Three Rooms Press hits Berlin next week for two wild performances as prt of the 2013 CUT International Performance Festival, May 14-20. We join an incredible line up of performers from Europe, Japan, Korea and more — in fact, our first of two totally different performances kicks off the festival on Tuesday, May 14. Full festival details here: http://www.openspace32.de/Cut/Cut_e.php
Read on for what we’re doing. If you’re in the Berlin area next week, stop by and check us out! Whoa
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY:
GRAND OPENING OF “THE END OF LIFE”
LOCATION: BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ
Near the Metro M5 Bombadier Flexity Tram Stop
DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 14
TIME: 7 PM
Three Rooms Press leads a group of people on a walk through Berlin Alexanderplatz station. After exactly fifteen minutes, a ribbon will be extended across the path of the group, and a banner will be erected which says “End of Life: Grand Opening” (bilingual signage). The “owner” (Peter Carlaftes) will announce that it is time for the grand opening of his new business venture “The End of Life.” Mistress of ceremonies Kat Georges will hand out disposable cameras and will stand with the “owner” for cheesy photos in front of the ribbon and banner. Then, using an oversized pair of scissors, he will cut the ribbon and allow people to enter the end of life. Once they pass by the cut ribbon, they must “die” by laying on the ground. The last person to pass through the cut ribbon will be the “owner”. The mistress of ceremonies will invite those who have not passed through the ribbon to take photos until she yells “Cut,” at which time all those who have entered The End of Life will be permitted to rise from the “dead” and leave.
CUT: THE MIRACLE SESSION
LOCATION: RAW Tempel
Revaler Straße 99
D-10245 Berlin- Friedrichshain
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 17
TIME: 9 PM
Three Rooms Press invites people of Berlin to join in as they attempt to recreate the miracle of the seven loaves and a few small fish (or was it five loaves and two fish?). A hungry crowd will gather. Performers Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges will speak until it starts to become dark in the performance space. Then a disciple or two will recommend that we send the crowd away. Three Rooms Press will reply:
“We have compassion for these people. We do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”
At that point seven loaves of bread and a few fish will be uncovered. The performers will look up to heaven and give thanks, then, using a knife and fork, they will attempt to feed all who are present with the available bread and fish. All the while the stage lighting will change from sunset to, by the end of the feast, the last shreds of grey dusk.
Here’s to meeting and to raising the bar on performance art in Berlin and the world.