Zig Zag Sheriff

Zig Zag Sheriff
Zig Zag Sheriff is a co-production between two artists: Ivo Moreira & Astronauta Mecanico. This joint venture has started in 2010 and aims at combining the fields of action within which both artists have worked for more than ten years: drawing and painting + animation, video and live performance.
Zig Zag Sheriff is a organic and permeable project that wishes to adapt itself to the scenario were it is to be show. It is mostly a live performance project that includes video projection, animation, live painting/drawing, photography and music, either indoors or out on the streets. It is an exotic, sometimes awkward mixture of contemporary art, day-to-day life, the essence of celebration, partying and fun with a big dose of absurd humor.

Ivo Moreira

In 1997 he concludes General Course of Arts II in António Arroio High School. Between 1997 and 1999 develops his painting work under the orientation of the painter Luísa Soeiro, Ateliers Association of St. Paulo, in Lisbon. In 1997 went to Basel where works during three months in Daniel Boemle’s Atelier. Since 1999 he’s doing a residence in Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon). In 2001 went to São Salvador da Baía (Brazil) where he works three months. In 2003 travel to India for one year. He settled there an atelier in a former courthouse of Panjim (Goa) where, during ten month, he develops his project “Enetic Studio” concerning to mobile atelier. In 2008 he applies for Fine Arts School (Portugal) where he attends for one year. Distinguish from his latest individual exhibition are “Solitude Park”, Open Studio, Point B, New York, USA, 2009; “Gifts From Where I Have Been” Part II, Sala do Veado, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal, (Cat.); 2009; “I Want to Go With You!”, Sala do Veado, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, Portugal, (Cat.), 2008.

Astronauta Mecanico
Astronauta Mecanico is the name of a live sound and video performance project developed by Veruscka Girio. Veruscka is a graphic designer, art director, multimedia producer, video screenwriter and VJ. She is curious about the use of computers as a tool in artistic production to create new worlds.
Veruscka Girio was born in Maranhão. She has worked in graphic design since 1994, as a web designer since 2000, and has fifteen years of experience as an art director. She lived in eight Brazilian states and two countries. Based in Sao Paulo, she works and develops projects across Brazil. Veruscka has been VJing since 2005 with original visual compositions and designing figurative panoramas and narratives. She has presented her work infestivals and electronic music clubs around the world. She has a personal archive of more than 2000 loops. Since 2008 Veruscka has been dedicated to working in the audiovisual field, manipulating sound and image in real time.
She is an artist working across a range of media: from drawing to programming, from paper to new media, from image to sound, creating a palette of frames for a never-ending film.

Saturday 30.10 at 21:00


Free entrance

Staying Nowhere

Staying Nowhere. Concept & Direction: Mahela Rostek. Performance: Elpida Orfanidou. Music: Peter Davies. Text: Debbie Kent. Length: 30 min.

Staying Nowhere
This performance follows the varied emotional landscapes of a human life, investigating the transience and transformation of ourselves in space over time.

Mahela Rostek
Mahela Rostek is a director, performance artist and set & costume designer currently living in Berlin. She trained in London at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design and Central School of Speech and Drama. Mahela has worked as a Designer and Assistant Designer for opera, theatre and dance in Germany and the UK, amongst others for Staatsoper Berlin, Bonn Theatre, Southwark Playhouse (UK) and on projects by Silviu Pucarete, Günter Krämer, Vincent Boussard and Choreographisches Theater Johann Kresnik. She also worked in film & TV as Production Designer, Art Department Assistant and Assistant Costume Designer (Arte, ZDF, Sat 1). As a performance artist she developed projects for the Centre Pompidou, Switch Performance (UK) and numerous artist residencies and festivals in Germany.

Elpida Orfanidou
Elpida Orfanidou studied Dance/Choreography in Athens, in Arnhem/ArtEZ Institute, the National Choreographic Center of Montpellier (direction Mathilde Monnier and Xavier Le Roy, ex.e.r.ce 2007) and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London (MA in Performance Practices and Research). Her studies abroad were funded by the State Scholarships Foundation in Greece. In 2009 she was awarded the DanceWEB Scholarship / Impulstanz Festival. Since September 2009 she works in Berlin as a performer and choreographer: “Themselves already hop!” by Hermann Heisig, “X-Schulen” at HAU Berlin/ text, directing by Tim Etchells, “Off Course” by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods at Garajistanbul,“United States” / H. Heisig – E. Orfanidou, “Sketch” in Luftschnitt Residency#2, ARBEITSWOCHEN CHOREOGRAFIE #5 / Residency in fabrikPotsdam. Elpida holds also a degree in Piano and in Pharmacy.

Peter Davies
Peter Davies is a very versatile musician, who has worked in a wide variety of contexts and genres. After completing a music degree at Cambridge University, he worked as a jazz pianist, choral singer, vocal coach and accompanist, choral conductor, arranger for studio music and cabaret keyboardist. For the last few years, he has mainly worked as a conductor and repetiteur in opera, notably at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, an ongoing Ring Cycle at Longborough Festival Opera and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. As a composer/improviser he has been involved in several experimental theatre productions in London as well as a short film, in which he also played a leading role!

Debbie Kent
Debbie Kent (UK) has written plays for radio and stage as well as collaborating on devised and physical theatre productions. She works regularly with Dirty Market Theatre, for which she wrote Bacchaefull, a site-specific adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae which was named fringe production of the year in 2007 by London arts magazine Time Out. In the past year she's worked on dance and physical theatre projects with Jon Lee, Molina Dance Theatre and Danish/Iranian company Goossun Art-illery.

Sunday 24.10 at 20:30

Free entrance

Cuarteto para Piano. Concierto en clown mayor

Theater Clown
Cuarteto para Piano. Concierto en clown mayor. Script: Rotonda Teatro. Characters: Maria del Mar Taulés, María Ruiz-Larrea, Raquel Rives. Music: Marc Teitler. Assistant director: Piero Partigianoni. Scenery and costumes: Rotonda Teatro.

Cuarteto para Piano
The idea of the show comes from a small daily tragedy, a leak room. Mixing fact and fiction, poetry and humor, the characters (3 clowns) take this apparently easily remedied situation to the grotesque, finding themselves immersed in a world where music guides actions and emotions and where anything can happen: torrential rains, floods, attempted suicide, gambling, murders, skirmishes and all kinds of hilarious situations.

Rotonda Teatro
Rotonda Teatro makes absurd, playful and comedic theatre. Consisting of three clowns and a composer, the company devises the movement and music in unison creating side-splitting situational comedy with original cinematic soundtracks. Drawing on influences from silent film to catalan clowning master Josep Pincu (author of best-selling books Am I an accountant who dreamt he was a clown, or a clown who dreamt he was an accountant? and how many clowns does it take to change a light bulb) their work is fucking brilliant, ok.

Sunday 17.10 at 21:00


Free entrance

Hausaufgabe nº 326 [Videorealität]

Hausaufgabe nº 326 [Videorealität] von Jesús Acevedo.

Hausaufgabe nº 326
Es scheint aber etwas Großmächtiges zu sein und schwer zu fassen, der Topos –das heißt der Ort-Raum. Aristoteles (griechisch Maurer).

Jesús Acevedo
Jesús Acevedo ist seit Mitte der Neunziger künstlerisch aktiv und stellt sein Werk größtenteils in unabhängigen Kunsträumen aus. Seine Arbeit zeigt einen starken konzeptuellen Leitgedanken. Er nutzt verschiedene Medien (etwa Video, Eingriff in den Raum, Performance, Zeichnung, Text) und geht von banalen Alltagserfahrungen aus, die er, ohne kaum je ihre eigene Natur zu verletzen, einer Umdeutung unterzieht. Bei diesem Prozess wird nicht nur der Charakter oder die Funktion eines Objektes in Frage gestellt, sondern auch die eigene Realitätswahrnehmung.
Neben seiner künstlerischen Tätigkeit koordiniert und kuratiert Jesús Acevedo auch Kunstprojekte. Von 1997 bis 1998 war er Mitglied der Kulturkommission des Kunstraums Cruce (Madrid) und beschäftigte sich mit der inhaltlichen Erarbeitung und der konzeptuellen Entwicklung von Ausstellungen. Er ist außerdem Gründungsmitglied des Circo Interior Bruto (CIB), ein Projekt, das von 1999-2004 die unabhängige und autonome kreative Forschung im Bereich der Performance, dem experimentellen Theater, der Polypoesie, des Happenings und der Kunstaktion vorantreibt. Derzeit arbeitet er gemeinsam mit Julio Jara und Tono Areán für DentroFuera, einen unabhängigen Kunstraum für die Entwicklung von Projekten, bei denen die Künstler in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Obdachlosenheim in Madrid durch den Austausch und gegenseitigen Einfluss weitere Synergien erzeugen.

Freitag 8.10 ab 21:00

Eintritt frei

Última parada: Huelva

"When they need us they call us migrants,
but when we've finished the harvest we're bums
and we have to go"

Última parada: Huelva (Next Stop: Huelva), 2010. Spain. Directors: Veronica Frenzel, Clàudia Prat, Leonor Jiménez. Original languages: spanish and French, with german subtitles. MiniDV. Duration: 28 min.

Última parada: Huelva
It's time to harvest the strawberry crop in Huelva. Due to the crisis, an estimated 1,500 un-documented immigrants didn't find work last season. Clotaire, Ibrahim and Adama are three of them. From their shanty town, they watch 300,000 tons of strawberries roll by, to be sold in supermarkets all over Europe. Clotaire, Ibrahim and Adama don't earn any money, they are barely surviving. They are thinking about their next stop. The story of 21st century nomadism.

Veronica Frenzel
She was born in Munich in 1982. She graduated in Contemporary History and Political Science at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and is now doing a Master of Journalism at the Deutsche Journalistenschule. She works as a freelancer between Germany and Spain for different German newspapers and magazines.
Documentary films: Assistant Producer Out of Córdoba (Spain, USA 2007). Assistant Director This country makes me happy (Germany 2004).
Publications: Ein Jahr in Andalusien- one year in Andalusia, Ed. Herder, Germany, March 2010. Hiking guide Andalusia, Ed. Michael Müller, Germany, August 2010.

Leonor Jiménez
She was born in Málaga (Spain) in 1977 and graduated in Communications at the University of Málaga. She did a master’s degree Documentaries and the Society at the Cinema School of Catalonia (Escuela de Cine de Cataluña).
Co-screenwriter and co-director Domingos, Llibre (Sundays, free) (Barcelona 2006). Co-screenwriter and co-director together with Claudia Prat: Don´t Forget, voces más allá del olvido (Don’t Forget) (Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2007). Screenwriter and director La historia del silencio (The History of Silence) (Málaga, 2007). Co-screenwriter and co-director Los Buenos Tratos (Good treatment) (Málaga 2009). Co-screenwriter and co-director Al-Yidar, El muro (Al-Yidar, The wall) (Sahara 2010).

Clàudia Prat
She was born in Barcelona in 1984 and graduated in Journalism at the University Universidad Autónoma in Barcelona -2009-, she is a videoactivist. Right now she is working on a documentary film with journalist Ferran Sales.
She organized the exhibition Deb'ART about Arts and Journalism at Sala de Art Jove de la Generalitat, Barcelona (2009). She started the project Donesllop: video projection at the Festival L'Alternativa and at the meeting Encuentro X0y1 organized at the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art.
Best shortfilm Award for Cadavre Exquis at the Workshop at Brussels Film Festival (2008). Co-screenwriter and co-director, together with Claudia Prat: Don't Forget, voces más allà del olvido (Don’t Forget) (2007). Award at the Festival Bauman in Terrassa -2007-
She did an internship at Televisión Española and at Zarafa Films.
She wrote the screenplay for Semillas para otra economía (Seeds for a different economy) (2004), produced by the Solidarity network of Catalonia.

Wednesday 6.10 at 21:00


A talk with Veronica Frenzel will take place after the film

Free entrance

Me gustaría desenroscarme la cabeza, atarla a un hilito y llevarla de paseo..

Me gustaría desenroscarme la cabeza, atarla a un hilito y llevarla de paseo.. (I would love to unscrew my head, tie it up with a string and take it for a walk..). By Estela Lloves Gómes and Tania Arias Winogradow.

Me gustaría desenroscarme la cabeza, atarla a un hilito y llevarla de paseo..
Estelo lives in Berlin. Tanio lives in Madrid. After three weeks of meetings and rehearsals between the Spukkommune and the Corky Space, Estelo and Tanio decide to open this early stage of their work in Berlin. A dialog about interpretation or hermeneutics, originally written for a university course, becomes the point of departure.
Estelo's and Tanio's common background includes working with El Bailadero in Madrid, and the work in collaboration Alicia en Grusia project (2008). This current work deals with movement, text (in Spanish), some music and a pair of bird-heads.

Inside: Estela Lloves Gómes and Tania Arias Winogradow.
Bird heads: Thomas Toutain.

Sunday 3.10 at 12:00 AM

Free entrace

Rara Avis

Rara Avis
It is obvious that the cultural industries are more and more influential in our society and this is partially due to both the globalization of the culture and its transformation into a consumer product intended for the world of entertainment, leisure and tourism.
During the last decades, the publishing mainstream as well as writers participated and followed the cultural directions. In spite of the permanent crisis observed in the publishing world emphasized by the boom of the new technologies in the opinion of the experts, the power of the great corporations has been reinforced through the widening of their market either within or outside of their national territories.
In view of such business strategies, different publishing projects have arisen both in Latin America and Europe, not only under an aesthetic viewpoint but also under a political one.
As such, not only the prevailing aesthetic models (style, gender, format or language...) are being questioned through, for example, literary experimentation or artist’s books but, in addition, publishers themselves have experienced a change in the understanding of the cultural production.
In fact during the last years, the publishing model has been reviewed through a multiplication of artists and writers groups producing and distributing on their own. It is important to keep in mind one of the most interesting phenomenon of the last decade with the development of cardboard editorial companies in Latin America, many of them being cooperatives employing people being considered as delinquents. In addition and thanks to the new technologies, there is an endless number of on-line publishing forums in the so-called “blogsphere”. Despite the fact that industries are behind the social networks, using a great number of bloggers and forums not only to widen their interest but also to create trends, we cannot ignore the democratization experienced both by literature and publishing through this type of technologies. The publishing process created a kind of free, popular and tremendously contemporaneous literature through a vertiginous expansion in the hyperspace thus multiplying the number of readers.
Keeping on with previous publishing and literature projects, Die SpukKommune proposes together with Rara Avis, a publication meeting with the aim of bringing writers and publishing projects out of the cultural industry into the public’s knowledge, through different activities such as presentations, workshops, readings, debates and fairs in order to raise subjects regarding the cultural self-funding, DIY, recycling, Creative Commons, Intellectual Fair Trade, on-line publishing, etc.

Friday 1.10 at 20:00

Presentation of the editorials projects Vox, Minola Cacerola and Los Superdemokraticos. As well as the reading of Rery Maldonado, Nikola Richter and Tom Bresemann.
Moderation is made by Claudia Wente.

VOX is currently a project of production and analysis of aesthetics related to literature and contemporaneous art. Additionally, VOX is a self-funded artists’ organization, not depending on official institutions, that have been publishing the VOX Magazine since 1995. This includes contemporaneous argentine and Latin-American poetry as well as a collection of translations. In addition, VOX issues a free virtual magazine in Internet and the InfoVOX cultural activities agenda. Where the contemporaneous art is concerned, VOX develops an exhibition system submitted at different national spheres. “Ruta33” (Route33), is a project for the training and development of vocational writers where 26 young poets from Bahia Blanca (Argentina) are working since two years ago. These programmes are coordinated by the VOX collaborators team made up by Ana Porchilote, Gustavo López, Carlos Mux, Omar Sanzone and Mariela Perez Palma.
Presentation is made by Gustavo López.


Milena Caserola
As a consequence of a turbulent decade in the sociocultural and political reality of Argentina, the new movements and alternative structures reacted with an immediate response to continue the creative life of a youth decimated by emptying. Many of these new modes of organization today mingle and interact naturally in a new socio-cultural scene increasingly confident of its independence as a value and knows that it is best to keep creating new ways of thinking. FLIA, the Independent Book Fair and Alternative, is the real test of a whole new literary territory of Argentina and South America. New codes for new authors seems to be the ideological engine that drives this. From Buenos Aires (Argentina, South America) MILENA imprints caserole as a fresher and more risky outlook within the literary indie scene. Led by MATIAS RECK this stamp publishes books of high quality, low price and an even better approach is that its director has the ability to attract and promote new authors editing without commercial sale as a measure of commitment. Adding MILENA casserole to its ranks of a large group of hyperactive young artists in this post builds new and effective ways of thinking today. For example a book as an object of communication for a generation massed on the web. Authors of all banks shine in the casserole MILENA catalog: musicians, poets, pop, designers, performers, underground legends, artists, spoiled children and as many cycles of writing and reading. No officer and no safe place instalarce: each book is a new positi onand with a whole new way relacionarce with readers. A new articulation of criteria, more and more dizzying and less dogmatic, this inviting us to write and read new words from the south of the planet. And the inks casserole MILENA recharged when new smell and emotion equals CHANGE.
Presentation is made by Matías Reck.


)el asunto(
)el asunto( e is a cultural enterprise working with the productions, diffusion and distribution of independent material. This is done under the concept of networks and the slogan is “individual combinations”. It is not necessary to “belong” to the project but only to work together with our own responsibility. Although the project includes many art branches, our work is based on literature and we also issue a virtual (and real...) catalogue with more than 800 independent books.
Presentation is made by Matías Reck.


Los Superdemokraticos

Los Superdemokraticos is a bi-lingual blog running from June to October 2010, financed by "Action America Latina" of the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, remembering 200 years of independency of Latin American countries. 20 German- and Spanish-speaking writers from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Cuba, Germany, Guatemala, Israel, Mexiko, Peru, Uruguay, USA and Venezuela are telling us about their daily lifes in international political contexts. Selected texts are also translated into English.
Presentation is made by Rery Maldonado and Nikola Richter.


Rery Maldonado
Rery Maldonado (Born in Tarija-Bolivia, 1976). Author and translator, lives in Berlin since 1997. Her work has been published regularly in Germany and Latin America. Her poems have been translated to German, Portuguese and Swedish. She has been guest-editor of the Mexican Magazine Metropolis in January 2010 for her translations of the German poet Jörg Fauser. Rery has published Andar por Casa (Eloisa Cartonera 2007/Yerba Mala Cartonera 2009), Renta (Bilingual edition of Literaturnacht e.V.-Germany 2005) and her poems have been included in the online anthology of young Latin-American poets Latin.log, in the anthology Skräp-Poesi 2 of Latin-American women authors in Malmö and in several blogs and magazines. Currently, she is co-director of Los Superdemokraticos, a pilot project of Intellectual Fair Trade.


Nikola Richter

Nikola Richter is a Berliner from the hanseatic town of Bremen. She writes and publishes prose and poetry and sends far too many emails. She also works as an online editor and likes to look onto the park from her window. Currently, she has a poetic project with Argentinian poet Paz Levinson Tengo un proyecto por 15 días. She also co-directs Los Superdemokraticos, a pilot project of Intellectual Fair Trade, with Rery Maldonado.


Tom Bresemann

Tom Bresemann, 1978 in Berlin geboren, wo er lebt. Seit 2004 Veröffentlichung literarischer Texte in Zeitschriften und Anthologien zuletzt u.a. Lyrik von Jetzt zwei (Gedichte), Neubuch (Gedichte), Covering Onetti (Erzählungen), randnummer (Gedichte), poetMag (Gedichte) Sein erster Gedichtband erschien 2007: Makellos Gedichte, "eine belebende Lektüre, hinter deren demonstrativer Rotzigkeit die großen Fragen aufscheinen. (www.literaturkritik.de). Er ist Mitherausgeber der Anthologie: Wat los, Parzen? (2006). Seit 2009 betreut er die Reihe "clicktriebe" für www.lyrikmail.de. Von 2004 bis 2009 veranstaltete er Lesungen (u.a. Ringbahnlesungen) für die S³ LiteraturWerke. 2006 begründete Moritz Malsch gemeinsam mit ihm die Lettrétage in Berlin.


Claudia Wente

Claudia Wente, born in Francfort/Main, has turnt into a convinced Berliner after stop-overs in Madrid, Heidelberg and Barcelona. M.A. in Spanish and Latinamerican Literature, Art History and German Literature. news manufacturer, content exporter and Web 2.0 censor for Welt Online, Gallery Assistant for Public Relations at Kicken Berlin. Reports, critiques and reportages for various newspapers and online magazines, mainly in the realm of culture, media, film and theater. Freelance translator, writer and journalist.

Saturday 2.10 at 15:00
Workshop Reciclyng MagaCZine.
Printing a magazine on old printed paper out of the Czentrifuga workspace. These recycled products are a series, but each one is different. The prints are made with open screen for serigraphy, but only with hand-cut and stencils. Two colours, 50 pieces. Fast and dirty. Bzzz.
Coordination is made by Beat Gipp and Damien Tran.

No Style Fuckers - Fleischerei - Czentrifuga
No Style Fuckers or NSF started in 2003 as a D.I.Y. print performance and propaganda project and consists of an undefined number of people from different countries, once centered around the Fleischerei (ex butchers shop) 116 Torstrasse in ex East Germany, Berlin, Mitte .
Now the operation has moved over the old East/West border into Kreuzberg on Mariannenplatz and the concept remains similiar to the old, with spaces for screen printing, street art, open source music and video production, design ateliers, gallery and meeting point for those interested in sticky subculture.
The new location name is Czentrifuga and, like before, it is a subsidiary from "Unter Druck - Kultur von der Strasse e.V." which is a socio-cultural association that also works with ostracised and homeless people in Berlin.............................
Rent is paid in part through the selling of screenprint products and also in part through screen print commissions. Around 8 people are regularly busy with running the production, the store and the various ateliers, together with a much larger support network in Berlin and abroad. NSF produces its own stickers, patches, posters, magazines, books, textiles and accessoires. Also packaging for vinyl, CD and tape releases from the in house linux based audio video recording studio "AFA" ...............................................
NSF has made installations, performance actions and exhibited in over 10 countries.


Sunday 3.10 at 17:00
Meeting of fanzines and editorials with VOX, Milena Caserola, Produccions Escopeta, La Más Bella, Òxid, PapperLaPapp, Edition Wasser im Turm, Bostezo, Wagonbooks, Bíblia, Eloísa Cartonera and more… and reading by Cristian Forte, Alfonso López, Eduard Mont de Palol, John Holten...

Cristian Forte
Cristian Forte was born in 1977 in Buenos Aires. He studied Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and since 1997 he organised and took part in several workshops for Creative Writing. His research and creative work focuses mainly on poetry. From 1999 until 2006 he worked with a group of political artists called Etcetera. An interdisciplinary collective, influenced by surrealism, where visual artists, poets and actors collaborated. During these years Forte's interest for experimental poetry and theater emerged.
In 2006 he joined the movement "International Errorist" and in 2007 he published the magazine Archibaldo together with a group of poets from Buenos Aires. He participated in various international group and individual exhibitions, lectures and workshops. Presently living in Berlin, he is preparing his firt book of poems Abr. published by Copy Roboti.

John Holten
John Holten, born 1984 in Ireland, studied in Dublin and Paris. Since then he has published fiction and poetry in a number of journals and magazines, the most recent of which appeared in Blind Mirrors, edited by Thierry Decottignies (Sep 2010 AADK Press) In 2009 he co-established Broken Dimanche Press as a vehicle for trans-national book projects, for which he also edits the journal Kakofonie. In 2010 You Are Here, the anthology he co-edited and published with BDP represented Ireland in the Charlemagne European Youth Prize and came second place out of 27 countries. He has worked as an editor and translator for a number of projects and institutions across Europe. His first novel The Readymades is due for publication in 2011.


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