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!


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.


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.

  June 8. La iglesia del reggaeton

Saturday, June 8, 19:00–21:00
La iglesia del reggaeton
La iglesia del reggaeton is finally going to be founded in Berlin!

La Iglesia del Reggaeton (Church of Reggaeton) is a collaboration of Radio Carabuco (Reverend Andrés Pereira Paz) and Reverend Chaveli Sifre that aims to exorcise stiffness while establishing itself as a living monument for the Latinx community in Berlin. This iglesia takes the Latin American evangelical right-wing churches as a point of departure and is now looking for new adepts in Germany. To do so, various artists from different parts of Latin America are planning conspiratorial collaborations, promising to remove rules from Germany as well as from all sorts of bodies inhabiting Berlin.

Join us this 8th of June and get your soul dirty at La Iglesia del Reggaeton!

Andrés Pereira Paz (La Paz, Bolivia, 1986)
Lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Hernando Siles Arts Academy in La Paz and at the Tres de Febrero University in Buenos Aires. Has done residencies in Bolivia, England, Chile, Argentina, Germany and Peru. His most recent exhibitions include: Radio Carabuco at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Salón Santa Cruz at Kiosko Galería, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Blue eyes at the Ryder Gallery, London; Rayo Purita at Crisis Galería, Lima; Adam at Dot Fifty One Gallery, Miami; I am he as you are she as you are me at House of Egorn, Berlin; HAWAPI- the Terrestrian Triangle at Cerrillos Cultural Centre, Santiago de Chile; Open Studios at Gasworks, London; Contextos Biennale at the National Museum of Art, La Paz, among others. He is also part of the Bisagra project in Lima along with Eliana Otta, Juan Diego Tobalina, Florencia Portocarrero, Iosu Aramburu and Miguel
At the moment he is a Künstlerhaus Bethanien resident in Berlin.

Chaveli Sifre was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1987 to Puerto Rican parents. She has a Bachelor in Image and Movement from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and is finishing a Masters in Museumsmanagement from the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Sifre has participated in a variety of exhibitions including “Welt ohne Außen” in Gropius Bau, “Perspektive Wechseln” in Hamburger Bahnhof and her recent solo show, “Personal Attention”, at La Estacion Espacial in Puerto Rico curated by Guillermo Rodriguez, where she made her first formal explorations on energy, therapy, and healing performances. She co-founded Scent Club Berlin, a community of artists, designers, and scientists focusing on scent and olfaction as a medium. The artist sings and writes for the pop band House of Life and co-directs Brown Coins, an online magazine for art, film, and magic.

  May 23. Reality Is Post-Produced. Encounter with Shaunak Mahbubani

Thursday, May 23, 19:00
Reality Is Post-Produced
Encounter with Shaunak Mahbubani

An encounter with curator-writer Shaunak Mahbubani excavating the effects of image access, creation, and circulation in contemporary South Asia. Inspired by the works of Hito Steyerl, the encounter builds on the proposition that images no longer simply capture the world around them but rather through their movements they are crossing the screen and affecting the spaces in which they become alive. In the age of the ubiquitous portable digital device, Shaunak thinks through the nexus of whatsapp groups, surveillance cameras, fake news, labour practices, open-air theatres, and the imaginary as political force.

Thinking alongside moving images, photography, and photobooks by:
Arko Datto
Himali Singh Soin
Prashant UV
Sohrab Hura
Video Volunteers

Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, primarily pursuing projects under the series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’ initiated in 2016. This exhibition series is focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. They are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through the deployment of participatory devices, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have received exhibition grants from apexart (New York) and the Inlaks Foundation, were part of the inaugural edition of CISA (Curatorial Intensive South Asia) initiated by Khoj International Artist’s Association and Goethe Institut Delhi, and the winner of the Prameya Art Foundation Art Scribes Award 2018-19. Previously they have curated exhibitions at Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi, Kalakar Theatre, Mumbai Art Room, 1Shanthi Road, TIFA Working Studios and Gati Dance Forum. Mahbubani was Curator, Programming at The Gujral Foundation from 2017-18. See previous projects at: www.shaunak.co

  May 18. Screening and Encounter with Siska. In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios & E.D.L

Saturday, May 18, 19:00
In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios & E.D.L
Screening and Encounter with Siska

In this encounter Siska will be presenting and discussing two works, his latest film In the Ruins of Baalbeck Studios (Arabic title: Bayna Hayakel Studio Baalbeck) about the ruination of film heritage in Lebanon navigated through the country’s cinematic heydays of the late 60s and early 70s — a period that witnessed a rise of Egyptian producers and directors moving to Lebanon to make films partly due to Nasser’s nationalization of the Egyptian cinema. The story of this film project evolves around one of the biggest production studios in the Arab world, and its lost archive. Negligence by the Lebanese authorities has led to mold growing on parts of this archive inside the damp underground warehouses.
Siska’s video installation E.D.L transports us on a journey behind the modernist facade of Beirut’s electricity building. The video portrays Lebanon’s National Electricity building as an homage to a once modernist project linked to the very construction of Lebanon’s modern state. But till today Beirut suffers from a power cut up to 8 hours per day, thus this building remains a highly politicized subject.

Siska, Beirut-born (1984), lives and works between Beirut and Berlin. He holds an M.F.A. in Film-making from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA). Siska’s multidisciplinary work often questions the ruination of Arab cultural heritage and the conflicted interrelationship between individual rights and state duties, while stressing on sociopolitical gaps between the personal and the collective. His work was recently been shown in Centre 104 Paris, Mosaic rooms London, Beirut Art Center, Humboldt Forum Berlin and his latest film was premiered in the Berlinale’s Forum Expanded.

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