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Susanne Berkenheger – Германия – Пърформанс


Susanne Berkenheger е родена в Щутгарт, Германия през 1963 г. Учи литература, после става журналистка (Süddeutsche Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), автор на хиперфикция, участник в chat theatre, активист на net art, сатирист (Spiegel Online). Минавайки през Нюрнберг, Рим и Мюнхен, в крайна сметка се озовава в Берлин.

Била е награждавана с международни награди за своите фантастични творби: „Zeit für die Bombe“ (1997), „Hilfe!“ (1999), „Die Schwimmmeisterin“ (2002) и английското издание „The Bubble Bath“ (2005). Била е участничка в проекти в Second Life и Chat Theatre. През 2007 излиза и илюстрираната версия на „Zeit für die Bombe“ (рисувана от: Agnes Wartner), а от 2013 и като приложение за мобилни устройства. През 2007 г. основава „Movement for Account Corpses“, което бива наградено с CYNETart Award 2008. За the Net Residency of Bremen тя създава проекта „The Last Days of Second Life“, който изследва изоставени пространства във виртуалния свят. С проекта за виртуална реалност „In Account Corpses We Trust“ проектът the „Movement for Account Corpses“ се присъединява към the arOCCUPY May Day 2012 в Ню Йорк.


ПЪТЯТ като ритуал


Един мой приятел ми каза, че използвайки мобилно приложение за превод е успял да проведе приятни разговори с чужденци. „Не може да бъде!“, отвърнах аз и реших да го изпробвам.

В „Старото Училище“ намерих снимка, за която си нямах и идея къде е направена. Реших, че ще намеря мястото от снимката, питайки случайни хора, които срещам по улиците. И тъй като нямам никакво понятие от български език, щях да използвам моя телефон като преводач.

A friend of mine told me that he had lovely conversations with strangers by using a translator app. „No way“, I said and decided to try it out myself. Thanks to Darina Palova and Dimitar Palov who invited me with this project to the Oldschoolresidence 2017 in the bulgarian Gorna Lipnitsa, I could do an extensive testing. The day before my departure I invited the villagers to step by at the Old School to have an App-Talk with me. With a lot of humor, patience and quick-wittedness the ingenieur Elka Ivanova Tzvetkova (first interlocutor) and Hristia Ivanova Hristova (second interlocutor) transformed my helpless efforts to talk to them into the absurdest and funniest conversation experience I ever had. Luckily Radoslav Mehandzhiyski recorded the whole thing. Many warm thanks to all involved!


In the Old School I found a photo wondering where it had been taken.

I would found that place by asking people in the streets of Gorna Lipnitsa. Since I know nothing of the Bulgarian language I would use my smartphone translator.

The first conversation I had infront of the main shop was with an old woman who sells milk. She recognized the place from the photo, told me a lot of things which neither I nor the translator unterstood. She indicated me the direction and told me that a German speaking woman, Gerry, who lives in the village, would come to see me at my place.

The second conversation I had was with a woman who was doing gardening infront of her house. She showed me a sculpture in her backyard and told me I would need a car to go to the place I was looking for.

Following the indicated road by foot anyway I met Todor who accompanied me all the way to the old house from the photo. At some point he started talking about bycicles.

All three were so helpful and unbelievably patient with me and my stubborn slumpy translator. Thanks a lot! Many thanks also to Gerry who came by and explained me what I have been talking about with the above mentioned locals.

During the exhibition in the Old School you could see parts of the first conversation as prints at the wall. Now you find them down here clicking on the image. Screenshots from the other two were scattered around the room. Now you see them dotted over the website. Please feel free to pick or click them up and use them for inspiration, laughing, posting or for whatever you can think of.



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