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Ausstellung “Deformation Complete: Die Freiheit eines Bratenwenders”

Gruppenausstellung bei 48 Stunden Neukölln, 14.–16. Juni 2019

Festival-Thema: „Futur III“

Ehemaliges Umspannwerk, Richardstraße 20, 12043 Berlin

Die Ausstellung versammelt künstlerische Positionen, die sich mit dem Thema des technischen Fortschritts auseinandersetzen und experimentelle und spielerische Strategien entwickeln, um den dystopischen Fantasien etwas entgegenzusetzen. Die Fragen, was technisch machbar und wünschenswert ist und wer entscheidet, was (technische) Perfektion ist, bilden den konzeptuellen Rahmen. Es geht um die Fragen nach Normen, Normalität und dem Reiz des Außergewöhnlichen. Welchen Normen müssen Künstler*innen und ihre Arbeiten erfüllen? Ist eine Behinderung ein Fehler, der (medizin-)technisch behoben oder versteckt werden muss? Oder lässt sich eine Behinderung für die künstlerische Arbeit fruchtbar machen?

Teilnehmende Künstler*innen: Anna Berndtson, Heike Bollig, Minhye Chu, Monika Gabriela Dorniak, Ono Ludwig, Gerald Pirner.

Kurator: Dirk Sorge

Eine Performerin steht links im Vordergrund. Rechts hängen zwei Kleider und Holzkonstruktionen von der Decke. Im Hintergrund sitzt und steht das Publikum.
Monika Gabriela Dorniak: Metacognitive Tool, Performance, Kostüm und Video, seit 2016; Foto: Minhye Chu
Verschiedene Objekte in einer Tischvitrine: eine Schallplatte, zwei Schwämme, zwei Schrauben, eine Briefmarke, eine Espressotasse, etc.
Heike Bollig: Errors in Production, Installation mit Vitrine, Objekten und Postkarten, 2019; Foto: Minhye Chu
Person mit Kopfhörern in einem dunklen Raum schaut auf einem Monitor auf dem Boden.
Minhye Chu: Die Doppeloptik der Apparate, Video, 2016; Foto: Minhye Chu
Schwarz-Weiß-Foto im Querformat an einer weißen Wand. Kniende Frau mit ausgebreiteten Armen.
Gerald Pirner: Der Schatten des Atems, Fotografie, 2017; Foto: Minhye Chu
Drei große farbige Bilder im Hochformat hängen nebeneinander an einer weißen Wand. Im Hintergrund Personen auf einer Rampe.
Ono Ludwig: Aspekte Konkret (Forbidden Red, Vier Wahrheiten, Dichroitisch), Fotografie, 2015–2016; Foto: Minhye Chu
Eine Performerin im roten Kleid auf Sockel sitzend hält eine Taschenlampe in den Händen und leuchtet sich an.
Anna Berndtson: BodyPower, Performance, 2019; Foto: Minhye Chu

Netzwerk Disability Arts

Gemeinsam mit unseren Kolleg*innen von Diversity Arts Culture suchen wir Expert*innen an der Schnittstelle von Kunst und Behinderung.
Sie können sich vorstellen, vor Publikum zu sprechen, einen Workshop durchzuführen oder als Referent*in einen Input zu geben?
Sie finden es wichtig, dass Künstler*innen mit Behinderung noch sichtbarer werden?
Sie suchen Austausch zu anderen Künstler*innen?
Dann tragen Sie sich in das Formular unter diesem Link ein und erzählen Sie uns mehr über sich: Link zum Formular
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Meeting Place

Meeting Place, Kulturprojekte Berlin Podewil
Meeting Place Logo

Berlinklusion is happy to be co-organizing Meeting Place Berlin all-day learning forum on Arts and Disability with Arts Access Australia, Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung and Förderband e.V. – Kulturinitiative Berlin.

To download the full program and to register go to: https://www.kubinaut.de/de/termine/meeting-place-berlin/

Watch a short illustrative video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdaL7Itjf0Y

Or documented contributions to the conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWi4EDiok1U&list=PLHVy-GR-GwzXFmhB_N0ATGn4Pw2ooaLun

Read about Meeting Place: https://www.kulturprojekte.berlin/blog/meeting-place-2017/ http://leidmedien.de/aktuelles/kuenstlerinnen-mit-behinderung-wo-sind-sie/ http://www.kultur-oeffnet-welten.de/positionen/position_5824.html

Meeting Place

Monday, 16 October 2017

9:00am – 5:30pm

Podewil, Klosterstraße 68, 10179 Berlin

Arts Access Australia in cooperation with Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung are pleased to present Meeting Place.

This all-day event provides an inclusive learning space and critical platform to discuss and debate the latest in arts and disability1. Twelve local and international speakers will engage in powerful presentations, round table discussions and interactive workshops. Topics include planning through disability engagement, networking in inclusive cultural work, interpreting contemporary art from a disabled perspective, and discussing challenges and opportunities for improving access to cultural funding for people with disability.

Meeting Place is part of the Australia & Berlin Arts Exchange October 9-20, which presents a vibrant mix of arts workshops, music, dance and performances. As well as learning forums for cultural exchange between Australian and Berlin artists and arts and culture leaders with disability.

The Program was prepared through intense cooperation with Berlin partners Berlinklusion – Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture and Förderband e.V. – Kulturinitiative Berlin.

Host and project partner Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung is a project by Kulturprojekte Berlin that aims to foster diversity in the Berlin cultural sector.

Meeting Place will be followed by a reception and performance by Australian Indie rock band Rudely Interrupted from 5.30 – 8.00pm in the Podewil Foyer. 

1 We follow the social model of disability – this means that we view disability as a social construct where barriers are imposed on the individual, rather than the individual being defined by their medical condition or impairment. However we also recognise and respect that disability is defined by the individual and their lived experience. When we talk about inclusion and accessibility, we want this for all peoples, however they may identify.

Wheelchair accessibility is limited at the Podewil. Entry into the building is possible via ramps and elevators and we can offer assistance with opening doors. There are a wheelchair accessible bathroom and a relaxation room at the Podewil. The event will be translated into spoken German and English. The presentations and select workshops will be translated into German and British Sign language, too. The Program is available in Braille, large print and Plain Language.

The admission is to Meeting Place free, but due to space limitations registration is required.

Australia & Berlin Arts Exchange October 9-20

Title with six colored boomerangs on the left side
Logo of Australia and Berlin Arts Exchange 2017

Berlinklusion is happy to be project partner of Arts Access Australia on the Australia & Berlin Arts Exchange October 9-20. Check out the program and come along!

For more information about the project go to: https://artsaccessaustralia.org/project/berlin-exchange-project-october-2017/

Read about the experiences: https://artsaccessaustralia.org/international-spotlight-inclusive-arts-culture/

The Program

The Australia & Berlin Arts Exchange October 9-20, presents a vibrant mix of arts workshops, music, dance and performances. As well as learning forums for cultural exchange between Australian and Berlin artists and arts and culture leaders with disability.

Following are some of the key program events. A number of private tours of museums and galleries will also be conducted, where Australian and Berlin artists will view exhibitions and discuss their access experience.

* Public events

Opening Ceremony, Tues 10.

The program will be officially launched at a small proceeding and will include performances from visiting Australian artists.

Stammtisch Artist Exchange, Brotfabrik, Wed 11. (5.30-7.30pm)

Australian artists join a meeting of local artists to discuss access and inclusion at Brotfabrik café/pub.

Dancer Exchange, Uferstudios, Thurs 12. (5.30-9.30pm)

Australian and Berlin dancers join dancing session of Tanzfähig Initiative at Uferstudios and exchange experiences.

*Art Workshop & Launch of Berlinklusion Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture, aquarium, Fri 13. (6-9pm)

Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour in collaboration with Berlin based artists will conduct a participatory performance and workshop incorporating sound, movement and visual art. The event will include a networking activity sponsored by Berlinklusion an international Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture based in Berlin.

*Art Workshop, Stephanus Stiftung (11am-3pm) & Pop-up Exhibition and Drumming Workshop-Performance, Brotfabrik (5-8pm), Sat 14.

Mixed-media art workshop between sculpture and painting co-led by Australian painter Chelle Destefano and Corry Siw Mirski, visual artist from Berlin at Stephanus Stiftung; Presentation of the workshop with pop-up exhibition at the gallery space of Brotfabrik followed by drumming workshop-performance by Australian drummers Andrew Hewitt and Josh Hogan (Rudely Interrupted). Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the Artists.

*Meeting Place Forum (9am-5.30pm) & Performance (6-8pm), Podewil, Mon 16.

This all-day event will provide an inclusive learning space and critical platform to discuss and debate the latest in arts and disability. Followed by performance by Rudely Interrupted one of Australia’s most unique independent rock acts. To find out more and register for Meeting Place go to https://www.kubinaut.de/de/termine/meeting-place-berlin/.

*What disability? We are just drummers from down under!, Just Music/Sky Live, Tue 17. (7-9pm) TBC

Come and be inspired, hear the stories of 3 Australian drummers who have overcome the challenges and struggles of a disability to become successful drummers performing all over the world. Andrew Hewitt, Josh Hogan and Todd James will share their journeys, share their passions and play drums.

*Closing Party & Performance, Alte Kantine Wedding, Thurs 19. 7pm

Everyone is welcome to join us in a celebration at Alte Kantine Wedding with performance by Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour, presentation of art project “Under My Tongue” by Australian performer Belinda Locke, DJ set by DJ Eltron, dance, and highlights from the festival.

Venues:

aquarium – Skalitzerstraße 6, 10999 Berlin

Stephanus Stiftung – Albertinenstraße 20, 13086 Berlin

Brotfabrik – Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin

Podewil – Klosterstraße 68, 10179 Berlin

Just Music/Sky Live – Oranienstraße 142, 10969 Berlin

Alte Kantine Wedding – Uferstraße 8-11, 13357 Berlin

Project Partners

Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlinklusion – Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture, Förderband e.V. – Kulturinitiative Berlin, ABSV – Allgemeiner Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverein Berlin gegr. 1874 e. V., Alte Kantine Wedding, Brotfabrik, Stephanus-Stiftung, tanzfähig, Uferstudios, Just Music

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia now Germany 2017 program.

Logo of Australian Government

Non-Sight Seeing Tour

Parcours der Nichtsehenswürdigkeiten (Non-Sight Seeing Tour), workshop and guided tour by Jovana Komnenić and Dirk Sorge, part of Die Auflösung des Sehens (The Resolution of Sight), Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, 2014

The project Die Auflösung des Sehens” was a creative reflection about the dominance of sight in art and everyday life. The project wants to point out the mechanisms of exclusion and to work in the opposite direction by inviting blind and visually impaired audience in the gallery. It explicitly addresses these audiences, but it is relevant for sighted people as well, because it points out the creative potential hiding in other ways of viewing things, the ability of invisibility to broaden the meaning. The overall goal was to bring awareness for this theme by using irritation and reflection.

The exhibition venue was the building of a former monastery situated in a large park area in the west of Germany. The whole project consisted of three parts and lasted one year (January to December 2014) with the project grant KunstKommunikation which supports a participatory approach in the arts. One part was a series of workshops with blind and visually impaired participants with the goal to develop a tour through the park, the second part was the production of a tactile map with audio output to guide visitors to the stops of the tour. The third part was the artistic intervention inside the historic building with site-specific installations.

For  further photos and a video of the installations please visit http://dirksorge.de/aufloesung.htm and http://www.jovanakomnenic.com/file/work/Pages/die_auflosung_des_sehens.html.

Further information on the project and Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (German only):

http://www.da-kunsthaus.de/dirk_sorge.html