Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend
Closing Gathering 29.05. 18-22h
Protozone11: it’s weird
Garden Amidst the Flame is commissioned and produced by Auto Italia, London in partnership with La Becque, Tour-de-Peilz, Stroom Den Haag, The Hague and Shedhalle, Zurich.
Garden Amidst the Flame is also shown concurrently with Protozone8 Queer Trust in a solo exhibition at Auto Italia, London, 16.09.-04.12.22, as part of the group exhibition From the Sea to the Clouds to the Soil at Stroom Den Haag 01.10.-18.12.22 and as part of a screening at La Becque, La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland on 20.09.22 at 19:00 (with Natasha Tontey).
As part of Queer Trust’s Hi-Intensity phase, Natasha Tontey hosts a reading and listening session on Sunday afternoon, 18.09. at 15:30 at Shedhalle.
“Expanding my artistic research in Minahasan cosmology, in this new film work, Garden Amidst the Flame, I will develop a queering approach in understanding one of the main ritual ceremonies in Minahasa society, Karai. Karai is a ritual in which Minahasan warriors are “dressed” with invincible armour to make them invulnerable to tribe war.
In contemporary Minahasa, Karai is mostly understood as a hyper-masculine ritual as most of the participants are male tribesmen. However, in this work, based on my research and experience, I will explore the potential idea of speculative care in Karai. As this ritual is closely connected to the notion of wear, symbols, and clothes, and considering that in the mythology of Minahasan cosmos that the world is not a heternormative playground, I will observe the possibility of destabilising and reconfiguring the assumption of Karai in relation to the idea of care and invulnerability instead of aggression and masculinity.” – Natasha Tontey
Garden Amidst the Flame is commissioned and produced by Auto Italia, London in partnership with La Becque, Tour-de-Peilz; Stroom Den Haag, The Hague and Shedhalle, Zurich; with additional support from the Governance of North Sulawesi, Bank SulutGo, and the Department of Tourism and Culture of North Sulawesi.
Written and Directed by Natasha Tontey
Produced by B.M. Anggana
Director of Photography and Lighting Director Aditya Krisnawan
Production Designer Arda Awigarda
Art Director Agge Akbar
Music Director Harsya Wahono (Divisi62)
Sound Recordist Alan Daru Wicaksana
Make-up Artist Jacky Armando Kabo
Line Producer Jein Byl
Assistant Director Yusuf Breyvi Talanggai
Kawasaran Wulan Lengkoan, Yoppy Pesik, Filadelfia Lolowang, and M.T. Kembuan.
Natasha Tontey is a multidisciplinary artist of Minahasan ancestry based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her work reimagines the ancient knowledge and technologies of Minahasan cosmology. Based on these pre-colonial and non-Western viewpoints and through experimental digital technology, Tontey presents proposals for new environmental and ecological worldviews.
She explores fiction as a method of speculative thinking, investigating how fear, horror, and terror can be manifested through media to control the general public. She works with 3D design, modeling and animation to create moving image works, alongside sculpture and performance.
Tontey has exhibited internationally at Transmediale, Berlin (2021), Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2020), Cemeti Institute for Art and Society, Yogyakarta (2019), Liquid Architecture, Melbourne (2019), K4, Oslo (2019), Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart (2019), Kyoto Art Center (2018), Indonesian Dance Festival, Jakarta (2018), Next Wave Festival, Melbourne (2016) and Koganecho Bazaar, Yokohama (2015) amongst others.
She was awarded prizes including the Human Machine Fellowship at Akademie der Künst, Berlin (2021), the Young Artist Award ArtJog MMXIX, Yogyakarta (2019) and the HASH Award (2020) for Net-Based Projects at Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2019).
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’ 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
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 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
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
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