Vorglühen, or `to glow before’, emulates a cyclical club experience: pre-game getting ready, the darkness unfolding from light fragmentation, and the drop-down into offshore ‘mumblecore’. Diving into a 55-minute score on loop, black iridescent–holographic–moon spiders bump the car thug, deep sea-outer space, same below as above. Justin Kennedy, Emma Waltraud Howes and Marcel Darienzo perform a durational dance, live scored by Dylan Spencer-Davidson in the Waschbar of Uferhallen. The synchronised and not so synchronized swimmers invite the public on a transformative journey, through the Basement Ciaga (Basement Balenciaga Base Saga) flood.

This ‘auto-mythologizing’ methodology reclaims the value of a-live experience that disrupts notions of individual authorship, in favour of collaboration that expand towards, with, and for others. The lucid comes from dropping. We exhaust constraints and habits to welcome guests into this generous and generative practice.


  • By, with, and for : Justin Kennedy, Emma Waltraud Howes, Marcel Darienzo and Dylan Spencer-Davidson
  • Lighting Design : Fubbi Karlsson, House of North
  • Video Editing : Tomi Paasonen
  • Sound Mix: Dylan Spencer-Davidson
  • The Drippy Hair Case Soul Patch: Caterina Veronesi
  • Still photography and Helping Shedna Shoplift Capture : Alana Lake

Exhibition History

    Berlin, DE

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Curated by

Isabel Parkes
Exhibition team

Melanie Klimmer, Production Manager
Cilia Jonda, Curatorial Assistant
Toni Brell, Design
House of North, Technical Direction