We invite the performers Jelili Atiku and Lisa Hansson to join us in a collage of over-sized advertising prints, with images of glossy cars, shiny products and fashion pictures. By cutting these billboards and scaffolding covers into fringes, bending, pulling and folding them into continuously moving sound collages, we deconstruct everyday life at the schism between image and substance. We dive into the fashion pictures of the so called developed world, we try to sniff out the bad breath of industrial production hidden behind the flossed teeth and bleached rubber tires.
Jelili Atiku is a Nigerian multimedia artist with political concerns for human rights and justice. He is presently the project leader of Art Africa Forum; the artistic Director of AFiRIperFOMA – a collective of performance artists in Africa; and Chief Coordinator of Advocate for Human Rights Through Art (AHRA). Jelili has travelled widely and participated in numerous performances/exhibitions/talks all over the planet. He is 2015 Prince Claus Laureates and was recently wrongly accused, arrested and detained in prison on the instance of his performance in public space.
Lisa Hansson is an opera trained improvisation singer, librettist and performance artist, active in the field of experimental music, musical drama and performance. Lisa uses her own experimental voice techniques in combination with traditional opera voice and her work is often based in improvisation and has an investigative approach both musically and in performance. She has written scripts and librettos for many operas and performances. She has also toured her own pieces with groups such as KEL and Klaverdal, in Japan, USA, UK and Sweden.
Marie Gavois https://vimeo.com/122048824 and Michel Klöfkorn https://vimeo.com/19987591 ,,you are just a folder, you are some gigabyte in my life, that’s all”, Offenbach 2016 ,, We make do the Pietà of Our Lies” Salon des amateur, Düsseldorf February 2016 „A lizard visited us for breakfast“ Diskurs Festival 15“ Giesen Oktober 2015 „Street parade/ marching band“ in collaboration with Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen and a marching band of 18 musicians. September 2015 https://vimeo.com/122885679 Kai Middendorff Galerie, Frankfurt Performance September 2015 „A lizard visited us for breakfast” Skogen, Göteborg, Sweden performance August 2015 „IF TRAFFIC JAM WAS MY SISTER, MY BROTHER, MY UNCLE AND MOTHER“ https://vimeo.com/129141133Ejigbo, Lagos/ Nigeria January 2015. „Donkey zipper cerveaux dommage car prayers“ Macroscope, Mülheim/ Ruhr, September 2014. „read-cut performance, Suzuki- Hannah Arendt“ Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn. 2014 ,,Michel Klöfkorn, Marie Gavois & 200m2 office carpet in an moving intervention from the basement into the street and back into the gallery again”, Galerie Detroit, Stockholm. 2014 „I am trying to push myself into sth, that could be sth I don’t want to change my situation“, Gallery Detroit Roslagsgatan, Stockholm, 2013