the fiction of the theater. She collaborates with various partners, often in the form of role play. Each of them is alternately guest or host, varying from project to project.

 

www.make-up-productions.net

 

Irena Z. Tomažin – solo

lump in the throat

 

before I am able to stay suspended on any kind of voice, my mouth has to be filled with a specific kind of silence - silence of (awaiting) expectation.

                  (we crack on the inside in different ways. some see a tunnel of light, but I hear only sound.)

     feels like I’ve been pinched by voice – it is released through clutching.

sometimes, the only proof of a voice inside of me is a slight (tiny) trace, a doodle. sometimes, it’s like a shadow of movement, a twitch.

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15 DECEMBER 2017

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #1

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with JARED GRADINGER & ANGELA SCHUBOT, MIKA HAYASHI EBBESEN, SERGIU MATIS 

How can the voice strip bare of messages and become perceivable as a politically charged medium?

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER takes place for the first time on 15 December 2017, presenting different contemporary positions of vocal dance. It is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. In each event three artists will share short excerpts of existing work or work in progress, engaging with different approaches to voicing.

 

The series is curated by Jule Flierl and Alessio Castellacci, in collaboration with THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS) and Kunsthaus Kule.

Jared Gradinger & Angela Schubot

Yewaa

In their new work in progress Yew, Angela and Jared are enhancing their relationship with the plant world; a realm that communicates through emotion amongst other ways as opposed to human head logic. This evening’s experiment will focus on their intuitive and “naive” sound and breath work, which they found themselves “doing” while meeting plant-nature.

 

A sings for J

J sings for A

A sings J

J sings A

A sings Moss

J sings with the Farm

A sings for the Yew

Us singing Yew

 

Since 2009, Jared Gradinger and Angela Schubot have been creating experimental dance performances that always search for a physical embodiment of fundamental philosophical and spiritual questions. Without wanting to give answers, they try to get another glimpse of how else can we co-exist with the other.

http://www.jaredgradinger.com/

 

Mika Hayashi Ebbesen
Auditory Hallucinations & Voices Without Bodies

 

An exploration of contemporary voice politics through a considered acknowledgement of corporeal-vocal separation in human identity attribution. Questioning the shape of silence in future landscapes of bio-capital extraction.

 

Mika Hayashi Ebbesen is a London based artist, musician, performer & writer. They have adopted the pseudonym Mikatsiu for all sound related creations.

Sergiu Matis

Nocturne II

 

This second nocturne will be an early-phase thinking platform for near future dances, where the noise body, though huge, still takes baby steps and stumbles over fragments of my exploded personal archive.

I will be navigating through glitched and fragmented moves that use noise markers in order to orient in this augmented complexity of virtuosic relations. 

 

Contaminated with ballet technique at an early age in freshly post-communist Romania, Sergiu is looking now for a new virtuosity, learning from the machines, scrambling fragments of history, skipping and swiping through archives – both personal or belonging to Western dance history. He likes playing with language in the form of performative texts, choreographing meaning and ideas, flirting with poetry and theory, with a pinch of visceral filth and groovy noises in there too.

http://www.sergiumatis.com/

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11 JANUARY 2019

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #5

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with MADALINA DAN, SU-MI JANG, AGATA SINIARSKA, ZORKA WOLLNY 

The second season of FROM BREATH TO MATTER continues into 2019 with questions about how content is generated through different approaches to voicing. The mouth as the symbolic site of amplification, an ambiguous threshold of vibration and manifestation. What space is occupied when matter attunes itself to breathing? Su-Mi Jang, Zorka Wollny, Mădălina Dan and Agata Siniarska will be sharing performances that complicate the directionality of sensing, all the while breath, movement and affect resist completion.

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. Salon #5 is curated by Jule Flierl and Mika Hayashi Ebbesen, in collaboration with Kunsthaus KuLe and THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS).

Su-Mi Jang

Scream Es-say

 

This is a present experiment – affects and effects – of screaming and silence practices that in themselves surprise and validate. My big discovery that ‘silence became forgettable’ after the intensity of the screaming practice is a finding so strong that it binds, and yet it detaches and floats. The practice seeks further relation between body and language, body and bodies, each accumulating towards the meta-concept of the revealing affect.

 

Su-Mi Jang is a dancer, choreographer and performer based in Berlin. During the master’s programme at DAS Choreography, her artistic research encountered to overcome the binary between practice and academic research: breathing as it repeats differently in the inner body; deep research into screaming; crossing boundaries of body and language, how it consumes and produces.

 

Madalina Dan + Agata Siniarska
No Woman, No Cry!

 

Siniarska and Dan have been developing for several years the practice of crying as a feminist, political and empowering act; exploring multilateral levels between technique and affective involvement, and developing a physical methodology. Considering social behaviour and its cultural analysis, they investigate how crying can be reproduced and how it can serve as a tool for producing "truth" - a tool for significant social rhetoric. The framework of FROM BREATH TO MATTER will be an opportunity to extend the research on voice and physical exploration to a larger range of affects derived from sorrow. 

 

Mădălina Dan, maker and facilitator, studied at the Choreography High School in Bucharest, before receiving her Masters in Playwriting from the National University of Theatre and Film, and completed the MA program “Solo/Dance/Authorship” (2014-2016) at HZT Berlin. She has been an active member of the contemporary dance community in Romania through teaching and developing educational and social programs, and in 2015, she received a CNDB award for her contribution to the development in contemporary art in Romania.

 

Agata Siniarska is interested in knowledge that explores various mediums, protocols, strategies of its own production, and does not apply any hierarchy to itself. From aliens, imaginative blobs, slime molds, sweat, scientific facts, air particles, discourses, affects, personal drama, gossip, zeros, thoughts, inner speeds, transplants, and women – all knowledge that seeks not to explain but to involve. Siniarska is a founding member of female trouble, and a co-founder of Pinpoint TV. Her current project is a research around dance as a soft act of killing.


https://madalinadan.tumblr.comhttp://cargocollective.com/agatasiniarska

 

Zorka Wollny
Things of No Significance Vol. 2

 

A psychedelic choir of alienated voices, crackling noises, and abstract sounds of unidentifiable origins. Exploring sounds coming from everyday life – noises made by the human body, objects, and those created involuntarily during casual activities such as chatting, walking, laughing, munching, sighing, and rubbing things onto each other. Investigating how such actions, when made by a group of people, change the quality of sound from obvious into indefinable: how timbre becomes a dominating factor.

 

Zorka Wollny creates acoustic compositions for institutions, factories, and empty buildings. Her works inhabit a space between art, theatre and contemporary music, and are always closely connected to the historic and functional context of specific architectural sites. Wollny’s collaborative production style often involves public rehearsals and workshops in which she creates structures of cooperation with individuals as well as groups and communities, such as composers, students, actors and activists.

 

www.zorkawollny.net

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14 DECEMBER 2018

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #4

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with
NEO HÜLCKER, LEE MÉIR, ANNA NOWICKA

After a ten-month summer break FROM BREATH TO MATTER is finally back to ask questions about how much content is generated through vocal practice. This event is a space to experiment with processes of identifying and dis-identifying an own voice, riding the line between signifying through language and giving meaning through the physicality of voicing. 

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. The series is curated by Jule Flierl and Alessio Castellacci, in collaboration with THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS) and Kunsthaus KuLe.

Anna Nowicka

In the landscape of my imagination, I stand

 

I woke up with this sentence resting on my lips.

One of many arising from a dream, crystallizing silently before dawn. From this place of no place I continuously depart, plunging inwards. Deeper and deeper into the body to behold the universe.

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Breathing words into realities.

 

Anna Nowicka is a dance maker and a Saphire® practitioner, weaving her artistic research out of imagery work, dreaming principles and attentive embodiment. She has been expanding this kaleidoscopic approach during her PhD studies at the Polish Film School in Łódź. Anna’s work has been recognized with the DAAD Prize, Studienstiftung des Deutchen Volkes, and Tanzstipendium from the city of Berlin. The research is only possible through a continuous production support from the Art Stations Foundation in Poznań.

www.annanowicka.com

Lee Méir
Storytelling

 

Since 2011 Lee Méir has been exploring ways to challenge the supremacy of language over the body, through her work with speech, gestures and movement. In FBTM she will share her recent speech practice, which she has been developing within the work on her solo series ‘fourteen functional failures’ and her recent solo ‘Line Up’, which premiered in August 2018 at Uferstudios Berlin.

 

Lee Méir is a choreographer and performer working between Berlin and Tel-Aviv. Her work examines states of paradox and the tension(s) between language, movement and meaning. In her practice she searches for encounters between conflicting elements which coexist at the same time, within the same body, be it a singular body or a social body. 

http://leemeir.com/

 

Neo Hülcker
Breaking of the Voice – excerpts of Part 1 and 2

 

Neo Hülcker’s voice is breaking. For this special unique and nonrecurring time the composer and performer asked friendly composers to write pieces specifically for his voice break as a birthday present. The compositions premiered at ausland in April and October this year. Tonight you will hear a selection of pieces from this project.

 

Neo Hülcker is a composer performer whose work focuses on music as anthropological research in everyday life environments. Their compositions evolve as situations, performance-installations, actions and interventions, and deal with digital subculture (like ASMR), childhood, human-animal-relations, queer practice and cultural hacking.

www.neohuelcker.de

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24 FEBRUARY 2018

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #3

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with JUST IN F. KENNEDY featuring BALZ ISLER, IRENA TOMAŽIN

How can the voice strip bare of messages and become perceivable as a politically charged medium?

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER takes place for the third time on 24 February 2018, presenting different contemporary positions of vocal dance. It is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music.

 

In each event artists will share short excerpts of existing work or work in progress, engaging with different approaches to voicing.

 

The series is curated by Jule Flierl and Alessio Castellacci, in collaboration with THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS) and Kunsthaus Kule.

Irena Z. Tomažin – cancelled

​Moved by Voice

 

How to let the voice come out as resuscitation and giving ear to the manifold sound space in and outside of the individual and collective bodies? The body that listens and resonates with the heard. Every so often, the voice becomes tangible and enters the body directly – the closeness of this place is strangely uncanny because we are oblivious and alienated from our innermost flesh.

 

Irena Z. Tomažin is a performer, with a dance background, and a singer, being a band/ensemble member as well as working in experimental improvised music. In her stage work she is researching in between space of voice, gesture/movement, text/song and time. Since several years she teaches voice workshops worldwide.


just in F. Kennedy featuring Balz Isler

A Dark Patch

A Dark Patch explores the transmutation of darker themes through science fiction opera, anecdotes about real/fake surveillance, gospel chords and real time lullabies...

 

“Hey you, I’m just going through a dark patch

in the words of Leonard Cohen, they want it darker

remnants of a grey could

darker

a Russian play

darker

if only rain could fall inside this room

darker

the little death

darker

teary-eyed manga”

 

— excerpt from A Dark Patch

 

just in F. Kennedy (1983) is a Berlin-based dance artist/teacher originally from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. In 2006, he earned a BA in Dance and Ethnic Studies from Wesleyan University and in 2013, an MA in Choreography from HZT Berlin. He has performed with & for Tino Sehgal (DE/GB), Adam Linder (DE/USA), and Liz Kinoshita (CAN/BE). just in’s current project, 101: An Ode to Love and Death, is a science fiction opera in collaboration with Balz Isler.

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05 JANUARY 2018

FROM BREATH TO MATTER

SALON #2

 

Kunsthaus KuLe with MARS DIETZ, MEDULLA ENSEMBLE, KAROL TYMIŃSKI

How can the voice strip bare of messages and become perceivable as a politically charged medium?

 

FROM BREATH TO MATTER takes place for the second time on 5th of January 2018, presenting different contemporary positions of vocal dance. It is about carving out a platform for an open field that explores the voice as medium somewhere in between performance, dance and new music. In each event three artists will share short excerpts of existing work or work in progress, engaging with different approaches to voicing.

 

The series is curated by Jule Flierl and Alessio Castellacci, in collaboration with THE WORLD IS SOUND (TWIS) and Kunsthaus Kule.

Mars Dietz
Freedom From Speech 

 

Freedom From Speech is a sound installation focused on the primacy of voice and testimony in the legal construction of human rights, rightlessness, citizenship and dispossession. Its positioned as an interruption to the legal and theoretical structures positioning voice as the sign of humanity with speech as the key to human rights.

 

Mars Dietz is a DJ, writer and artist from Brooklyn.

https://marsdietz.xyz

Karol Tymiński
This is a musical – excerpt

 

This is a musical (2015) presents a laboring body in the production of a visceral, discordant and deeply queer electronic fantasy. Karol Tymiński’s body is the instrument for the sample. The electronic music he wields comes into being through a brutal choreography. This musical is a layered archive of the body’s desire, which Tymiński together with musician Michal Laszkiewicz build towards a trance-like space of madness and pleasure.

 

This is a musical was supported by Open Latitudes, Instytut Sztuk Performatywnych, Tanzfabrik Berlin, and Center in Motion Choreographers Workspace.

 

Ensemble Medulla [Jagna Anderson, Dodi Helschinger, Lea Sövsö, Anna Weissenfels, Ulrike Sowodniok (Ltg.)] stry kwintet smyk

 

Ensemble Medulla is a formation of vocal performers/composers, who have been sharing since two years a weekly common practice. From a circle of five voices a collective sound body emerges: an analogue storage of familiar and strange vocal qualities, which creates a basis for the deepening of our artistic research. We are exploring the conditions and codes of high culture music making, as for example the formation of string quintet, as well as the conditions of traditional singing while working together, for example weaving. The common ground of our explorations are ever-changing textures of sound, a fascinating territory beyond the formalized musical vocabulary.

https://ensemblemedulla.wordpress.com/ensemble/

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