Agenda

15.09 - 05.11.2023

Protozone12

17.11 - 14.01.2024

Protozone13

24.09.2020

Isabel
Lewis

In short

Erotic Sociability

In this workshop Isabel Lewis shares ideas around sociality and embodiment. No formal training of any kind is required to participate and all adults with a curiosity about dance and other embodied practices are encouraged to attend.

Shedhalle – Isabel Lewis – Erotic Sociability

Isabel Lewis
Erotic Sociability
Picture: Philipp Bergmann

Shedhalle – Isabel Lewis – Erotic Sociability

Isabel Lewis
Erotic Sociability
Picture: Philipp Bergmann

16.09.-04.12.22

Queer
Trust
Protozone8

In short

QUEER TRUST is an attitude that draws from and relies on the in-between. It has shaped the work at Shedhalle as a space for process-based art since 2020 and is also the basis of Protozone8. The exhibition shows artistic works and ways of working that trust in relationships and processes beyond fixed attributions. The participating artists share intimate, vulnerable, open, and courageous artwork. In doing so, they question (gender) identities as well as artistic, scientific, and social traditions and classifications.

Opening times:

HI-Intensity

16.-18.09.22

 

LO-Intensity

19.09.-04.12.22

open every Sat 14-20h & Sun 14-18h

29.10. 20h BEAST! Performance by Tarek Lakhrissi

04.-06.11. The Institute for embodied creative practices by Isabel Lewis

in collaboration with Josephine Baan, Nina Emge, Izidora l Lethe, Ceylan Öztrük, Tyra Wigg and international academies

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Protozone8. Graphic Design: Studio Yukiko

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Dana Michel. Photo: Clara Lacasse

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė, Leave No Trace (Milan), 2021. Photo: Fred Dott.

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Isabel Lewis, The Institute for Embodied Creative Practices. Performance view, Welt ohne Aussen, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, 2018. Photo: Mathias Voelzke.

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Natasha Tontey, Garden amidst the flame (still), 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Sunny Pfalzer, Slim Soledad, Lau Lukkarila, I know what to do, 2022. Photo: Joseph Kadow.

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Tarek Lakhrissi, Makeda Monnet, Victor da Silva, Beast!, 2022. Photo: Markus Goessi, Tinguely Museum.

Shedhalle – Protozone8 Queer Trust

Terre Thaemlitz, Interstices (still), 2001. Courtesy of the artist.

29.10.2022

Tarek Lakhrissi
BEAST!

In short

This performance

“…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.”

-Tarek Lakhrissi

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

Shedhalle – Tarek Lakhrissi – BEAST!

Tarek Lakhrissi, BEAST!
Performance at Shedhalle 2022 during Protozone8 - Queer Trust
with Makeda Monnet and Fatma Pneumonia
photo: Carla Schleiffer

2022-11-03

The Institute for embodied creative practices

In short

‘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

Shedhalle – The Institute for embodied creative practices

The Institute for embodied creative practices, 2022
picture by Vanessa Bosch

2022-11-12

Becoming Justin Bieber

In short

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

Shedhalle – Becoming Justin Bieber

'Becoming Justin Bieber' Workshop by Sunny Pfalzer
Zurich Art Weekend 2022

2022-12-16

Protozone9 WEAK•END•OPERA

In short

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

Opening times:

HI-Intensity Phase:

16.12.2022-18.12.2022

 

LO-Intensity Phase:

19.12.2023 – 15.01.2023

Sa 14–20h & Su 14–18h

Shedhalle – Protozone9 WEAK•END•OPERA

Protozone9 WEAK.END.OPERA, 2022
with Selma Selman, Mikołaj Sobczak und Nicholas Grafia

Saturday April 15-Sunday April 16

Proto-Club4:
Timing-Out
Opening Weekend

In short

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

Opening times:

Saturday 15.04. 18-22h

Sunday 16.04. 11-18h

Shedhalle – ProtoClub4: Timing-Out Opening Weekend

“How to create comfortable resting positions with _____”, Engy Mohsen and Gabriel Hensche, 2022, game session at Iron Velvet, New York. Photo: Cristian Chironi

22.04.2023-29.05.2023

Proto-Club4:
Timing-Out
Closing Weekend

In short

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

 

CLOSING WEEKEND:

TouchMeTell by melanie bonajo

+Closing Gathering with Aga Pedziwiatr (DIVAS), Byungseo Yoo, He Shen und Chaos Angel (for more info see rider “Program”)

Opening times:

Screenings

28.05. 14-18h & 29.05. 14-18h

Closing Gathering

29.05. 18-22h

Shedhalle – Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend

Melanie Bonajo, TouchMETell, 2019, HD video film, installation with collaboration Théo Demans, 24 minutes, 27 seconds, Courtesy AKINCI 9

Shedhalle – Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend

Film Still: INCHOATE BUZZ by Leah Walker, 2022

Shedhalle – Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend

Film still: Amor Rojo by Dora García, 91 min, 2023

Shedhalle – Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend

Film Still: Army of Love by Alexa Karolinski & Ingo Niermann, 42 min, 2016

09.06.2023-06.08.2023

Protozone 11: it’s weird

In short

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.

Opening times:

HI-Intensity Phase

June 09-11, Zurich Art Weekend (free entry!)

 

Fri, June 09, 17:00 – 23:00

18h Angela Goh, Body Loss (2017) PERFORMANCE (Swiss Premiere)

19h Angela Goh, The Concert (2022) FILM (European Premiere)

19h45 Michael Portnoy, Progressive Touch (2020) FILM

20h Kris Lemsalu, New untitled performance in collaboration with Maria Metsalu

22h Michael Portnoy, Progressive Touch (2020) FILM

 

Sat, June 10, 14:00 – 20:00

19h Angela Goh, The Concert (2022) FILM

 

Sun, June 11, 14:00 – 18:00

17h Angela Goh, Body Loss (2017) PERFORMANCE

 

LO-Intensity Phase

17.06. – 6.08.

open every Sat 14-20h & Sun 14-18h

Check for weekly updates on the SHED

Shedhalle – Protozone11: it’s weird

Protozone11 it‘s weird, Graphic Design: Studio Yukiko