Entropy Works is a 3-day series of performative acts with a focus on the question: is artistic work unless? How can you experience work in performance art and how does it interact with today’s society, arts and working conditions? Is entropy—the universal tendency to disorder, deconstruction and chaos—at work here, transforming ephemeral ideas, feelings and thoughts into the material of a performance?
26 MAY 2016 8PM
ANDREA ÉVA GYŐRI
A SHOWER ON THE WAY TO THE MANIFESTA
Artist Talk with Marianna Liosi
Nottoilette (Emergency toilet)
This is an emergency call!
Personal hygiene features hygiene practices which are done individually, to improve a person’s health and sense of well-being. The reason for practices of personal hygiene is the prevention and curing of diseases, body comfort and a state of well-being, as well as social acceptance and mental health.
In this work I call for help. I ask my fellows for a shower possibility and tell them that I would like to be the most hardworking artist on earth, because it is my aim to become one with my art. To become one with my art, I have to be in a healthy state of mental hygiene, which I can only achieve when my hygiene is at the same time physical. I have to feel clean, fresh and comfortable! I announce my name and phone number in this video. Those who offer me the opportunity to take a shower are allowed to take a photo or shoot a film of me showering as reward.
The artist is still interested in showering possibilities.
Please call +49 176 684 722 92
Andrea Éva Győri was born in Budapest (1985), Hungary. She currently lives in Seoul on an artist scholarship from the Baden-Württemberg Foundation.
In her art practice, Andrea Éva Győri works with issues like social problems, acceptance and rejection in the society as an individual (or) as an artist. Her interests include themes like well-being, health, mental and physical diseases. She works with different media like video, performance, drawing and installation. In 2016 Győri participates in Manifesta 11.
more info: http://www.gyoeri.com
WORK SONG– AS TIME GOES BY Musical | 28 MAY 2016 8PM
WORK SONG – As Time Goes By, Musical
on the photo: Lea Draeger, actress, by the author © HAJNAL NÉMETH
PREMIERE MAY 28, 2016, SATURDAY, 8PM
Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
SECOND PRESENTATION JUNE 9, 2016, THURSDAY, 8PM
ZKU – Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin
Written and directed by Hajnal Németh
Composed by Brian Ledwidge Flynn
Performed by Simon Fagan and band, Gábor Altorjay, Desney Bailey, Knut Berger, Timothy Beutler, Polina Borissova, István Dankó, Lea Draeger, Júlia Koffler
Contributors Manuel Czech, Lilla von Puttkamer
Project management Sára Stenczer, Harry Sachs
Technical management Endre Vazul Mándli
Translations Christina Kunze, Dániel Sipos
Voices for voices the passive voice, the directing voice, the obvious voice, the sceptical voice, the missing voice, the suitable voice, the selector voice, the resigned voice, the late voice, the present voice, the voice left behind, another voice, the free voice and the controlled volume.
In terms of format, the piece follows the choreography of open mic auditions, where performers competing in a given genre usually stage their own productions, adjusting their acts to real or assumed expectations. In the present case, performers are applying for different roles in the musical entitled “Work Song”.
Hajnal Németh is a Berlin-based artist working in the field between music, performance and video art. She has participated in numerous international shows, among others at the Palais de Tokyo, and had a solo exhibition at the Hungarian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2011.
more info: http://www.hajnalnemeth.com
WATCH PAINT DRY
DARK MATTER LECTURE & CLUB / DIE BLACK GARDE, MIKE NYLONS
26-27 MAY 2016 daily 1-6PM
27 MAY 8PM
PHOTO: © BORSOS LŐRINC: Statement-tárgy 2. [Statement Object 2], 2015, cone, stone, zip-tie, plastic, 9x15x5 cm
Watch Paint Dry addresses the question of the useless artist in a performative installation referring to the ‘work’ of the artist doing nothing except for watching the paint dry. In his preoccupation with the ‘dark matter’, Lőrinc Borsos addresses the question of the material that artistic work is made of – in a physical as well as a psychological sense. Hereby chance as a major driving force overwrites the self-revealing and artistic practice of the artist. The results of this experiment go beyond the self-representation of the individual and highlight universal shapes in chaos.
By demonstrating the omnipresent lingering of a ‘corporate world’, the artist makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. He challenges the binaries we continually reconstruct between Self and Other, between our own ‘cannibal’ and ‘civilized’ selves.
Lőrinc Borsos is the hybrid of two artists: János Borsos and Lilla Lőrinc. He creates mixed media pieces, paintings and conceptual artworks since 2008. During the first five years of his artistic career, he focused on examining the possibilities of a self-reflective national identity. Following this period he favoured reflecting on the dark, unjust side of history through self-observation. His trademark is the shiny black substance – the dark matter – derived from the black enamel paint often found in his work. He lives in Székesfehérvár and works in Budapest.
more info: http://www.borsoslorinc.com