Participants are invited to make themselves comfortable in the circular set-up of ›Ocean‹ to a live-soundtrack that slowly transforms from intimacy and fragility to vastness. Alongside unfolding symbolic gestures, sounds, and objects, ›Ocean‹ merges familiar acts of reproductive labour and feminized work, meeting the condition for much needed affective, ecological, and political change. ›Ocean‹ invokes that we are much more resourceful and connected than we allow ourselves to be.
Participants are welcome to drop by at any particular moment during opening times and stay as long as they want. No registration needed.
OCEAN is a system powered by Daniela Bershan in collaboration with Deborah Birch, Sara Leghissa and Sabrina Seifried.
Guided and performed by: Daniela Bershan, Sara Leghissa, Kate McIntosh.
Live Sound: Daniela Bershan
Costumes: Sabrina Seifried
Set and Objects: Daniela Bershan
Energy Coaching: Fi James
Video Trailer: Christopher Daley
Co-Production: MDT, Goethe Institute Stockholm, Kunstencentrum Buda, Centre-Pompidou Kanal
Daniela Bershan a.k.a. Baba Electronica is an artist, DJ and independent researcher. Through her work – ranging from sculpture and performance to community building and sound – she proposes practices of collective intimacy and care as a way to study and honor affective and relational structures; Her current work is exploring the ecological, historical, emotional and political dimensions of reproductive labour and its re-organization through different registers. She composes and holds potentia-spaces for erotic/aesthetic practices and non-monotonic thinking. Daniela co-founded and directed FATFORM (NL), and is co-organizing in collaboration with Valentina Desideri ELSEWHERE & OTHERWISE at Performing Arts Forum (FR). Her work and collaborations have been presented at ao. 29th Sao Paulo Biennale (BR), De Appel Arts Centre (NL), MaerzMusik (DE), KunstenfestivaldesArts (BE), W139 (NL), Portikus (DE), NAS Gallery Sydney (AU), Capacete (BR), Paradiso (NL), Dansehallerne (DK), MDT (SE), Le CentQuatre (FR), CentroCentro (ES), Tempo Festival (BR) and Triennale Luxembourg (LUX).
The venue is barrier-free but the gender-neutral toilets are not. The space is such that there are big windows that open to a large public outdoor area, so the indoor spaces are well ventilated. Chairs with backs are available and speakers will be given microphones.
Please come with a negative Corona test result (or vaccination or COVID recovery). When indoors, everyone needs to wear a mask. When moving around outside, you also need a mask, unless you are seated with appropriate distance from others.
If you have needs that we can help accommodate to ensure your participation in these events, such as childcare or pick-up from public transportation, please send us an email to: email@example.com.
Kunstpunkt is close to the U-Bahn Station Naturkundemuseum, S-Bahn Station Nordbahnhof and the stops of the tram M12, M5, M6, M8, M10.