Art and Extractivism Reading Group

Text: Mel Y. Chen “Animacies: Biopolitics, Racial Mattering and Queer Affect”
Monday 23 May 2022: Gerichtstraße 45 Berlin, Germany

Perimeter

Perimeter will be featured at the exhibition Come Alive at Het Nieuwe Muntgebouw in Utrecht from June 3 – July 31 2022. COME ALIVE, is an Art exhibition shares love without a reason. The exhibition/festival offers 45 artists the space to share how their personal experiences and life choices let love without reason and the life force flow, collectively.

Automine

25-26 May, 2022: Berlin

Automine asks: what are bodies worth in the digital age? And answers this question through a performance of the performance through which bodies create value, for themselves, but most likely for others….

Extraction

With funding from Fonds Darstellende Künste, we are researching “extraction” as metasignifier—we include the extraction of (creative) labour from (precarious) bodies; minerals, gas and water from the ground; sounds, words and images from sentient beings; the consensual extraction of digital content, and the “mining of the exotic” from our very identities….

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Artist talk at Pangea-Haus and Ex Situ Documentary Premiere

4 May 2022: Pangea-Haus, Berlin

Hyenaz will present audio visual works and short performances as they discuss their ongoing“Foreign Bodies project. Hyenaz will also premiere the short documentary about their collaboration Ex Situ with the Gambian singer Yusuph Suso. Ex Situ explores how human beings exist in past, current, and future homeland(s) through an interactive web app and algorithmic musical programming to integrate the voices of the audience into an evolving sonic artwork….

Signals

SIGNALS is a new work created especially for Sound Scene Festival’s 2021 theme EMERGE. Signals explores the notion of performativity in the form of codes, signs, drag, and masks in order to emerge from the darkness as visible….

Eku Eku Eku (a call to death)

EKU EKU EKU (A Call to Death) is a Virtual Partnership Residency between Ghanaian multi-disciplinary artist Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] and HYENAZ, with support from Goethe-Institut. Special thanks to Silent Green Kulturquartier Berlin….

Ex Situ feat Yusuph Suso

Ex Situ is a project of HYENAZ and Yusuph Suso, with the work of Lau Bau and Rodrigo Frenk. It is a live performance, a musical track, a music video, an audiovisual sculpture and an interactive web based app which maps the fragile technological threads from which human beings conduct transdimensional lives in past, current and future homelands.

Körper Figurationen Welten

Drei Videos zur Einführung in Queer Theorie: KÖRPER, FIGURATIONEN und WELTEN von Antke A. Engel und Filmfetch (Magda Wystub; Tali Tiller), sound design HYENAZ, with English subtitles….