In the serie Paradox & Parallels: PRESENCE/S at Ausland / Thursday, 10.12.2015

The last evening of the series Paradox & Parallels – a first time collaboration from Thomas John Bacon and Joke Lanz.

Paradox and Parallels presents four inter-media performance pieces in the Berlin project space ausland. The pieces presented explore the changing relationship between that which is heard and that which is seen putting into question the concept of work in the frame of interdisciplinary, collaboratively based performance art.

The central theme is the relationship of the process of development to its outcome: the presentation for or with the public. Will the work be questioned on the basis of Benjamin, becoming the death mask of it’s conception – or does the spirit of creative processes linger on within it as an autonomous taker, beyond the dichotomy of “completion” vs. “work in progress?”


Of breath
Of mind
Of spit
Of sight
Of sound
Of healing
Of lucidity
Of hands
Of time

Considering our place in the perceived presence from a series of momentary actions.

Turntablist Joke Lanz creates autonomous sound-cells that melt into a language free of any function. He combines ritual reductionism with anarchistic playfulness, atmospheric soundscapes with cut-up noise and physicalness with unpredictability.

Best known for his international acclaimed Noise project ‘Sudden Infant’, Joke Lanz is presenting his work since 25 years all over the world. Born in Switzerland and currently operating out of Berlin, he is one of the most prolific and profound artists working in the border zones where performance and body art meet Improvisation and Noise.

Thomas John Bacon is an artist whose work focuses upon the conception of the body, Being & the idea of a multiplicity of Self/s in performance.  His work can be located within the framework of live art/aktion & philosophical/phenomenological investigations that look to de/construct & challenge perception, alongside the assumed liminal barriers of body-based practices. His practice looks to explore how Being in performance may be challenged through the borders of risk and in doing so, opens an ontological exchange between audience & the perception of Self/s.

Thomas comes from a background of extensive training & performance in contemporary experimental theatre practices, Butoh, and directing.  He continues to work in these fields today, lecturing on a variety of undergraduate courses across the country.  His solo performance practice is however firmly rooted in the principals of performance art & body art.


Thursday, 10 December 2015 | doors: 20:30 CET | start: 21:00 CET
Ausland | Lychener Strasse 60 | 10437 Berlin/Prenzlauer Berg | | | Event@Facebook


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