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performances / works / 2019

umwölkte utopie II

Installation as part of ALPHABET DES ANARCHISTISCHES AMATEURS, Steirischer Herbst, <rotor>, Graz, 2019

M for people: “Future inmates of coffins who can walk around for a while and do all sorts of jokes.” That is one of hundreds of definitions from the alphabet of the anarchist amateurs. Published in 2007 by the Grazian Germanist Beatrix Müller-Kampel, the volume collects “Aphorisms, Sentences and Reflections” from Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn. From 1923 to 1929 he lived in Thoneben in the municipality of Semriach, north of Graz. His periodical publication Das Nebelhorn was published for the first time in these years. The exhibition connects his writings with the works of contemporary artists. It provides impulses for dealing with anarchism, which “wants to create a suitable social framework for the greatest possible individual freedom on the basis of radical democratic principles”, while at the same time “achieving the greatest possible equality and justice”, as can be read from the writer Ilija Trojanow.

At a time when nationalist narrowing and totalitarian tendencies are on the move again, this is more topical than ever.

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lectures / texts / 2017

Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen.

Catalog presentation, Kunstraum Munich, April 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

The Berlin artist group bankleer presents its current catalog, a documentation about their project Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen, that took place at Max-Joseph-Platz last summer in Munich. With sounds (Patrik Catani) and recitations of Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen as well as inserts of Bachtin, Rabelais and the political artist as Pantagruel (with a performance by Olaf Becker and an introduction by Daniela Stöppel). more

performances / works / 2014

Sleepy Hollows

Performance and Installation, Herbstsalon, Maxim Gorki Theater, Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin, 2013

Relating to the past function of the exhibition space as the former residence of the Prussian ministry of finance, the artist duo bankleer questions the role of contemporary financial systems in shaping our lives. The larger-than-life heads of Angela Merkel (Chancellor of Germany), Marion Draghi (President of the European Central Bank) and Dutty Boukman ( pioneer of the Haitian revolution of 1791) more

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performances / 2003

go for gemetzel!

go for gemetzel, game installation and video (13.45 min.), Schauspielhaus Hamburg, 2003

A game situation inspired by the New Game movement is translated into current economic conditions. A sports presenter talks about the advance of economic power into bodies and about empowerment as a state strategy for stabilizing individual subjects in order to be able to expose them to an unsecured capitalism.

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