FROZEN TIME: A COMMON PRESENT/ PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME

Frozen Time: Performance Programme @ Corridor Project Space
The programme is in 3 parts, spreading over 3 weekends between June 19 and July 12, 2020

The season is going to be punctuated by a chapter concerned with the present, involving 3 time-based projects on the weekends from June 19 to July 12, 2020. The performative works of the 3 duos and collectives address the moment and the place we all share as artists, hosts, audience, passers-by, as inhabitants of our current time. Engaging different cultures, generations and practices, the artists will aim to address our relation to personal and common memory, anxieties or fascination for what is going to come, and highlighting the connections existing today.

Part 1: SLSTC / ??? Responses to the Solstice
With:  Montserrat Llampallas, Natalia Martínez Alcalde and Jean Medina
Exhibition: 19–21 June
Open: June 19 & 20, 14:00–18:00 / June 21, 13:42–18:00

For the first event of the performance programme, the collective will celebrate the longest and brightest day, halfway towards the dark days: June 21. They will publish the new issue of their collaborative zine SLSTC, born on the Summer Solstice of 2018. In the form of a hermetic text, SLSTC has opened a dialogue concerned with still time, deep time and the (im)possibility of communication between times and tongues.

In addition to the performance and zine, SLSTC will send a limited edition of handmade prints and written letters to members of the public wishing to receive them through traditional post. In case you are interested in receiving the SLSTC Mail, please send your name and address to slstc.mail@gmail.com.

Montserrat Llampallas (b. in 1994, MX) is an artist currently based in Oslo. Within temporal platforms of dialogue, Llampallas studies space and static forms of understanding it, instigating ways to start conversations with other disciplines, other people, other spaces.
Natalia Martínez Alcalde (b. in 1992, MX) is an editor and journalist currently living in Madrid. She worked as editor for the Arts & Culture section of the newspaper La Crónica de Hoy (Mexico City) and as Public Program Coordinator at Galleri Degli Uffizi (Florence).
Jean Medina (b. in 1993, MX) is an artist living in Amsterdam. He is concerned with personal and collective cosmologies, and the weaving of fictional and non-fictional narratives.

Part 2: Fresh Myths – Different Times
With: 
 Merve Kılıçer & Ulufer Çelik
Opening: Friday July 3, 17:00–21:00
Exhibition: 03–05 July
Open: July 4 & 5, 14:00–18:00

Ulufer Çelik and Merve Kılıçer explore together collective memory and performance in relation to pre-monotheistic beliefs and folkloric, imperial and shamanic traditions rooted in the history of Anatolia (Turkey). They approach heritage as an ongoing dialogue between generations, activating a tone for pain, traumas and bodily memories. Within Frozen Time, they will present Fresh Myths – Different Times, a sonic and trans-lucid environment expressing a longing for a land and language, a chance for an intimate understanding and the formation of a multilayered knowledge.

Merve Kılıçer (b. in 1987, TR) is an artist curently based in Rotterdam. Her practice merges spatial installations and performances, including videos and objects, and publications made with traditional printing techniques. Since 2011, Kılıçer is an active member of the Istanbul based artist collective KABA HAT.

Ulufer Çelik (b. in 1992, TR) is an artist currently based in Rotterdam. She works with film, sound, poetry and performance.

Part 3: Binary Galaxie
With: Maarten Schuurman
Opening: Friday July 1018:00–21:00
Exhibition: 10–12 July
Open: July 11 & 12, 14:00–18:00

Schuurman will present his new work Binary Galaxie, transforming the space into an Arcade Hall. The installation and interventions will evoke Bruce Nauman’s 1967 Square Dance (Dance or Exercise on the Perimeter of a Square) and gamers’ social networks.

Maarten Schuurman (b. in 1979, NL) lives and works in Amsterdam. The search for autonomy and DIY systems fuels Schuurman’s practice, leading him to organize and design platforms to show his work together with the work of others’, inviting the audience to move within them.