Uferstudio 12/13 & Hof Stage
Photo: Dieter Hartwig

Soft Opening Herbst 22

Opening by Mariama Diagne, FrauHerr Meko, Şipşak Druck Kollektiv
In the frame of Tanznacht Forum: Feminist School Berlin

Soft opening with a keynote by Mariama Diagne, FrauHerr Meko, the Şipşak Print Collective and Sekt.

The keynote "Green Leaves over White Shadows" is unfortunately cancelled due to illness.

Green Leaves over White Shadows
A green linden leaf falls on the shoulder of the Germanic saga hero Siegfried, making him vulnerable. Shadows are performative and emerge in anti-colonial as well as queer feminist literature and discourse as a revaluation (Morrison; Nhamo).

White shadows (Aukongo 2018) thus stand for the imperial census that 'heroically' 'counsels', 'clothes' or 'educates', 'corrects' the subaltern. Like this: On July 1, 2022, the female body in Washington was thrown into a time machine and spit out into the 1950s. The abortion ban is back. The lecture Green Leaves over White Shadows throws the time machine back into the future along body politics, art and discourses to turn the green linden leaf into a shield for subaltern bodies.

Access Information
The soft opening lasts a total of 2 hours. The first part takes place outdoors with a reception, FrauHerr Meko and the Şipşak Print Collective, you can move freely between there and the library in Studio 13. The keynote afterwards  lasts 1 hour in Studio 12 without a break.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
The lecture will take place in spoken German and English. There will be audio recordings and visual projections of photo/video and text.
In addition, there will be elements such as leaves of trees that listeners can grasp/touch.
For people with vision impairments, the Lecture will voice visuals.
The seminar and workshop will take place in Studio 12 at Uferstudios. For detailed directions, click ↪ here . It is a no-stairs, wheelchair accessible dance studio with three glass doors to the courtyard. It is regularly aired during all breaks and the hygiene regulations in force at the time will be observed. The accessible toilet is located in the booth opposite, in front of Studio 3; it is necessary to walk about 6 meters outdoors to reach it. In the event of bad weather, we will provide extra cleaning facilities. There will be 15 chairs and 15 beanbags freely available for seating. If you would like to reserve a beanbag in advance or if you have any questions about accessibility, please contact Juan Harcha by mail at: harcha@tanzfabrik-berlin.de or by phone at: 030-200 592 70.

Information about our team and our awareness guidelines can be found ↪ here

Mariama Diagne

Mariama Diagne (Dr.), dancer and dance scholar, is a research associate in the Collaborative Research Center 1512 "Intervening Arts" (DFG) at Freie Universität Berlin. She is dedicated to re-readings of cultural and dance historiography in the context of the canon and present of diasporic as well as anti-colonial perspectives. As a dramaturge, she accompanies artists with postcolonial perspectives, including at Ballhaus Naunynstraße. She is chairwoman of the board of the Gesellschaft für Tanzforschung (gtf).

FrauHerr Meko

FrauHerr Meko is a queer Afro-German artist and social worker who was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1987. Meko completed their studies in fine arts at the Art Academy in Mainz. FrauHerr Meko has been living and working in Berlin since 2021 and is touring through Germany with the mobile mini library. In Mainz there is a SichtBar2018 subsidiary at the Mainz University of Art and Design. FrauHerr has led workshops and educational activities at various institutions.

Şipşak Druck Kollektiv

Description coming soon
Duration: 120 Minutes
Admission free
In English