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♦ MPA-B PROGRAMME: May 16th ♦

We are delighted to introduce the beginning of yet another programme from our team of 23 Associate Curators: Ilya Noe’s EROGATE/SURROGATE PERFORMANCE SERIES which starts today with an exhibition and the first of a series of performances taking place at different sites around the city. Three performance artists living and working in North America have been invited to present their solo work in Berlin under one condition: that they trust other artists they’ve never met to perform it on their behalf. During the two months leading up to MPA-B 2013, erogates and their appointed Berlin-based surrogates worked together while keeping detailed records of their transatlantic conversational exchanges and instruction/learning processes. E-mails, chats, audio recordings, videos, photos, notes, sketches, doodles, clippings and any other resulting documents will all be exhibited starting from today at II II // I Project Space from 19:30 and at 20:00 there will be a performance titled BECOMING WITH by Kevin O’Connor (Erogate Performer) + Moritz Geiser (Surrogate/Erogate Performer). 
More info:
http://www.mpa-b.org/ilya-noe.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/516717021724675/?fref=ts (exhibition)
https://www.facebook.com/events/452263034856770/?fref=ts (performance)

We are also delighted to introduce you a recent addition to our programme! In collaboration with the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, WATCHING A CAT WATCHING A MOUSE HOLE is a three week-long project curated by Patrycja German, Prof. Thaddäus Hüppi
– lab for tomorrow. Today 16 students and young graduates from Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, UdK Berlin and several other art schools all over Germany will work together on a series of site-specific performances taking place at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz and its neighbourhood in Weissensee. The programme starts at 17:00 and finishes at 23:00. The programme will continue in the next few weeks with an exhibition and a series of lectures. 
More info here:
http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html
http://kunsthalle.kunsthochschule-berlin.de/

And guess who may be taking you for a ride today? The Surrealist Taxi is back and with a performing passenger!The BALLAD OF SKINNY LATTES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING is a solo performance installation, accompanied by a driver, navigator and occasional passengers. Its subject is globalisation and the effect on our high streets. “The Manifesto of the Revolutionary Middle Classes” will serve as our central theme as we take an aleatoric journey through Berlin chronicling the rise of the middle classes as they invade the city with fair-trade coffee and chi-chi retro clothes. The performance will take place in the Surrealist Taxi – which will also be available for booking if we choose to answer the phone: +49 (0) 151 53100608
More info:
artofnoises.com
fruit-for-the-apocalypse.eu/carambola

New projects for today are also:

FAMILIAR BINARIES by Seda Yildiz, who asks “…but do you think is it possible to present a work of art without talking about it?” The idea of Seda’s un-going project “Familiar Binaries”, originates in the very well-rounded idea of “unknown”; indirectly talking of history, theory, image, a document, a book; but more of the unknown in a work of art; a progress of artist among the production way. Her project starts at 20:00 at District Kunst- und Kulturförderung (free entrance).
More info: 
http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html
http://www.district-berlin.com/detail_full.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=113&lang=en

The crew at Waterloo, a former public toilet turned into a fantastic space for music, performances and experimentations of various kind, brings you today AV FORMAT with Moran Sanderovich, Dísa and Wooguru. Three performances, each lasting 30 minutes that will touch and twist their way around ideas of sexuality, repetition, space, body, uncanny, body-horror, alterity and more…It starts at 21:30 (entrance: donations)
More info:
http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html
http://www.berlinichliebedich.com/

Meanwhile, from our ongoing initiatives you may want to check out: 

CUT INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL today presents a performance by the Natural Physical Poetry group and participants from their recent workshop, at BLO-Ateliers starting from 20:00 (free entrance). 
More info:
http://www.mpa-b.org/michael-steger.html
https://www.facebook.com/events/238902499568087/?fref=ts

Alexandra Gneissl continues her photographic experiment today at Admiralbrücke in Kreuzberg from 15:00 to 17:00. Titled FRAMEWORK she will set up visual limits and ask people, passersby and guests to project their image in whichever way they wish. 
More info:
http://www.mpa-b.org/may151.html

And….

◊ (CON)TEMPORARY SPACE-TIME (exhibition)
http://www.mpa-b.org/lan-hungh-yun-ting-hung–i-chen-tsou.html
– WATER
http://www.mpa-b.org/may2.html
– SILENCE 
http://www.mpa-b.org/may101.html
– ARTIST IN EXHIBITION 
http://www.mpa-b.org/may4.html
– ON OFF MOMENTS
http://www.mpa-b.org/may101.html

Photo: ♦ MPA-B PROGRAMME: May 16th ♦ We are delighted to introduce the beginning of yet another programme from our team of 23 Associate Curators: Ilya Noe's EROGATE/SURROGATE PERFORMANCE SERIES which starts today with an exhibition and the first of a series of performances taking place at different sites around the city. Three performance artists living and working in North America have been invited to present their solo work in Berlin under one condition: that they trust other artists they’ve never met to perform it on their behalf. During the two months leading up to MPA-B 2013, erogates and their appointed Berlin-based surrogates worked together while keeping detailed records of their transatlantic conversational exchanges and instruction/learning processes. E-mails, chats, audio recordings, videos, photos, notes, sketches, doodles, clippings and any other resulting documents will all be exhibited starting from today at II II // I Project Space from 19:30 and at 20:00 there will be a performance titled BECOMING WITH by Kevin O’Connor (Erogate Performer) + Moritz Geiser (Surrogate/Erogate Performer). More info: <a href=http://www.mpa-b.org/ilya-noe.html https://www.facebook.com/events/516717021724675/?fref=ts (exhibition) https://www.facebook.com/events/452263034856770/?fref=ts (performance) We are also delighted to introduce you a recent addition to our programme! In collaboration with the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, WATCHING A CAT WATCHING A MOUSE HOLE is a three week-long project curated by Patrycja German, Prof. Thaddäus Hüppi – lab for tomorrow. Today 16 students and young graduates from Weissensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, UdK Berlin and several other art schools all over Germany will work together on a series of site-specific performances taking place at the Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz and its neighbourhood in Weissensee. The programme starts at 17:00 and finishes at 23:00. The programme will continue in the next few weeks with an exhibition and a series of lectures. More info here: http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html http://kunsthalle.kunsthochschule-berlin.de/ And guess who may be taking you for a ride today? The Surrealist Taxi is back and with a performing passenger!The BALLAD OF SKINNY LATTES AND VINTAGE CLOTHING is a solo performance installation, accompanied by a driver, navigator and occasional passengers. Its subject is globalisation and the effect on our high streets. “The Manifesto of the Revolutionary Middle Classes” will serve as our central theme as we take an aleatoric journey through Berlin chronicling the rise of the middle classes as they invade the city with fair-trade coffee and chi-chi retro clothes. The performance will take place in the Surrealist Taxi – which will also be available for booking if we choose to answer the phone: +49 (0) 151 53100608 More info: artofnoises.com fruit-for-the-apocalypse.eu/carambola New projects for today are also: FAMILIAR BINARIES by Seda Yildiz, who asks “…but do you think is it possible to present a work of art without talking about it?” The idea of Seda’s un-going project “Familiar Binaries”, originates in the very well-rounded idea of “unknown”; indirectly talking of history, theory, image, a document, a book; but more of the unknown in a work of art; a progress of artist among the production way. Her project starts at 20:00 at District Kunst- und Kulturförderung (free entrance). More info: http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html http://www.district-berlin.com/detail_full.php?categorie_id=19&article_id=113&lang=en The crew at Waterloo, a former public toilet turned into a fantastic space for music, performances and experimentations of various kind, brings you today AV FORMAT with Moran Sanderovich, Dísa and Wooguru. Three performances, each lasting 30 minutes that will touch and twist their way around ideas of sexuality, repetition, space, body, uncanny, body-horror, alterity and more…It starts at 21:30 (entrance: donations) More info: http://www.mpa-b.org/may161.html http://www.berlinichliebedich.com/ Meanwhile, from our ongoing initiatives you may want to check out: CUT INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL today presents a performance by the Natural Physical Poetry group and participants from their recent workshop, at BLO-Ateliers starting from 20:00 (free entrance). More info: http://www.mpa-b.org/michael-steger.html https://www.facebook.com/events/238902499568087/?fref=ts Alexandra Gneissl continues her photographic experiment today at Admiralbrücke in Kreuzberg from 15:00 to 17:00. Titled FRAMEWORK she will set up visual limits and ask people, passersby and guests to project their image in whichever way they wish. More info: http://www.mpa-b.org/may151.html And…. ◊ (CON)TEMPORARY SPACE-TIME (exhibition) http://www.mpa-b.org/lan-hungh-yun-ting-hung–i-chen-tsou.html – WATER http://www.mpa-b.org/may2.html – SILENCE http://www.mpa-b.org/may101.html – ARTIST IN EXHIBITION http://www.mpa-b.org/may4.html – ON OFF MOMENTS http://www.mpa-b.org/may101.html” width=”843″ height=”1265″ />

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Caden Manson is Editor In Chief and Curator of Contemporary Performance Network and co-founder and artistic director of Big Art Group, a New York City performance company founded in 1999.

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