Performances: ‘Rituals of Care’ at Gropius Bau in Berlin

Mette Ingvartsen, evaporated landscapes, 2009. Photo: Tania Kelley

The Gropius Bau is organised as an open framework for addressing a broad variety of artistic modes of thinking and their social implications. Through active collaboration with contemporary artists, its programme is focused on opening up the institution as a location for artistic creation and exchange.

For this 2020 programme, the Gropius Bau is hosting a series of performances that act as an ongoing exploration of themes with particular contemporary urgency, including land and the Anthropocene, violence and repair. In January and February, the performance series Rituals of Care resonates with the history, location and physicality of the building itself. Through a range of somatic techniques, queer re-imaginings and indigenous perspectives, these performances offer radical acts of care and repair. The programme, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal and Noémie Solomon, spans experimental choreography, healing practices, sonic installations and collective gatherings. 

Some of the names taking part are Jelili Atiku, Pan Daijing, Marcelo Evelin, Bill Fontana, Maria Hassabi, Baba Murah and Candomblé Berlin, Kennis Hawkins, and Stephen Thompson among others. 

Rituals of Care takes place between January 15 and February 2, 2020. 

Text by CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)

(Picture courtesy of Gropius Bau)
20 Jan 2020