13.09 - 03.11.2024

ProtoZone 16

15.11 - 12.01.2025

ProtoZone 17


Time is

In short

with: Débora Delmar, Daniel Felstead, Dora García, nvk, SERAFINE1369

artist-in-residence: Fernanda Muñoz-Newsome


Our time is under pressure. It is social and geological; emotional and physical. Time has been accelerated, and now we are facing both its immediacy, and its pressure.


How to deal with the confluence of our presents, and its constant revisions on the narratives of our pasts? What are the possible futures that can come from the ever constricting presence of time? And how to find agency in the pressure of time, finding our self or selves as glitches in its relentless desire for progress?


curated by Michelangelo Miccolis

produced by nick von kleist


*The title “Time is Pressure” is borrowed from Cally Spooner’s words around “DEAD TIME (Maggie’s Solo)” 2021, which was presented in our previous ProtoZone14 “Staying Close” as a prologue to the current one.

Opening times:

until 04.08.

open every Saturday 14-20h

open every Sunday 14-18h

Shedhalle – ProtoZone15: Time is Pressure

Protozone15: Time is Pressure
Grafik: Studio Yukiko



In short



For ProtoZone14 Shedhalle’s curatorial team comes together with a desire to stay close to the relationships and work we have developed over the past four years.


With Staying Close we invite you to see new ways of being and staying with one another. Looking for altered understandings of time and collaboration, history and practice. To us, this means looking for solidarity despite and exactly because of our differences.


ProtoZone14 hosts an ongoing film and a site-specific installation. The rest of the space and time is dedicated to what we feel is now most urgent: live gathering. We invite you to gather around dance, around poetry, music, excursions, workshops and meals.


Curated by Phila Bergmann, Michelangelo Miccolis, Thea Reifler, Lucie Tuma
Curatorial Assistant Vanessa Bosch


Production assistance for Cally Spooner: nick von kleist


Supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur

and Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur (for The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices)

Opening times:


Friday, 24.05. to Sunday, 26.05. we cordially invite you to the Institute for Embodied Creative Practices.

24.05. 09-22h

25.05. 09-22h

26.05. 09-17h

Shedhalle – ProtoZone14: Staying Close

Graphic Design Studio Yukiko



In short

SHADE looks for ways of moving together through the shadows of events of our times. SHADE is a communal sweat- and tearful dance.

Opening times:

Please be aware: The door will only be opened every 2 hours for half an hour to get in (getting out is always possible of course as well as staying in until the closing).


Please arrive sometime between:

18-18:30 for early bats

20-20:30 for latecomers

22-22:30 fashionably late comers

Shedhalle – Proto-Club5: SHADE (party/dance)