July 16. The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series

Tuesday, July 16, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

We are very much looking forward to welcome you to another TIER-Yoga session:

Drop by for a slow and grounding Hatha-Vinyasa experience.
This time we will start with a short introduction and explanation of the Sanskrit meanings of the Asanas before we initiate our monthly yoga session.
Come and play with your patience, strength and flexibility, you’ll be rewarded with a generous generous cool down.
Expect mindful hands-on and gentle assists.

– the class will be held in English, all levels are welcome.

Limited spaces, please kindly rsvp via: lynhanbalatbat@gmail.com

Suggested donation of 5-10€

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at S A V V Y Contemporary Berlin and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013.
Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin in 2017. In her own practice and teaching she seeks a more grounding momentum, the healing power of touch and creating the space to balance our hectic daily hustle.




  July 11. Vertical Scatteration. Intervention by Joshua Schreier

Thursday, July 11, 19:00
Vertical Scatteration
Intervention by Joshua Schreier

Humble materials (blocks of pine, commercial enamel, a vitrine found on the street) playfully deployed; cheerful, but serious, too. The best toys: wood blocks, plain LEGO bricks, pencils and paper. A reverie of kindergarten: How high can we build this tower? Tall. Taller. Even taller. Taller than us. Wow. And taller still. Until – it wobbles, falls, makes noise. Crash!

 

SHOPPING LIST OF IDEAS

CHEERIO
DOUGHNUT
BELLY BUTTON
BUTTON
COTTON SWAB
TREE
PLAYING CARDS
CINNAMON DANISH
HOUSE
MOON
BLOCKS
CANDY WRAPPERS

Street vendors and barbers hold more interest than La Giaconda. Visiting hardware stores for souvenirs. Looking for what is common and taking note of differences at those nodes.

mundane details

Connect the dots

Joshua Schreier
Born in Detroit, Michigan; June 1952. I live and work in New York City. In addition to making sculptures, drawings, and photographs, I teach technology in the New York City Public Schools.
My credo in art, technology, and teaching is: “More simple, more better.”
joshuaschreier.net

Manual Model Museum
MMM is an incorporation of TIER. The new space reflects on the potentialities and possibilities of micro-scale exhibition making. It is inspired by Perec’s Life: A User’s Manual, where the writer handled the building as the structure for the book’s narrative.




  July 4. Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

Thursday, July 4, 19:00
Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

According to psychological development theories, the self is only able to become a fully developed contributor to society once we have moved from dependence to independence. However, these theories narrowly define independence and leave out large segments of society. What if the self is only truly developed once we accept our dependence? How can society value care and redefine autonomy in dependent relationships, discarding the myth of independence? NYC-based artist Jody Wood will screen video art and share her long-term social practice projects that delve into human relationships and the systems, institutions, and values that shape them.

Jody Wood engages with mediums of social practice, video, photography, and performance. Her recent work re-imagines perceptions surrounding poverty support agencies in the U.S. with the purpose of initiating connection, catharsis, and healing. Her site-specific work has been supported by ArtPlace America, A Blade of Grass, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and through residencies with McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been on view at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC, MassArt Design and Media Center, and has been featured in publications such as The Atlantic, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post. www.jodywoodart.com

 




  June 13. Hands.on.matter: Paper and Plants. Bimonthly programme organized by Sandra Nicoline Nielsen and Tim van der Loo

Thursday, June 13, 19:00
Hands.on.matter: Paper and Plants
Bimonthly programme organized by Sandra Nicoline Nielsen and Tim van der Loo

Excitingly Hands.on.matter invites you to this 5th event. We will on the arrival of summer celebrate how flowers, plants and trees are blooming and growing. Looking deeper into these green matters you will find cellulose, which can be used as a source of material! At the end of this event we will try something new! We will see if we can make our own paper out of some of the kitchen waste and gardening leftovers we already find at home.

Julia Perera is invited to discuss how ancient production practices can guide us to circular/ sustainable innovation. Her “bast shoe” project will illustrate what thinkers such as the co-author of “Cradle to Cradle”, William McDonough, have hinted at already: Innovation can be found by looking backward.

Anton Richter showcases with his 100% Asparagus project how the inedible parts of asparagus are ideal for bowl making among others with its high degree of natural binding materials, as well as flexibility and stability.

Kanako Ishii hangs up her second largescale curtain painting at The Institute for Endotic Research as a part of this fifth hands.on.matter event. The imagery is found in the neighbouring Bohemian-Rixdorf garden.

The presentations will be followed by a hands-on workshop. Food and gardening leftovers serve as the input for beautiful paper making. Orange peels, nettle and hay among others will be used to experiment with different recipes.

Learn more about natural fibers – come and experiment with us!

MORE ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS

JULIA PERERA: Julia Perera (HU) is a designer and stylist that recently graduated with a B.A. in fashion design from University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft in Berlin). Perera focuses on circular design practices. Consistently challenging the conventional approach throughout her studies, she experimented with upcycling, zero waste and 3D printing. She has co-organized multiple Open Source Circular Economy Days events, a global hackathon series that advocates creating a truly sustainable economy with the help of open source methods of collaboration.

Julia is interested in everything it takes to get there, especially the question how to make people connect emotionally to circular fashion practices.

ANTON RICHTER: Anton Richter (DE) is a product designer currently studying at Kunsthochschule Weißensee. Here he started his project “100% Asparagus”. What looks like wood chips or straw at first glance reveal itself as the outer layer of asparagus. During drying, the white and soft peel turns into a brownish and durable material with wood-like properties. With suitable processing, a fibre composite material can be produced, which consists entirely of asparagus peel, as they don‘t require any binder due to their own bonding properties. The particularly long fibers also allow a high degree of flexibility and stability. Both surfaces and bodies can be pressed, modeled and folded. In spite of its robust nature, the material is easy to dissolve and can be returned into its natural cycle.

KANAKO ISHII: Kanako Ishii is a Japanese visual artist born in Tokyo who spent her early childhood in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2012 she is based in Berlin. Ishii has held solo exhibitions at Künstlerhaus Bethanien (2018), Japanese-German Center Berlin (2015), Goethe-Institut Tokyo (2014), among others.

“Re-Landscape” is a long-term curtain project by Kanako Ishii that captures memories of views from windows that change as time goes on, through processes such as urban development, natural disaster, war damage or leaving one’s own place. In her ongoing intervention at The Institute for Endotic Research, Ishii’s curtains will be layered one after another in the storefront window to represent the four seasons. It is developed through a walk based on research about the neighborhood, especially regarding the history of the Bohemian refugees who fled to Rixdorf in the 18th century, and will eventually become a situated visual archive.




  June 11. Launch of The Endotic Reader N.1 with Readings by John Holten, Barbara Marcel, Vanessa Gravenor, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein

Tuesday, June 11, 17:00–21:00
Launch of The Endotic Reader N.1

Starting point:
Galerie in Körnerpark
Schierker Str. 8
12051 Berlin

To celebrate TIER’s first year at Donaustrasse 84 in Berlin-Neukölln, we are publishing the first reader on the topic of the endotic, The Endotic Reader № 1. We are bringing together contributions by some of the participants we have hosted over the year, as well as people we look forward to inviting to the space, to celebrate the past year and the ones to come. These contributions will explore some of the paths that the Perecquian word “endotic” offers, as a way of approaching the territory of complexity that we live in and through. The topics explored in the reader range from a meditation on the practice of dis-othering to a reflection on trauma and on to thoughts on the future of reading. A public walk with five stops will introduce a selection of texts presented in the reader.

With contributions from Linda Zhang & Biko Mandela Gray, Nelly Yaa Pinkrah, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Lorenzo Sandoval, Barbara Marcel, John Holten, Louis Henderson, Vanessa Gravenor, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Benjamin Busch and Ayami Awazuhara.

With readings by John Holten, Barbara Marcel, Vanessa Gravenor, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein.

Route:

00.- Meeting at the exhibition “Druck Druck Druck” at Galerie im Körnerpark at 17:00. Curators Nina Prader and John Z. Komurki are present.

01.- John Holten reads from “The Future of Reading” at Galerie im Körnerpark.

02.- Barbara Marcel reads from “Seven Crossroads: A Berlin Walkshop Ramble” at Comenius Garden.

03.- Vanessa Gravenor reads from “11Frag/ments” at Karma Kultur Gemeinschaftsgarten.

04.- Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung reads from “Dis-Othering as a Method: Leh Zo, A Me Ke Nde Za” at former the Savvy Contemporary location, Richardstrasse 43/44.

05.- Pia Chakravarti-Wuerthwein reads “Nebenjob” at Job Point Neukölln.

06.- Closing gathering at The Institute for Endotic Research, where the printed publication is available.

With the support of Project Space Festival Berlin. https://2019.projectspacefestival-berlin.com




  June 10. The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series

Monday June 10, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

We are very much looking forward to welcome you to another TIER-Yoga session:

Drop by for a slow and grounding Hatha-Vinyasa experience.
We will start with simple breath (pranayama) exercises and after a long warm up we will move from different asanas (poses) to synchronise our breath with the movements.
Come and play with your patience, strength and flexibility, you´ll be rewarded with a generous generous cool down.
Expect mindful hands-on and gentle assists.

– the class will be held in English, all levels are welcome.

Limited spaces, please kindly rsvp via: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

Suggested donation of 5-10€

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at S A V V Y Contemporary Berlin and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013.
Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin in 2017. In her own practice and teaching she seeks a more grounding momentum, the healing power of touch and creating the space to balance our hectic daily hustle.




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