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  • 18 May 2024 | HYENAZ live Performatorio
    Quanto valgono i corpi nell’era digitale? Questa è la domanda che si pone “Automine”: la performance attraverso cui il duo Hyenaz esplora il modo in cui i corpi creano valore, sia per sé che per gli altri.

 I corpi, infatti, creano valore attraverso il lavoro fisico, attraverso il lavoro emotivo e anche attraverso il significato …
  • Festa Della Transhumanze
    12 May 2024 TRANSHUMANCE And they go along the ancient track on the plain almost like a silent grassy river on the traces of the ancient fathers…. (G. D’Annunzio, The Shepherds) Since 2010, when Ferula Ferita brought back to light an ancient sound forgotten like Transhumance >>chièjne chìejne<< the word has taken substance, and has …
  • Queering Audibility: HYENAZ + Eyk Kauly
    11 April 2024 Offene Probe / Open Rehearsal20:00 Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21Deutsch / English / DGS (mit Dolmetschung) Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Tauben Performance Künstler Eyk Kauly und dem hörenden Sound-Duo HYENAZ Collaboration between Deaf Performance Artist Eyk Kauly and the Hearing Sound Artists HYENAZ Initiert von / Initiated by Antkek Engel, iQt Berlin www.queer-institut.demit …
  • Audibility
    Audibility – an audio visual work by HYENAZ featuring Donato Laborante In their audiovisual artwork Audibility, sound and movement artists Kathryn Fischer and Adrienne Teicher (HYENAZ) delve into the politics of sound, inviting viewers to reconsider their relationship to the audible and inaudible, to silence and silencing.  Filmed in an ancient man-made cave in the …
  • sinews: holding our sh*t together
    Tereza Silon and Kathryn Fischer aka Mad Kate PRESS ARTALK ARTYCOK DOCUMENTATION photos by Peter Kolárčik Photos by Kathryn Fischer EXHIBITS 16 December 2023 – 13 January 2024 at Neurotitan Gallery – Berlin – Germany – curator: Viviana Druga URBAN WITCHES not BITCHES: Beast from the East 19 October 2023 – 7 December 2023 at …
  • sweating together
    Performance with Ambrita Sunshine and Mad Kate Premiere: alpha nova & galerie futura on 6 & 7 September 2023 // 19:00 >>sweating together<< is a deep listening experience, duet and discussion-performance that explores the affective and emotional experience of performing work—where work is the labor of care, the labor of survival and the labor of …

1 June 2024 films of Marit Östberg at Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2024

Tom of Finland Foundation presents the
Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival 2024
Art Speaks Through Us

About the Festival

The Tom of Finland Art & Culture Festival is the world’s largest erotic art fair. The first installment of the Festival was held in 1993. Since then, it has grown into a truly global affair, bringing Queer artists and art lovers together from all over the world. 

The Festival is Tom of Finland Foundation’s yearly programming effort to bring together artists, galleries and patrons from all over the globe in a socially friendly setting to network as well as buy and sell works. It serves as the biggest public showcase for the Foundation and its mission to protect, preserve, and promote Queer and erotic art. 

As the Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, the Festival will be held in London, Berlin and Los Angeles. Past festivals have included renowned artists such as Pol Anglada, Rick Castro, Marc DeBauch, Rubén Esparza, Markus Hoffmann-Achenbach, Łukasz Leja, Matt Pagett, Pâme, Sal Salandra, Stuart Sanford, Suzanne Shifflett, and Hector Silva. The Festival has been held in various places from TOM House (the Foundation’s headquarters), Second Home London & Hollywood, prideART at The Knast in Berlin, The Standard Hotel London and Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles. 

The Los Angeles installment also features current artists from the Artist-in-Residence program, which is a crucial part of the Foundations artist education efforts. 

In 2023, the Festivals in Berlin, London and Los Angeles collectively gathered together over 1,800 visitors, 80 artists, vendors and galleries from the United States, Mexico, Finland, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, France, Spain and Ireland.

Berlin is curated by Richard Villani, Eric Le Rouge & Konstantinos Menelaou.

Saila

Fucking Imagination

Bonaparte 2024

Upcoming Gigs

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Mad Kate in The Quiet and the Riot Tour 2024

photos by George DuBose

photos by Christian Holle

photos by Désirée Pezzetta LAUTdotDE

quietyourmind

“quiet your mind and open your heart, open your heart. open your heart. calm your mind down so you can open your heart, Im not going to say it again.
dance well so you can leave it all there. leave it all there. leave it all there. dance hard so you can leave it all there. soft with yourself and the pain

Alexis Pauline Gumbs. DUB Finding Ceremony

22 June 2024 | Mad Kate the Tide “Generate Content” single release at Schokoladen

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Mad Kate | the Tide are a post punk conceptual performance project with Jacopo Bertacco (Tide of Sound) on guitar, loops, electronics, Kathryn Fischer aka Mad Kate on vocals, poetry, contact mics and performance and Sara Neidorf on drums.

This performance celebrates the release of their double single “Generate Content / This is the Hand”.

Their 2020 EP This Morning Waking about was about genderbased violence and they are now finishing their LP sexWORKperformanceART about the relationship between labour, art and the body. Their Discography also includes ALIVE:ness (LP/eBook 2014), Combinatorics (EP/eBook 2013), will be ready – the Teufelsberg session – (LP Freudian Slit Records 2013) and Leather Jacket (Single/remix 2012)

Composed in dialogue with conceptual explorations and texts, Mad Kate | the Tide’s dynamic sonicscapes mix punk, acoustic folk, psychedelic rock and spoken word. They form the backbone for honest, sometimes darkly provocative performance art and movement which provokes and stirs its audiences.

In their multimedia work ALIVE:ness they ask: To what extent are we alive in each other’s lives —physically, emotionally, electronically, living or dead — taking into account our contemporary context of virtual interaction, shape-shifting and polyphysical interpretations of our own identities? What does it mean to be present when the terms of our own existence are relative to how we interact physically and virtually with those most close to us? What does it mean to queer our identity in a global context in order to be more effective activists and global citizens?

SPITPLAY are a new Berlin post-wave noise duo, Godzilla meets Eurythmics. Their music features: a relentlessly straight 90’s drum machine, a distorted mantra-monotone bass, synthwave and noise sprinkles and vocal acrobatics oscillating between dreampop sweetness and Diamanda Galas performance. A flowery neologism for a feuilleton drawer would probably be Alien Goth Pop.

Founding members from the Cuntroaches and Chrome Animals.

18 May 2024 | HYENAZ live Performatorio

Quanto valgono i corpi nell’era digitale? Questa è la domanda che si pone “Automine”: la performance attraverso cui il duo Hyenaz esplora il modo in cui i corpi creano valore, sia per sé che per gli altri.



I corpi, infatti, creano valore attraverso il lavoro fisico, attraverso il lavoro emotivo e anche attraverso il significato dei markers che li identificano: il genere, la sessualità, la storia. Tutti questi indicatori hanno un valore che cambia nello spazio e nel tempo, a seconda di come cambiano la società, la politica e il corpo stesso – che invecchia e si deteriora.

Con l’avvento del virtuale, e la sua sostituzione al reale, il corpo dovrebbe scomparire. Ma è davvero così? “Automine” cerca una risposta a questa domanda attraverso la musica, la riflessione e un’interpretazione critica dell’estetica queer contemporanea.



I live di Hyenaz sono performance immersive che chiedono a performer e pubblico di essere interlocutori attivi. La vicinanza dei corpi è di per sé una pratica di (ri)scoperta della politica della condivisione dello spazio fisico.

“Automine” riunisce il lavoro performativo e audio-visivo sviluppato attraverso “Foreign Bodies”: un progetto di ricerca che per 7 anni ha esplorato le relazioni tra corpi in movimento, corpi in relazione e corpi in resistenza.

Attraverso il corpo viscerale ed esplicito, Hyenaz indaga i meccanismi che trattano il corpo come un oggetto estraneo – qualcosa da gestire e controllare, un territorio sconosciuto anche a sé stesso, un “altro” da temere o annientare.

Prima e dopo la performance, Ono Collective curerà la selezione sonora con le sessioni di djing di mauromrk e Andlsia.

Interview with HYENAZ: https://www.performatorio.it/ideas-through-the-human-body

Event Information: https://www.performatorio.it

Festa Della Transhumanze

12 May 2024

TRANSHUMANCE

And they go along the ancient track on the plain almost like a silent grassy river on the traces of the ancient fathers…. (G. D’Annunzio, The Shepherds)

Since 2010, when Ferula Ferita brought back to light an ancient sound forgotten like Transhumance >>chièjne chìejne<< the word has taken substance, and has restored the importance of the meaning of Transhumance beyond what you see.

Since June 1st, 2006, the candidacy of “Transhumance: the Royal Trails” for UNESCO World Heritage has been active, presented by the Ministry of the Environment with the support of Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, and Puglia. This is an important recognition that must place us at the center of the path, and it is for this reason and for other directives that Masseria Jesce, theater of memory, transforms its Park Park into Micaelian Paths. (Donato Laborante)

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Queering Audibility: HYENAZ + Eyk Kauly

11 April 2024


Offene Probe / Open Rehearsal
20:00 Lettrétage in der Veteranenstraße 21
Deutsch / English / DGS (mit Dolmetschung)

Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem Tauben Performance Künstler Eyk Kauly und dem hörenden Sound-Duo HYENAZ

Collaboration between Deaf Performance Artist Eyk Kauly and the Hearing Sound Artists HYENAZ

Initiert von / Initiated by Antkek Engel, iQt Berlin www.queer-institut.de
mit Unterstützung von / supported by Franziska Winkler, Handverlesen poesiehandverlesen.de
Konzept und Performance / concept and performance: HYENAZ (Adrienne Teicher / Kathryn Fischer) www.hyenaz.com
Eyk Kauly www.facebook.com/eyk.kauly
Gefördert durch / funded by Aktion Mensch und / and iQt
https://www.lettretage.de/programm/aktuelles-programm/?event_id1=20392

Ausgehend von zwei Videoarbeiten entwickelt sich eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen dem *Tauben Performance Künstler* Eyk Kauly und dem hörenden Sound-Duo HYENAZ (Kate Fischer und Adrienne Teicher). Gemeinsam untersuchen sie mittels Gebärden, Tönen, Performance und Video, was es heißen könnte, die Bedingungen der Hörbarkeit zu queeren.

On the basis of two video works a collaboration develops between deaf performance artist Eyk Kauly and the hearing sound artists HYENAZ (Kathryn Fischer and Adrienne Teicher). Together they explore through sound, signs, and performance how conditions of audibility can be challenged.

Die offene Probe lädt das Publikum ein, folgende Fragen aufzugreifen: Wie inspirieren Körpersprache, Performance und Gebärden eine Soundproduktion jenseits gesprochener Sprache? Wie übersetzen sich Geräusche, Töne und Rhythmen – unter Beteiligung von Dolmetschenden – in körperliche Erfahrungen? Kann tönende Performance und performing Sound dazu beitragen, die Gegenüberstellung Taub versus hörend, oder andere Binaritäten, zu unterlaufen? Wie sind diese an Hören, Gehörtwerden und Hörbarkeit gebunden? Und was heißt Queering in diesem Kontext?

In this open rehearsal, the audience is invited to engage with the following questions: How does embodied performance and sign language inspire the creation of soundscapes? How does sound translate – with the help of sign language interpreters – into bodily experiences? Can sounding performance and performing sound help (re)imagine the perceived binary of Deaf and hearing, or other binaries? How are those bound to hearing, being heard and what does queering mean in the context of this audibility?

Audibility

Audibility – an audio visual work by HYENAZ featuring Donato Laborante

In their audiovisual artwork Audibility, sound and movement artists Kathryn Fischer and Adrienne Teicher (HYENAZ) delve into the politics of sound, inviting viewers to reconsider their relationship to the audible and inaudible, to silence and silencing. 

Filmed in an ancient man-made cave in the Murgia region of southern Italy, poet Donato Laborante delivers a poetic exploration of different forms of silence(s), holding in his hands the stalk of the Ferula Ferrita plant, an emblem of the Murgia’s unique ecology.. The plant’s presence becomes an integral part of the artwork, questioning the animacy of non-human and even non-animal; inviting into our consciousness this plant’s ability to speak, and more importantly–to provide consent to being part of an artwork.

STREAM or DOWNLOAD HYENAZ Audibility

HYENAZ suggest that audibility is deeply political and involves the willingness of the listener to hear differently; that this process is a mutual co-practice of speaking and listening and challenges the entire sonic environment to relate otherwise. This is intertwined with embodied, somatic experiences, requiring a shift in our listening practices and a willingness to embrace the subtle nuances of sound and language.

Audibility invites us to engage with silence not as a void, but as a dynamic and multifaceted presence. HYENAZ implore us to listen attentively, to seek out the whispered voices that emerge from the depths of silence–even to hear silence as something other than what we think it is–and to recognize the profound interplay between sound and silence in shaping our understanding of the world.

Through their rigorous processes of deep listening and field recording, HYENAZ capture the inherent sonic richness of their environment, transforming these raw sounds into a tapestry of auditory experiences. Their work encourages us to question the neutrality of sound archiving, recognizing the transformative power of manipulating and reinterpreting recorded sounds.

HYENAZ posit that archived sounds, whether human, non-human, animate, or inanimate, acquire a new existence, becoming intersubjective entities with the potential to give or withhold consent. They advocate for a respectful approach towards the auditory realm, acknowledging the agency of each sound source and its place within the broader sonic landscape.