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performance@downtown - Al Fadhil

Posted by annie 27August 3:35 PM

(movie provided by the artist)

Performance “Permit F”.
Saturday, 30th August, 2008
Starting point:
Zürich HB, Meeting Point at 2pm
Arrival point:
Kunsthaus, Ferdinand Hodler Hall

A performance with a group of refugees
A project by Al Fadhil
With the collaboration of Hayder Almusawi

The Swiss confederation is known as a land of asylum. Because of its neutral policy and its solidarity laws, the land has hosted in its cantons many people who have left their countries of origin for political or religious reasons, or because they belong to ethnic and racial groups. In the Swiss Parliament, particular decrees were established in order to regulate the temporary admittance of refugees according to their situation. The permit granted to the refuge-seekers falls within category F.

Having sought a refuge in Switzerland, in the hope of having peace, they have found themselves holding the controversial class “F” permit, which allows only limited freedom. According to chapter 11 of article 83, certain rights are granted to the refugee, but actually these are rules of control, which often contradict the principles of transparency and solidarity.

The artist breaks the circle and invites the exiles to a peaceful and creative public demonstration inside the museum.
Art is a free territory, it offers the possibility of reflection. Its power conveys a sense of belonging, of being a citizen of a world without permits and frontiers.

Saturday August the 30th, at 2pm, we will meet at Hautpbahnhof and then walk from the Zurich central station, crossing the Bahnhofstraße, and proceed towards the Kunsthaus. Each person will carry a sign with a slogan referring to permit F, the Swiss flag or various symbols of the associations engaged in the defence of the human rights and protection of refugees.

performance@downtown - Georg Keller

Posted by annie 18August 7:16 PM

A 24-hour performance at the Schauspielhaus.

performance@downtown - Georg Keller

Posted by annie 6August 1:46 PM


Der Arbeiter in vier gleiche Teile geteilt
Performance von Georg Keller

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung „Shifting Identities – (Schweizer) Kunst heute“ tritt Georg Keller an, zu seinem persönlichen Tag der Arbeit. Er wird in einer 24-stündigen Performance verschiedenen Arbeiten nachgehen, abwechselnd als Kioskverkäufer, Alkoholbrenner, Maurer und Büroangestellter. So entsteht auf der Bühne5 im Schauspielhaus eine Art Laborsituation, wo sich im Verlaufe der Stunden die Frage nach den Grenzen des menschlich Leist¬baren stellen wird.

Mittwoch, 13.8., 19 Uhr bis Donnerstag, 14.8., 19 Uhr
Schauspielhaus Zürich, Bühne 5, Eingang beim Zeltweg

workshop@downtown - !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Posted by annie 22July 1:20 PM

Saturday afternoon curiousity stroll around town with strange home-made devices intercepting installed video cameras in public and private places.

performance@downtown - San Keller

Posted by annie 20July 2:31 PM


San Keller’s ‘Kasperli Theater’ at Paradeplatz, downtown Zürich, Saturday, 19 July 2008, 4pm

workshop@downtown - !Mediengruppe Bitnik

Posted by annie 16July 12:32 AM


A Hack A Day #7
Die unsichtbare Stadt - Tools für Sousveillance
Streifzug mit der !Mediengruppe Bitnik zu den Schauplätzen der unsichtbaren Stadt.

Samstag, 19. Juli 2008, 14:00h - ca. 18:00Uhr
Kunsthaus Zürich
Treffpunkt: Eingangshalle

_ Stadtrundgang / Intro im Kunsthaus
_ Teilnahme kostenlos!
_ Bitte anmelden unter
_ Gemeinsames Essen im Anschluss an den Walk

_ Sousveillance:
“Aufmerksame Wachsamkeit von unten”

_ Begriffsdefinition “Sousveillance” von Steve Mann:

artist@downtown - Christian Ratti

Posted by annie 23June 8:12 AM


Christian Ratti *1974

performance@museum - Christian Ratti

Posted by annie 19June 9:57 AM

(Promo trailer)

Dolologischer Rundgang
Führung mit Christian Ratti in Zusammenarbeit mit Hannes Bossert, Lukas Müller, Simon Gaus, Valentin Altorfer

In einem Rundgang um das Kunsthaus Zürich werden vorhandene und mitgebrachte Dolendeckel gezeigt und verglichen. Die Führung vermittelt Anekdoten und Hintergründe über Herkunft und Technik der Deckel, betreibt amateurhaft lokale Industriegeschichte und befragt die Veränderung von Zürich hin zu einer so genannten postindustriellen Dienstleistungsstadt.

Sonntag 22. Juni, 14.00 Uhr (sowie Donnerstag 3. Juli, 18.00 Uhr)
Kunsthaus Zürich
Treffpunkt: bei Haupteingang
Dauer: 50 min.

artist@museum/downtown/airport - San Keller

Posted by annie 29May 4:53 PM


San Keller *1971


What are your origins?

Officially, you are a citizen of which country?

Where are the places that you have lived for more than 6 months?
Berne, Zürich, New York, Rome

Where do you live and work right now?

Is [the country you are living in now] your final destination? If not, then where else?
I don’t know! My wife and my son decide

Name 3 changes you would like to see of Switzerland? (please answer even if you don’t live in Switzerland)
a. Less of anything

If you are living elsewhere, name 3 changes you would like to see of that country you are living in now.

What is your favourite recipe?
Meals made with old bread