August 4 Event: Public Discussion at CLUB

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Due to summer scheduling, for our second event we are going to try something a little different – instead of performances, we will be hosting an open discussion on performance and identity. This will be a horizontally structured, audience-led discussion, requiring no previous background in theory or academia. We will provide a beginning format and questions for small-group discussion, but will leave it up to participants to guide and shape their own conversations and topics of inquiry.

Our interest in doing this is to involve everyone in the process of generating and discussing ideas, rather than having all information being transmitted one-way from artist to audience.

Come ready to discuss, to be challenged, to engage, and to be engaged!

The event will take place at 8:30PM at CLUB, Biebricherstrasse 14 (U8 Boddinstrasse)

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Launch event! Yes/No/Other/All First Edition

  
Yes/No/Other/All: Performance on the Boundaries of Identity is a monthly series featuring local and international performance and installation artists.
Our first edition will take place on 7. July 2015 at 8pm at CLUB, Biebricherstrasse 14, and will feature:

Wahshi Kuhi

Wahshi Kuhi is an artist and human rights activist from Kurdistan, Iran. Born in Bokan in 1979, he grew up surrounded by war – unlike the other children, he was always frightened. His family was politically involved and Wahshi’s father went to jail twice for his activities. Today, his family is spread all over the world.

For political reasons Wahshi fled his native country at the age of 23. He studied Art at the Salahaddin University-Hawler (SUH) in Erbil, Iraq, and graduated in Plastic Art with a B.Sc.

Currently, Wahshi lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Most of his works are politically motivated, and he prefers working with installations and live performances. His statement: “I believe in freedom, peace and equality of all men and women. That is what I was, am and will be fighting for.”

https://wiryabudaghi.wordpress.com/

Lady Gaby
Lady Gaby is a Berlin-based spoken word and performance artist with a history of migration and a love for provocation. 

https://m.soundcloud.com/lady-gaby

Karina Villavicencio 

The starting point of Villavicencio’s work is personal history. As an Argentinian living between Germany and France, she is interested in the idea of migration, borders, space, memory and communication. The questions of identity and social belonging are central to her work.

http://karinavillavicencio.com/

Our mission:

“I am what I am” and “you are what you do.” Behind and between these deceptively simple assertions lie seemingly endless ways of performing our manifold identities – and yet our lives and work so often coalesce around pre-defined relational points, often out of social or political necessity.

Yes/no/other/all sets out to showcase work that highlights the overlap of being, doing, and becoming oneself – and examining the social structures against which this self is defined.
Click here for a link to the event on facebook

CALL FOR ARTISTS: Yes/No/Other/All

  
Yes/No/Other/All is a performance series taking place on the first Tuesday of every month, starting 7.7.15, at CLUB, Biebricherstrasse 14 (Neukölln).

We are seeking performers and installation artists for our upcoming events, who make work relating to our mission: 

Yes/No/Other/All: Performance on the Boundaries of Identity

“I am what I am” and “you are what you do.” Behind and between these deceptively simple assertions lie seemingly endless ways of performing our manifold identities – and yet our lives and work so often coalesce around pre-defined relational points, often out of social or political necessity.

Yes/no/other/all sets out to showcase work that highlights the overlap of being, doing, and becoming oneself – and examining the social structures against which this self is defined.

Each evening will feature the work of three to four artists working broadly over the range of performative practices.

Interested applicants should email yes.no.other.all@gmail.com with an artist bio, description of proposed work, and all possible documentation.
Deadline is rolling – please include preferred performance date, if applicable (all events take place on the first Tuesday of the month, i.e. August 1).
We are excited to hear from you! 
//Trans*/POC/Sex Worker/Differently Abled applicants especially welcome//
Click here for a link to the artist call on Facebook

Yes/No/Other/All: Where/When/Who

 
We are happy to announce that our events will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month at CLUB, Biebricherstrasse 14 in Neukölln!

From their website:

CLUB is a queer bar in Neukölln, we are a cosy place to hang out, have drinks and be queer 🙂 We also sometimes host events like art exhibitions, drag shows and film screenings.

Our launch event will be Tuesday, July 7, at 8pm. Check back soon for an announcement on our first set of featured artists…

Hey World!

Yes/No/Other/All: Performance on the Boundaries of Identity is a new monthly performance series in Berlin, starting with the following premise:

“I am what I am” and “you are what you do.” Behind and between these deceptively simple assertions lie seemingly endless ways of performing our manifold identities – and yet our lives and work so often coalesce around pre-defined relational points, often out of social or political necessity.

Yes/no/other/all sets out to showcase work that highlights the overlap of being, doing, and becoming oneself – and examining the social structures against which this self is defined.

Each evening will feature the work of three to four artists working broadly over the range of performative practices.

This blog will serve as a platform to announce upcoming events, document our artists, and give perspective on relevant local and international news. 

Stay tuned for more information about our launch!