Shedhalle / Events / May 2011 / Thursday May 5, 6 pm

Petra Köhle / Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin
Petra Elena Köhle / Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin, Detail from “Kunst-Luftschutz-Massnahme”, picture credits: Photothek des Zentralinstituts für Kunstgeschichte, Munich

Guided Tour through the exhibition «Dump Time. For a Practice of Horizontality»
with Angela Wittwer, assistant curator
Thursday May 5, 2011, 6 pm

Shedhalle / Events / May 2011 / Tuesday May 3, 7 pm


Sandro Mezzadra (Bologna), Antonio Negri (Paris/Venice)
May 3th, 2011, 7 pm

“Inventionen” is a series of double lectures updating post-structural theory which are coordinated by Roberto Nigro and Gerald Raunig. This series of public events is organised by the ith and the Vertiefung Theorie, ZHdK, in cooperation with the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, eipcp and Shedhalle Zurich.

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Shedhalle / Events / May 2011 / Friday May 13, 7 pm

Bolwerk_Marthe van Dessel_ Event
Fotto: Marthe Van Dessel

Performative Event: Screensavers, sleep mode, hibernate, standby or off.
bolwerK, hosted by Marthe Van Dessel

Friday, 13. Mai, 19 Uhr, in Englisch, Shedhalle

konzipiert und organisiert von Lucie Kolb und Romy Rüegger, im Rahmen der Vortragsreihe "With With: Everything but an Artist Talk"

In this performative event the switching on and shutting down of a computer is (re)enacted through a collective body. What is happening with our hardware and software when we go to sleep. Are rendering processes a digital state of dreaming? Do computers show physical and mental signs of deprivation if they fail to get enough sleep? Is the recurring state of relatively suspended sensory and motor activity a point of transformation in which consciousness and alertness are transgressing binary codes?

a non-exclusive, temporary constellation that initiates, mediates and facilitates projects, abducing thought and reflection on relevant issues.

Marthe Van Dessel
(*1976) is a character that actively seeks for local and international constellations. Together with bolwerK, she hacks, cuts and pastes; shares, engages, transforms and nestles in urban, institutional and private hardware. Open source is for this cyberfeminist, a philosophy or just a pragmatic methodology to meet each other in the (digital) labyrinth. Currently working as an artist building invisible structures. Under her own name she performs.

Generously supported by the Shedhalle Zurich


Shedhalle / Events / May 2011 / Friday May 6, 8 pm


bookcover "wir schlafen nicht" (we never sleep)

«wir schlafen nicht»
Friday May 6, 2011, 8 pm (in German only)

Reading of the novel by and talk with Kathrin Röggla (writer, Berlin, u.a. “die alarmbereiten”, 2010), with nightly buffet and bar