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ALGOIST CONVIVIUM
Erratum Galerie, Böckhstraße 40, 10967 Berlin
15.3.18 – 21.4.18
 
The term Convivium goes back to the Roman tradition of banquets as a forum for philosophical exchange, poetry and music. In the context of the six week program at artist-run Erratum Galerie, it promotes the idea of social experimentation and a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to the process of creating, as well as perceiving art.
    
The Algoist collective started out as a group of people from various backgrounds and professions who got together to explore their focus on process-oriented interventions in public space. This spring, Algoist presents six weeks of workshops, performances and installations at Erratum Gallerie which all depart from the idea of the open form.
    
Drawing on the idea of the supra-sensorial, Convivium aims to activate all senses, interrogating our perception of (real-) time [How to Make Myself a Master] and presence [Invitation], or searching out possibilities of biological interaction with abstract concepts [Sonic Therapy Systems ii – Botanics].
    
The interdisciplinary collaborations lead to new associations like enabling the exploration of human geography and its links to the Situationist International [Procedere ii] or asking: what the fuck does analogue immersion mean [Eternia]?
    
Throughout the program, a series of performances [Bodies] will take place, intervening with and becoming part of the other works’ environments, revising artist-audience dynamics and stimulating the sense of our role as co-authors of space.
 
Algoist
Nina Barret-Mémy
Alice Chardenet
Roman Gebhardt
Mathias Gramoso
Joana Huguenin
Andrea Karch
Alexandra Lange
Lukas Mayer
Natascha Schoenaich
Götz Schramm
 
Guests
Pourya Alimirzaee
Wera Bunge
Eva Funk
Lily Matras
Nicklas Riekötter

Bodies

Several performative moments question the self within society. Becoming part of their collective partners’ works, the performers appear and disappear as “bodies”. Within a living environment of constant expression of opinion and instantaneous interaction they, on the contrary, become shells, projection surfaces and disruptive elements. Through their mere existence they influence and reclaim time and space - or precisely otherwise.

How to Make Myself a Master
15.3.18, 6pm – 9pm
16.3.18 – 18.3.18, 3pm – 8pm

The participatory installation evolves around the notion of (real-) time and social interaction in the era of the self. By using live camera video projection and algorithms, it aims to create a space where the protagonists become aware of the authority that evolves with their presence and movements.

The Analogue Immersive Tour to ETERNIA
22.3.18, 6pm – 9pm
23.3.18 – 25.3.18, 3pm – 8pm

Drawing upon pop-cultural references and the aesthetics of DMT Trips and video games, Eternia aims at fostering the act of immersion. The installation brings together light, private artifacts and the paintings of different artists whose works resonate with the concept of a modern Eternia via their references to mythology, popular culture and dreams.

Procedere II
30.3.18, 7pm
31.3.18, 4pm & 8pm

Please join us for a handstand workshop. Learn about the social concept of mutual help with your head upside down. Based on the Situationist International, Human geographer Nicklas Riekötter will guide you for one hour through sociological, historical and philosophical questions.
– five participants per workshop
– workshop language will be German
– fee: one “Schrippe”
– please register at mail@algo.ist

On Making a Point
5.4.18, 6pm – 9pm

By means of a border-obsolescent presentation program and recycled slideshows from her studies at a French Grande École, will Lily Matras still be able to make a point of power?
The presentation will be held subsequently in French, English and German.

Invitation
7.4.18, 6pm – 9pm

A moment.

Sonic Therapy Systems ii – Botanics
12.4.18, 6pm – 9pm
13.4.18 – 15.4.18, 3pm – 8pm

The second part of the Sonic Therapy Systems trilogy continues to enable the aesthetic experience of realms usually hidden from human perception. While the first part addressed the individual confronted with the movements of the stock market, the second installation fuses light and sound with the biometrical measures of human beings and plants. By imaging the data to a sonic level, an auditory experience is accomplished collectively.

Eva Funk on: Chewing (on/over and out)
20.4.18, 6pm — 9pm

The individual as well as the body of society is exhausted and fragmented. Everything we have is chewing gum. After the nuclear bomb hit Hiroshima and the skin melted off bones, American soldiers gave kids some chewing gum. They were sugary and addictive, but ultimately lacking in nutritional value. Eva Funk has always been told that she was not allowed to swallow the gum, because it would stick together in her stomach. Now it is in her eyes and ears. Chewing gum, chewing gun, chewing gum. The hands are holding what they can, but who sweats loses. 1 Bullet for kids. Happy meal. Yes.
Reading will be held in German and English.

Wera Bunge reads Kate Tempest: Hold your own
21.4.18, 4pm – 5pm

In her work on the blind clairvoyant Teiresias, Kate Tempest fuses questions of identity, time and gender with her feeling for our Zeitgeist and a rich musicality. Theatre veteran Wera Bunge lends her unique voice to the text which will be performed in German.

Open Space
21.4.18, 6pm – 9pm

As the closing event of the program, a free space for discussion, questions and spontaneous contributions will be set up for everyone who wants to know more about ALGOIST.