re.act.feminism #2 is a continually expanding, temporary, and traveling performance archive. Making stops throughout six European countries from 2011 to 2013, it will be coming to Berlin at the Akademie der Künste from June 21 to August 18. Re.act.feminism presents feminist, gendercritical, and queer performance art by over 120 artists and artist collectives spanning from the 1960s to the 1980s, as well as some contemporary positions. The project continually expands by traveling through cities and using local research and cooperation with art institutions and academies. Also contributing to the archive are exhibitions, screenings, performances, and discussions held in each city along the way.
Ghazel – “Black Hole II” (2011), (extract) beta digital video, 04 min. 22 sec.; Images courtesy of Carbon 12 Dubai
For its stop in Berlin, re.act feminism brings together the results from past cities with an additional open space for lectures, performances, workshops, and screenings. This space serves as a public work space for Berlin based artist groups, student seminars of universities and art academies, and the re.act. feminism jour fixe for joint viewing and conversation.
Events in Berlin begin Jun. 21 at 7pm with Screenings, Performances, and an opening talk by Nele Hertling, vice-president, Akademie der Künste, as well as Curators Bettina Knaup and Beatrice E. Stammer. Various events will be held until the 18th of August with a Finissage including special guest a.o. Faith Wilding.
A few particular events in the program have come onto our radar. On Jun. 22 at 4pm Genderoriented performative practices in the MENASA-Region presents screenings and an artist talk moderated by Kathrin Becker (D) with a.o. Ghazel.
On Jun. 29 at 3pm, the first segment of “Feminist Performance and Performance Practices in Latin America” hosts a performance lecture and screenings. The second segment will be the next day, Jun 30 at 3pm.
On Jul. 14 from 12-7pm Schwarze Schokolade will present artist performance group 1983-2013, with contributions by Chris Werner, Rotraud von der Heide, Roswitha Baumeister, Renate Hampke, Ute Wigand, Ursula Bierther, Anne Jud and Monika Funke.
Participating artists and artist groups as well as a schedule of events in Berlin can be found here .
Find more information and visit the ongoing exhibition and archive program here .
Blog entry by Sarah Gretsch, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.