Akademie der Künste der Welt http://archive.academycologne.org/ News and Events of the Academy of the Arts of the World en Akademie der Künste der Welt http://archive.academycologne.org/typo3conf/ext/tt_news/ext_icon.gif http://archive.academycologne.org/ 18 16 News and Events of the Academy of the Arts of the World TYPO3 - get.content.right http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:13:00 +0100 Solidarité! Solidarität! Solidarity! http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=303&cHash=8d9d597b0af97cf65ac81493e9e5bd79 Dance performance by tanz Lange

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SOLIDARITÉ! SOLIDARITÄT! SOLIDARITY

 


Dance performance by tanz Lange

 

27-29 November 2014 

Venue: studiobühneköln

 

 

The notion of “solidarity” is often associated with workers' movements of the past. Today, in a networked world that is nevertheless too complex to easily grasp, it is time to rethink the meaning of the word. How has our understanding of solidarity changed through our virtual relationships? Have the basic conditions for solidarity been shifted? Is responsible conduct possible on a global scale?

Together with the identical twins Chiku and Chito Lwambo from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Megan and Jessica Kennedy from Ireland, choreographer Gudrun Lange explores concepts of community and individuality, looking at social cohesion between men and women and within family structures. Taking the four dancers' inherent expertise with close personal ties as a point of departure, we embark on a choreographic research trip into personal and universal forms of solidarity, searching for a collective whole that refuses to exclude the individual.

 

An event by tanz lange in cooperation with the Academy of the Arts of the World

 

Dance performance
Thu, 27.11.2014 / 20:00 (Premiere)
Fri, 28.11.2014 / 20:00
Sat, 29.11.2014 / 20:00
Venue: studiobühneköln, Universitätsstraße 16 a, 50937 Cologne
Tickets: 15 € / 7 €

 

 

Further performances 

 

Wed, 3.12.2014 / 20:00
Thu, 4.12.2014 / 20:00
Venue: FFT Juta, Kasernenstraße 6, 40213 Düsseldorf

 

Sat, 6.12.2014 / 20:00
Venue: Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Am Schloß Broich 38, 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr

 

 

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event Startseite Thu, 01 Jan 1970 17:34:08 +0100
PLURIVERSALE I http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=289&cHash=b4ebea0d3890f6db7c30c746a5a4e18e PLURIVERSALE I Fri, 3 October - Sat, 29 November 2014 Several locations in Cologne, Germany The Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne cordially invites you to the first edition of PLURIVERSALE, its new biannual constellation of intercultural and...

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Fri, 3 October - Sat, 29 November 2014

 

Several locations in Cologne, Germany

 

The Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne cordially invites you to the first edition of PLURIVERSALE, its new biannual constellation of intercultural and interdisciplinary events.

 

The Academy is a loose virtual collective of art practitioners from different continents and disciplines, as well as a cultural institution and a production platform in the city of Cologne. With a focus on activating an intercultural and decolonial politics of art in this city of migrants, it seeks to operate beyond the romance of multiculturalism, fostering alternative ways of thinking and acting under increasingly troubled global conditions.

 

Held twice a year over two months in autumn and spring, PLURIVERSALE, consisting of site-specific projects, exhibitions, concerts, discussions, film screenings, and performative symposia, proposes an alternative to the usual rhythms of biennials and their narration of unquiet times, too often universalist and relativist at once. The format’s name refers to the concept of pluriversality as used by Enrique Dussel, Walter D. Mignolo, and other thinkers from the context of postcolonial studies—the idea that one needs not a universalist but a “pluriversal” hermeneutic to deal with a world of many entangled cosmologies, the interrelation of which are regulated by a colonial power differential. In this spirit, PLURIVERSALE can be imagined as a platform that rejects a unifying narrative in favor of a critical clustering of different “worlds,” nevertheless entangled through their critical, negative, and resistant attitudes to the power differentials of a singular modernity and its universal claim.

 

 

PROGRAM OF PLURIVERSALE I 

 

Sound of the Imaginary Homeland
3–5 October
Curated by Mark Terkessidis, organised by Run United Music

 

URXX – Ultra-red 1994–2014: Second encounter
10–14 October

 

The Mount of Hercules
16–20 October
An installation by Yochai Avrahami

 

Reports to an Academy
A non-academic symposium,
performative or otherwise

17–19 October
Concept and presentation by Ekaterina Degot and David Riff 
With Haig Aivazian, Christian von Borries, Keti Chukhrov, Gabriel Dharmoo, Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner, Hu Fang, Felix Klopotek, Uriel Orlow, Our Literal Speed, Manuel Pelmus and Alexandra Pirici, Milo Rau, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Jalal Toufic, Stefan Weidner, and others

 

Ocotepec Odyssey
25–28 October
Sci-fi folk tales by Naomi Rincón Gallardo*
Installation, performance, and retrospective of Mexican sci-fi films of the ’60s

 

From Concubine to Migrant Worker?
- Women in China

Colloquium curated by Tienchi Martin-Liao & Stefan Kramer
7-8 November 2014

 

Solidarité! Solidarität! Solidarity!
Dance performance by tanz Lange
27-29 November 2014 in Cologne

 

The Forest and The School: Where to sit at the dinner table? 
The concept of antropofagia in Brazilian thought and its philosophical, ecological, and cosmopolitical influence

27–29 November
A project by Pedro Neves Marques
Panel discussion, launch of an anthology (Archive Books and the Academy of Arts of the World), and film program 

 

The Incidental Insurgents Pt.2: Unforgiving Years 
4-29 November 2014
A project by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas 

 

The full program of PLURIVERSALE I will soon be published.


For more information or to subscribe to our newsletter, please contact info@academycologne.org.

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The Incidental Insurgents Pt. 2: Unforgiving Years http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=307&cHash=6cb44a2d9c72f7c8b0f90f06e7e01a51 A project by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas

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THE INCIDENTAL INSURGENTS PT.2: UNFORGIVING YEARS

 

A project by Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas 

 

5-29 November 2014

 

Opening: 4. November 2014, 19:00


Opening hours: Mon-Fri 14:00 - 18:00 / Thu 14:00 - 20:00 / Sat/Sun 12:00 - 18:00.


Guided tours in German: Thur 18:00 / Sat 16:00 / Sun 14:00
Please register by writing an E-Mail to reservation@academycologne.org.


Venue: Alte Feuerwache, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Cologne, Caretaker's apartment, 3 €

 

Victor Serge and his contemporary anarchist bandits in 1910s Paris; Abu Jilda, Arameet, and their gang involved in a rebellion against the British in 1930s Palestine; the artist as the quintessential bandit in Roberto Bolaño’s novel The Savage Detectives set in 1970s Mexico; and the artists themselves in present day Palestine. Such are the characters in The Incidental Insurgents: a three-part, multilayered narrative, whose chapters complete and complicate each other, unfolding the story of a contemporary search for a new political language and imaginary. In Cologne, it takes the form of a total installation that transforms the space of the former caretaker's apartment in the Alte Feuerwache complex, a site deeply connected to the history of alternative left-wing politics in the city.

 

 

Biography of Ruanne Abou-Rahme and Basel Abbas

 

 

 

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From Concubine to Migrant Worker? - Women in China http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=301&cHash=86eea3fca46df60a44508cb35aca06f7 Colloquium curated by Tienchi Martin-Liao and Stefan Kramer

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FROM CONCUBINE TO MIGRANT WORKER?
WOMEN IN CHINA
7/8 11 2014
COLLOQUIUM WITH A SUPPORTING PROGRAM

 

This event is organized by the Academy of Arts of the World, Cologne, and the East Asian Seminar (Department for Chinese Culture), University of Cologne

 

Venue: Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Apostelnkloster 13–15, 50672 Cologne
2 days 14 € / 10 €, 1 day 8 € / 6 € 

 

 

When Mao Zedong proclaimed the liberation of Chinese women from social subor-dination and dependency in China’s patriarchal cultural and political system, his oft-quoted declaration, “women hold up half the sky,” became a model for many post-colonial developments, as well as a battle cry for women’s movements in China and around the world. 

 

In reality, his declaration affected change that had already begun in early revolutionary China; women had been encouraged to move out of the household and into production and agriculture industries, and to participate in the military resurgence of the young nation state.

 

In the context of a China rapidly adapting to global processes, the question of womens’ role and status in China can be newly raised. As before, women in today’s China are only marginally visible in politics and the economy, however they are active in all sectors of society, and have shaped the social sphere in more ways than is generally known.

 

colloquium “From Concubine to Migrant Worker?” explores the role and position of women in contemporary Chinese society and how these aspects have historically developed, and attempts look into the future for women in China. Along with the international scholars and artists invited to participate in the program, women will share their experiences and give insights into everyday life in China, presenting also a program of music and poetry alongside the two-day event.

 

Organizers: Tienchi Martin-Liao, member of the Academy of Arts of the World, Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer, Chair of the department of Chinese Culture, University of Cologne
Coordinators: Ulrike Traub, Cheng Mo, Anna Kallage, Melanie Räuschel
Contact: tienchimartin@gmail.com, loismocheng@gmail.com

 

From Concubine to Migrant Worker? Women in China is a collaboration between the Academy of Arts of the World, Cologne, and the East Asian Seminar (Department of Chinese Culture), University of Cologne. It is part of the autumn program of the Academy PLURIVERSALE I.

 

 

PROGRAM (Chinese)

 

FRI 7 11 2014

 

18:00
Musical prelude (on the Guzheng):  Li Juefei

 

18:10
Welcome: Ekaterina Degot, Tienchi Martin-Liao, Prof. Stefan Kramer

 

18:20
MANAGER, CONCUBINE, AND MIGRANT WORKER

Panel discussion: Qin Liwen (scientist/journalist, Berlin), Zeng Jinyan (author, Hongkong), Dr. Astrid Lipinsky (sinologist, University of Vienna)
Moderator: Tienchi Martin-Liao (author, Academy member, Cologne)
Interpreter: Su Xiaoqin

Further information...

 

20:00-20:30
Break

 

20:30-21:50
DARK ROAD-ELEGY AND DAUGHTER OF THE SMALL ISLAND
Readings: Ma Jian (author, London), Huang Gang (poet, Taiwan)
Group discussion, moderated: Sabine Peschel (sinologist/journalist, Cologne) Reading: Anna Kozikowski (member oft he Youth Academy of the Arts oft he World, Cologne)
Interpreter: Tienchi Martin-Liao

Further information...

 

21:50-22:00
Closing music: Li Juefei

 

 

SAT 8 11 2014

 

18:00
CHINA’S MEDIA LANDSCAPE

Panel discussion with: Bei Ling (poet/publisher, Taipei), Su Yutong (journalist/blogger, Bonn), Moderator: Prof. Stefan Kramer (Chair, department of Chinese Culture, University of Cologne), Interpreter: Tienchi Martin-Liao

Further information...

 

19:30-20:00
Break

 

20:00-22:00
COMFORT WOMEN – WOMEN AS VICTIMS OF WAR

Film screening „Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters”, 2007, Direction: Ban Zhongyi (Tokio) (ca. 40 min.). Panel discussion with: Ban Zhongyi, Gabriela Mischkowski (cofounder of Medica Mondiale, Cologne), Moderator: Karin Fischer (journalist, Cologne), Interpreter:  Su Xiaoqin

Further information...

 

All events will be held in German and Chinese.

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF THE PARTICIPANTS

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Ocotepec Odyssey http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=299&cHash=411bc76ccbad7344029a892faafddc57 PLURIVERSALE I OCOTEPEC ODYSSEY Sci-fi folk tales by Naomi Rincón Gallardo* Installation, performance, and retrospective of Mexican sci-fi films of the 1960s 25-28 October 2014 Filmhauskino, Maybachstraße 111, 50670 Cologne Ocotepec Odyssey is...

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OCOTEPEC ODYSSEY

 

Sci-fi folk tales by Naomi Rincón Gallardo*

Installation, performance, and retrospective of Mexican sci-fi films of the 1960s

 

25-28 October 2014

Filmhauskino, Maybachstraße 111, 50670 Cologne

 

Ocotepec Odyssey is a transdisciplinary research project about radical social experiences challenging the belief in progress in Mexico in the 1960s to ’70s. It takes its name from a small town in Morelos, whose indigenous communitarian features inspired philosopher and maverick Catholicpriest Ivan Illich. Illich later founded a center called CIDOC in Cuernavaca: a gathering point for radical intellectuals from around the world, whose practitioners questioned the axioms of modern thinking with alternatives related to liberation theology. Taking the form of an installation, performance, and sci-fi film retrospective, Ocotepec Odyssey is a trip that goes from popular feminist pedagogical experiences to experimental, hallucinogenic group therapy and psychoanalysis in monasteries. In this non-linear narrative, stories around Illich and CIDOC are fictionalized; a galactic queer axolotl warns us about the counterproductive effects of modernity, as a transgender priest reads a mass and lulls to sleep her fetus-monks.

 

 

Performance, concert
OCOTEPEC ODYSSEY
Sat, 25.10.2014 / 20:00
Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Marie Strauss
Special guest: LIA LA NOVIA

 

Installation
OCOTEPEC ODYSSEY
Sat, 25.10.2014 / 20:00
Sun, 26.10.2014 / 15:00 – 22:00
Mon, 27.10.2014 / 15:00 – 16:30, 18:30 – 22:00
Tue, 28.10.2014 / 17:30 – 23:00

 

Film Screening
PLANET OF THE FEMALE INVADERS /
EL PLANETA DE LAS MUJERES INVASORAS
Sat, 25.10.2014 / 22:30
Dir.: Alfredo B. Crevenna, 1966, Mexico, Spanish with Engl. subtitles, 86 Min.
Installation, performance, concert, film screening/ Sat, 25.10.2014 / 5 €

 

In this sequel a beautiful Alien women come to Earth and, disguising their spacecraft as an amusement park ride, lure several humans inside and take them to their homeworld. Tired of living underground because of the blinding light on their planet's surface, the aliens wish to relocate to Earth, but they need human lungs to adapt to our world's atmosphere.

 

Film Screening
THE SHIP OF MONSTERS /
LA NAVE DE LOS MONSTRUOS
Sun, 26.10.2014 / 20:00
Dir.: Rogelio A. González, 1960, Mexico, Spanish with Engl. subtitles, 81 Min.
Tickets: 5 €

 

It centers around two females from outer space who are sent to find male creatures to help repopulate their planet.

They are accompanied by a robot as they cruise the galaxy for helpless males. They eventually have a menagerie of bizarre creatures including a short doll-like being with an exposed brain, a huge one-eyed monster, a spider and an odd creature made only of bones.

 

Film Screening
CONQUEROR OF THE MOON /
EL CONQUISTADOR DE LA LUNA
Mon, 27.10.2014 / 20:00
Dir.: Rogelio A. Gonzáles, 1960, Mexico, Spanish with Engl. subtitles, 80 Min.
Tickets: 5 €

 

As a Scientist (Soler) prepares to launch his Spaceship to the Moon, his daughter (Peluffo) calls an eccentric inventor and electrician named Bartolo (Espino) to repair her iron. Wanting to rush the repaired iron to this beautiful woman, Bartolo boards the professor's spaceship, where his daughter is doing some last-minute checking, and when he tries to plug in the iron, he moves a lever and accidentally launches the spaceship. After the ship automatically makes a safe landing on the Moon, Bartolo and the woman explore the lunar surface and discover a strange chamber that functions as an elevator; this takes them to an underground chamber where they discover lunar inhabitants who resemble humanoid fish, ruled by an enormous brain with an eye on a tentacle and powers of teleportation.

 

Film Screening
THE ASTRONAUTS /
LOS ASTRONAUTAS
Tue,  28.10.2014 / 18:00
Dir.: Miguel Zacarías, 1964, Mexico, Spanish with Engl. subtitles, 85 Min.
Tickets: 5 €

 

In the women-ruled planet of Venus, the Union Leader of the Oppressed Husbands Syndicate wants to revert the power of leadership back to the men and threatens to initiate a strike if his will is not heard. The female leader of Venus, however, believes otherwise and asserts that male dominion will only cause war and disruption. Therefore, she sends Lieutenant Laúr and Sergeant Rauna on a mission to choose two male earthlings who can prove to be more useful than Venusian men, so that they can bring more of them to Venus.

 

*Program Beneficiary of Jóvenes Creadores 2012-2013 del Fondo Nacional Para la Cultura y las Artes, México

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The Mount of Hercules http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=295&cHash=21aef724fba0b4a1f47bff62d0fe0bd7 An installation by Yochai Avrahami

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THE MOUNT OF HERCULESAN

INSTALLATION BY: YOCHAI AVRAHAMI 

 

16-20 October


Venue: Herkulesberg, 50670 Cologne, 3 €

 

After World War II, as Cologne lay in ruins, debris from destroyed buildings was gathered and assembled into artificial mountains. The largest of these has since become the landmark known as Herkulesberg, which was initially also proposed as a memorial site. The site was to feature a sculpture by Gerhard Marcks, whose statue The Mourner was erected in front of Cologne’s St. Maria church in 1949, dedicated to all the victims of the war. Staging his site-specific installation in an archaeological-style tent, Israeli artist Yochai Avrahami critically examines the culture of state-sponsored memorials and their tendency toward universalizing claims, while referring to recent debates around the archeological zone and the Jewish Museum in Cologne. 

 

The installation can be experienced as a guided tour with limited numbers of participants. Please register by sending an e-mail to reservation@academycologne.org with “Herkulesberg date /time” in the subject line. 


Thu 16 10 2014 / 19:00 (in English. Tour fully booked)
Fri 17 10 2014 / 23:00 (in English)
Sat 18 10 2014 / 21:00 (in German)
Sat 18 10 2014 / 22:00 (in German)
Sun 19 10 2014 / 22:00 (in German)
Mon 20 10 2014 / 22:00 (in German)

Meeting point 10 min.in advance: Akademie der Künste der Welt, Im Mediapark 7, 50670 Cologne

 

Talk
AGAINST THE MUSEAL FETISHIZATION OF
COMMEMORATIVE CULTURE
Thu, 16.10.2014 / 21:00

 

Public discussion with: Yochai Avrahami, Dr. Werner Jung (Director of the NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne) Natalie Bayer M.A. (Georg-August-University Göttingen) und Dogan Akhanli (Schriftsteller).

The talk will take place in German. Further information in German are available here.  

Venue: NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne, Appellhofplatz 23 – 25, 50667 Cologne 

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REPORTS TO AN ACADEMY

A NON-ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM, PERFORMATIVE OR OTHERWISE

 

Concept & Presentation: Ekaterina Degot & David Riff 

 

 

With Haig Aivazian, Yochai Avrahami, Christian von Borries, Keti Chukhrov, Gabriel Dharmoo, Fadlabi & Lars Cuzner, Tom Holert, Hu Fang, Felix Klopotek, Uriel Orlow, Our Literal Speed, Manuel Pelmus & Alexandra Pirici, Milo Rau, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Jalal Toufic, Stefan Weidner and others

 

Fri,17. - Sun, 19.10.2014


Venue: Kölnischer Kunstverein, Hahnenstraße 6, 50667 Cologne and other locations 


Symposium (3 Days) 15 €. Fri 5 €, Sat 8 €, Sun 8 €

  

Reports to an Academy is a non-academic and emphatically theatrical three-day symposium of performative talks, visionary presentations, stand-up dialogues, musical pieces, and special “conference choreographies.” It challenges academic formats of representation, their showcasing of identity, and their framing of “global conditions.” Its title refers to a short story by Franz Kafka (performed at the symposium by Uriel Orlow) about an ape, who delivers a report on his own humanization to an academic commission. Artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, and dancers today find themselves often in a similar position to Kafka’s ape, faced with a choice between the cage of a zoo and satisfying the expectations of an audience in a music hall. Like Kafka’s character, they tend towards the performative option, and their “reports” on the complexity of human circumstance in a contemporary planetary world tell a story of their own post-identitarian condition, as well as holding promise for a very different, pluralistic, and non-oppressive Academy which creates a space of debate with the audience.

 

Over the course of the symposium, we will explore the phenomenon of the human zoo from the nineteenth century to the present. Fictitious and documentary narratives transport us from the formerly Jewish Lviv to the formerly Palestinian East Jerusalem and back again; from the New York hotel room where Dominique Strauss-Kahn had his grotesque episode to a much smaller room in Hong Kong where Edward Snowden, or someone who looks very much like him, was hiding. We might meet “not even” refugees who try to survive in a war zone, or even find ourselves in the middle of a dictionary of lies.

 

In English.  

 

PROGRAM OF THE SYMPOSIUM

 

FRI 17 10 2014 (Detailed program)

 

19:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
AN INTRODUCTION BY EKATERINA DEGOT AND DAVID RIFF

 

19:15 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
DECOY: A REPORT TO AN ACADEMY?
by Uriel Orlow

 

19:45 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
ANTHROPOLOGIES IMAGINAIRES
by Gabriel Dharmoo

 

20:30 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
STEP HIGH, STOOP LOW, AND LEAVE YOUR DIGNITY OUTSIDE
by Fadlabi and Lars Cuzner 

 

23:00 / Im Mediapark/Herkulesberg
THE MOUNT OF HERCULES
A site-specific lecture performance
by Yochai Avrahami 
(by registration only)

 

 

SAT 18 10 2014 (Detailed program)

 

11:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
FANTASTIC STORIES OF THE LIBERATION OF GALICIA. ROMAN ROSDOLSKY: LAST MAN STANDING (German)
by Felix Klopotek

 

12:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
THE TRICKSTER ARCHEOLOGY OF REMEMBRANCE: GOING TO UKRAINE AS A GERMAN TODAY (German)
by Stefan Weidner

 

13:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
UNMADE FILM: THE PROPOSAL
by Uriel Orlow

 

14:00-15:00 Break

 

15:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
TO NEITHER CONFIRM NOR DENY THAT THE MATTER NEITHER REFLECTED NOR ABSORBED LIGHT
by Haig Aivazian

 

16:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
TURBULENCE (SNOWDEN)
by Hu Fang

 

19.00 / Im Mediapark, Haus 6
SELF-DECOMPOSITION AND OTHER FEEDS
by Christian von Borrie

 

 

SUN 19 10 2014 (Detailed program)

 

11:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
OUR LITERAL SPEED
produced by Our Literal Speed

 

11:30 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
NOT EVEN DEAD
by Keti Chukhrov

 

12:15-12.45 Break

 

12:45 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
THE DANCER’S TWO BODIES
by Jalal Toufic

 

13:30-15:00 Break

 

15:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
ARTISTIC AGENCY IN TIMES OF GLOBAL CATASTROPHY
Panel discussion with Yochai Avrahami, Tom Holert, Milo Rau
Moderated by Ekaterina Degot and David Riff

 

16:00 Discussion 

 

16:30-17:00 Break

 

17:00 / Kölnischer Kunstverein, Riphahn-Saal
DISCUSSION ON PERFORMANCE - FROM ZOO TO VARIETÉ
With Keti Chukhrov, Anja Dorn, Matthew Jesse Jackson, Manuel Pelmus, Alexandra Pirici
Moderated by Ekaterina Degot and David Riff 

 

18:30 Discussion

 

 

 

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AGAINST THE MUSEAL FETISHIZATION OF COMMEMORATIVE CULTURE http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=316&cHash=78471f997dd8358ba8677451b6169706 Salon No. 28

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AGAINST THE MUSEAL FETISHIZATION OF 
COMMEMORATIVE CULTURE

THUR, 16 10 2014 / 21:00 

 

Public discussion with: Yochai Avrahami, Dr. Werner Jung (Director of the NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne) Natalie Bayer M.A. (Georg-August-University Göttingen) und Dogan Akhanli (Schriftsteller).

 

The talk takes place in German. Further information in German you can find here. 

 

Venue: NS-Documentation Center of the City of Cologne, Appellhofplatz 23 – 25, 50667 Cologne 

 

 

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URXX – Ultra-red 1994–2014: Second encounter http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=293&cHash=274c9370f7110c6a259464e57c04ecb6 PLURIVERSALE I URXX – ULTRA-RED 1994–2014: SECOND ENCOUNTER 10./14.10.2014 Venue: King Georg Founded in 1994, the international sound art collective Ultra-red includes artists, researchers, and organizers from different social...

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URXX – ULTRA-RED 1994–2014: SECOND ENCOUNTER 

 

10./14.10.2014

Venue: King Georg

 

Founded in 1994, the international sound art collective Ultra-red includes artists, researchers, and organizers from different social movements active in struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. Collectively, they have produced radio broadcasts, performances, recordings, installations, texts, and public space actions. URXX marks the collective’s twentieth anniversary by bringing members from all over the world together for a special listening session. Rather than involving music, the session is concentrated on series of short audio recordings designed to generate collective analysis. In this instance, the audio recordings codify themes and problematics found in the areas of sound-based research that the members of Ultra-red have been conducting for several years and, in some cases, for several decades: investigations that have taken place in Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Torbay. The listening session will be accompanied by a DVD archive produced especially for the occasion. The group will present their ongoing practice and the results of the listening session in a public talk.

 

 

Listening session  
ULTRA-RED.
SIX SOUND INVESTIGATIONS
Fri, 10.10.2014
Doors open: 18:00, Start: 19:00
Venue: King Georg, Sudermanstraße 2, 50670 Cologne
Tickets: 12€ / 5€

 

With buffet and drinks in advance! 

Limited capacities. Registration is possible by sending an e-mail to registration@academy.org. 

 

 

Talk  
SALON NO. 27: ULTRA-RED
Tue, 14.10.2014
Doors open: 20:00, Start: 21:00
Venue: King Georg
Tickets: 3 €

 

Both events in English

 

URXX Nos. 1—9. Nine workbooks, 2010—2014

Texts by: Sabrina Apicella, Elizabeth Blaney, Manuela Bojadžijev, Janna Graham, Chris Jones, Elliot Perkins, Dont Rhine, Michael Roberson, Robert Sember, Walt Senterfitt, Leonardo Vilchis, and Ceren Türkmen.

 

Since 1994, the international collective Ultra-red has launched militant sound investigations in social movements such as HIV/AIDS justice, housing, antiracism, struggles of migration, radical education, and resistance to the war on the poor. This limited edition of 500 curriculum box-set compiles nine workbooks from militant sound research conducted between 2010 and 2014. The workbooks range from short-term research such as a two-year inquiry into community organising in Dundee, Scotland, to long-term investigations drawing on many years of being embedded in diverse political movements and contexts such as New York's House and Ballroom scene. Several workbooks analyze Ultra-red’s practice across multiple contexts, introducing the conceptual basis and methodology behind militant sound inquiry. The curriculum includes a data-only DVD containing hours of audio and video media intended to generate further research. 

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The Forest and The School: Where to sit at the dinner table? http://archive.academycologne.org/index.php?id=2&L=0&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=305&cHash=4879c628f3121183791a33028237def8 A project by Pedro Neves Marques

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THE FOREST AND THE SCHOOL: WHERE TO SIT AT THE DINNER TABLE?

THE CONCEPT OF ANTROPOFAGIA IN BRAZILIAN THOUGHT AND ITS PHILOSOPHICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND COSMOPOLITICAL INFLUENCE

 

Panel discussion, book launch, and film program
A project by: Pedro Neves Marques

 

27 –29 11 2014
NEW VENUE: Temporary Gallery, Mauritiuswall 35, 50676 Cologne
Tickets: 3 €

 

The Forest and The School / Where to sit at the dinner table? is co-published by Archive Books and the Academy of the Arts of the World. Edited by the writer and visual artist Pedro Neves Marques, it is the first comprehensive anthology in English about the Brazilian tradition of Antropofagia, understood here not simply as an aesthetic movement but a South American cosmopolitical philosophy. As a critical and revolutionary idea, Antropofagia was based, in part, on the Anthropophagic Manifesto, written in 1928 by Oswald de Andrade. Instead of rejecting the dominant Western culture, Antropofagia makes use of the concept of anthropophagy—literally, cannibalism—to call for the predation and transformative digestion of modernity's paradigmatic divides of nature and culture, of human and animal, object and subject, as well as uses of labor and technology.

 

The book brings together sixteenth-century chronicles about indigenous an-thropophagic rituals, seminal texts from the modernist Antropofagia movement by Oswald de Andrade, Flávio de Carvalho, or Raul Bopp; writings by Glauber Rocha and Hélio Oiticica; as well as anthropological texts by the likes of Pierre Clastres, Bruno Latour, and Eduardo Viveiros de Castro. These source readings are followed by more recent or newly commissioned texts confronting Antropofagia with multinaturalist perspectivism, the ecological promise of the Declaration of the Rights of Nature, and the centrality of indigenous peoples in current political struggles. 

 

The book launch will unfold into a discussion as well as a film program curated by Pedro Neves Marques. While the discussion will address the different ecologies and genealogies found in the publication, the film program will expand from Brazilian cinema and the visual arts to include the screening of historical documents, weird images, and appropriated material; most probably in a deformed, autophagic form.

 

 

PEDRO NEVES MARQUES is a writer and visual artist who lives and works in Lisbon. His film Where to sit at the dinner table?, in which he articulates Amerindian cosmologies with the history of economics and ecology, premiered at the DocLisboa 11th International Film Festival last year. He has exhibited at venues such as 12th Cuenca Bienal (Cuenca, 2014), SculptureCenter (New York, 2014), e-flux (New York, 2013), and EDP Foundation (Lisbon, 2010). He is the author of a collection of short stories titled The Integration Process (Lisbon/Berlin, Atlas Projectos, 2012).

 

 

PROGRAMM

 

THU  27 11 2014, 19:00

 

BOOK LAUNCH

 

THE FOREST AND THE SCHOOL: WHERE TO SIT AT THE DINNER TABLE?
With editor Pedro Neves Marques

 

FILM SCREENINGS 

 

PHASMIDES
Dir.: Daniel Steegmann Mangrané, Brasil 2013, 22' 41''.
Courtesy of the artist.

 

Phasmides follows a family of stick insects camouflaged in a complex, geometric set designed by the artist. In a series of highly abstract shots, wherein the insects’ silhouettes appear and disappear, Steegmann Mangrané intimates the instability and fragility of the cinematic image. Over the course of the film, geometric forms become organic and organic forms reveal their geometry; living bodies come to seem inanimate and the inanimate latent with life.

 

MATER DOLORSA II
Dir.: Roberto Evangelista, Brasil 1978, 11’
Courtesy of the artist.

 

In this poetic essay, filmed at Lake Arara on the Rio Negro (Amazon), the artist reflects on the “creation and survival of forms.” The critique in the video takes aim at the destruction of the environment and the economic exploitation of the local population. The concepts of “the country drowning” and “the shipwreck of culture”, derived from Hélio Oiticica, are poetically materialized in the calabashes, a species of fruit typical of the region, which float in the river and are molded by the water current.

 

FRI 28 11 2014, 19:00

 

FILM SCREENINGS

 

ILHA DAS FLORES
Dir.: Jorge Furtado, Brasil 1989, 13'.

 

This film follows a tomato from the plantation to the supermarket to the kitchen and eventually to the dump. Jorge Furtado uses this trip to analyze the economic, environmental, social, and ethical crisis in Brazilian society. Through Furtado’s logical analysis, the fate of a tomato leads viewers to the Ilha das Flores (Island of Flowers), a rubbish dump in Porto Alegre. The dump is connected to Mr Suzuki’s tomato field and Mrs Anete’s perfume, as well as to the free-enterprise economy and the world market in general, all of which is illustrated by the film in an ironic and often bitter, sarcastic way.

 

O CINEMA FALADO
Dir.: Caetano Veloso, Brasil 1986, 112’,

 

Brazil’s leading composer and singer ventures into filmmaking, revealing himself with family and friends in thirty segments arranged in three chapters—literature, music, and pictorial art. From the cacophony of a large party, dialogs start forming and, in a variety of settings, encompass themes that range from German philosophy to avant-garde theatre, classical poetry and current politics, family love and homosexuality. Music is present everywhere, in theater and dance, from Brazilian tunes to British rock. The film is a personal essay, explicitly referencing works by Godard and Fellini.

 

 

 

SAT 29 11 2014, 19:00

 

FILM SCREENING

 

A IDADE DA TERRA
Dir.: Glauber Rocha, Brasil 1980, 140’

 

“A Idade da Terra (The Age of the Earth) dissolves narrative cinema without giving up on those infrastructural discourses through which the main characteristics of the so-called Third World are materialized: imperialism, dark forces, massacres of indigenous peoples, Catholic faith, revolutionary militarism, urban terrorism, the prostitution of the haute bourgeoisie, the uprisings of women, the prostitutes turning into saints and the saints turning into revolutionaries. The film reveals all this in the magnificent set of Brazilian history, focusing on its three capital cities: Bahia, Brasilia, and Rio. Set in the future, the film reveals a new form of art that can be compared to what Villa-Lobos, Portinari, Di Cavalcanti or Picasso created. This movie is a symphony in sound and pictures—or an anti-symphony—that deals with elementary problems. It is a portrait of myself and a portrait of Brazil.” Glauber Rocha

 

 

 

 

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