This workshop invites you to make notes of a continuous streams of observation. For 20 minutes participants sit next to each other and write down whatever comes to their mind in the exhibition environment. Afterwards these Parallel Protocols are read aloud together. The texts will become part of a larger archive and will be published anonymously. Stefie Steden is a visual artist, head of AG minimalesreisen.de and kunsthallebelow.de.
The performance exhibition unfolds a selection of written stories, live performance and videos dealing with the question of how to encounter a body that is not here. It is part of a larger living archive of Stories of Absence reflecting on the experience of someone being there and not there at the same time. The contributions are from artists from nineteen different countries all over the world and have been created in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemics. The exhibition is realized in collaboration with visual artist and filmmaker Ester Eva Damen and architectural designer Joris Berger.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Sabrina and Ilana
Thanks to the generours support of all the contributors and sponsors!
UPCOMING PERFORMANCE EXHIBITION ‘YOU ARE WHERE I AM NOT, AND I AM WHERE YOU ARE NOT‘ AT NDSM FUSE/ AMSTERDAM
Dear colleagues, friends, and people we don’t know yet,
Although the artistic research project Imagined Choreographies didn’t emerge from the current situation we are experiencing globally with the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot help but see a potential link. The situation we (Ilana and Sabrina) had put ourselves in voluntarily back in July 2018 out of an artistic choice, has now become a reality for people all over the world. The initial question of how to encounter a body that is not here becomes relevant to many of us in one way or another.
We would therefore love to here your stories of absence!
If you are interested in participating please read our Open Call below!