Grażyna Roguski has developed a loosely woven tableau vivant of gestures and actions, which lies somewhere between a fashion show and a moving sculpture and makes reference to Carolee Schneemann’s 1964 performance ›Meat Joy‹. FLEISCHLICHE FREUDEN deals with the situation captured in long-since canonised images of the Fluxus movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s, one loaded with societal connotations and to a degree fetishized or ritualised. It asks what these gestures mean in a contemporary context – in the context of our shared consumption of sexuality, art and fashion.
In this performance, developed for the space P100 by Trippen and the exhibition ‘Walk the Talk’, Grażyna Roguski engages with the power dynamics between sexes and identities in an economy of the immaterial and transient, between standardisation and endless variability. The stiffened forms of the textiles link organic with artificial and create, like second skins, autonomous shells of the performers’ human bodies.
The performance FLEISCHLICHE FREUDEN / trapped by convention, tempted by passion by Grażyna Roguski is a cooperation between Herrmann Germann Conspirators and P100 by Trippen. Curated by Natalie Keppler.
Grażyna Roguski, born in 1983 in Tübingen, DE, lives and works in Berlin. In 2013 she completed her media art studies at the HfG Karlsruhe; since 2017 she has been Joachim Blank’s Meisterschülerin at the HGB Leipzig. Selected exhibitions: 2018 Kunstverein Leipzig DE; Vitamin C, Berlin DE; 2017 1a Space, Hong Kong; Museum Lytke, Leipzig DE (solo); SORT, Vienna, AUT (duo); Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin DE; 2016 Museum Arnhem NL; The Plug, London GB; 2015 Württembergisher Kunstverein, Stuttgart DE; 2014 Konsumverein Braunschweig DE (solo).
Natalie Keppler is a curator and researcher; she lives and works in Berlin. As a independent curator she works for the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin and the Berliner Festspiele at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. In her curatorial practice she engages in particular with artistic strategies of repetition and memory in visual and performance art, as well as their presentation.
trapped by convention
tempted by passion
at P100 Project Space by Trippen
Potsdamer Strasse 100, 10785 Berlin
with Susanne Grau, Kasia Wolińska, Marc Philipp Gabriel
Soundtrack specially compiled by Lucy Railton
Fri 01 June, 7–10 pm
Performance 7.30–9 pm
Curated by Natalie Keppler
photos: Jaewon Chung