We proudly present our first real-world event MOVEMENT!, which will take place on the May 24 at SHIFT, the new project space of Tresor Club on Köpenicker Straße between Berlin-Kreuzberg and Mitte. The event, with which we’ll celebrate our 4th birthday, aims to show different ways in which contemporary artists use music and sound in combination with dance and other body practices in order to investigate and express queer identification or dis-identification.
We will show 10 different works by artists who identify as queer, trans* and feminist, each of them working with different points of departure such as race, class, and gender. All approaches explore the intersection of the individual and the community, combining a critique towards the normalizing institutions of modern capitalistic society with utopian spirit and practice. The evening’s program ranges from short documentaries and music videos to recordings of live performances. Most of the projects were created and released within the last two years and will be screened with the kind permission of the artists.
We’re especially proud to present the Europe premiere of “Free Jazz” by Oakland-based musician and choreographer Brontez Purnell and his dance company, as well as an excerpt of Bombay-based artist Tejal Shah’s beautiful “Between the Waves” installation which she created for last year’s dOCUMENTA 13.
The program will offer the rare opportunity to see an excerpt of Peaches’ performance in the opera production “L’Orfeo” (directed by Daniel Cremer) at HAU in 2012 and the short film “POSH!” by Simon Paetau about Berlin-based artist Ronique XXX aka POSH! The Prince which premiered earlier this year.
Here’s a list of the films we will be screening.
Brontez Purnell Dance Company: Free Jazz, 2013
Go! Push Pops: BoomBoxBoy and Bulimic Flow, 2012
Margaret V. Haines / Dan Bodan: Nudity & Atrocity, 2011
Simon Paetau: POSH!, 2012
Peaches / Daniel Cremer: L’Orfeo (excerpt), 2012
Liz Rosenfeld/Dylan Mira: Sagitanus, 2005
Tejal Shah: Between The Waves – Landfill Dance, 2012
Chris E. Vargas: Cry Boy Cry, 2012
Please feel to join our Facebook event and to invite your friends. We’d be happy to have you over.