Probability Praxis: Experimentation in Group Transformation
please join us for this very special experimentation in group transformation. This is our first workshop. New Moon phase.
will present the entirety of their second album Critical Magic for the
very first time in the magnificent studio of Dragan Ilic, ITS-Z1.
The presentation will be a group performance in which each of us
contribute our intentions for personal and political transformation.
Berlin electronica avant-gardists HYENAZ (hyenaz.com)
are queer/feminist performance artists and producers Mad Kate
(alfabus.us) and Adrienne Teicher; together they are particularly
interested in unlocking the emancipatory potential of music, movement
and physical contact. Touring Europe, the United States, and Asia, they
have seen an explosive dialogue between audience and performer.
They are now embarking on an interactive theatre performance to present
their new album “Critical Magic,” which had its inception as a site
specific performance called “Spectral Rite” commissioned by the Museum
of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul under the direction of Korean
artist Sylbee Kim. They positioned an idiosyncratic spiritual form
called “Chaos Magic” as a central component of their creative process.
Probability Praxis expands upon the performative framework and
structural critique of “Spectral Rite” to challenge larger
instrumental-rational frameworks that both contain us from one another
while establishing the very foundations through which human sociability
is now possible. Its goal is to tackle the invisible fascist discipline
inherent to both illiberal democracies and authoritarian regimes. Its
intention is to make space for trans-thinking, to queer our space, both
in the natural world as well as in the institutional one; to transgress
binary structures, to subvert top-down approaches. It is a ritual based
primarily in contact, in sound and in movement to break physical and
mental isolation and to spark a discourse that is both critical and
utopian. Within this framework HYENAZ acknowledge their role in the
structures that bind us and hope to carry with them a message of process
rather than product, of always-reaching and never-becoming.