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Multi-media performance “27.02. Marktplatz” by Elianna Renner

Link to the TAZ review by Jan-Paul Koopmann, March 2nd, 2015 (in german)

The performance 27.02. Marktplatz (Market Square 27th of February) forms part of the long-term project Tracking the Traffic by artist Elianna Renner. It is a co-operative art project that deals with the history of the trafficking of women as part of a larger narrative of migration in the 19th and 20th century. From the 1860s until the years of the Interwar Period, women from Eastern Europe – many of them from Jewish families – fell victim to international trafficking circles, that operated across several continents. Around the same time, the Jewish-European and non-Jewish-European women’s movement merged increasingly, joining forces to combat the international trafficking of women. The main focus of the art project Tracking the Traffic is to explore the histories of the migration of women, as well as the trafficking of women and its combatting by way of various artistic representations, and to recontruct the sites of these historic events, like the Bremen Market Square.

The performance 27.02. Marktplatz emerged from a workshop at the University of the Arts, Bremen (HfK) and was developed and realized in collaboration with Claudia Piepenbrock, Katharina Kreutzkamp and Lulu Mendelova, and HfK Bremen.

Location: February 27th, 2015 at 7:30 pm Marktplatz Bremen (Bremen Market Square)

As part of the Laboratory on Order//Structure (Lab Ordnung//Struktur)
Concept: Z. Schmidt and
 thealit Frauen.Kultur.Labor, for further information please visit www.thealit.de

Supported by: Senator of Cultural Affairs, Bremen / Heinrich Böll Foundation, Bremen / HfK Bremen / Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

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Elianna Renner was part of BEYOND THE PALE radio show on WBAI 99.5 FM in New York City. Host Eve Sicular is talking to Elianna Renner about her recent art project that will take her around the world from December 2012 until June 2013. Elianna is being interviewed by Eve from 10:30 to 25:00 and again from 39:00 to 47:00.

Click here to listen:

link to the BEYOND THE PALE web page with more detailed information about the show: beyondthepale.org/episode/2012/12/16
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In an undefined location a young man seems to be praying in front of a wall. Connotations to the wailing wall and orthodox Jewish religious rituals are being invoked. At second glance, the man is not wearing the traditional phylacteries, but a profane bicycle tire is wrapped around his arm.
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