Not the uncanny, or essentially the unusual, however the bizarre as that which is misplaced, a refusal in plain sight, a blurring of boundaries and relations. By difficult dominant views, which have traditionally framed what’s the “right” narrative, weirdness turns into an area of information manufacturing. Shedhalle Zürich invitations a choice of artists and thinkers to think about collectively how weirdness can create different and inclusive futures. “Protozone11: it’s bizarre” is a multi-format mission, creating as an experiment in exhibition making, efficiency presentation and academic alternate.
Because the first Protozone again in 2020, it has been established an alternate mannequin for exhibition making. Inside it, we’re constantly increasing and renegotiating the boundaries of paintings and reception, how you can collect in public and our institutional roles. We stay receptive and porous in our relationship to our audiences and proceed to be taught from them. On the identical time, we stay within the strategy of defining our mission, questioning the relevance of artwork manufacturing throughout a historic second on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Shedhalle has as soon as once more opened its doorways to process-based eventualities, inviting earlier and new collaborators to inhabit the house over the subsequent 9 weeks. “Protozone11: it’s bizarre” opens with choreographer Angela Goh first in a collection of three weekends of efficiency along with her work, Physique Loss, and the European premiere of her new movie, The Live performance (2022), commissioned by the Sydney Opera Home. She stays in-residence at Shedhalle, bringing in-process efficiency works for the 2 following weekends. Staying on view all through this system we may have Michael Portnoy who invitations us to have a look at intercourse as dance and comedy, presenting the movie Progressive Contact (2020); Kris Lemsalu who appeared on Opening evening with a efficiency in collaboration with choreographer Maria Metsalu, and has left the traces of this phantasmagorical and mawkish intervention to stay at Shedhalle; and Autumn Knight has returned to Shedhalle for the third 12 months in a row, creating on work begun within the SHED in 2021, bringing the digital work-in-process to our partitions. Lastly, Pontus Pettersson, artist-in-residence 2022, returns to Shedhalle on July 1st, to reconfigure the whole arrange of the house along with his personal bizarre mission pancor poetics.
Over the course of its nine-week manifestation, curator Michelangelo Miccolis, producer & moderator nick von kleist and visitor editor Lisa Andreani will develop and serially publish The Bizarre Reader. This sluggish publication opens new and bizarre areas for entry and engagement with the works and processes of “Protozone11: it’s bizarre.” It makes use of the processes introduced as its basis for us to each hearken to and construct on, collectively.
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