p.u.r.e. walk TWO (p.u.r.e. - perfomative urban research ensemble)
A p.u.r.e. walk – a performative walk – is an adventure and a possibility to (re)discover and to (re)shape the well known or sometimes not so well known city. At the same time it is an almost meditative experience of deceleration in the midst of our busy life. We are playing at criss-crossing the invisible border between an everyday mode of perception and a performatively focused awareness. The participants discover themselves to be part of a performance – a perfomance in which the city is improvising and redesigning itself, it improvises us, we are improvising the city.
The introduction takes place in German and English. The performance itself is non-verbal.
Im öffentlichen Raum. Treffpunkt Weltzeituhr, Alexanderplatz, Alexanderplatz 1, Mitte, 10178 Berlin
Jagna Anderson, María Ferrara, Dodi Helschinger, Maya Raghavan, Susanne Soldan, Karine Thomas
p.u.r.e is an interdisciplinary collective focussing since August 2015 on the concept of urban ecology of sound and movement.
We perceive the city as a performative process in which we are all taking part. The urban space is being produced by these performative acts.
We are interested in uncovering a complex system of ephemeral relationships between structures and actions. From there the improvisation can unfold, oscillating between cognition and creation. Led by the question “How does the city shape us?” and “How do we shape the city?” we keep developing minimalistic aesthetics of urban performance. Our explorations – the perfomative city walks – are open it to external participants.