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ARTISTS ON TOUR > 02.09.2022 – 19.11.2022

LEEFWERK
ARTISTS ON TOUR
02.09.2022 – 19.11.2022

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02.09.2022 (20:00) – BRUSSELS (BELGIUM) – VOSSENPLEIN
05.09.2022 (11:00) – KORTRIJK (BELGIUM) – SCHOUWBURGPLEIN
11.09.2022 (TBC) – PARIS (FRANCE) – ARTEMIS FONTANA
15.09.2022 (16:00) – GENT (BELGIUM) – S.M.A.K.
16.09.2022 (20:00) – ANTWERP (BELGIUM) – ONDERSTROOM
17.09.2022 (20:00) – AMSTERDAM (THE NETHERLANDS) – SEXYLAND
22.09.2022 (TBC) – KASSEL (GERMANY) – FRIDERICIANUM – (TOKONOMA / DOCUMENTA)
24.09.2022 (TBC) – BERLIN (GERMANY) – LOCATION TBC
27.09.2022 (20:00) – PRAGUE (CZECH REPUBLIC) – MEETFACTORY
30.09.2022 (TBC) – VIENNA (AUSTRIA) – LOCATION TBC
06.10.2022 (TBC) – BUDAPEST (HUNGARY) – LOCATION TBC
08.10.2022 (19:00) – SARAJEVO (BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA) – ARS AEVI
13.10.2022 (TBC) – PRISTINA (KOSOVO) – LOCATION TBC
15.10.2022 (19:00) – TIRANA (ALBANIA) – SHESHI BUKURESHTI
25.10.2022 (13:00) – ATHENS (GREECE) – LAIKI METAXOURGIO
05.11.2022 (TBC) – MILAN (ITALY) – LOCATION TBC
10.11.2022 (TBC) – ZURICH (SWITZERLAND) – LOCATION TBC (TEXTE ZUM NACHDENKEN)
12.11.2022 (19:00) BASEL (SWITZERLAND) – PILZEWELLELUST
19.11.2022 (15:00) – BIENNE (SWITZERLAND) – LIBRAIRIE BOSTRICHE

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FANTASIZE FASCINATIONS THAT DO NOT TAKE ON A LIFE OF THEIR OWN BUT THAT BECOME PART OF YOURS. CHOP, JUGGLE AND HIDE BEHIND SOME PLOT. FREESTYLE WITH STATE FUNDS BUT SWALLOW SHADOWS FIRST. IN GOD WE TRUST, IN INSTITUTIONAL DOOM WE FAKE. STRATEGIC POETRY DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE BUT STILL PARTICIPATES. SUGAR RUSH, FOMO, CRUSH. FEEL STUCK BUT DON’T, YOU MIGHT DISCOVER DOUBT IS LUCK. HIDE MESSAGES WHERE THERE IS STILL A LOT OF SPACE, AS IN EXPERIMENTAL EMPTINESS.
WE, HOWEVER, ARE PLANNING A WORLD TOUR THROUGH EUROPE WITH THE RESULTS OF OUR ARTISTIC PRACTICE FOR SALE, AND IF FAME SHALL PUT US OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE, THEN LET’S JUST MAKE IT THE SUBJECT OF THIS PROJECT RIGHT AWAY.
PERHAPS WE CAN PORTRAY OUR AMBIGUITY IN THE SCENE WHERE THAT KIND OF BEHAVIOR FITS THE MOST. WE COULD GIVE THE IMPRESSION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW CONFRONTING OUR ART WITH ITSELF AND THAT BECOMING AN ARTIST CAN BE AN ARTISTIC PROJECT AS WELL. EVEN IF IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE SHIRKING OUR SOCIAL OBLIGATIONS BY APPROACHING EVERYTHING AS A PROTOTYPE, THE DOCUMENTATION OF IT WILL SHOW THAT THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR ATTITUDE HONORS THE SPIRIT OF OUR TIMES.
WE DO REALIZE OURSELVES THAT THIS EXPLANATION SOUNDS UNFAMILIARLY SHITTY, WHICH THUS MAKES IT OBVIOUS THAT THIS PROJECT DIDN’T COME OUT OF NOWHERE, CONTRARIWISE, THAT IT DOESN’T TAKE ITSELF TOO SERIOUSLY, WHICH IN TURN MAKES IT A WELL THOUGHT OUT PROJECT, BECAUSE WHAT HURTS ALSO DOES A LITTLE GOOD. IS THIS A SADISTIC STATEMENT OR HAVE I JUST LEARNED A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MYSELF? PING PONG AND PROPOSALS DAY IN DAY OUT WHILE TRAVELING EVERYWHERE AS EVERYWHERE IS INTERESTING IS THEREFORE TOTALLY JUSTIFIABLE AS IT IS WHAT THIS PROJECT IS ALL ABOUT.
BUT KNOW THAT THIS LAUGHABLE EXPERIMENT, PACKAGED AS AN ENJOYABLE, ARTISTIC AND INTERACTIVE LECTURE-PERFORMANCE, WHOSE ALTERNATIVE TRUTH HAS BEEN DESCRIBED ABOVE, IS IN FACT A COVER. COUNTERCLOCKING THE OVERWHELMING WAVES THAT SURROUND US, INFLUENCING OUR CULTURAL POLICIES WITH CONTRADICTORY LOGICS THAT ARE NOT PART OF THIS SINGULARITY AND THAT ARE ULTIMATELY PLEADING OUR ABILITY TO EXPERIMENT TO DEATH.
THE ROCK-SOLID RELATED CONSEQUENCES ARE MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO EXPERIMENT WITH TWISTED WORDS. PRONOUNCING THE WORD UNBELIVELIBLIBLI IN FORMAL SETTINGS IS THEREFORE VIEWED WITH SUSPICION AND CERTAINLY NOT TAKEN SERIOUSLY, WHEREAS USING IT IMMEDIATELY EVOKES A LOT OF GOOD VIBES AND PRONOUNCING THE WORD IS UNBELIEVABLY FUN.
IS IT NOT CLEAR BY NOW THAT WE CRAVE FREEDOM AND THAT THIS IS ONLY POSSIBLE IN AN ENVIRONMENT OF RESPECT WHICH MAKES BOUNDARIES REASONABLY NECESSARY. IS THERE A CONTRADICTION THAT I MYSELF DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR ARE WE JUST MAKING THINGS DIFFICULT FOR OURSELVES BY WAY OF POETRY? CAN WE STILL TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE NOW THAT WORLD PROBLEMS MAY NO LONGER BE A TREND? DOESN’T A SEARCH AUTOMATICALLY BRING US BACK TO THE REASON FOR THE MISUNDERSTANDING AND IS OUR NEUROTICISM STRONGER THAN THE TARGET?
THE COMBINATION OF THESE CONCLUSIONS AND THE ASSOCIATED PREDICTABLE TRENDS DESCRIBED ABOVE FORCE US TO APPROACH THIS KEY MOMENT IN OUR ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENT AS A PLAYFUL BUT WELL-PREPARED EXPERIMENT. THEREFORE, WE ARE GOING TO SYMBOLICALLY RAM-RAID THE ARTISTIC INSTITUTIONS ON OUR WAY WITH A VAN THAT HAS BEEN CONVERTED INTO A MERCHANDISING STAND. WE WILL BE SELLING THE RESULTS OF OUR ARTISTIC JOURNEY AS CHEAPLY AS POSSIBLE TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER. UPON INVITATION, WE WILL PLAY THE UNINVITED PERFORMING MISPLACED AUTHENTICITY. APPROACHING THE ARTIST IN THE MAKING AND THE FAME THAT GOES WITH IT AS AN EXPERIMENT, NOT ONLY AS AN EGO TRIP BUT ALSO AS AN AMBIGUOUS STATEMENT TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM, BUT NOT REALLY.

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