FOTO: © Philipp Rhensius

Don't Worry, You Can Always Be Reborn As a Screenshot - Live performance and sound installation by Alienationist

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Live performance and sound installation by Alienationist (a.k.a Philipp Rhensius) as part of Vorspiel CTM & Transmediale

3 - 5 February 2023

live performance: 3 February at 20 Uhr

sound installation: on view 4 - 5 February from 15 to 18 Uhr

The You is a compromise between I and the world. At night, when it sleeps, the I smuggles new binary tales with big abstract words under You's bed. In the morning, it always feels a bit woozy and blames it on the weather. Wondering how quickly time passes or how this or that politician could be elected.

Don't Worry, You Can Always Be Reborn As a Screenshot explores alienation with a sonic essay merging music, sonic fiction, poetry, and spoken word. An anonymous You that is unable to say „I“ lives in a parallel world called „Zero One Galaxy“ (ZOG), a pre-recorded universe whose recording device is itself. The installation entails short sound-and-word vignettes informed by an affect of alienation, a condition in which one doesn't feel „at home“, often caused by a „low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance between individuals and the society“ it lives in. Yet, rather than hailing to a pastoral idyll of some kind of pure and un-alienated state beyond the ZOG, the You attempts to evoke a space of radical autonomy that celebrates alienation, not only as a default condition of being but as a springboard for a new world that might be already here and now but is still searching for its name.

Curated by Rachel Monosov & Jorgina Stamogianni

Alienationist (aka Philipp Rhensius) is a Berlin-based writer, musician, sound artist, poet, and editor. The project started with experimental writings scattered on the internet in 2015, before it crystallized into a multimedia art project at the intersection of poetry, ambient, bass-driven club music, spoken word, and queer theory. Most recently, he released the album "Don't Worry You Can Always Be Reborn As a Screenshot", a psychogeographic journey of a "you" through its ordinary life which eventually figures out alienation as a solution rather than a disease. In his curatorial role as editor and publisher of the community (of practice) Norient, Rhensius continuously collaborates with artists, musicians, thinkers, and writers from over 52 countries to promote (sub-)cultural diversity.


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Centrum Gallery Reuterstr. 7 12053 Berlin

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