P R A X E S
Judith Hopf
Falke Pisano
The PRAXES Parlors are live events, such as performances, discussions, film screenings, talks, and workshops, led by local and international voices from across the cultural field.

Follow us here, on Facebook, or subscribe to our Newsletter to get updates on the 2016 program as part of the Bergen Assembly.  

FINISSAGE	 SATURDAY 14 JUNE 15:00—17:00 MONIKA RINCK   I   P
FINISSAGE	 SATURDAY 14 JUNE  15:00—17:00 MONIKA RINCK   I
A warm thanks for joining us for the finissage of CYCLE 2 on Saturday, 14 June, including a reading by Monika Rinck and
a Post Brothers presentation, both linked to Judith Hopf’s display. The talks were followed by Falke Pisano’s signature drink, bbq, and music in the garden.

Hopf’s long-term interlocutor Monika Rinck is a German author with a vast production of prose, poems, and non-fiction in her catalogue. The talk developed as a pondering on the joke and its—often nearly stupid—implications.
Post Brothers—the curator, critic, collector, and self-entitled crackpot academic, Matthew Post—gave a talk on animations, portable holes, and humor linked to his analysis of Hopf’s Cycle of exhibitions, soon to be published as a PRAXES Paper.
ParloR	 THURSDAY 12 JUNE 20:00 SAMUEL ADAMS Re-installing Ab
On Thursday, 12 June, scholar Samuel Adams gave a talk titled “Re-installing Abstraction: Falke Pisano in Rehearsal.”
A doctoral candidate at University of Southern California specializing in set design, theater, and installation art, Adams looked at the occurrence and reoccurrence of theatricality in artistic practices. This Parlor coincided with a brand-new installation of works by Falke Pisano at PRAXES.
2014cycle2_fp_jh_mod03_finissage_013_mail.jpg
10325168_462215053913039_1027680273174998085_n.jpg
 

Falke Pisano installation view at PRAXES.
PARLOR	Wednesday 30 april 20:00 KERSTIN CMELKA: IF LOVING YO
OPENING	FRIDAY 16 MAY 19:00 Untitled (4)
On Walpurgisnacht—and against the backdrop of Falke Pisano’s Rehearsal II at PRAXES, subtitled Heart Head Hold-up—artist and occasional radio-host Kerstin Cmelka (Austria) performed a live DJ set and radio broadcast, If loving you is wrong, I don’t wanna be right.... Exploring female emotional desires and their attempts of expression in pop music, the program was broadcasted 8 May at 7pm on BERLIN COMMUNITY RADIO.
Thanks for joining us for the opening of Judith Hopf’s fourth and final display, Untitled (4). For this exhibition module, Hopf has created a brand-new installation responding in part to the cyclical investigations at PRAXES.
OPENING	FRIDAY 11 APRIL 19:00 Untitled (3)
-PISANO-NEW.png
Friday 11 April marked the double opening of Untitled (3)—Judith Hopf’s third exhibition module—as well as Rehearsal II: Heart Head Hold-up—the second chapter of Falke Pisano’s exhibition series. This module by Judith Hopf took a closer look at a series of masks sculpted from hard-drive and smartphone packaging and recreated as 3D-prints.
hopf_3_opening.jpg

Kerstin Cmelka, radio broadcast at PRAXES
PARLOR	SUNDAY 4 MAY 18:30 PAULINE BOUDRY / RENATE LORENZ:  F
On Sunday 4 May at 18:30, two films by the Berlin-based artist duo Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz, Toxic (2012) and To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of their Desperation (2013), were screened at PRAXES, followed by a three-way discussion between the filmmakers and Falke Pisano.

Opening night of Untitled (3) at PRAXES
OPENING	FRIDAY 28 MARCH 19:00 Untitled (2)
Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 5.56.52 PM.png
Following the contemplation of the Judith Hopf’s concrete sheep sculptures, Untitled (2) moved fast-forward presenting a 10-day screening of her film works from the past two decades. The opening night featured a talk by architect, author, and collaborator Jesko Fezer, followed by a DJ set by artist
Julian Göthe.
hopf_2_opening.jpg

Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Toxic, 2013 (film still)
OPENING	FRIDAY 11 APRIL 19:00 Rehearsal II:Heart Head Hold-u
Friday 11 April marked the opening of Rehearsal II:
Heart Head Hold-up—the second chapter of Falke Pisano’s exhibition series.
pisano_2_opening.jpg
BERLINALE FORUM EXPANDED     	6—17 FEBRUARY
ARTIST TALK	9 FEBRUARY 12:00

Opening night of Rehearsal II: Heart Head Hold-up at PRAXES
OPENING	FRIDAY 7 MARCH 19:00 Rehearsal I, Take Two: parts Th
14_02_09_PARLOR_PRAXES_Cycle2_lower_res_004.jpeg
On Friday, 7 March, we continued the ongoing process of gradual unfolding by opening the second take of Falke Pisano’s first exhibition module, Parts That Do Not Go Together.
PARLOR	SUNDAY 2 MARCH 18:00 Jimmie Durham reads Poems That D
This Parlor marked the end of Falke Pisano’s inaugural exhibition module Rehearsal I, Take One: Parts That Do Not Go Together. Loosely inspired by Jimmie Durham’s work, the first Rehearsal emphasized cross-readings, minor narratives, and slow articulations that gradually unfold over time.
Jimmie Durham is a writer and a sculptor. In other words, he likes to compose poems and think with objects - he likes to tell stories. In Durham’s Poems That Do Not Go Together, ideas and words cross each other's paths, but they avoid the pitfalls of linear logistics because they Do Not Lead To A Point.

Judith Hopf, artist talk at PRAXES.
GRAND OPENING	FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 19:00 Untitled (1)
PRAXES_CYCLE2_Falke Pisano_mod01_14.jpg
For the Grand Opening of Cycle 2 and the inauguration of Judith Hopf’s first exhibition module, PRAXES featured a special, outdoor and large-scale screening of the 2003 collaborative video piece Held Down combining zombies, De La Soul, and dancing. Thanks for a great event.
14_01_31_Opening_PRAXES_Cycle2_lower_res_025.jpeg
GRAND OPENING	FRIDAY 31 JANUARY 19:00 Rehearsal I, Take One:
Thanks for joining us for the Grand Opening of Cycle 2 at PRAXES and for the launch of Falke Pisano’s Rehearsal I, Take One: Parts That Do Not Go Together.
PRAXES
Bergen Assembly
Østre Skostredet 5 – 7
Bergen 5017, Norway
PRAXES’s Berlin venue has closed. In 2016 PRAXES will open its new iteration in Bergen, as part of the Bergen Assembly
Throughout the Berlinale exhibition, Forum Expanded,
6-17 February, Judith Hopf’s film Lily’s Laptop (2013)—a work closely linked to Hopf’s then show in our upper floor premises, and the sculptures Flock of Sheep (2013)—was screened in the former St. Agnes Church adjacent to PRAXES.
On the occasion of Judith Hopf’s Cycle at PRAXES and in particular her new film Lily’s Laptop being screened at the Berlinale exhibition Forum Expanded in St. Agnes, we hosted an Artist Talk with Judith Hopf on Sunday 9 February, 12:00–13:00, focusing on her year-long film production.

Judith Hopf, outdoor screening of Held Down for the grand opening at PRAXES

Opening night of Untitled (2) at PRAXES

Jimmie Durham, reading at PRAXES

Finissage of Cycle 2 at PRAXES.
A warm thanks for joining us for the finissage of CYCLE 2 on Saturday, 14 June. The event included two talks connected to PRAXES’ upper floor exhibition by Judith Hopf, followed by Pisano’s signature drink, bbq, and music in the garden.
 
2014