Nile Koetting, Evacuation Picnic
Over the last few years Tokyo and Berlin based artist Nile Koetting has been working with an immersive scenography and installation in which choreography is exchanged between performer, audience, robot, data, and extra-visual materials such as scents, sound and light.
In Evacuation Picnic, Koetting shares a listening session from his recent project and an introduction to his practice. The session also invites further exchange between the participants while drinking tea and having snacks, generating a shared choreography in that interaction. Evacuation Picnic offers a new way of understanding choreography and connectivity in the hyper (in)secure time space we currently live in.
For participation in the Evacuation Picnic, Nile asks that you please prepare a cup of anti-stress tea for the best participant experience. His suggested list of calming teas for anxiety and stress, would include Mint Tea, Chamomile Tea, Lavender Tea, Rose Tea and Fennel Tea.
This event will take place via Zoom, with a scheduled break. Attendees will be able to ask questions via the chat function.
16th June 11am
Tickets: Eventbrite link >
Nile Koetting is a Japanese artist currently based in Germany. Koetting works with a diverse range of formats, such as installation, light, performance, scenography and sound. His artistic projects explore a new perception of interchanges between material and immaterial, living and non-living beings in a landscape of performative time and space.
Solo exhibitions include: 2020 Remain Calm – Reduced +, Shedhalle, Zürich (2020); 保持冷静 / Remain Calm, Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum, Shanghai (2019); Remain Calm, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany (2019); All in One, Unit 110, Nyc, US (2018); Whistler, Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo , Japan (2016).
Group exhibitions include: Anticorps, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2020); Radio as Social Sculpture, Lenbachhaus, Munich (2020); Paradise Found, Klosterruine, Berlin (2019); Waste Land, Anomaly, Tokyo (2019); ASSEMBLY, Somerset House, London (2018).
Image credit: Nile Koetting, 保持冷静 | Remain Calm. Installation view at Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum, Shanghai (7 December 2019–8 January 2020). Photo: GRAYSC.