In follow up to the ‘Opening Night’ blog …..what follows is then the performance that took place at Tapir Kunstraum in compliment to my exhibition ‘Ohne Ziel’ towards the end of the evening.
It began quietly and very softly with just the most delicate and intricate hand moments and the most amazing shadows reflected on the walls behind ….
The performance lasted for around half an hour, building up into a dramatic crescendo with action painting taking place in the left hand corner, sheet after sheet of paper was constantly flipped over trying to keep pace with the performers ….
The performers then changed their brightly coloured billowing skirts into a very crisp and clean white over dress, the double bass was carried outside into the strasser along with the easel and large canvas. By now Weserstrasse in Friedrichshain was darkly lit and then the performers began ……
It was an absolutely enthralling performance which encapsulated the spirit and creative freedom that Berlin offered and still offers today. Anita would have approved!
Photography courtesy of Takt Kunstraum, Alice Stokes, Lola Karpenka
Performers Lola Karpenka & Erika Boudreau-Barbee