We are pleased to invite you to the closing event of our exhibition and off program It’s Not Your Fault
Participatory performance by members of Sickness Affinity Group // WeSync
This performance is an attempt to discover a resonance in the space where breathing can happen. We want to position ourselves critically in relation to the ableist contexts in which we work and live, and create new connections and spaces where fragility and vulnerability have a place and are recognized as agents of change and knowledge creation.
Saturday 16.10.2021 at 18:00 ACUD Club
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
Hybrid Event – in person and live-stream
The exhibition and off program is curated by Paula Durinova. The project is kindly supported by Bezirkskulturfonds Mitte and the Deutsch-Tschechischen Zukunftsfonds.
You can take part in the participatory performance in person or via zoom. For in-person, the capacity of the space is limited to 30 people. No pre-registration is needed. For the participation on zoom, please see the link and information below.
Zoom:The performance can be viewed online through this link:
Meeting ID: 963 1239 2696, Passcode: 973022
We want to note that the performance was not conceptualized as an online performance. The online presentation is a means to watch the performance as a live stream. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to participate directly via zoom.
Corona regulations: Please bring a mask, a test (same day) and/or proof of vaccination or recovery (3G). Wearing a face mask in all indoor areas is required. The indoor space of ACUD Club can host 30 people at the same time, following a safe physical distance.
Access Info:The event takes place in English. No DGS interpretation is available. The performance will use a lot of writing and live transcription of spoken elements with Otter.ai.
An Audio Description will be provided in the space and online, which will be accessible via zoom. If you want to use Audio Description, please bring a smartphone and headphones. There will be an assistance person in the space to help you find the AD channel if you need support. If you’ll be watching the performance online, you will be able to choose Audio Description through a translation channel. The online host will give you detailed descriptions on how to access the AD.
In order to participate in the performance in real life, we will provide a touch tour of the venue 15 minutes before the start. Please come early if you want to participate in that!
If you would like to be picked-up from the nearest U-bahn station, please contact us at: email@example.com
Children are welcome. No childcare available. Please consider coming low or no scent. There will be bean bags available to rest.
How to access the space:
Photo: Christina Focken
The nearest metro station with an elevator is U8 Rosenthaler Platz. Tram stops of M8 (Brunnenstrasse), M12 (Papellalle or Kastanienallee), M1 (Rosenthaler Platz or Kastanienallee) are near the venue. Our venue does not have its own parking space. Only street parking is available. The yard of ACUD MACHT NEU is step-free. The venue has an accessible bathroom that is reachable by an elevator.
Access Info for the performance:
The performance takes place in the indoor place of ACUD Club, which is reachable from the yard of ACUD Kunsthaus. The step free entrance is on the left end of the yard.
Seating is provided on a low pillow bag/bean bag or foldable chairs.
Nirmala, Maria and Agnieszka got to know each other through organizing the first Reading Group meeting at Sickness Affinity Group (SAG) together at the end of 2020. The three got along really well and working together felt safe and filled with mutual care. They decided to become a mutual support group to hold space for each other, through pain and empathy and care and dissociation and trust and anxiety and other things, and to show the support by making art for one another. They call this way of being together “syncing together”. Since then they have been caring for one another through “WeSync”. Please visit us at: http://www.we-sync.net
Sickness Affinity Group: Sickness Affinity Group consists of chronically ill, disabled and care- giving artists / cultural workers, as well as people working on topics of accessibility and care. Sickness Affinity Group functions as a support group that challenges the competitive and ableist modes of working in the arts.
Self-Positioning of the artists:
Njeszka (Agnieszka Habraschka) she/they is a white queer and invisibly disabled artist and Polish immigrant, who came to Germany at the age of six, having experienced poverty and intergenerational trauma and working now around the themes of collective care, empathy, access and trauma.
Maria Morata (she/her) is a white south european cultural agent, working as a free curator and researcher. Recently she has started a long-life process of learning to live with chronic pain, which allows her to work again with reduced capacity.
Nirmala Salom (she/they) is a queer white latina of mixed ethnicity who lives with an invisible disability and who came back to making art after a long period of processing severe trauma, conflicts of identity, and grief.
If you have further access questions in regard to attending this event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to ACUD MACHT NEU, Kristina Leko (IfKiK, UDK Berlin), Frances Breden, and the Sickness Affinity Group.
On October 16, 15:00-20:00, it is also possible to visit the exhibition of Sophie Hoyle and Barbora Kleinhamplová. The main entrance to the gallery has two steps to enter and the second room is connected with 10 stairs. The works upstairs are mostly visible from the ground floor. Step-free access to the ground floor gallery is to the left from the main entrance. For the two video works on the ground floor, audio and visual transcription in English is available. Curatorial text is available in bigger letters.
Agnieszka, Maria and Nirmala
ACUD Galerie & ACUD MACHT NEU
Veteranenstrasse 21, 10119 Berlin