Berlin // Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
As part of the Vorspiel programming for the 2018 transmediale festival, Import Projects, the nonprofit independent project space known for its innovative programming dissecting cultural production and debate, is hosting ‘Check Out.’ A series of installations and performances, ‘Check Out’ explores the dualisms of platform capitalism vs. the sharing economy, mediation vs. meditation, self-checkout vs. obsession, and terror vs. revolution.
On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Icelandic multidisciplinary artist Curver Thoroddsen will present ‘French Kiss with Enya pt. 1,’ an audio-video performance that examines pop icon Enya and her taboo-like cult in closed music circles—the first part of a trilogy that will conclude in Reykjavik and London over the next year. Import Projects also invites visitors to “physically and emotionally detoxify” inside the gallery in Alanna Lawley’s participatory installation ‘Saunatorium,’ playing with the awkward nature of self-care and the uncertainty of healing in a public space. The gallery will also feature installations and films by Aram Bartholl and Dani Ploeger.