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.
July 1st, 6–10 pm
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
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
performance hosted by tracy
september in collaboration with Kamran
Musician and performer
tracy september collaborates with visual artist Kamran Behrouz on this hybrid
narrative musical performance. The performance is built around photographs tracy selected from her late
grandparents’ archive and texts written by her grandmother depicting very
particular moments in South African history. SEPTEMBER takes archival fact and muddies it to
audio-visually explore issues of identity, displacement, love and resilience. Still
in it’s developmental stage, the duo are using the opportunity of the L23 residency
to explore and present the work to an audience.
and after the performance there will be DJ sets by composer, musician and
Black Pitch band member SIANUR.
July 29, 6–10 pm
Hosted by Nina Emge
with Natania Prezant
and 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 and Natania Prezant invite you to explore the relationship between Food - Neophytes - Invasion - Diaspora - Rhythm - Cycles - Sounds - Repetition in an early-stage sharing.
In what ways are cross-continental movements of seeds, human lives and embodied knowledge related?
August 5, 6–10 pm
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, 6–11pm
JAM & NUNO FELT WORKSHOP
A nuno felt workshop hosted by Karolin Braegger with Janek Ackermann followed by food and music program.
Nuno felting is an unusual technique where raw wool is applied direcly and felted onto a loosely woven silk such as crêpe georgette. Janek Ackermann and Karolin Braegger invite you to an introduction to this technique and the history of silk in CH. During the workshop participants will produce samples they can keep.
6–7.30 pm Nuno Felt Workshop with Janek Ackermann
8 pm A summer dish cooked by Ella Mathys
9 pm Music Program curated by Semka
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
L23 Residency Final Exhibition
Opening August 19, 6 pm
Limmatstrasse 23, Zurich