Consider me a social butterfly, 2019
Kunstverein Leipzig (DE)
in the frame of the exhibition "Please divide in groups of two or three" curated by Anna Jehle & Juliane Schickedanz
 The group exhibition Please divide in groups of two or three is a platform for artists and performers that address mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in and from communities in their works.
 Starting from the model of the Kunstverein, the notion of membership is critically examined in different societal, pop-cultural, digital and economical contexts. We are interested in asking which conscious and subconscious rules, codes, languages, symbols and products regulate access to forms of association and commonality. How essential is group affiliation as a condition for social coexistence in society at large? To which extent does the ideal of solidarity-based affiliation simultaneously always already imply patterns of exclusion?
 In their performances Lissy Willberg investigates space and group dynamics by means of participatory offers, which are developed in the form of sculptures and sound for site-specific constellations made available to the visitors. Under the title Consider me a social butterfly, the Kunstverein Leipzig was accessible exclusively to groups in the period from November 18-24, 2019 and the installation located there.
 Interested groups could register in advance as an already existing or temporarily founded community, for a use of the space. The visitors encountered these groups that met in the exhibition space. The figure of the social butterfly becomes the guiding principle of the project, which deals with the exclusivity of groups, their specific admission rituals and the social dynamics within such structures.
 With meetings by Richter rising radicals, KV Leipzig, Artists 4 future, DigitalSalon, Writing for Shakespeare's Sister and Stammtisch Kunst