2009, Sat, Jun 20 and 2009, Sun, Jun 21

Yingmei Duan, China/Germany / Lilith Performance Studio, Sweden

Rubbish City (2008)

Yingmei Duan | Foto: Lilith Performance Studio | Rubbish City | Courtesy the artist

Yingmei Duan | Foto: Lilith Performance Studio | Rubbish City | Courtesy the artist

Four performers amidst mountains of hundredweight bulk garbage: a man who talks the entire time – it is unclear to whom; a little girl in a white dress folding paper boats; a man in a black suit who could be an emcee if that would make any sense at all in such a setting, between it all, Yingmei Duan, naked, exposed, her eyes closed. Something like communication doesn’t occur. The visitor is immersed in this cosmos of rubbish and the people who live in it - and after a while the apocalyptic scenario transforms into something familiar.

Yingmei Duan worked as a freelance artist at the artist colony East Village in Beijing, prior to moving to Germany in 1998 to study with Marina Abramovic, Christoph Schlingensief, and others.

No more than fifteen persons are permitted to attend this event at the same time. Please view the starting times as recommendations. As there is no time limit on attendance of the event, we would ask you to bear with us if you have to wait before being admitted. Thank you very much in advance.

Artists’ Talk with Melati Suryodarmo and Yingmei Duan on Sun 21.6. 16 h