TENTACULUS OHRI (Wilde & Hülcker), Berlin


Henry Wilde (aka Antonia Baehr) & Neo Hülcker (aka Prof Puppy)

Tentaculus Ohri

– a collection for unplugged listening / Eine Sammlung zum Hören ohne Steckdose
two-on-one performance, 23 June 2018, 8pm - 11 pm, Klosterruine Berlin
Ruine der Franziskaner Klosterkirche, Klosterstraße 73a, Berlin-Mitte
10', for one person at a time and a small watching audience
--> you will be able to sign up at the entry
Composer, Performer: Henry Wilde & Neo Hülcker
Helping ears: Mia Sellmann, Hannah Levin
Thank you to: Monique Wittig, Vilém Flusser & Louis Bec
Duration: 10 min per person
'Tentaculus Ohri' is a piece for one listener and two performers. Henry Wilde and Neo Hülcker will present their collection of animals from other nature to you. You will wear a hearing apparatus that Hülcker and Wilde built for focussed listening to nature and animal sounds from their archive. It will be very silent and you will learn how to listen like a blättrige Langschwanzanglerin. People will watch you and you will be a little owl.
About the event: 
"This exhibition does two things: It assembles performance artists in a ruin and then ruins that, too. 13 artists performing in the shade of night, digging in darkness, dragging their feet, sensing a whole lot of it, doing their thing, staying or not staying for breakfast.

So there is that to expect and for that too we provide time, at another time: Whatever is not now, the exhibition is right there. It takes notice of the present moment, hiii, and politely waves it through. There is the time of expectation, and the time of being too late, but there is also the time of being too late and the train being even later, the time of disappointed expectation and overfulfilled hopes. Queer Theory has illuminated entire histories of queer people’s experiences of being out of time, of their chronopolitical resistance to the present as a site of productivity and reproductive futurity. Time’s a drag, we say as we sashay away slowly into the night

the dead are losing cultivates the kind of absences that are not radically other – so that which has and never will be here – but the kind of absences that feel warm, smell familiar and distinctly not of abstraction. The paradox is of course that performance art is usually very high on LIFE.  It has a habit of insisting on taking place “now” and “right here” and with considerable intensity. Staged in a literal ruin, this exhibition embraces becoming a downer. Ruins are of course rather special when it comes to time: Their idiosyncratic way of doing time is fundamentally unafraid of death. Yes, the boring kind of ruins merely romanticize death, the real ones ride hard with it. They have other problems, perhaps similar to those serene old people have. So we said great, and hired an alchemist-in-residence. His name is Pablo and his job is to transform performances into coins. And besides that, nothing but dusty dance moves.” Christopher Weickenmeier (curator)
Samstag, 23. Juni 2018 — 20 Uhr
Henry Wilde (aka Antonia Baehr) & Neo Hülcker (aka Prof. Puppy) — TENTACULUS OHRI
Arantxa Martinez & Paz Rojo — DOING DANCE
[based in the movement practice developed by the choreographer Paz Rojo in her piece ECLIPSE:MUNDO]

In DOING DANCE bewegt die Tänzerin und Choreographin Arantxa Martinez ihren Tanz, springt ihn, tourt ihn, rollt ihn, hebt ihn, schüttelt ihn. Sie insistiert indem sie desistiert. Parallel verwandeln sich einzelne Besucher*innen in der Zwei-zu-Eins Performance TENTACULUS OHRI zu einer Eule und kriegen von dem angehenden Komponisten Henry Wilde und dem amtierenden Komponisten* Neo Hülcker in einer selbstgebauten Apparatur Tiergeräusche anderer Natur auf die Ohren.

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