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Kunstraum Live

Benni Bosetto: Ambiente X
with Xenia Perek
Curated by Giulia Civardi
Saturday 30 November 2019, 2-6 pm

In Search of Fluid Self
Screening: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue & Paprika
17 November 2019 4-7 pm

Rebecca Lennon
Eating the wallpaper collapses the sharp lines
Friday 4 October 2019, 7pm  

F U T U R E R I T U A L
Thursday 26 and Saturday 28 September 2019

Demiverse
Friday 13 September 2019, 7pm

William Joys: A One Man Show
6 & 7 Sept 2019, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Saturday 25 May 2019, 7–9pm

BEUVERIE EN COMMUN
Wednesday 22 May, 7pm

PERFORMANCE:
Deniz Ünal: Characters of Control
Saturday 6 April, 7pm

FILM SCREENING:
You Are Good
Saturday 16 March 2019, 7–9pm

BOOK LAUNCH AND SCREENING:
Allusion to a body no longer present
Thursday 7 March 2019, 7–9pm

IN PLATO'S ANUS | GIORGIO SADOTTI
Thursday 28 February 2019, 6–9pm

Rainer Ganahl
Comme des Marxists
8 Dec 2018

Life/Forms 2.0: 'Königin der Nacht’
a performance by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn
2 September 2018

Tyler Eash and Sara Rodrigues
Allusion to a body no longer present
2 June 2018

Mary Hurrell
2 (Aerial) – Performance
24 March 2018, 7pm

Charismatic Megafauna
in fragments from the shattered toe 4 November 2017

Performances For Pets
Krõõt Juurak & Alex Bailey
in fragments from the shattered toe
Talk for humans - Saturday 21 October 2017, 5pm
Performances for dogs - Sunday 22 October 2017

Maria Metsalu
in fragments from the shattered toe
25 November 2017

Kunstraum
FIVE YEARS PARTY
Saturday 7 October 2017

Jeremiah Day
THE CHAIR REMAINS EMPTY / BUT THE PLACE IS SET
31 May 2017

Johnston Sheard & Nils Alix-Tabeling
How Can You Love Me Knowing That I Could Never Love You? (Part One)
17 June 2017

Beth Collar & Hannah Still
Brainstem Thinking
10 June 2017

Performing Objects
Isabelle Cornaro, Benedict Drew, Anna Franceschini, Iain Hamilton Grant, Rebecca Lennon, Maria Walsh and Zoe Williams
3 June – 4 June 2017

Fiona James
GUTLESS SPEECH (and other impossible thoughts)
11 August 2016

Fay Nicolson
OVER AND OVER PURE FORM
5 August 2016

Morphologies live programme
13 September, 20 September, 27 September, 4 October 2014
Alex Cecchetti, Lucy Clout, Fiona James, Sabel Gavaldon, Gudrun Hasle, Frances Loeffler, Henning Lundkvist, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Gro Sarauw, Vladimir Tomić, Werker Magazine
Curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst

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In Search of Fluid Self
Screening: Satoshi Kon’s Perfect Blue & Paprika
17 November 2019 4-7 pm


‘In Search of Fluid Self’ screening is a curatorial response to the current exhibition ‘Dangerous Bodies’ by Barbara Kapusta. Curated by Jindra Bucan, this closing event will present a double-bill of anime – ‘Perfect Blue’ (1997) and ‘Paprika’ (2006) – by Japanese director Satoshi Kon, alongside the exhibition.

Kon’s films depict female characters who are fragile and vulnerable but at the same time, they strive to determine their own identity. The relationship between Kon’s films and Kapusta’s work can be seen through the exploration of individual’s identity in the techno-human era and the connection of the self with the body and society. Entities that appear in Kapusta’s work are multitude of bodies that don’t obey the dominant structures but resist them and transform through this experience. Together these characters embrace diversity and fragility and they seek to maintain control of their existence.

‘Perfect Blue’ is a story of a successful young pop-idol Mima who quits her music career in order to become an actress. Through dark, dreamlike aesthetics, Kon explores the struggle of defining ourselves in early internet culture. He criticises the notion of the male gaze and the obsessive objectification of others, showing how self-perception can be easily manipulated. In the film, Mima becomes passive to this control blurring the line between what is her actual life and what is fiction.

In ‘Paprika’, reality blurs between the realms of dreams and desires. The main character, Doctor Atsuko Chiba, works on a new psychotherapy treatment using a device called “DC Mini”, which allows her to enter her patient’s dreams. In the dream world she becomes her alter-ego “Paprika”. This subconscious space forms a site of escapism from her reality, where she has to come to terms with her repressed desires. Through this journey she comes to accept that her identity is somewhere between herself and her alter-ego Paprika.