Artist Achim Lengerer works with questions of language that he either thematizes in his performances or spatializes within his installations.
In the last years Lengerer founded different collaborative projects such as freitagsküche in Frankfurt/Berlin and voiceoverhead, a collaboration with
artist colleague Dani Gal.
Since 2009 Lengerer runs the travelling showroom and instant publishing house Scriptings. Scriptings functions as a discursive platform parallel
and additional to Lengerer's projects. Artists, writers, graphic-designers, performers as well as publishers are invited – all of which are working
with the formats of "script" and "text" within their processes of production. Lengerer is currently researching on the ‘rehearsal’ as an artistic method as well as socio-political format at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
On Monday evening, Scriptings will open the exhibition and launch issue #37 Wir haben gut reden (in German language) by Florian Wüst, which is part of Scriptings' ongoing research on German author Peter Weiss. The same evening will introduce the first gesture in the year long collaboration with Emma Haugh, a gradual process of editing her issue #41 The re-appropriation of sensuality. Please join us, followed by a little barbecue outside. Hope to see you!
TIME: 7.00 pm
OPENING: Monday 14.July 2014
EXHIBITION: 15.July-31.August 2014
PLACE: Scriptings / Kamerunerstr.47 / 13351 Berlin
#37 Florian Wüst Wir haben gut reden, 2005/2014
Florian Wüst, Gruppe 47 in Princeton: Whig Hall, 2014
Wir haben gut reden (Studies on the political subject #3) appropriates debates and discussions amongst West German authors in the mid 1960s about the question of the political engagement of the artist and intellectual. The author and playwright Peter Weiss and his relation to the Gruppe 47(yearly gatherings of German-speaking authors, publishers and critics) play a central role in the work that comprises a large-scale wall drawing and video. Weiss' political statements and his embrace of socialism can't be separated from his precarious identity as a German-Jewish expatriate living in Stockholm who faced feelings of alienation and exclusion incessantly. Notebook entries of Weiss, polemics by Hans Magnus Enzensberger or Martin Walser serve as historical materials for the scenes shot on video with an actor in a sparsely furnished room. The collage-like mise en scène of images and text in Wir haben gut reden creates a complex narrative about the ambivalent relationship between thought and action, art and politics in the divided world of the 20th century.
Florian Wüst is a visual artist and film curator based in Berlin who frequently lectures and writes about topics related to film, society and modern technical progress. www.fwuest.com
#41 Emma Haugh The re-appropriation of sensuality:
A gestural fragment, Holly, Aileen & Emma
Emma Haugh The re-appropriation of sensuality, Workshop #02 - Municipal imagination room, Born to Burn Theatre Co. & Emma Haugh, 2014
Emma Haugh (Dublin, Ireland, 1974) lives and works in Dublin and Berlin. In her work she applies a combination of visual arts and theater practices, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co-authored. Emma has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. Her specialisation in Augusto Boals Theatre of the Oppressed has become central to her current working methodologies. http://www.emmahaugh.com/
Visits of the show after the opening by appointment,
please call: +49 152 5541 7858
Kamerunerstr.47/ 13351 Berlin / Germany
Tel. 0049 30 63961810 / mobile 0049 152 5541 7858
Near metro U6 Seestraße or U8 Osloerstraße + tramlines 13 and 50.