Performances

Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio in Travesti de Sangre (with Stefanie Seibold) 2012. Photo Erre de Hierro/Montehermoso. Courtesy of Art Labour Archives

Performances 20-23.05.2013*

Tickets 14/8 Euros

Ballhaus Naunynstraße

Naunynstrasse 27

10997 Berlin

Tickets
Tel. +49(0)30 / 754 537 25 –

Only phone reservations. Ballhaus Naunynstrasse does not guarantee any reservations made via email. On the days of the event, the counter is open from 17.30 onwards. To buy tickets online for the performances go to the monthly program of Ballhaus Naunynstrasse : http://www.ballhausnaunynstrasse.de/index.php?id=21&evt=815&L=0. At the top, after each performance title, there is a KARTEN KAUFEN link, click there to proceed with your purchase. Further down you can find the English and German synopsis of each performance as well as the artists biographies. Due to capacity limitations we could only offer discounted tickets for selected guests. These tickets are already sold out. For those participants that have further inquiries please contact Alanna Lockward on her usual address. You can also find the performances synopses and artists biographies in our catalogue: https://decolonizingthecoldwar.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/bebop-2013-catalogue-online.pdf

Monday May 20

20:00-20:40

Hommage à Sara Bartman + Teresa María Díaz Nerio

21:00-22:00

Mariposa Ancestral Memory + Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet

Tuesday May 21

20:00-21:30

Canned Goat + Quinsy Gario + Muna Shirwa

Wednesday May 22

20:00-21:00

Lacunae + Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter

21:15-22:00

Whip it Good + Jeannette Ehlers

Thursday May 23

22:30-24:00

Sassafras, Cypres & Indigo – Vaginal Davis, Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness + Vaginal Davis

 

(*) All performances at the end will have a variable time (15-30 min) for Q & A moderated by the artists themselves.

Monday May 20

20:00-20:40

Hommage à Sara Bartman + Teresa María Díaz Nerio

DEFINITIVE Teresa Diaz Nerio Bartman

Synopsis

The performance and video work Hommage à Sara Bartman (2007) elucidates the life, death and afterlife of a South African Khoisan woman, known as the “Hottentot Venus”, who was exhibited in England and Paris at the beginning of the 19th century as part of a popular entertainment industry of freak shows, menageries, theatres and pleasure gardens. The work touches on the fact that Blackness has a history of being performed in a derogatory way. The artist remains motionless on a pedestal, suggesting a helpless state of objectification of the Black female body that has been raped, exhibited and voyeuristically illustrated as just another one of “Man’s” trophies.

Bio

Teresa María Díaz Nerio is a Dominican visual and performance artist and researcher living in Amsterdam. She graduated as a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2007) and received her Master in Fine Arts from the Dutch Art Institute (2009). She researches subjects informed by the history of colonial and neocolonial invasions in the Global South and challenges the hegemonic Western notions of identity.

http://teresadiaznerio.wordpress.com/

21:00-22:00

Mariposa Ancestral Memory + Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet

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Synopsis

This performance attempts to delink from Western-centered definitions of aesthetics and representation, as it examines the present living conditions of US Latinos and undocumented immigrants in the USA. It connects this present with transnational histories of people of color (defined along axes of oppression and emancipation) and centralizes Afro-Cuban spiritual practices. The intersectional inequalities suffered by women of color will also gain attention.

Bio

Raúl Moarquech Ferrera Balanquet was born in Havana, Cuba in 1958. He gained an MFA in Multimedia and Video Art at the University of Iowa in 1992. Since then he has curated major media arts exhibits in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico, among which the InteractivA’ 01 and InteractivA’03 for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACAY) in Mérida, Yucatán, México.

http://vimeo.com/user1111761

 

Tuesday May 21

20:00-21:30

Canned Goat + Quinsy Gario + Muna Shirwa (Photo by Roy van der Linden)

Geit in Blik

Synopsis

During general political elections in Europe, the voices of migrants are usually silenced unless they can be instrumentalized as tokens to say something wholesale about migration. In Canned Goat, an alternative political system is presented in which the biggest five political parties participate in a Eurovision song festival type of knock-off. During a live television debate, the stories of migrants become central to the decision-making process.

Bio

Quinsy Gario is a spoken word performer and is currently following the MA program Comparative Women‘s Studies in Culture and Politics at the Gender Studies Department of the University of Utrecht. He makes art under the banner of NON EMPLOYEES.

http://www.nonemployees.com/

Wednesday May 22

20:00-20:40

Lacunae + Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter

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Synopsis

Venting rage, I threw myself on the ground: thrashing and writhing. But I was told: “You’re just this beautiful Black body rolling on the ground.” How much longer?

Bio

The couple Ingrid Mwangi and Robert Hutter propose to be a single artist, making video, photo and performance works exploring the black body in the West. Mwangi Hutter lives and works in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Nairobi, Kenya. Solo Exhibitions include: ‘Paradise: the Hidden Land’, Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, Germany, 2011-12; ‘Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter. Constant Triumph’, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2011.

http://www.ingridmwangi.de/ingrid_mwangi_robert_hutter/home.htm

21:15-22:00

WHIP IT GOOD + Jeannette Ehlers

Jeannette Ehlers Blackmagicgreen#1

Bio

Jeannette Ehlers studied at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The Funen Academy of Fine Arts. Her works explores the Danish enslavement trade and colonialism worldwide through digitally manipulated photographs and video installations. http://www.jeannetteehlers.dk/

Thursday May 23

22:30-23:30

Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo – Vaginal Davis, Black Screen Images and the Notion of Freakiness + Vaginal Davis

 

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Bio

Vaginal Davis is an American genderqueer performing artist, painter, independent curator, composer, and writer. Davis’ name is a homage to activist Angela Davis. This gender-queer, art-music icon made her first appearances in Los Angeles’s club scene. She champions terrorist drag, a performance aesthetic brusquely interrupting the cultural assimilation of commercial or mainstream drag characteristics.

http://www.vaginaldavis.com/

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