Friday (Freitag), 4 Juli, 15h-19h
Saturday (Samstag), 5 Juli, 15h-19h
Sunday (Sonntag), 6 Juli, 15h-19h
Companions, performance series at nGbK, by Aykan Safoğlu
Although the German word, ‘Gesellschaft’ can be translated into English as 'society,' its root word, 'Geselle' can also be translated as 'companion,' linking the word etymologically to the notion of companionship. It is interesting that an art institution like nGbK names itself the 'New Society (Companionship) for Fine Arts'. Departing from this vantage point, the performance series, Companions, will search for queer forms of solidarity and potential companions in the nGbK archives on two different weekends (June, 27-29 and July, 4-6). These performances will be based on communal experiments to appropriate the artistic heritage of nGbK and to find alternate readings of recent queer his/herstories from Berlin. The artistic outcome from each performance session will result in a different installation with the nGbK catalogues on the exhibition floor.
Friday, 4 Juli, 15h-19h Aykan invites you for a fortune telling session. Everyone will receive a personal reading.
Saturday 5 Juli, 15h-19h Workshop to create an alternative visual manual for a queer Kama Sutra.
Sunday 6 Juli, 15h-19h You are welcome to join Aykan today for a Halay workshop.

Thursday (Donnerstag), 3.Juli, 20h
Genital Call, by Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß
Performative engagement responding to trans*- and inter*phobic legislation. Genitals will be drawn by courtroom illustrator according to participant's live self description.

An Gerichtszeichnungen oder Phantombilder erinnern die Zeichnungen der Installation „Genital Call“. Das Künstlerduo Giegold/ Weiß reagiert auf Gerichtsurteile in England und Schottland, bei denen von Trans* und Inter*sexuellen erwartet wird, ihre Geschlechtsidentität bzw. das Aussehen ihrer Genitalien bei einem Rendezvous offenzulegen. Professionelle Gerichtszeichner*innen portraitieren Genitalien den Beschreibungen von Partizipierenden gemäß.