EN  DE

CURATED BY

Pauline Doutreluingne
& Petra Poelzl


04·09 
—27·09·2020 


Fri · Sat · Sun · 13.00 — 19.00
Cemetery Lilienthalstrasse
Lilienthalstrasse 7, 10965 Berlin



FEATURING

Anne Duk Hee Jordan
& Viron Erol Vert


DEPARTING

from the so-called "Ehrenhalle" (Hall of Honour), built between 1938 and 1941 as a "Temple of the Fatherland" at the site of the Lilienthalstraße cemetery in Berlin-Neukölln, A Handful of Dust deals with the topic of fear within historical socio-political contexts. The invention of social fear has always been a reliable tool in the process of gaining power and occupies the core of National Socialist structures and its colonial history. The creation of the concept of the enemy is used to fuel fear, which serves to assemble and expand political and social power structures. More recently, instead of a constructive and strategic approach to issues such as climate change, migration, and technological revolutions, populism is fanning the flames of insecurity in broad sections of society. Emotionalization in lieu of leadership is nurturing the grounds for widespread fear to ripen and flourish.

A Handful of Dust understands itself as a questioning of black-and-white juxtapositions and seeks ways of thinking and acting outside of these extremes in order to make visible the complexity of historiography. The project aims to counter the advancing polarization and social division through a collective search for nuance, variation and lyricism.

Together with the artists Anne Duk Hee Jordan and Viron Erol Vert, the curators Pauline Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl have developed an artistic performative, and discursive space of experience, revealing strategies for deconstructing hegemonic systems of thought and making multiform imaginations and rebellious narratives tangible, visible, smellable and audible.

In addition to a collaboratively developed sculptural intervention in the Ehrenhalle located at the center of the cemetery site, the area surrounding the hall will host various sonorous, discursive, and performative formats, progressing across four consecutive weekends in September 2020. The curators, artists, performers, scientists, and musicians will consciously enter this “foreign body” inscribed with an architecture of contentious history, and aim to open up
pluralistic spaces of discourse through reflective examination on the embodiment of fear.

LOCATION:  CEMETERY LILIENTHALSTRASSE 7

The Ehrenhalle was built by order of the General Building Inspector for the Reich Capital, Albert Speer, and completed by the architect Wilhelm Büning.Originally, the hall served as a place of worship for fallen German soldiers – an expression of the timeless glory of the thousand-year-old Third Reich. It is surrounded by a cemetery, which was built for the Wehrmacht. Today, 4935 victims of the Second World War rest there in individual graves: soldiers, civilians, bomb victims. Furthermore, countless war dead rest in collective graves over an area of 1432 square meters. Since 2018, part of the cemetery is also used for Islamic burials. The Ehrenhalle (Hall of Honour) at the cemetery site Lilienthalstraße is a place steeped in history, build upon an ideology that has seeming been overcome, but whose mechanisms still carry a shattering power, especially today.

CONTRIBUTORS 


Mikatsiu

Sara Neidorf

Mmakgosi Kgabi

Nathalie Mba Bikoro

Ariel Efraim Ashbel

Lena Ditte Nissen

Sandra Franz

Cymin Samawatie

Korhan Erel

Ralf Schwarz

Dr. Anna Zakrisson

PROGRAM

2020


FRIDAY 

04
  09



15.00 – 21.00

OPENING


19.00

SONIC 
MANIFESTATION















Mikatsiu
    & Sara Neidorf


Fragmente von dem Lied der Erde 


SATURDAY 

05
  09


13.00 – 20.00

PERFORMANCE






Nathalie Mba Bikoro


Black A(n)thena 


SUNDAY

06
  09

 

17.00

GUIDED TOUR 











Anne Duk Hee Jordan
       Viron Erol Vert
  Pauline Doutreluingne
           & Petra Poelzl


A Handful of Dust


SATURDAY

12
  09



17.00

PERFORMATIVE WALK












Lena Ditte Nissen
       & Sandra Franz




SATURDAY

19
  09


18.00

PERFORMATIVE WALK






Ariel Efraim Ashbel


Rosch ha-Schana 5781: On the Politics of Forgiving 

SATURDAY 

26
  09


17.00

LECTURE






Dr. Anna Zakrisson


The Pain Within 


18.00

SONIC 
MANIFESTATION










Anne Duk Hee Jordan, 
performed & composed  by Mikatsiu
    & Sara Neidorf


Fragmente von dem Lied der Erde 

(FULLY BOOKED)



SUNDAY

27
  09



17.00

FINNISAGE








Cymin Samawatie
           Korhan Erel
        & Ralf Schwarz


Egoidsuperego 

(registration via info@ahandfulofdust.com needed)

SHORT BIOGRAPHIES


Pauline Doutreluingne
works as a curator in Berlin. With her curatorial work she tries to stimulate cultural and ecological differentiation and to deconstruct social ideas originating from colonial thinking. Her curatorial projects are dialogues and research for imaginative thinking. Recent exhibitions she has curated include Interiors to Being (2019), Karma Ltd. Extended (2018), Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, The Conundrum of Imagination (2017), Leopold Museum, Vienna (with Bonaventure Soh Ndikung); Agency of Living Organisms (2016), Tabakalera, Spain. Since 2019, she has been teaching at the HBK Braunschweig about questioning the canon in 20th century art. paulinedoutreluingne.com


Petra Poelzl
works as a dramaturg, curator and researcher. Her practice moves between the performing and visual arts and is always looking for strategies to make antagonistic power structures visible, thus creating a space for exchange. Poelzl currently works as artistic director and managing director of the Neue Galerie and the Kunstpavillon in Innsbruck. Poelzl also works as a dramaturg for Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Tianzhuo Chen. From 2014 to 2016 she was a dramaturg at steirischer herbst, in 2018 she co-curated the one-year exhibition series Karma Ltd. extended (2018) at the Kunsthaus Acud Macht Neu in Berlin and taught in the field of theatre studies at the Free University in Berlin. petrapoelzl.com


Anne Duk Hee Jordan
lives and works in Berlin. She studied at the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin and continued with a Master in Fine Arts at the Institut für Raumexperimente in Berlin under Olafur Eliasson. Through movement and performance, Jordan gives materiality another dimension – she builds motorized sculptures and creates edible landscapes. Past solo exhibitions include Ziggy goes Wild, Kunstverein Arnsberg (2019) and Ziggy on the Land of Drunken Trees, Galerie Wedding, Berlin (2018); Past group exhibitions include Down to Earth, Gropius Bau (2020), Making Kin, Kunsthaus Hamburg (2020), Beaufort Triennial (2018); Riga Biennial (2018). She has been nominated for the Böttcherstrasse Prize Bremen 2020. dukhee.de


Viron Erol Vert
lives and works as a visual artist between Berlin, Athens and Istanbul. After graduating from the HTW Berlin in fashion design, he studied visual arts at the Royal Academy in Antwerp and subsequently got his master degree in textiles and experimental surfaces at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee (KHB). Vert creates immersive room installations where he opens up space for counter narratives and investigates how everyday surfaces interweave ideology. His solo exhibitions include The Name of Shades of Paranoia at Galerie Wedding, Berlin (2017). In 2018 Vert presented his project Ambereum at the Riga Biennale (RIBOCA) and in 2019 at the Roskilde Festival, Denmark. vironerolvert.com




TEAM
Artistic Directors: Pauline Doutreluingne,
Petra Poelzl
Artists: Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Viron Erol Vert
Musicians: Mikatsiu, Sara Neidorf, Mmakgosi Kgabi,
Cymin Samawatie, Korhan Erel, Ralf Schwarz
Lectures: Sandra Franz, Dr. Anna Zakrisson 

Performances: Lena Ditte Nissen, Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Ruth Rosenfeld, Almut Zilcher, Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Communication: Eva Scharrer
Production: Pauline Doutreluingne
Accounting: Kathrin Pohlmann

Production Assistant: Lena Kocutar

Technical Supervisor: Uwe Rommel
3d and Photo Simulation: Paul Springfeld,
David Prior
Attendant: Emilia Urbanek
Photography: Si Wachsmann
Documentation: Kun Liang

Technical Engineer: Andreas Marckscheffel
Graphic Design: Studio Hold
Editing: Sophie Mayer, Eva Scharrer, Ria Ocean



A Handful of Dust is supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.