We are pleased to welcome FILM RISS THEATER to our program for the second episode of the theme Borders. FILM RISS THEATER overcomes not only the borders between the genres of theater and film but also geopolitical borders, constantly in the search of an interface between impossibilities. Based on their urge to jump from reality into another dimension, the collective performs juxtaposing layers of physical and digital presence. FILM RISS THEATER refers to their performances as IMPROVISIONEN, which they often stage at Schaubude Berlin.
For the last episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s January programme, we are delighted to host artist and poet Bitsy Knox at Apartment Project with a spatio-temporal reading performance. Bitsy and her alternating voice will explore recent prose, looping, distorting and echoing through our project space for an introspective investigation. Inspired by former protagonists who now can be referred to as mere passers-by, the performance is the artist’s search of corporealising the text by using her constitution as a vessel — the irregular reverberations will guide the script to come through her body, flowing and colliding within the rigid space. Read time after time, each sonic manifestation of the text will take on a different character, exploring the way in which meaning leaks from each new voice. Self-actualising for a certain duration, the undulant piece will recede into the distance, chasing the fluttering and buzzing sounds nearby.
For the second episode of Chromatic Wednesdays’ “Pandemic” edition, we host Berlin-based DJ, artist, and activist İpek İpekçioğlu in our studio at Apartment Project for an artist talk and music session. The artist’s mastery in creating distinct choreographies between genres and frequencies is the result of her intrinsic knowledge and complete devotion to electronic music. With abundant rhythms from Anatolia and the Middle East weaved in the DJ’s pulsating sound, İpekçioğlu’s flow conquers its audience in a heartbeat.
Black on Plague is the special pandemic edition of the audiovisual performance series Black on Black. The surprising, archaic, tameless lines of Ceren Oykut, which will this time dive into microcosmos, will be accompanied by FezayaFirar’s live synthesized sound world consisting of drone, noise, glitch, and broken melody elements. The current pandemic has quite unfortunately impacted “Black on Black”, which will appear in this performance with one of its members missing and therefore call themselves “Black on Plague”