**Klimata is an interdisciplinary project and a thematic issue of the performance series Montag Modus, which is a bi-monthly interdisciplinary event series that facilitates the fusion of different artistic practices centering performance and time-based media.**
**Taking the term “climate” in its broadest sense as the project’s point of departure, Klimata consists of five subsequent events that explore current global economic, political and social developments. Each event has a different focus within the broader theme of the climate. As defined by Bruno Latour, climate is understood here as “a wide range of relationships between humans and their material living conditions”. **
The series offers space and support to artists from Berlin and Budapest working across performance, dance, and installation. Montag Modus is site-specific, with works that interact with the architecture of the spaces in which it takes place. This is made possible through one-week mini residencies offered to each artist leading up to the performance. For each event, the program presents 3 to 5 productions with the participation of the Budapest and Berlin artists. Above all, the curatorial ethos of Montag Modus seeks hybrid forms.
Montag Modus was founded in 2015 by Léna Szirmay-Kalos and Kata Krasznahorkai. The series was originally funded by and located at the CHB with the purpose of presenting Berlin-based and Hungarian artists together. Since 2019, the independent curatorial collective MMpraxis has taken a directorial role of the series in continued collaboration with the CHB.
MMpraxis’ vision for 2019 represents not only an organisational, but a structural expansion: the yearly program is organised under the concept of “Climate” (Deutsch “Klimata”) and is generously supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Furthermore, the locations have expanded to both the CHB and Flutgraben Atlierhouse, with different iterations of the event taking place at either location.
MMpraxis organise events and exhibitions at the intersection of dance, performance and visual arts. Our aim is to nourish the rich and progressive art scene in Berlin by offering space and support to local and international interdisciplinary artists. **MMpraxis is led collectively by the curator-dramaturge Léna Szirmay-Kalos, art historian Dániel Kovács and choreographer Jasna L. Vinovrški. **