Performance series by the International Performance Art Archive BLACK KIT | DIE SCHWARZE LADE

Rocío Boliver (MEX)
Tokio Maruyama (JPN)
Cologne 28. August 2022, Kulturbunker Mülheim

The International Performance Art Archive BLACK KIT | DIE SCHWARZE LADE contains information on about 4000 artists, thousands of photos, books, relics and videos. From June to October, it invites ten top international artists of performance art to Cologne. What will happen in the encounter?
On each of the five dates, two performance artists who have not yet worked together will meet for several days. What energies and patterns are at work in the performative practice when different performances create references to each other, even though the personal intentions of the artists involved are contradictory? And yet it is the decisive spark of performance art that crosses boundaries. Physical encounters, out of which networks emerge, are the connecting link.
Black Kit’s archive team seeks to investigate this sparking potential and invites performance artists in whose performances – we believe – stringent work-related antagonisms become visible. The Rhineland, which has been a center of performance art since the 1950s, will once again present performances at a top international level with this event series in 2022.

Idea and Realization: Boris Nieslony and the team of BLACK KIT | DIE SCHWARZE LADE
(Michael Stockhausen, Tarika Johar, Liane Ditzer, Esteban Sánchez, Constantin Leonhard, Evamaria Schaller)

2022 © Evamaria Schaller | Black Kit

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