How to blog about other peoples work?

Working in the Chapel today I have found it a struggle to get started on Word Press. I was kindly helped by a colleague although being placed in the corner, I felt a little excluded from the documentation discussions. I tried to listen although I got tied into getting this blog up and running. I was present at the start of our talks however I did struggle to keep up with the flow of conversation and when I finally had something to say, the moment had gone. Although I did not agree with all the comments I still take them on board which for a while left me with writers block. I just need to start making regular posts, let the words flow and a structure will follow. I think I was a bit optimistic trying to write before the 11 11 11 event. I have to allow for mistakes and remember that this is a learning process, which may not work all the time. After the documenters initial meeting we went for a drink and had a lovely homemade meal at Michael’s studio. I have now come home fired up for tomorrow.

10/11/11 Linz: Into Your Arms by Béatrice Didier

You can watch the video of this intervention in Linz tomorrow from 11am to 10pm at KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd in Linz.

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photos: Larissa Lica

PAErsche and ERM

PAErsche will held up a kind of meeting with different topics about the different kind of cooperations, collaborations and open source performances.
We like the idea to follow the europeanwide cooperations as a macrocosmos and same time we discuss and practice the microcosmos of our network roots.

Some comments we will post tomorrow, some encounterings will take place. For all have a good 11.11.11. day
greetings for PAErsche
Boris Nieslony
About PAErsche you will find somethings:  and in facebook

News from the exchange partner from Manchester!

We are here in Platt Chapel, Manchester discussing how to document the 11/11/11 event. How do you document an eleven-hour event? When do we start? When does it end? Where in the building to record sound? How to film? Generally it sound’s like most people want some structure. There are eleven documenters and eleven performance artists. Allot of people in a small space. Where should we all be placed during the event without interfering with the performances? Talking about tweeting, short condensed. Hai Ku is being mentioned about rhythm being scattered around the space. People’s voices are being echoed in the space and I’m finding it hard to capture what people are saying. Michael say’s ‚brilliant‘. I’ve got a question; Is it ok to say I’m going to do what the fuck I want? Will the documentation of the event just go everywhere? Not to delicate upsetting the artist. It’s our own discretion? The structure for the next three days: How to document the event. Documenting the event. Creating an art installation from the documented material.

Set up of Berlin Live Studio and Exchange Bar

Come, see, drink, eat, enjoy, exchange on 11/11/11 from 11:00 to open end.
at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben 3 – 12435 Berlin

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Walk on by, Berlin – Sibylle Ettengruber

From 9 to 11.11.2011
Berlin (DE) – Grid Square F7 location on map
Go to LIVE STREAMS and archived broadcasts

Over the course of three days, performer Sybille Ettengruber paces off the perimeter of grid square F7 on her map of Berlin—a four-kilometer hike in the real world. In doing so, she’ll be crossing over public lands and private real estate, traipsing through apartments and gardens. To be able to overcome obstacles, her luggage will include a ladder. The stroll will be filmed and photographed.

Live Streams on

The very first broadcast on  is an interview with Scott Burnham, made with Bambuser broadcaster and Bambuser chat. Burnham speaks about his long-term festival project The Urban Guide of Alternate Use. This project is still open to vote for the winner of the GO11 Award.


Radical Cooking! Radical Eating! At HAU3, Berlin

11 hours
11 chefs
11 radical recipes
From 11am-11pm on Friday 11/11/11 – Admission free!
Cod with potatoes, Phoenix Claws, Frustration Cake, Skull Soup, Hitler-Stalin-Pakt-Menu and more!!
Full program, menu:

Interviews with Festival Artists

In the last few months EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival has introduced most of all festival artists via interview on facebook. For all non facebook users, but interested parties, here are the interviews as pdf:

#01 8.6.2011 – Damaso Reyes – The Europeans | pdf
8.7.2011 – Myriam Lefkowitz – The Eye Walk | pdf
12.7.2011 – Sisyphos, der Flugelefant – The Absent Hero Leads the Way | pdf
19.7.2011 – triage live art collective – Strange Passions | pdf
15.8.2011 – Michael Kurzwelly – 2050 by Eva Hertzsch and Adam Page | pdf
19.8.2011 – Stefanie Wuschitz – The De-Othering Machine | pdf
30.8.2011 – Scott Burnham – The Urban Guide for alternate Use | pdf
7.9.2011 – Tatiana Fiodorova – Moldavian Land | pdf
9.9.2011 – Selin Kocagöncü – SK Vending Machine: Stockholm | pdf
9.9.2011 – Jörn J. Burmester – Tischgesellschaften | How to co-operate? | pdf
15.9.2011 – katrinamuri – Your Cousin PIA | pdf
18.9.2011 – 6th Hour Productions – Offret | pdf
20.9.2011 – Club Real – Tarzahn – The Noble Savage of Marzahn | pdf
21.9.2011 – Biljana Isijanin – NaN | pdf
22.9.2011 – Béatrice Didier – Into Your Arms | pdf
23.9.2011 – Rob Andrews – Bitola Clean | pdf
28.9.2011 – Sibylle Ettengruber – Walk on by | pdf
29.9.2011 – theaternyx – 11 familiengeschichten | pdf
30.9.2011 – Tom Pohl – Fremd Gehen | pdf
5.10.2011 – Toby Huddlestone – Walk the Line | pdf
17.10.2011 – Mandy Romero – Tranny Hotel | pdf
20.10.2011 – Noa Nahari – Communication | pdf

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Flashmob in Riga, already on 10.11.2011

At the Freedom Monument in Riga will start a flasmob on 10 November, at 16:00 (Riga time). The UK artist Toby Huddlestone deals with new forms of political protest, unconventional initiatives to challenge the authorities. In Riga, he and many other people will be marching from the Freedom Monument to the Victory Memorial in a demonstration with no clear message or demands.
Blog in Latvian language:
Artist’s website:

Trailer TRANNY HOTEL Liverpool

Another 11/11/11 festival: Cyberperformances worldwide

UpStage Festival – Interacting with online audiences

The 12 cyberformances (live online performances) featured in the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival offer a variety of opportunities for online audience interaction. In all UpStage shows, audiences interact with the artists and other audience members through the text chat; this is often a very lively space, generating a fascinating commentary that can be at times profound
or hilarious. Cyberformance redefines the relationship between performer and spectator in a number of ways, and the shows presented at the UpStage festival explore many possibilities.
Many shows are specifically devised with audience interaction in mind; for example, at past UpStage festivals audiences have been invited to follow clickable clues to solve a murder, create animated mandalas by drawing on the stage, trigger sounds, answer questions and contribute stories; this year’s
festival is no different.
It is the 5th UpStage festival and the performances are all about 20 minutes long, with a show starting every half hour; so it’s very easy for audiences to participate, and there is no log-in required for audiences, just click on the link to the stage.
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The 11 11 Phenomenon ;-)


On the 11/11/11 EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival will take place across the European continent, simultaneously in 11 cities: Berlin, Bitola, Chisinau, Linz, Liverpool, London, Paris, Prague, Riga, Slubfurt and Stockholm.


8 performance artists from Hongkong disclosed current positions of Chinese Live Art and Performance Art in Linz from 7 – 8 October 2011 – in public space as well as indoor. Performance art reflecting society.
With Mok Chiu Yu, Yuen Kin Leung, Au Yeung Tun, Sammu, Leung Wai Man, Vinci Mok, Ger Choi Tsz Kwan, Chan Mei Tung und Idy Lam.
In cooperation with Performancelaboratorium Linz  in coproduction with the Festivals ZOOM (Hildesheim/DE), Kaskadens-kondensator Kunst der Begegnung (Basel/CH) and E.P.I. Zentrum (Cologne/DE), in cooperation with Orangerie (Cologne/DE) / coop missing link (Linz/AT).


Your Live Gateway to EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival is
Watch a guided tour through the new homepage.


Festival program NOW online

NOW ONLINE:  the complete festival program on


TRAILER 11/11/11

GO11 AWARD – Shortlist & Winner

The GO11 AWARD (500,-Euro for the best Urban Alternate Use, donated by EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival) goes to FIT – freie internationale tankstelle
Most of the voters (182) and the jury thought that FIT is the best re-use of an urban environment.
The „Urban Guide for Alternate Use“ ( is a project by Scott Burnham.

FIT – Freie Internatinale Tankstelle
Dida Zende
Gas stations as art base
Berlin (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Kaufdorf (Switzerland), Miami (USA), Lochau (Austria),…
The idea of the „friendly takeover “ of abandoned gas stations worldwide and change into „FILLING STATIONS FOR THE CREATIVE SPIRIT“ together with artist/non artist/community is a societal innovation and part of the social change.


Space Appropriator #3 / Junior Pro-ball
By Veronika Tzekova

Intervention, game, performance
Sofia, Bulgaria

The city of Sofia has huge parking problems. On the featured sidewalk obviously the owners of this now closed enterprise made arrangements to prevent the cars from parking, which created peculiar situation. Space Appropriator #3 uses the specificity of the sidewalk and by adding a simple chalk drawing in the shape of a football field offers an alternative experience of the place and an opportunity to practice a street game.
The series of urban interventions Space Appropriators (Urban Olympics 2011) comment on modes of use and behavior in common spaces in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Each Space Appropriator employs different situation in the urban fabric in order to question the Status Quo of variety of urban spaces and elements. Most of the Space Appropriators are developed in the shape of outdoors games, realized with simple media such as chalk drawing, elastic rope, stencils, stickers and etc.

Holiday in a park
By David Brazier and Kelda Free

Mail Art: Postcards from a nearby place
London, England

We are a married couple who use an island in a nearby busy London park for our holidays. In the middle of the night we inflate our small plastic boat and row the short distance to set up camp on our island getaway. Although very small the island is covered in dense foliage so we can remain undetected for the duration of our stay, usually two or three nights. We made a series of holiday postcards which we send to friends detailing our island adventures.


By Hans Lerperger
Game: Urban Footballgolf
Linz, Austria

When you marry football with golf, you get a nice new game for the city! You can play foogo anytime anyplace without using anything. Just take a lighter and a key lanyard to lift one or two manhole covers in a nice place. Make a ball of whatever you can find and have fun. Foogo is fun to play and tricky too, since the manhole is vertical unlike the usual goal! Don´t forget to close the manhole later on…

New Prospects
By Wouter Sibum

Intervention at a viaduct near Kluut, Hoorn (NH
Hoorn, The Netherlands

Custom made bench for turning a unused staircase into a place to sit. Approx. 8 x 6 x 50m. (Intervention without permissions)

People parking.
By s( )nia

Intervention, Urban Object
Berlin, Germany

Reusing found bicycle inner tube in order to create a place to stay in a bicycle parking.

Temporary Displacement
By Louisa Dawson

Ney York City, USA

‚Temporary Displacement‘ is a sculpture that is a disused rubbish skip which has been turned it into a small, but functional, swimming pool. All my sculptures juxtapose everyday industrial or domestic objects to make functional absurdities to communicate between structures, objects and environments.

PAINTING REALITY – A Brushstroke by Society
By IEPE & the anonymous crew, directed by AKIZ

Intervention, Painting
Berlin, Germany

500 litres of of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint were dumped on Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin – a new colour in front of every traffic light: lemon yellow, chimney red, cyan blue, and purple violet. The cars drove over the paint and became ‘paint brushes’.
The action was executed anonymously. For months people were guessing whether this was a ‘Guerrilla Advertising Campaign’ or an art-work.
It is in fact a work of art by Berlin-based Dutch artist IEPE (Iepe Rubingh, born 1974) together with an anonymous crew. IEPE is known for his ‘traffic congestive actions’ in Berlin and Tokyo, as well as the raining ‘Miracle Trees’ in Singapore, Berlin and Arnsberg. Additionally, he is the inventor of the hybrid sport ‘Chess Boxing’ and is the director of the World Chess Boxing Organisation, with clubs in Siberia, London, Los Angeles and Berlin.
IEPE works “within society” or “with society”. For him, Chess Boxing is as much Social Sculpture as an independent sport. The work ‘Painting Reality’ is connected to the idea of Social Sculpture and is a picturesque implementation of it. Video:

Construction Abusive

By Géraldine Py & Roberto Verde
Installation, Misuse
Brussels, Belgium

The title of this picture is „Construction abusive“, translated „Improper building“. There was a crane really close to the front building. We  took the opportunity to do the project: We set a clothesline from the last floor of the building to the hook of the crane, with the cranedriver assistance.

DUB 002
By John H Locke

Intervention/Installation:Book shelf in phone booth
New York City, USA

Even as they are rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of smartphones, I’m interested in pay phones because they are both anachronistic and quotidian. Relics, they’re dead technology perched on the edge of obsolescence, a skeuomorph hearkening back to a lost shared public space we might no longer have any use for. Something to be nostalgic for, in the way I can’t think about a phone booth without conjuring up images of an old, impatient woman banging on the door to one while I was inside using a calling card to ask for money. And of course they are nuisance, basically pedestrian level billboards that only blight certain neighborhoods (good luck finding a payphone in Tribeca, while there are eight separate phone kiosks on one block between 108th and 109th streets and Columbus Ave). But they can also be a place of opportunity, something to reprogram and somewhere to come together and find a good book with your neighbors.

Media Cooperation Partners: TAZ, zitty Berlin