Publication

Tuesday, April 23, 19:00 sharp
Risograph 101 Workshop by ON/OFF
With Dan Dorocic and Michael Maginness

Dan and Michael of ON/OFF will introduce their practice and then run through the basics of what the Riso machine can do.
In the workshop, we will be crafting and printing (A3 format) booklets, posters, calendars or other paper ideas that people bring to the workshop.

The workshop is donation-based to cover basic materials (5 € per person).

If you would like to come, please let us know so we can make sure to have enough supplies for everyone. Send an email with the subject “RISO 101” to theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

ON/OFF is a studio of architects, artists, designers and makers based in Berlin.
As a group we draw on a range of different skills, working collaboratively to initiate new experiments that combine different mediums and skills through mobile structures, film and projection, public workshops and writing. As a group we set out to challenge classic modes of practice and to engage with people’s experience of the city through projects in public space. Some of ON/OFF’s network is based in different cities internationally and come together in new formations based on each project. Since 2012 we have been working on a range of competitions, installation designs and on-site building projects, exploring different fields such as media art, theatre scenography, experimental housing, playgrounds and furniture design. We are producing research in the format of a book on Tactical Urban and Rural Interventions called “Co-Machines: Mobile Disruptive Architectures” in 2017.

Dan Dorocic is a Berlin-based architect, artist, geographer and environmental designer. He holds a Master of Architecture from Bergen Arkitekthøgskole in Norway. He is member of architecture collective on/off (www.onoff.cc) and of the art platform anti-forum (http://www.anti-forum.com/). Dan studied geoscience in Montreal at McGill University (B.Sc) whereupon he switched his outlook to work and study Design and Architecture in Toronto, Australia and Norway. Dan worked with many participatory design-build workshops in China, Korea, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Slovakia,Israel & Palestine and Italy + with his collectives on/off, antiforum and with others. Dan has also curated a number of exhibitions: Future Ruins exhibition (2013), the Hardbakka Commons Workshop & exhibition in Bergen, Norway (2014-2016) as well as works at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2014 & 2016). He is currently working on a publication on the theme of Co-machines, which documents a new mobile disruptive multi-media global architecture and design movement.

Michael Maginness is a Berlin-based spatial designer, urbanist and member of design collective ON/OFF (www.onoff.cc). He studied Classics and Archaeology before completing a Master of Architecture at the University of Melbourne. His practice has covered design, research and teaching across Australia and Europe, including interventions, workshops and exhibitions at festivals and institutions such as The Melbourne School of Design, Festival Kanal Playground in Brussels, Cite de la Mode in Paris, ZK/U Berlin and the Bauhaus Archiv in Berlin. His writing and research have been published by ARCH+, Archdaily and others. His current interests focus on the role of alternative design practice in developing everyday spatial strategies towards the collective struggle for an equitable city.



Tuesday, March 19, 19:00
How to process Social Dissonance?
Encounter with Mattin

Mattin is an artist from Bilbao – living in Berlin – working with noise and improvisation. His work seeks to address the social and economic structures of experimental sonic artistic production through live performance, recordings and writing. Using a conceptual approach, he aims to question the nature and parameters of improvisation, specifically the relationship between the idea of ”freedom” and constant innovation that it traditionally implies, and the established conventions of improvisation as a genre. Mattin considers improvisation not only as an interaction between performers and instruments, but as a situation involving all the elements that constitute a concert situation, including the audience and the social and architectural space. He tries to expose the stereotypical relation between active performer and passive audience, producing a sense of strangeness and alienation that disturbs this relationship. He has recently completed a PhD at the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of Ray Brassier and Josu Rekalde. Along with Anthony Iles they edited the book Noise & Capitalism in 2009. In 2012 CAC Brétigny and Tuamaturgia published Uconsitituted Praxis, a book collecting his writing plus interviews and reviews from performances that he has been part of. Both books are available online. Mattin took part in documenta14 in Athens and Kassel in 2017.
www.mattin.org



January 25
18:30 doors, 19:00 start: The ‘Unambitious Stripper’ with Isabel Lewis
20:00: Introduction to ‘Wardian Table’ by Luís Berríos-Negrón
20:30: Screening by Mariechen Danz amid installed artworks

January 26
19:00: Performance by Daniel Salomon
19:30: Introduction to ‘Incommensurate States’ by Patricia Reed
20:00: Screening by Emilija Škarnulytė

‘Infratekture’
Where are the fluxes of affect to be located when thinking them as infrastructure?
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) proposes a constellation of words as an extension of that question, inspired by the transmediale Study Circle ‘Affective Infrastructures’. This constellation is drawn from Infratekture, a made-up word which mirrors the blurry edges of possible affects. We take the prefix Infra-, meaning below but also within, to think about Perec’s Infraordinary and Duchamp’s Inframince. And we place it alongside the Proto-Indo-European root *teks-, the root of text, textile, techne, technique, tectonic, architecture, hypertext, pretext, context and texture. With this constellation, we chart a course through the invisible links between the words, on the hazy map of affect.

Our approach with The Institute for Endotic Research sees the space as a text that is constantly written and rewritten, edited and reconfigured. Every intervention responds to the status quo of the space and transforms it. We invite artists, architects, and other practitioners to create interventions in the space, while we also produce our own architectural devices to give texture to the space. Both serve as a common infrastructure for the recombination of relations among people and objects. We ask the artists and researchers who are part of ‘Infratekture’ to respond to this context when applying their technique as part of a collectively unraveling text.

‘Infratekture’ will present works in the form of a two-evening event. It will be composed of a series of performances supported by interventions (both new and existing). The performances will explore notions related with the composition of the social body through the invention of its organs, its nourishment and its textures. This social body-text is readable and editable: it is the result of the accumulation of layers of socio-technical conceptualizations, as well as the affective infrastructures that bind them together. The necessary invisibility of the connections within and between the many words inside Infratekture will be used as a metaphorical device to explore affect.

Artists invited to Infratekture: Luis Berríos-Negrón, Mariechen Danz, Isabel Lewis, Patricia Reed, Daniel Salomon, Emilija Škarnulytė.
With existing interventions by: Ana Alenso, Plating Concrete (Miguel Prados Sánchez and Pablo Ramón Benitez), Sofia Lomba, Sara Pereira.

Luís Berríos-Negrón will introduce the ‘Wardian Table’, that was produced to serve as prop for the re-enactment of ‘Metalogue: A Crème de Menthe, a Rusty Nail. Why Intransitive?’ as the core performance of Memory #02 for the ANARCHIVE at TIER.space.

Mariechen Danz’s approach to a nonlinear historiography of both geographical and anatomical charts will be installed at TIER.space, as a way to question systems of knowledge production.

Isabel Lewis will present an iteration of her workshop titled ‘Unambitious Stripper’, which will use ideas and techniques related to movement for participants to reach a personal inner space by figuratively removing layers of social constructs and identity.

Patricia Reed will present the artwork ‘Incommensurate States’, where a camera maps the contours of the entire world in a loop, moving along the path of all nation-state borders following the logic of the ‘traveling salesman’.

Daniel Salomon will share his guts with the audience in the form of a long sausage based on his daily food intake.

Emilija Škarnulytė’s film and video work examining geologically transformed spaces of legacy and existing regimes of power will establish a visual continuity between concrete infrastructures and the haze of affect that animates them.

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A cooperation between transmediale and The Institute for Endotic Research. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.



Sunday from 17:00-19:00
January 6. Encounter with Radio Earth Hold × Louis Henderson

Together we will play records, talk and listen to versions of the work we have done and will do. The session will be somewhere amongst a spiral retelling and its planetary reverberations, an echo without a cause, a thunder-strike and its soundwave riding the ionosphere, a protest refrain, a knock warning, a Palestinian radio jingle, a dub, a peri-acoustics, a cease and desist siren, a new year’s broadcast. Tune in, stop by.

Link to the first broadcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-854660269-405465536/radio-earth-hold-colonial-voice

Radio Earth Hold is organised by Rachel Dedman, Lorde Selys and Arjuna Neuman, commissioned as a collateral project of Qalandiya International, and supported by the Serpentine Galleries.

It traces echoes between the anti-occupation movement in Palestine and anti-racism movements in the North American context. It examines British Mandate radio as a colonial instrument in Palestine, and Israeli control of Palestinian telecommunications as part of the architecture of occupation. It connects these to the birth of Mni Wiconi during the Standing Rock protests, radical midwifery practices, and the acousmatics of sound in the womb.

Broadening beyond political struggle to the phenomenon of ‘natural radio’, Radio Earth Hold’s research addresses how electromagnetic radiation functions at a bigger-than-planetary scale. How might natural radio and acousmatic sound—reverb without a cause, or echo without a source—offer a model for reorganising relationships between the individuals and the world? What solidarity emerges from the recognition of our participation in the transmission of planetary sound?

Radio Earth Hold is commissioned as part of the collateral program of Qalandiya International IV, and supported by the Serpentine Galleries, London.

Louis Henderson is a filmmaker who is currently trying to find new ways of working with people to address and question our current global condition defined by racial capitalism and ever-present histories of the European colonial project. The working method is archaeological. Henderson has shown his work at places such as; Rotterdam International Film Festival, Doc Lisboa, CPH:DOX, New York Film Festival, The Contour Biennial, The Kiev Biennial, The Centre Pompidou, SAVVY Contemporary, The Gene Siskell Film Centre, Gasworks and Tate Britain. His work is in the public collection of the Centre National des Arts Plastiques, France and is distributed by Lux (UK) and Video Data Bank (USA).



Wednesday, December 5, 19:00
Between Pages A Publication
Encounter with Zahra Rashid

In October 2018, Zahra Rashid exhibited at Künstlerhaus Bethanien after 10 months of practice in a studio there.
Through Between Pages A Publication, Zahra Rashid will share that experience in a conversation with Zoya Honarmand.

Zahra Rashid (b.1987 in Tehran, Iran) mainly works with drawing. Lately, she has been practicing reproduction and multiple representations through different mediums.
Rashid earned a BA in Visual Communication from Tehran University of Art in 2012 and completed her MFA studies in Medium and Material Based Art at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts in 2015. She participated in Künstlerhaus Bethanien International Studio Program in 2018 supported by Office for Contemporary Art Norway.



Wednesday, September 26, 16:30-18:00
Encounter with Bisagra
Tangent to their project Fashion Week at Kinderhook & Caracas (22.09–20.10)

Bisagra is a platform that functions as a meeting point in the fragmented world of the visual arts in Lima, creating connections between its different manifestations, as well as other areas of research and creation. Heir to the previous experiences of some of its members on collective work, Bisagra seeks to embrace and circulate ideas, projects and experiments that share our interest in flexible exchanges with a critical and humorous spirit.

Bisagra is a project of Andrés Pereira Paz, Eliana Otta, Florencia Portocarrero, Iosu Aramburu, Juan Diego Tobalina and Miguel A. López.

If you would like to know more information about Fashion Week please visit: www.kinderhook-caracas.com



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