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Listen Up! Performance Art Takes Center Stage

Performance art enthusiasts take note, May is your month. For the third year in a row, Month of Performance Art – Berlin will step into the limelight with seemingly endless performances across the city. The program will feature workshops, talks, screenings, happenings, public interventions and site specific actions in its one month entirety, catering to all tastes. Does it get any better?

No Business Like Show Business 

To help make this self funded project happen, MPA-B is holding a party at Mitte’s Platoon Kunsthalle, and all the door proceeds will go fund to the main event. As well as a great line of up of DJs (including Mother Perera of Jahcoozi and Italian Dj Warbear), a host of perfomance art is scheduled throughout the evening.

Noisy Pig‘Shhhhh!’ Enchanting Performance artist Noisy Pig. Photo: Courtesy of MPA-B

Kicking off the event will be Berlin-based performance artist and curator Orion Maxted. Taking the Paris ’68 slogan “Take your dreams for Reality” as his practical methodology, Orion curates the British non-profit agency “Testing Grounds,” which encourages experiemental art on an international scale.

Experimental 

Also performing is experimental music and performance artist Fake Mistress. Formerly part of dada performance group “The Fake Masters,” Fake Mistress has a long background in improvised music and now concentrates on her solo work, incorporating sound, light and moving sculptures in her performances. 

The final performer in the night’s jam packed line up will be Noisy Pig, a.k.a Berlin based performance artist Bernardo Santarelli. Concentrating on musical and video performances, Noisy Pig’s sound is colorful Electro-Punk, accompanied by a “surreal cabaret” on the visual level. Inspired by the attitude of riot grrls, his performances not only provide everyone involved with a good time but also explore critical themes like queer and gender identites, garnering him a large following in the queer art scene. 

An enticing and eccentic line up, we can’t wait to see how the evening unfolds. Even if you think performance art isn’t your thing, we’re sure dancing is, so there’s no excuse–– dust off your fanciest outfit and head out this Saturday night in aid of a great cause. 

Article by Marie J Burrows