The archive* of tenderness is a collaborative platform and an unstable collection of tender moments, sounds, gestures, theories and stories. An exploration into what it means to engage with the world in a tender way. The archive* asks, if a tender relation to the world can be a mode of resistance and open possibilities for transformation of social structures and ingrained habits.
The first constellation of the archives* works was called landscapes skins fabrics and combined a small artist-book with performances, drawings, recordings and sound. The second constellation soft earth, unburned took the shape of a performance with accompanying video&audio recordings. And the third constellation soft city, inscribed is a performance produced for the public space, with special stage&costume design as well as live-sound.
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/// 2023 /// soft earth, unburned was featured on night of dance at Sommerwerft Festival in Frankfurt // the archive* received a production stipend and was part of the Wiesbaden tanzt! festival // the archive* is presented as part of agora.digital by Ben j. Riepe online and in Düsseldorf // the archives* publication will be shown at Compound Yellow in Chigago as part of Toolbox by ßpatz /// 2022 /// the archives* publication was shown at other places art fair in Los Angeles as a part of Toolbox by ßpatz // the archive* had a small intensive rehearsal and performance week at Atelier Siegele in Darmstadt, where we developed our second constellation, soft earth, unburned. We ended our mini-residency with a performance. For this we were awarded a stipend by stiftung kunstfonds // the archives* publication was shown at gallery Stephanie Kelly in Dresden and Markt für junge Kunst in Leipzig // Anno's performance "in memoriam tenerae" was shown at Sommerwerft Festival in Frankfurt // Lukas did a short interview about the archive* for Augenblick by Hessische Kulturstiftung // the archives first publication was released as part of Toolbox by ßpatz. The archive was awarded an initial stipend by hessische kulturstiftung.
Many people have contributed to the archives* work so far and hopefully there will be even more co-contributors and co-researchers in the future. Here they are: Tom Luca Adams, Anno Bolender, Sarah Degenhardt, John Hussain Flindt, Geraldine F. Rodriguez Maldonado, Balduin Mund, Momo Neko, Lukas Picard, rebelllog, Pia Louise Jahn, Vlada Shchiolka, Judith Wolff, Nadine Wagner, Cat Woywood, Ira Wichert.
special thanks go to: WiesbadenTanzt!, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Hessische Kulturstiftung, Darmstädter Sezession, ßpatz, and all the other supporters! For any questions write us a mail to email@example.com