Charlie Wanda: CIRCUS WORLDS (Exhibition)
Sunday, 19.11.23
90 mil, Holzmarktstrasse 19-23, 10243 Berlin
Charlie Wanda: ZIRKUSWELTEN (Ausstellung)
From 20h on you are welcome to the 90Mill where there will be drinks and coziness and we can talk about the personal highlights of the festival together. Charlie Wanda shows her exhibition "Circus Worlds" and directs the view in her life-size projections of circus bodies to the bizarre, dangerous and vulnerable. At 21:00 Moritz Lucht will show his piece "You told me to dance" and from 21:30 the band Laturb takes us on a roller coaster ride through dark colored glitter worlds with anarchy and apple juice.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

About the exhibition:

Via 3 beamers, life-size illustrations of past circus pieces are projected in a staggered rhythm onto 3 different walls. This work explores the question of the connection between circus and drawing. In circus, I am fascinated by the body that changes when it enters into a relationship with an object or another body. This relationship leads to the body taking unconventional, bizarre, dangerous and vulnerable positions. It is as if the body reacts to what happens to it, finds solutions, compromises and discovers hidden forces and tendencies. I find it beautiful to capture these intimate moments and really look at the extraordinary body that deviates from the norm. With my drawings I try to capture these very ephemeral moments - on stage things sometimes happen quickly, just like in real life. The drawing itself remains as an imprint of this experienced moment. I like to think of my strokes as folds - as if the stroke is forced to fold in a certain direction by the movement of the person. Everything is already there - I don't invent anything!
Relaxed Performance, Assistence dog allowed, Language No Problem, Free entrance, Accessible with wheelchair, Barrier free toilet
Photo: Charlie Wanda

About the Company

Charlie Wanda, also known as Charlotte Wanda Kachelmann, is an illustrator and art mediator from Berlin who combines her two passions - circus and drawing - in her work. She illustrates for circus companies and magazines such as Tadaa magazine for contemporary circus. As the daughter of two artists, drawing together during her childhood is a way to spend intimate moments with her father and allows her to understand his way of perceiving the world and people a little better. It was during her studies in art history and fine arts in Rennes that she first came into contact with the circusworld. As part of her Masters in Toulouse, she wrote her thesis on inclusive circus, which involves artists with disabilities. Since then, she has organised and directed participatory art projects with people with disabilities. Her activities move between art mediation, circus and drawing.

Charlie Wanda

About the Location

New multidisciplinary venue. In the making, to be destroyed.

90 mil