a viral performance in mutation
Shu Lea Cheang, 2021
With Isabelle Arvers (producer), Mathieu Marguerin (VFX director),
Roland Lauth (3D avatar design) and Aérea Negrot (music composition)
Sa, 18.9. 17-20 open casting performance
So, 19.9. 16-19 motion capture performance
UKI Virus Becoming takes the script excerpts from Shu Lea Cheang’s UKI, a sci-fi viral alt-reality cinema in the making and stages aspects of UKI’s film production in progress as live performance with its production crew members and the presence of spectators.
Conceived as a sequel to Cheang’s acclaimed scifi cyberpunk cult film, I.K.U. (2000), UKI tells the story of REIKO, a defunct IKU (orgasm) coder dumped on E-trashville by GENOM Co., whose eventful trajectories through the E-trashvile lead to UKI virus becoming. In her attempt to reboot herself, REIKO engages herself with the diverse, other-worldly E-trashville inhabitants that include human, non-human, nerds, geeks, trans-mutants, symbionts, microbes and variants. Emerging as UKI the virus amidst the noise blast, UKI propagates as critical mass and takes up the mission to infiltrate the occupied human body, to sabotage GENOM Co’s OrgaNismo production, to reclaim her own lost IKU data.
Are you coming? Protozone 6 is an invitation to gather, to be hosted and witness, together.
programmed by Michelangelo Miccolis
produced by Cora Gianolla and nick von kleist
in collaboration with zürich moves! Forever imbricated
Video Deutsch/English VideoFrançais/Espagnol VideoTürkçe/عربي
Anna Fries + Göksu Kunak
Produced as part of the About Us! Festival.
Shown in the Framework of Tag der offenen Fabrik
Shedhalle is currently under construction for the new Protozone, so we’re opening the back door for a video screening of “Hardbreakes”:
All humans know it: wishing for something that in the end does not bring happiness at all. Be it in love, with plans for the future or in the search for solutions to problems – longing can also bring pain.
Inspired by Lauren Berlant’s book “Cruel Optimisim”, people in Wollishofen were asked about their unfulfilled wishes and how they deal with heartbreak. The conversations can be discovered in the video, which is published here.
10.06.-07.08.2022 > open every Sat 14-20h & Sun 14-18h, plus additional opening hours on request
Guided Tours with Lucie Tuma:
Sa 06.08. 16:00
So 07.08. 16:00
and on request
If all of life is centered around work – how about work being a bit more like life, or like, living?
Long Night of the Museums, Performance by Byungseo Yoo & Video-Screening by Dominique Koch
Please buy your tickets online via https://langenacht-zuerich.ch/ or register for free to participate in the cooking via firstname.lastname@example.org
The effects of climate change as well as of war are impacting not only the worldwide supply with fossil fuels but also very basic food supply, especially in the global south. Proto-Club3 responds to the current crisis by bringing together two artistic perspectives on the complex question of how to treat and preserve food as our basic resource of survival.
Kindly supported by Kompotoi
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.
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
“…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.”
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
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
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
Thank you for a wonderful year together! Shedhalle will be closed from mid of January until end of March 2023, but the process continues. Always. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.