Wednesday Sep 14, 2022

Fluid selves, fluid Berlin #7 Finale: Body talk

Imagine a cold, dark and rainy afternoon in November. The group (Dimitrova, Espinosa, Zahn, Wong, Krier and audiotechnician Robert) gathers under an old amusement park bumper-car-roof. We wear silent headphones with discolights. We are in the shadows of Haus der Statistik, that houses artistic and research based projects during its renovation. We use a score by Mia Habib and walk clockwise in circles. Robert stands in the middle, holding the mic. 

A walking, searching conversation that covers most subjects we touched upon these past few days: fluidity, violence, urban capitalism, the relation between body, city and health. The tone of the conversation is committed yet bleak. At the end Sophie lights up the space by quoting Puddles the Pelican: “It’s gonna be alright, even if it’s not gonna be alright”. 

References:

Glossary of Urban Praxis, Werkstätte Berlin, 2022:
https://www.urbanepraxis.berlin/glossary-of-urban-praxis/?lang=en
Modellprojekt Haus der Statistik:
https://hausderstatistik.org
Mia Habib: All, a physical form of protest:
https://www.miahabib.com/?portfolio=all-a-physical-poem-of-protest
Beyoncé, Formation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZJPJV__bQ
Body of Bodies, Stadterweitern:
https://stadterweitern.de/publication
A pluralistic universe, William James, 1908:
https://journals.openedition.org/ejpap/756
Neue Kreuzberger Kunstverein:
https://www.nbk.org/de
Jeremy Wade aka Puddles the Pelican:
https://showdownpodcast.podigee.io/69-new-episode

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