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Saturday, 23.04.2016
18:00h -
Friday, 06.05.2016


2016 / 201604 / 201605 / Ausstellung
Just Add Water
Carla Doorn, Brandon Farnsworth, Benjamin Ryser, Eva Lin Yingchi

Flyer for the exhibition. Design: code flow.

Just Add Water: A score, a set of instructions. Do this and you'll get that, guaranteed. Fill in the blank and it's done, easy! It's already been prethought for you, precomposed, predetermined. There's a cost of course; it's straightforward, but always the same. Reliable yet totally uninteresting. We need to experiment, see how we can shake things up. Maybe: It's never the same water that gets added in, always slightly different. Alpine water, or imported from China, we've already found some wiggle room. We wiggle some more, stay within our structure, our enabling constraints, but never seem to stop discovering. We begin to tell stories, abstract ones, using our tactics to fashion props, switching between Alpine and Chinese, creating a rhythm, building and breaking expectation. A makeshift stage. Then the illusion collapses; what are we talking about anyway? Who knows, but we felt something, that's the most important. We begin again…
Text: Brandon Farnsworth

A composer, choreographer, dancer, and singer in a performance exhibition at Corner College. Over a two-week period, this interdisciplinary ensemble will perform and experiment, developing an immaterial milieu of feeling and potentiality that will fill the space with its traces.

Curated by Brandon Farnsworth.

Benjamin Ryser, Composer
Brandon Farnsworth, Music Curator
Carla Doorn, Dancer
Eva Lin Yingchi, Choreographer

Vernissage: Sunday, 24 April 2016, starting at 18:00h

Opening Hours
Wednesday, 27 April – Friday, 29 April, 15:00h – 18:00h
Saturday, 30 April + Sunday, 1 May, 17:00h - 20:00h
Wednesday, 4 May – Friday, 6 May, 15:00h – 18:00h
Further performances during opening hours TBA.

Finissage: Saturday, 7 May. Doors open at 17:00h, performance begins at 18:00h.

The project is part of the Corner College platform Transferences: The Function of the Exhibition and Performative Processes in the Practices of Art – Questions of Participation, initiated by Dimitrina Sevova and Alan Roth.

Posted by Corner College Collective

Monday, 09.05.2016 -
Friday, 13.05.2016


2016 / 201605 / Ausstellung
Occasionally Human
A Curatorial Research on Sociality

Francesca Brusa

Flyer for the exhibition. Graphic by Tim O. Haesler.

“Relationships to the other does not proceed through identification with a preexisting icon, inherent to each individual. The image is carried by a becoming other, ramified in becoming animal, becoming plant, becoming machine and, on occasion, becoming human.” Felix Guattari

How is contemporary aesthetic production affected by interactions and relations among its productive agencies?
In post-Fordist and post-human conditions of creative and artistic labour, what is the impact of collaborative realms on the production of aesthetic and cultural discourses?
To what extent can we link the value of cultural and artistic production to the specificities of the relations underneath it? To which field of relations (collaborators, friends, akin humans?) can we ascribe the specific relation between artists and curators?

The project seeks to write a chapter in the definition of the ontological nature of the relation between two specific productive agencies, curator and artist, and the impact of this relation on aesthetic production.
The conditions underneath creative production will be examined by the analysis of the relations among its productive bodies, considering the consequences of the contemporary modes of production of subjectivity.
The research aims to explore the extent of a relational and collaborative method to be embedded in the processes of definition of new cultural, aesthetic, affective and existential territories.

The research investigates different artistic and curatorial approaches to sociality as a productive skill, and it will be conducted through a series of conversations where communication, based on language and affinities, will be recorded and analysed in a television-like set.

A project by Francesca Brusa

Nadja Baldini, Mateo Chacon-Pino, Daniel Morgenthaler, Julia Moritz, Dimitrina Sevova, Agustina Strüngmann

Johanna Bruckner, Luc Mattenberger, Mediengruppe Bitnik!, Philemon Otth, Martin Schick, Paulo Wirz

Saturday, 14 May at 18:00h: Public presentation of the outcome of the project “Occasionally Human” by the researcher and the participating artists and curators. With apéro.

Program on Saturday, 14 May 2016
18:00h public interview with Julia Mortiz
18:30h public interview with Paulo Wirz
19:00h public presentation of the research by Francesca Brusa

The project is realized in collaboration with the post-graduate program in Curating at ZHdK.

Photo documentation of the event on Facebook:

Posted by Corner College Collective

Friday, 13.05.2016


2016 / 201605 / Präsentation
Public presentation of the outcome of the project
Occasionally Human
A Curatorial Research on Sociality

Francesca Brusa

Detail from the flyer for the exhibition. Graphic by Tim O. Haesler.

Public presentation of the outcome of the project Occasionally Human by the researcher and the participating artists and curators. With apéro.

A project by Francesca Brusa

Nadja Baldini, Mateo Chacon-Pino, Daniel Morgenthaler, Julia Moritz, Dimitrina Sevova, Agustina Strüngmann

Johanna Bruckner, Luc Mattenberger, Mediengruppe Bitnik!, Philemon Otth, Martin Schick, Paulo Wirz

Program on Saturday, 14 May 2016
18:00h public interview with Julia Mortiz
18:30h public interview with Paulo Wirz
19:00h public presentation of the research by Francesca Brusa

The project is realized in collaboration with the post-graduate program in Curating at ZHdK.

Deborah Keller, Meine Wahl, ZĂĽritipp 19, 20 May 2016.

Photo documentation of the event on Facebook:

Posted by Corner College Collective

Monday, 16.05.2016


2016 / 201605 / Buchvernissage
Félix Guattari / Antonio Negri: Neue Räume der Freiheit
Buchpräsentation und Diskussion mit Toni Negri, der anwesend sein wird

Antonio Negri, Gerald Raunig, Alan Roth

Buchpräsentation und Diskussion mit Toni Negri, der anwesend sein wird.

Félix Guattari / Antonio Negri, Neue Räume der Freiheit. Buchumschlag.

Neue Räume der Freiheit
Félix Guattari / Antonio Negri
Herausgegeben von Isabell Lorey, Gerald Raunig und Alan Roth
transversal texts, Juni 2015
ISBN: 978-3-9501762-9-2
150 Seiten, broschiert.

Aus dem Französischen und Italienischen von Alan Roth
in Zusammenarbeit mit Delphine Bronner, Max Heinrich, Leopold Helbich, Stefan Huber, Adrian Hummel, Robert Kirov, Sarah Lauener, Sophie Michel, Severin Miszkiewicz, Stéphane Nidecker, Roberto Nigro, Gerald Raunig, Noemi Schmid, Linda Semadeni, Juliana Smith, Timothy Standring, Jana Vanecek und Aline Weber.

Im Jahr 1983 flieht Antonio Negri nach Aufhebung seiner parlamentarischen Immunität vor der Verfolgung durch den italienischen Staat nach Paris. Es beginnt damit ein 14-jähriges Exil, in dem der marxistische Philosoph sich stärker als zuvor mit der poststrukturalen französischen Theorie von Deleuze, Foucault und anderen auseinandersetzt. Mit Félix Guattari beginnt er ein Experiment des gemeinsamen Schreibens, das Buch Les nouveaux espaces de liberté.

Neue Räume der Freiheit ist nicht nur ein Zeitdokument aus den „Winterjahren“, den bleiernen Jahren nach der staatlichen Repression gegen die italienische Autonomia und vor dem Zusammenbruch der Sowjetunion, sondern zugleich auch ein vielfaches konzeptuelles Versprechen für eine Zukunft, die heute unsere ausgedehnte Gegenwart ist. Die begrifflichen Erfindungen des späten Guattari zeichnen sich hier ebenso ab wie die späteren Arbeiten von Toni Negri mit Michael Hardt. Es bricht an die Zeit der Vielheiten, des Commonismus, der molekularen Revolutionen.

Photo documentation of the event on Facebook:

Posted by Corner College Collective

Thursday, 26.05.2016
18:00h -
Saturday, 25.06.2016


2016 / 201605 / 201606 / Ausstellung
New Buenos Aires
Anne Brand Galvez, Marie Carangi, Damian Christinger, Jonathas de Andrade, Distruktur (Melissa Dullius and Gustavo Jahn), Luciana Freire D'Anunciação, Mariano Gaich, Oscar Gardea Duarte, Pascal Häusermann, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán, Dimitrina Sevova, Lena Maria Thüring, WORMS Künstler_innengruppe

Flyer for the exhibition. Design: code flow.

A group exhibition project with
Jonathas de Andrade, Anne Brand Galvez & Company, Mariano Gaich, Óscar Gardea Duarte, Pascal Häusermann, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán, Lena Maria Thüring, WORMS Künstler_innengruppe,

and performances by Anne Brand Galvez & Company, Marie Carangi, Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn), Luciana Freire D'Anunciação, Ana Roldán.

Curated by Damian Christinger and Dimitrina Sevova, co-curated by Silvan Kälin.

Friday, 27 May 2016 - Sunday, 26 June 2016

Öffnungszeiten / Opening Hours

Mi 15:00h - 18:00h / Wed 3 pm - 6 pm
Do 16:00h - 20:00h / Thu 4 pm - 8 pm
Fr 15:00h - 18:00h / Fri 3 pm - 6 pm
Sa 14:00h - 17:00h / Sat 2 pm - 6 pm
(Am Samstag, 28. Mai, am Tag nach der Ausstellungseröffnung, bleibt Corner College zu. / On Saturday, 28 May, on the day after the opening, Corner College will remain closed.)

Vernissage: Friday, 27 May 2016 at 18:00h
Skype performance at the opening, Porosidades do espaço temporalizado [Porosities of a temporalized space] by Luciana Freire D'Anunciação;
20:00h Performance Cerati a la Cumbia by Anne Brand Galvez & Company, with Philip Frowein (DE), Fernando Noriega (MX), Alex Martinez (MX), Pablo Miguez (ARG), Moritz Mayer (CH).

Sunday, 29 May 2016:
17:00h Door opening
17:30h Artist talk and screening of a selection of his works by Cristiano Lenhardt.
19:00h Skype performance Teta Lírica [Lyric tits] by Marie Carangi.
20:00h Screening program The Uprising of the Body curated by Silvan Kälin.

Sunday, 5 June 2016: Performance / screening Éternau Alterstereo by Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn).

Sunday, 26 June:
16:00h Discussion on the curatorial concept between the curators, Damian Christinger and Dimitrina Sevova, and the artists present, Mariano Gaich, Pascal Häusermann, Jso Maeder, Ana Roldán.
17:00h Talk 7 Reasons for the Re-Colonization of Latin America by Thomas Haemmerli.
17:30h Presentation (Chr.K.) by Jso Maeder (auf Deutsch).
18:00h Performance Banana as Tourist by Ana Roldán.
18:30h Performance Misti haca masuru* = (Hombre vida ayer) by Roland Wagner.

New Buenos Aires NoW and Therefore!

New Buenos Aires has a peculiar mobile and turbulent geography that designates neither a particular place nor a particular time. It is an event, i.e., an atmospheric function of the exhibition. It can exhibit itself. Events are exhibitions, wrote the old philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari in their late work What Is Philosophy? They see the potentiality of the event becoming an exhibition, making the concept visible, setting up various displays and the “exchange of ideas,” a zone de voisinage that can be offered to the viewer.

New Buenos Aires is not a thematic exhibition. It embodies an extra-subjective assemblage by the participating artists with their heterogeneous practices in the drift of a new conceptual wind that blows with necessary slowness and immediate urgency to express the practical dimensions of de-colonizing thought at a time of environmentalist discontent, of changes in the intellectual climate of global transformation in a new, ecologically oriented history of capitalism in the ‘age of capital’ – with the dilemma of global art, or the art of the Capitalocene, as the work of art is a work of opinion. The exhibition display confronts the epistemic violence of ‘big history’ to create a counter-space of ecological justice, in a labyrinth of ‘wonderful and messy tales’ and other, equally enigmatic multiplicities – a labyrinth alive with the movements of crowded people, and other creatures.

Excerpt from the curatorial text by Dimitrina Sevova.

New Buenos Aires, 20th of September 2048

Dear Osmond

This letter reaches you three days ahead of the official investigation as a personal favour, a gesture of treachery (you so much admire in the classics), and as proof of a friendship that has connected us for more than thirty years.

The official document will state, as always, nothing, and I thought that you might be interested in my personal thoughts and insights, as this case contains everything that you and I find interesting.

When a cult of this extreme persuasions scrambles to protect a ship at all costs, that is for all purposes of the sane mind completely useless (it is not fit to be put on water for example) then the authorities will want answers, as you know, and when the case is as it is, they will even call upon an arcane archaeologist as myself.

Excerpt from the curatorial text by Damian Christinger.

Jonathas de Andrade

Pacifico [Pacific]
Super8 transferred to DVD, 12 minutes

Jonathas de Andrade, Pacifico, 2016. Video still.

Jonathas de Andrade, Pacifico, 2016. Video still.

A massive earthquake erupts over the Andes, detaching Chile from the South American continent. As a consequence, the sea returns to Bolivia restoring its lost coastline, Argentina gains coasts with both the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, and Chile becomes a floating island adrift in the seas.

Anne Brand Galvez & Company

Cerati a la Cumbia

Mariano Gaich

Prosthesis & Fetish – The Journey of Exoticized Reason

Mariano Gaich, Prosthesis & Fetish – The Journey of Exotized Reason.

During centuries of hegemonic reason and global trade’s domain, a utopian world shaped by travelling in the quest for unknown paradises – the “exotic,” “alien” or “outlandish” – depicts a transparent, crystalline display through which (un)material human production can be watched and therefore classified.

These “exotic” objects of adoration get appropriated by an entire fetishistic web that – after creating divisions in nationalities – reproduces cultural and national identities as merchandises, from raw material to goods such as art. Exoticism becomes marketing and promotion.

These same objects, wherever you might find them, in a ship, a storage, in a museum or even a library with travel novels in a XIX century fashion or contemporary science fiction ones, are placed in a way that a whole juxtaposition of different times and spaces suggests a heterotopic entity with its dystopic side of uses and abuses by a large (post)colonial history.

The installation inverts the logic of capitalistic reason, understood as a vessel of accumulation: crystalline displays become un- and over-exoticized at the same time, showing a narrative of decolonization, rests and remains, traces of past, present and future ongoing greediness.

Flaming Prostheses for Autonomy and Mutation (Ritual Manifesto)

Mariano Gaich, Flaming Prostheses for Autonomy and Mutation (Ritual Manifesto).

Action, ritual of manifestation, an installative Manifesto, incorporating prostheses with body, escaping from genderification, categorization and slavery, racism, (post)colonial abuses.
Breaking chains and mutating DNA chains, to a diversity of “in-betweens” becoming fluidity, autonomy.

Óscar Gardea Duarte

La Fosa [The Pit]
Video documentary, installation, 2016

Ă“scar Gardea Duarte, Fosa, 2016.

A white building stands in the middle of the desert, it is run by a former so called gang member turned Christian, his acolytes serve as translators of both realms which collide at this precinct. “You will learn darkness”. A sinister pit that holds a deep entrenched problem of: What veils them unknown and unwanted, and where is their place? Slums of the future, residents that are classified by the leader or his subordinates as aggressive, non-amicable or a threat to the veil of reason will be then confined to a one meter by one eighty cell that remains locked until the keepers think it is plausible to end seclusion. There is no official census to the facilities population and non-provided for, to the pertinent institutions that have solicited it. It is an asepsis solution for social cleansing of both border cities by method of segregating from practical functional society, abused, policed and no knowledge based exclusion of diverse individuals whom are intentionally shunned and forsaken to a discourse that supposes greater than their existence, one of so called altruism, political correctness and modernity´s progress rhetoric. Concentration camp for rational diversity where the master is veiled as a beloved figure of masculine yet benevolent mythological stature who claims “Nobody wants them, except for myself”. The edifices´ boundaries are reduced to the sensibility for the interpretation of the real, limits defined by the smell of blood and urine.

Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico, May 2016

The work consists of the documentation of a 5 × 5 × 5 meter pit which comes covered by a cement surface with an aperture of 20 cm × 2.5 meters, in situ at the facility at Kilometer 35 of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. It includes documentation of the seclusion wing called “ocho” and its inmates.

Pascal Häusermann

Sketches of a Gringo
24 papers, watercolour on Xerox, A3, 2015

Pascal Häusermann, Sketches of a Gringo, 2015.

In 1831 the German engraver and drawer Moritz Rugendas travelled to Brazil in the frame of the expedition of Freiherr von Langsdorff, where he documented landscape, culture and habits of the people in hundreds of drawings. Back in Europe, he could publish the work, which became very famous under the name “Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil”, with the help of Alexander von Humboldt. The photocopies of a copy of a original print of that book from the public library Zentralbibliothek Zurich became a sort of a diary during my residency in São Paulo in spring 2015.

It is a documentation about the daily confrontation and identification with Brazilian culture, the ambivalence between the European heritage coming from the colonial past, and the strangeness of this “new” culture, a mix with indigenous and African roots.

The gesture to overdraw the erstwhile documentation contains an assumption that the guilt coming out of the colonial conquest can be assimilated by superimposing one's experiences on the historical events. Meanwhile, history keeps on being present. It has been put on the backburner through a new personal perception.

(Pascal Häusermann)

The drawings by Pascal Häusermann are on loan from Kantonale Kunstsammlung Appenzell Ausserrhoden. // Die Zeichnungen von Pascal Häusermann sind eine Leihgabe der Kantonalen Kunstsammlung Appenzell Ausserrhoden.

Silvan Kälin

Animated video

Silvan Kälin, Mormaço. Video still.

Silvan Kälin, Mormaço. Video still.

A climatic situation of heat and humidity, the everyday life of a tropical city in which the machines and the sweat of its inhabitants mingle, forming unexpected gardens.

The Uprising of the Body

Screening program curated by Silvan Kälin, 29 May 2016

Performance expresses itself as a need of bodily manifestation against an inescapable, given reality.

Cristiano Lenhardt


Cristiano Lenhardt, Polvorosa. Video still.

Electronic supernatural phenomenon magnetizes two bodies and brings them close.

Jso Maeder

Werkgruppe Fig. - Speicher
seit 2012 - in progress

Jso Mäder, Werkgruppe Fig. - Speicher, work in progress since 2012.

Das modell der „zivilgesellschaft“ erscheint im zeichen der heutigen kapitalistischen plankultur in hinblick auf eine gedankliche oder künstlerische autonomie in konfigurationen institutionaler leitsysteme blockiert; *) das moderne programm, im grunde die gesellschaftliche eigenprojektion als ein kanonischer bezugs- bzw. bewusstseinshorizont, im leerlauf in systemischer einrichtung. – Zyklomoderne (Demuth), bestenfalls noch ideologische reproduktion als soziales monument und als moment abstrakter dominanz.

Die letzte historische möglichkeit der moderne entspräche daher der art nach einer matrix abstrakter dominanz, 'modern' rein noch aufgrund der in ihrer sprache sowie deren textuellen zirkularen mittelbaren progammatik, - selbstverständigung, interpretament in der konstanten umwälzung und modifikation eines zwanghaften korrelats der chiffren und zeichen.

• Daher frage nach dem capital fixe, einem 'wissen' im motiv des auf|bewahrens/be-haltens: archiv/speicher unter den voraussetzungen abstrakter dominanz.
Wenn die moderne sich ideologisch eine kontinuität in der kanonischen setzung eines gesellschaftlichen erwartungshorizonts gibt, während die 'gesellschaftlichen lebens-prozesse' und praxen sich hingegen provisorisch, unter produzierten bedingungen als jeweilige modalitäten der produktion realisieren - wie, anhand welcher kriterien und welcher 'formen', lokalisiert, reflektiert 'gesellschaft' sich dann im verhältnis zu ihrem historischen entwurf? - Und insbesondere: wie bezeugt, quasi belegt oder dokumentiert sie sich hinsichtlich des ihrer eigenbehauptung immanenten kulturellen leistungsan-spruchs, wenn der prozess unablässiger verfremdung (titel 'wachstum/fortschritt') eines
je gültigen oder bestehenden die 'lebenswelt' kennzeichnet?
Und noch konkreter: Wie funktioniert (sofern überhaupt) hierbei kunst im rahmen der abstrakten programmatik einer vergesellschaftung, gerade unter gesichtspunkten ihrer impliziten logik des (sozialen aus-)tauschs?

*)>>> Indem 'produktion' nicht allein eine erzeugung von waren meint, sondern sie durch ihre bedingungen zugleich muster und mittel eines herrschenden wissens ('general intellect') fabriziert, festschreibt, ist sie strukturelle kraft in gesellschaftlicher formation. Auch i.s. der legitimation deren herrschaftlicher dispositve oder der politischen massgabe, da im rahmen systematischen wissens ('knowledge'), d.h. mitunter, einer universitär-disziplinären, institutionellen wissenschaft, die 'produzierte Produktivkraft eines wissens in gesellschaftlicher funktion' abstrakt, als formular einer sprachlich-textuellen oder zeichenhaften ebene reproduziert ist. I.s. eines hintergründigen reglements des 'capital fixe', als momentum abstrakter dominanz, fungiert die produktion im beziehungsraster (cf. (aus-)tauschabstraktion) des vergesellschafteten lebens gleich einer äusserlichen, objektiven gegebenheit.
cf. hierzu, im rekurs auf Marx' 'Grundrisse' (wie hier zitiert, insbesondere das Maschinenfragment (MEW, Bd. 42)), nebst dem späteren werk Althussers:
– die analysen Antonio Negris und Maurizio Lazzaratos, sowie weitere schriften zur theorie des postoperaismus.
– ausserdem konzept der 'wissensgesellschaft' (Lane, Bell), als ablösung industrieller waren- durch spezifische wissensproduktion i.s. einer ressource der wertschöpfung.

Under the sign of today’s capitalist plan culture in view of an intellectual and artistic autonomy the model of “civil society” appears blocked in configurations of institutional control systems; *) the modern program, which consists at bottom of the social self-projection as a canonic horizon of reference and consciousness, running idle in a systemic facility. Cyclomodernity (Demuth), at best ideological reproduction as a social monument and a moment of abstract domination.

The last historical opportunity of modernity would thus correspond in kind to a matrix of abstract domination, remaining modern only on the basis of the program mediated by its language and its textual circulars – self-understanding, a key to interpretation in the constant upheaval and modification in the forced correlation of codes and signs.

• Hence the question of fixed capital, a knowledge in the motif of retaining/holding on to: archive/store under the conditions of abstract domination.
If modernity claims for itself a continuity in making canonical a social horizon of expectations while the social life processes and practices on the other hand are realized provisionally, under produced conditions, as the respective modalities of production – how, according to what criteria and what forms, localized, is society reflected in relation to its historical blueprint? – And, especially: how is it testified, quasi proven or documented in view of the cultural claim to performance inherent to its self-affirmation, when the process of unrelenting alienation (title growth/progress) of the respectively valid or established, characterizes the living environment?
Even more concretely: How does art function (if at all) in the framework of the abstract program of a socialization, especially from the point of view of its implied logic of (social ex-) change?

Translated from German by Alan Roth

*)>>> As ‘production’ intends not only the production of goods but through its conditions at the same time the fabrication and perpetuation of the patterns and the means of predominant knowledge (‘general intellect’), it is the structural force of societal formation. Also in the sense of legitimizing its social dispositifs or political conditions, since in the framework of systematic knowledge, i.e., a sometimes universitarian-disciplinary, institutional science, “the powers of social production [that] have been produced, not only in the form of knowledge, but also as immediate organs of social practice, of the real life process” are reproduced abstractly, in the formula of a linguistic-textual or semiotic plane. In the sense of the hidden rule of fixed capital, as a moment of abstract domination, production acts as a quasi-external, objective factor in the pattern of relations (cf. abstraction of exchange) of socialized life.
cf. with reference to Marx’s Grundrisse (as quoted here, especially the Fragement on the Machines, as well as the later work of Althusser:
– the analyses by Antonio Negris und Maurizio Lazzarato, as well as other writing on the theory of post-operaism.
– also the concept of society of knowledge (Lane, Bell), as the displacement of industrial production of goods by specific knowledge production in the sense of a resource adding value.

Ana Roldán

Negative Bodies (The Utopic Body)
30 x 32 cm

Withering Paradisiaca
Table, glass table top, banana flower
65 x 70 x 100 cm (table), flower size variable

Ana Roldán, Withering Paradisiaca, 2014.

This is boring. No, it's not.
2016, 25 x 15 x 5 cm

Ana Roldán, This is boring. No, it's not. 2016, 25 x 15 x 5 cm

Vanilla Overseas

Banana as Tourists
Performance Sunday, 26 June 2016, 18:00h
Inspired on “Nature” by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nature is not fixed but fluid; to a pure spirit, nature is everything”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the tropics reigns perpetual youth. Within the domesticated plantations of goods, the work and value empires, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest can not imagine how he or she should get tired of it in a thousand years. In the tropics we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground, all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eye-ball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part, I am a particle of Nature. I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty.

In the boiling wilderness and especially in the curved lines of odours bananas, one beholds somewhat as beautiful as one’s own nature. As bones, as bananas. The greatest delight which the tropics minister is the suggestion of an occult relation between people and the vegetable. Yet it is certain that the power to produce this delight, does not reside in nature, but in human, or in a harmony of both. The heat of man or woman labouring under calamity, illuminate the Nature wearing all the colours.

Lena Maria Thüring

Future Me

HD Video, single channel, 16:9, colour, sound, 11 min 45 sec, German subtitles

Lena Maria ThĂĽring, Future Me. Video still.

Lena Maria ThĂĽring, Future Me. Video still.

Die künstlerische Arbeit Lena Maria Thürings beginnt häufig mit Gesprächen, die sie mit anderen führt und zu Texten und Videofilmen weiterverarbeitet. Dabei interessiert Thüring die Frage, wie man anhand individueller Geschichten über gesellschaftliche Systeme und die ihnen zugrunde liegenden Konstruktionen nachdenken kann. Im Rahmen der Education Projekte lud das Museum für Gegenwartskunst die Künstlerin ein, um gemeinsam mit Schülerinnen und Schülern ein neues Werk zu produzieren. In Zusammenarbeit mit der Künstlerin verfassten die Schülerinnen und Schüler ihre Memoiren - von der Geburt bis zum Tod. So entstand eine Reihe semi-fiktiver, teils erfundener, teils autobiografischer Texte, in denen die Grenze zwischen Dokumentation und Fiktion berührt wird – zwischen Erinnerung und Inszenierung. Die Texte wurden anschliessend bearbeitet, verdichtet und verfremdet. Das Resultat dieses Prozesses ist ein Skript, das den Ausgangspunkt für einen Videodreh bildet. So entsteht ein Film, der Züge eines Musikvideoclips hat. Die teils tänzerischen, teils kämpferischen Choreografien und Inszenierungen vor der Kamera füllen die Bildebene. Die von den Schülerinnen und Schülern gesprochenen Memoiren erscheinen als Offstimmen auf der Tonebene – ein polyphoner Sprachteppich im Rhythmus der Bilder.

Søren Grammel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland

Lena Maria Thüring’s art often grows out of conversations with others she translates into texts and videos. Thüring’s guiding question is how individual stories can help us think about social systems and the constructions that underlie them. As part of its Education Projects series, the Museum für Gegenwartskunst invited the artist to collaborate with high school students on a new work. She led the students in a workshop in which they wrote their memoirs, from birth to death, producing a series of semi-fictions: partly invented and partly autobiographical texts probing the boundary between the documentary and fictional registers—between recollection and dramatic imagination. Edited for greater density and added effect, the texts served as the basis for a script used in a subsequent video shoot. The result is a film that bears the hallmarks of a music video. The choreographies and dramatic scenes staged for the camera burst onto the screen with a mix of dancelike grace and combativeness, while the soundtrack features the students’ own offscreen voices reading their memoirs—a polyphonic verbal fabric in the rhythm of the images.

Søren Grammel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel, Switzerland

WORMS Künstler_innengruppe

timewheel-oracle for feminist politics of complexity

on selected dates a one-minute oracle will be transmitted to corner college on midday and midnight. concrete dates will be announced soon.

The one-minute-oracles act as a call to feminist politics of complexity, in search for a joint memory - binding and linking the past, present and future. The oracles have been a fluid practice within Worms since summer 2013 in the context of an intense exchange with the artist duo coexistent. They will be expanded and exchanged throughout the exhibition at Corner College between different artists/groups and collectives.

The rotating future­past­present-wheel will help to bring memories, dreams and predictions together, conjuring a transtemporal place towards a collective déja vu.

The recorded one-minute oracles will be available as documentation in the exhibition, as materials on the Corner College website and on vimeo.

Transmission dates:

26 May midnight
27 May ­midnight
8 June midnight
11 June ­midday
14 June ­midnight
25 June midday

Luciana Freire D'Anunciação

Porosidades do espaço temporalizado [Porosities of a temporalized space]

Skype performance at the opening

Carolina Bergonzoni and Luciana Freire D'Anunciação, An empty house (full of air), Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 2015. Photo: Ash Tanasiychuk.

The project Porosities of a Temporalized Space is a durational performance that plays with time-space possibilities in order to question the way we perceive the chronological time. How can one use the body to temporalize the space or spacialize the time? Possible answers will come with my proposed action: the repetition of gestures. In a defiant way towards the success of such failure driven action, I will subject my body into the gesture repetition exhaustion, and with it I will be open to accidents and its continuous potencial to change the gesture. I will consider everything around me as stimuli, be it the the city sounds, the architecture and objects within the space. Hence I will consider my body a porous entity, which both accumulates and let go experiences and time-space stimuli. In a subtle way the perfomance will go through changes that will be perceived accordingly to the relation which audience member will create within the time spent with the performance.

Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn)

Éternau Alterstereo

Performance / screening on Sunday, 5 June 2016
2 X 16mm, digital sound | Brazil, Germany | 25min | 2011

Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn), Éternau Alterstereo. Poster.

Distruktur (Melissa Dullius & Gustavo Jahn), Éternau Alterstereo. Video still.

Éternau Alterstereo is a performance by Distruktur in the finest tradition of expanded cinema: a dual 16-mm projection accompanied by a collage soundtrack.

The juxtaposition of the 2 screens affects the viewer experience and the images in different ways such as echoing, mirroring, or complementing. Visual stereo hi-fi. The use of distortion lenses during the projection can be applied to invade the projection space beyond the screen's surface.

The soundtrack comments and adds new layers to the images involving the audience in a warm tempest of sound.

The "filmperformance" revisits and multiplies the short film Éternau, a colorful tropical fantasy that pays tribute -not without irony- to genres and clichés of the XX century cinema, eccentric film stars, exoticism and orientalism, by reproducing and reinventing this imagery from a timely and spatial distance.

All the 16mm footage used in the performance was shot in studio and locations in south Brazil between 2004 and 2006. Éternau screens regularly all over the world in film festivals, museums, art spaces and cine-clubs since 2006.


FILMESPERFORMANCE | Academie Minerva Beeldende Kunst & Vormgeving| GRONINGEN

WE ARE ANIMALS | Austellungsraum, Bilingua e.V. | BERLIN

LEERSTAND . 012 / 13 | Kitev | OBERHAUSEN

TUDO È Guest Nation Brazil | Ex-Esattoria | FLORENCE

Marie Carangi

Teta Lírica [Lyric tits]

Skype performance on Sunday, 29 May 2016

Marie Carangi, Teta LĂ­rica. Video still.

Marie Carangi, Teta LĂ­rica.

Teta Lírica é uma performance que envolve a relação de atrito entre o movimento do corpo e o instrumento musical theremin. Esse instrumento possui uma antena que emite um campo vibracional no ar, onde as notas musicais se distribuem reagindo à proximidade do corpo. Enquanto o corpo se sacode, as tetas balançam tocando aleatoriamente as notas nesse campo gerando sons. O grau de aproximação entre tetas e antena, associado à velocidade de movimento, gera picos de agudo variáveis, resultando num canto lírico estridente.

Lyric Tits is a performance that involves the frictional relationship between the movement of the body and the musical instrument theremin. This instrument has an antenna that emits a vibrational field in the air, where the notes are distributed reacting to the proximity of the body. As the body is shaking, the tits swing randomly, playing the notes in this sound-generating field. The degree of proximity between tits and antenna, combined with the velocity of the movement, generates peaks of variable pitch which result in a strident lyrical song.

We would like to thank Hauser & Wirth for their support in loaning Corner College the art transport crates used in building the architecture of the exhibition.

Many thanks also to the Präsidialdepartement Basel-Stadt, Kulturabteilung for their supporting the participation of WORMS / Saman Anabel Sarabi / Stefan Wegmüller in this exhibition.

A kind of palimpsest
by Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin
consisting of two flags on display on the façade of Corner College, makes a passage from Chapter I to Chapter II of the exhibition/publishing project No-where? Now-here! The Molecular Books of Life – Colleges of Unreason. It will remain on display throughout the time between the two chapters.

Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin, A kind of palimpsest.

Chapter I took place from 17.03.2016 to 17.04.2016.
Chapter II is due to take place in November/December 2016.
A text about the work is available in the space, as well as on the website of Corner College.

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Saturday, 28.05.2016


2016 / 201605 / Artist Talk / Performance
New Buenos Aires: Artist Talk, Skype Performance, Screening Program
Marie Carangi, Silvan Kälin, Cristiano Lenhardt

In the context of the group exhibition New Buenos Aires at Corner College.

17:00h Door opening
17:30h Artist talk and screening of a selection of his works by Cristiano Lenhardt.
19:00h Skype performance Teta Lírica [Lyric tits] by Marie Carangi.
20:00h Screening program The Uprising of the Body curated by Silvan Kälin.

Marie Carangi, Teta LĂ­rica. Video still.

Cristiano Lenhardt, Polvorosa. Video still.

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