Come to see Das Ist Doch Keine Art!

November 4, 2012 in Workshops

First session: 15 or 17 November 2012, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
Second session: 20 November 2012, 5:00 – 8:00 PM
The „Spatial Compositions” workshops
Venue: Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Sala Audiowizualna, admission free
Registration: a.rogowska@m-pra.org (please choose the date of the first session)

Friday, 23 November 2012, 5:00 PM
The „Spatial Compositions” performance
Venue: PoznańGłówny Railway Station, admission free

Come to see the workshops and performance by Das IstDochKeine Art!, which form a part of the International Artists in Residence Program in Poznan.

Das Ist Doch Keine Art! Is a Berlin duo formed by Magdalena Frankiewicz and Yael Sherill. The artists’ main focus are interventions in urban space which uncover the relationships between everyday activities and our emotional and mental reaction to our surroundings.On 23 November 2012 at 5:00 PMat the main railway station, they will present a performance titled  „Spatial Compositions”, which opened in Berlin at the Zwieschenraum festival.

The performance uses as its model a children’s game, where a specific gesture on the part of the leader elicits a particular reponsefromt he participants. This way, the artists hope to bring to light our social habits and customsrelated to the use of public spaces. The event will be based on a series of workshops on kinetic improvisation, which will be held earlier for those interested.

The workshops aim to develop the participants’ creativity and encouragean improvisation technique based on movement sequences learned during the classes. The students will create their own body and movement language, based on their experiences and memories, and analyze the innate social habits. The performance is centered around a unique body vocab. The final intervention in public space will employ the participants’ newly-acquired skills to approach the urban space in an unusual way, transforming not only the place, but also the participants. For a while, they will change into space explorers, trying to challenge the routine attitudes and question the ingrained habits.