Tunnel Affection proposes three performances in subterranean contexts featuring Merzedes Sturm-Lie, Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence O.J.A.I. (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) and Ogar Grafe. Tunnel Affection is part of TERI*, an ongoing series of O.J.A.I. operations exploring tunnels as ready-made stages for performative interventions and other forms of cultural assembly. Previous subterrestial initiatives include a renaming ceremony in the Wuppertal Angst Tunnel, affective listening & underpass-themed cocktails in the Charleroi Paradise Tunnels and a musical composition workshop in the defamed under-street passages of Chisinau, Moldova. Tunnel Affection starts in the immense, futuristic ICC tunnel before proceeding to a nearby underground location. The evening culminates in a party with DJ Daniel Shushan. Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence is generously supported by Berlin Musikfonds.
* Tunnel Emancipation and Recreation Initiative
- Merzedes Sturm-Lie is drawn to processes of transformation and the investigation of narratives, experimenting with objects, symbols and sounds. Swinging back and forth in a duality between the ontology of violence and social alterations, She reflects on memory, history and place.
- Office for Joint Administrative Intelligence (Chris Dreier and Gary Farrelly) is a para-intelligence agency operating between Brussels and Berlin. Their work is fueled by obsessive research in the fields of architecture, institutional power and magic.
- Ogar Grafe's work is occupied with spiritism, politics and pseudo-occultism materializing in the formation of everyday objects and costumes. Time, spirit and the ensuing turmoil of thoughts in the labyrinthian process of his needlework give him inspiration to vociferously perform his texts and songs.
Meeting point is 14.45 at the entrance to the tunnel on Messedamm, corner to Neue Kantstrasse facing the International Congress Center. 52.5074568046419, 13.28059659778017. 5 min from U-Bahn Kaiserdamm or 2 min from S-Bahn Messe Nord. Later we travel two stops on the S-Bahn and walk about 15 minutes to a second secret location, so we recommend to get a day ticket.
Sunday 09 October, 2022
International Congress Center