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OPEN STUDIOS
GlogauAIR Resident Artists



POP UP KINO
Videoart Festival



09 - 10 December 2016
@ GlogauAIR


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OPEN STUDIOS
GlogauAIR Resident Artists

Clark Beaumont // Alexandre Félix // Carlos Franco // Britni Franklin //
Pratheek Irvathur // Jignesh Panchal // Maximilien Pyée // Ben Reilly //
Mireille Ripoll // Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton // Natalia Urnía // Jun Zhang

GlogauAIR is a non-profit organisation based in Berlin founded by the Spanish artist Chema Alvargonzález in 2006. It is a multidisciplinary platform of artistic exchange, cooperation and production that connects the local and the global art scene.
Here, artists from the most diverse contexts find a place to develop their projects in constant dialogue with the artistically dynamic city of Berlin, while integrated in a dynamic fruitful multicultural environment which potentiates knowledge, research and creativity.
In the Open Studios exhibition, happening every three months, the resident artists present projects they have been working on while residing in GlogauAIR. During this occasion, the public has the opportunity of exchanging ideas with the artists, visiting their working spaces as well as getting closer to their creation process and techniques.


POP UP KINO
Videoart Festival

Organized by Nati Grund, Ana Sanfrutos and Irene Cruz

- Invited Artists -
Joas Nebe // Irene Cruz & Juan Yuste // 451 Productions // Rubén González

- SELF(FISH) Opening Live Installation -
Sara Ferrer // Matthieu Ranc // Irene Cruz

Pop Up Kino
Curated by Nati Grund

Pop Up Kino is a international video art festival based in Berlin. The first edition was on May 2014. The aim of the project is to enhance the visibility of video art in the context of the artistic scene of Berlin and to give an opportunity to international artists to show their video creations. Our purpose is to show video art, to give it a space, to start a dialogue, to share, to promote... ultimately to let people know and get in touch with this medium. Since September 2014 we celebrate the festival simultaneously in different spaces in different countries, so far La Neomudejar & La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Espacio Dinamo & Kino Palais (Buenos Aires), The American University of Paris, Octubre Centre de Cultura Contemporània (Valencia), Project Art Space & The Annex (NYC) have participated.

SELF(fish)
Curated by Ana Corpas & Ana Márquez

SELF(fish) is the symbiotic outcome of the three art pieces created by Sara Ferrer, Irene Cruz and Matthieu Ranc. This kind of oniric exploration invites us to do a reflection on the unconscious state of the society. During the sleep, humans go through an unconscious phase, which leads to a state of absolute vulnerability, when everything around us fades into the background. In this stage, we are not even able to react to external stimulus. In this ingenious installation, a symbiotic complementarity can be seen between the three disciplines. Sara Ferrer express this idea through the allusion to fishes, with the intention of returning to the origin of species, to that period when all animals were aquatic organisms. Irene Cruz wants to take us through video art to a non-palpable lyrical world tinted in a bluish, dim and transcendental light, aiming to reconnect us with nature and therefore our origins. Last but not least, Matthieu Ranc will guide us to a moment of trance with his live music performance by using synthetic sounds and creating loops, destroying with this all organic basis.


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Friday, December 9th // 19:00 - 24:00
20:00 // Self(fish)
Popup Kino // Opening Live Installation
20:30 // FÄHRTE IX-XII-MMXVI
Tania Elstermeyer and Emilio Casado // Performance
21:00 // The ‘O’ Zone
Clark Beaumont // Performance
21:30 // Sel(fish)
Popup Kino // Opening Live Installation

Saturday, December 10th // 16:00 - 22:00
16:30 // Humour is a serious matter // Artist Talk
Annelies Kamen, Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
18:00 // The ‘O’ Zone
Clark Beaumont // Performance
18:30 - 22:00 // Pop Up Kino Open Call
Screening + Presentation


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Humor is a Serious Matter

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
The Cult of Love Pt IV: Desire
Video (Still), 2016

Artist Talk

Humor is a Serious Matter

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton
& Annelies Kamen

10.12.2016
16:30 @ GlogauAIR

In frame of the Open Studios December 2016
Humor has since long time been used by art, for in it art has found a natural grammar for questioning, challenging and subverting. From the comedies of ancient Greece, the European medieval satires, to the blunt Dada movement in the visual arts, humor has been an instrument used to put major issues into perspective.

By minimizing their importance, reducing them to their absurdist core, humor serves as a deconstruction mechanism, as it creates a parallel world of multiple creative possibilities where everything is placed at the same level of (non-) importance. This by itself already creates a disruption in the highly hierarchical real world, challenging its established order.
Thus, however attractive, amusing and engaging, humorous art does not cease to be a less serious, valid path in pursuit of meanings, alternatives and ideals.

Sam Hatfield & Fiona Skelton - Since creatively partnering in 2012, Sam Hatfield and Fiona Skelton have collaboratively practiced across diverse artistic languages including video, performance, installation, spoken word, illustration and music. The overarching premise of their joint practice is to use the unexpected and the absurd to provocatively deconstruct psychological and social constructs. Sam and Fiona are currently residing at GlogauAIR.

Annelies Kamen - Annelies Kamen is an anagram for Alien Snake Men, Insane Elk Mane and Name A Sleek Inn, as well as an artist living and working in Berlin. Her work engages with the prospects and limitations of humor, specifically in joke-making, as an artistic methodology. By applying linguistic structures to the process of making objects, she is interested in creating the possibility of non-verbal word play. She explores the often-maligned structure of the one-liner and its ability to provoke reverberating meaning and association through the considered juxtaposition of two realities - in an attempt to create objects that function as crafted gags, leading you down the garden path. Annelies was residing at GlogauAIR in 2014.

Interview

Meet the Artist

Ella Sowinska


MEET THE ARTIST is a series of short interviews given by GlogauAIR's resident artists. The aim is to provide the public with the opportunity of knowing the artist behind the art as well as to get a glimpse of the creation process that can rarely be seen.

Meet the Artist: Ella Sowinska on Vimeo




SHOWCASE PROJECT

Alexandre Félix & Maximilien Pyée

GAME 1337

November - December 2016 @ GlogauAIR's showcase

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RECENT

Project Space Echibition

Terminal

Alexandre Félix
& Maximilien Pyée

19.11.2016 - 30.11.2016
Opening:18h @ GlogauAIR

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Month of Photography Off - Berlin
Space and time are moving, since lines and colors melt and plans prefer to merge.

Terminal is the ending point where you are propelled to a new dimension, far away from the edges of expecting reality.
Go beyond the known and jump in the unknown, switching in an undefined but dynamic space where the five elements become elusive.

Performance

Scanate

RM Vaughan

18.11.2016
18:00 @ GlogauAIR

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Scanate: Entreat Part 2 is the second in the Entreat trilogy of psychic experiment performances by Canadian writer/artist RM Vaughan.

Entreat part 1, titled Super-Diviner, was performed in 2015 at the Toronto multimedia venue VideoFag.

Provoked by RM Vaughan’s life-long obsession and questioning of psychic phenomenon, Scanate will be constructed as a two-stage experiment in 'remote viewing'.

The title Scanate refers to the CIA program of the 1970s of the same name, a program that attempted to teach CIA agents how to “remote view” subjects and actions across vast geographical areas. The basic premise of remote viewing is that people with even marginal psychic abilities can be taught, through practice and the attainment of deep levels of meditation, to see and transcribe events transpiring in far-away places. The CIA targeted the Soviet Union in these experiments, and taught their agents to monitor the actions of the Soviet government via this weaponized form of telepathy. With the advent of precision spying via satellites, the CIA abandoned Project Scanate, leaving hundreds of trained operatives in unstable mental health.

For the performance, Vaughan will attempt to remote view the actions of five hired performance artists. He will record what he sees on paper, via drawing and text. The public will be invited to witness Vaughan’s experiments with Remote Viewing. The experiment will unfold thus: Vaughan will sit behind a desk with a pencil and a large, blank scrapbook. He will be partially hidden by a semi-circular enclosure, such as a room divider or a purpose-built half wall. An ambient soundtrack will play in the room, composed by the Swedish artist Tomas Hemstad. A docent will guide visitors to areas where they may watch Vaughan but not communicate with them.

Five performance artists will be hired in advance to go to a destination of their choice in Berlin or Toronto and do a performative action upon arrival at their destination. Vaughan will not be given any details by the artists and communication between Vaughan and the artists will be strictly forbidden. Vaughan will draw and write what he sees in the Scanate state, and attempt to remote view the actions of each artist in sequence. The artists will photodocument their actions/performances and email the images to the gallery, which will print them in sequence and display them for the public, but not for Vaughan, to see. At the conclusion of the day, the Berlin-based artists will assemble at the gallery and comparisons will be made between the submitted photodocuments and Vaughan’s notes/illustrations. A discussion between Vaughan and the artists, and the visiting public, will then be held at the gallery.

RM Vaughan is a Canadian writer and artist living in Berlin. He is the author of ten books and co-director of over 40 short films/videos.

Auch wenn es flucht bedeutet

04.11.2016 - 06.11.2016
@ GlogauAIR

Facebook event

Auch wenn es flucht bedeutet
It all began on one night at a café in Friedrichshain. An ordinary conversation about everyday life lead to the shared understanding, that it's not bearable anymore. All this hustling, the compulsion, the restlessness.

STEP BY STEP, IT GOES ON AND ON, FOR YOU AND FOR ME, FOR YOU AND FOR ME. THIS IS YOUR PATH, AND I'LL WALK YOU A LITTLE WAYS. IN AND OUT ALL THE TIME, AND THEY SAY, IT'S SO NICE, GO MAKE SOMETHING OF IT! BUT WHAT TO MAKE OF THIS? WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS IS 100% SUSPENDED, SECRET TRANSFERS SEEM TO BE WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN GOLD. BUT TODAY I ASK, WHAT'S THE POINT AND WHAT'S THE OBJECTIVE. MAYBE JUST GOING AWAY FROM HERE AND DOING IT FAST. DOING IT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND TO BUILD A GOOD LIFE, AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE. SOMEWHERE, WHERE THAT'S AN OPTION AND WHERE ONE CAN GET RID OF ALL THESE HUMAN MACHINES. JUST DOING IT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT AND TO BUILD A GOOD LIFE, AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE. EVEN IF IT MEANS TAKING FLIGHT AUCH WENN ES FLUCHT BEDEUTET, IT'S STILL POSSIBLE THAT IT'S RIGHT. LIVING LIFE!? HOW DOES THAT WORK ANYWAY? THE POINT IS TO LIVE IT. (YAGE)

And from that arose the idea to launch an art festival, which views flight as a necessary action. The subsequent text is the result of our thoughts. It's an interpretation, which is meant to serve the artists and speakers as an inspiration for creating their contributions to the fest in november.

ACCELERATED IRRELEVANCE AS EXPRESSION OF A COMPULSIVE SOCIETY. UNDER THE COMPULSION OF USABILITY AND SPELLBOUND BY INDIVIDUALITY. QUANTITY PULLS QUALITY TO THE GROUND AND SCREAMS FOR ORIGINALITY AND INNOVATION. AS A RESULT THERE IS A VARIATION OF VERSIONS AND THE EXPERIENCE OF A RETROPROJECTION. JOY IS IN HIDING. BEAUTY HAS CEASED TO BE AN END IN ITSELF. AND NARCISSISM BLOSSOMS IN MOLDY COLORS. A SELF-DECEPTION WHICH MAKES US FORGET THAT OUR APPEARANCE IN THIS LIFE IS JUST A TRAGIC COMEDY. TAKING FLIGHT AS A NECESSITY AND THE PLEASURE OF A HOPELESS ESCAPE. JUST FOR ONE NIGHT. FOR ONE NIGHT, WE WANT TO NIBBLE ON THE BEAUTY OF THINGS AND WE WANT TO EAT OUR FILL OF FEELING UNCONSTRAINED.

Because the german word Flucht has multiple meanings – including taking refuge – we want to point out, that the idea of our fest is not related to the current situation of refugees in europe. When we speak about taking flight or escaping, we always mean escaping society's conditions, which is associated with critical opposition as well as the feeling of being at the mercy of circumstances. So although it might be partly possible to use the same terminology to describe the situation of the refugees, we want to make clear, that Flucht has many different forms and dimensions, which are not interchangeable and have to be approached separately, taking different levels of quality and necessity into account.

In addition we want to mention that our festival will not be a space for acts and expressions of racism, sexism, antisemitism, antiziganism and nationalism.


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Friday, 04.11.2016
Anarella Martínez // Madrid // Dear you... Berlin, February - November 2016 (Live)
Martí Guillem Císcar // Ton-Dose

Saturday, 05.11.2016
Melanie Köck & Equals/Straussfeld // Symbiose
J.F. Goldtblum // Untitled
MOD // Performance // Alltagsflucht
ESOC // ESOC
Leo Roepert // Trash - Über den Gebrauchswert in der postmodernen Kultur (Vortrag / Lecture)

Sunday, 06.11.2016
Klaus Erich Dietl // next stop start next
Felix Roßmeißl // Freiheit, Gewalt und Autorität - Zur Kritik der Freiheit in der Postmoderne
(Vortrag /Lecture)

Every day:
Lena Mayer // Nichts(ein)
Melinda Matern // ...to bury one´s head in ...
Álvaro Martínez Alonso // Brotlose Kunst
Bego M. Santiago // Zeitübergreifend (A través de tiempo y el espacio)
Daniel Abella // Renewal
Marieta Campos Gisbert // Eine Woche mit Melek im Krankenhaus.
Stephanie Müller (RagTreasure, beißpony) // Scheuklappen Deluxe

Concrete Skin

Maud Vareillaud-Bouzzine.
Lembrança da pacificação do morro de São Carlos.
Cardboard model and Video, 3:00, 2012

Artist Talk

Concrete Skin

Inhabiting post-modernist cities
Maud Vareillaud-Bouzzine
& Soazic Guezennec

28.10.2016
18:00 @ GlogauAIR

When one thinks of contemporary cities, a dense landscape of concrete verticalness easily comes to mind. This human-made skin over the land is already far from the primeval function of providing shelter that lies in the beginning of the architectural activity.

As cities grew bigger and more complex, they became materialized reflections of ideologies and physical testimonies of organic interactions, which ended up shaping them.

Urban design and architecture is thus a silent, implicit speech that can be read, as well as trigger reactions – both consciously or unconsciously – and originate other speeches that will contribute to influencing the urban landscape. Extremely intricate and multifaceted, the present cities are an active place, a living tissue which is constantly challenging and being challenged, adjusting and being readjusted, in an endless negotiation among several parties.
To talk about these on-going negotiations within the city space and all the codes embedded in its design, this artists’ talk invites the artists Maud Vareillaud-Bouzzine and Soazic Guezennec to present their artistic projects which pay particular attention to several interactions happening within today’s cities.


Maud Vareillaud-Bouzzine - Maud’s work is based primarily on social issues. Through a cultural re-appropriation process, she seizes codes, formal and / or material quotes and displaces them. She re-examines events, behaviors, situations, seeking to exalt the essence of societies around the world, through the relationship to its urban frame. By using the city planning vector as part of her artistic process, she questions its social impact, or the viability of modernist utopias. She is particularly interested in collective housing buildings from the end of the Second World War until the 1980’s used to house the working classes. Maud is currently a resident artist at GlogauAIR, thanks to La Mire’s program A roof above your head.

Soazic Guezennec - Soazic Guezennec is a French artist, living between Mumbai and Paris. Her works mixes painting, video and installation to question the relationship between Man and Nature. She explores the planet and takes inspiration from her environment to create immersive pieces which combine a poetic vision with a sense of threat that draw the viewer in on both an emotive and intellectual level.


In collaboration with

SHOWCASE PROJECT

Ben Reilly

October - November 2016 @ GlogauAIR's showcase

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RETUNE FESTIVAL

06.10.2016 - 08.10.2016
@ GlogauAIR
Martha Church - Glogauer Str. 22
BadaBoom Berlin - Glogauer Str. 19

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The Retune Festival transforms GlogauAIR into a playground of the futures. The space will be turned into experimental design studios, workshops, lecture halls, and offline chatrooms.

Exhibitions, talks, and workshops are clustered around four main themes:
# Immersed Narratives – Exploring the opportunities of storytelling in virtual reality.
# Neuronal Creation – Expanding creative expression with Artificial Intelligence.
# Networked Transplantations - Extending bodies and senses.
# Creative Production - Investigating how creatives get from prototypes to products.

Check out our line-up of participating artists & speakers and the schedule.

# Immersed Narratives
With the advent of affordable high end virtual reality headsets, content creators can immerse their audience in a way like never before. This opens up possibilities for new kinds of experiences, interactions and narrative methods. The language of the medium has not yet been set and makes it an ideal playground for artists and explorers.

Within this track, the Retune Festival will explore the opportunities and pitfalls of narration in virtual and augmented reality.

Anrick Bregman // Daniel Irrgang // IN VR // Karim Ben Khelifa // Klara Ravat // Marta Di Francesco // Martina Menegon // Mate Steinforth // Sara Lisa Vogl // Tebjan Halm // Thorsten Wiedemann // undev //


# Neuronal Creation
Artificial Intelligence is invisibly changing our everyday interactions with computers. Artistic practice drags these technologies into the open. Working experimentally with these algorithms makes them a powerful tool to expand creative expression. A worldwide community of coding artists mediates between research, industry practice and the wider public.

The Retune Festival triggers a debate about these technologies' implications on culture and society.

Dries Depoorter // eegb // Gene Kogan // Luba Elliott // Mario Klingemann // Memo Akten // Robert B. Lisek // Ross Goodwin // Schwittlick & Soleymani //


# Networked Transplantations
Smart prosthesis seamlessly replace limbs and implantable RFID chips are widely sold in online shops. New senses extend our perception of the world, networked subcutaneous computers with subconscious interfaces will become part of our bodies. Artists and pioneers are starting to explore those new ways of living with technology and open our eyes to new perspectives.

The Retune Festival gives stage to actors in this new field of body extensions, transhumanist practice and networked senses. Together we explore implications to ourselves and to society.

Asem Hasna // BeAnotherLab Berlin // BRAIN AG // Kasia Molga // KRM // Laura Benitez Valero // Marco Donnarumma // Moon Ribas // Theresa Schubert //


# Creative Production
Times for creative minds to become creative producers have never been better. Artists and designers have been incorporating interactive and networked technology in their works for decades. Now their experimental products create new impulses and resonate perfectly with a market that puts high value on the creatives' core competences: individuality, design and experience.

The Retune Festival explores the way creative entrepreneurs get from prototype to serial production. What is needed to bring ideas not just on the streets, but on all the streets in every city?

Jan-Peter Kuntoff // Jonathan Keep // Justyna Zubrycka // Peter Bihr // Susanne Marcus //



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Supported by

Photo-Berlin 2016

Photo Asbjornrod / VII Masterclass 2014

Photo-Berlin 2016

VII Masterclass 2016-2017

27.09.2016 - 30.09.2016
@ GlogauAIR

The VII Masterclass is an educational initiative which aims to sustain participants in the making of  long term projects, laying the foundations for their photojournalistic identities. After the 2014/2015 Milan event, Berlin will play host to the upcoming VII Masterclass, which will take place over a period of seven months. Among the photographers who attended the very first VII Masterclass, some have obtained international recognition, such as Carolina Arantes (Prix Fondation Lagardère) and Nadege Mazars (Magnum Foundation Grant 2016).

During the VII Masterclass, participants will have direct access to six teaching Masters over three scheduled sessions of four days each. They will also be supported and monitored by a Master of their choice through a monthly Skype call, in order to evaluate progress and solve any potential issues.

Within each of the three Masterclass sessions, participants will benefit from the contribution of a number of guests hailing from the editorial, artistic and visual culture worlds. Diversity in the contributions offered is a distinctive feature of the Masterclass curriculum and reflects the commitment of VII Photo to further widen the horizons of photojournalism.

The photojournalism industry has deeply changed over the past 15 years and a different kind of training has become mandatory for the new generation of photographers, who are now required to increase their skills and expand their knowledge through interaction with disciplines culturally aligned with photography.

For this reason, some of the themes explored in the last VII Masterclass program were – amongst others – video art, crowd-funding, exhibition design, digital archiving and the concept of mental maps, which enable better and alternative work organization.

The VII Masterclass is open to all photographers, with no age limit or nationality restrictions. Classes will be taught in English. Participants will be selected by a jury after the submission of a 20-image portfolio and a text illustrating the project that they intend to develop following the year’s theme: The other.

The project

The theme of the second VII Masterclass, The Other focuses on a fundamental issue of contemporary society: The Other is what is different to us. The Other is not us, but it is also us.

The Other is an immigrant, if we are still living in our homeland, or a foreign native that we don’t understand, if we are the expatriated.

It is an ill person, when we are in good health, or someone privileged, when we are less fortunate. The Other is our most truthful mirror, even though we often think that this mirror is distorted.

As a consequence, photographers have a duty to reflect on encountering The Other, in order to instill a positive change in people’s mentality, through the stories they portray.



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First session // September 27 – 30, 2016
Finding your story and your own style

The first session of the second VII Masterclass will focus on the importance of finding a personal style and how to hit upon the right story to tell.

Two VII photographers will guide participants through this process, starting from the experience of one of the participants of the previous Masterclass.

A guest historian will illustrate the many stories that it’s possible to uncover in the city of Berlin, and a guest journalist will help participants to acquire and use the necessary skills that are needed to search through the news and develop a narrative.

To complete the picture, two internationally acclaimed photographers, who turned their quest for a personal and unique style into a professional career, will give a presentation of their most recent projects.

VII Photographers: Stefano De Luigi, Ashley Gilbertson



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