SMC South Africa (2016)

ALMA MARTHA has asked members of the SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB team from Basel and Berlin to come to South Africa as mentors and performance artists for the first ever Social Muscle Club in South Africa. SMC is an interactive game of participation and with sharing of performance gifts. ALMA MARTHA invited local artists to create the space and those to perform.

LET’S WINNER – Social Muscle Club Cape Town style ARTISTS: Matthew King, Thug Nation, Fanie Buys, Liza Grobler, Raees Saiet and DJ ST(E)AK *Many prizes to be given… f.ex. the winner of the Artist in Residence at SKÖVDKE ART MUSEUM in SWEDEN #clogsarecool #meatballlove WEDNESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2016 Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Scalabrini Refugee Center 47 Commercial St, 8001 Cape Town

SOCIAL MUSCLE CLUB takes on JOHANNESBURG ARTISTS:  Anthea Moys, Roberto Pombo, Khujto Green, Koeks Confection, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Ed Young and DJ ST(E)AK SATURDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2016  Doors Open 6pm Game and Performances 6:30 – 9:30 PM Troyeville Hotel Albertina Sisulu Rd, 2139 Johannesburg

+ INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS to PERFORM and PLAY in both CITIES: BENEDIKT WYSS, VALERIE RENAY, TAYFUN SCHULZKE and CHRISTOPH SCHÖN

SMC examines our practice with urban communities in response to the question: How can we face our fears? It begins with personal fears, from facing up to asking for help to confronting stage fright, and ʻjumping over our own shadows.’ The outcome of these interactions open the idea of expanding practice to take in the urgent social and political questions of our time – issues such as inequality, social separation, disconnection and apathy. SMC asks, ‘does changing ourselves initiate change in our neighborhoods, our cities, the world?’ From this initial phase of training with one another, an underlying principle emerges: Through art, can we foster our capacity and potential? (We are crossing our fingers)! #yeswhythehellnot The evening is free of charge and offers incredible performances, music that will make your bootie shake, art interventions, plus munchies, some drinks and more. We hope you come and play.


20. April 2018

See photos by Dominik Asche (first series at Kunsthalle Basel) Hans-Jörg Walter (second series at Kunsthalle Basel) Jonas Egli and Die Unbaggene (at Basler Fasnacht) on benediktwyss.com/projekte/feldexperiment2 Photo: Jonas Egli …mehr

10. April 2018

Hallo Ausstellung! Die Videoausstellung «68–88–18. Freiraum in Basel. Filme und Videos» an der Webergasse 34 unweit der Kaserne Basel eröffnete am Freitagabend fulminant. Trotz (oder dank?) frühlingshafter Temperaturen fanden 568 …mehr

21. März 2018

Buch mit Videoapp – hilf uns mit deiner Bestellung! Die Videoausstellung 68–88–18. Freiraum in Basel ist knapp finanziert, doch für das Ausstellungsbuch bleibt kaum ein Batzen übrig. Deshalb die Frage: Wer will unser Werk vorbeste …mehr

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Social Muscle Club
Christoph Schön
Alma Martha
Pro Helvetia
Scalabrini Center
Troyeville Hotel
Haus#99 [last days]
Valerie Renay
Tayfun Schulzke

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barfi.ch, 10.1.2017

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