HOLITOPIA FESTIVAL FOR ARTS & FUTURES ++ 20-22 September, 2024 ++ HTW Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin ++

HOLITOPIA FESTIVAL FOR ARTS & FUTURES ++ 20-22 September, 2024 ++ HTW Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin ++

HOLITOPIA FESTIVAL FOR ARTS & FUTURES ++ 20-22 September, 2024 ++ HTW Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin ++

HOLITOPIA FESTIVAL FOR ARTS & FUTURES ++ 20-22 September, 2024 ++ HTW Campus Wilhelminenhof, Berlin ++

Exhibition

Radical Rooming

January 28, 2021

Radical Rooming

Stella Geppert, Mathilde Irrmann, Brandon Johnson, Elitsa Mateva Radical Rooming January 28, 2021

Stella Geppert, Mathilde Irrmann, Brandon Johnson, Elitsa Mateva Radical Rooming January 28, 2021

5 Cameras, 4 Artists, 1 Space

An experimental live performance exploring the ways to inhabit space and connect with others from a distance during Covid-19 lockdown. "Carte Blanche" to four artists performing simultaneously. Technical team: Lan Syreen, Jeffray Schwabe, mk, Sarah Bouchet, Paul Stutenbaümer. Text fragments: Ingeborg Bachmann, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Mathilde Irrmann, Michel Foucault, Alberto Giacometti, Kim Gordon, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Smithson, Peter Zumthor.

The Artists.

Mathilde Irrmann (lecture, concept, project coordination, Berlin), Brandon Johnson (DJ-production, Los Angeles / Berlin), Elitsa Mateva (dance, Berlin), Stella Geppert (performance, Berlin).

Curators. Mathilde Irrmann; Cécile Nebbot; Madeleine Schwinge

#1 Idea, Concept, Project Coordination, Lecture: Mathilde Irrmann

Mathilde is a French actress and director based in Berlin. After a background in classical theater and art history, she now works in the film industry both on-screen (Bad Banks) and behind the camera (Piensa en me). She is currently developing a feature-length documentary on Balkan artists confronted with their traumatic experiences. This media exploration enables her to draw attention to subjects that will have an impact on our future.

#2 Music: Brandon Johnson

Brandon is a musician, sound artist and performer (Los Angeles, Berlin). He studied performance and sound design at the Evergreen State College (US) and French literature at the Freie Universität Berlin (DE). He has performed with choreographers and dancers, including Meg Stuart, Jasna Layes Vinovriski, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Sonja Pregrad and Martin Hansen.

#3 Performance: Stella Geppert

Stella Geppert is a sculptor and performance artist. She sees sculpture as a "relational investigation" of the body, both verbal and non-verbal. The body's sensory capacity to "think its way into" spaces, bodies, substances and matters, is a core aspect of Geppert's work, raising sculptural and choreographic questions. Since 2010, she teaches at Burg Giebichenstein, Halle University of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Göteborg, Copenhagen, Vienna, Omihachiman (Japan).

#4 Dance: Elitsa Mateva

Elitsa is an actor and contemporary experimental dancer with background in psychology and philosophy. Her artistic and scientific explorations are driven by a profound interest in human consciousness and spiritual awakening.

In the media. Live screening (YouTube, Facebook)

Front photo. Stella Geppert, InsideT, 2020 © Stella Geppert

Photos in the text. (1) (2) Radical Rooming video and sound system; (3) Elitsa Mateva © re:future lab 2021; (4) (5) (6) Stella Geppert, InsideT © re:future lab 2021

Location. re:future lab, Berlin (Germany)

In-presence