until 06.05. | #1356ARTatBerlin | KW Institute for Contemporary Art shows from 5th May 2017 the exhibition “Progressive Touch – Total Body Language Reprogramming” by the artists Michael Portnoy and Lily McMenamy.
You are a naked, white male, alone in a room with a Larval Bouffon and a Relational Stalinist…
A choreopubopoetic method developed by Michael Portnoy over the past three years, Progressive Touch fuses elements of Erickson Confusion Technique, Weilgart’s aUI, Toning, Eurythmy, Uzazu, Forsythe Technique and Konnakol with the unpredictable rhythmic structures of Prog Rock. Progressive Touch executes a full limbic reboot of the subject’s core ethics centers via their pubic bone. In this series of private, 45 minute sessions, Portnoy and actress/mime Lily McMenamy direct the method towards the corrupted source code of the white male.
All subjects must be naked during treatment and with a minimum of 3 cm of pubic hair. Subjects will sign a non-disclosure agreement and be transported from their homes to an undisclosed location in Berlin.
Lily McMenamy (born 1994 in Bethlehem, US) is an Anglo-American model and performer living in Paris. She has been a part of the New Theater in Berlin and appeared in the 2015 feature film A Bigger Splash. She is currently studying mime and physical theatre at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq.
Michael Portnoy (born 1971 in Washington, D.C.) is a New York-based artist. Coming from a background in dance, his performance-based work employs a variety of media: from participatory installations to video, sculpture, theatre, painting, writing and curation. He has presented internationally in museums, art galleries, theatres and music halls, including such venues as: Witte de With, Rotterdam, NL (2016); Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK (2016); the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2015); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL (2014); Cricoteka, Krakow, PL (2014); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013); The Kitchen, New York, US (2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, DE (2012); 11th Baltic Triennial (co-curator), Vilnius, LT (2012); and the Taipei Biennial, Taipei (2010).
Extremely limited capacity. Booking will open on April 21, 2017, 3 pm and must be made by telephone. The telephone number will be published online on the morning of that date.
The event series The Weekends is funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin.
KW Institute for Contemporary Art is institutionally supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Exhibtion period: Friday, 5th May to Saturday, 6th May 2017Zum KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Image caption: © Suzie & Léo
Exhibitions Berlin Galleries: Michael Portnoy + Lily McMenamy – Weekend #9 Progressive Touch – Total Body Language Reprogramming – KW Institute for Contemporary Art | ART at Berlin