Terminal (TXL)

Borderline Human – Milk River Valley, noWhere, noThing, noBody, Hei Maei #myكل_شي_
November 2 – December 15, 2018
Postwerk, Berlin

The exhibition series “Terminal” deals with our contemporary condition - an ongoing state of transit. The series is an exchange of artists practicing in Berlin and Reykjavik. Airport terminals and their aesthetics become a program in effect. The theme of the first exhibition “Terminal TXL" is communication as it takes place in the former Berlin - Tegel post office hosted by renovation project Postwerk Tegel. Terminal (TXL) takes place from November 2 – December 15, 2018 at Postwerk, Berlin.

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir
Borderline Human – Milk River Valley
Opening: Fri. 02.11. / 18–22

Rebecca Erin Moran
noWhere, noThing, noBody
Opening: Fri. 16.11. / 18–22

Borghildur Indriðadóttir
Hei Maei #myكل_شي_
Opening: Fri. 30.11. / 18–22

Linda Gieres
Dance Performance: Fri. 15.12. / 18 Uhr

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Borderline Human – Milk River Valley, 2018                                           Photo: Anne Luft

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir launches “Terminal TXL” with “Borderline Human – Milk River Valley” based on her artistic research in South Africa. “Borderline Human” questions the set of the shifting values and definitions behind the term "human". For the opening Gunnhildur will lead a performance reacting to the ververt monkey calls. Apart from the audio and studies of the monkeys the installation includes a jungle gym with swings, monkey bars and hanging ropes. The internationally renowned contemporary dancer Saga Sigurðardóttir will physically engage with the installation with acts of borderline human movements.

Gunnhildur Hauksdóttir, Borderline Human – Milk River Valley, 2018                             Photo: Petr Hošek
Rebecca Erin Moran, noWhere, noThing, noBody, 2018                    Photo: Gregor Fischer

The second exhibition “noWhere, noThing, noBody” is presented by Rebecca Erin Moran. She invites the viewer to enter, to transcend and to depart. The large-scale projection mirrors the noBody monitored by hypnotherapeutic techniques. Rebecca questions rituals and the experiences of western contemporary life using the liminal spaces in which we drift between forms. On 24 November, a liminal event will take place allowing for new rituals of sexual colossal hybridization.

Rebecca Erin Moran, noWhere, noThing, noBody, 2018           Photo: Gregor Fischer
Borghildur Indriðadóttir, Hei Maei, 2018 #my_شي_كل     Photo: Christopher Weiss

Borghildur Indriðadóttir’s ends “Terminal TXL” with “Hei Maei #my_شي_كل”. The filmic installation, “Hei Maei” is a word play. “Heimaey” in Icelandic means “home island”. By splitting the word and changing the y to an i, “Hei Maei” means greeting (“hei”) and “home not home”. #my_شي_كل is a hashtag appropriated from the Lebanese pop musician Haifa Magic. The one-minute film is about the unknown intelligence of the ocean and questions identity and multiplicity. The soundscape is composed by Bane Jovančević and Borghildur Indriðadóttir. For the opening women stylized both in niqāb-khimars and in latex and fishnet stockings will perform within an airport setting.

Borghildur Indriðadóttir, Hei Maei, 2018  #my_شي_كل,                 Photo: Christopher Weiss
Linda Gieres, Facetten, Dance Performance, 15.12.18  / 18 Uhr  Photo: Christopher Weiss

On the last day of the exhibition Linda Gieres will perform Facetten, a solo dance in two parts that can be enjoyed as a purely aesthetic experience in which movement, touch and breath create an intimate soundscape. It can also be experienced as an exploration of two fundamentally human facettes: the human taking the self as initial point of all perception, and the human trying to find significance in the immensity of the whole of which s*he is but a mere particle.

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