We are “E.T.”, a temporary collective comprised of seven multidisciplinary artists who have united forces 'to take over the art scene' in Berlin for a short moment of time.
"E.T." will be creating artworks on-site at Okazi Gallery, and will be also providing participatory events for the people in Berlin at various locations over the course of one week as part of "Month of Performance Art" in Berlin.
We are looking to raise funds to cover the cost of all the artists uniting in Berlin for this one week to work together as “E.T.” The funds are needed for transportation, supplies, housing and all costs associated with the participation of Month of Performance Art-Berlin, the exhibition at Okazi gallery and other related events.
The root of the collaboration of this collective is in the method of the exquisite corpse, a technique invented by the Surrealists in the early 1900's, in which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to the composition in a sequence either by following a rule or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. "E.T." uses this process as the starting point for their collaboration, which began several months before arrival to Berlin.
Over the course of several months, “E.T.” completed seven rotations, which results in seven final artworks, worked on by all seven artists. Each artwork is unique that only one artist does not own it, rather it has evolved through these rotations through the hands of seven.
These rotation pieces as well as the final artworks will be on display on the Okazi Gallery walls. Careful documentation has been made of this process of working together whilst living on different continents for some not having the opportunity to know one another or meet in person.
"E.T." is also offering "Esprit de Corps," a series of events to promote, encourage and motivate all ages to become physically active as a means to participate in Art as part of Month of Performance Art-Berlin (www.mpa-b.org) which is a month-long platform dedicated to highlighting, promoting and interconnecting the wealth and diversity of independent, contemporary and experimental performance art practices thriving in Berlin.
These participatory events includes various open experiments in gathering, interactive behavior, field design, sound tracking and accoutrement. New sport is created with various paraphernalia: its uniforms, instruments, anthems, awards and opening ceremonies.
Opening Ceremony of “Esprit de Corps” will commence at 7pm on May 18th at Okazi Gallery, which will include various performances and ceremonies. Programs will be handed out listing “Esprit de Corps” events happening at various times and locations throughout Berlin. On the same evening will be our Opening for “E.T.” which begins at 6pm.
Laura Arena of Lucky Gallery in Brooklyn, New York formed the "E.T" collective based on previous relationships she made as an artist and curator at the Gallery.
Lucky Gallery is based in Brooklyn NY and has been in operation since 2009. Lucky Gallery works with underrepresented and emerging artists looking for a venue to share creativity and ideas in a supportive environment. The gallery focuses on the interaction and communication between the artist and community, through performance, workshops, education and opportunity.
Lucky Gallery is Laura Arena and Amy Weng. For more information visit www.luckygallery.com or email email@example.com. For more information about "Esprit De Corps" visit http://luckygallery.com/EspritDeCorps/index.html.
Director of Lucky Gallery/Participating Artist