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◊ MPA-B 2014 | MAY 25 ROUND-UP ◊



We have come to the last day of HOTEL OBSCURA, within a couple of hours the 8 artists will be released from the confined rooms of the hotel they have been assigned to for the last 48hours. Following the end of HOTEL OBSCURA their will be a post-performance discussion, ARE YOU STILL WITH US? with the artists on experimental intimacy, exquisite pressure and durational work. From 13:30 at the MPA-HUB

DIRECT ACTION runs into the third day of the festival. Opening with a Brunch at 12:00, with work by Navigate collective and Marion Ritzman. As well as a open discussion on performance art, open video program and a evening BBQ. (***LOCATION Abteilung für Alles Andere***)

From 12:00 at the MPA-HUB Greg McLaren will present a durational piece on Flag desecration. The act of burning, tearing, stamping on – is a big deal for some and a redundant act for others.

From 15:00-15:30 we present a river walk with River Lin part of the HUB STUDIO SESSIONS. Exploring how to walk as a river, and how to move on from a position to another in a open space? When being Slow as a method to walk, move and even dance, awakening the consciousness of body related to the presence, something ritualistic might happen at some unknown moment. Now that, let a figure of body become a river in the air.

From 17:00, WORKS ON PAPER II: PANDAMONIUM will continue at MOMENTUM. Works on Paper inverts classic assumptions of paper as a medium, inviting performance artists to approach paper not as a static blank canvas, but as a dynamic source of conceptual and performative possibility. With Thomas Eller.

From 17:00-18:00 the MPA-HUB will host Steve Slater and his performance BLACK HOLE. I want to build a black hole. A depression. A compression. A decompression. A space where things are lost, changed, altered, smashed and made anew…

From 18:30-19:30 at the MPA-HUB we present Ernst Fischer and Thomas John Baconwith PASSION/FLOWER. Two bodies; together yet yet apart, sit alone. They are engaged in an act of ritual self-flagellation, occasionally peaking but never climatically so.

Following today’s performances at the MPA-HUB, Greg McLaren, Steve Slater, Ernst Fischer and Thomas John Bacon will be part of an AUDIENCE TALK, discusses the days performances, moderated by Leen Horsford.

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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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