d.i.v.o. Institute presents Fridericianum. The Czech-Swiss "King of Dada" Mark Divo will transform the Kunsthalle into an "inhabited sculpture", which will provide a basis for daily workshops, performances, lectures and discussions. The artist extends ideas such as shared authorship and the ready-made into performative installations.
In July 2010, the Czech-Swiss "King of Dada" Mark Divo will transform the Kunsthalle Fridericianum into an "inhabited sculpture", which will provide a basis for daily workshops, performances, lectures and discussions. Along with artist friends, Mark Divo will stay in Kassel and carry out performances on a daily basis.
The work of Mark Divo is situated at the boundary of conceptual and performance art. In his "inhabited sculptures", he extends ideas such as shared authorship and the ready-made into performative installations, which he sets up at myriad locations in different countries. Mark Divo invited artists to enliven the Kassel edition of the d.i.v.o. Institute like MICKRY 3 from Zurich to organise a Sculpture Workshop as well as FLX Labs for a media-workshop. Over a period of several days, Ingo Giezendanner will practice Showdrawing, adorning the inhabited sculpture with wall drawings which, like the sculptures, will exist as ephemeral works only during the period the d.i.v.o. Institute spends at the Fridericianum. In addition, Thomas Haemmerli, who has followed the activities of Mark Divo for more than ten years as a journalist, critic, collaborator and friend, will contribute to the event with a talk. Mark Divo invited the woman pastor Thala Theres Linder to debate the issue of "religion as a substitute of art" with Dr. Habib Afsar, "love activist", on Sunday. Furthermore Fake Master Michael Schmacke will show his short films and will contribute a radio workshop for children together with members of Berlin-based RADIJOJO. Petr Motycka from artist group podebal lectures on United Brands for World Peace. With special appearance of the ballerinadog Motoracek from Prague.
Knarf Rellöm alias King Fehler as well as Scream Club & Electrosexual will provide for a musical highlight on Saturday 3 July, as will the internationally famous Vaudeville poet Momus, who will captivate the audience on the following Saturday, 10 July, with his speech-songs. During two afternoon tea dances, people of all ages will have the opportunity to dance to music performed by a violin duo and to original shellac records, intended to inspire participants to immerse themselves in the Divo activities. The same holds true for the pop song workshop, at which talented singers from Kassel and elsewhere will take the stage. At the closing event on July 14, the d.i.v.o. Institute will find the ultimate superstar in the North Hessian talent show variant Kassel’s got Talent, and will close the doors with him or her later in the evening.
Supported by Proelvetia
Image: Divo/Vectomov, Caspar Davids Brotaufstrich, 2010
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Opening on Wednesday 30 June at 7 p.m., followed by a concert with Sonja Vectomov (piano), Heidi Johanna Vacek (violin), Anna Labiková (violin, drums, cello) and Mark Divo (bum fiddle).
Friedrichsplatz 18 D-34117 Kassel
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m.