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de-training landscape


distributed passage points- obligatory

                     online cartography, activate link>>>> battle the landscape   protocols of incommensurable landscapes a performative field of  urban investigation in Mülheim an der Ruhr, a landscape fully eroded and traumatized by coal mining – the dances of local adolescents with African migration background,  enacting  postfordistic forms [...]

kotomisi, non essential mix vol 1

kotomisi – non essential mix Vol 1 is a diagram of ornaments and voices, clothes and foldings, performative inventions , audio pieces, and radio tracks. voices: Zulile, Radio Stanvaste/Helen Mijnals, Eiko, MacGhillie remix: Aito, costume: Bilkiss, mask: Lapuneet, visual software: Simon Broggi Shedhalle Zürich, “connect”, 14.7.-11.9.2011 Moscow Biennal, “DADA Moscow”, 22.9.-30.10.2011 Museo Maga, Gallarte (I), [...]

battle the landscape, Ruhrgebiet

  Protokolle aus der Zwischenlandschaft knowbotiq initiierte zusammen mit Tänzern, Bergmännern und semi-fiktiven Figuren forschende Passagen durch den mittlerweile nahezu vollständig abwesenden Kohlebergbau im Ruhrgebiet. knowbotiq entwarf darin diagrammatisch Blicke und Tänze, entwickelte Begegnungen mit Seismologen, stieß auf die lokale, eruptive Historie von Ruhr-Kapitalunternehmungen, bewegte sich physisch und imaginär in vertikalen, großflächig unterhöhlten Landschaften. Das [...]

macghillie _ just a void

Brest (F), 1917 macghillie is roaming around, defying a goal, without intention, withdrawing from purpose, crossing the cybernetic loops. macghillie defies classification, attributions are shifted into the void, no will to communicate. recognition does not help. how long this can last in a postutopian space? are there moments for something that does not want to [...]

imbued with soft infinities

On the Eventfulness of Assemblages Symposium Zurich University of the Arts, Master of Arts in Fine Arts, November 2014 Concept and realisation: Joerg Franzbecker and Christian Huebler In techno-environmental ecologies one could perceive how forces, functions and forms are entangling and affecting each other. Multiplicities of human and technological “subjectivities” create a non-coordinated simultaneity of [...]

the macghillie hall presents: coquetry with the camera

In constantly renewed combinations and variants, there are only three protagonists who appear in the ball room – the figure of the unrecognizable BlackGhillie, who in some cases assumes a portrait-like resemblance to the viewer, MacGhillie, and the anonymous “mob, clothes without heads”. The carousel of figures, props and landscapes revolves around them Inscribing the [...]

dancing with’without Darwin

voice-generated ornaments – as a follow-up of the reciprocal affair of critical Blackness and Whiteness, the signifyin’ voice of spoken word artist Zulile Blinker is weaving the post/colonial history/ies via an open mic into ornaments, variations of camouflage/costumes and potential parodistic dances. footnotes:  Charleston Parade, Jean Renoir, 1927

huwwara_anybody, looking

A participative dis/play – Is the voice of the piece renarrating a TV-report about a failed and half way interrupted attack of a Palestinian boy on an Israelian checkpoint, or,  unfolding a fictive imagination  about a hybridisation of the suicide bomber with a military robot and its surrounding security architecture into an undecodable  animated being?


BlackBenz Race BBR focuses on the often hidden space of Albanian migrants in Switzerland. BBR is aiming to render temporarily visible the dynamics of the Swiss/Albanian migrational space by conducting a semi-fictional car race from Zurich (CH) via Bari (IT), Tirana (AL) and Tetovo (MAZ) to Pristina (Kosovo, UNMIK controlled) and back to Zurich. A [...]

be prepared! tiger!

FEEDFORWARD. The Angel of History Cleaning up after the 20th century. What is progress now? The Angel of History addresses the current moment in history where the wreckage of political conflict and economic inequality is piling up, while globalized forces­largely enabled by the “progress” of digital information technologies ­inexorably feed us forward. The exhibition title [...]