No Exit Berlin 2011
An artistic, architectural and performative intervention in Zionskirche (Evangelical church), Berlin, Germany
in collaboration with Vox Nostra
Live Performance using 2000 Meters of Caution Tape
Entekhabi used the tape as a construction material for the so-called “parasitic architecture“, with which he developed informal extensions of standing museum architecture. He recently employed the tape for interactions with the audience, using the tape to tie observers together, to hinder their movement, or to cover their eyes. The material is always related to the activities of a „migratory aesthetic“, thematising the process of inclusion and exclusion, both in the art business as well as in a societal context.
He also erects a wall-like ‚architecture’ by running caution tape back and forth between two fixed points inside the church. An ephemeral barrier is created in the space, thereby evoking the tradition of the chancel or the Iconostasis of the Orthodox Church, in which the sacred space is divided from the public space. At the same time, the work with caution tape stands specifically in relation to Entekhabi’s gesamtwerk. He utilized the caution tape in various video performances, to cordon off territories in public space, which he then used for himself.
VOX NOSTRA : Sopran - Amy Green, Sopran- Susanne Wilsdorf, Alt/Tenor - Christoph Burmester, Tenor - Burkard Wehner and Bass - Tobias Hagge with contribution of Celia Eslamieh Shomal and Faezeh Kalami supported by:Operadagen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands ArtEZ Academie voor Art & Design, Enschede, Netherlands