Do 5.8 — Di 24.8.21

Emoji-bot [Du{think}BTTR_off_alleine?]

ACUD GALERIE 0h → Exhibition

ACUD MACHT NEU presents:
EMOJI-BOT[Du{think}BTTR_off_alleine?] - a solo show of Zander Porter
05.08 - 24.08.2021
ACUD Galerie
Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

Artist: Zander Porter
Performers: ketia, Harald Stojan & Annalise Van Even.

August 05. 2021, 19:00pm (ACUD GALERIE)

August 05 - 24 2021 | Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 – 14:00

( ◡‿◡ *) Remember when grumpiness evolves in a rather short time towards a sense of longing and total existential evacuation… Some temporal segments are structured by concise “5, 6, 7.1, 8” – whereas others are documented impromptu and post-produced. Quadruplets presently demonstrate comparable rhythms; one emerged at the beginning with a camera attached to its face. Gathered within a social solo of (dis)embodied emote-reactions, their togetherness asks if similitude is always already algorithmic.

▓▒░(°◡°)░▒▓ Attitudinize… and plug into the wall-socket (full-recharge fantasy)! “Emoji-bot” is a four-player avatar with human’s feet-coverings, polygonal posture, and misapprehended grandeur – of mortality, sass, age, and pending resurrection. It-we enacts a “post-embodied performance”: an onscreen departure from a cute world of mediated liveness which has been recently (re)constructed.

( ˘ ɜ˘) ♬♪♫ Emoji-bot [Du{think}BTTR_off_alleine?] marks the first solo exhibition in Berlin by Zander Porter and features performers ketia, Harald Stojan, and Annalise Van Even. The work is partially supported by NEUSTART KULTUR and Tanzbüro Berlin.

Zander Porter (b. 1994, Los Angeles) is a US-American, Germany-based artist working between liveness and onlineness. Zander has presented work (sometimes with XenoEntities Network) at Vanderbilt University (Nashville), Fierce Festival (Birmingham), Fuchsbau Festival (Hanover), Incarnata Social Club (New York City), TIFA (Pune), msd.buzon (Bogotá), Gropius Bau (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg), National Film & Sound Archive of Australia (Canberra), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Sophiensæle (Berlin), Dancehouse (Melbourne), 289E (Ho Chi Minh City), DeZIM-Institut (Berlin), SPACE10 (Copenhagen), transmediale + SPEKTRUM (Berlin), Studio ALTA (Prague), DFBRL8R (Chicago), and Institute for Art & Art Theory (Cologne), among others. In 2017, Zander’s BA thesis at Wesleyan University was awarded the Elizabeth Verveer Tishler Prize; in 2021-2023, Zander pursues an MA at DAS Choreography – Amsterdam University of the Arts.