Part of Project Space Festival Berlin
6th August 2018, 21:00 / cntrm wrnhs, Berlin
VREMEPLOV I TIME MACHINE 12 x translation
CNTRM is a project by Christof Zwiener
CNTRM is pleased to present the performative video installation VREMEPLOV / TIME MACHINE* by media artist Clarissa Thieme during the PROJECT SPACE FESTIVAL 2018. The basis for this performance redesigned especially for the guardhouse is a 15-minute long video message 'sent' by a group of young people from the besieged city of Sarajevo in 1993. With a portion of black humor, they imagine escaping from the war with the help of a time machine. Thieme re-activates this machine with the help of simultaneous interpreters, who sit in the guardhouse as in an interpreter’s booth translating it to a variety of different languages.
The request from the past "Get me out of here!" addresses itself to the future, but also the present. 25 years after the video message has been made in Sarajevo, it will now open a dialogue between the guardhouse and the public space in Berlin. VREMEPLOV / TIME MACHINE represents a specific aspect of European history, and correlates with the exhibition space through its own artistic reflection on temporality and transformation.
* VREMEPLOV / TIME MACHINE was created in collaboration with Nihad Kresevljakovic and Grace Sungeun Kim on the basis of an intensive examination of the library Hamdija Kreševljaković Video Arhiv, a private collection of amateur videos developped during the Bosnian War in Sarajevo (1992-1996).
The gatekeeper pavilion near Berlin Ostbahnhof was opened again with Chapter 12 after more than 20 years and the process of renewal has started. The planned renovation will conclude with Chapter 1 in October 2018 and then present an impression of what the gatehouse looked like 40 years ago.
At the same time, CNTRM is designing a second story line with invited artists, which consists of ten exhibitions as the main act (Chapters 11 - 2). These artistic interventions refer to the respective state of renovation of the pavilion.
Performance, Monday August 6, 9pm - 11pm
Unterstützt mit Mitteln des Bezirkskulturfonds und Mitteln der Projektförderung des Bezirks Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Herzlichen Dank an fmp1 und das Project Space Festival 2018
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