TOM BOGAERT

Live from Berlin

LIVE FROM BERLIN, it’s Sunday Night!
Cellphone screen capture of Instagram Live performance (2020, 12:43)

This video is documentation of a performance from my studio at ZK/U (Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik) in Berlin on Monday December 14, 2020, at 3 a.m. with live feed to Radiator Gallery’s Home Room project in New York City. Curated by Audra Lambert.

I used fly swatters, sieves, needles, mandarin nets, latex gloves, and other stuff I found in the communal kitchen, and I centred my performance around distortions and glitches from the instant camera feature on the Google Translate app. The video features Neural Machine German to English translation of poems by Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Bertolt Brecht, Heinrich Heine, and Nina Hagen.

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