P-LABORATORY: The P-Laboratory is an artistic research project initiated and facilitated by P-Bodies. The experimental workspace addresses artists and theorists from various disciplines and offers the possibility to develop and enrich one’s individual artistic practice in a collective working process. Special interest goes to interdisciplinary encounter and the exchange of ideas, practice and methods. Each edition of the P-Lab is designed and structured through the intertwining of site-specific characteristics, selected discourses and the participant’s artistic stances. Another important facet of the project is the quest for ways of opening up production conditions and hermetically sealed processes to the outside, graspable for the audience. The P-Lab takes places for the first time in 2017. It consists of the interplay between wonder rooms Vol.1, which has been performed at Uferstudios Berlin, and wonder rooms Vol.2 in the frame of P-Bodies #02 loose ends in June.
WONDER ROOMS: archives of authorship. The cabinet of curiosities is temporal, local, narrative, charged, singular. Or a self-referential documenting archive, in which elapsed and future matters overlap, pointing out each other. In Vol.1 the participating artists dealt with their personally chosen loose ends. In Vol.2 these open-ended, forward looking work processes will be transferred in new narrative spaces and come upon new individuals. The resulting limitations are to be confronted with one’s own artistic practice, to be transformed into a challenge, a collective coming-out, a visionary escape game: science-fiction meets scripted reality. Another question: What’s authorship? Undermining solipsistic ways of producing and interpreting artistic work, the P-Lab aims to link and treat time, space, material and artistic stances as equals.
Wunderkammer as archive. Wunderkammer as resonating body. Wunderkammer as fetish.
MEROTOP: the artist’s home. A merotope is the smallest entity of ecosystems. It constitutes an excerpt of a biotope inhabited by a particular symbiotic community being determined by a particular structure. The subunit of a biosphere interconnected in its occurence with corresponding structures. Merotope means part of a place. Being site-specific, the project negotiated in wonder rooms Vol.1 the studio as open, stylized living and working space. In Vol. 2 the focus shifts to the conditions of a medial and narrative charged flat
intimity and imagination – the studio
limitation and script – the appartment
Vernissage: 04. Juni ab 16 Uhr @ Schwarzburg / Merseburger Straße 94
Open Atelier: 08. Juni 14 – 18 Uhr @ Schwarzburg / Merseburger Straße 94
Intermedia-Showing: 11. Juni / 19:30 Uhr @ Kesselhalle / KKW