november, 2019

22nov19:0023:30Sold Out!FeaturedVernissage: Shantel Liao "On/Under the Skin" + Film & PerformanceFilm Screening: SPELLBOUND, Performance "Mayfly" by Gestalta & Shantel Liao19:00 - 23:30 Facilitator: Karada House Category:artFormat:performance,vernissage

Facilitator

Karada Houseinfo@karada-house.de

Facilitators

  • Gestalta

    Gestalta

    I was first introduced to shibari in 2007 and have been immersed in it ever since.
 My interest was initially sparked by the aesthetic of shibari; the seemingly organic structure of rope melding with flesh in the works of Araki, and other artists whose works I had collected in scraps from the few Japanese publications available. As I began to practice it myself I also found an interest in exploring the potential of ropes to open up new ways to connect with the body, with other people, and the effects of pushing myself into seemingly ‘extreme’ psychological and physical states. I began using shibari in performance in around 2009 and gradually developed an interest in impermanent structures, and the fragile balances found between us, our environment, and within intimate connections. Although I see shibari very much as an art form, it is also important to me that it’s roots in pornography are not glossed over; I see it also as a powerful way of reconciling any perceived conflict between art and sex and exploring the relationship between the two.

    URL www.gestalta.co.uk

  • Shantel Liao

    Shantel Liao

    Started with photography and later mixed-media calligraphy. I’m fascinated by the power of identity nowadays, how it shaped us in various ways, physically and mentally. From gender to culture, how we connected with our own history and the greater environment. Solo and group exhibitions were hold in Taipei, Tokyo, L.A., Athens and Paris since 2010.

  • Uli Kaffei

    Uli Kaffei

    Ulrike Uli Kaffei was born in 1986 in Kirchheimbolanden. After college, she completed an apprenticeship as medical lab technician. She spent a lot of her time with bodies and their fluids until the routine of the laboratory animated her to pursue another passion - design. She went on to study Communication Design at the HS Mannhein, where she practiced storytelling through image, text and sound. In 2016 she started studying Motion Design at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg which she finished in April 2019 with her diploma shortfilm -SPELLBOUND.

Time

(Friday) 19:00 - 23:30

Location

Karada House

audience

Mixed

Event Details

We cordially invite you to the vernissage of Shantel Liao’s exhibition On/Under the Skin + Berlin Premiere of SPELLBOUND + shibari performance Mayfly by Gestalta & Shantel Liao.

Exhibition Shantel Liao

Shantel Liao started with photography and later mixed-media calligraphy. She is fascinated by the power of identity nowadays, how it shaped us in various ways, physically and mentally. From gender to culture, how we connected with our own history and the greater environment. Solo and group exhibitions were hold in Taipei, Tokyo, L.A., Athens and Paris since 2010.

 

 

Film Screening SPELLBOUND

The vernissage evening will also include the Berlin premiere of Uli Kaffei’s short film SPELLBOUND, featuring Gestalta + Marika (Gorgone). There will be a Q&A after the screening with the director and the protagonists.

 

 

Shibari performance Mayfly

‘Mayfly’ is an ongoing collaboration between calligraphy artist Shantel Liao and shibari artist Gestalta. It takes its name from a text in the oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry (‘Classic of Poetry’ – c. 11th – 7th century BC), which grieves the short yet beautiful life of a mayfly, and is used as a repeating motif throughout. It explores the tensions between nature and development, as we learn how to inhabit the space in-between our heritage, and an increasingly uncertain future.

language

English/German/Silence/Mandarin/Rope

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • 22. November 2019
    • 8:15pm Vernissage 8:15pm - 8:30pmintroducing Shantel Liao, artist in residence, Gestalta, Uli Kaffei and other guests

    • 9:00pm Mayfly Performance9:00pm - 9:30pmperformance "Mayfly" by Shantel Liao & Gestalta

    • 10:15pm Screening & Q&A10:15pm - 10:45pmscreening of SPELLBOUND plus Q&A with director and protagonists

Price

at the door / an der Abendkasse: 30 Euro

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