Under the title “Stains of Time”, Berlin interdisciplinary curatorial platform CREAMCAKE invites artists bod [包家巷], Ewa Awe, Steve Katona and Lauryn Youden to design a rough ambient party and discursive labyrinth as an inquiry into the notion of non-normative time.
Polish performance artist and producer Ewa Poniatowska presents “Glass Hand in Hand” with performer Gloria Regotz. The tension between comfort and discomfort, brutality and tenderness, fragility and strength, power and compliance emerge in constant conversation during their choreographed, interactive performance driven by music and voices. Tucson-born artist bod [包家巷], creates an unsettling “Stains of Time” score to run throughout the event, along with a live-set using loud and disturbing biomechanical Zerg+Protoss-type audio exploring the constructed sounds of the galaxy, healing, change, and growth. Lauryn Youden creates a performance, curated auditory experiences and poetry readings by writer Alice Notely, pioneering electronic composer Eliane Radigue, and ancient Mesopotamian goddess Inanna. It considers the history of mourning, chronic Illness as near-death experience, and forgotten practices of care. Meanwhile, countertenor Steven Katona’s “Strings” musically questions time and reality by linking the three mythological Moirai—who spin, measure, and cut the thread of life—with scientific string theory, which assumes that the smallest particles of the universe are made up of vibrating and looping one-dimensional strings, each with its own characteristic frequency.
These four independent projects exist within an unbounded stage floor area surrounded by lounging pillows created by multidisciplinary designer Ayscha Omar and design studio ErtlundZull. This dynamic spatial concept with mobile platforms investigates the system of relationships between the audience, the artists and their works, and keeps these interconnections in constant motion. As a compound encounter of each of its contributor’s unique positions, “Stains of Time” is a meditation on the elasticity and ephemerality of time and a fractured notion of continuity in periods of crisis
Creamcake (CC) is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary platform, negotiating the point of convergence in electronic music, contemporary art and digital technologies. Distanced from normative social structures, Creamcake moves in fluid processes of thought and action and engages with current social issues of the present through diverse projects. CC organizes exhibitions performances, concerts, symposiums, DJ sets, digital projects, and workshops including 3hd Festival (2015-), Paradise Found (2019), インフラ INFRA (2017), Europool (2017-2019) and “<Interrupted = “Cyfem and Queer>” (2018–2019). As a queer-feminist normadic space, CC has cooperated with a variety of clubs, community spaces, and institutions such as Berghain, Klosterruine, OHM, Südblock, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Bob’s Pogo Bar, and WWWβ.