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♦ MPA-B PROGRAMME: May 12th ♦

Happy Sunday! It’s 0940am here in Berlin and we are waking up to another sunny MPA-B day. Here’s today’s programme. 

MPA-B’s co-founder and this year’s Associate Curator Nathalie Fari, brings you her latest public-space project titled SITIOS DISTANTES (REMOTE SITES) at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik in Moabit. Six artists (Rose Akras and Dirk Jan Jager, Grasiele Sousa, Lucio Agra, Maicyra Leão, Walmeri Ribeiro) have been invited to develop site-specific performances at this former goods station (now converted into a space for art residencies) special for its location in the centre of industrial areas and brownfield land as well as for its separation from the mainstream Berlin art scene. In the sítios distantes performances, the physical features of this location in particular will be interwoven with fictitious and imaginary elements. Watch the artists from 16:00-20:00 and follow its post-performance discussion on topics such as Site-Specific, Site-Responsive and Site-Related, with ZKU artists-in-residence Ilya Noe (also MPA-B Associate Curator), Andy Houston and Miodrag Kuc, from 20:30 to 23:00. 
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MOMENTUM at Kunstquartier Bethanien continues its Performance Sundays entitled Works On Paper. This exhibition series inverts usual assumptions, inviting performance artists to use paper both as form and as content; not as a blank slate upon which to create, but as a dynamic building block with which to create. Today you can see the work of Sarah Lüdemann and Adrian Brun, “Blind Spot” (13:00 – 17:00), Catherine Duquette, “On Presence | On Paper” (17:15 – 18:15) and Emi Hariyama and Mariana Moreira, “Impermanence” (18:30 – 19:00) – free entrance
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If you are interested in ethe-real performance art then tune in today between 20:00-21:00 on the artist-run and independent radio station REBOOT.FM, where Associate Curator Mike Hentz will bring you his latest episode of RADIOSHOW PERFORMANCE, a platform created specifically for MPA-B 2013 for discourses, contributions and statements on performance art. FREQUENCIES: 88,4 MHz in Berlin & 90,7 MHz in Potsdam / ONLINE: 
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From our series of ongoing projects, WHOLE BODY TREATMENT #4 with Sara Hamming and Tine Byrdal (DK) (part of Camilla Graff Junior Creating Context, Neukölln series) continues for its second, and final day. This is a performance inspired by therapeutic situations and involves only the performer and one audience member at the time.
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If you have missed early this morning’s participatory video work titled BREAKFAST WITH THE SUN with visual artist Magda Mrowiec, which took place today at 05:00am at Lohmühlenbrücke, you can read a review later in the week by blogger Lizzie Stevens. 
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Meanwhile MPA OPEN, the 48hr performance art marathon, closes its programme today at 18:00 after having hosted 64 very different projects (and not always just performance art projects) during the course of the last two days. More reviews of some the performances that took place there, will be posted on our blog soon. Meanwhile you can read a snippet and watch a video about MPA OPEN performer Anna Semenova, by bloggers Andrew & Caitlin Webb-Ellis, here: 
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And YOU’RE A BIG BOY NOW (OR RAUSCHENBERG IST TÖDLICH) with Ivy Castellanos, Valerie Kuehne, Anya Liftig, Brian McCorkle, Esther Neff, Adam Overton and Hector Canonge continues to operate a “diner” without respite at Grüntaler9 in Wedding, dishing up edible and inedible options as visitors receive a menu from which they can order food, objects, and time-­‐based items. 
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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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