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in mir draußen

with
Rike Scheffler
Nail Doğan

Grafik: Viktor Schmidt

Exhibition

16/2/2024 – 28/4/2024

Curated by Philipp Hennch, Joana Stamer

Coordination Annika Reketat

“in mir draußen” is the first part of the annual exhibition programme KANTEN UND KNOTEN

The first exhibition in the 2024 annual program Edges and Knots is dedicated to storytelling as cultural practice, manifested in poetry.

The duo exhibition combines spatial-, video- and sound installations by poets Nail Doğan and Rike Scheffler. Words and verses interact with the architecture of the former animal kennel, whispers are hidden in walls; poetry as an installation takes up existing structural forms, flowing outside into the deep moats that once separated animals and humans.

Lyrical voices speak of connections and borders, ask about individual and collective, queer and changing identity. How do we live together? Who belongs to us? Who is included and who is excluded? What is it that divides us?

Semiotics and materiality create contradictions and bonds, languages mix or dissolve. The tension between poetry and space creates a field of possibilities »in mir draußen« (»in me outside«).

Rike Scheffler

Rike Scheffler works transdisciplinary in the fields of poetry, performance, installation and music, frequently in collaboration with Ólafur Elíasson’s Institute for Spatial Experiments. For Scheffler, poetry is a space of possibility, a transformative social practice. Based on her poems, she develops performances, sound and video installations as well as spatial poetry and immersive ecosystems that challenge common perceptions.

Scheffler has received scholarships from prestigious institutions such as the German Academy Rome Villa Massimo, Casa Baldi and the Academy of the Arts Berlin, and won the Orphil Debut Prize for her poetry collection “der rest ist resonanz” (kookbooks, 2014). In her latest work, “Lava. Rituale” (kookbooks, 2023), Scheffler delves into speculative multispecies alliances and AI collaborations, unfolding new and tender ways of being.

Her global presence includes performances at renowned venues like Neue Nationalgalerie, Copenhagen’s Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and Palais de Tokyo Paris.

Artist Portrait Louisiana Channel (2016)
https://channel.louisiana.dk/video/rike-schefflerpoetry-as-a-performance

Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/rikescheffler/

Nail Doğan

Nail Doğan is a writer living in Hamburg. He was born in Augsburg in 1988 as the son of  a guesttaxidriver and a guestcleaninglady.

In 2020 he won the prize for poetry and the taz audience award at the 28th open mike – competition for young literature.

In 2023, his poetry debut “ausgeliehene suchtwörter” was published by Elif Verlag. He is also the author of several plays, which premiered at the Thalia Theater Hamburg.

Opening

15/02/2024 | from 6 pm

7 pm Sound Performance “Echoes from the Future” by Rike Scheffler

8 pm Reading by Nail Doğan

Free Entry


On Thursday the 15 February 2024, from 6pm the Bärenzwinger Berlin invites you to the opening of the exhibition “in mir draußen“, with Rike Scheffler and Nail Doğan.

The first exhibition in the 2024 annual program Edges and Knots is dedicated to storytelling as cultural practice, manifested in poetry. The duo exhibition combines spatial-, video- and sound installations by poets Nail Doğan and Rike Scheffler. Words and verses interact with the architecture of the former animal kennel, whispers are hidden in walls; poetry as an installation takes up existing structural forms, flowing outside into the deep moats that once separated animals and humans.

Displayed Words

26/03/2024
7 pm

Reading + Talk
with Lou Ferrand Rafael Moreno Kinga Tóth

Displayed Words is an experiment in dealing with language, text and poetry through digital and public formats.
Who and what defines the space in which words are displayed and meanings are created? How does the perception of text change from one medium to another?

Displayed Words plays with the comprehensibility of text and its diverse representations; it poses questions about the context in which literature and poetry can be perceived and understood.

Finally, it asks how text is conveyed and in which language the dominant discourse and literature are communicated in a metropolis like Berlin.

What about languages that are considered minor and that are heard in everyday encounters in the city, such as Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Vietnamese or Spanish…?

Clinch by wild access

19/04/2024
9 pm

“Clinch”
Performance
by WILD ACCESS

WILD ACCESS is a nomadic performative format that has been bringing immersive
productions to public spaces such as parks, squares and running tracks (in Berlin Schöneberg, Pankow and Lichtenberg) and museums (BLMK Cottbus) since 2021.

The project explores places a nd their current urban environment in order to develop live performances that draw attention to invisible ecosystems and confront human perspectives with nature in times of increasing climate crisis.