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A QUESTION OF GESTURE

A QUESTION OF GESTURE

An 8-day interdisciplinary exhibition project by the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig / Hochschule fuer Grafik und Buchkunst (HGB) Leipzig


OPENING : Sunday, 3rd December,11am-2pm

DURATION : 3rd-10th December 2006 OPENING HOURS : Mon-Sat 2-5.30pm and Sun 2-5pm, for visitors of the Leipzig Opera also 1 hour before the regular programme andduring the breaks

PLACE : OperLeipzig, Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig

www.hgb-leipzig.de/geste

www.frage-nach-der-geste.de

The exhibition project “A Question of Gesture”, curated by Alba D’Urbano and Tina Bara, professors at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig,takes place from 3rd until 10th December 2006 in the Leipzig Opera. It explores the specific elements of communication and exchange in media-saturated society - gestures as medium-bound body language. The exhibition - presenting the works of over 50 international artists and over 20 students and graduates of HGB Leipzig - is combined with contribution from various artistic disciplines (performance,dance, theatre, film, music) and a two-day symposium entitled Restrained Eloquence - Politics, Pathos and Philosophy of Gesture“ (Institute of Theatrology in Leipzig), as well as a series of lectures and film screenings dealing with the topic “Gestures of the Melodramatic“ (Academy of Music and Theatre in Leipzig). The project explores interactions and draws parallels between different disciplines.

In accordance with the positions within cultural theory which place central importance on the exploration of performativity, the curators of the project aim to establish a multifaceted representation and thereby enable a complex reception of diverse practices dealing with body language, which infiltrate various discursive fields within contemporary society. A central concern of the project is to create thematic links between different elements of the project, thus presenting body language and performativity as categories which inform varied artistic practices and cultures.

PROJECT VENUES :

Oper Leipzig, Augustusplatz 12, 04109 Leipzig Institut für Theaterwissenschaft, Ritterstraße 16, 04109 Leipzig

Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Grassistraße 8, 04107 Leipzig

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Straße 50, 04227 Leipzig

PROJECT PARTNERS : Oper Leipzig, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig, Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V., Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, Schaubühne Lindenfels, Deutsche Literaturinstitut Leipzig, Fotohof Salzburg, Schule für Dichtung Wien, Edison Studio Rom and Goetheinstitut Rome.

EXHIBITION

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS :

A Room of one’s own --- Adidal Abou-Chamat --- Bettina Allamoda ---John Baldessari --- Stefan Banz --- Eva Bertram --- Norbert Bisky --- Steven Black --- Candice Breitz --- Elina Brotherus --- Daniela Carati --- Rineke Dijkstra --- Christoph Doswald und Peanutz Architekten --- Harun Farocki ---Martin Figura --- Daniel Firman --- Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller--- Felix Gmelin --- G.R.A.M. --- Julie Henry --- Christian Ide Hintze ---Juliane Jüttner --- Orhan Kipcak --- Martin Kippenberger --- Katarzyna Kozyra--- Seulgi Lee --- Ulrike Lienbacher --- Rosa Loy --- Ingeborg Lüscher
— -Melanie Manchot --- Remy Markowitsch --- Michael Mauracher --- Regine Mueller-Waldeck --- Antoni Muntadas --- Stefan Panhans --- Lisl Ponger --- Marion Porten --- Arne Reimer --- Evelyn Richter --- Andreas Rost --- Katya Sander --- Michael Schäfer --- Jana Seehusen --- Lieve van der Stappen ---Charly Steiger --- Erik Steinbrecher --- Fiona Tan --- Dagmar Varady
— - Diana Wesser --- Hannah Wilke --- Erwin Wurm --- Artur Zmijewsky

PARTICIPATING HGB STUDENTS :

Katrina Blach --- Kathleen Busies --- Yvon Chabrowski --- Judith Miriam Escherlor --- Peter Frey --- Pia Heinlein ---Luise Hennig --- Susanne Huth --- Bettina Hutschek --- Susanne Kaiser --- Paula Muhr --- Julia Müller --- NadineNeuhäuser --- Marcel Noack --- Stefan Reuterund Fabian Bechtle --- Julian Röder --- Cindy Schmiedichen --- Sandra Schubert--- Juli Sing --- Rolf Sommer --- Yvonne Standke --- Carolin Weinert --- TobiasWinterhagen

COSTUMES DESIGNED BY ARTISTS : Eija-Liisa Athila --- Thomas Bayerle --- John Bock --- Alba D’Urbano --- Synne Holst-Pederson --- Res Ingold --- Dorothee Logen --- Regina Möller --- Ekici Nezaket --- Yuka Oyama --- Chrystl Rijkeboer --- James Rosenquist
— -Marianne Stoll --- Luc Tuyman --- Dagmar Varady --- Silke Wawro

PERFORMANCE/STAGE/FILM

OPENING

FOYER

Sun 3rd December 2006 11am - 2pm

performances

11am Johan Lorbeer : Rothko Fax

12am A:N:Y : /Martina Bako with the students of the HGB and the University of Leipzig : Tableau Artistic Costumes

1pm Ligna Radioballett : Normierte Räume - Abweichende Gesten


KELLERTHEATER/ OPER LEIPZIG

Mon 4th December2006 7-9pm

mute film / electronic music / performance

7pm Edison Studio : The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


FOYER

Wed 6th December 2006 3-5.30 pm

performance and lecture

3pm Diana Wesser »Situs Opera« in collaboration with : Hermann Heisig, OleSchmidt and Chris Weinheimer

4pm lecture by Christina von Braun (cultural theorist, Berlin) : »Das Weib alsKlang. Oper, Text und Geschlecht« 


KELLERTHEATER/ OPER LEIPZIG

Wed 6th December 2006 7-9 pm

soundpoetry and dance-theatre-performance

7pm Isabeella Beumer : : : extension : : voice art and soundpoetry

Valeri Scherstjanoi : Die rauhen Lautflecken

8pm Isabelle Schad / Good Work Production with Dalija Acin : There is no exception to the rule because I am never what I have


FILM PROGRAMME : SCHAUBÜHNE LINDENFELS

Fri 1st December / Thu 7th December 2006


VIDEO-FILM PROGRAMME : KELLERTHEATER / OPER LEIPZIG

Thu 7th December 2006 2-6pm

2pm Fiona Tan : Kingdom of Shadows

3pm Lisl Ponger : Phantom Fremdes Wien

3.30pm Katya Sander : Exterior City

4pm Harun Farocki : Bewerbung

5pm Tina Bara /Alba D`Urbano : Playstation fedaluna

For the more detailed programme and further information please view www.hgb-leipzig.de/geste and www.frage-nach-der-geste.de