24-06-2017 – Performances by Nina Glockner, Igor Sevcuk

 

  • Igor Sevcuk with the participation of Abla elBahrawy – School Boards Testimonies (a, b, c walk) (2017),

School Board Testimonies (a-b-c walk)  is the working title of a new production that first takes the form of a story, told in the first person, that considers sleeping disorder which the artist experienced while working and living in the former school building in which Goleb is located. The story is then turned into a montage of images and readings (or testimonies) that are presented a performative “reading walk” through the school architecture. The montage brings together various authors, the artist’s own review of school time, and stories from the past of the city of Amsterdam related to migration, genocide, and commemoration rituals.

The montage will then be turned into a series of soundtracks that accompany 11 drawings on chalkboard which we be installed throughout the the spaces of Goleb.

As part of the work, the artist will also produce a video and a graphic novel; both will be completed after the exhibition period.

Igor Sevcuk (1972, Banja Luka, BA) graduated in 2000 from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. In 2002, he was awarded the first prize for film and video of the Prix de Rome. In 2004 -2005, he participated in the residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. In 2010, Igor initiated the artist space Goleb and since 2015 he is co-organizing Klupko Room(s), both in Amsterdam. His work mainly focuses on the intertwining of the intimate and the political. The ‘cinematic thinking’ enables him to track and recapture the interplay of shared past, daily coexistence and things to come. www.sevcuk.nl

 

  • Nina GlocknerScripted Formations (2017)
Missing coordinates, shifting formations… The work comprises text fragments from the ‘Incomplete Reading Group’ recordings and a series of forms based on one of the characteristic architectural elements of Goleb’s Project Space. During the performance, forms, sound and the very presence of the audience contribute to unfolding a moment-in-transition, in which spatial and temporal coordinates become a tangible collective experience. After the performance, the work will take the form of an installation.  

Nina Glockner (1982, Bochum, DE) focuses mainly on performances and performative installations, in which she visualizes the relationship between humans, objects, and space, and explores the line between executing control and the state of being controlled. In her performances, she uses basic — often even banal — actions in conjunction with objects of different types (artifacts and objects that she designs) to set up temporary formations in space.  www.ninaglockner.de