Newsletter 6 / August 2021

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Lloyd Corporation (Ali Eisa & Sebastian Lloyd Rees)
Opening: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 2.00 p.m.

In the garden of Wiepersdorf Castle, artists Ali Eisa & Sebastian Lloyd Rees (Lloyd Corporation) show the work London/Athens.
London/Athens is a photographic series documenting street notices and advertisements found across the two cities since March 2020. Taken by the artists as they navigated and explored the streets during recent lockdowns, the images make visible a multitude of personal and political responses to the unprecedented conditions we currently face in the city
For this exhibition at Schloss Wiepersdorf, a selection of the photographs have been produced as a large-scale, outdoor installation. Printed on large aluminium sheets and attached like public signage to trees in the grounds of the kunsterlhaus, the work forms an intervention into the surrounding nature. The selected images document street notices attached to metal poles, lampposts, and other urban infrastructure, layering these fragments of the city onto the features of a rural environment.
Ali Eisa and Sebastian Lloyd Rees were fellows of the project "Art in a Conflicted World" of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf, which was funded by the German Foreign Office in 2020.


Upcoming events

Requiem for a flower / Tree Prayer (2021) UA
Performance by Natalia Pschenitschnikova
Sunday, 8 August 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Schlosspark Wiepersdorf (inside ‘Bauernstube’ in case of bad weather)

"Requiem for a flower", developed during the residency at Wiepersdorf Castle, is a musical performance with objects in which performative processes exert strong influences on the sound level. The piece was created against the background of the "Red List" of endangered plants in Russia (List of the vascular plants in the Red Data Book of Russia) and the poem "Flowers" by Bettina von Arnim. The performance can be described as a mobile installation in which the performer becomes both a flower and its viewer. “Tree Prayer" is also a piece that was conceived and developed in Wiepersdorf. It works with objects, voice and live electronics.

Both pieces are site-specific, written for a specific location in the park of Wiepersdorf Castle, but can also be performed indoors in case of bad weather. The performance lasts about 35 minutes without intermission.

“The wagon” – a theatre Roadmovie
Friday, 20 August 2021, 9:30 p.m. (in German language)
Garden Schloss Wiepersdorf

In the summer of 2019, the buehnendauterheims theater ensemble will undertake an unusual tour of Germany: it will travel once across the country with a 100-year-old hayride stage with the Corpus Christi film "The Great World Theater" - from Rheinhessen to Berlin. Every evening the troupe plays in a different village, every day it moves 40 kilometers further. The experiences and encounters of their journey are now turned into a theater road movie: "The wagon" offers an unusual view of Germany, from the countryside to the city, from West to East, through the centuries. The film can be seen in the open-air theater of a cinema bus.
Popcorn and cold drinks are available in the cinema shop (open from 8:30 p.m.).


On demand

The first ZOOPHONY by Sergey Khismatov
First performed on Sunday, 11 July 2021, in the Garden of the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf Trailer (YouTube)

ZOOPHONY is a multi-channel composition dedicated to the world of animals—a world in which we live and which we must protect. The work consists entirely of animal voices from around the world. The sounds were left in their natural form, they are not subject to any electronic processing. Trailer (YouTube)

The Power of the Powerless—Writing in Times of Eclipse
Panel discussion with Alisa Ganieva, Viktor Martinovich, Ostap Slyvynsky, Moderation: Katharina Raabe
Recorded on 14 July 2021 (in English language)

The new society that formed in the protest summer of 2020 in Belarus is today exposed to a politics of revenge. The dictator in Minsk imprisons, tortures and kills. The Russian author Alisa Ganieva talks to fellow writers Viktor Martinovich (Belarus) and Ostap Slyvynsky (Ukraine) about how they perceive their own and each other's situation: Do they redefine their role as intellectuals in troubles communities, rethinking the relationship between the poet and the power? How do they cope with increasing fear and intimidation—and how to reconfirm values such as freedom, responsibility, and truth?
A cooperation between the Kulturstiftung Schloss Wiepersdorf and the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin LCB.


Café in the Orangery

The café in the Orangery in the park of Wiepersdorf Castle is open on Sundays between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. during the summer season. The respective hygiene regulations apply.

The castle remains closed until further notice due to the reconstruction of the museum.


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