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.
Scriptings#42: Elske Rosenfeld
- A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures
Still from documentation of the first meeting of the Round Table of the GDR,
7 December 1989.
You are cordially invited to Elske Rosenfeld's two-part exhibition project A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures, opening this Wednesday, 3 September, at Scriptings and later on this year at Galerie im Turm (27 November). A Vocabulary of Revolutionary Gestures combines different modes of interaction with and intervention into three historical documents: a short scene from the first meeting of the Round Table of the GDR in East Berlin, December 1989, a film sequence from the end of a strike in Paris, May 1968, a clip made while circling Tahrir Square in Cairo, February 2012. The two parts of the exhibition foreground different formats and aspects of reworking the material. Scriptings' program is official partner of this year' s edition of Berlin Art Week (www.berlinartweek.de).
Opening: Wednesday 3.September 2014, 7 pm
Performance: 8 pm
Exhibition: 4 – 30 September 2014
Place: Scriptings / Kamerunerstr.47 / 13351 Berlin
Visiting hours during Berlin Art Week: 18 - 21 September,
3 -7 pm.
At Scriptings, the performance “She turns her head, she lifts the pen” (03 Sept 2014, opening 7 pm / performance 8 pm) abstracts a series of terms and gestures from the documents: repeating, interrupting, stopping, slowing down, speeding up, circling/revolving are concepts and, at the same time, physical movements that manifest a particular relationship between body and the Political. In the performance they also become a choreographic script for a set of on-screen and performative interventions into the material. A text/poster (Scriptings #42) functions as an additional commentary on the material around these gestures/concepts. The Poster is laid out and placed in such a way that it itself invites a small choreography of bending down, reading, circling.
Discussion (21 Sept, 7 pm) at Scriptings: A conversation with Elske Rosenfeld, Mareike Bernien und Sandra Schäfer on issues of the montage and rescreening of historical film and video footage and its legibility in historical narratives.
The video installation “Ein bisschen eine komplexe Situation/A mass is gathering outside”, a reworking of the material from the Round Table of the GDR, will be at the center of the exhibition at Galerie im Turm, opening 27 November 2014 (exhibition 28 Nov 2014 – 09 Jan 2015). More info soon, also on: www.galerie-im-turm.net
#41 Emma Haugh The re-appropriation of sensuality:
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/