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Colin Self and Bobbi Salvör Menuez
Paraphrase of a Shadow
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 7 PM

On February 28th, 2023, Callie’s will host the performance Paraphrase of a Shadow, a work-in-progress conceived by resident Colin Self in collaboration with Bobbi Salvör Menuez.

Throughout February, Self and Menuez are developing Paraphrase of a Shadow, an intermezzo about transdimensional communication. Working with the talismanic qualities and narrative symbolism of the glove, the performance employs self-made puppets, live video, and the voice to weave scenes of place, action, yearnings, rescue, triumph, homage, anxieties, repose, abduction, and Cupid.

While in residence at Callie’s, Self has been working on a series of projects that explore encryption, collective voices, and tulpamancy—the act of embodying a shadow self through meditation. They have also been experimenting with the materials and mechanics of puppetry to create a series of small-scale avatars and large-scale wearables.

Please note this event is now booked out.

Colin Self was born in 1987 in Portland, United States of America. They studied puppetry and experimental writing at Evergreen State College in Washington before completing a BFA at the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. Self received an MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts in 2017. Self’s work has been presented at Cleveland Museum of Art, USA (2022); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2022); KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin (2022); Gropius Bau, Berlin (2021), HAU, Berlin (2017), MoMA PS1, New York (2013). Self lives and works in Berlin.

Bobbi Salvör Menuez is an transdisciplinary artist and actor, born in 1993 and raised on Lenape Land (colonially, New York City).

Callie’s, Lindower Str. 20, 13347 Berlin

Please note this event is now booked out.

Program begins at 19:00; please arrive 15 minutes early.