26 January–15 February 2015
When winter seems to be never-ending, it’s the season for a fair book-harvest! And the nGbK exhibition space will turn into a temporary Book Garden for you to pick your favourite nGbK publications from a 1986 to 2011-selection at very special prices. Come get your good reads for the sunny times ahead!
Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, 16h
WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) Reading Group
What is ‘we’? A demonstration poem? The collectively edited book WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY) evolved from the nGbK project of the same name in 2013. We will read the text together and invite you to join us. If you want to prepare in advance (no need), the text can be found as PDF on the wirspielen.net and the book can be ordered from www.ngbk.de. In the course of this Sunday [only] you can purchase a copy of the Wir-Spielen-book at a reduced price!
nGbK working group WIR SPIELEN: Freja Bäckman, Merja Hannikainen, Annika Högner, Vappu Jalonen, Bogg Johanna Karlsson, Clara T. López
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, 16h
Reading by & with Hanne Lippard
Hanne Lippard`s texts comprise personal observations that underscore how she looks at the world around her in what is often a mildly ironic yet hilarious manner. These texts are at the base of her time-based works, which include short films, sound piece and performance.
Hanne Lippard (1984, Milton Keynes, England) is a writer and visual artist working with text in the idioms of concrete poetry and text art, using her own voice as her main medium. She lives and works in Berlin.
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2016, 16h
Emma Haugh: Reading Troupe #03 - dark pools - bookish fortune telling sessions
Within Emma Haugh’s READING TROUPE series of performative workshops, the “readers” are invited to participate in an active embodiment of knowledge dissemination and production. This collaborative practice is an attempt to collectively enter the body of a chosen text through improvisational response opening up to unexpected “readings”.
For bKGn [booK Garden] visitors will be invited to engage in a bookish fortune telling session. Dark pools is an exercise where you ask a question, close your eyes and let the book open on a random page. With the eyes still closed you place your finger on a spot on the page and whatever word or image is there offers the answer to that question. The artist will work together with you via conversation, word association and metaphorical mapping to divine the meaning of the reading.
Emma Haugh (1974, Dublin, Ireland) applies a combination of visual arts and theater practices in her work, employing a questioning approach towards photographic documentation and representation. Performativity is explored as a technique of critical embodiment and activation based on engagement in specific social situations and communities where work becomes co–authored. She has been working with theatre and photography for fifteen years. Her specialisation in Augusto Boal`s Theatre of the Oppressed has become central to her current working methodologies.