Sunday, January 26, 2014, 8 pm

Performance by Barbara Steppe (artist, Berlin)

Barbara Steppe (b. 1956 in Karlsruhe, living in Berlin) in her artistic practice looks at the everyday lives of individuals and groups of people. 26 individuals, who work professionally in the art world, participate in this project. All participants were asked to record, on a working day in November 2013, the activities of the day for 24 hours, quoting the exact times, also thoughts and notes were to be included in the protocol. During the performance, the authors read out their own daily routine. A manipulated clock that runs through the 24 hours of the day in 40 minutes gives the impulse for the recital and determines the cue for the specific sentences from the time-bound journals. The authors read their diaries synchronously. In parts, this makes for a spoken chorus. The dramaturgy of the piece is determined by a rhythm of dense phases of the day, in which all participants are active, and quieter moments. Together with choreographer Lindy Annis, Barbara Steppe coordinates the movements of the individuals in the room. The principal element is the read out text. For the performance there is no division into stage and audience. Neuer Berliner Kunstverein as a venue is predestined for an encounter between players of the art world and an audience from the same professional environment.

With Ingrid Buschmann (curator, Freunde Guter Musik e.V., Berlin), Kerstin Drechsel (artist, Berlin), Arnold Dreyblatt (artist, Professor for media art, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts Kiel, Berlin), Birgit Effinger (Co-Director Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin), Thomas Fischer (gallerist, Berlin), Heiner Franzen (artist, Berlin), Peter Funken (curator, Berlin), Asta Gröting (artist, Professor for sculpture, HBK Braunschweig, Berlin) Leiko Ikemura (artist, Professor for painting, UdK Berlin), Veronika Kellndorfer (artist, Berlin), Nina Koidl (gallerist, Berlin), Hannah Kruse (art historian, Director Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt, Berlin), Käthe Kruse (artist, Berlin), Nicola Kuhn (editor, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin), Adrian Lohmüller (artist, Berlin), Hanne Loreck (Professor for art and cultural studies and gender studies, HfbK Hamburg, Berlin / Hamburg), Christiane Meixner (art critic, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin), Matt Mullican (artist, Professor for sculpture, HfbK Hamburg, New York / Hamburg), Ursula Sax (artist, Berlin), Britta Schmitz (curator Hamburger Bahnhof — Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin), Daniel Schreiber (editor, art critic, Berlin), Valerie Smith (curator, Berlin), Sassa Trülzsch (gallerist, Berlin), Marco Poloni (artist, Berlin), Gigiotto Del Vecchio (gallerist, Berlin), Ivo Wessel (collector, Berlin).

Choreography: Lindy Annis and Barbara Steppe
Furniture: Hans-Peter Jochum

26 participants, 40 minutes, one manipulated clock