The questions raised by the vases in the exhibition (Vessel in Motion, May 5 – 26, 2018 at KV Leipzig) about animism, corporeality, feminism, representation and design are reflected upon and expanded in different ways through performative moments enacted by three artists. A site-specific exhibition display offers both a stage for those performances as well as an integration of the vases in the specific architecture of the KV.
Infos about the exhibition: kunstverein-leipzig.de
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Performance I + II
May 18, 2018, 19:00 + 20:00 h
Kleine Bottle by Lissy Willberg with Chiara Kastner and Maria Oblicka
Wandering containers; travelling upon a one-sided surface. A journey of uncountable encounters. Tra...velling upon this plane, one is meeting endlessly. No side to no-one. A surface for projection. The perfect simulation of what is called real. Thinking about illusion is thinking about reality. Thinking about you is thinking about me.
Jealousy by Lotte Meret Effinger with Sharon van Overmeiren and Marie Rathscheck
Using the potential of the ritual the performance investigates ways of dealing with emotions such as fear, jealousy and hate. Effinger and Overmeiren explore the use of fantastical strategies from fantasy and science fiction to recover from emotional trauma.
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May 19, 2018, 20:30
Anna McCarthy with MOON NOT WAR
Anna McCarthy will perform live excerpts from her recent project THE MAN IN THE MOON (AND SHE LIKES IT) with a live show by her band MOON NOT WAR.
The vengeance of hell boils in my heart
Death and Despair blaze around me
Outcast be forever
Forsaken be forever
Everyday is a making love to me day forever
Everyday is a making love to me day never
MOON NOT WAR (founded in February 2018) are Anna McCarthy, Antenne Danger, Ruben Granados-Hughes and Shino Plum. In M.N.W McCarthy writes and sings texts about borderline sexual experiences accompanied by a humming and creaky bass, while Danger‘s hypnotic choral singing with an epic keyboard sound reminds of Morricone and Beak, Granados hits the drums as if it was a piece of meat and Plum underscores it all with minimal guitar, giving goose bumps.
Vessel in Motion
May 5 — May 26, 2018
with Anna McCarthy, Lotte Meret Effinger, Pablo Ehmer, Lindsay Lawson, Peggy Pehl, Teresa Schönherr, Ronny Szillo, Lissy Willberg
Curated by Anna Jehle and Juliane Schickedanz
Conception and realisation of the exhibition display in cooperation with Marlene Oeken
Funded by Stiftung Kulturwerk VG Bild – Kunst, Kulturamt der Stadt Leipzig and Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen