Performance by Çiğdem Üçüncü and Steffi Weismann
Wednesday 26. August 2020 6:30pm
followed by a talk (at 7 pm outside of the gallery) with AARC (Artists Against Racism Collaborative)
Galerie Nord – Kunstverein Tiergarten, Turmstraße 75, Berlin-Moabit
group exhibition: This far and no further
The performance „Shards“ by Çiğdem Üçüncü and Steffi Weismann is a reflection of the situation in Hanau six months after the racist terrorist attack. It is a follow-up project to the same-titled installation already shown in the exhibition, which was created shortly after the attack. The mixed media performance will carry the voices of the victim’s relatives into public space and enable the audience to confront with the topic on a personal level.
An artists talk with the “Artists Against Racism Collaborative” (AARC) will take place after the performance “Shards”.
AARC is an experimental artistic solidarity project conceived by Errant Sound and Apartment Project in April 2020. The short form AARC refers to the word arc — arc as a bridge between artists of different fields and cultural backgrounds. At the same time, the title phonetically evokes the “AARGGH!” interjection, conveying common feelings of despair, fear and exhaustion among communities who are affected by racist attacks and/or exposed to subtle forms of racism.
The Sound-Video work „Shards“ is online here: vimeo.com/427278494
A review written by Christoph Schuller is online here: apresperf.ch/christoph-schuller-gemeinsam-vor-einem-scherbenhaufen/