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April - June 2019
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Performance Unlimited






“Performance Unlimited” is the long-term curatorial project by SOMA Art Space Berlin and is supported by Bezirksamt Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Berlin.





Anna Berndtson A Moment in Time
Time is a construct of man. We are the only animal on the planet that has left our subjective sensation of time and put this temporal measurement into mechanic or electronic units. We are aware of the limited time we have at our disposal and our own mortality. Expressions like “wasting time” and “time is money” show how important time can be in our society. Dealing with time in this way looks at not just the passing of time but also the meaning of time and questions about, if we use our time in a meaningful way.




Nicola Fornoni
The Beginning
Nicola Fornoni has been exploring and performing performance art since 2013. Intending to wake up the cause of body-positivity, Nicola uses the art form of performance to express the healing of oneself through body movements, showing various discourses between his body and himself.

'The Beginning' tells a story between machines and the physicality of human, the power from within the body, and the spiritual belief in one's own. In the age of machines, our bodies have become a passive apparatus that facilitated by the convenience of automatic devices. By maneuvering the feathers with his breath and strength under the contrast to electric fans, Nicola tries to divulge into bodies' relationship with machines also the concept of lightness and weight as an epitome of his daily struggle--where does one stand when one needs the assistance of device on a regular basis.





Roland Walter 
A magnificent creation

Performance: Roland Walter & Belen Mallol


People call me impeded,
and they are right, that’s what I am.

God calls me his magnificent creation –
and HE is right, that’s what I am.

People call my life expensive,
and they are right, that’s what it is.

God says, my life is precious –
and HE is right, that’s what it is.

People call me unproductive,
and they are right, that’s what I am.

God says, I’m building bridges
between handicapped and non-handicapped persons –
and HE is right, that’s what I do.

People call my outward appearance repulsive,
and they are right, that’s what it is.

God says, my smile is beautiful –
and HE is right, that’s what it is.


 




Die Menschen nennen mich behindert,
und sie haben recht, das bin ich auch.

Gott nennt mich seine gute Schöpfung,
und ER hat recht, das bin ich auch.

Die Menschen nennen mein Leben kostspielig,
und sie haben recht, das ist es auch.

Gott sagt, mein Leben ist wertvoll,
und ER hat recht, das ist es auch.

Die Menschen nennen mich unproduktiv,
und sie haben recht, das bin ich auch.

Gott sagt, ich bin ein Brückenbauer
zwischen Behinderten und Nichtbehinderten,
und ER hat recht, das bin ich auch.

Die Menschen nennen mein Aussehen abstoßend,
und sie haben recht, das ist es auch.

Gott sagt, mein Lachen ist schön,
und ER hat recht, das ist es auch.







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