Programm

29.10.2021 – 8 to 8 pm
Black Cracker

Black Cracker aka Ellison Renee Glenn is a lyricist, music producer and MC. He is known for his unconventional way of combining rhythmic melodies with rap and vocals in his energetic performances. After he has shared the  stage with numerous well-known artists, we may now welcome him as the multifaceted sound artist at the opening of the performance program of the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Black Cracker’s sound climate creates an open space for many communities who are invisible, especially in institutional settings or formal structures.

Accompanying to…

30.10.2021 – 2 to 6 pm
Alexandra Pirici: Terraform, 2021

Terraform is a performative environment, inhabited by six performers and the audience. Alexandra Pirici demarcates another space within the exhibition space with a large carpet/duvet blanket, reminiscent of “Eastern” home design and the satin blankets that were ubiquitous to pre-90s Romania. Yet, this cover is perforated, distorted and spreading unevenly, like an alien landscape, something between flesh and earth, holding and hosting live bodies, on it, within it and around it.

In this small world, with its own imaginary forms of life and activity (as if another evolutionary path had been taken, or is yet to be taken), the borders between human, (other) animal and plant life are porous and leaky. Individuals become elements that form larger organisms or structures by coming together in temporary relations; human bodies incorporate other animal or vegetal behaviors (both real and fictional) alongside various historical and cultural references, making new configurations and associations emerge. In a playful, interactive way, live bodies also reflect on present-day technological processes that they are being influenced by, and could influence in return. 

Rather than referring to the shaping of the earth by a fixed definition of the “human,” the title of the work should be understood as a shaping of a common world, which we are part of while constantly changing it, and changing together with it. In this sense, Terraform is a forming of both: the human and the earth from within.

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07.11.2021 – 2 to 2 pm
Regina José Galindo: Birds, 2021

BIRDS

The birds fly high

and sing while migrating

and migrate while singing

 

Regina José Galindo’s artistic practice is characterized by the use of her own body, bringing together people and formating groups, and critical engagement with political, post-migrant and feminist issues. In 2015, Galindo created moments of peaceful coexistence with migrants in Palermo as part of her performance Raíces (2015), which is presented with a photograph at an off-space within the exhibition State and Nature.

As part of the performance program, José Galindo creates a space for exchange and self-determined representation with actors who now live in Baden-Baden in the course of migration movements since 2014. The participants sing songs to which they have a special relationship, accompanying them through everyday life, and have perhaps been part of an identity-forming, familiar practice since childhood and thus help facilitate encounters on both an artistic and personal level.

Since February 2016, asylum-seeking people have been housed in the Waldseeplatz refugee shelter, located in the west of Baden-Baden, in a wooded, secluded area. The performance at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden as a central, easily accessible location thus raises questions regarding the significance of locality and site and addresses institutionally-supported decisions regarding the treatment of refugees.

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13.11.2021 – 7:30 to 7:30 pm
Mehtap Baydu: Mit Müttern und Töchtern, 2019–21

Many of Mehtap Baydu’s works are created with a network of women. Thus, as the title With Mothers and Daughters suggests, her appearance at the Kunsthalle also becomes a performative act of coming together and sharing with women.

In Turkish tradition, certain dishes are named in reference to the beauty and eroticism of female body parts. For example, there is a meat dish called “Analı Kızlı” [mother and daughter], a soup called “Dul avrat Çorbası” [widow’s soup], and a dessert called “Dilber Dudağı” [sweetheart’s lips]. During the performance, the artist will prepare nine dishes with nine women and later consume them with 39 invited guests. Only dishes are served that bear the designation of parts of the female body or are related to the feminine. During the several days of collective cooking, the focus will be on exchange and reflection on traditions and social conventions. Discussion of gender roles and the questioning of social norms will also characterize the dinner with the guests.

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19.11.2021 – 6 to 6 pm
Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Nauman: 4Waters/Deep Implicancy (2019) und Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum (2021)

Two video works by filmmakers Denise Ferreira da Silva and Arjuna Nauman will be shown as part of the performance program. While Nauman frames the works as an artist, da Silva’s work as a philosopher and scientist is reflected in the films, for example in their themes of global relations including migration, violence, colonialism, and the destruction of the environment. The work of da Silva and Nauman, however, is not only captivating because of its apt, even uncomfortable lens on contemporary realities: Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum and 4 Waters/Deep Implicancy both also stand out for their exceptionally clear cinematic style and impressive aesthetics.

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20.11.2021 – 2 to 2 pm
Robodynamische Diffusion: RDD

The focus of RDD (Robo Dynamic Diffusion) is the unfolding of the spatial effects of sound by decoupling sounds from instruments to move freely in space. The movement of the sound bodies through robotic objects in the architecture creates acoustic reflections and resonances, sound waves break on the structural forms and set the environment into vibrations. The venue itself becomes part of the instrument and is actively involved in the composition: a transformation of space into sound.
RDD is a project by Michael Akstaller, Nele Jäger, Oliver Mayer, and Jan St. Werner.

 

Paulinhx Desbats

During the performance program, the foyer will be transformed into an imaginative garden with special lighting techniques to offer a visual sensation reminiscent of a cosmic mother’s womb as the artistic signature of Paulinhx Desbats.

They originate from the Basque Country and currently reside in Berlin. They are passionate about sound, gardening, food cultures, and sustainable design.

Accompanying to…

20.11.2021 – 6 to 6 pm
Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Nauman: 4Waters/Deep Implicancy (2019) und Soot Breath/Corpus Infinitum (2021)

Regina José Galindo’s artistic practice is characterized by the use of her own body, bringing together people and formating groups, and critical engagement with political, post-migrant and feminist issues. In 2015, Galindo created moments of peaceful coexistence with migrants in Palermo as part of her performance Raíces (2015), which is presented with a photograph at an off-space within the exhibition State and Nature.

As part of the performance program, José Galindo creates a space for exchange and self-determined representation with actors who now live in Baden-Baden in the course of migration movements since 2014. The participants sing songs to which they have a special relationship, accompanying them through everyday life, and have perhaps been part of an identity-forming, familiar practice since childhood and thus help facilitate encounters on both an artistic and personal level.

Since February 2016, asylum-seeking people have been housed in the Waldseeplatz refugee shelter, located in the west of Baden-Baden, in a wooded, secluded area. The performance at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden as a central, easily accessible location thus raises questions regarding the significance of locality and site and addresses institutionally-supported decisions regarding the treatment of refugees.

Accompanying to…

21.11.2021 – 2 to 2 pm
Robodynamische Diffusion: RDD

The focus of RDD (Robo Dynamic Diffusion) is the unfolding of the spatial effects of sound by decoupling sounds from instruments to move freely in space. The movement of the sound bodies through robotic objects in the architecture creates acoustic reflections and resonances, sound waves break on the structural forms and set the environment into vibrations. The venue itself becomes part of the instrument and is actively involved in the composition: a transformation of space into sound.
RDD is a project by Michael Akstaller, Nele Jäger, Oliver Mayer, and Jan St. Werner.

Paulinhx Desbats

During the performance program, the foyer will be transformed into an imaginative garden with special lighting techniques to offer a visual sensation reminiscent of a cosmic mother’s womb as the artistic signature of Paulinhx Desbats.

They originate from the Basque Country and currently reside in Berlin. They are passionate about sound, gardening, food cultures, and sustainable design.

Accompanying to…

21.11.2021 – 2 to 2 pm
Robodynamische Diffusion: RDD

The focus of RDD (Robo Dynamic Diffusion) is the unfolding of the spatial effects of sound by decoupling sounds from instruments to move freely in space. The movement of the sound bodies through robotic objects in the architecture creates acoustic reflections and resonances, sound waves break on the structural forms and set the environment into vibrations. The venue itself becomes part of the instrument and is actively involved in the composition: a transformation of space into sound.
RDD is a project by Michael Akstaller, Nele Jäger, Oliver Mayer, and Jan St. Werner.

 

Paulinhx Desbats

During the performance program, the foyer will be transformed into an imaginative garden with special lighting techniques to offer a visual sensation reminiscent of a cosmic mother’s womb as the artistic signature of Paulinhx Desbats.

They originate from the Basque Country and currently reside in Berlin. They are passionate about sound, gardening, food cultures, and sustainable design.

Accompanying to…

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10–18 h
Wednesday
10–18 h
Thursday
10–18 h
Friday
10–18 h
Saturday
10–18 h
Sunday
Reformationstag
Prices
Adults
7 Euro
Discounted ticket
5 Euro
Pupils
3 Euro
Family
11 Euro
All prices
Address

Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden
Lichtentaler Allee 8 a
76530 Baden-Baden

Contact

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F +49 7221 30076-500
info@kunsthalle-baden-baden.de