Said to Contain:

Bojan Djordjev, Laura Kalauz, Maja Leo & Neue Dringlichkeit

© Tanja Kanazir / Ivan Hrkas

May 24 | 25 | 26 | 27, 2018

External venue:
Park Center am Rathaus Neukölln
Karl-Marx-Straße 52
12043 Berlin-Neukölln


»Said to contain« (STC) is the contract-term used by shipping companies to accept containers for transport without verifying their contents.
Said to Contain: is also the title of an ongoing performative research project on global trade. Piercing the opaque shell of global capitalism Said to Contain: looks at how the production, consumption and flow of goods shape our way of being, thinking and living. In 2016, the artists shipped themselves on a container ship from Hamburg to Buenos Aires, inserting themselves as temporary goods into the super-machine of global shipping.
Back on shore, they have set up research containers in different cities in Europe, Latin America and Asia as an anchor for dialogue and collective production of knowledge. In each location a series of Thinking Public Sessions takes place, a hybrid format oscillating between a performance and a public discussion. In each session they investigate global and local perspectives on trade with diverse collaborators who are actively involved in different aspects of trading. Since 2014, Said to Contain: is and has been organizing several Thinking Public Sessions at different institutions, companies and venues around the globe such as Port of Shanghai; Ming Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai; Slovenian Union of Crane Operators, Koper; Mladi Levi Festival, Ljubljana; ifa Gallery, Stuttgart; Goethe Institute in Buenos Aires; Migros Logistics Center, Zurich; BITEF Belgrade Theatre Festival et al.

Performance in English and German.

by and with Neue Dringlichkeit and Bojan Djordjev (RS), Laura Kalauz (AR), Christopher Kriese (DE), Maja Leo (DE), Lisa Schröter (DE), Miriam Walther Kohn (CH) IT Susanne Rieper

A Neue Dringlichkeit production in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the cultural department of the City of Zurich, Ernst Göhner foundation and Pro Helvetia. Supported by the Zurich University of the Arts, Migros Kulturprozent and Kellerkultur.

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