Happening and performance
"Let the little paper talk" "Urban Impressions" The city Art Center is a former penitentiary center that has become a cultural institution. This place today promotes performative and visual arts. Alix Lucas has been in residence at the Art Center since early 2019 to set up several projects. Like the collective exhibition 'Let the small papers talk' or the artistic project 'Urban impression'. This residence is supported and sponsored by the City of Nouméa.
The ZK/U residency program is a platform for cross-disciplinary exchange between artists, scholars and practitioners. My 3 month residency was divided into two parts. The first two month were sponsored, and were focusend on the theme of the emergency contraception in Berlin. The second part of the residency focused on the theme of failed pictures. I wanted to explore the vulnerability and emotional connection that the audience could experience with them.
The “Body Mapping Lab” was a performance residency which took place in Teufelsberg, a former US spy radio-station during the Cold War. Today it is repurposed as a street art gallery. The residency’s objective was to analyse how the body’s physical form plays a role in the building's on-going history through reading groups, body exercises and thematic walks. The result of the researches has been shared during Memorial Day in a one-hour performance.
“Somewhere Maybe Here” is an ongoing project created by a team of artists from different practises. A fallen angel wanders in the streets of Berlin, craving interaction with humans. This piece focuses on humans in an urban environment and their reaction to this character who disrupts their everyday life. The final outcome will be a silent film screening with live piano playing. Afterwards, followedby an analog photography exhibition.
This exhibition regroups different emerging and international artists around the imagery of a fallen Angel who is sparkling connections between the people and the city of Berlin. Artists include: Vincent Van Damme, Nanna Koekoek, Devorah Livadna, Jördis Hirsch, Tineke Noppers and more.
With Sophie Calle, Michel Gondry, Vincent Debanne, Valérie Jouve, Paul Smith, Christian Nold. This exhibition focus on tension of desires. The individual's struggle for community, while in practice deteriorating in alienation and individualism – that is contemporary western society.