Book Launch & DJ-Set

In the context of Leyla Yenirce – SO MUCH ENERGY

Enis Maci | Mazlum Nergiz, photo by Kerstin Schomburg / €uro€y€z (One Mother) 

Book Launch & DJ-Set
Thursday, 17 November 2022, 6 pm
Reading with the authors Enis Maci & Mazlum Nergiz
Followed by: DJ-Set €uro€y€z (One Mother)

In the context of the exhibition Leyla Yenirce – SO MUCH ENERGY at Kunsthaus Hamburg, an accompanying catalogue has been published in early November in cooperation with Mouse Publishing. For this publication Enis Maci and Mazlum Nergiz have written texts, which they will read on this evening. Afterwards we will hear a DJ set by the musician €uro€y€z (One Mother). 

Free admission!

Enis Maci is the author of the essay collection Eiscafé Europa (Suhrkamp 2018) and a number of plays, including WUNDER (Suhrkamp Theater 2021). She is the editor of An Intriguing Plan (Spector Books 2021) and Filamentous Magic Carpets (March Publishing 2022). In 2022 she was a fellow of the Käthe Hamburger Kolleg “global dis:connect”at LMU Munich.

Mazlum Nergiz is author and theater maker. His book The stories 392 Days of Visions was published by Spector Books and his essay Falten und Inseln was published by Matthes & Seitz Berlin. In 2021, Schauspielhaus Wien awarded him with the Hans Gratzer Fellowship, combined with a premiere of his play COMA in January 2022. He develops plays and performances, most recently DRIFT (Pop-Kultur Berlin, 2021) and The Sense of Belonging (Schauspiel Hannover, 2022).

Influenced by R’n’B, pop, jungle, trance and her South Korean background, €uro€y€z writes and sings in English and Korean about dreams, longings and experiences. In 2017, she released her debut single I C U (In My Dreams) – clouds of mist, bright moonlight and flashing eyes in the dark. She is currently working on her first EP with her producer jinO.o and Safespace Records. As a DJ and part of the collective One Mother, she is in exchange with artists and musicians of the Hamburg cultural scene and continuously develops her sound and aesthetics. The One Mother collective was founded in 2016 to offer new perspectives for the Hamburg scene – feminist, queer, non-white.

Leyla Yenirce’s first institutional solo exhibition SO MUCH ENERGY will be on view at Kunsthaus Hamburg until December 4, 2022.

At Kunsthaus Hamburg, the Yenirce interweaves life stories of different women who have resisted extreme grievances. The multimedia installation NACHT. SCHLAF. DIE STERNE, 2021 relies on an examination of the last days of the Hamburg painter Anita Rée, who committed suicide as a result of the burgeoning fascism. Violence, destruction and extinction are reflected in the projection of blowing hair, impelling noise and aggressive dynamics of industrial propellers. The haunting sound merges with the voices of British freedom fighter Anna Campbell and Iraqi Yezidi human rights activist and genocide survivor Lamiya Aji Bashar. The relationship between power and helplessness is explored in many ways in the exhibition. Through the force of the rotating propellers as well as on a visual and acoustic level, it becomes a physical experience.

Curated by Anna Nowak

Leyla Yenirce (*1992 in Qubîn, Kurdistan) finished her Fine Arts studies at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts in 2022. She has been also awarded for the Ars Viva Prize (2023), Bundespreis für Kunststudierende, Bonn (2021) and Hamburger Musikpreis (2019). Yenirce has been part of Kein Schlussstrich Festival, Kampnagel, Hamburg (2021), Paradise, Kurdish Film Festival, Berlin (2020) and Hi Ventilation, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2019).


Sunday, 4 December 2022, 4 pm
Artist talk with Leyla Yenirce & Anna Nowak
with Dr. Karin Schick (Head of Collection Moder Art, Hamburger Kunsthalle)

Guided tours
Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 6 pm
Friday25 November 2022, 6 pm
Sunday, 4 December 2022, 3 pm

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