FALLING UPWARDS - Lagoon Parliament's Second Exhibition

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FALLING UPWARDS - Lagoon Parliament's Second Exhibition

<h2><strong>LAGOON PARLIAMENT </strong></h2> <h2><strong>- SECOND EXHIBITION</strong><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/595116/event_banner-1557997224.gif" width="100%" /></h2> <p><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>FALLING UPWARDS -&nbsp;</strong>Upcoming Event</h3> <p>Lagoon Parliament&#39;s second exhibition &#39;Falling upwards&#39; is dedicated to wrestling and how the staged violence (also besides the ring) can influence the crowd. It includes live program with dance, sound performances and protein shake dinner.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592257/pDidnfW-WqoYxITtgVa8Vg-1557210841.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&#39;<strong>Falling Upwards</strong>&#39;&nbsp;shines a spotlight on the very extremes of physicality. Falling Upwards is inspired by contact sports where a fallen body is a defeated body, where sweat and hormones drip from duelling muscles, confrontation seeks cathartic heat and rituals of friction cause fictional injuries that penetrate human flesh.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592478/suspension-1557246861.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The gallery space is an arena housing a central ring, mesh banners suspended from the ceiling lead to the circular platform &ndash; site of performance and participatory games. An installation containing a leaked WrestleMania narrative hangs above the contestants&rsquo; heads. A console adjacent to the ring invites viewers to battle each other as Trump v. News channel in an 8 bit video game. Lining the main gallery space on either side are large digital collages mounted on metal frames which address meme wars waged between the Alt-Right and the Left where internet &ldquo;freedom fighters&rdquo; clash over causes of &ldquo;Anomie&rdquo; - a feeling of alienation and widespread loss of meaning. A series of video works explores the symbolic status and societal roles of one-on-one combat as spectacle. A separate room at the back of the main space is darkened and insulated, it is a cavity that draws visitors into the folds and sounds of the inner body where show and artifice are stripped away to reveal the soft, hidden face under the mask.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/595120/collage_1-1557997354.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/595119/collage_2-1557997296.jpg" width="100%" /><br /> <br /> <img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/595122/collage_3-1557997463.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/lagoonparliament/?epa=SEARCH_BOX" target="_blank">E</a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/lagoonparliament/?epa=SEARCH_BOX" target="_blank">VENT PAGE</a><br /> ***</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><br /> <br /> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p> <hr /> <h3><strong>DEPARTURE | ARRIVALl | RETURN</strong>&nbsp;- Previous Event</h3> <p><br /> Lagoon Parliament launched&nbsp;their first public event as part of&nbsp;<a href="https://vorspiel.berlin/" target="_blank">transmediale Vorspiel 2019</a>&nbsp;at <a href="http://cargocollective.com/kunsthauskule" target="_blank">Kunsthaus KuLe</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592428/Pre_04-1557243326.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>The space was transformed into a fictive travel agency playing with alternate concepts of time and metaphorical ideas around place and placelessness.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592424/Pre_02-1557242865.jpg" width="100%" />A journey into a hybrid between real and fictive atmospheres with a manipulated sense of displacement and abundance. The first event (DEPARTURE) started with a festive takeoff evaporating the audiences&nbsp;from familiar ground with concerts and performances. Departure invited audience to a harmonious sleepover in which the people awoke into the next event (ARRIVAL) with a micro cosmic breakfast, workshop, screenings and performances. The last event (RETURN) was interrogate the notion of customs and whether a return was ever really possible.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592442/Pre_06-1557244201.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592434/telegram-photo-0-5945025634872962372-1557243843.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/593151/Pre_07-1557415436.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592445/animated_lagoon-1557244408.gif" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://cargocollective.com/kunsthauskule/LAGOON-PARLIAMENT-transmediale-Vorspiel-2019" target="_blank">EVENT&nbsp;PAGE</a></p> <p style="text-align:center">***</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><strong>LAGOON PARLIAMENT&nbsp;</strong>- Who we are</p> <p>We are a semi-fictional organization challenging the conventional concepts of hierarchy and looking for a new formats of collective work. Our ultimate goal is to create an artist network, where community and emotional alliance is a main drive and source of support. We want to bypass the pragmatism of the art market and provide a framework for independent cultural productions.<br /> <br /> FOUNDERS: <a href="http://gosialehmann.net/" target="_blank">Gosia Lehmann</a>, <a href="https://www.emmabacklund.com/#1" target="_blank">Emma Backlund</a>, <a href="https://theresareimann-dubbers.com/" target="_blank">Theresa Reimann-Dubbers</a>, <a href="http://www.andykingstudio.com/" target="_blank">Andy King</a>, <a href="https://www.valerian-blos.de/" target="_blank">Valerian Blos</a>, <a href="http://yannickspiess.com/" target="_blank">Yannick Spiess</a>, <a href="https://www.yaqin-si.com/" target="_blank">Yaqin&nbsp;Si</a>.</p> <p>CONTRIBUTERS:&nbsp;<a href="https://fraserbowers.com/" target="_blank">Fraser Bowers</a>, Sigrid Hermann,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mattin.org/" target="_blank">Mattin</a>, <a href="http://elektrokagura.com/index.html" target="_blank">ELEKTRO KAGURA</a> (<a href="http://ichi-go.strikingly.com/" target="_blank">Ichi Go</a>, <a href="http://sankomedicalart.de/yukihiro_ikutani.html" target="_blank">Yukihiro Ikutani</a>, <a href="http://axl-otl.com/" target="_blank">AXL OLT</a>), <a href="https://dawoonipark.cargo.site/" target="_blank">Dawooni Park</a>,<a href="https://www.fumihiro-ono.de/about-me/" target="_blank"> Fumihiro Ono</a>, <a href="https://nobutakashomura.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Nobutaka Shomura</a>, etc.</p> <p><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592634/telegram-photo-0-5945025634872962370-1557310761.jpg" width="100%" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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<h3>We want to&nbsp;create a sustainable community and participative event platform for both talented artists and curious audiences to have chance to&nbsp;be present in the unknown and release themselves.</h3> <p><br /> <br /> We are aiming to keep all events for free to the public. Our amazing host <a href="https://www.2og-website.com/" target="_blank">2 OG CONTEMPORARY OPPORTUNITIES</a> in der Alte M&uuml;nze, agreed to not charge us for the rent, however we have lot of spendings for production and people.<br /> <br /> All funds are going to support realisation of the project and its representation to the public.</p> <ul> <li>Material Fee</li> <li>Transport Fee</li> <li>Equipment rent</li> <li>Graphic material making and prints<img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592487/now_01-1557247674.jpg" width="100%" /><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592488/now_02-1557247685.jpg" width="100%" /></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <h3>AND Payment for our amazing artists, dances and musicians&nbsp;</h3> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>THANK YOU</strong></p> <p>To thanks our donors, we would prepare your very own personal poem as part of a surprise letter with some extra little treats.Our talent Japanese dancer Nobutaka Shomura would also offer one&nbsp;free contemporary or butoh dance lesson in his dance studio in Berlin.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <hr /> <h2 style="text-align:center">Thanks&nbsp;for all the support&nbsp;</h2> <h3 style="text-align:center"><img alt="" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/592497/lg_group_2-1557248966.jpg" width="100%" /></h3> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://lagoonparliament.org/" target="_blank">LAGOON PARLIAMENT</a><br /> ***</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>


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