© 2020 – 2022. 2chairs artspace
24 June 2023
48Stunden Neukölln Festival
Herrfurthplatz 14, 12049 Berlin

ChairsBerg is a 45-minute performance by members of the 2chairs artspace e.V. A landscape of chairs fills the spiritual centre of the Genezarethkirche, hiding and housing performance artists who rise and subside into the landscape. At times they perform alone, other times as an ensemble before disappearing, only to rise again.

The central landscape will be continually enhanced by Sarah Schulz's ribbon and rubber weavings through the chairs, and visitors are encouraged to participate. Stefano Loiacono's artwork moves through the chaired landscape as action art. Camila Piana plays a game of her own inventing to enjoy chance and trace the movements. Choreographer Jac Carley plays with the motions of history that have been set free in this church and unites the group in this journey. 'The absurdity of it all' is Bernd Reichert's commentary, referencing the Dadaist manifesto that underlies all modern performance work. Exploring issues related to gender and power, Lena Ash works with chairs as a metaphor for the social structures that constrain and limit women to disrupt and challenge patriarchal norms and expectations.
How it was
Meet 2chairs artists
  • Bernd Reichert
    grew up in East Germany, after 30 years in Belgium come back to West Berlin to
    self-develop visual language, based on the decontextuali-zation of original motives and the influence of his psycho-logical perception of reality.
  • Camila Piana
    a Peruvian artist, currently lives and works in Berlin, educated primarily as an Industrial Engineer. Today she obsessively draws circles and tells stories in an imaginary language strictly composed by using data.
  • Jac Carley
    a Berlin-based artist also known for her choreographic oeuvre as well as for published books and poems. Born in the USA she bought a one-way ticket to Berlin in 1976 and established Tanzfabrik there.
  • Lena Ash
    born in the USSR, first studied Geography, lives and works in Berlin as an independent curator and visual artist, in 2020 founded 2chairs artspace. In artistic practice, she focuses on gender challenges.
  • Sarah Schultz
    was born in Berlin and has diverse education: photography, computer graphics, fine arts, religion and philosophy. She has various teaching assignments in the field of fine arts in Brandenburg.
  • Stefano Loiacono
    born in Italy, obtained a Master's Degree in Psychology, currently based in Berlin. Inspired by murals, graffiti, mosaics and stained glass windows, he combines colours into an aggregation of organic shapes.