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Ines Schaber, Notes on Archives
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Ines Schaber, Notes on Archives


19.10.2018

Notes on Archives is a series of publications by artist Ines Schaber about archives and the practices we conduct in relation to them. Produced over the course of more than ten years, the publications feature a series of case studies, research, concrete projects, and reflections on the questions and problems that image archives pose today.

What if it won’t stop here? UdK Graduale 18
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What if it won’t stop here? UdK Graduale 18


18–31.10.2018

In this exhibition at Archive kabinett, the fellows of the UdK Graduate school programme voice their concerns in installations, performances and discussions. Coming from visual art, dance, music, film, performance and critical theory, the artists in the show propose micro-political answers to the macro-political question: How to still find some marge de manoeuvre when the air of gloom spread by political backlash today clouds the horizon for imagining change? What is to be done?

Bitter Things by bi’bak
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Bitter Things by bi’bak


14.09–12.10.2018

BITTER THINGS is a research-based exhibition project by bi’bak that explores the impact of labor migration on the notion of motherhood and family from the perspectives of women migrant workers and children left behind. The installation takes experiences of transnational families from both past and present as a point of departure and brings narratives together with objects, which play a central role within the families.

Il deserto e il mare (The desert and the sea), 2007
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Il deserto e il mare (The desert and the sea), 2007


08.09.2018

That relation between us, or among us follows bodies on the move, their action, retracing displacements and transitions, but also those passages from one place to another constituted by acts of translation. The programme recovers some of those moments recorded by the camera: it examines the process of an “experimental archaeology of the present”; it exposes diachronies, the shifts between different border regimes, the continuities of power and the subjectivities that resist it. The programme reconstructs transnational counter-histories as they emerge from the productions and practices of “minor”, decolonial, accented cinemas: they oppose the fiction of an ever-present migration emergency – an “emergency” produced and perpetuated by European policies that make people illegal, by borderisation and spectacularisation mechanisms, and which goes from one “crisis” to the next.

Untraining the Ear A Listening Exhibition on José Maceda
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Untraining the Ear A Listening Exhibition on José Maceda


29.08–06.09.2018

For UNTRAINING THE EAR LISTENING SESSION N°4, SAVVY Contemporary, Deutschlandfunk Kultur and CTM festival present a special archival exhibition and workshop and a performance-based listening session on the works of the experimental musician and maverick composer José Maceda (1917–2004).

Each Line Is A Crime exhibition and book launch
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Each Line Is A Crime exhibition and book launch


28.07–24.08.2018

On the occasion of the book release of Towards (Im)Measurability of Art and Life written and edited by Miya Yoshida, Archive will host the group show, Each Line Is A Crime curated by the author. The exhibition expands on exploring the subject of art and measurement. It presents works by three artists: Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli (DE), Robert Estermann (CH), and Katya Sander (DK), each addressing different political, economic, aesthetic, and ethical issues of measurement in contemporary society.

Tugging the apparatus Exhibition by Romana Schmalisch
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Tugging the apparatus Exhibition by Romana Schmalisch


15.06–13.07.2018

On the occasion of the publication “Mobile Cinema”, published 2017 by Archive Books, the artist Romana Schmalisch will present her apparatus Mobile Cinema which derives its form from Alexander Medvedkin’s film The New Moscow (1938). After several years of travelling, it comes to rest for an open archival exhibition at Archive Kabinett, presenting materials and filmic notes that have been collected or produced during the journeys – ranging from dance and labour, bright futures and socialist realism, vampires and resurrection – materials that went through this apparatus, leaving neither of them unchanged.

Imagining the Future:  The Arab World in the Aftermath of Revolution
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Imagining the Future: The Arab World in the Aftermath of Revolution


09-10.06.2018

Following the uprisings in the Arab world, a wave of counter-revolutions has exacerbated internal repression, intensified by the active intervention of international powers. The material as well as the immaterial damages are immense. The setbacks are not only felt in the short term but fundamentally affect the very notions and representations of a future. Before the Arab revolutions, visions of the future tended to regard dictatorships as ultimately transitory episodes. Even though some of the expectations have been fulfilled, this did not pave the way to new horizons. Rather, the curtain has been brought down on a political era that once promised a bright future.

aneducation documenta 14
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aneducation documenta 14


06-07.06.2018

Join us for a slow two-day launch of the publication aneducation – documenta 14. On June 6–7, 2018, Archive Books hosts readings, talks, moments for asking questions, meals, music, walks and exercises with team members, contributors, colleagues and guests from Athens, Berlin, Kassel and beyond.

Lottando la vita screening and discussion
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Lottando la vita screening and discussion


26.05.2018

That relation between us, or among us follows bodies on the move, their action, retracing displacements and transitions, but also those passages from one place to another constituted by acts of translation. The programme recovers some of those moments recorded by the camera: it examines the process of an "experimental archaeology of the present"; it exposes diachronies, the shifts between different border regimes, the continuities of power and the subjectivities that resist it.