That, Around Which The Universe Resolves:
On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space

Everywhere where there is interaction between a place, a time and an expenditure of energy, there is rhythm.

Henri Lefebvre. 1992. Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday Life

The research, performance and exhibition projectThat, Around Which The Universe Revolves brings together visual artists, urbanists, photographers, performers and theorists to investigate the interrelations of space and time, memory, architecture and urban planning through Henri Lefebvre’s concept of Rhythmanalysis.

The cities of Lagos, Düsseldorf, Harare, Hamburg and Berlin will be engaged in a network that investigates their specific urban epistemologies and histories. The cities will serve as laboratories of an investigation into the temporal and spacial dimensions of everyday urban life, seen through the interrelations between the body, rhythm and urban structures.

The second chapter invites artists to engage with Germany’s colonial past through the locale of Düsseldorf. Photographer Adéola Olagunjú and actor Lloyd Nyikadzino are invited for a 3-week residency to critically engage with rhythms of history within the city, by questioning how heritage is produced, reshaped and unmade as an archive of rhythms.

The artists Nathalie Mba Bikoro, Jan Lemitz, Christian Nyampeta and Rehema Chachage are invited to join them for the presentation and performance of works together with Gintersdorfer/ Klaßen at FFT Düsseldorf as well as in public space.

Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Home Is … by Adéola Ọlagunjú © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Home Is … by Adéola Ọlagunjú © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | I Am Marah by Llyod Nyikadzino © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | I Am Marah by Llyod Nyikadzino © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | From series 1998-2017 by Jan Lemitz © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | From series 1998-2017 by Jan Lemitz © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Kwa Baba Rithi Undugu by Rehema Chachage © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Kwa Baba Rithi Undugu by Rehema Chachage © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf  | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf  | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | If You Fail To Cross The Rubicon (A History On Lateness) by Nathalie Mba Bikoro © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Rhythmusanalyse, Kurztrip Lagos — Fragmentarische Ergebnisse Streben Zum Ganzen	by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Rhythmusanalyse, Kurztrip Lagos — Fragmentarische Ergebnisse Streben Zum Ganzen by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Rhythmusanalyse, Kurztrip Lagos — Fragmentarische Ergebnisse Streben Zum Ganzen	by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Rhythmusanalyse, Kurztrip Lagos — Fragmentarische Ergebnisse Streben Zum Ganzen by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | A Balancing Act: The Kiboko by Rehema Chachage © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | A Balancing Act: The Kiboko by Rehema Chachage © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | De-Formation: A Transformal Sketch Of Rhythm And The Rest by Christian Nyampeta © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | De-Formation: A Transformal Sketch Of Rhythm And The Rest by Christian Nyampeta © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Wenn Du es nicht weißt, dann frag! by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker
Rhythmanalysis in Düsseldorf | Wenn Du es nicht weißt, dann frag! by Gintersdorfer/Klaßen © Nina Wecker