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.

 

Bio

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.

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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

BIO
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.

 

BIO

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




  Sunday 26.November.Encounter & Listening session: 140bpm with DJ BABA

Dates: Sunday November 26th

Time: 19:00-21:00

 

We are thrilled to introduce a captivating panel discussion featuring DJ BABA, a prominent figure in the Raptor House scene in Caracas, Venezuela. This event goes beyond the music; it delves into the cultural phenomenon that is Raptor House, a genre that has emerged from the heart of Venezuelan ghettos. In the face of heavy discrimination and adversity, Raptor House has become a powerful, expressive movement that symbolizes resilience and creativity in the urban landscapes of Caracas. Raptor House, born from the streets and inspired by the realities of marginalized communities, has proven to be a driving force of empowerment and artistic innovation. This event promises to be an engaging experience for those who are curious about the transformative power of music and its ability to transcend boundaries.

 

BIO

DJ BABATR  “THE RAPTOR” Raptor House, is a musical genre and peripheral cultural movement originating in Caracas at late 90s, popularized during massive daytime raves called “matinés” , which channeled the adrenaline and energetic vibe of the popular neighborhoods of the capital of Venezuela.  For the most part, the DNA of Raptor House leads us to its creator, DJ BABATR, who is the initiator and representative of the irrefutable and original underground electronic music movement that imploded in the ghettos of Caracas, representing the sound of youth from neighborhoods like Petare, las lomas, la cota o Catia,  DJ BABATR is the reflection of the Venezuelan sound that rethinks and reinterprets electronic music from its own context and flavor, transgressing pre-established parameters that previously influenced the Venezuelan scene, taking genres such as hard techno and ghetto house as a starting point, added to an immeasurable technical recursiveness and avid musical exploration that result in the foundations of a massive cultural movement intimately linked to the neighborhood.  DJ BABATR is the reliable representation of a musical movement that transcended from loudness to a social outburst that fought daily against a social stigma, resonating and resisting in dance, music and raves with its own strident and iconic sound, 100% made in the Venezuelan Ghetto.

 

No RSVP required

Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin




  Tuesday 31.October. La Retaguardia / Listening to those who came before, whispering to those who will come after. Archive, counter-memories and collective practices. Publication Screen and encounter: with Anaïs Florin.

Dates: Tuesday October 31st

Publication Screen: November & December

Time: 19:00-21:00

 

La Retaguardia is a choral, visual and experiential story about El Punt. Espai de lliure aprenentatge. El Punt, is a collective, self-managed and non-profit project that aims to create a Documentation Center and Library on social movements. El Punt is also a social and cultural space that functions as a meeting place for other collectives that may need to use the space or consult its collections, in addition to carrying out different activities such as exhibitions, talks, book presentations and workshops. The choral narrative is the result of the articulation of different interviews and conversations held during the last year with some of the people linked to the Punt. Throughout these interviews, we addressed different topics such as the political importance that these people gave to a project like this, whether in terms of the social library or documentation center or also the type of militancy that characterizes the Punt: an activity far from what we identify as “front line” activities, more visible and more epic. A work in the shadows, a rigorous work that is in charge of sustaining in time the stories that happen around it. A long-term and slow-paced task inseparable from the coexistence that all of them name. A rearguard for the antagonistic memory.

 

BIO

Anaïs Florin‘s work belongs to the territory of intervention in public space and gives particular importance to collaborative practices with other cultural agents and platforms of citizen resistance. With the aim of generating new social narratives, she is particularly interested in the memory of places and their inhabitants, as well as in the struggles associated with territorial transformations. Her work combines visual practices with activist practices through banners, billboards, photography and social gatherings. Taking the archive as a starting point, Florin builds new narratives of participation through interviews, attentive listening and cooperation. Most of her projects are committed to the collective appropriation of urban spaces, always towards care for the local environment and its long-term sustainability.  https://anaisflorin.com/

 

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Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin




  Thursday 26.October. Before the beginning, after the end: Magma and dust against memorial time . Encounter with Talya Lubinsky

Dates: Thursday October 26th

Time: 19:00-21:00

Talya Lubinsky’s practice investigates stone as a material through which normative knowledge and practices around memorialization and commemoration are embodied and subverted. In this artist talk, Lubinsky will give contextual and conceptual background to two recent bodies of work and one work in progress. These site specific projects span from a cemetery in Mamelodi, South Africa, where assassinated political prisoners were buried during Apartheid (Marble Dust, 2020), to a granite quarry situated next to a Concentration Camp Memorial in Flossenbürg, Germany (Melting Stone, 2022) and back to the quarries on Cape Town’s Table Mountain, where enslaved people worked at the beginning of Dutch settler colonialism. Working with magma and dust as conceptual approaches to commemorative practices, Lubinsky suggests possible horizons beyond and before the memorial.

BIO

Talya Lubinsky (b. 1988) is an artist from Johannesburg, currently based in Berlin. In 2019-2020 she was awarded a one year residency at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, funded by the KfW Stiftung. Solo exhibitions include Delithification, Künstverein Schwäbisch Hall (2023), Melting Stone, Flossenbürg Concentration Camp Memorial, Flossenbürg (2022). Marble Dust, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2020), Floating Bodies, Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth, (2017) and If we burn, there is ash, Wits Anthropology Museum, Johannesburg (2016). Lubinsky received an MFA with distinction from University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She is a recipient of a NEUSTART Stipendium from the Stiftung Kunstfonds for 2022 and 2023.

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Event held onsite: Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin




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