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SCHURF word-finding workshop

February 27 @ 14:00 - 18:00

SCHURF Jan Markowsky & Leonie Naomi Baur at BHROX bauhaus reuse Ernst-Reuter-Platz | Berlin©joachim_gern 2021

From 21 to 22 February, eight performers spent 24 hours digging through a textonic landscape of 45 m³ of old clothes from planetary dwellers.

Their own bodies were wrapped and deformed by new and old, used or even still labelled pieces, whose value was already decaying in the hours of the creation & production process under the hands of the sewers. The prospectors infiltrated dunes of down jackets, excavated pits and penetrated the penetrating the innermost of materiality. No safe footing was possible. From the pile of clothes, they gazed out on the discarded landscape of Anthropozaen.

What stories and thoughts did they uncover? What can be explored, read and told of the discarded clothing that is contemporary civilisational history.

'The first true storyteller is, and will continue to be, the teller of fairy tales. ... always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained' Walter Benjamin

We invite chroniclers and word-finders to use T-shirts, coats, trousers or jackets, the 'sample pieces of the world's course', as an occasion for language creations. The poems, essays, novellas and notes will then be published on our website under fabric samples . Excerpts will be embroidered, sewn or printed on old textiles.

The word-finding workshop SCHURF will take place on
Saturday, 27.2.2021
2 pm to 6 pm in the textonic landscape
of the BHROX bauhaus reuse

Pre-registration for shift allocation at SCHURF is requested.

The event will take place under the guidelines of the Hygiene and Protection Concept for Additional Measures for Infection Protection against SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 in the context of the performance SCHURF.


February 27
14:00 - 18:00
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The BHR OX bauhaus reuse
Berlin, 10587 Deutschland
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