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VERLASSENSCHAFTEN / PERFORMANCES on the 3rd MEMORIAL OF FUKUSHIMA // VIDEO DOCUMENTATION, EDIT
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icamp Munich website

German-Japanese project "Verlassenschaften"
around the 3rd memorial of Fukushima, including dance/theatre performances/lectures @
icamp neues theater Munich. Supported by the cultural department of Munich.


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UNPAINTED PERFORMANCE 19.1.2014 / BRAINPAINTED von Adi Hösle // BRAIN PERFORMANCE
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Martine created a painting only by her thoughts.

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UNPAINTED MEDIA ART FAIR / UNPAINTED BYOB with Rafaël Rozendaal // CURATOR, EVENT MANAGEMENT, ARTIST SUPPORT, VIDEO & EDIT
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UNPAINTED website

BYOB website

UNPAINTED BYOB with Rafaël Rozendaal / curated by Martine-Nicole Rojina & Annette Doms

Big data, cloud, network neutrality, Facebook and Twitter: who would have expected that these technologies would once have such a large impact on our society? Artworks made by using new technologies are no longer only on the margins. Today, artists are constantly creating new worlds of experience and increasingly take positions that reflect the digital age.

Artists gauge technical innovations, critically assess the range of digital media and find new uses for the modern means of communication and data streams which define everyday-life. Media Art is the art of today, the art that people will remember in the future. (Annette Doms, Director of the UNPAINTED media art fair)

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UNPAINTED CONCERT / 18.1.2014 - BEYOND TIME AND SPACE / Fried Dähn, Thomas Maos, Kurt Laurenz Theinert // EVENT MANAGEMENT, ARTIST SUPPORT, VIDEO & EDIT
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UNPAINTED CONCERT /18.1.2014 - incite/ (Hamburg) AV Live Set // EVENT MANAGEMENT, ARTIST SUPPORT, VIDEO & EDIT
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PROPAGANDANIE / UNKONFERENZ / 14.2. 18 - 22 UHR & 15.2. 10 - 22 UHR OETINGENSTR 67
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Institut für Volkskunde / Europäische Ethnologie an der LMU München facebook

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REDUZIERT / ARTIST COLLABORATION / COCKROACH NEURON, TRUTHFULNESS, HECKLER & KOCH, FUNCTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE TOMOGRAPHY
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REDUZIERT on facebook

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RFERL RELOADED / 12HR RADIO LIVE SHOW / CO-PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE
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RFERL RELOADED online

RFERL_RELOADED is broadcasting on the original site from 14th december 6 pm till 15th december 2013 6 am.

RFERL_RELOADED is radio, live stream, performance and likewise temporary acquisition.
A huge monitoring station of all obtainable terrestrial and telecommunicate media in between 1950 and 1992 at the margin of the English Garden, a recording, evaluating, archiving apparatus for propaganda and counter-propaganda, a former hospital, a today’s university building for numerous institutes of cultural studies and science are the location for the twelve hour performance RFERL_RELOADED.

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ZERSTÖRUNG FÜR ANFÄNFGER / THEATRE PIECE / CO-WRITER / PERFORMANCE
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Imagine the heart-gripping thrill of uproar and demonstration against an oppressive regime, you fight with your bare claws with the risk of loosing everything. The brutal regime answers back violently, but you have pride and stubbornness, you get back on your feet and continue fighting. The regime hits against you once again, this time harder than before, numbers of dead civilians are on the rise, your everyday is turned upside down, one day your cousin is suddenly missing out of the blue, the next day you suddenly have no home and are forced to flee into exile, with remnants of war lingering in the back of your head, slowly creeping its way into your consciousness.

How do you deal with it? How does one's consciousness deal with that, and how does that look like deep down in your subconscious in the shape of dreams?

Dreams are often said to be like pieces of art, a collection of recollections, set up in your very own universe, which doesn't follow any logic of everyday life. Mey Sefan's work in progress- piece "Zerstörung für Anfänger" deals with the themes of the Syrian uproar based on a huge collection of real dreams from Syrian people.

The opening scene included a dystopian soundscape, with the three performers playing around with a balloon, evoking a sense of longing for nostalgic innocence. Slowly the scenes turned into bizarre sceneries. The scenes created by the three performers were continuously contrasted by a silent observant male figure, sitting in a chair. This turned out to be Amar Matar in real person, the Syrian journalist, human-rights activist and documentarist, whose activities have gotten him into conflicts with the Syrian Assad regime. Amar Matar, who has been forced into exile and whose brother has been missing for 3 months.

Gradually the audience got drawn into a dream-like performance landscape, mixing sinister acts contrasted with cheap looking toys, balloons in flashy colours, giving an almost pitch-black humorous edge to the activities. We had a surreal birth, producing off-springs in form of cheap toys, which were carelessly thrown around, accompanied by a loud bang as the landed on the floor.

In one scene, one of the female performers was posing towards the rear wall of the scenes, with the other one drawing the outline of the body with crayon, creating frozen images of human beings. Later in the performance, these drawn figures would act as victims for a shooting massacre with paint guns. The fact that the journalist Amer Matar sitting there in real person acted as a reminder that even-though dreams are disconnected with everyday, it comes from real people and real experiences.

Even though the scenes didn't follow any logic, the props were cleverly connected and made the sceneries look almost childish and naive, but together with the rituals, bordering up towards sadism, it created a spine-chilling atmosphere., such as when one the women was sitting on a chair, being force fed with coloured fluids, letting them drip out of her mouth. Through this and the soundscape, the audiences’ mind was weaved into blurry impressions of war, hope, injustice and inhumanity.

Although this is piece-in-progress with quick decisions being made under a lot of time pressure, - which already looked promising - so do look forward to the more elaborate follow-up piece by Mey Sefan named "Zerstörung für Fortgeschrittene".