with Qiu Anxiong, Shruti Belliappa & Kiraṇ Kumār, Nina Emge, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Arjuna Neuman, Amparo González Sola, Frank Hesse, A. Livingstone, Tiran Willemse, Xu Zhen
curated by Lucie Tuma
curatorial assistance Loue Wyder
Syncretic Sites deals with past, forgotten, repressed or future events and existences. Just like any other place, Shedhalle is inhabited by traces from other times and spaces.
Fleeting bodies, hunches and vague allusions take center stage. Ghosts, memories, visions, dreams, traumas and all that would remain unheard and unheard-of, if we did not decide to listen.
HI-Intensity Phase: 15.-17.09.
open Fri 18-23h / Sat 14-22h / Sun 13-18h
(for details check “program” button above!)
LO-Intensity Phase: 18.09.-05.11.
open every Sat 14-20h / Sun 14-18h
with bod [包家巷], Maxime Buono, Spellcaster
curated by Forever Unblocked
Two weeks before the opening of Protozone12: Syncretic Sites, Shedhalle invites you to a long night of processes. We are in the midst of building up.
Tickets via Zurich’s Long Night of Museums for Shedhalle and the whole program of Lange Nacht all around the city / OR on site for Shedhalle and Clubnight
On August 1, 2023, the “Queer Bay Day” will take place in the courtyard of the Rote Fabrik and on the lakeside – a summer festival for the LGBTQIA+ scene and culture in Zurich and Switzerland.
We invite you to meet, dance and talk, snack, read, cuddle and swim 💦 Bring your sun umbrellas and swim rings. Come alone or with all your loved ones!
August 01, 2023, 14-22h
Courtyard of Roten Fabrik, Clubraum, Shedhalle and lakeside
Protozone 11: it’s weird
With: Angela Goh, Autumn Knight, Kris Lemsalu, Pontus Pettersson, Michael Portnoy
We are reclaiming the weird.
Not the uncanny, or necessarily the strange, but the weird as that which is out of place, a refusal in plain sight, a blurring of boundaries and relations. By challenging dominant perspectives, which have historically framed what is the “correct” narrative, weirdness becomes a space of knowledge production.
We invite a selection of artists and thinkers to imagine together how weirdness can create alternative and inclusive futures.
17.06. – 6.08.
open every Sat 14-20h & Sun 14-18h
Check for program via the “program” button and for weekly updates on the SHED
At this moment, we make time for “timing-out”. In the middle of our five year endeavor PROTOZONES 2020-2025 we take some time to reflect on our curatorial practice. This process is accompanied by a screening program of video-works by artists who are already preparing contributions for future protozones
TouchMeTell by melanie bonajo
+Closing Gathering with Aga Pedziwiatr (DIVAS), Byungseo Yoo, He Shen und Chaos Angel (for more info see rider “Program”)
28.05. 14-18h & 29.05. 14-18h
At this moment, we make time for “timing-out”. In the middle of our five year endeavor PROTOZONES 2020-2025 we take some time to gather and reflect on our curatorial practice. As part of this, we invite collaborators who are already in the process of preparing contributions for future Protozones. All together, we wish to create a common space of gathering, inviting you for workshops, games, screenings and food.
We are looking forward to spending this time together with you. Lucie Tuma, Michelangelo Miccolis, Phila Bergmann & Thea Reifler.
Pictures: “How to create comfortable resting positions with _____”, Engy Mohsen and Gabriel Hensche, 2022, game session at Iron Velvet, New York. Photo: Cristian Chironi
Saturday 15.04. 18-22h
Sunday 16.04. 11-18h
with Selma Selman, Mikołaj Sobczak und Nicholas Grafia
Shedhalle brings together three artists for their first major institutional collaboration in Switzerland. Selma Selman, Mikołaj Sobczak, and Nicholas Grafia, friends who come from very different backgrounds, will spend a two-week-residency-period at Shedhalle. Together they will develop a spatial installation with their drawings, paintings, sculptural and video works.
And they will work on a new performance that will be presented on 16th and 17th of December, exploring the possibilities of experimental and political theatre. With references to absurdist performance and humorous play, they focus on social reality. They draw on narratives that are derived from socially stigmatized individuals and their bodily histories, but also their resilience and resistance.
Curated by Phila Bergmann & Thea Reifler
Curatorial Assistance: Vanessa Bosch
Graphic Design: Studio Yukiko
19.12.2023 – 15.01.2023
Sa 14–20h & Su 14–18h
Becoming Justin Bieber
Sunny Pfalzer was hosting their ‘Becoming Justin Bieber’ Workshop, a somatic dance karaoke gathering, during Zurich Art Weekend at Shedhalle!
Thank you for everybody who joined. Together we discovered how the choreographic gestures of pop cultural music videos felt in our bodies. Resisting through slow-motion awkwardness, we all became our own versions of Justin Bieber & Co. ♪
Assistance Sculptures: Nico Rueda
Pictures by Vaida Mikliusiene
Curated by Philipp Bergmann & Thea Reifler
in the framework of Protozone8
The Institute for embodied creative practices
‘The Institute for embodied creative practices’ was hosted at Shedhalle by Isabelle Lewis from 3-6 of November during Protozone8 – Queer Trust.
We are grateful for the collaboration with Joseph Baan, Nina Emge, Izidora I LETHE, Juliette Uzor, Tyra Wigg, HGB Leipzig, HSLU Luzern, ZHdK Zurich and many more international art schools.
The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices is an ambulatory corpus of particular concerns and the sensorial methodologies for addressing them founded by artist and choreographer Isabel Lewis.
Lewis (*1981, Santo Domingo) is a US artist with Dominican roots. She studied literature, dance and philosophy and is now active in theater, dance and music. Her work expanded the field of contemporary art to include the format of Occasions. With persistent experimentation and research methods that emerge from bodily experiences, Lewis creates alternative forms of sociality between human and non-human actors. The artist’s body of work to date includes the formats Occurrences, Arrangements, Activations, Expanded Viewings, Sensory Parcours, as well as workshops, listening sessions, and lecture performances. The focus of her fundamentally collaborative practice is on affective bodily experiences that engage all the senses.
The Institute of Embodied Creative Practices was supported by Kanton Zürich Fachstelle Kultur & Callies Berlin
Curated by Philipp Bergmann & Thea Reifler
“…explores bestiality as a philosophical and political concept by drawing on the stigma that historically frames queers and PoC as monstrous. Through read- ings of my recent romantic/radical poems accompanied by the lyrical vocals
of Makeda Monet and the electronic music of Victor da Silva. BEAST! explores utopian queer passions, rituals for lost ones, dark corners to protect oneself in, erotic dreams, and… you’ll see. All the poems are from my last poetry book LE SANG! (BLOOD!) published by Lafayette Anticipations.”