FK-Galerie Part of Project Space Festival Berlin

Sync, Psych, Self (sic): The Performance Event

Curation Performance, Installation, Happening

Artists Cibelle Cavalli Bastos, Lena Chen, Esben Holk, Stephanie Telomere, Voin de Voin & Delaine Le Bas examine “The Self Portrait” through a 10-hour performance happening, deconstructing modes of self-portrait creation as well as approaching our collective understanding of the concept.

Self psych sync (sic) is a politically motivated event series examining the potentially therapeutic place of the self portrait. At FK-Galerie we have in the past used durational performance and digital apparatus as a way to reflect on artistic motivations, projections and processes, particularly the non-commercial heritage and ideology of performance art.


EIGEN + ART Lab Feedback #2: Marshall McLuhan and the Arts


Performance, Installation, Intervention, Collaboration

In the performative space that is the world wide web, the Cybopticon functions as an agency that employs artists and members of the public to manufacture performances in the form of virtual and material actions (e.g. “I will promote you on social media”, “I will interpret your dream”). Part-office, part- peep show, the platform utilizes computer screens as two-way mirrors which reveal the banal and exploitative parallels between the modern gig economy, artistic labour, and sex work. Blurring the lines between contract workers providing services and artists performing artwork, the Cybopticon is an endless loop of production and consumption that mirrors our desires at any cost.

Our agency employs artists and members of the public to perform services ranging from the mundane to the metaphysical. Whether you need a personal social media manager, a lip-sync performance, or a good gift for your forgotten Valentine, we have something suitable for everyone's needs.- cybopticon.life is a digital pioneer in the future of labour and self-construction. Come for a tour of our newly opened offices, where you can occupy the role of observer and participant, voyeur and exhibitionist, audience and performer. We also accept online appointments for clients tuning into our live-stream


FK-Galerie, Berlin & SomaS Art House, Berlin


Performance, Installation, Intervention, Co-curation

Enter the “Cybopticon” where you can occupy the role of observer and participant, voyeur and exhibitionist, audience and performer.

Four cyber characters: (Elly Clarke, Esben Holk, Lena Chen, Stephanie Telomere) appear in the material world, offering you an array of personalized services that range from the mundane to the erotic. Broadcasting from inside a cam studio the cliant must purchase a service to be given access to the Cybopticon at

Installation featuring works from guest artists: Zlena Van Lunarem, Mange Debauch, Wie Ingeborg, Kate Spence, Veronica Jonsson, Marie Wengler, Voin de Voin, Makode Aj Linde, Jackee Word, Cathy Wade, Lula Rodriguez

Press: Wicked Hag-Crush Fiction


Leap Gallery, Berlin


Performance event/ ritualisation Curation/ Production/ Performance

In collaboration with VoinDeVoin. Providing a platform for performance: 27 performance artists were asked to create a new piece on the theme of ‘manifesting sensation’. Performers could perform anywhere in the space, using any medium, restricted only by the time limit of five minutes.
During the event a ritualisation was created as a structure:

Artists and viewers were asked to participate in a silent procession and the building of a performative altar. No documentation allowed throughout the evening. Participants and viewers were asked to describe what they had seen to the ‘transcontinental interpreter’ Andrew F.-Smith
on skype. The interpreter’s task was to interrogate and gather information provided by the visitor on the performances they had just seen, it was then reconfigured and described back to the participants and members of the audience