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Friday, September 11, 2020


Faule Ausrede

The weather warmed up a bit, but not too much, and our heroine Ms. Molyneaux found herself mysteriously at the Skater Anlagen in Park am Gleisdreieck where she became enthralled by a tight bodied little minx of a blondine boy juggling white puffy balls on the basketball court. Didn’t expect such a sight at 11am on a Wednesday. The lad was shirtless with a mindlessly flat stomach and valley girl coum gutters you could laundry a small village upon. Lest one forget to mention his convenient bubble asstrovar. A derrière to build a dream on.

For those in Berlin proper looking for something fascinating to partake in during the waning days of summer you would be doing yourself a giant favour to check out the latest instalment of the the performative film series by the art collective Discoteca Flaming Star. Below is the 505:

Discoteca Flaming Star

Continuous Rehearsal (Public) / (Ingrids Web_Hospital install 2)

Sunday, September 13, 18.00 -21.00


Bessemerstraße 2-14

12103 Berlin

T +49 30 547742-35 line: The Gay Divorcee

Starting from a design that thought about the mixing of bodies in space at a distance and their digital transmission, the injured collective Discoteca Flaming Star will create a WEB_HOSPITAL, or a third test for it. It is for its imaginary member INGRID, a place for new forms of closeness for the collective and the audience alike, a setting for a (scattered) body that cannot be whole at the moment.

With the WEB_HOSPITAL we would like to create a hospital together with and for our performance figure INGRID. As a partly fictional figure, partly a real group member, tragedy, comedy and pathos overlap in her, as in the individual layers of a Max Beckmann painting, she is multifaceted and unrhymed. The hospital forms a metaphorical space in which the injured body of our collective can be placed under care. A space for action is created in order to act in the concrete context and semiotics of the current crisis - a crisis of care and a crisis of the commons. Here we treat current events and aspects of the crisis of care not as a mere topic, but as a series of socio-political conditions that influence our bodies. "Politics are a book of fiction in which the book is our own body" (Preciado).

In an institutional hospital, patients are kept apart to prevent infection. A similar isolation is demonstrated by windows in video chat and web screens. We will experiment within this framework, overcoming them conceptually and aesthetically with artistic operations. The WEB_HOSPITAL will be a reservoir for fictions and testimonies of our crisis experiences.

We want to discover new forms of proximity, of working and living together. We will respect our fears of encountering each other and the audience in order to overcome them together.

Link Trailer WEB_HOSPITAL:

Link Trailer INGRID:

Discoteca Flaming Star (DFS) is an interdisciplinary and collaborative collective of artists* using songs and other forms of oral expression, understanding them as a personal response to historical events and social and political realities. Through conceptual, visual and musical translations, DFS has been creating sculptures, performances, video works, drawings, stages and situations since 1998. Current members: Sebastian Bodirsky (video editor), Cristina Gómez Barrio (concept, music, live performance), Sofia Lomba (concept, video-acting, music, live performance), Wolfgang Mayer (concept, texts, live performance), Sara Pereira (concept, sound design, music, live performance), Anike Joyce Sadiq (video, display, special effects) and Lorenzo Sandoval (production, mediation, display, texts)

In recent years we have been intensively engaged with the performance and film figure INGRID as a kind of palimpsest of the possibilities of being. The figure is embodied by one of us in the film, but so far without a voice of her own. She develops in live performances with improvised music, sounds and her read biographical notes. Ingrid refers in part to the late B-movie actress Ingrid Rabel, in part to the characters and fictions played by her, in part to the fictional extensions we add.

2018-2020: Ingrid (live): FFT Düsseldorf, Diaphanes, Foreign Countries, Savvy Contemporary Hamburger Bahnhof (all Berlin). Vampire Thrillogy: Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Rio de Madrid Tier Space, n.b.k Berlin (both Berlin). Sticky Stage: Hospitalhof Stuttgart, District Berlin. 2061 Inmoral Lidos: Performance Project NYC, Grüner Salon (Volksbühne Berlin), Finish Research Pavillion (Venedig).

Please register by email under

(the event is limited to 40 persons)

Hygiene concept: The event takes place in a well-ventilated 400 m² hall. At the entrance we provide disinfectants. Please keep the minimum distance and wear mouth and nose protection.

Um Anmeldung per Email unter

wird gebeten (Die Veranstaltung ist auf 40 Personen begrenzt)

Hygienekonzept: Die Veranstaltung findet in einer gut durchlüfteten 400 m² großen Halle statt. Am Einlass stellen wir Desinfektionsmittel bereit. Bitte haltet den Mindestabstand ein und tragt einen Mund- und Nasenschutz.

Also the Dice Forum has an upcoming event on the Black perspective that looks promising.

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Edna Bonhomme + Daddypuss Rex + an exclusive mix by ETTA
The third edition of DICE Forum will take place at Prinzessinnengärten in Neukölln on September 17th with guests Dr. Edna Bonhomme and Daddypuss Rex. Our guest mix will be made by Detroit-based DJ ETTA.

DICE Forum is a nomadic event series which explores artists’ personal biographies and artistic practices as well as their relationships to larger cultural movements and art forms. Each installment represents a different artistic perspective, delving into working environments, socio-political influences, creative processes, and more.

Each in-depth artist talk is followed by a DJ set, in changing venues throughout Berlin. All talks and DJ mixes will be made available online shortly after each event, to allow everyone to participate regardless of location or current restrictions.

The event will take place outdoors in Prinzessinnengarten in Neukölln with a limited audience, incorporating social distancing measures. Entry is free with RSVP. Please note that in compliance with government regulations pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Tickets here:


That sizzling young art photographer Matt Lipps who is not only one dazzling beauty, but an extreme talent of original film works has a few new exhibitions that one must venture to short of madness or death. Here is a note from the artist:

Dear Friends,

First, and above all else, I hope this email finds you and your families safe & healthy & working toward racial equity and social justice! Second, I'm excited to share some details below about two solo exhibitions opening this month. All details & links below.

Opening today at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, I am sharing an excerpt from my new series (see below) alongside an expanded version of Where Figure Becomes Ground, shown in 2019. This series merges iconic 1990s fashion images published in Vogue, Elle, and Harper’s Bazaar with documentary photographs from the male-dominated U.S. Camera Annual (1936-1972). By exploring the roles of fashion photography and photojournalism in structuring identity, the work questions notions about both genres: shallow commerce versus deep investigation; ephemeral style alongside timeless documents; and a challenge to the feminine/masculine binary.

On September 26th, at Marc Selwyn Fine Art in Los Angeles, I will debut The Body Wants to Live, a new series of 26 small-format gelatin silver prints that reframe MoMA's The Family of Man exhibition catalog (1955) through the lens of Richard Avedon's fashion campaign for Gianni Versace from the 1990s. The series proposes intersections between seductive advertisements and institutionalized propaganda, capitalism versus community, and the merger of style and substance encoded in all photographs.

An essay by William J. Simmons accompanies the exhibition.

And, last but not least, please take 15 seconds to make sure you are registered to vote at; make a plan on how & when you are voting; and, ask people in need how you can help them vote.

Thanks for reading. Take care.

xoxo, Matt