Manisensations- Total Eclipse

Manisensations
Performative event ritualisation

Saturday 01.12.2012, 20:00
LEAP
Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance
(Berlin Carré 1. Stock)
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13
10178 Berlin

Voin de Voin and Stephanie Ballantine come together to offer an open platform for performance: a space to manifest an idea.

In search of a lost sensation, they offer an open platform, a speaker’s corner where messages can be heard. The platform is offered as a sacred space allowing statements regardless of affiliations, social standing, stratifications, or social correctness. They focus on the notion of identity as a political construct without reflecting traditional anarchist approaches. They ask for voluntary participation to contribute to the creation of a self governed institution, imagining alternative art platforms.

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The questions of Manisensations derive from two points in contemporary culture:
Manifestation, the physical formulation of an idea.
Sensation, the internal, a phenomenology that appears before language.
Manisensation – a formulated manifesto of ideas explored internally and implemented externally, the building of a ‘self-stitution’ (institution of the self) that is in itself a base for communication.
By joining those two idealist terms the aim is to dismantle tradition and hierarchy; arriving at new formulas, experiments, aesthetics and visionary grounding. New language is formed and establishes a place for this expression outside existing constructs and systems.
A silent procession, building of an altar, negative space confessional, and finally a birth of new manifesto are part of the side effects to help us achieve our goal.

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“People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they
do; but what they don’t know is what what they do does.” (Foucault)

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 // MIRIAM WUTTKE // MANISENSATIONS //
°TOTAL ECLIPSE°

Total Eclipse:
A festive self- deprivation and mani- selfation
form-less functionality/ use-less physicality

day 1

“… Im Juli 1872 verließ Verlaine Paris zusammen mit Rimbaud. Beide lebten dann in Nordostfrankreich, England und Belgien. Nach einiger Zeit allein verliebten sie sich ineinander und hatten auch Sex. Verlaine fühlte sich von Rimbaud ausgenutzt, der sagte „Liebe existiert nicht“. Er konnte aber nicht von ihm lassen und liebte den schönen Körper von Rimbaud, bewunderte aber auch sein Genie als Poet. Rimbaud sagt zu Verlaine: „Du weißt, dass ich Dich sehr gerne mag.“ Sie trennten und versöhnten sich wiederholt. Rimbaud fragte Verlaine: „Liebst Du mich? -Ja- Liebst Du mich? dann lege Deine Hand auf den Tisch“. Danach stach Rimbaud seinem älteren Freund Verlaine in die rechte Hand mit einem Messer und sagte:

“Das Unerträgliche ist, dass nichts unerträglich ist.”…”

(aus der Wikipedia Filmbeschreibung “Total Eclipse” der polnischen Regisseurin Agnieszka Holland)
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starvation.
°thurst, hunger, lust, fear, punishment°
Falling
into // pieces
Falling
into // place
The space
I create to destroy
I DARE YOU TO
(!) TEAR DOWN THIS WALL (!)
29.11.2012

transit 1

branches-skull-remote control-my body-my bones
29./30.11.2012

day 2

“… You are the child of god’s holy gift of life. You come from me. But you are not me.
Your soul and your body are your own, and yours to do with as you wish.

Who’s to say that love needs to be soft and gentle? …”

(from “Secretary” by Steven Shainberg)
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refusal.
in this beloved cage
its gravity
that drags me down
to a bottomless pit
colorless gloom // dimensionless space
textureless
toneless
motionless
°NO PLACE TO HIDE°
I BEG YOU TO

(!)PLEASE KILL ME(!)
30.11.2012

transit 2

branches. newton. control. my mind. refusal.
30.11./01.12.2012

day 3

“… I like the trees, you know? I like the way that the trees are on mountains, all the different… the way the trees are…

… You know somethin’? The whole thing – it’s right here. I love this fuckin’ place. [Michael laughs] I know that that sounds crazy. If anything happens Mike, you don’t – don’t leave me over there. You got, you gotta… Just don’t leave me. You gotta promise me that, Mike.

… Hey Nicky…
You got it, pal… “

(from “Deer Hunter” by Michael Cimino)
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solution.
solitude
There is no
Solution
.to see the trees.
°One Shot°
PROMISE ME
(!)NOT TO FORGET(!)
01.12.2012