“Deviation Festival embraces the action of departing from an established course or accepted standard.”
DEVIATION FESTIVAL curated by the Musterzimmer collective hosts a selection of performances, artworks and moving images that relate to the concept of ‘deviation’ by Berlin-based contemporary artists with international backgrounds. Acud’s exhibition space, stage and club venues will offer a creative set-up for the gathering of deviant minds for the weekend that concludes with an Eat-Art inspired brunch served on Sunday.
The definitions of art and culture are always running hand in hand, a few steps ahead of those who wish to define them. Regardless of us, these definitions seem to have a life of their own and they are always on the run.
DEVIATION encourages everyone to leave their comfort zones and question. Everything. Whereas the definitions of art and culture keep on deviating onto a myriad of courses, Berlin is a multicultural city that tends to attract people who in one way or another represent deviations from their background cultures; whether sexual, ideological or artistic.
100 TICKETS ( 5-10€ )
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FixC ( Erkka Nissinen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, Kari Yliannala ) Saana Inari, BitteBitteJaJa ( Ulu Braun & Roland Rauschmeier ) Lola Lustosa, Eemil Karila, Anastasia Alekseevna, Martha Hincapie, Lauri Isola, Kris Vango, Camila Rhodi, Teuri Haarla & Ulu Braun, Caterina Renaux Hering, Sarah Kivi and Peter Kolpakov
Exhibition 31.8. – 9.9. in the gallery
18.00 Exhibition opening: Weird – Anastasia Alekseevna, Caterina Renaux Hering, Lauri Isola, BitteBitteJaJa ( Ulu Braun & Roland Rauschmeier )
21.00 Broken loop ( Lola Lustosa, Anastasia Alekseevna, Jarkko Räsänen )
22:00 Kris Vango
23.00 Screening: FiXC ( Erkka Nissinen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, Kari Yliannala ),Camila Rhodi, Kris Vango, Lola Lustosa
24:00: Djs (Jarkko Räsänen & Antti Simola)
14:00 Weird – Anastasia Alekseevna, Caterina Renaux Hering, Lauri Isola, BitteBitteJaJa ( Ulu Braun & Roland Rauschmeier )
19:00 PLANTHEON (Teuri Haarla & Ulu Braun)
20:30 ANTHROPOMORPHA Martha Hincapie
21:30 Broken loop ( Lola Lustosa, Anastasia Alekseevna, Jarkko Räsänen )
23:00 Screening: FiXC ( Erkka Nissinen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, Kari Yliannala ), Saana Inari, Camila Rhodi, Kris Vango, Lola Lustosa
24:00 Stop the Chameleon ( Sarah Kivi and Peter Kolpakov )
14.00 Exhibition opens, Hang around brunch
Artists : FixC ( Erkka Nissinen, Seppo Renvall, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, Kari Yliannala ) Saana Inari, BitteBitteJaJa ( Ulu Braun & Roland Rauschmeier ) Lola Lustosa, Anastasia Alekseevna, Martha Hincapie, Lauri Isola, Kris Vango, Camila Rhodi, Teuri Haarla & Ulu Braun, Caterina Renaux Hering, Sarah Kivi and Peter Kolpakov
Helsinki-based FixC is an independent artists co-operative, which was launched in April 2007 to generate, distribute and promote video art, media art and experimental cinema and to produce curated touring exhibitions, arrange screenings and special venues with artists talks.
Saana Inari (*1983 Finland) works with installations and sculptures, video and media art, animation, performance, and photography – often combining several techniques simultaneously.
Her films have been screened on international film festivals like Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and The Aesthetica Short Film Festival.
She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Melbourne and Helsinki, in addition to group shows worldwide.
She graduated from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki with an MA in media arts and sculpture. She lives and works in Berlin.
BitteBitteJaJa is an artistic duo of Roland Rauschmeier (*1974) and Ulu Braun (*1976) that started working together in 1997. Their work deals with the phenomena of everyday life. Through their spontaneous and integrated use of all media, almost in the way of a performance, they create a poetic interpretation of social drama: Where do we come from? Where are we going? What is going on? Unimpressed by criticism and formal deconstruction they create art that ignores false hopes, artistic boredom and intellectual blockades..
Lola Lustosa is an independent Brazilian artist, performer and filmmaker based in Berlin. Lola Lustosa uses mostly time, light, space improvisation and the movement of the human body as inspiration for her work. She has presented her videos in a number of festivals and taken part in exhibitions in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Berlin , Paris, Stockholm, Helsink, Rome, Cidade do México, Hong Kong… As co founder of Musterzimmer since 2012, she had the opportunity to work on the montage and curation of several venues in Berlin. The artist collaborates as a producer, sponser, artist and all she can take with Plataforma Berlin Festival since 2011. She has worked with Arto Lindsay, Eemil Karila, Mari Stocker, Martha Hincapié Charry, Alexandra Pirici, Jean Marie Dubrul, Perter Goss, Tero Puha, Serge Ivanov, Jarkko Räsanen, Christoph Wirth, Laura Leiner among others Lola Lustosa (geb. 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilien) lebt und arbeitet in Berlin. Die Künstlerin beschäftigt sich mit Fotografie, Video, Installationen, Performance und Choreografie. Oft bestehen ihre Choreografien aus einfachen Regeln und Formen – und lassen Raum für Improvisationen. Ihre Fotografien behandeln seit kurzem Dimensionen, mit einem speziellen Augenmerk auf die Manifestation des Lichtes und wie unsere Entfernung definiert, was wir sehen. Sie hat bereits auf zahlreichen Festivals ihre Videos präsentiert und an Ausstellungen in verschiedenen Veranstaltungsorten auf der ganzen Welt teilgenommen. Als Mitbegründerin des MUSTERZIMMER war sie seit 2012 an der Montage und Kuration vieler Veranstaltungen beteiligt. Seit 2016 Kuratorin/Organisatorin von Plataforma Berlin.
Anastasia Alekseevna is visual artist from Berlin. In her artistic practice she combines analog and digital projection techniques with performance, installation, video, painting, printmaking and photography. Her works oscillate between figuration and abstraction, motion and static. Her works have been recently exhibited in Iconic and Wrong biennale, as well as within collaborative projects in the fields of theatre, performance and sound in the venues of Berliner Festspiele 2017, Transmediale 2014, Bauhaus Farbfest 2012. Anastasia Alekseevna ist bildende Künstlerin aus Berlin. Ihre Arbeiten oszillieren zwischen Figuration und Abstraktion, Bewegung und Statik. In ihrer künstlerischen Praxis kombiniert sie analoge und digitale Projektionstechniken mit Performance, Installation, Video, Malerei, Druckgrafik und Fotografie. Ihre Arbeiten wurden kürzlich auf der Iconic and Wrong Biennale gezeigt, sowie in Kooperationsprojekten in den Bereichen Theater, Performance und Sound – z.B. fuer Berliner Festspiele 2017, Transmediale 2014, Bauhaus Farbfest 2012.
Martha Hincapié Charry, choreographer, performer, dance & performance curator based in Berlin. Studied Dance in her homecountry Colombia and finished her studies in Dancetheatre and SoloDance at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen, Germany, under the guidance of Pina Bausch. Her own creations have been invited to Festivals in France, Croatia, Italy, Holland, Germany, Ecuador, México, U.S.A., Brasil and Colombia. She has been awarded with several prizes and scholarships. In 2017 worked with Robert Wilson together with the Rundfunkchor and developed a duo with the Syrian/Palestinian refugee dancer Fadi Waked, premiered in Hong Kong. With the support of Iberescena and the Goethe Institut realized a residency at CEPRODAC in México City. She performed in projects directed by Yoshiko Shuma in Dock11 and Reza Mirabi at the gallery Kunstsaele in Berlin. Martha directed the Performance Project of the Tanzfabrik Berlin and premiered her solo ANTHROPOMORPHA at Dock11 Berlin. In 2018 created a new piece for CEPRODAC, the national contemporary dance company of México: “IXNEXTIUA”, in coproduction with the ministry of culture of Colombia and received the Recherchestipendium of the Berliner Senat.
She is since 2011 artistic director of Plataforma/SurReal Berlin: Ibero-American Festival for Dance, Performance, Installation and Screendance. Since 2014collaborates as curator with the Dance Bienal of Cali, Colombia and since 2015 is member of REDIV the Ibero-American network of Screendance Festivals. Since 2016 she is a Mentee of the LAFT´S Performing Arts Program, PAP, in Berlin.
Nowadays she is performing “Sitting on a Man´s Head” By Okwui Okpokwasili at KW for the Berlin Biennale.
Lauri Isola is visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. His lens-based and drawing works are often strongly connected to nature – as he is also a part-time forester – and chraterized by uncompromisingly original forms and conceptual layers. He is currently working on solo show in gallery Pictor, Finland.
For Deviation Isola has prepared a video installation that challenges aristotelian dramaturgy. For making the videos he has installed action camera in two contradictionary positions: one into a stream that finds its way through the forest, other one into saw while he is cutting forest. Both forces are beyond individual’s power, as the decisions behind cutting forests are increasingly political. The resulting diptych is visually engaging study of movement, action and landscape.
Explaining his approach to music as “an emotional purge and an exploration into the realms of the universal soul”, producer/visual artist Kris Vango brings together dark fragmented sounds from the techno underground with an ambient space of hope and utopia. Born and raised in Australia, the roots of Vango’s music echo the countries expansive and dramatic landscapes, mirrored against the dark hedonistic shadow-side of the underground club scene of Berlin, where he has been living for the past 4 years. It is Vango’s belief that our sense of existence is interpreted through systems created by our varying global cultures, religions and stories of the universe, he believes the keys to unlocking our human potential are in the overlapping patterns of ancient theories and systems – and reinterpreting them into our modern intellectual observations of the physical world of science and quantum physics. It is this relationship between the physical and non physical aspects of our conscious life on earth that he finds most interesting. His soundscapes reflect and explore these patterns, symbols and systems through the universal language of emotions; art and frequencies. It is the research of these explorations that are expressed through music, inviting the listener to discover aspects of themselves by using sound and music frequencies to interpret the stories of ancient systems, ideologies and systems.
Camila Rhodi is a performance artist. Her live performances, videos and multimedia installations deal with topics such as love, loneliness, gender, violence and sexuality. Rhodis unflinching honesty, intensely personal, self-deprecatory and poetical humorous artist’s confessional works never fail to drop her audiences defenses.
Camila Rhodi has shown her work in venues like the Parallel Program of Manifesta in Russia, at the WRO Media and Art Biennale in Poland, Hebbel Am Ufer and Sophiensaele in Berlin, ViennaContemporary in Austria and many other festivals and galleries in Brazil, Russia, Israel, Europe, Tunisia and Australia.
Teuri Haarla (b. 1955 in Helsinki) is one of the pioneers of land art in Finland. He also works with other medias, such as performance, video, sculptures, drawing and writing. Since he was fifteen, Haarla practiced different methods of meditation, until he developed his own spontaneous meditation “Biodrunk”. Haarla is a self-taught artist who has had solo exhibitions in Finland since 1985 and his works has been shown in many group exhibitions in Europe. He has also made public commissions and his works are presented in many public and private collections, for example in Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
was born 1976 in Schongau, Germany. He works and lives in Berlin. From 1996 to 2005 he studied painting and experimental film at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and animation at the Film University Babelsberg in Potsdam. Ulu Braun has been using the medium of video to explore the field between the visual arts and auteur cinema since 1997. He is one of the key figures who have transferred painting into video art and have played a significant role in defining and further developing the genre of video collage.
His works have been shown, among others at KW Berlin, Hirshhorn Museum Washington D.C., Centre Pompidou Paris, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Young Projects L.A., Shedhalle Zürich, MARTa Herford, Museo de Reina Sofia Madrid, Berlinische Galerie, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Mercosul Biennial (with Ykon), Athens Biennale (with Ykon), Kunsthalle Wien, Videoart at Midnight Berlin and Film Festivals like IFF Rotterdam, Berlinale, Sarajevo Film Festival, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Guanajuato IFF, Hong Kong IFF and 25 FPS Zagreb.
In 2008 Ulu Braun was granted the DAAD-exchange grant to the Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki. In 2011 he was awarded the Kunstfonds working grant, in 2013 the German Short Film Award, 2014 the Berlin Art Prize and 2015 with the “Cast & Cut”-Residency. In 2017 he was awarded for best film in german competition at Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen and the arte Shortfilm Award (Hamburg). Currently he receives the Hans & Charlotte Krull working grant.
He is a member of the artist collective YKON (currently inactive) and co-founder of the artistic duo BitteBitteJaJa
CATERINA RENAUX HERING
Frau Fisch is an artisan of prototypes, currently studying fine arts at UDK in the class of Prof. Valerie Favre and once before a fashion, a costume, a graphic designer and an enterpriser for deeds of diverse kinds.
STOP THE CHAMELEON
Sarah Kivi and Peter Kolpakov
Stop the Chameleon is a new Trip Hop band formed by Sarah Kivi and Peter Kolpakov.
STC fuses Bass, Rock, Pop, RnB, and Jazz creating a sonic world all their own. This will be STC’s first public concert mixing work with Sarah Kivi’s solo productions.