Montag, 15. Mai 2017

Teresa Riemann - Deutschland

Teresa Riemann  - Deutschland

Teresa Riemann was born in 1988 in Dachau, Germany.
Sprung from the dark caves of the collective german subconsciousness, forging an outlet via the Berlin Noise scene, Berlin based musician, writer and performance-artist Teresa Riemann explores, through her creative output, the darkness and even more-so the light, which can be found in the spaces we like to keep locked up far away from where anybody can see them. 
Playing drums, guitar and piano, Teresa Riemann is also a skilled vocalist. Her provocative and sometimes brutally unflinching exploration of all sides of life might make you sick, but in the process you will be coughing up the poison; you will feel better afterwards. 
Being attracted by every attempt to break existing laws about "how to do this right"  this curious mind always seeks the full, uncensored expression, seeks to be free in every second and challenges the consciousness of the audience instead of reproducing patterns that have been acknowledged and lost a lot of their primary energy. Time can never be poured into concrete, nor life. 
She perceives her performances as explicitly political. In her eyes, unpolitical art is just the numb affirmation of the existing and in no cogitable way neutrality. Therefore, every examination on the stage is necessarily a political one.
Since 2011 she has been organizing and staging numerous concerts, readings and performances in off-spaces from Poland to Tunisia.

Every dogma is a coma.

Schedule / Programm - 18. SoToDo Kongress für Performance Kunst

Freitag, 12. Mai 2017

Beate Linne - Deutschland

Beate Linne - Deutschland
Rosenstrasse 24
D-38642 Goslar
mobilel: +49 (0) 160 96409349
(*1967), ist bildende Künstlerin und arbeitet hauptsächlich im Feld der Performancekunst und Installation. Sie hat Architektur an der Universität Kassel, Sozialpädagogik an der Fachhochschule Hildesheim sowie Lehramt für Deutsch und Kunst an der Universität Hildesheim studiert. Seit 2007 arbeitet sie als freie Künstlerin und Kunstvermittlerin, co –organisierte und –kuratierte das internationale Performanceart Festival BLOW (D) und Transart Communication 2015 (HU). Ihre Arbeiten hat sie in Europa, Asien und Latein Amerika in Gallerien, Museen und Festivals präsentiert. Zuletzt (Auswahl)- Encuentro de Artes Vivas, Museo de Arte Contemporarneo de Oaxaca, Mexiko, 2017. 3rd Utopia, International Performance Art Meeting, Mexico City, Mexico, 2017. Performancear Ó Morir, Chihuahua, Norogachi, Mexico, 2017. ZAZ 2016, Internationales Performance Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016. VI Bienale International de Performance DEFORMERS, Santiago de Chile und Valdivia, Chile 2016. Gallery Walk for Charity, Hong Kong, 2016. Parabosis II und III, Chongqing Changjiang Contemporary Art Museum, Chongqing, China, 2016. UPON Interational Live Art Festival, Chengdu, China, 2016. Asiatopia Performance Conferences.S.E. Asia, Bangkog, Thailand, 2016.Ungemütlich VI Marseille Berlin, Marseille, Frankreich, 2016, Morni Hills Performance Art Biennale, Chandigarh, Indien, 2016.
Untersuchungen zu Kernfragen des Lebens und des menschlichen Seins sind Ausgangspunkte für die künstlerische Transformation dieser Auseinandersetzung.
Es ist eine andauernde Beschäftigung mit Fragen zu Identität, konventionellem und freiheitlichem Denken und Handel der Mitglieder einer Gesellschaft. In den Performances werden häufig physische oder körperliche Grenzen ausgelotet, indem der Körper als Werkzeug und Objekt dienen kann. 
Die Erscheinung der Performances können sehr unterschiedlich sein. Die Umsetzung der Idee ist ausschlaggebend. Hierbei wird immer der spezifische Raum und die gegebene Situation mit gedacht. Auch die aktive Einbeziehung des Puplikums in die Performance kann ein unvorhersehbares, nicht kalkulierbares Gestaltungselement sein.

Donnerstag, 11. Mai 2017

Jorge Hidalgo - Kolumbien

Jorge Hidalgo - Kolumbien
Seine Performances sind politisch provokative Protest Arbeiten. Die direkte Gegenüberstellung des Publikums mit ihren sozialen Symbolen und Vorstellungen sind Teil seiner Arbeit. Er konfrontiert die Zuschauer mit der Sichtweise derer, die, keine Stimme haben die am Rande der Gesellschaft stehen. Die Themen variieren von politisch kritischen Aussagen über soziale Themen die während der Performance mit religiösen und kulturellen Klischees verwoben werden, die transparent gemacht  oder ins absurde gezogen werden. Dabei verliert er nie den Hintergrund seiner indigenen Herkunft aus den Augen der sich wie ein roter Faden ist der sich durch seine Arbeiten zieht.
Performancekongresse und Festivals u.a. in Ecuador, Kolumbien, Deutschland, den Niederlanden, der Schweiz, Korea, Finnland, Estland, und Kanada u.a. 2004  internationaler Performancekongress in Seoul (Südkorea); Gwangju Biennale  Südkorea; 2006 internationalen Performancekongress „Viva Art“ in Montreal (Kanada); 2012 Dokumenta '13 in Kassel; 2014 Residence Projekts „The beat modulation beetween art and myth“ bei „space noon“, Suwon, Korea.

Lenka Klodova - Czech Republic

Lenka Klodova - Czech Republic
Address: Sluhy 94, 250 63 Mratin, Czech Republic
Phones: +420 603 499393
1969 born in Opava, Czech Republic/ studied Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design /AAAD/ in Prague. Originally sculptor she works in different media, prefers conceptual line of creation – photography, instalation, performance, art research. Her researches are focused on visual presentation of human relationships and on relation between art, human /specially women´s/ sexual experience and pornography. She received Ph.D. for art research on pornographic magazine for women. Since 2010 she became a head of Studio of Body design at Faculty of Fine Art at Brno University of technology. Her favorite academical and artistic topic is now human nudity as very natural state of body on one side and very political gesture on the other side. Recently her book Naked Situations – a guide through the main naked moments in contemporary society and catalogue of her works with nudity was published. She founded The Festival of naked forms – experimental platform for testing understanding of nudity in performance art and in Humanities. Festival is taking place in postindustrial art center Perla Divus in Vrane nad Vltavou, hopefully every year.

Montag, 8. Mai 2017

Non Grata- Estonia

Non Grata 
Around the name NON GRATA, there have been different hushes and shushes for a long time. Already from the point of view of the death of conventionalization of art it has embodied the horrible and unwanted disembodiment of the human person, from which the meaninglessness of nowadays art, is pouring out. For those, whose world of arts starts from the point, where the art world ends, NON GRATA has been a liberator, the orphic gap in the seemingly unalterable course, which however betrays us, it is a cure from incest. The main point of the group is ethical — it is the image of primitivism, impersonality and experimental creativity. The performances of the group take place according to the logic of avoiding codes. The presentations are physical texts, whose ways of orthography and reading are kept within limits of real actions by the group members. Aesthetical and provocative challenges are represented in places where the Art World doesn't work.

Anonymous Boh (Estonia)

Through non-stop world tours, performances, exhibitions, and publications, Anonymous Boh has created one of the most representative, significant, timely and transformative art movements in all of history. As Ring Master, Boh has become the Wild Bill Hickok, the P.T. Barnum, the Alfred Jarry, the Tristan Tzara, the Ezra Pound, the Orson Welles of our Era. We have entered The Apocalypse, The Storm. Boh, implementing all The Arts via NON GRATA’S Diverse Universe global performances, reveals to us not only where we presently stand in The Storm but he also conjures visions of our soon to be realised post-apocalyptic absurdly playfully tormented kaleidoscopic landscapes.

Devil Girl (Estonia)

An Estonian performance, installation and new media artist, Taje was trained at the alternative art institution Academia Non Grata in Estonia, as well as the Fine Arts Academies of Helsinki and Tallinn and Universität der Künste in Berlin. Since 1998, she is one of the main engines of International Non Grata Performance Group. As Devil Girl, this femme fatale has been seen on underground scenes worldwide, wild and anonymous. MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Samstag, 6. Mai 2017

Willem Wilhelmus - Finnland

Willem Wilhelmus - Finnland
a former student metallurgy
a former street worker
a former trainer in body awareness
now a former performer
and very curious what will come up next

Annabelle Widmann - Spain

Annabelle Widmann - Spain

Annabelle, artistically known as ellebannA was born on Ibiza into a creative and open minded environment. Studied costume design and construction for theatre in the UK. With an intense love for fantasy and passion for both costume & performance, the combination led her to creating her own world of Costume Performance. Its the costume that becomes the performance, and its the performance that counts on the costume. 

QUANTUM is ellebannAs most recent production which in fact was shown publicly for the first time when participating and hosting Gallery SoToDo 17th congress in Ibiza 2015. Since then QUANTUM quickly became internationally recognised performing in theatres, parties, private events and festivals. In 2016/17 QUANTUM was part of two award winning parties on Ibiza, Acid Sunday and WOOMOON. Recently QUANTUM has traveled to Fusion festival in Germany, BooM festival in Portugal, Clokenflap in Hong Kong, Subsonic in Australia, SoulVision in Brazil and the inspiring Tribal Gathering of Panama. Not only is QUANTUM blowing people’s minds at festivals and parties, it is also highly valued as an art installation/performance within formal exhibitions, as well as for VISUAL meditation exercises.

Fear is a state of mind, it is not real
manipulated truths, life becomes surreal,
whats the big deal?

Less is more & more is Less
Slow down your pace & free your stress,
it is worthless.

Fearless defenders of Freedom
 Share your Ancestors Wisdom,
heal them.

We are still all connected nonetheless
A platform to unite & free to express,
we are fearless.

Gilles Viandier - France

Gilles Viandier - France
Camino de Guerrero 290
11159 Vejer de la Frontera - Spain
+ 33 673 76 70 88
facebook: Gill Viandier + Street Pantone
Born in France in 1974, Gilles Viandier first graduated as an architect in 1997, questioning the urban and artistic conversion of industrial sites in Europe. Trained to contemporary dance in both Centre Chorégraphique National of Rennes and of Montpellier, he danced since 2000 in various independent companies in Montpellier, Marseille, Lausanne, Paris, Tilburg, Copenhagen, Ukraine, Geneva and Barcelona. Between 2009 and 2014 he lived in Berlin and worked with Abraham Hurtado, Ami Garmon, Willi Dorner, Jeremy Wade, Christoph Winkler, in The Village with 25 other Berliner choreographers for the Tanznacht 2010,  and William Forsythe. 
Also musician (piano, clarinet, singing), he took part in various musical projects and designed sets for theatre. Since 2006 he developed performances questioning public space and viewer’s role within #Number# and Street Pantone projects, investigating body commitment, perception of urban space and specific territory of many European cities. He was invited in residency in Budapest, Cluj-Napoca/Romania and festival Antigel in Geneva. Since 2014 he's based in the South of Cadiz in Spain.

Steve Vanoni - USA

Steve Vanoni - USA
I  paint, create performance art, produce artcars, cut steel, sculpt with clay and have been actively exhibiting my artwork in galleries for over 35 years. I consider myself to be one of the greatest living painters on the planet today and laugh at myself as much as possible!!!.  I have been an art's educator  since 1987, ran a great art gallery for nearly 10 years, play music for 50 years; now occasionally performing with a few Estonian musical projects and Dj as much as possible. I have been performing spoken word since 1981 and  act in film and TV when I can. I love doing  voice over work and was a member of one of the greatest Circuses for 3 years...  Please take a few minutes to view some images of the art .... 

Heikemaria unVOLLStellBar - Deutschland

HeikeMaria unVORStellBAR/ Langer    AB 030-28390872  mobil 0151-17353959
Auguststrasse 10 in 10117 Berlin Mitte 
bildende und darstellende Kunst      PRANA-Energiebehandlungen nach A.K.      Bewegungspädagogik

Mathieu Sylvestre - France

Mathieu Sylvestre - France
Tel. +41 78 886 07 46
Mathieu Sylvestre's work focuses on bringing noise music a plastic and physical/corporal approach.
The sound is loud and makes matters and bodies vibrated. The air takes a solid dimension.
Mathieu Sylvestre is an autodidact musician based in berlin since 2010. He came to Noise Music after 10 years as lead singer and guitarist in rock music field.
With guitars, cello or contact microphones he now experiments music as sounds and noises to make appeared the origin of vibrations as sounds with straight analog ways.
The live version of this approch is allways based on improvisation and live experiments in order to allows energy to come up and let possibilities wide open.
After about 100 shows since 2010 in Europe and the U.S this work is constantly enriched by different contexts and places.
The live piece has been evolving show after show and reinforced structures of extrem sound textures to the core of vibrations and focuses on bringing noise music a plastic and physical/corporal approach.
On the other hand, Mathieu Sylvestre composed sound tracks for visual artists as Wolfgang Petrick (D) or Saskia Edens (CH) and work to provide music/noise piece in collaboration with Performance artists on live shows with Frédéric Krauke (D), Risa Takita (JP), NoMass -contemporary dance group- (GR), Physical Poets -Butoh- (JP) etc. and composing sound pieces for Non Grata (Est) multimedia art books.
Mathieu Sylvestre performed in several performance festivals and art events, in art galleries as musician or performance art artist. He has also been involved into Diverse Universe European Tour since 2012.
And as claimed Ron Whitehead: "Listen listen listen to the droning mesmerizing exploding noise guitar of Mathieu Sylvestre as he creates and performs the soundtrack for the performance art.

Michael Steger - Deutschland

Michael Steger - Deutschland

(* 1968 in Augsburg) lebt und arbeitet als Schauspieler, Performance Künstler, und Silberschmied seit 1997 in Berlin. Seit 2006 organisierte und kuratierte er internationale Performance Art Festivals in Berlin: (Auswahl) ”SURVIVAL” (2014),” CUT” (2013), ”ESCAPE” (2012), “Hunger” (2011), “Diverse Universe” (2010), “International Printer & Performer Festival” (2009). Er ist Mitbegründer des Performance Künstler Kollektives „ Open Space Performunion“ (2005). Mit der Gruppe aber auch mit Solo Performances war er auf zahlreichen Festivals in Deutschland, Europa, Amerika und Asien, zuletzt auf dem JIEAF 2016, der Changwon Sculpture Biennale (Süd Korea) auf dem Crossing Border Festival 2016 in Hong Kong und auf der Parabiosis Art Exhibition in Chongquing 2016 (China) zu sehen. 1998 war er Mitbegründer des Kunst- und Aktionsraum Open Space Berlin (bis 2006). 2008 eröffnete er das Gold- und Silberschmiede Atelier VOLKSLUXUS in Berlin Kreuzberg.

Hyun ju Shin - Gio - South Korea

Hyunju Shin _Gio  - South Korea
She is a Butoh Dancer, Improvisation Performance Artist 
resonating with the unknown, unseen, unnamed. 
Encountering with hidden lives in us through body and dance beyond visible world. 
Exploring in between right and wrong, darkness and lightness, you and me… 
Body resonance to touch our nature, pure existence. 

She had created performances, workshops with Subbody Butoh School (India) for 5 years since 2012. Since 2013, has been spreading to Europe, Canada, India, Korea with Resonance Butoh Tour. Worked with Dance Company 14th Baktun(2013, Canada), Ten Pen Chii(2014, Germany). With JeJu International Experimental Arts Festival(2016), she began to create in Korea with KoPAS.  

Strong curiosity is ‘In Between’ on many visible, invisible borders with resonating forgotten spirits in us. In the process of creating and destroying endlessly, finally the question “Who we are” will emerge.  

Christian Schmidt-Chemnitzer - Germany

Christian Schmidt-Chemnitzer - Germany
eisblockperformance von christian schmidt-chemnitzer
im märz 1998 wollte ich in berlin einige eisblockperformances durchführen.
den eisblock stelle ich selber her in meinen kühlschrank und transportiere ihn dann mit einer campingkühlbox an die orte, wo ich dann eine stunde auf dem eisblock stehe. bekleidet bin ich mit einer pampers und in den händen halte ich einen kleinen eisblock von 6 cm durchmesser.
die erste eisblockperformance hatte ich 1997 in einer galerie in berlin durchgeführt. sie ging 1 stunde und 40 minuten. da aber in den innenstädten auch sehr viele büros sind, kam ich auf den gedanken, die performance immer in der zeit von 13.00 - 14.00 uhr zu zeigen.
außerdem beantrage ich immer eine genehmigung für die aktion. in berlin wollte ich an 3 tagen und an 3 unterschiedlichen orten die performance umsetzen. der erste tag sollte am roten rathaus stattfinden, am 2.tag das brandenburger tor und am 3.tag wollte ich an der gedächtniskirche auftreten. also brauchte ich drei genehmigungen von den jeweiligen grünflächenämtern und vom roten rathaus eine sondergenehmigung von der protokollstelle, wegen eventueller staatsempfänge. die gehnehmigungen wurden mir erteilt, aber von dem grünflächenamt in berlin-mitte wurde eine standgebühr von 65,-dm erhoben. nach anfrage wurde ich belehrt, daß ich doch einen platz in anspruch genommen habe, also bezahlte ich den betrag.
die windel hatte ich für jeden tag anders coloriert. für den l. tag war sie schwarz gefärbt, am 2.tag sah sie rot aus und am dritten tag gelb. 
weiterhin hatte ich die presse, den rundfunk und das fernsehen von meinem vorhaben informiert. einen freund hatte ich gebeten, doch alles mit videocamera zu filmen und eine freundin wollte einige fotos aufnehmen.
da nur ein eisblock in mein gefrierfach im kühlschranck paßt, stellte ich die beiden anderen eisblöcke schon tage vorher her und brachte sie bei freunden in deren gefrierkühlfach unter.
der erste tag war also am roten rathaus in berlin am 8. märz 1998 und die außentemperaturen lagen bei 8 grad. ich stellte mich also 13.00 uhr auf den eisblock auf den platz gegenüber von dem roten rathaus und wartete. freunde und passanten waren in dicken jacken oder mäntel eingehackt. einige passanten guckten neugierig. nach einer weile merkte ich, wie drei leute auf mich zutraten. sie stellten sich vor als reporter vom berliner rundfunk und überfielen mich gleich mit ihren fragen. die erste frage war natürlich "ob es kalt ist". diese frage konnte ich nur mit "ja, sehr kalt" beantworten. dann kamen die üblichen fragen "ob ich ein politisches motiv habe" und "was der sinn und zweck dieser kunstaktion" sei. man muß dabei bedenken, daß es auf so einem eisblock sehr glatt ist und ich mich die eine stunde lang sehr konzentriere, wenn ich dann noch fragen beantworte, benötige ich eine doppelte konzentration.
ein freund aus dresden rief mich dann tage später aufgeregt an, er hätte mich auf der fahrt im autoradio gehört. die presse kam leider nicht. aber ein fernsehteam aus kasachstan, was sich gerade im roten rathaus befand, filmte mich eine halbe stunde lang und war begeistert, daß solche aktionen in berlin möglich sind. ein rentnerpärchen erregte sich etwas belustigend und die frau sagte zu mir "ich solle doch damit aufhören, da ich mich doch erkälten könnte" und "ich sollte doch aufpassen, daß ich nicht in das krankenhaus muß".
auch kam eine schulklasse vorbei, die sich in reih und glied parallel zu mir aufstellte und sich von ihren mitschülem fotografieren ließ. einige arbeiter, die in der parkanlage arbeiteten und gerade ihre mittagspause hatten, schauten eine weile zu, stellten keine fragen, schauten aber nach 15 minuten auf die uhr. gegenüber im roten rathaus sah ich aber keine menschen in den fenstem.
nachdem die erste performance beendet war, ging ich natürlich mit meinen freunden in die nahe liegende eisbar und wir tranken einige bier. den eisblock habe ich dann mit nach hause genommen und in der spree wieder in freiheit gesetzt, wo ich ihn noch ein stück schwimmen sah.
als einige zeit später eine bekannte kuratorin mit mir über meine arbeit sprach, schaute sie mich an und sagte: "dann hast du ja garnichts zu verkaufen", was ich nur bestätigen konnte. vielleicht habe ich ja noch mal gelegenheit, mich in dieser zeitung mitzuteilen und dann berichte ich euch über die zwei anderen performances.
diese eisperformance habe ich dann noch in anderen städten in dieser welt gezeigt, wie in sacramento, tokyo, marseille, krakau, hong kong, helsinki und in einigen städten in deutschland.

Christian Schmidt-Chemnitzer
geboren 1968 in Kari-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz). Ausbildung in Trompete, Schlagzeug und Musiktheorie. Lebt und arbeitet seit 1996 in Berlin. 

Michael Schmacke - Deutschland

Michael Schmacke - Deutschland
Dunckerstrasse 14
10437 Berlin
00491741807611 mobil
00493044053690 land
born in Berlin(West) 1965
Hating school he has made a baking degree after which he started an investigation in the food processing industry.
In 1987 he witnessed the destruction of the supermarket Bolle. 
1988 he was able to display his art for the first time in the art squat STUTTGARTER HOF.
This action near Berlin wall brought him to the vivid art scene in Berlin(East) after the fall of that iron curtain.
This was the step to his international carreer. He produced dozens of films, heeps of music and started performance art with his art collective "The Fake Masters".
Found in 1994 they felt like introducing the word FAKE to Germany,
Czeck Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Russia, Switzerland, Egypt, Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Kosovo, Nigeria, all proove existing.

His performances explore the human soul and its search of truth and wisdom through the sense of humour.

"Coincidence is god because nobody can build it and it builded everything"

Hyun ji Park - South Korea

Hyun ji Park - South Korea

Since 1988 in South Korea, lives and works as an actress, performance artist since 2012 in Seoul. She is founder of the performance group “Monkeys’ Trip”. With this group, She has performed solo performances at festivals in New York and South Korea. 

Hany Park - South Korea

Hany Park - South Korea
Hany Park MA, Goldsmiths University of London. Her specialisms include Contemporary dance, Musical Theatre, Korean Dance and Embodied Breathing Method. Hany has performed in many countries during her career, working as a choreographer and dancer with international dance groups at festivals in Europe, U.S, Canada and East Asia. Hany recently choreographed a production 'Scandinavian Heart' in London in April, and a solo piece ‘Monsoon’ performed at Lake Studio Berlin. She has also taught Korean Dance with Kaya Dance Group in Berlin and recently at the E15 acting school in Essex University (UK). Her passion is embodied method breathing and energy, altered femininity and minority issues.

Open Space PerformUnion - Deutschland

Open Space Performunion - Deutschland
“The Field of Freedom is Shrinking and Freedom Needs a Field” – Paul Virillo

The Open Space Performunion was founded by Michael Steger in 2005 in response to an invitation to tour as a performance group with NON GRATA’s Diverse Universe Festival. A steadfast ensemble had already been creating performance events together within the circles of Open Space, which was founded in 1998 with the aim of collectively transforming any time and space—public space, museum, commercial space, street corners, subway, or theater space—into a real-time live art happening. The decision to become a performance art collective was an organic response to what already existed in the Open Space artistic community, since we were united by the necessity of expressing ourselves through Performance Art.

The members of this nomadically changing group—Tizo All, Anajara Amarante, Philip Brehse, Lars Crosby, Emily Kuhnke, Amy J. Klement, Dima Peels, Troels Primdahl, Michael Steger—as well as short-term collaborators, international performance artists such as NON GRATA, Kim Baek-ki, Mushimaru Fujieda to name a few, are extremely diverse in their backgrounds, and approaches to performance. That is possibly the essence of what is unique about us and also what keeps our works fresh and unexpected. The Performunion has performed at numerous locations in Berlin and toured extensively abroad at festivals in Canada, China, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and N.Y.C.

Seamus O'Donnell - Participating Artist

Seamus O'Donnell - Ireland

Séamus O´Donnell (kNiFeLoOp) works on different sound art projects since 1999. Solo or collaborative experiments can be with any mix of receivers and self built mini-transmitters; reel-to-reel tape machine loop or relay set ups, manipulated field recordings, self made devices, amplified objects and magnetic fields as well as other more traditional instruments and voice.