Pause:
+49 30 243459-53

 

18 and 19 May 19, 2–5 pm

5 € / 3 € reduced

 

The +49 30 243459-53 project is now closed. The survey that participants were invited to complete in the KW Hall and online is currently viewable as a PDF. 

 

Download survey

 

 

+49 30 243459-53 is a public invitation to attend a private organizational assessment and begin the formation of a future entity that will formalize the roles, shared risk, investment, and the compensation involved in the production of an artwork. The invitation is extended to the audience, institution employees, guest artists, and others who are involved in the running of KW.

 

Access to this private meeting will be voluntary. New members will be asked to complete a survey, pay a 5 € / 3 € reduced fee, and participate in the design of further membership requirements. The survey is an organizational assessment of KW’s work and will be open to audience members on May 18 and 19. Audience members, institution employees, guest artists, and others who are involved in the running of KW can access this meeting in person in the KW Hall, or via a live phone-in (using the number +49 30 243459-53) to the institution during the weekend, 2–5pm each day. It is here that prospective members can find out more information about the survey and decide if and why they would like to participate.

 

The outcomes of the weekend and the survey will together inform the creation of a new, member-owned, future entity. This future entity will record and make transparent the quantity and various types of labor that KW commands, and how decision-making and governance occur between the multiple stakeholders. (Stakeholders may include the institution and all of its staff, artists, audience, writers, researchers, as well as neighbors of KW.)

 

+49 30 243459-53 has been convened as part of Pause: Emma Hedditch and is the second event in a three-part Pause series After Ian White which is dedicated to the late Ian White (1971–2013). An artist, performer, curator, teacher, and writer based in London and Berlin, White developed a practice that critically responded to the role of institutional infrastructures in the production of art. His work often raised the question of how the limits of these infrastructures could be exposed, tested, and disrupted through moments of public performance. The 2019 Pause program is comprised of works from three of White’s friends and collaborative associates—Jimmy Robert, Emma Hedditch, and Every Ocean Hughes—and explores how their shared work and White’s legacy continue to influence contemporary performance and durational collaboration.

 

New York-based artist Emma Hedditch (born in 1972, GB) examines what is produced and negotiated within the format of public presentations, especially those that resist the standard protocols of a cultural institution. Hedditch has worked with: Cinenova, a feminist film and video distributor (1999–present); Copenhagen Free University (2001–2008); No Total, a site for performance (2012–present); and Coop Fund, a member-organized funding cooperative (2018–present). Hedditch has participated in group exhibitions including: Coop Fund, Amalle Dublon & Constantina Zavitsanos, Devin Kenny, John Neff at Artists Space (2018); Finesse, curated by Leah Pires at Wallach Art Gallery in New York (2018); Claim a hand in the field that makes this form foam at Outpost Gallery in Norwich (GB); and Other Romances, curated by Em Rooney at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York (2017). Hedditch has published texts in Afterall, Mute Magazine, and Art Monthly, and contributed to the books Rereading Appropriation (If I Can’t Dance, 2015) and Anarchic Sexual Desires of Plain Unmarried Schoolteachers (Selected Press, 2015). Hedditch’s self-published works include A Political Feeling, I Hope So, Coming to Have a Public Life, Is it Worth it?, and the e-book of performance scripts, I Don’t Want you to Work as Me, I Want you to Work for Me.

 

The 2019 Pause series is part of Reflect-Suspend-Dismantle, a year-long program based around the work of Ian White that takes place at various locations in Berlin, and is delivered in collaboration with curator Kirsty Bell, the estate of Ian White, Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, and DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program.

 

Curator: Mason Leaver-Yap

 

<p>A GIF produced by Emma Hedditch, Sabrina Herrmann, Léon Kruijswijk, Gina Merz and Mason Leaver-Yap.</p>

A GIF produced by Emma Hedditch, Sabrina Herrmann, Léon Kruijswijk, Gina Merz and Mason Leaver-Yap.

 

[GIF Image Description: An animated GIF of colour images taken from a video made on an iPhone. Each image is on screen for one second.

An image of a white persons hand, pushing back a blue curtain in a dark space.

An image of a white persons hand pulling back a white door on the left, to reveal a dimly lit room. The doorway is one hundred and twelve centimetres wide. In the room there are some steps. There is a red rope barrier hanging vertically on the right.

An image of a doorway with the door open. The doorway is ninety-three centimetres wide. The wall beyond the doorway is dimly lit with purple light and a dark red floor. There is a threshold with yellow and black striped tape on it.

An image of a mezzanine level floor from the lower level. There are two steps at the bottom right of the frame. The wall in front has a doorway that is in shadow. The wall surface is covered with a wallpaper that is red and off-white. At the above level there is a black painted metal railing and behind that are three square columns made of grey brick. The middle column has a red fire extinguisher attached to it. The space behind the columns is brightly lit with yellowish lighting and white walls.

An image of a white person from the back and waist up. They have short ginger hair and a short beard. They are wearing a black shirt. They are inserting a key into a key elevator controller. The door to the elevator is on the right of the image. The door is one hundred and sixty-nine centimetres wide.

An image of a white person’s right hand inserting a key into a key elevator controller. They are wearing a black shirt. The door to the elevator is dark grey and on the right of the image.

An image of the door to an elevator opened on the right-hand side only. The door is painted dark grey. Inside to the right of the door frame is covered with yellow and black striped tape. Inside the elevator on the right-hand side is the letter E in upper case, painted in white paint.

An image of the corner of an elevator. In the corner, there is a strip of yellow and black striped tape. Leaning against the back wall of the elevator, is a dolly used for moving things. Just out of frame to the left is a red fire extinguisher.

An image of the corner of the interior of an elevator where there is a control panel. There are eight buttons on the control panel, the lowest button is illuminated. There is a square display at the top of the panel that has the letter H displayed in pink lights. There is a door to the left and right that have yellow and black striped tape on the vertical parts of their frame. There is an upside-down round, green sticker stuck to the right of the panel with the letters KW in black upper case font.  

An image of the corner of the interior of an elevator where there is a control panel. There are eight buttons on the control panel. There is a white person’s hand in the bottom right reaching to press one of the lowest buttons.

An image of the corner of the interior of an elevator where there is a control panel. There are eight buttons on the control panel, the lowest button is illuminated. There is a square display at the top of the panel that has the letter H displayed in pink lights and an arrow pointing down on the left of it. There is a door to the left and right that have yellow and black striped tape on the vertical part of the frame. There is an upside-down round, green sticker stuck to the right of the panel with the letters KW in black upper case font.  

An image of the corner of the interior of an elevator where the control panel is. There are eight buttons on the control panel, the lowest button is illuminated. There is a square display at the top of the panel that has the letter K displayed in pink lights. There is a door to the left and right that have yellow and black striped tape on the vertical part of the frame. There is an upside-down round, green sticker stuck to the right of the panel with the letters KW in black upper case font.

An image of a corridor, with a cement floor. On the right of the frame is a white person from behind, wearing white jeans, black shoes, and a black shirt. The person’s head and the right-hand side of their body are out of the frame. The persons left arm is reaching out across the width of the image. On the floor are five large blue plastic bags. The bags partially block the corridor. At the end of the hallway, there are three steps, a red hydraulic moving cart, and a wooden pallet.

An image of a red fire extinguisher, on a cement step and two cardboard boxes. The fire extinguisher is in the middle of the frame. There is a short piece of red and white striped tape dangling from it, that reaches the floor. There are fragments of debris on the floor. The floor is cement, and on the right, there is a section of red carpet.

An image of an entrance to a courtyard of a building from the street. The entrance is two hundred and forty-seven centimetres wide. Above the entrance are the letters KW in upper case letters. To the left of the entrance are the numbers six and nine, in black. The outside wall of the building is white. The sidewalk in front is made of stones. On the inside left of the entrance is a blue door fully opened. On the floor looking through the entrance is a large white arrow pointing into the courtyard. There are three people in silhouette inside the courtyard, one is turning to the right and in the middle of the entrance, the other two are turning left. The courtyard has trees with green, orange and yellow leaves.

An image of a doorway, with a closed metal framed, glass door which is one hundred and eight centimetres. Two cement steps lead up to the door. Behind the door, there is a white wall to the left, a white reception desk with a blue wall behind it. Attached to the blue wall is a white sign with the letters B E in large black font and underneath the number thirteen. There are two fluorescent strip lights on the ceiling.

An image that is a close up of a metal door frame that is tilted slightly to the left. There is the word PULL in upper case black letters on the side of the door. There is a white person’s hand reaching towards the door at the bottom of the image.

An image of a hallway, and the bottom of a set of stairs. There are six steps in the image and a black handrail. There is a black rope barrier across the second step. The wall behind the stairs is off white and the floor and stairs are made of cement.

An image of a large brown wood paneled doorway, with two doors. There are two cement steps leading up to the doorway. On the right of the image, there is a square orange sign that is halfway in the frame. On the orange sign, there is a black figure carrying something on their shoulder. To the left of the doorway, there is a vertical metal pipe attached to the wall. There are a number of stickers of different sizes in black white and orange on the pipe.

An image of the outside of a building with white walls and a doorway with two closed white doors that are one hundred and forty-nine centimetres wide. There is a ramp leading to the doorway. There is a plant that is taller than the doorway growing on the right hand side. There are windows on the left and right of the doorway that are half in the frame. The plant covers some of the window on the right. Both windows are covered in the inside. The ground is made of large cobblestones.

An image of the outside of a building with white walls. There are two windows that are covered from the inside. The window on the left is partially covered by a large plant that is coming into the frame. In between the two windows is a vertical neon sign with red and blue letters, the top letter is an uppercase P. Below the windows is a white metal gate. The floor in the foreground is made of stones.

An image of a steep metal staircase from the top stair. The steps are metal. There is a white handrail on the right. There is a window with white bars on the left. The walls are white. At the bottom of the stairs is a dark doorway that is ninety-nine centimetres wide. There is yellow and black striped tape above the doorway and two signs.

An image of a steep metal staircase from the top stair. The steps are metal. There is a white handrail on the right. There is a window with three white bars on the left. The walls are white. At the bottom of the stairs is a dark doorway ninety-nine centimetres wide. There is yellow and black striped tape above the doorway.

An image of an interior lit dimly with orange light. The image is of a wall with a door shaped inset that is eighty-five centimetres wide.

An image of a doorway that is ninety-three centimetres wide, with the door open. The surrounding wall is dimly lit with purple light. There is a step with yellow and black striped tape on it leading up to the doorway. The door has the letters KW in uppercase, in black paint on the top left. There are handwritten tags in blue, red and white marker and white stickers on the door.

An image of a staircase with nine steps that are visible. The image is blurred and tilting to the left. The steps are grey. There is daylight hitting the top of the steps.

An image of four steps that are cement with metal tops. At the top of the steps, there is a white metal gate that is open. The gate is attached to the wall of an off-white building. Behind the gate is a large plant. Behind the plant is a black door with a blue canopy above it.

An image of a closed black door with a silver handle and a blue canopy above it. To the left of the door is a window that is covered with white paint. The floor is made of stones and there is a small red carpet leading almost to the door.

An image of a corridor with a low ceiling. The walls and ceiling are white, the floor is black. There are two pipes running along the top of the right-hand wall and across the ceiling. There is a light on the right-hand wall, and a red fire alarm box. At the end of the hall is the side of a staircase. There are six steps in the frame.

An image of one and a half steps from the side. The side is yellowish white and the top of the steps are black. There are two rails above the step that are yellowish white. The wall behind is a purplish blue.

An image of an off-white wall and off-white door that is ninety-four centimetres wide, with three panels and gold coloured door handle.

An image of large dark grey closed metal doors. There is a small rectangular window on the left-hand door. There is a white sticker above the window. There are yellow and white stickers on the right-hand door.

An image of a window with six panels. The window is covered from the inside. There is a reflection of daylight on the top right of the window. The wall surrounding the window is off-white. There is a grey metal vertical pipe to the left of the window. There are black, white, red and blue stickers covering the bottom half of the pipe.

An image of the outside of a building with white walls. There are two windows that are covered on the inside. In the foreground, there is a dark green painted metal table, a chair and a bench behind the table. A large, closed, beige outdoor umbrella is behind the bench.

An image of a window with six panels. The window is covered from the inside. The walls surrounding the window are off-white. To the left of the window there is a vertical neon sign with the letters P B O A G R O descending in alternate blue and red upper case letters.]

 

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Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel
Pause: +49 30 243459-53, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin 2019, photo: Sarah Wessel