RADICANT NETWORKS: Constructing Virtual Archives. The GI Press Project
||| RADICANT NETWORKS invites | CROSS TALKS 5 04 February 2015 | 7pm Constructing Virtual Archives. The GI Press Project: history, lessons learned, and their application to other projects< Presentation and discussion with Dr. James Lewes, visiting researcher at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
Moderated by: Anita Mage, Historian & Philosopher (in English language)
Over the last five years James Lewes has built the largest digital collection of materials produced by and in support of American servicemen who chose to stand up and oppose the American military’s involvement in the Vietnam War. While some of the behaviors exhibited by these servicemen were not unique to the Vietnam War, but have been found in most the wars in the twentieth century, the fact their actions were publicized in hundreds of self-published newspapers was unique. It is these that James Lewes has collected and digitized.
The talk will address three separate but related issues:
1. How to identify and track down materials using the abundance of library catalogs that are available online
2. How individuals or groups outside of institutional frameworks can raise adequate funding for such projects.
3. How to network with the holding institutions for research access and collaborative publication of results.
|| James Lewes studied commmunications and cultural studies at the New School for Social Research (BA 1988), University of Pennsylvania (MA 1990), University of Iowa (PhD., 2000). Dissertation on the GI Underground Press: Protest and Survive: GI Newspapers during the Vietnam War (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2003). Senior Researcher on the documentary film Sir! No Sir (2005, Director: David Zeiger) and Web designer for Displaced Films (2004-2009). Founded the GI Press Project in 2009 to digitize, preserve, and make accessible GI underground newspapers. October 2013-December 2014 visiting researcher at the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
|| LOCATION: Apartment Project | Hertzbergstrasse 13 Berlin | 12055 Berlin S-Ring Sonnenalle Bus M41/Hertzbergplatz || U-Herrmannplatz Bus M41/Hertzbergplatz CROSS TALK sessions are initiated & organized by Tatjana Fell
| CROSS TALK 5 is friendly supported by APARTMENT PROJECT art space Berlin for interdisciplinary art projects & partnerships berlin.apartmentproject.org
IN COOPERATION with RADICANT NETWORKS we cordially invite you to
WEDNESDAY 19th NOVEMBER | 7pm
||| RADICANT NETWORKS & APARTMENT PROJECT invite you for
||| CROSS TALKS 4 |
(VISUAL) REVOLUTION OF THE MAIDAN:
between Russian colonialism and Ukrainian
nationalism || a lecture with Liza Babenko | screenings and further public discussion (in Englischer Sprache)
The lecture and screening of Liza Babenko’s documentary learning films will be dedicated to the ideological, polity-economical and visual analysis of the Ukrainian Maidan revolution from the internal perspective. We will touch upon post-colonial and national reasons of the initial non-acceptance of this revolution by the South and Eastern parts of the country. Position of the Ukrainian “Other”, which historically belonged to the Crimea and Donbass, will be problematised as an post-colonial evidence of broken into several national identities country. Besides, based on the researches of Ukrainian journal of social criticism Commons, Liza Babenko will discuss the necessity of actualization in nowadays post-Madian Ukraine such philosophical categories as nationalism, patriotism, fascism, national identity politics, post-colonial ressantiment and politics of memory concerning the Second World War. With the help of all this discursive instruments, but not only, we will try to understand the roots of the current war in Eastern Ukraine, except of the obvious Russian invasion and media propaganda. Also, we will look through such results of Maidan revolution, as activation of Ukrainian right-wing forces and regular change of the local oligarchic elites. All that will made us to raise the final question : whether the whole Ukraine, together with all its variety of national identity types, was needed in social revolution, but not in national one? And what is the political future of East European region in general?
||| Liza Babenko is an emerging researcher, author, artist, curator. Born in 1988, Ukraine, Babenko took her MA program in Philosophy of Culture at the Russian Anthropological School of the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow) and BA program in Cultural Studies at the Kiev-Mohyla Academy (Kiev). Among her recent activities there are graduation of the Victor Misiano’s Moscow Curatorial School “Doing Exhibitions Politically” (The V-A-C Foundation and What, How and For Whom curatorial collective), co-curating of the Feminist Workshop in collaboration with Boryana Rossa in the fridge & Haspel (Sofia), residence at the Centre of contemporary art Uyazdovsky Castle and participation in “Commentators” exhibition within the Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation (Warsaw). Her last research and directing work is learning play "Energy of Cosmos Is Indestructible!!!" in collaboration with Anton Vidokle, Research Congress “Former West: Documents, Constellations, Prospects” at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) http://www.formerwest.org/DocumentsConstellationsProspects/Contributions/EnergyofKosmosisIndestructible and co-working with the Russian experimental film director Svetlana Baskova (“There Is One Decision: To Fight). She is publishing in numerous magazines, among which there are ArtUkraine, Korydor, Springerin, Colta.ru, etc and constant contributor to the Ukrainian journal of social criticism Commons. Currently she is holding a fellowship from the Goethe Institute Ukraine and shooting her first feature-length learning film about the Ukrainian revolution and state war. She lives and works in Kiev.
|| “Maidan: The Lost Revolution” video, HD, 28'39, Kiev, 2014 This short video is a documentary chronicl? of one of the many days lived by the author on heroic Maidan in 2014.Frozen panoramic plans alternate with the scenes from the everyday and already recognizable political as well as aesthetic reality of this one Ukrainian protest. But today, re-looking at all of these massively replicable visual images and ideological rhetorics of Maidan, we can try to imagine what was this revolution for residents of the East and South Ukraine, who did not accept neither the form nor the content of Maidan from the very beginning. In the midst of the war on Donbass we can also try to put for ourselves on the following questions: why this form of Maidan was so unacceptable for the other part of the country? Moreover, which type of revolution would unite Ukraine, but not split it up?
|| “Banderovite”, video, 12’18, Kiev, 2013 This short documentary video was filmed in a working-class neighborhood of the Lukyanovska area in a time of winter Maidan in Kiev. At that time everything in the country was focused on the preparing for preterm elections to the parliament. The main character is representative of the Western Ukraine nationalist organization UNA-UNSO, which is close to the right-radical views Ukrainian party "Freedom and “Right sector”. Such people are called by the Russian chauvinists and Russian-speaking residents of the Eastern regions of Ukraine “banderovites”. However, our hero is not a typical Ukrainian nationalist, but rather marginal, trickster of this revolution, agitating against all the corrupted parties and oligarchic candidates. At his campaign tent taking pace a dialogue with the passers-by. During the dialogue it become clear, that Maidan protesters are also quite different in their ideological positions, and that if fact they do not have uniting all of them political program, except of the will to expel the president V.Yanukovych. At the same time, for some Maidaners V. Yanukovych is "lesser evil" of Ukrainian politics, than “all the rest”. In conclusion, “banderovite’’, who is critical towards Yanukovich as well as to his opposition, is blamed in the breaking the opposition and collaborating with the president. But in fact, is it right?
||| LOCATION: Apartment Project Hertzbergstrasse 13 Berlin | 12055 Berlin
S-Ring Sonnenalle Bus M41/Hertzbergplatz || U-Herrmannplatz Bus, M41/Hertzbergplatz
CROSS TALK sessions are initiated & organized by Tatjana Fell
CROSS TALK 4 is friendly supported by APARTMENT PROJECT art space Berlin for interdisciplinary art projects & partnerships ||| www.apartmentproject.org
RADICANT NETWORKS is an interdisciplinary exchange, research and cooperation platform for contemporary art practice & critical discourse ||| www.radicant-networks.net
RADICANT NETWORKS aim is to capture the complexity of art & cultural production generated by artists working multi-professional and on an interdisciplinary level and which are frequently ore temporary on a cross-country move. With a range of different formats like interviews, presentations, articles and workshops
RADICANT NETWORKS explores and researches the possibilities of generating and linking contextual scopes between the trajectories of a continuous shifting context. Radicant Networks reveals potentalities, the richness of multi layered perspectives and their value by irradiating similar or overlapping concerns, themes and visions within the art field. RADICANT NETWORKS reflects but also quest mechanisms of art production within its social, cultural, political and theoretical contexts. To share and produce knowledge about these issues and to open the collected data to a wide public is a main pillar of our work. RADICANT NETWORKS is a project initiated 2011 by Tatjana Fell
arttransponder supports the following event
Monday, 20 October 2014, 6 pm (doors open: 5.30 pm) ///
Haben und Brauchen (To Have and To Need) would like to invite you
Please turn now. Or else: It's straight into the wall!
Presentation and public discussion of the concept for a long-term dialogue process between independent and institutional agents of the contemporary art scene and the Berlin Senate
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik
Since 2011 Haben und Brauchen demands an open cultural political dialogue about the situation and future of the production and presentation of contemporary art in Berlin. With the formation of the Jour Fixe Bildende Kunst upon the recommendation of the Council for the Arts in November 2013, and with the commissioning of Haben und Brauchen and bbk berlin to develop a dialogue concept, the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs began moving down a path toward dialogue.
As part of a closed weekend retreat in mid-February 2014 three working groups took up their tasks and developed over the last months—with the participation of agents from other initiatives as well—three elements for a long-term and nonpartisan dialogue process about the crucial issues in the thematic fields of work, city/space and notions of art. This process is supposed to complement and further the urgently required adaptation of existing funding models in the visual arts.
Finally, a draft was created that describes the key points of social and cultural city development from the perspective of artists living in Berlin, explicates backgrounds, and above all proposes a multi-leveled procedure that includes a diversity of agents of contemporary art, groups and initiatives active in urban, social and cultural policy as well as political representatives and other senate departments.
On 20 October, we will present and publicly discuss the concept paper sent along with this invitation, while hearing the response to it as well as the plans of the Secretary of State for Culture, Tim Renner.
With amongst others: Sonja Augart, Stéphane Bauer, Leonie Baumann, Daniela Brahm, Jochen Becker, Wibke Behrens, Dellbrügge & de Moll, Discoteca Flaming Star, Matthias Einhoff, Tatjana Fell, Joerg Franzbecker, Nora Gatewood, Erik Göngrich, Michael Hauffen, Jörg Heidemann, Gabriele Horn, Philip Horst, Çağla İlk, Karl Heinz Jeron, Kerstin Karge, Sabine Köhncke, Hannah Kruse, Bernadette La Hengst, Heimo Lattner, Regina Liedtke, Herbert Mondry, Ute Müller-Tischler, Marie-José Ourtilane, Tim Renner, Christian Römer, Birgit Schlieps, Florian Schmidt, Michael Schultze, Heidi Sill, Ingrid Wagner, Marc Wohlrabe, Ina Wudtke, Moira Zoitl.
Moderated by Julia Lazarus and Florian Wüst.
The event will be held in German. We offer „whisper translation“ into English.
With friendly support of the Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs. In cooperation with the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and ZK/U.
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OPEN SOURCE / PURE DATA WORKSHOP Sunday Mai 15th 7.30
" WIR MÖCHTEN VON EUCH LERNEN" , Teil 2
This time Christian Heck shares his knowledge about FLOSS (Free Libre Open Source Software) and Roberta Busechian presents the Ton-Analyse based on the Pure Data Software-Synthesizer.
The workshop takes place in German language
Christian Heck spricht über FLOSS (Freie Produktionsmittel und Verhältnisse, die eine Dezentralisierung erlauben und eine social sculpture entstehen lassen können. Konzepte und Beispiele zu code art (code poetry / glitch art), anonyme und autonome Produktion, werden vorgestellt.
Anschließend wird Roberta Busechian den Vortrag mit einer Einleitung in der Ton-Analyse anfangen. Mit Hörbeispielen werden die Grundlagen der Frequenz-Bestimmung fixiert. Dies hat zum Ziel Klangsynthese Kenntnisse zu Vermitteln, um sie dann in der praktischen Klanggestaltung auszuprobieren. Es wird Software-Synthesizer in der visuellen Programmiersprache geschrieben und verwendet. Ursprünglich wurde Pure Data in den 1990ern von Miller Puckette als FLOSS entwickelt, um damit interaktive Computermusik zu erzeugen!
In einem gemeinsamen Erfahrungsaustausch werden wir im Anschluss Ambivalenzen der Nutzung aufspüren, diskutieren und versuchen mit Euch Alternativen zu entwickeln. Diese Veranstaltungsreihe ist ein offener Workshop und richtet sich an KünstlerInnen, KunststudentInnen und an all jene, die an dieser Thematik Interesse haben.
Konzept & Organisation: Zofia Nierodzinska und Veronika Albrandt
"LOST SPACE" EXHIBITION PROJECT
installation | photography | objects | video | interactive media
Artists: Penelope Vlassopoulou, Alessandra Senso, Marco Ristuccia, Julia Patey, Margarita Novikova, Stephanie Neumann, Carolin Kastner, Bram Braam, Rebecca Agnes.
concept / curating by Susanne Lek (NL)
OPENING 27th of MARCH | 7 - 11pm
OPENING TIMES Friday / Saturday / Sunday 3pm - 7pm
LOCATION JOAO COCTEAU Kienitzer Strasse 98, Neukölln
Most cities have an amazing amount of vacant, unused land in its downtown core. Over the past few years, radically changing economic, industrial and employment patterns have further exacerbated the problem of these lost spaces. This is especially true along highways, rail road lines and waterfronts, where major gaps disrupt the overall continuity of the city form. However, lost spaces, although underused and deteriorating, provide exceptional opportunities to reshape an urban center and counteracts suburbanization and gentrification.
While the residential areas in the former East of Berlin experience massive urban upgrading, leading to gentrification, the once glamorous West is filled with deserted areas and empty buildings. It seems to be 'done' and overcrowded with tourists. This contrast between lost spaces on the one hand, and highly gentrified districts on the other, can be confusing for outsiders, but also for Berliners themselves. This group show reflects on these contradictions from different artistic viewpoints.
How do outsiders experience the loaded history? How can someone keep up with a city that is changing so fast? How can artists help by turning lost, dystopic spaces into utopian, creative sights? These and more questions will be raised and reflected on in this exhibition.
Susanne Lek is doing her masters in contemporary and modern art history at University Utrecht, The Netherlands. She is currently finishing her thesis about the subject of dystopia in the work of contemporary Dutch artists.
During her Erasmus grant in Berlin she works at arttransponder within the frame of an internship
IN COOPERATION WITH OUR PARTNER PROJECT WE INVITE TO
WEDNESDAY 6th NOVEMBER | 2pm - 6pm
||| RADICANT NETWORKS & APARTMENT PROJECT invite you for a
||| ROUND TABLE & WORKSHOP | on the challenges of cultural organizations artists in Arab countries and Germany (in English language)
Deena Abdelwahed: Tunis/Tunesia
Dina Kafafy: Townhouse Gallery, Cairo/Egypt
Marwa Helmy: Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, Cairo/Egypt
Mirna Bamieh: Al Hoash Gallery, Jerusalem/Palestine
Mohamed Hussein: Freelance artist, designer and curator, Baghdad/Iraq
The round table is proposing a debate around the actual situation of the cultural independent institutions in the Arab countries and in Germany:&nb
- the role, the challenges, the future, especially in light of the political and economic changes and the impact on the work of cultural institutions,
- their role, their sources of funding,
- their management and funding models and its relationship with the society
Together with you we would like to discuss the challenges of the cultural institutions and artists in the Arab countries and Germany. The aim of the round table is to exchange and share the ideas and practical experiences among the Arab and German participants, in an attempt to compare the situation or to find common ideas and cases, and this will be through comparing different and varied models of management and financing mechanisms, also the relationship with the community and with the state.
The round table raises the following questions:
- What are the challenges of the cultural work in the current stage ? And how they can be met?
- How the mechanisms of funding of arts and culture can be developed?
- Is there a change in the role of artists and cultural institutions in the light of the political changes?
- What is the ideal model of the relationship between the independent cultural institutions and the community (society) ?
- What is the ideal model of the relationship between the independent cultural institutions and the state?
Marwa Helmy, born in 1979, completed a Bachelor’s degree in French literature at Ain Shams University in Cairo, received a diploma in journalism at the Centre de Perfectionnement des Journalistes (Paris) in 2007 and then received her Master’s degree in cultural and media management at Senghor University in Alexandria in 2009. She presently lives and works in Cairo. She is the deputy manager of the not-for-profit organization Al Mawred Al Thaqafy, which supports the work and networking of artists in the Arabic world. She is also the manager of the cultural policy program in the organization. She also gained professional experience for example as a program coordinator in the Jesuites Association in Cairo and as an editor and translator for French and Arabic for the Egyptian Ministry of Media and Communication. She is working currently on her PHD in cultural policies in the Arab region.
Deena Abdelwahed, was born in 1989 and lives in Tunis. She studied interior design at the Superior Institute of Fine Arts in Tunis. She designed furniture for the firm Woodstore and worked as an administrator for the Semia Achour gallery in La Soukra. She was a coordinator and cultural advisor for the second Festival des Esprits Libres Tunisiens for photography, music, cinema, dance and sculptural art in Gabès 2012. Deena Abdewahed worked as an artist herself, singing with the jazz funk band So Soulful. She is interested in the influence of art and culture on social processes.Our guests are currently participating in the cultural management training organized by Goethe institute in Berlin and Hamburg
Dina Kafafy was born in 1985 and lives in Cairo where she received her Bachelor’s degree in integrated and communication management and art. She completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at Wimbledon College of Art in London. She taught at the Department of Performing and Visual Art at the American University in Cairo and is presently working as programme coordinator and responsible for the residency programmes of the Townhouse Gallery.
Mohamed Hussein, born in 1975, lives in Bagdad where he studied Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts. He received his Master’s degree in curating in 2009 from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Mohamed Hussein describes himself as a freelance artist, designer, curator and researcher.
He has exhibited his work at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, the Baladna Gallery in Amman (Jordan) and during the Ten Iraqi Artists exhibition in Frankfurt. He is interested in the boundaries between architecture, design and visual arts.
Mirna Bamieh was born in 1983, studied Applied Arts in Egypt and received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology in Ramallah. This year, she completed her Master’s degree in Fine Arts at the Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design in Tel Aviv. She works as programme coordinator and curator for the Al Hoash Gallery in Jerusalem, which promotes and exhibits visual art by Palestinian artists. When Jerusalem was named the Arabic Capital of Culture in 2009, Mirna Bamieh was responsible for coordination of events.
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The round-table is organized by Tatjana Fell
with the friendly support of Selda Asal & Apartment Project
APARTMENT PROJECT art space Berlin for interdisciplinary art projects & partnerships ||| www.apartmentproject.org
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arrtransponder veranstaltet im kommenden Jahr 2014 eine Reihe von Medienworkshops zur Förderung berufsspezifischer Kompetenzen im Umgang mit Computer und Internet. Das Projekt gibt Teilnehmerinnen Einblick in die Nutzungsvielfalt einer sich stetig verändernden Medienlandschaft.
Enter Digitopia agiert lokal im Bezirk Wedding und bietet ein kostenfreies Kursangebot, dass sich gezielt an Frauen ab 45 Jahre wendet. Im Intensivtraining können technische Wissenslücken geschlossen werden, die während des Übergangs von analogen zu digitalen Medien oder familiär bedingten Arbeitspausen entstanden sind. ENTER DIGITOPIA veranstaltet in diesem Rahmen zusätzlich Lectures und Präsentationen zu thematischen Schwerpunkten.
Wir laden ganz herzlich alle interessierten Frauen aus dem Wedding ein, um gemeinsam Interessen und Präferenzen für die kommenden Medien Workshops und Seminare auszuloten und sich über bestehende Erfahrungen auszutauschen. Eine Einführung in die Programminhalte gibt erste Gelegenheit Fragen und Wünsche zu äußern, die wir in die zukünftige Projektplanung einfließen lassen.
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CULTURE SCOPES BERLIN | 04. OCTOBER 2013
15 artists and cultural managers from Middle East and North Afrika came to visit arttransponder in Wedding on 4th of October. In the frame of their seminar day CULTURE SCOPES BERLIN - from contemporary art institutions, art initiatives to activist movements, held by Tatjana Fell, they got insight into the work and formats of independent art organizations in Berlin and took the chance for a lively exchange with their German colleagues.
Part of the program was, to discuss conditions and ideas about possible networks and collaborations. These networks could enrich and benefit the work of art and cultural initiatives in their home countries, which happens currently under difficult political conditions and mainly unfunded.
Wortwedding, ArtLaboratoryBerlin and OKK Organ Kritischer Kunst opened up their spaces to introduce into their special work formats and own network activities and invited for discussion and exchange. Many thanks to Nicola Caroli, Chris de Lutz und Pablo Herrmann for supporting this seminar.
This visit was in the frame of a cultural manager training programm organized by the Goethe Institut. arttransponder is cooperation partner in their KulturPartnerNetwerk.
AWARD FOR INDEPENDENT ART INITIATIVES AND PROJECT SPACES
LAST EXIT TO SPACE / HAU 1 / 18. SEPTEMBER 2013
arttransponder gratuliert den ausgewählten Projekten:
Altes Finanzamt • Kreuzberg Pavillon • KUNSTrePUBLIK • LEAP • Netzwerk-Projektraum “Hip Hop Stützpunkt mit From Here To Fame & Common Ground Gallery“ • uqbar e.V. • Walden Kunstausstellungen e.V.
Bustour und Event zur zweiten Preisverleihung Im September organisiert das Netzwerk zum zweiten Mal die Preisverleihung zur Auszeichnung künstlerischer Projekträume - und initiativen im Bereich Bildende Kunst der Berliner Kulturverwaltung. Dieses Mal mit einer großen, öffentlichen Abschlussveranstaltung.
MEHR ZUR VERANSTALTUNG
PETITION ABOUT PLANNED CITY TAX by TO HAVE AND TO NEED
arttransponder supports the open letter and petition initiated by TO HAVE AND TO NEED
We invite everyone to support this activity www.habenundbrauchen.kuenstler-petition.de