Im Zentrum der eigenen Peripherie: START (nut) HALT

I greet those gathered outside HOCHHAUS at dusk and ask them to select a horse chestnut from an egg carton, then to follow me please…
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When we are all standing in the small open field surrounded by the tall apartment buildings (projects on the edge of Berlin) I take a soft-boiled beet in my right fist and begin shaking/punching/stretching the art repeatedly outward, singing a semi-improvisational framing text…

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I then ask people to please take their nut and place it anywhere they choose across/throughout the HOCHHAUS galerie and site, waiting in the field and eating the beet while they do so…IMG_8309

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When everyone has placed their nut and returned to the field, I ask the person on the far left (Dimpel Shah) to “take us to your nut” and she leads us to the first beginning….this begins the core performance process: each person takes us to where they’ve placed their nut, I tell that person that when they get bored, think the action is over, or want me to stop for any reason to say “HALT!” Their action will not end until they have voiced this halt.

Dimpel:
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Johanna:IMG_8332IMG_8333

Florian:

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Uri:IMG_8340IMG_8338IMG_8339

Joel:

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Anja:IMG_8351IMG_8353IMG_8356IMG_8357IMG_8359IMG_8360

Anna:IMG_8361IMG_8362IMG_8374

Hori:IMG_8376IMG_8383IMG_8384

Adriana:IMG_8385IMG_8388IMG_8390IMG_8393IMG_8395

Teena:IMG_8401IMG_8400IMG_8391IMG_8398
Hand-drawn eyes bear witness (this one posted facing into the HOCHHAUS office)…IMG_8292.JPG

Performance is followed by a discussion moderated by curators of the ‘Im Zentrum der eigenen Peripherie‘ series, Anja Ibsch and Teena Lange.

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All photos by Teena Lange.

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