//// public sphere and rhetoric // residency programme
Anthony Marcellini (Gothenburg, Sweden)
______project: Berlin: Open Your Windows!
Media: Public Performance
"The moment finally arrives...Oh, come, don't be late."*
Berlin: Open Your Windows is a
project using open apartment windows as platforms for a series of
temporary public declarations. From these windows a trained opera
singer projected sung declarations in German regarding the city of
Berlin to the passersby below. These declarations were presented from
apartments in several distinct neighborhoods throughout Berlin:
Kreuzberg, Friedrichshain, Mitte and Prenzlauerberg. The content of
each declaration is based on details specific to each neighborhood;
drawn from interviews with tenants, news stories, historical and
literary references, and the artist's own personal impressions and
reflections on this city.
*Susanna's recitative and aria from Le Nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Thank you to Emily Dirks for lending her sonorous voice.
Berlin: Open Your Windows! has been made possible through a residency at Sparwasser HQ.
Berlin: Open Your Windows! February 25th: Kreuzberg /// Lausitzer Straße
Berlin: Open Your Windows! February 26th: Friedrichshain /// Weserstraße
Berlin: Open Your Windows! February 26th: Mitte /// Linienstraße
Berlin: Open Your Windows! February 27th: Prenzlauerberg /// Kastanienallee
Anthony Marcellini is an artist and writer. From 2000-2004 Anthony co-founded and directed the artists collaborative It Can Change,
a collective which produced art, interventions, and performances in
public and private sites. From 2004-2007 Anthony was the Curatorial
Assistant at the non-profit gallery Art in General. His
practice is based around examining the politics of the creative act. He
is especially interested in words, gestures and actions, which expand
our understanding of freedom and redefine our human behavior.
For more information about Anthony Marcellini please check his website.