23 Mar 2017 – 24 Mar 2017

Kunstsaele Berlin

Berlin, Germany


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The KUNSTSAELE is pleased to present a three-part intermedia performance series over two days, arranged by choreographer Tarren Johnson.


For "Preservation" Johnson extends an open form score of original poetry, to be danced by Yuri Shimaoka with piano accompaniment by Forrest Moody. Winston Chmielinski will perform a text by redacting and reacting to his own writing and found passages, as Mira O'Brien presents an architectural, performative installation throughout the evening.

Wall and paper
With shadows
What to let rust

The score becomes a small step toward solving the impossible task of preserving ephemeral art forms. The evening's proceedings are structured around an 'event score', developed by Johnson and her collaborators, which serves as a script for how the artists' compositions weave into a larger structure.

Tarren Johnson is a Berlin-based performance artist and choreographer from Los Angeles. She studied dance and choreography at the California Institute of the Arts. Forrest Moody is a pianist and composer. He holds a degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Yuri Shimaoka is a dancer based in Berlin. She studied dance at the Austrian Ballet School in Tokyo. Winston Chmielinski is a Berlin-based artist with a background in painting, philosophy and creative writing. Mira O'Brien is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist with a focus on installation, painting and performance. She studied at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and has exhibited internationally.

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Exhibiting artists

Forrest Moody

Mira O'Brien

Tarren Johnson

Winston Chmielinski

Yuri Shimaoka


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