reboot: is a collaborative, cyclical, anti-racist, and queer-feminist dialogue of several years’ duration between performative and research-based practices. The project was initiated in 2021 and will continue in Spring 2022 at Ludwig Forum Aachen (in cooperation with Kölnischer Kunstverein).
The first cycle, reboot: responsiveness, is based on the longings, fears, and hopes reinforced by the current pandemic. In two different yet interconnected locations which support, complement, and challenge one another, reboot: responsiveness offers infrastructures for provisional stagings, rehearsals, processual choreographies, and encounters dealing with themes such as presence, intimacy, care, and responsibility. By using different formats and together with other invited guests and the audience in Cologne and Aachen, these artists and thinkers will explore ways to dedicate time to each other, to perform in a contemporary way using time, to develop alternative vocabularies, archives, gestures, movements, and translations, to share and pass on resources and ideas, and to find modes of resistance and togetherness in response to the current situation in which we live.
reboot: responsiveness is pleased to premiere New York-based artist and choreographer Mariana Valencia’s latest video work Tulum, New York in its newly conceived multi-language versions in English, German, and Spanish. On March 30, 2022, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Ludwig Forum Aachen invite to a screening of the videos and a subsequent zoom-conversation with Mariana Valencia to contextualize her practice in dialogue with Viktor Neumann, one of the three curators of reboot. All three versions of Tulum, New York will be on view at Kölnischer Kunstverein and Ludwig Forum Aachen on site afterwards. Read more here.
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne and Ludwig Forum Aachen jointly announce the launch of reboot: – a collaborative, multi-cycle, anti-racist, and queer-feminist dialogue encompassing performance and research based practices.
Conceived by Eva Birkenstock, Nikola Dietrich, and Viktor Neumann
Core Collective: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins, Gürsoy Doğtaş, Klara Lidén, Ewa Majewska, Rory Pilgrim, Cally Spooner, and Mariana Valencia
Graphic design by Sean Yendrys
Sponsored by: Kunststiftung NRW, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Neustart Kultur