The Many Headed Hydra: Magazine Launch, Performance, Exhibition at the GDR Watchtower, 14 août 2016 16:00, DDR-Grenzwachturm / GDR-Watchtower Schlesischer Busch, Puschkinallee, Berlin
On the occasion of the Project Space Festival Berlin DISTRICT invites to the performative publishing of Sea Body Infrastructure Image (THE MANY HEADED HYDRA. Imagination, Speculation, Dissolution of Space and Time: Magazine #01, Summer 2016).
At the DDR-Grenzwachturm / GDR-Watchtower Schlesischer Busch, Puschkinallee (In collaboration with The Watch, Residencyprogram by Flutgraben e.V.)
Welcomed by a creole spirit and a witch – Ato Malinda’s embodiment of Mami Wata and Bryndís Björnsdóttir’s Mountain Woman – THE MANY HEADED HYDRA surfaces from the waters of the Spree as they flow into Flutgraben. In and around the former GDR watchtower at Schlesischer Busch, we celebrate the first materialization of unruly hydra heads and contemporary seafarers tales in the magazine Sea Body Infrastructure Image. Herein the North Atlantic Ocean is discussed as a territory of passage undergoing social and ecological transformations. The material and mythological meanings of this shifting geopolitical entity flow in the streams of technology and capital, in the histories of diasporas and of the Cold War, in the desires and discourses that cross its waters. But the Atlantic waves also resonate the fluid embodiments from the archaic and futuristic realms of a different oceanic shoreline, of in-between landscapes inhabited by queer, inter-species forms of existence.
With an exhibition by Ato Malinda, a performance by Bryndís Björnsdóttir and printed contributions by Anna Hallin & Olga Bergmann, Bryndís Björnsdóttir, Hannah Black, Natasha Ginwala, Tinna Grétarsdóttir, Emma Haugh, Suza Husse, Occupational Hazard Project, Tejal Shah, Elsa Westreicher, Nine Eglantine Yamamoto-Masson, and participants of the workshops Speaking As Fishes in Leipzig and Reykjavik
THE MANY HEADED HYDRA is a performative and publishing creature by Emma Haugh and Suza Husse, hosted at DISTRICT Berlin. Sea Body Infrastructure Image is a project in collaboration with Occupational Hazard Project.
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Image: Ato Malinda, On fait Ensemble, 2010. Film still