Encounter: Mapping Queer Feminist Journeys with Saltanat Shoshanova

Dates: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024

Time: 15:30

RSVP essential / Limited numbers

Register now at Beketovamash@gmail.com until 22d of March

This workshop invites you to create your very own Map of a Queer Feminist Journey/Futures. You can visualize your journey (so far) and draw the map that tells your story. You can imagine your future journey and manifest it in the universe! We will draw and craft using different colors and materials. This workshop is a successful tool to connect artistic practice with your own story in order to raise important questions on political, historical, and private levels. In the end, you will go home with the map of your life (or an imagined future) and some important reflections on it.

The creative process will take 1-1,5 hours leaving us with 30 min for a sharing circle. You will have an opportunity to open up and share your stories with others using the map. At the same time, the logic and structure of the workshop allow participants not to share and keep their maps private. We will get creative, vulnerable, triggered and curious. We will get healed and inspired by each other’s stories!

This workshop is only open to all queer and feminist people. 


Saltanat Shoshanova is a researcher from Kazakhstan, based in Berlin. She studies decolonial queer feminist cultures and art in Central Asia and beyond. Her writing and artistic practice deals with family history, trauma, food and queer joy.


Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

  Thursday, 29.February. Workshop: Sound Stories Silent Site with Anton Kats

Dates: Thursday, February 29th

Time: 16:00-19:00

RSVP essential

Register now at archiveofbelonging@gmail.com until February 26th.


Sound Stories Silent Site is a performative laboratory for improvised music and

storytelling; a sonic playground where everyone is invited to step in and set aside a formal

understanding of sound, composition, performance and writing.


Sound Stories Silent Site wonders how a collective ethics of a place sounds, especially when

inspired by difference and contradiction. Embracing transmigration to dream and enact new

semi-fictional identities, the laboratory collectively envisions narratives of the self, other and the



The structure of the laboratory revolves around a sequence of collaborative and interactive

modules. The improvised ensemble takes turns listening, tuning, field working, playing,

conducting and weaving sounds and narratives. You are invited to become part of a musical

ensemble that experiments with sound modules, synthesizers, storytelling and Orchestration.



The workshop is free of charge and open to max. 15 participants. No prior knowledge or skills

are needed. There is no age limit, but we wouldn’t recommend this workshop to kids under 10

years of age. We primarily welcome refugees, asylum seekers and disadvantaged migrants. All

necessary equipment will be provided by the artist and the organizers.


RSVP essential

Register now at archiveofbelonging@gmail.com until February 26th.



Anton Kats (Kherson, Ukraine) works as an artist and musician. His practice draws from the

everyday, inspired by the complex narratives of Satelite Island, a south-Ukrainian neighborhood

in the port city of Kherson. Kats develops responsive and site-specific projects exploring the

interdependencies of learning, migration and the non-normative. His works have been

presented at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, steirischer herbst, SAVVY Contemporary,

Serpentine Galleries and Tate Modern, among others. Kats took part in documenta14 and

performed at the Roskilde Festival, Fusion Festival and Sonic Acts. He was awarded a

practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths University of London and currently lectures at MA Spatial

Strategies at Kunsthochschule Weißensee. He is also a fellow of the Berlin Artistic Research

Programme 2024–25.

Homepage: www.antonkats.net

IG: @katsmonaut


About Archive of Belonging

Archive of Belonging (AOB) is a directory and archive for refugees, asylum seekers and

migrants. It brings together practical, cultural, and emotional resources to respond to the

question – after relocation, how can we begin to find a sense of belonging?


Read more at https://archiveofbelonging.org/info.

Image caption: Sound Stories Silent Site at House of World Cultures. Photo courtesy of the


  Wednesday 28. February. Arkhiv Plastik: an experimental art history of the plastic bag with Kandis Friesen

Date: Wednesday, February 28th

Time: 19:00-21:00

This encounter is a visit to the portable archive of plastic bags that artist Kandis Friesen has been collecting over the last twenty years. Amidst an accessible archival display, the artist will speak about three distinct plastic bags: her recent artist multiple DAUT DINTJ DAUT HELT, grafted onto the ubiquitous knock-off Ukrainian BMW plastic bag; a sequence from Ukrainian director Kira Muratova’s 1989 film The Asthenic Syndrome; and the plastic practice of Kazakh artist Saule Suleimenova, who will join us by video from Almaty. 

In Friesen’s archive and practice, the plastic bag is approached as container, landscape, figure, textile, and text, both producing and archiving these forms in the neoliberal present. Like the particalization and flexibility of neoliberal structures, plastic shapeshifts its materiality (into wood, metal, clay, textile, glass) and is now ubiquitously resident within our bodies, waters, soil, and air. Friesen approaches diasporic formations in relation to plastic materialities, through portability, translation, and transposition; her experimental art history of the plastic bag is a history of the present. 

Friesen will bring a portion of her archive to TIER for public perusal, and drinks and snacks including kozinak, halva, and pickles will be served. 



Kandis Friesen works with diasporic language and disintegrating archival forms. Her recent work in video, sculpture, writing, and sound is anchored in the dispersed monumental, composing between the solidity of official memory and the dispersal of intimate, unofficial forms. She often draws on modes of grafting and re-publication (making something public, again), amplifying specific histories and the structures which hold and transmit them.


Her work has been exhibited and screened at the CAFKA Biennial of Contemporary Art in Public Space (Six Nations Haldimand Tract territory / Waterloo, CA), Galerie im Turm (Berlin, DE), Chicago Architecture Biennial (Zhigaagong / Chicago, US), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, Treaty 1 territory, CA), Le Festival International du Film sur l’Art (Tiohtià:ke / Montreal, CA), MIX NYC (NYC, Lenapehoking territory, US), and Jihlava International Film Festival (Jihlava, CZ), among others. 

No RSVP required

Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

  Wednesday 20.December:Encounter and screening with Edson Ramirez

Dates: Wednesday December 20th
Time: 19:00-21:00

Join us for an evening at the Institute for Endotics Research, where we will be showing the film “Vatreni”, which narrates the Croatian War of Independence through the lens of the national football team that finished third in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Witness the triumph and resilience of a nation through the eyes of the soccer players who brought joy to a war-torn population. “Vatreni” explores the Croatian War of Independence and the euphoria surrounding the team’s remarkable achievement in France. This cinematic experience reflects the highest point of post-Yugoslavian soccer history. Following the screening, engage in a thought-provoking discussion with the talented director, Edson Ramirez. Gain insights into the making of the film and explore the intersection of sports, history, and national identity.



Born in Mexico City in 1982. He graduated with a degree in Film Direction from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica CCC and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Xochimilco. As a director, he has developed and participated in various projects, including noteworthy works such as Vatreni, a Mexico-Croatia co-production produced by Geiser Media, América vs América, a documentary series produced by Netflix and Filmadora MX, and multiple short fiction and documentary films.
As an editor, he has worked on feature films, documentary films, and VOD fiction and documentary series. Some notable projects include Cenizas de la Gloria on VIX in 2023, América vs América on Netflix in 2022, Lecciones para Canallas 2022, Historia de un Crimen – Colosio on Netflix in 2019, and many more. In 2023, Edson made the decision to relocate to Berlin, seeking to broaden his professional experience while concurrently developing his upcoming projects. These projects aim to delve into the analysis of resentment that has manifested in certain aspects of Mexican identity.

No RSVP required
Event held on-site: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

  Thursday 14. December. (dis)appear – Performance Workshop led by Patricia Woltmann

Dates: Thursday December 14th
Time: 19:00-21:00

Touching beginnings and endings: In the fabric of our lives, touch is omnipresent. From the air we breathe to the ground beneath our feet, every movement, every entrance, and every exit leaves an imprint. Join us in this laboratory of exploration, where we navigate the intricacies of space in our togetherness, orchestrating the dance of corporeality.
Key Themes:
Breath and Air: How do we touch the air with our breath, shaping our presence?
Movement and Ground: Exploring the touch between our bodies and the ground we tread.
Togetherness: Negotiating space, distance, and proximity in the interconnectivity of bodies.
Arrivals and Departures: Understanding the nuances of presence and absence in our corporeal journey.

RSVP required at anastasia.putsykina@gmail.com
Max. 15 people

Patricia Woltmann is a choreographer, dancer and performance artist. Working with dance-based performance and video, Patty explores concepts related to the transformative potential of the body – presence in relation to absence and memory. In her performances, she creates space for collective, embodied experiences. She holds an M.A. in Dance Studies and a Postgraduate Diploma from Trinity Laban, London. Prior to this she studied contemporary dance at Erika Klütz School, Hamburg. Her performance – and video works have been presented across several countries, e.g. England, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Sweden, Czech Republic, Mexico and Brazil. Recently Patricia has been a recipient of the Solo-Dis-Tanz Stipend by BKM, Neustart Kultur (2022). In 2022 she was artist-in-residence at AADK Spain, where she researched and presented on the theme of touch, presence and absence (“closer”, “for record”). In 2020 she produced two films, “untitled” commissioned by Bode Museum Berlin, and “dislocated angle”, developed during her residency with Kinitiras/Athens and Goethe Institut Athens. Commissions include Museo del Chopo/ Mexico City and KW Institute of Contemporary Art/ Berlin. Her group work “To: my future body” (2019) was presented at KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Berlin. Since 2017 she is a collaborator of lab.Bode, Bode Museum Berlin. Her performance “drive” (2014) was presented at Museo de Chopo, Mexico City. Under the collective patty&britty, Patty developed together with dance artist Britta Pudelko the video and performance series “molecules”. pattywoltman.com

Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

  Thursday 30.November. Encounter: … these practices are done in sharing her stories with Gladys Kalichini

Dates: Thursday November 30th

Time: 19:00-21:00


In the series “ these practices are done in sharing her stories”, Lusaka based artist Gladys Kalichini explores ways in which memory can be shared and transmitted through cleansing rituals.



Gladys Kalichini is a researcher and artist whose work draws from concepts of memory and representations of history and is centred on reconnoitring complexities in connection to visibilities and representations of women within larger, dominant and nationalist histories.  Kalichini holds a PhD in Art History from Rhodes University where she also received her MFA in 2017, culminating in the solo exhibition ChaMoneka: UnCasting Shadows. She is a member of the National Research Foundation’s South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) programme in Geopolitics and the Arts of Africa and Global Souths Research Group. Kalichini has participated in the Àsìkò International Art Programme as part of the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos (CCA Lagos) in Maputo, Mozambique in 2015, the Fountainhead Residency in Miami, USA in 2017 and the second iteration of the “Women On Aeroplanes” project in Lagos, Nigeria in 2018. In 2019/2020 she was artist-in-residence with KfW Stiftung, where she developed the exhibition … these gestures of memory.  In 2021 she received a Seed Award from the Prince Claus Fund, and in 2022 she won the Henrike Grohs Art Award from the Goethe Foundation. She has recently participated in the exhibitions #Empowerment at the Kunstmuseum in Wolfsburg, Germany, Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography (2022) in Bamako, Mali; Geographies of Imagination: My Language is a Bedouin Thief, Kochi Biennale, India (2022); and For the Phoenix To Find Its Form In Us. On Restitution, Reahabilitation and Reparation (2021) at Savvy Contemporary in Berlin, Germany.


No RSVP required

Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin

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