Proto-Club4: Timing Out Closing Weekend
Closing Gathering 29.05. 18-22h
Protozone11: it’s weird
Multimedia installation (2013/2021)
& 2 public Research-Moments 20.11. 14-16h/21.11. 18-19h (for more info scroll down)
In “A Fabric in Turkey Red” (Karlsruhe, 2020) Romy Rüegger links questions about the conditions of factory work to the colonial legacy of early rural-alpine textile industries in Glarus, placing them in the context of global colonial and postcolonial economies of trade and knowledge. The bright red printed cotton track, imprinted with images and texts from her research, allude to early “treadmills” and factory processes.
Applied as a foil is a print motif described as a “Turkish red cloth with a Far Eastern pattern”, which the artist understands as one of many actors and voices in her research. The dating and location of the motif coincides with the first factory workers’ strike in Europe, which took place in Glarus in 1837. The workers – according to the statistics, it was mainly women and children – protested against the introduction of fixed working hours, which made it impossible for them to maintain their routines and sometimes unpredictable events of reproduction, stable and home work, which were linked to daylight and the seasons. The work sees itself as a feminist reading of this strike.
Also to be heard is a sound archaeology in which Don’t DJ interprets the bpm data Romy Rüegger found on the work processes in the Glarus textile factories, at the artist’s invitation for the exhibition hall (Romy Rüegger, “The Moving Body, The Listening Body, Moving through Wires of Wind”, Karlsruhe 2020), understanding the exhibition space as a sound body and non-responsive echo chamber.
Public research moments: 20.11. 14-16h/21.11. 18-19h
During her two-week research phase, Romy will begin a new, still completely open-ended research under the working title “Silk Roads”. The artist will visit places of urban and rural, historical and current silk production, mulberry farmers, archives, people and places of related colonial legacies and presences. There will be two public research moments during these two weeks:
On Saturday November 20, Rüegger will experiment with Shedhalle as a sound and echo space together with Alexander Tuchaček.
On Sunday November 21, Rüegger will report on her research regarding textile- and silk-production.
Supported by: Canton Zurich Fine Arts, Ernst Göhner Foundation, Ernst & Olga Gubler-Hablützel Foundation, Erna and Curt Burgauer Foundation.
Romy Rüegger is a visual artist. Her installations, performances, audio works and texts deal with questions of non-linear time, body and embodiment, social spaces and natural resources, and voids and representation in the narratives and readings of our present. Language, montage, and reduction are aesthetic devices she uses to populate settings for performances with voices, props, visual sketches, and also reconstructions of architectural and scenic elements. From this composition, artistic spaces emerge that deal with the language of things and words and their social spaces. Romy Rüegger has taught performance and visual arts at art schools in Berlin, Munich, Zurich and Milan. In 2018, ten of her performance scripts were published in an artist monograph by Archive Books in Berlin. In 2018, she was also a fellow at Gasworks in London. In 2020 to 2021, her current works were shown in a comprehensive solo exhibition at the Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe. In 2021 she is a member of the jury of the Swiss Performance Prize. She lives and works in Zurich and Berlin. www.farfar.ch
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