Year of Perfect Days

Instant Coffee: Year of Perfect Days
@ SparwasserHQ: October 5th - October 29th

Program - Good bye Sale & Party

For The Year of Perfect Days, our exhibition for Sparwasser HQ, Berlin, Instant Coffee will conduct a series of event-based activities. The Instant Coffee sculptural environment will be the platform for a series of events; for example, a stencil cut out party, a slide show, an Instant Coffee power point lecture, a self dee-jay night, and the stage for a series of exchanges that will take place over the course of the exhibition.

Specific to our exhibition at Sparwasser HQ, we want to explore the process of bartering, inviting our audience to take away from a collection of our give always (buttons, sticker, posters, t-shirts), but only if something is left in exchange. We won't necessarily delineate what items are suitable for exchange, but in the promotional materials will make a list of suitable and somewhat nonsensical items, such as rainbows, orange cars, childhood pets, office supplies. We hope that the exhibition will be simultaneously additive and reductive.

Instant Coffee is a Toronto and Vancouver based artist collective who have presented projects at biennials, galleries, and museums in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe. They have presented work at the San Juan Poli/Graphic Triennial, Puerto Rico; Southern Exposure, San Francisco; the Americas Society, New York, the 2nd Tirana Biennial, Albania, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, among other venues. They have staged events and screenings at various festivals, including Splice This!, Toronto and IMAGES, Toronto and the Portland International Arts Group Expo, Oregon. They have upcoming exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center, San Francisco and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto.

Instant Coffee took part in two network exhibitions, which were shown in Sparwasser HQ, "Old Habits Die Hard" (September 2003) and "Curating Degree Zero Archive" (September 2005).

Made possible by Foreigh Affairs Canada und the Embassy of Canada Berlin


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Instant Coffee: Year of Perfect Days
@ SparwasserHQ: October 5th - October 29th

Residency with series of performances and events.

Instant Coffee Open Office Hours
Wednesday - Thursday 4:00-7:00pm
Saturday 2:00-6:00pm

October 5th - 13th:
Open Office: Instant Coffee takes possession of the Sparwasser HQ exhibition space, sets up shop, builds miniature golf course, research, develops event schedule, designs and produces objects.
Research Theme: what makes a perfect IC day?


5.10.2005, Wednesday 7pm
Opening: Instant Coffee @ Sparwasser

11.10.2005, Tuesday 12:30pm
> Breakfast with Matt+Tamara
Pancakes and crepes will be served with an assortment of liquids. a perfect way to start a perfect day

13.10.2005, Thursday, 8:00pm -til late
> HELLO Party

14-15.10.2005, Friday 4:00-7:00pm, Saturday 2:00-6:00pm
> Underwear Workshop by Will Munro (bring underwear to be remade)

14.10.2005, Friday -til late
> Rio, Sparwasser and C Magazine Present: Instant Coffee
@ RIO Lounge, Chaussee Str 106 Berlin Mitte

15.10.2005, Saturday 10:00pm
> Underwear Starter party

19.10.2005, Wednesday 8:00pm
> IC slide showand power point lectures

22.10.2005, Saturday 2:00-6:00pm
> Perfect Instant Coffee Good bye Party

29.10.2005, Saturday 2:00-10:00pm
> Perfect Instant Coffee Sale & Screening

for detailed schedule of events:

or contact Lise @ Sparwasser HQ
Offensive für zeitgenössische Kunst und Kommunikation
Torstrasse 161, 10115 Berlin
Telefon +49 30 21803001 / 01796705859