The Other Thing
The Other Thing invites you to immerse yourself for 24hrs into artistic research. Siegmar Zacharias is opening her research into a new work with the working title Slime Dynamics* (with Julia Rodriguez, Mirjam Sögner, Sandra Blatterer, Giulia Paolucci, David Eckelmann). (*borrowed from Ben Woodard):
“The Other Thing will gather people from the field of research who have developed their own practices around questions that I am working on (questions of fluidity, the materiality of speech, questions of darkness, the ethics of queering, the workings of the erotic and the affect of the abject and the uncanny – and how they contribute to a social imaginary). It is important to me that this event opens up a whole area of artistic and academic researches and practices, activating an experiencing and thinking together, sensing and observing the differences rather then building a watertight lineage. I have invited local and international practitioners that offer their perspectives and practices as projects in process. They are outstanding artists, philosophers, curators, DJane who are my real phantasmagoric reference points in this new work. What interests me in such a proposal is that it produces and reflects the fact that a work is part of an existing ecology. It opens up the theatre into a field of knowledge production and conversation.
Invited contributors by Siegmar Zacharias are: Valentina Desideri, Daniela Bershan, Ben Woodard, David Roden, Emma Haugh, Pontus Petterson, Anna Pehrson, Thomas Zamolo, Bettina Knaup, Mårten Spångberg, Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir.
There will be listening, watching, thinking, talking, eating, drinking and snoozing together.
Bring your lap top and your sleeping bag!”
Ongoing 1st April 11:00 – 2nd April 11:00. More details below.
(*Please note that this program is not the time order, only the contents, of the 24 hours)
DANIELA BERSAN / BABA ELECTRONICA
CAVEMUSIC – somatic DJing for horizontal people
Daniela Bershan aka Baba Electronica (DE/IL) is a visual artist and DJ best described as a media vagabond and fearless sampler. In her work – ranging from sculpture and performance to social organisation – the function of the DJ/Producer is conceptualized, contorted and extended into potentia-spaces for erotic/aesthetic practices and nonmonotonic thinking.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (aka Halla & Amanda)
Beauty and the Beast is a fake band, a dance performance, a party, a workshop and a life long collaboration between the choreographers Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir. They have been working together and apart in various constellations and projects for years now. It is always about friendship and they are never alone. They´re latest work is called DEAD, a pornographic poetry reading and a dystopian dance performance that merges the beauty of darkness and the in between.
Political Therapy (a collective experiment)
Valentina Desideri is an Amsterdam-based artist. She trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London (2003–2006) and later on did her MA in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2011–13). She does Fake Therapy and Political Therapy, she co-organises Performing Arts Forum in France, she speculates in writing with Prof. Stefano Harney, she engages in Poethical Readings with Prof. Denise Ferreira da Silva, she reads and writes.
The Re-appropriation of Sex in Public
A queer-feminist territorialisation of desire invoking Kathy Acker as method.
Emma Haugh is a visual artist and educator based in Dublin and Berlin. She is interested in representations of desire and the examination of cultural structures (architectural, linguistic, sexual, pedagogical) from queer-feminist perspectives. She works with performance, publishing, installation and collaboration towards developing and proposing spaces of potential and alterity.
performing (as) waste
Bettina Knaup is a Berlin-based independent curator and researcher with a focus on performance and gender. She has co-curated numerous festivals and exhibitions, among them the long term project re.act.feminism #2 – a performing archive. She publishes and lectures internationally and is currently a PhD research fellow at the Drama, Theatre and Performance Department of Roehampton University, London.
ANNA PEHRSSON; Light design: Thomas Zamolo, Dramaturge: Siegmar Zacharias
Cut in/ fold (studio version)
Anna Pehrsson, Stockholm, has been a member of Alias Compagnie, Stockholm City Theatre and Cullberg Ballet, and danced in works by Edouard Lock, Jefta van Dinther, Benoît Lachambre, Deborah Hay, Eszter Salamon, Cristian Duarte, Stina Nyberg and Alexandra Waierstall among others. She holds an MFA in Choreography from DOCH, Stockholm and she is an artistic advisor for MARC in Kivik.
You are not my daughter & The edge of the mirror
Pontus Pettersson works within the field of dance and choreography. From cat practicing to poetry, from fortune telling to dancing. On and off stage; his work splits dance and choreography and re-merge them into temporal expressions.
In the Country of the Broken
David Roden teaches Philosophy at the Open University His published work has addressed the relationship between deconstruction and analytic philosophy, philosophical naturalism, the metaphysics of sound and posthumanism. His book Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human (Routledge 2014) considers the metaphysical, epistemological and ethical implications of the existence of posthumans: powerful nonhuman agents produced by human-instigated technological processes.
Mårten Spångberg is a Swedish choreographer, curator, writer, and performer. His interests concern choreography in an expanded field, something that he has approached through experimental practices and creative process in multiplicity of formats and expressions in works like Natten; The Internet; La Substance, but in English.
Murderous Overload: Nostalgia/Sentimentality/Horror
Ben Woodard is a researcher at the Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft at Leuphana University. He works on the relationship between naturalism, idealism, and the sciences as well as on horror and the weird in film and literature. As part of P.S. he organizes events at PAF in St Erme, France.
- Zacharias ticket combo
Siegmar Zacharias & SXS Enterprise presents THE CLOUD: a cosmo-choreography made by animals, vegetables, minerals, humans, concepts and emotions at MDT 7 + 8 April. Buy a combined ticket to see both for 200/100 kr HERE.
- About Siegmar Zacharias
Siegmar Zacharias is a performance artist and theorist. Her works produce situations of embodied dirty thinking together through matters and matter. They develop formats of performances, installations, discursive encounters and curation/invitation dealing with questions of agency, liquification, modes of knowledge porduction as collaboration, ecology of artistic practice. Recent works include: The Cloud: a cosmo-choreography made by animals,vegetables, minerals, humans, concepts and emotions.; Dirty thinking; invasive hospitality; Dirty Talk. Juxtaposing theory and materiality they are situated between feeling and thinking, do-it-yourself low tech and high tech. They have been presented nationally and internationally in theatres, galleries, green houses, clubs, festivals, the woods, and up in the sky.
She co-founded the trans-disciplinary international collective SXS Enterprise and initiated the project WOW (WomenOnWork) – We work here! a professional research- and exchange network for performance artists in Berlin.
Siegmar studied philosophy und comparative literature in Berlin (FU) and London (UCL) und Performance Art at DasArts Amsterdam. Teaching includes: DOCH Stockholm, HZT Berlin, DAS Theater Amsterdam.
Initiator: Siegmar Zacharias. Invited contributors: Valentina Desideri, Daniela Bershan, Ben Woodard, David Roden, Emma Haugh, Pontus Petterson, Anna Pehrson, Thomas Zamolo, Bettina Knaup, Mårten Spångberg, Amanda Apetrea and Halla Ólafsdóttir. Co-produced by MDT. Funded by Goethe Institut.