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Diagrams of Friction #4: intimate screens

performance by Bryana Fritz, talk with Max Wallenhorst and screening by Jean Hubert

18.07, 7pm at Naunynstrasse 53, 10999 Berlin

“Look towards the fabrics that drape our body and make pretty our flesh” (Bryana Fritz)

We want to talk about layers of intimacy within the screen – layers of signs covering our bodies, surfaces arising from the unknown and the horrid, giving us WHAT IS LOVE.


“Sexting” by Max Wallenhorst

“Indispensible Blue” by Bryana Fritz

“Waiting for sleep” by Jean Hubert


“Sexting” – Every letter was a love letter. Let’s say all texting is sexting. Sexting makes obvious the entanglement of bodies, media, and discourses that any contemporary writing — however sexually explicit — is always embedded in. “Sexting” is a text-based series exploring the internet and the intimacy in-between curated by Max Wallenhorst.

„Indispensible Blue“ by Bryana Fritz is a laptop performance. Folders are opened and closed, lines appear, boxes light up, colors and sounds plop up – a text is performed. If software exerts a choreographic force on its users, how can dance be a way to escape the pre-programmed patterns? With „Indispensible Blue“ and the various forms it takes, she continues to explore the uncanny valley between poetry and dance on the everyday user surfaces. “Indispensible Blue” is the first contribution in the series “sexting” by Max Wallenhorst.

“Waiting for sleep” – a diary of Will, isolated in a house in the suburbs he hides from a world of zombies. Coping with routines, shards of small talk and fixing machines, a sleepwalker articulates what Computer-Generated-Imagery may articulate formally.

Bryana Fritz studied dance in Minneapolis (US) and Essen (DE) before she moved to Brussels, where she graduated at P.A.R.T.S in 2014. Ever since she has performed for choreographers like Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Xavier le Roy, David Hernandez, among others.

Jean Hubert is a French video artist (*1987) based in Amsterdam. His work deals with complots and aberrations erring between enigmatic silences and ritualised compositions. His works have been shown on the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, “Salon de Montrouge”, Momart Amsterdam, W139 Amsterdam and has had residencies at the BilbaoArte Fondation and the Rijksakademie Amsterdam, among others.

Max Wallenhorst, currently studying Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Gießen is working on text-based somatic fictions, auto-essays and weak performances. Besides his activity in the CHANGE network, he works for Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Edit – Papier für neue Texte.