EIn 3D-Rendering einer Stadt
Chris Herzog


24h Hybrid Showcase

With works by Jafar Hejazi, Jere Inkongio, Masha Patsyuk, Camila Galaz, Cocompi, Sandra Suubi, Hara Shin, Vishal Kumaraswamy, Anne Fehres, Luke Conroy, Farzad Golghasemi, Gabriela Valdespino & Parizad D

2023 24h Showcase
Participation free!

The digital exhibition space is open from Sat 18.3. at 15:00 - Sun 19.3. at 16:00. Parts of the program will take place hybrid in the HUB @Schwankhalle. These are marked accordingly in the program overview.

The whole program takes place on »Gathertown«. The link will be published shortly before the event at Peira.Space ↗

To take part you ideally need a laptop and some headphones, but smartphone or tablet also works.

The whole program will be in English spoken and written language. To take part you ideally need a laptop and some headphones, but a smartphone or tablet also works.

All event spaces of the Schwankhalle are accessible at ground level and without steps. The concert takes place in the foyer. There is both standing and seated areas.

You can find more info about the accessibility of the spaces here ↗. If you have any questions, please contact us at ticket@schwankhalle.de or 0421 520 80 70.

Tender Absence is a global class for digital performance. The goal of Tender Absence is to build a network of artists and establish sustainable structures for international collaboration. In February 2023, Tender Absence invited 13 artists from Peru, Tasmania, Chile, USA, Venezuela, Iran, Germany, Russia, Belgium, Uganda, Nigeria and India to work and think together about »Glocality« in their very own time-zone. The »Glocal Class« focused on working with local realities and environments while using the digital space as a platform to display artistic experiments. Each artist organized a workshop for the group, following these questions: How can we produce beyond streams and zoom meetings? Who are the people we are addressing on the internet? How can we convey our local realities globally without exploiting them?

The outcomes of the Glocal Class is presented in a 24-hour public digital showcase. In this collaborative hybrid exhibition, the artists present their work, give lectures and invite the audience to move around in the »Tender World« with their own avatar. The digital exhibition room opens from Sat 18.3. 3pm until Sun 19.3. 4pm.


16:00 — Hybrid (Online & Hub @Schwankhalle)
Introduction, presentation of the program and the artists (30 Min)

16:30 — Hybrid (Online & Hub @Schwankhalle)
Tender Walks
A live-talkshow with two guests in different cities, that are walking in their neighborhood and talk about their work. (30 Min)

17:00 & 18:00 — Online
Vishal Kumaraswamy
Interactive performance for up to 5 people (15 Min each). Limited accessibility: If you want to make sure to get a seat, book at: https://ta.peira.space/booking/booking.php?id=58

17:00 & 19:30 — Online
Guided Tour
The festival team talks about the project background, the presented projects and some hidden rooms.

17:30 — Online
Lecture: Bani Brusadin
Curator, educator and researcher Bani Brusadin (The Influencers festival, Transmediale 2023) will discuss the politics of technology, digital cultures, and the utopias and dystopias of a networked planet, with a special focus on the limitations and possibilities of art and creative research. (45 min)

19:00 — Online
Lecture/ Discussion: Camila Galaz, Luke Conroy und Anne Fehres
The discussion will consider the possibilities of experimentation of digital intimacy and glocality through playful on-and-offline gatherings with artists from around the world. (30 Min)

20:00 — Hybrid (Online & Hub @Schwankhalle)
Farzad Golghasemi & Gabriela Valdespino
»as everything repeats and doubles itself, the ground moves under the feet«
Performance Livestream

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20:30 — Online
Live DJ Set: Jere Ikongio
Participant of the residence, Jere will bring some Nigerian electronical music to dance all connected, everybody in their own dance floor.

24h exhibition

Exhibition of the projects from the residency. You can access them individually or in guided tours (see program above).

Film: Parizad D.
An experimental film created in a virtual world investigating themes of isolation, the relationship between human emotion and artificial intelligence and movement through digital space.

Virtual installation + Video Art
Interactive online sculpture exploring several themes around social justice, how Africa is being used as an anthropological site, the contemporary and historical narratives of dumping sites through a critical lense on the institution of marriage.

Installation: Hara Shin, Jafar Hejazi und Masha Patsyuk
A Drift and communication within and beyond digital and physical borders. .

Interactive Installation: Tantdile Experimenta Lab – Hyperfiction Story
A non-linear reading experience of a text

More Info on Tender Absence:
Peira.Space ↗ (German)
Instagram ↗ (English)
Contact: info@peira.space

Part of Tender Absence
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Jafar Hejazi, Jere Inkongio, Masha Patsyuk, Camila Galaz, Cocompi, Sandra Suubi, Hara Shin, Vishal Kumaraswamy, Anne Fehres, Luke Conroy, Farzad Golghasemi, Gabriela Valdespino, Parizad D

Design and programming digital spaces
Dagmar Schürrer and Judith Weber

Sarah Fartuun Heinze, Arne Vogelsang, Gloria Schulz, Jan-Philipp Possmann and Aïsha Konaté

Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, and with funds from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This project is funded as part of the Union‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.