06. – 07.07.19

6-7 July 2019
Werkhalle, Dortmund

A two-day performance program and seminar, curated by Hiroko Tsuchimoto & Marie Gavois, presenting the artists:

Birt Berglund
Yingmei Duan
Marie Gavois
Rebecca Erin Moran
Alexander Rütten
Jana Kerima Stolzer
Johan Sundell
Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Nathalie Wuerth



they are a potential warning sign before an action
they are afraid of doing the action

they are becoming a problem
they are hidden in a smile

they ruin
they protect

they press
they feel oppressed

they rude
they too woke

catch the moment before being edited by the harmony
combination of noise and silence
even at the same time

tolerant of intolerance
intolerant of intolerance
intolerant of tolerance

the enemy of our enemy is our frenemy

AGGRESSIVE GESTURES, depending on who you are, depending on your experience, depending on your taste, depending on your fetishes, depending on the weather, depending on the money in your pocket, depending on the day in the month, depending on your levels and directions of sensitivity, depending on your identity that very second, depending on the guards, depending on the traffic you’re in, depending on your neighbors, depending on your friends, depending on your enemies, depending on the cameras, depending on your body, depending on your insurance company, depending on your brain capacity, depending on your humor, depending on your empathy, depending on your sadness, depending on the ground on which you stand, depending on from which position you are operating.

Longing for AGGRESSIVE GESTURES, like wanting someone to be speaking out loud, using only CAPITAL letters, being extremely honest, wipe that politeness away!
That’s how it started, we were saying we miss to experience explosive, aggressive gestures of thoughts and visions, reflections, screwed up, taboos being exposed. That’s how it started, that’s why we do this, that’s why we want to talk about aggressive gestures. Because we miss the artistic aggressive gestures, miss aggressive reactions to overdeveloped ideas, theoretic meta bullshit and snakepit tendencies, and then the single artist geniuses still being presented, get a life!
We are longing for more daredevils! We want to see riots on stage, We want to feel something, We expect only to be blown off our seats, nothing else but going against any kind of normativity is entertaining us.
Fuck frames and discipline.
If you don’t have a feminist way of looking at the world, get out of the way!
We want sweat!

We welcome everyone to our safe place, a yoga free zone.

*we hear what you’re saying and, although we don’t agree with everything you said
*we care about you without a trigger warning

/ Tsuchimoto, Gavois


Detailed program and more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/353931735308157/

Entrance is free, but donations are welcome.

Date & Time: 6-7 July, 16:00-22:00
Place: Werkhalle im Union Gewerbehof
Huckarder Straße 10-12, Dortmund


Co-production with Fylkingen – New Music and Intermedia Art, Stockholm
Supported by Kunststiftung NRW, Stadt Dortmund Kulturbüro

Special thanks to die Urbanisten, MEX-appeal, Künstlerhaus in Dortmund


Marie Gavois & Hiroko Tsuchimoto
Werkhalle im Union Gewerbehof
Huckarder Straße 10-12, Dortmund


Huckarder Straße 10-12, Dortmund