L23
WEDNESDAYS


A SERIES OF EVENTS
EVERY WEDNESDAY
IN JULY AND AUGUST

LIMMATSTRASSE 23 
8005 ZURICH



Photography Aglaia Brändli


L23 Wednesdays is a series of weekly public events taking place throughout the Summer of 2020 in the context of the temporary occupation of a building in Zurich’s city centre. The program is devised by a group of artists and creatives taking part in an ephemeral residency project initiated by Giovanna Lisignoli and Simon W Marin in the same building with the intent of providing a group of professionals from the cultural field with free working spaces. Starting on July 1st, the events take place every Wednesday evening and culminate on August 19 with the opening of an exhibition, including works by the residents and guests, as well as interventions by external contributors.



PROGRAM


July 1st, 6–10 pm

KIKI

Screening/Talk and communal dancing hosted by Ivy Monteiro with House of B. Poderosa and guests

Ivy Monteiro aka Mother Tropikahl B. Poderosa and her House of B. Poderosa, hosts kiki to kick-off the L23 Wednesdays events series at Limmatstrasse 23. A kiki is a get together of queer friends and family in order to have some pure and simple fun. This kiki will be accompanied by a Poderosa Dj Jam Set with HAUSVRAU & Sirenessa B. Poderosa + guests and communal dance with House of B. Poderosa performances. Prior to this, the event will be the occasion to dig a little deeper into the culture of queer houses with the screening of a documentary and a round table about Vogue and Ballroom culture in Switzerland.




July 8, 6–10 pm

SOUND OF L23

Acoustic workshop hosted by Jesus Andres

Jesus Andres is an architecture student at ETHZ. For the L23 Wednesdays series, he invites the audience to a peculiar tour of the building at Limmatstrasse 23, exploring its architecture not visually but through its acoustics. After the workshop, guest DJ duo beerenberg will activate the basement through sound with their performative set.



July 15, 6–10 pm

CORAL REEF IN DANGER: REBUILDING UNDERWATER RUINS

Talk hosted by Marie Griesmar with guest Dr. Ulrike Pfreundt

With coral reefs dying fast, and our oceans with them, artist Marie Griesmar and ocean scientist Dr. Ulrike Pfreundt have teamed up and are working together towards developing a sustainable strategy to bring life back to these essential marine ecosystems. The talk between Marie Griesmar and Dr. Ulrike Pfreundt will outline their current research and open the discussion with the public about innovative solutions for
a more sustainable approach of marine ecosystems.




July 22, 6–10 pm

SEPTEMBER

Performance by tracy september in collaboration with Kamran Behrouz

South African vocalist, songwriter and beat-maker tracy september collaborates with visual artist Kamran Behrouz for a discursive musical performance that takes archival fact and muddies to audio-visually explore issues of identity, (intergenerational) trauma, love and resilience. The evening continues with a DJ set by SIANUR.


July 29, 6–10 pm

NO_INPUT_sequencing

Sonic performance and food sharing hosted by Nina Emge with guest Pablo Lienhard


Nina Emge invites musician and artist Pablo Lienhard to present his new project NO_INPUT_sequencing in the context of L23 Wednesdays. The sonic performance revolves around site specific listening stations that integrate the characteristics of the former logistic space in the sonic experience. Additionally, Nina Emge offers to extend the spirit of hospitality through an action of communal food sharing. 



August 5, 6–10 pm

OPEN STUDIO

Hosted by Jasmine Gregory

For one evening, painter Jasmine Gregory transfers her studio to the lower floors of the building for a public event centred around a display of her most recent work in progress.




August 12, 6–10 pm

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(PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED)




August 19–30

LIMMATSTRASSE
RESIDENCY 

Closing Exhibition





LIMMATSTRASSE
RESIDENCY