“Don’t cut the flower”
A demonstration against Female Genital mutilation on 4 July, 2017, Berlin.
Covered in flowers and nature related costumes, Hedone members took over Berlin streets with a message “don’t cut the flower” in a demonstration against Female Genital Mutilation.
Living Painting of “Dē Rērum Natūra”
3 days Performance in charity Exhibition “A Rose is a Rose” Berlin Art Week 2016. Hospital Waldfriede.
Live Painting of De Rerum Natura was an artistic recreation of the epic poem “On the Nature of Things” by the Roman poet Lucretius, basend on the philosophy of Epicureanism. The installation interpreted and loosely represented natural pleasures through an aesthetic, perfomatic improvisation designed to engage and provoke the senses of the observers.
On the weekend 16th to 18th of September in 2016, De Rerum Natura took place at the beneficiary art exhibition “A Rose is a Rose” at the Desert Flower Centre in the Waldfriede Hospital Berlin. This centre offers full treatment to the victims of genital mutilation, from reconstructive plastic surgery to psychological therapy. Curated by artist Dodi Reifenberg, a Rose is a Rose brought together 105 contemporary artists who agreed to donate at least 50 percent of their proceeds to the Desert Flower Center.
Dē Rerūm Natūra
The hedonistic search for happiness continued the on spring of 2016 when DĒ RERŪM NATŪRA was hosted to appreciate natural pleasures and beauty in a communal way. The theme was influenced by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius and his poem DĒ RERŪM NATŪRA, which is founded in Epicurean philosophy. This time the invitation encouraged the participants to be an active part of the show by holding performances, installations and workshops that expressed the joy of living a simple life and sharing love. The engagement of the attendants and their contributions were an extraordinary additition to the experience. In this cooperative, fun and loving environment live music, djs, video art, dancing, massage and games were savored for over 24hrs.
The first event of the Hedoné movement, Bacchanal, took place in April 2015 at the Rubò WG. A triple birthday celebration was the motivation to bring together a selected group of friends to share happiness, gratitude and joy for life in a free and creative environment. The thematic was inspired by the Greco-Roman deity Bacchus, the god of the grape harvest, wine, fertility, theatre and ecstasy in ancient Greek and Roman mythology. The imaginary of the myth and the ambiance inspired the participants, who adorned themselves in sensuous togas and wine-like plants. The spontaneuous intervention of multidisciplinary artists during the event contributed to make it an ecstatic and memorable experience. From this episode Hedoné was born.