Scriptings #5/#6 Katrin Mayer, Achim Lengerer


You are cordially invited to the fifth and sixth edition of Achim Lengerer’s Scriptings series with the presentation Temporary Scenarios – fake or feint by Katrin Mayer and the performance Hold on, I, too, am drifting by Achim Lengerer.


Katrin Mayer: Temporary Scenarios – fake or feint
Opening: Saturday, September 26, 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. at Korjespoorsteeg 12, Amsterdam, NL.

In her installations Katrin Mayer reconnects found imagery in ways that make processes of the generation of meaning apparent. The artist intervenes in the local architecture of the various venues she exhibits in. She creates temporary site- and content- specific displays derived from existing structures, logics and materials of the space and it’s surrounding or history, underlined by her interest in theories of difference, gender and identity. She often uses imagery patterns as an application of an additional surface in order to mark and contextualize the existing characteristics of the space. For SCRIPTINGS#5 Katrin Mayer works with documentary material of the so-called “2. Ebene” (2nd section), that accompanied fake or feint, a collaborative exhibition project that took place from January – July 2009 in Berlin, which was curated by Joerg Franzbecker and Martin Beck.
This “2. Ebene” consisted of a process-related archive, a contextualizing paper-project by the curators, a collection of graphical patterns by Flo Gaertner and a changing spatial setting for a reading and documentation area by Katrin Mayer. In a manner of a ‘space-recording’ she used the found structures, logics and materials of the space to transform them into situation-specific environments. When embedding these materials into the showroom and the magazine SCRIPTINGS she will address different modes and layers of documentation, that are seen as a new scenario and thus relate to the artistic practice of Achim Lengerer.


Achim Lengerer: Hold on, I, too, am drifting … (a speech performance with Kevin Cregan)
Performance: Friday, September 25, between 5 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 26, Sunday 27, between 3 – 7 p.m. at Bergstraat 14, Amsterdam, NL.

Scriptings functions as a discoursive platform parallel and additional to Lengerer’s writing and performance projects. Scriptings invites artists, writers, graphic-designers, performers as well as publishers, all of which are working with the formats of “script” or “text” within their processes of production. This does not necessarily head towards the final production of printed matters, but it might result in the production of a movie, drawing, object or performance generated through processes of reading, writing or verbal utterance.

Hold on, I, too, am drifting … (a speech performance with Kevin Cregan)


As an artist I don’t wanna be caught empty handed, right? WHAT DID YOU HEAR ABOUT ME? I once knew a person who divided human beings into three categories: those who prefer having nothing to hide rather having to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden. Did you hear of me as a true artist, a good artist, a nice artist maybe? Not as a show-off or talker? Hopefully as a potent artist, a copious producer and clever trickster? That’d be nice! No small bluffer, but a great impostor who likes both lying and the hidden. What did you hear about my profession, about my confession? I really favour girls with warm, motherly breasts … I do love to play with their nipples endlessly … with a minimal hit of the tip of my tongue I am feeling around, sucking softly, biting … not too much hopefully … yes she smiles … too … hold on, I am drifting again. SO WHAT DID YOU HEAR ABOUT ME? You know, sometimes it is easier to see clearly into the liar, than into the man who tells the truth. Truth like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the other hand, is a beautiful twilight enhancing every object. Where was I? … Yes … being prolific and potent … believe me, I know what I’m talking about. So I put a stop to it. No more books, no more useless objects either; the bare necessities … (starts humming) the simple bare necessities, forget about your worries and your strife, I mean the bare necessities … clean and polished like a coffin.


Carlena Rothe said on November 17, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

There are some fascinating cut-off dates in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There may be some validity however I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

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