A three-day spectacular in Showroom MAMA with artists AL + AL (London) and Dr. Fortune Chicken (Eindhoven).

MAMA is undergoing reorganization and will re-open, completely refurbished, on 25 February in the New Year!

But, before it’s all over, MAMA has one more surprising, wonderful three-day event in the programme: Packing Up & Leaving!

On 10, 11 and 12 December you can swing by the showroom to be amazed by the video works of AL + AL, the British artist duo who make and perform in their own special effects films. We will be screening two of these works: Hard Drive (A:) and Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk & Honey.

In Hard Drive (A:) AL + AL make a journey, about and via the Internet, in a search for stripped bodies ready for intimacy.

Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey is about one of the AL’s grandfather, James Brown, an inspired engineer and inventor. The film simulates his quest for the secret of perpetual motion with an end goal of giving free “power to the people”. During a telephone conversation with the Lamb of God, Britney Spears sabotages this attempt to discover the laws of nature in order to further her own hunt for infinity. This conflict results in a series of alchemistic events, concluding in a land flooded with milk and honey.

AL + AL graduated cum laude at the renowned St Martins School of Art in London. They have previously been guests at TENT and have shown work on the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Perpetual Motion in the Land of Milk and Honey was recently broadcast on Channel 4 (UK) and will have its Dutch premiere at MAMA.

If you still, after seeing these compelling films, have any feelings of confusion and despair, for whatever reason, then rescue is at hand in the form of Yoad David Luxembourg a.k.a. Doctor Fortune Chicken. This Israeli jack of all trades (“supposed to be an artist”, design metaphysician, proponent of supermarket trolley racing and professional pillow fighter) completed studies this year at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Luxembourg will mount his successful project Fortune Chicken for the three days in Showroom MAMA. You can stretch out on the Doctor’s couch for a consultation while he makes his Fortune Chickens. The little plaster chicks are a variation on fortune cookies. In the chickens is a little prediction for the future – a fortune – that you can call upon during times of confusion and despair.

The chickens are being made especially for Showroom MAMA in a limited edition in the MAMA signature yellow. For only 10 euro, you can be the happy owner of a Fortune Chicken. For you or for your friends and family! Nice to give; great to receive.

With the contribution of AL + AL (Londen), Dr. Fortune Chicken (Eindhoven)

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