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Courtesy: Jakob Klaffs

Scope BLN


Your Wrongs Create Trouble in My Heart

Ritual exhibition and performances by jakob klaffs


Guest performances by: hugo x tibiriçá


September 29 – October 13

Opening: Friday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m. 


jakob klaffs (they, them / he, him) is a queer multidisciplinary artist, exploring ritual through performance, somatic work, video and visual art. 


out of experiencing a lack of ritual culture, community, connection and somatic integrity, growing up in the flat lands of northern germany, they started exploring ritual as a way to counteract the perpetuation of traumatic patterns that lie within and spread from euronormative culture. in this ritual exhibition, they will invite the visitors to encounter and confront the german freeze.


people moving and migrating to germany usually come across a phenomenon: how difficult it is to connect and feel close to white germans. often it is said: the germans are cold.


it seems that for centuries, maybe even longer, this whole culture has fallen more and more into the most intangible of the primordial trauma responses available to mammals: not the fight, not the flight, but the freeze.

the works presented and the rituals hosted during the exhibition period address this freeze response, while attempting to counteract it through the connective and transformative potential that rituals can provide within their liminal and safe(r) spaces.

during the exhibition period, the artist will also facilitate workshops and further impromptu ritual sessions will be held, as well as guest video-ritual presentations by invited artist hugo x tibiriçá.

Opening: Friday, September 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Closing performance: Friday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Lübecker Str. 43 10559 Berlin

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