A project by Tomma Galonska
Presented at >>DENKRAUM DEUTSCHLAND:feminin 2021
Opening: Saturday October 2nd 3pm
Exhibition: Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm and Thursday until 8:00 pm
Performances: In the loop
Pinakothek der Moderne: Barerstrasse 40, 80333 Munich
Free entry. Tickets required! >> Münchenticket
The current Corona regulations apply
Map of the Pentagon in the urban space
Draft for the inner Pentagon
Eight women with quite different backgrounds who currently live in Munich have wandered to various objects: a sculpture, an entrance gate, a mirror on a house wall and an old fountain, a pair of shoes in a tree or a memorial plaque. I selected the motifs in advance together with the artist Rasha Ragab; the women were confronted with their motive immediately and wrote short texts about it: 5 minutes without censorship. 16 texts were created in this way, all of them touching, fragile word-creations.
Such writing acts are radical interruptions: firstly in terms of the unexpected view of the public space, secondly through encountering one's own words. One of the women told me that she was afraid of her own words, of the chaos in her brain becoming visible, but when she read it, she found it no longer frightening, but beautiful.
The 16 texts will be presented in different chronological sequences during the exhibition. The intention is to make the subjective observations of the women audible, but also to intensify sensitivity for words as semantic-acoustic phenomena and to enlarge the performative possibilities that can be given to words. The short cuts invite the audience to listen, associate and perceive actively.
The photographer Katharina Kreye accompanied the work in the outdoor pentagon. Portraits of the participating women will be presented in the exhibition.
Participnats: Adriana Alfano, Alina Desler, Newsha Djavadipour-Sigari, Christine von dem Knesebeck, Lucie Meyer, Syeda Nuzhat Sabrina Nabila, Laura Sunj, Sinem Yilmaz
Photo: Katharina Kreye. Tomma Galonska and Newsha Djavadipour-Sigari (left) during their work in the outer Pentagon
The Pentagon project is funded by the Kulturstiftung der Stadtsparkasse Munich and the Cultural Funding of the District of Upper Bavaria.
The project would not be feasible without the help of many supporters. Special thanks go to the artist Rasha Ragab.
For valuable support during the research in the outer Pentagon we thank: Loic Masson, Fremdspracheninstitut München (FIM); Anselm Bilgri, Akademie der Muße; Eva-Maria Matzke, Diakoniewerk; Dr. Lothar Ebbertz, Bayerischer Brauerbund e. V.; Klaus Becker, Presse Referat TUM.