The New York art duo TROUBLE, in collaboration with Berlin based promoters and people involved in the local arts scene, are planning to bring the infamous ‘You Are Here Festival’ (aka The Maze!), to Berlin’s West Germany venue in September of 2012. The ‘You Are Here Festival’, as always, will feature a life size sculptural maze which will occupy the entire venue. Performers, of which there will be three to five per night, will have to negotiate the confines of the maze in order to execute their performance. The ingenuity, flexibility, and at times, frustration involved with doing this is a central ingredient of the ‘You Are Here’ experience. ‘You Are Here’ also emphasizes the art and music of local scenes and communities. Whether in New York or Berlin, the ‘You Are Here Festival’ is a round up of local talent. Whereas many festivals pride themselves on flying in the best of the best from across the globe, ‘You Are Here’ seeks to reveal the exotic embedded in the familiar by requiring local artists and audiences to contend with unconventional performance circumstances. Of course there are some travelers too, and they are absorbed by the pop-up community of presenters and purveyors the festival engenders. Ultimately, the sprawl of the maze brings artists, producers, audience, and performers onto the same team as, night by night, they work together to make each performance happen, completely dismantling the fourth wall, by putting lots of other walls up!
to be revised!
16.09 HERMETISTASIS: curated by Jimmy Trash & Professor Mugglestone, (performance) -> link
18.09 NIGHT OF THE MESHUGGAS FOR IMPROVISED MUSIC: curated by Oli Steidle w/Joke Lanz, Olaf Rupp, Jan Roder, Axel Dörner, Carlos Giuffone, Die Dicken Finger
21.09 THE EXTENDED AMORPHOUS DRONE FOR MULTIPLE HEADS: curated by Aidan Baker
22.09 BENEFIT FOR TOM CARTER: curated by Stephan Laackmann w/Jochen Arbeit & Hopek Quirin, Nadja, Head Of Wantastiquet (Paul Labrecque) -> link
25.09 HACK SANDWICH: w/Dirty Beaches
29.09 CLOSING: Biological Father, FFT “GOIÂNIA” (installation), Flora Könemann & FFT “Thalata: Mein linkes Ohr zuckt wie bei einer Katze” (performance), KRAP∞LA
We’re still looking for visual, video, sculptural artists to get involved, the music program is full. Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
‘You Are Here’ by TROUBLE features the sculpture, sound, and light of artists Laura Paris and Sam Hillmer. We are excited to be hosted by West Germany! See you this fall in Berlin, in the Maze.
Prior to the festival there will be monthly events to inform and raise funds for the actual maze in September. THE MAZE is striving to be as communal and integrative as possible, so let’s talk if you have ideas or want to contribute: email@example.com