tactileBOSCH Berlin: Black & Blue
In the frame of the ceasing exhibition performances will be shown by:
Beth Greenhalgh | Iwan Ap Huw Morgan | Phil Babot
Finissage: Samstag 21. November 2015, 19 Uhr
|Phil Babot: 19:15 – 21:15 (durational work)
Iwan Ap Huw Morgan: 19:45 – 20:15
Beth Greenhalgh: 20:30 – 21:00
Iwan Ap Huw Morgan has studied the ritual practises of ancient Mexican peoples including the Olmec, Toltec and Aztec, and his new performance piece focuses on the physical body as a vehicle that carries with it the memories and traumas of self-destruction. Through the expression of haunting vocalisations, physical movement and unmasking, new truths are revealed during a ritual transformation.
Beth Greenhalgh’s performance work deals with loss, dystopias, utopias, other worlds, ritual, things that were, foraging, dreams, and endings. Her new work is based on a particular set of ruins, linking myth, loss and ritual. A series of sculptural pieces rely on her body to exhibit them, and through wearing the ruin on her body she carries the burden and weight of its symbolic history.
Phil Babot’s work emphasises stillness as a way of highlighting beauty in the mundane, focussing attention on the extraordinary in the everyday. His new piece centres on the former divisions created by the Berlin Wall and its dissolution leading to unification. By aligning himself along an east−west axis, he has chosen to look towards the future to confront the present and acknowledge the past.
Black + blue is an alchemical exhibition, shot through with the play of dualities – light and dark, life and death, dust and gold, love and destruction, male and female, apocalyptic and elegiac, broken and resplendent, bruised and dancing. The title black + blue refers to the challenges that we all face in times of significant transformation, and themes of loss, memory, and trauma run through and beneath the works. But more importantly there is also healing, resilience and renewal, and it is here that new potentials and possibilities emerge. We arise from extirpation battered and bruised, black and blue, but as we dance amongst the ruins we also discover new ways to live. (Curated by Tereza de Arruda)
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