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♦ MPA-B PROGRAMME: May 8th ♦

Another busy day in the world of MPA-B!


After taking to the streets of Berlin on Tuesday with a roller coaster of street interventions, the 12 artists from Lala Nomada’s curated project LATITUD 32ºN/55ºS will today take over the monumental Kunsthaus Meinblau (located at Pfeffenberg – nearest U-Bhan Senefelderplatz) from 18:00-22:00 (free entrance), in a unique showcase of Latin America’s best contemporary and independent performance art scene.

Today also marks the beginning of MPA-B Associate Curators Stefania Angelini & Judith Lavagna’s project DISPLAYING THE INSTANT at L’Atelier Kunst(spiel)raum. Between May 8th and May 29th, L’Atelier will become the testing ground for time-based projects investigating performance art in relation to its production of presence. The title refers to the question of how performative action can be exhibited, in consideration of the display of its documentation, protocols, fragments, relics and artworks. Tonight Pauline Payen, Saturn Dogs (Manon Parent & Sto Len) will kick off the performance programme at 19:00-22:00 (entrance donations). A permanent exhibition running Thu-Sat will also be on displaying at the gallery space.—judith-lavagna.html

Historical ACUD, also host to the upcoming and epic MPA OPEN 48hr marathon due this weekend (more on MPA OPEN in the next programme overviews), will see today 4 very different performances by an exciting line up of independent artists presenting their projects in the following order: FASCINATION by Berti & Woolf, …IS WHERE THE HEART IS, HOME? by Benjamin Sebastian, PIETRE by Elisa Spagone and DRAWING AUCTION by Filipa Guimarães.
Doors open at 20:00 with the last performance on at 22:00 (day ticket 8€/5€)

But it’s not all just about performing. It’s also about workshopping, reflecting and jazzing things up a bit.

On May 8th and May 11th Agora Collective brings, as part of their month-long BRIDGES AND NON-BRIDGES OF PERFORMANCE ART AND CONTEMPORARY DANCE, a unique workshop with Taiwanese artist LAN Hungh titled “The performative body in conceptual construction”. More info here:

Two discussions will also be underway.

CestBeauLePouvoir wrap up their GENDER & THE CITY WORKSHOP with a discussion and installation starting from 19:30 at kunstraum t27

Teena Lange brings her first NOOSPHERE REFLECTIONS titled Ex-perience with Claudia Becker and Rodrigo Maltez Novaes (MetafluxLab) at Savvy Contemporary from 19:00. These reflections offer a platform for earnest, passionate and scrupulous thought exchange on topics related to the concept of the noosphere and will raise questions and disputes around the notion of performativity.

Finally if you want to shake your mind and bodies to the latest shamanic and performative endeavour by MPA-B Associate Curator Mike Hentz, head to KingKongKlub from 21:00 for KIM 2: a live trance jazz improvisation performance, culminating with a set by DJ Sergei Kleyn, on the decks well into the night….(entrance 7/5€)

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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