Discoteca Flaming Star

Discoteca Flaming Star

31.10.2019

Banner presentation and book launch of Sticky Stage – A Book as Evidence & Script for Future Performances. It gives evidence to Sticky Stage, specified on the basis of the case study at DISTRICT in Berlin. It is a path for future performances. The book is an archive of the performance and a documentation of what will be.

The Storyseller

The Storyseller

27.10.2019

A reading by artist Assaf Gruber with Tina Pfurr and Caroline Clifford, the main actresses of his film The Conspicuous Parts. The reading accompanied with extracts from Gruber’s films, explored together with the audience possible readings and interpolations of his work with his publication The Storyseller.

Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin)

Ankersentrum (surviving in the ruinous ruin)

01.10.2019

This publication is part of Natascha Süder Happelmann’s artistic contribution for the German Pavilion and was released in May on the occasion of the opening. Comprising a series of texts, drawings and photographs, it deals with unstable forms and possibilities of survival, tumultuous self-organisation, resistance and commoning in what could be called ruinous spaces: spaces that have created conditions or actualities that are irreversible or irreparable.

The Performativity of the Book

The Performativity of the Book


15.07.2019

Cos’è la performatività del libro? Cercare il movimento della performance all’interno del libro e allo stesso tempo fuori da esso, disconoscerne la qualità di oggetto finito perché il libro non sia mai un fine ma solo un passaggio. A partire da o verso la forma libro, pensarne la performatività può significare capire come il processo di traduzione preveda alcuni codici nascosti e riveli alcune formule segrete in grado di dissolvere schematismi rigidi in processi sempre più fluidi, oppure rimettere in discussione i ruoli, i tempi di attivazione e gli spazi di relazione che portano alla realizzazione del libro stesso.

Gaddafi in Rome

Gaddafi in Rome

14.07.2019

In June 2009 Muammar Gaddafi and Silvio Berlusconi met in Rome to celebrate the Italy-Libya Treaty on Friendship, Partnership and Cooperation and discuss the Bilateral Agreements on migration and fuel trade. As the event sparked several protests, it caused a media frenzy in Italy that brought to the fore the controversial relations between the two countries. Attempting to turn an archive of live news updates produced during the meeting into a script, this performative lecture strives to dissect the memory of this event and the way it was reported.

After Cinema book release & Uchronia film premiere

After Cinema book release & Uchronia film premiere


20.06.2019

Reading performance by Ali Darsa and musical intermezzo by Amen Feizabadi. Book launch of After Cinema followed by the film premiere of Uchronia (2019). The publication comprises short stories, screenplays and poems in analogy to five films of Azin Feizabadis ten-year long series A Collective Memory.

In Search of Archives

In Search of Archives

23-26.01.2019

In Search of Archives inquires into contemporary notions and practices of the archive in postcolonial constellations. While the state of archives in former colonial settings is continuously marked by limited access, dispersed documents and repressed histories, contemporary art and research have been opening various ways of appropriating, (re)collecting and rendering visible the diverse traces and memories, creating new meanings of the past for the present and the future.

manYdancing the digital ornament

manYdancing the digital ornament


10–11.11.2018

manYdancing the digital ornament aims to reflect on what it means to form a collective body today, to activate and produce body knowledge through dance-like movement. The workshop and performance combine metropolitan body practices of the early 20th century with the crisis-like experiences of a present in which algorithmic governmentalities and biotechnologies molecularize bodies and translate them into data sets. We draw references to “epileptically dancing white European bodies” (dance rage and dance addiction) in the aftermath of the First World War and approach queer lines of subjectivity informed by blackness, femininity and class consciousness of post-slavery dance forms.

AntiColonial Records

AntiColonial Records

24–26.10.2018

A three-day programme including working groups, film screenings, presentations and discussions revolving around the question of social justice born out of the postcolonial situation. The encounter is set up to facilitate collaborative explorations of the potential of the creative work to disrupt ingrained ideas and representations through affecting the senses and imagination.

Ines Schaber, Notes on Archives

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.