Raving Bodies, Racing Minds, Lecken Festival, Berlin
‘bäsh is the multisensorial meeting space of heather purcell and marc lohr where pen strokes are interwoven with sound waves and your ears start seeing (sexy) little creatures that bring polyrythmic harmony to your eyes.’
RageFitness is a high-intensity choreography, that remixes moves and sequences from ThaiBo, aerobics and martial arts into a fast-paced blend. The choreography itself takes place for one hour to 160BPM music (techno, gabber, dub step, happy hardcore, trance, footwork) though sometimes it can be preceded by a self-defense tutorial, extending the class to one and a half or sometimes even two hours. Participants follow the choreography in synchronicity, interrupted only by intermissions in which individuals are called upon to punch and kick boxing pads.
REDUSE REUSE RAVE
Lecken Untertage Performance installation, Berlin Germany,
SPIEL CLUB ORANIENSTRASSE 25,
Neues Gesellschaft für Bildene Kunst, 16. November 2019-19. Januar 2020
The »AG Spielumwelt« existed at the nGbK from 1969 to 1972. Its founding ideal was to develop artistic practices with and for children, so as to raise critical awareness of capitalism’s effects. The re-enactment of the »Spielklub« takes the form of a 2-month experimental set-up, for which the nGbK exhibition space will be transformed into a symbolic model of the Oranienstrasse. Local school classes will spend PlayDays there, devising ways to deal with current urban development issues in Berlin and, more specifically, in the Oranienstrasse, for example, housing policy, rent levels and participation in movements for social change.
CANCELED 2020: COMMUNITY STANDARDS
The suspension of nightlife, and cultural life more generally, has meant not only a loss of income and already tenuous material stability, but also the loss of group sociality and the pleasures of the collective body. Social distancing raised the question: what exactly is the fabric of queer community and solidarity made up of beyond the dancefloor and the darkroom?