The First Moment of Marwa El Sherbini, by Noa Gur

An activist video work and performance by Noa Gur, 2019. Performed by Xica Lisboa, Pauline Payen, Daniel Adams, K-ske sugawara, Sebastian Rein, Alexey Trubarov, Irina Demina, Zihern Lee

The piece relates to a hate crime which took place in a German courtroom in 2009: The killing of a young woman, who was murdered with eighteen stab wounds during a trial in which she testified on racist insults directed at her in 2008 by her eventual killer. During the sudden attack, el-Sherbini’s husband pushed himself between the attacker and Marwa to protect her and, as a result, suffered sixteen wounds. He eventually collapsed when a policemen shot his knee, having mistaken him for the killer. These disturbing occurrences pose urgent questions, which remain to a large extent unresolved, as the family’s lawsuit against that Dresden court has been rejected three times.

In this work, the trial that led to the murder is staged through the use of data from police files, and is presented in reverse order in public space.
On the one hand, the piece is an investigation on the questions raised by this incident: namely, how could such a thing occur in the public sphere, in an official building. On the other hand, it is a challenging choreographic task, in which dancers examine the course of events in physical-spatial dimensions while searching for truth. The time axis is reversed and the action is staged backwards to arrive at the beginning of the trial.

Performed on the 1st of July 2019 for the 10 years commemoration in front of teh German Kanzleramt. A10 minutes long performance followed by a short talk by activist prof. Sabine Schiffer.

Performers: Xica Lisboa, Pauline Payen, Daniel Adams, K-ske sugawara, Sebastian Rein, Alexey Trubarov, Irina Demina, Zihern Lee.

Director: Noa Gur

Assistant: Pauline Payen

The project has been supported by Berlin senate research Stipend, Ostrovsky foundation (N.Y, US), Artport Alumni grants and National Lottery Cultural Funds (IL).

Video article Al Jazeera :

Noa Gur :




Pictures from KEYWORDS_REQUIRED @Gr_und


« FragtMorgenWieder » (sound foutain) Decorative-fountain, mini speaker, soundtrack – 2010

« Spaceship » A performative installation – Unknown materials – 2017 (with the complicity of Kevin S. Morrison)

« Spaceship » A performative installation – Unknown materials – 2017 (with the complicity of Kevin S. Morrison)

« Spaceship » A performative installation – Unknown materials – 2017 (with the complicity of Kevin S. Morrison)

« Spaceship » A performative installation – Unknown materials – 2017 (with the complicity of Kevin S. Morrison) The Voyager Spaceship has landed in a human-art gallery in Berlin, in July 2017. During the vernissage, art visitors and human artists exchanged words and sounds in the Spacheship that turned out to be a recording device.

Radio Broadcast of the new edition of The Voyager Radio Show, with interviews and sounds by human art-visitors Listen to The Voyager Radio Show here:



THE WAY OBJECTS GO, Group Show opened its doors. It is a beautiful exhibition.

To see all the pictures click on the image


Stereoscopy @ Podroom Gallery, Belgrade




THE WAY OBJECTS GO Group Show @ Cultural center BELGRADE

The Way Objects Go
7-27 July 2017
Podroom gallery, Cultural Center Belgrade


The exhibition explores – through the medium of moving images – the different links that human beings build up with objects in the beginning of the 21th century.
The invited artists question the new realities of the object in times of dematerialized transactions and porous limits between fiction and reality, materiality and virtuality. The artworks aim to symetrically think on how objects influence the definition of our individual and collective identity.

Anthony Bodin, Samuel Buckman, Jimmie Durham, Rodrigo Cass, Michel François,
Laura Gozlan, Max Hattler, Siniša Ilić and Tina Gverović, Ailbhe Ni Bhriain, Pauline
Payen, Babeth Rambault, Miloš Tomić, Annegien van Doorn

A proposition by L’Œil d’Oodaaq / Isabelle Henrion & Nyima Leray






Keywords Required Exhibition @ Gr_und BERLIN

A group exhibition with Yann Vanderm, Pauline Payen, Elena Katz and Ssmidd

01-22.07 2017
Thu-Sat 4-7 pm

Vernissage 30.06.2017 – 7 pm
Performance by Elana Katz

Finissage 22.07.2017 – 7 pm
Performance by Pauline Payen

This project has been supported by Fondation Nationale des Arts Graphiques et Plastiques.


“The majority of gallery visitors are art enthusiasts, casual visitors and vernissage guests – in other words nice-to-have visitors – and collectors and art professionals form only the minority” of the public. (M. Resch, Management of art galleries, 2015)

According to the report of GmbH 2017, more than 70% of the exhibition visitors are less interested in the presented artworks and their concepts or in an exchange with artists than in the probability to meet curators and gallerists that can push their career; not to mention the possibility of getting cheap drinks.

These facts make us, curators, think twice about which artists and works to present in a proper conceptual direction, in order to create a meaningful and coherent group exhibition.

The serious question we might ask now is what makes an exhibition more meaningful than another? According to which criteria should an art show be evaluated? The numbers of visitors? The profit of the sales of drinks at the bar and of artworks? The feedbacks from art critics and audience? The smile on the curators’ faces?

In the group show “keywords_required” we propose to artists, art lovers, collectors and nice-to-have visitors to question what motivations lead the public here and what information they receive. To evaluate the meaningfulness of the exhibition, we selected a list of conceptual keywords that permitted us to set up a sample of artists who are likely to reuse and reinterpret them, to find out if these are transmitted to the public.





A WSTBND Manifesto Exhibition on Nails



Wasteband presents their first event of World Wide Waste!
I will hold the WOLSODONAILS salon.


* Trailer by Zabo Chabiland


WASTEBAND PawliP Human Sound System @ Ida Schmidt

Join for a special Brunch by Ma Patissiere acoompanied by the Pawli P Human Sound System

A live radio experiment with Wasteband.

October 9th 2016 @ Ida Schmidt Gallery, Brooklyn/New York

« …but was this funny? was this funny? was this funny? why was this funny? why was Sugar Kane funny? why were men dressed as women funny? why were men made up as women funny? why were men staggering in high heels funny? why was Sugar Kane funny, was Sugar Kane the supreme female impersonator? was this funny? why was this funny? why is female funny? why were people going to laugh at Sugar Kane & fall in love with Sugar Kane? why, another time? why would Sugar Kane Kovalchick girl ukulelist be such a box office success in America? why dazzling-blond girl ukulelist alcoholic Sugar Kane Kovalchick a success? why Some Like It Hot a masterpiece? why Monroe’s masterpiece? why Monroe’s most commercial movie? why did they love her? why when her life was in shreds like clawed silk? why when her life was in pieces like smashed glass? why when her insides had bled out? why when her insides had been scooped out? why when she carried poison in her womb? why when her head was ringing with pain? her mouth stinging with red ants? why when everybody on the set of the film hated her? resented her? feared her? why when she was drowning before their eyes? I wanna be loved by you boop boopie do! why was Sugar Kane Kovalchick of Sweet Sue’s Society Syncopaters so seductive? I wanna be kissed by nobody else but you I wanna! I wanna! I wanna be loved by you alone but why? why was Marilyn so funny? why did the world adore Marilyn? who despised herself? was that why? why did the world love Marilyn? why when Marilyn had killed her baby? why when Marilyn had killed her babies? why did the world want to fuck Marilyn? why did the world want to fuck fuck fuck Marilyn? why did the world want to jam itself to the bloody hilt like a great tumescent sword in Marilyn? was it a riddle? was it a warning? was it just another joke? I wanna be loved by you boop boopie do nobody else but you nobody else but you nobody else… »
Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde



WSTBND is in NYC @IDA SCHMIDT Gallery / Brooklyn

For More Info about the Gallery:

WASTEBAND a berlin collective
with Zabo Chabiland, Kevin S. Morrison, Nicolas Puyjalon, Magalie Rivière, Virya Lynch, Mathilde Melek An, and more and more and more…

Facebook Event 



Ultimate StattBerlin


Ultimate stattberlin
Video night @stattberlin
Fri 04.09.2015
From 7 pm

After three years of intense activity and more than thirty exhibitions, the incredible adventure of stattberlin has thus come to an end.
On this occasion, we are pleased to invite you to our ultimate event which will be dedicated to video art. Video screening and installations, video live performance and DJ sets will be on the menu.
Zabo Chabiland (
Lan Hungh (
Kevin Morrison (
Pauline Payen (
Damien Sayer (
10 pm
VJing session: Hadron, aka Martin Holzmeister (
11 pm – DJ set
Poperttelli (
and more

Lottumstr. 1 – 10119 Berlin
T: +49(0)1738983451


View of the Twenty Seconds Video Installation for the show
See the video :


Interscreening Festival @ Westpol Liepzig

Westpol Interscreening

Three of my works will be presented during the screenings program and as ongoing installations during the whole week.

Freie Arbeiten der am Festival teilnehmenden Künstler_Innen:

Katrina Blach / Mikael Eriksson / Annett Gerlach / Sven Glatzmaier / Felix Leffrank / Andreas Miller / Stephan Murer / Pauline Payen / Daniel Pauselius / Nans Quétel / Nicolas Rupcich / Anna Schimkat / Johann Steer / Doreen Schuster / Jörg Schütze / Stefan Schwarzer / Thomas Victor / Clara Wieck / Nina Wiesnagrotzki

Westpol A.I.R. Space
Westwerk, Karl-Heine-Str. 85, 2. OG
04229 Leipzig

Oodaaq Festival 2015



The video Born to be alive will be presented at Cité de la danse du Triangle, in Rennes from the 20th to the 24th of May.
And The video Est-ce un Mythe, l’éternel passage des nuages? (…) will be presented
in Rennes between the 20th and the 24th of May,
in Nantes between the 29th and the 31st of May,
and in Saint-Malo between the 4th and the 7th of June.



A Tea Party in the Happy House

Event at L’ATELIER KSR :  Saturday 18. October, 4 – 7 pm
Ma Pâtissière (Magali Rivière) and PiPi’NPee Records (Nicolas Puyjalon and Pauline Payen)
An event initiated by Nicolas Puyjalon for his solo show  ‘HAPPY HOUSE’


«Would you like an adventure now,» he said casually to John, «or would you like to have your tea first?»
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
«Vous souvient-il que c’est là l’endroit de notre première entrevue ? On vous a apporté des mirlitons, le sucre en poudre faisant une moustache blanche à votre joli bec. Vous étiez charmante à donner envie de vous croquer comme les gâteaux.»
Gustave Flaubert, lettre à Amélie Bosquet, 26 octobre 1863


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Listen to the Radio Piece created for the Event here

1+1=3 , @ the Idling Gallery

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Extract of the german version of the text, written on the computer whilst read in english and said in french:

Ich werde über ien problem sprechen. Ich würde genre über ein wunsch sprechen.
Ich würde gerene in deine augen gucken für imm
meine augen in deine für immer versteken dass heisst: in deine piulpillen
die abbyssen sind .
Dise undenlich andersartigkeit bewundern
du ich millairden face millaidern reflectkionnen
ein einmziger puls
ich möchte in die Ewigkeit und ihre absolute ruhe eintauchen.

Ja aber siehe da: für Blich man braucht zwei augen
dass heiist 1+1=3
wenn ich versuche meine augen an das wunderschöneschöne bild die seele
und exywigkeit das ist keins puls mehr nur noch lästig

ich kann nciht in deine linke auge recht und link gleichtig.
Ich kann nur naviguer von recht bois link s und liknks rechts
oder ich ich dsollte eine seite wählen
ich will kein seite wählen

mein absolut ist ruiniert von mechanichs sichtebar
ich stopleere du stopelrst wir sind blockiert. Und blockiert reizt  »


Mal wieder Freitag der 13

I am invited by Ann Schomburg and Iris Musolf to present the performance 1+1=3 for the Finissage of the show, as well as Bonjour tristesse during the screening following the performance. @ The Idling Gallery, Markgrafenstrasse 58 / Berlin Mitte. Friday 20th June 19h00.

more infos on the gallery  here:





Projet d’installation de la vidéo Satellit. En attente de financement.
Diamètre de rotation: 2m40.


Les Spiritueuses


A l’invitation de Standards (site ICI) PP est invitée a montrer deux œuvres vidéos dans le cadre de l’exposition Les Spiritueuses dont vous trouverez le concept expliqué ICI.