1. i am an anthropologist, an awkward surrealist, poetic road kill. i am the naked hunter, an Amazonian goddess, an oozing bitch. i am a magician, i am Alice. i am no feminist, my darlings!

    let me make a mark, scratch the surface, scratch myself,

    do not dislocate your body, dig in your brain for your animal ancestry – in order to sense the storm.

    dynamite me! rip me apart and put me back together. blow my bones, sing for my flesh. make it all vibrate at higher frequencies, so I can reach for the stars.

    that which built the cosmos was androgyne – total sex – without the bang there would have been no planet earth.

    – Sarah Lüdemann

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  2. During her Residency in Berlin, Alysha Creighton planned to move into new territory, as she further develops her practice to include performance explicitly. Through her work she investigates the emerging quality of connection as it is formed and informed by the technologies that we use and which also use us. Asking questions such as: What is the texture of nearness? Is a table not a technology that connects us?

    She seeks to unravel the qualities of nearness – ways of being and becoming together. In so doing, she creates space for a subtle ethics of proximity to emerge; one that acknowledges our enmeshment with our technologies and one another. Her work is very driven by viewer interaction and experience, and so for this specific project she will by the use of screens, video and performance open a space to consider the ways that technologies intervene in our lives.

    Performance held on 23rd July 2016 at MOMENTUM, Berlin

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  3. “You Have No Idea / Vi Nemate Pojma” is a live piece that is to be performed, where I continually repeat the phrase, “you have no idea”. This performance is a very intimate one. It is my frustration brought to life. You have no idea – you have no idea about my life as a whole. You do not who I am, nor do you know my happiness or sadness. You do not know about the presence or absence of pain in my life, nor how I feel at the moment that I perform this piece to a live audience. You have no idea. Though this piece refers to the specific circumstances of my life, I believe that it carries a universal message. We have no idea about the struggles that others are facing. We have no idea, but we think that we do.

    Held 12th June 2016 on the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition
    HERO MOTHER - Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism
    Studio 1 & MOMENTUM Gallery at Kunstquartier Bethanien
    14 May - 12 June 2016
    Curated by Bojana Pejic and Rachel Rits-Volloch

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  4. Live Performance at opening of the Exhibition
    HERO MOTHER - Contemporary Art by Post-Communist Women Rethinking Heroism
    Curated by Bojana Pejić and Rachel Rits-Volloch
    At Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, 13 May 2016

    Live Performance Duration: 1 h 10'
    Performance Installation: 34' 18"

    Previously presented at:
    Festiva-; Künstlerinnenverband Bremen, 7. Bremer Kunstfrühling, Güterhalle 21.5.2011; Thessaloniki Performance Festival, Parallel Programme of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, 19 – 25.9.2011.

    Performers:
    Nezaket Ekici with Evi Afstralouevi, Liat Benattis, Julian David Bolivar, Vanessa Braun, Nuria Fontecha, Deenesh Ghyczy, Norman Gla, Mina Godaszani-Bakhriari, Aya Ito, Teresa Kuhn, Andrea Kurmann, Ruby Mason, Aline Oliveira, Felix Roadkill.

    In the performance "On the Way, Safety and Luck", Ekici, a constant traveler, evokes her childhood memories concerning a farewell ritual she witnessed during her early childhood in Turkey and later also in Germany. Each time a Turkish family had to travel and leave home, either to go back to their old home in Turkey or to the new home in Germany, the members of the family or neighbors who are left behind used to come out in the street with buckets of water, throwing water behind the cars of those who are departing. This custom is also known in many other Balkan cultures. It used to be (and sometimes still is) observed in Bulgaria and Serbia. The use of water in this leave-taking ritual has the meaning of good luck and safe journey, which should come to pass as easily and smoothly as ‘running water’. The meaning of water here is also as a means of spiritual purification and change. In re-enacting this custom in a rather radical manner, Ekici may imply that travel and leaving home nowadays is not always motivated by personal decisions but by other forces such as poverty and war.

    More info here >
    momentumworldwide.org/exhibitions/hero-mother/

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  5. Live Performance at opening of the Exhibition
    BEYOND BALAGAN!!! ⎪ SASHA PIROGOVA: A Retrospective
    Curated by Rachel Rits-Volloch
    At Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, 29 January 2016

    MOMENTUM Artists-in-Residence Sasha Pirogova and Ma Li draw on their upbringing in the collectivist societies of Russia and China in their interactive performance work. Coming to contemporary art through a background in physics and chemical engineering, respectively, and having both trained in contemporary dance, the choreography of bodies moving through space is integral to their ways of working. Brought together for the first time through MOMENTUM AiR, Sasha Pirogova and Ma Li are here also making their first cooperative project.

    Thinking about the macro scale of space and its projection to the micro level of human beings, Ma Li and Sasha Pirogova team up for a “play game” and invite the audience to take part in a ceremony which enacts a supernova explosion triggered by the merging of two white dwarfs. Please join us in imagining a new geographical landscape without borders and separations on the occasion of the opening of the CTM Festival 2016 “New Geographies”.

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