Performance Project 2016

Trans-Corporeal Metabolisms – The 12th Performance Project of LISTE Art Fair Basel
Curated by Eva Birkenstock

Trans-Corporeal Metabolisms, the 12th edition of the Performance Project of LISTE Art Fair Basel, focuses on works that consider the body as a porous and permeable interface. Under the influence of current global geopolitical, economical and virtual realities the perception of what is human has changed drastically. The humanist model of a male, white, coherent, rational, self-confined Eurocentric identity is opposed by its nomadic, artificial and postidentitarian counterpart and therewith by one that explores alternative ways of conceptualising the human subject. Far from being impenetrable or from having well-defined boundaries of what is inside and outside, in the presented works the body is rather approached as a metabolic system that both operates actively and reacts to its surroundings. The relation between humans and technology, between humans and nature are as much a point of departure for this young generation of artists as are negotiations around postgender, transcorporeality and the (extra-) terrestrial.

Monday, June 13; 7 p.m. at LISTE; Free admission, Keren Cytter: The Last Summer Fest of the European Union, 2016; With Sarah Abu Abdallah, Misanthrope (Robert Kulisek/David Lieske), Dan Bodan, et al.  

Tuesday, June 14; 7 p.m. at Kaserne (Rossstall 1); Klybeckstrasse 1b, Basel, Admission: CHF 15, Alexandra Bachzetsis; PRIVATE: wear a mask when you talk to me, 2016

Wednesday, June 15; 4 p.m. at Solitude Park; Paul Sacher-Anlage 1-3 (behind the fountain); Free admission
Dorota Gawęda & Eglė Kulbokaitė
Agatha Valkyrie Ice: perma-permadeath, 2016

Thursday, June 16; 7 p.m. at Kaserne (Rossstall 1); Klybeckstrasse 1b, Basel; Admission: CHF 15; keyon gaskin; its not a thing

Friday, June 17; 4 p.m. at Volkshaus Basel; Rebgasse 12-14; Free admission; Hayley Silverman

Saturday, June 18, 4 p.m. at Volkshaus Basel; Rebgasse 12-14; Free admission, Alicia Frankovich; World is home planet


The Performance Project is made possible be the generous support of:
Balima Stiftung, Alfred Richterich Stiftung among others

History Performance Project Curators

Performance curator LISTE 21: Eva Birkenstock
Performance curator LISTE 20: Eva Birkenstock
Performance curator LISTE 19: Fabian Schöneich
Performance curator LISTE 18: Fabian Schöneich
Performance curator LISTE 17: Burkhard Meltzer
Performance curator LISTE 16: Maja Wismer
Performance curator LISTE 08, 09, 15: Silke Bitzer
Performance curator LISTE 05, 06, 07: Monika Kästli




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