rage`n`boredom Wednesday, 25.10.2023 7 - 24 pm West Germany, Skalitzer Str. 133, Berlin free admission
Irina Novarese / Jonathan Scotti / Karø Goldt / Matthias Mayer / M van Hundt / Otto Hashmi / Saeed Foroghi / Curated by Karø Goldt
Live Acts: Reading „Gegensatzpläne, ein Kommentar„ M van Hundt 8 p.m. Recorder Performance „Pied Piper“ Otto Hashmi 8:30 pm Sound Performance "Vom Abbau der Welt zu Ganz Berlin", Matthias Mayer aka DJ Sporty Jack, 9 p.m.
There are some politically motivated exhibitions that deal with individual topics artistically; sometimes educational, sometimes appealing or documentary motivated. The question arises for me whether it is possible at the moment to make non-political and/or non-feminist art. Or is it appropriate right now to become apolitical out of antagonism? It is not possible to successfully escape the tide of things going wrong. Nor is it possible to take a position on everything. The overall picture is a bleak one.
What artists can do is speak out over and over again and present an attitude to the grievances and the general and personal situation.
One consequence of the situation described above is the permanent underlying anger I feel, which is accompanied by an exhaustion of having to negotiate the same thing over and over again, which I call rage'n'boredom here.
For this exhibition I have invited colleagues to exemplify the socio-psychological situation of artists from different perspectives. The positions of the participating artists show in the exhibition with the accompanying performative parts a personal picture of the current situation and take their own attitude, which is combined in the exhibition to an overall impression. The aim is to bring the exhibits and performances into their own visual-acoustic dialogue.
During the discussions in preparation for this exhibition it became clear: we share an interest in expressing ourselves, but we did not agree on the terms anger and boredom. The discussions in the preparation were interesting, intense, controversial and it became clear to me that it is not possible here to come to a text that can be formulated in a "we". But what seems more important to me is: in the exhibition we will present ourselves together and in very different ways for 5 hours. The emphasis here is on the dialogical of the different artistic positions and not on a theoretical common attitude. The discussions in the preparation, such as formulating the differences, disagreeing and yet working out a project together critically, which show the similarities and also the differences is the result.
Recorder Performance "Pied Piper" Otto Hashmi Otto Hashmi plays a free recorder composition inspired by the motif of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. The beginning is classically calm and ends in the rage of the present. Otto is a recorder player and composer from London, UK.
Sound Performance "Vom Abbau der Welt zu Ganz Berlin", Matthias Mayer aka DJ Sporty Jack In October 2022, Wolfgang Müller from "Die Tödliche Doris" had called for the participation contest "DIY - Doris zum Selbermachen. Create your own Doris!" and provided 19 non-copyrighted recordings made between 1980 and 1982 for own compositions, which should not last longer than three minutes. From these, Matthias Mayer aka DJ Sporty Jack produced the track "Abbau der Welt" (Dismantling the World) using his own sampling and mixing technique that combines anologous and digital processes, which he performs with the help of numerous cassette decks and large mixing consoles. This sound collage and other challenging sound compositions are part of his entire spectrum, which ranges from the experimental to "conventional" electro and crossover tracks.
Videos by Karø Goldtnarzissus (floral) DE/A T/NZ 2007, Colour, Sound: pumice,3 min. FEMICIDE (english version) DE/USA 2020, Colour, Music: Timothy Shearer, 6 min.Ready to Ride the Tiger DE/USA 2021, Colour, Music: Timothy Shearer, 1 ½ min.Comments on FEMICIDE DE 2021, Colour, field recordings Goldt, 5 1/2 Min. ever now DE / USA 2004 / 2023, Colour, Sound: Jimmy Peggie, 10 min the shortest day DE/A T 2017, Colour, Music: oval, 3 min.solstice DE 2007/2021,Colour, Music: J. Grözinger, 5 min. Choose Your Battles DE / USA 2022, Colour, Music: Timothy Shearer 4 1/2 min.vanitas DE / USA 2023, Colour, Music: Jimmy Peggie, 6 min.
Irina Novarese: https://irinanovarese.de/do-the-words/ Jonathan Scotti: https://www.instagram.com/jonathanrasmusscotti/ Karø Goldt: http://www.karoegoldt.de/news Matthias Mayer: https://matthiasmayer.org M van Hundt: https://www.myself-in-a-sleeping-world-downtown.de/ Otto Hashmi: www.ottohashmi.comSaeed Foroghi: http://saeed-foroghi.com/