HYPERTOPIA Performance: Weaving Social Texture

31 Oct 2020

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STATE Studio

Berlin, Germany

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Weaving Social Texture is a collective research project and performance by Jana Maria Dohmann that seeks to inspire interaction.


Over the course of her show, the participatory installation will grow into a collective tissue of decisions, all of which are driven by individual, or mutually coordinated choices. A basic set up pre-installed by the artist serves as a point of departure for the collective, essentially improvised work. Further reference is provided by a set of scores, that frame the action, adding a few fundamental guidelines for the visitors to carry out. Everything else derives from the moment, from free decisions, acts and deeds – that is, from participatory typing, knotting, and interweaving. The explorative situation is supported by a fragmentary reference library, holding ready a subjective anthology of ecological, philosophical, and cultural knowledge. The resulting sculptural structure investigates the potential of collectivity and social negotiation – and thus raises a question on which the future of our planet depends.

Date: Oct 31

Time: 13:00 - 16:00 

Where: Hauptstrasse 3, 10827 Berlin

About the exhibition:

Hypertopia bridges between today and tomorrow. Powered by the vision of a collective change in consciousness, the interdisciplinary program and exhibition anticipates a post-crisis future to explore approaches for a meaningful present. With a selection of artistic positions, propositions and exploratory projects that incorporate scientific methods as well as speculative modes of thought, Hypertopia challenges hierarchies, probes ideas, and imagines scenarios for a new planetary optimism.

The exhibition presents works by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg (UK), Ani Liu (USA), Dominique Koch (CH), Salvatore Iaconesi and Oriana Persico (IT), Himali Singh Soin (UK/IND) and Jana Maria Dohmann (D) as well as a collaborative project by STATE’s Curious Minds Community ; contributors to the discursive program – a series of field trips that take the show’s artistic positions and core ideas to relevant places of the city – will be announced shortly on www.state-studio.com/program/hypertopia.

23 October - 6 December 2020.

Opening: Oktober 23, 2020

Hypertopia is supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfond.

Important Information:

We kindly ask for your understanding that the opening event is happening under the observance of current restrictions regarding COVID-19. In order to avoid queues and reduce contacts, access to the event is regulated via the reservation of individual visiting slots. Access to the exhibition is only possible at the reserved time. Guests are encouraged to arrive not more than 10min earlier and to leave the exhibition area quickly after their visit. Entrance to the gallery only permitted wearing a mask.

Please contact us for further assistance and information: hello@state-studio.com, +49 30 5527 9411

Graphic Design: Studio Büttner

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Jana Maria Dohmann


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