So 14.7.24

On My Life's Dark Path My Hope for Tomorrow Appears: echo°o°o - collective worldbuilding with Magdalena Emmerig

ACUD GALERIE 16h30 → Exhibition & Workshop

On My Life's Dark Path My Hope for Tomorrow Appears:
echo°o°o - collective worldbuilding with Magdalena Emmerig
SUN 14.7, 16.30H-19H, ACUD Galerie

No registration needed

Do you remember your first words? No doubt they were simple and imperfect. You probably tried to imitate someone - or something - around you. Language tells a story. Woven into the way we speak, we reveal what we care about, where we come from, and who we are. It changes as we change.
For On My Life's Dark Path My Hope for Tomorrow Appears, we will be telling the story of a community by developing its language. Through the game we will create new words based on the characteristics of the community and how they respond to a changing world. Each time a new word is created, the language grows and the community is tightened.

echo°o°o is a series of collective worldbuilding events. Through guided role-playing we are envisioning a future and nurturing its mutability. Grounded in queer-feminist theory, the role-plays center around transitioning bodies, collapsing worlds and reproductive labour while the sceneries of the Echoing Futures exhibitions become amplifiers to our imaginations.

New to roleplaying? Don’t worry, you’ll be guided through every step.

The worldbuilding takes place in English spoken language and translation into German spoken language is available on request. We will be playing outside, weather permitting.

echo°o°o - collective worldbuilding will be held for each of the Echoing Futures exhibitions.

Magdalena Emmerig
is a Berlin-based artist and theater maker. Her work is informed by queer-feminist theory and searches for resistant practices in late capitalism. She has been researching neoliberal branding, technology-based self-optimization, contemporary images of masculinity and global contexts of paid reproductive labour. With a focus on immersive formats that enable personal encounters and an affirmative engagement with topics, she develops collaborative forms of artistic research on care and utopias.
Magdalena Emmerig has been a founding member of The Agency (2015-2022), whose immersive performances have been shown internationally.

Durch angeleitete Rollenspiele werden wir uns eine Zukunft erfinden und ihre Wandlungsfähigkeit pflegen. Basierend auf queer-feministischen Theorien dreht sich das Rollenspiel um sich verwandelnde Körper, zerfallende Welten und Reproduktionsarbeit, während die Szenerien der Echoing Futures Ausstellungen zu Vermittlern unserer Vorstellungskraft werden.

Während jeder Echoing Futures Ausstellung wird ein echo°o°o - collective worldbuilding stattfinden.