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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

Sessions on Empowerment

Workshops for art and cultural professionals, with Diversity.Arts.Culture and Berlinklusion

1° Workshop: Förderfähig
25.10.2018

In this workshop we provide an overview on funding and financial opportunities for Berlin artists. We discuss, above all, which is the opportunity to go for when you apply for funding. How does an application process work? Together we will go through a funding application guiding you step by step.
This workshop is intended for disabled and art workers with a disability who want to work but need more information. The aim is to encourage artists to insert themselves in the regular art market. At the end of the workshop there is the opportunity to network and exchange ideas.

Speakers: Imke Baumann (Förderband eV), Tobias Losekandt (Kulturförderpunkt)
Moderators: Jovana Komnenic and Dirk Sorge (Berlinklusion)

Conceptual  map with colorful papers

2° Workshop: Mein Ich und dein Bild von mir
1.12.2018

I work as an artist and have a disability. And now? Should I hide the disability? Should I explicitly point this out? Should I make it my trademark?
In this workshop, we discuss in a sheltered space the strategies that artists with disabilities develop to answer these questions. Together, we consider how important is disability when it comes to identity, how it is part of our self-expression, and how to deal with discrimination in cultural life. If you want, you can talk about your own experiences. After the workshop, there is the opportunity to participate in a tactile tour through the Berlinische Galerie.

Workshop leaders:
Speaker: Annton Beate Schmidt (artist), Monika Dorniak (artist)
Moderators: Kate Brehme and Dirk Sorge (Berlinklusion)

Person looking at a drawing on a glass surface
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Call and Response in DADAA Fremantle

5.-7.10.2018

Call and Response: Reisen durch eine multi-sensorische Landschaft ist eine künstlerische Zusammenarbeit zwischen der australischen zeitgenössischen Tänzerin Anna Seymour und den Berliner Künstler*innen Kirstin Broussard, Jovana Komnenic und Dirk Sorge. Die erste Wiederholung von Call and Response fand im Rahmen eines Austauschs des Australia-Berlin Arts Exchange-Projekts in Berlin statt.
Diese zweite Wiederholung findet in Fremantle in Westaustralien statt, einem Teil unserer laufenden Kooperationen mit Arts Access Australia und DADAA Fremantle.

Gemeinsam haben sie eine interaktive Installation entwickelt, die unterschiedliche Perspektiven untersucht, indem Klang, Bewegung und bildende Kunst verbunden werden. Eine Serie von sinnlichen Stationen lädt die Teilnehmer*innen dazu ein, miteinander zu interagieren und flüchtige Kunstwerke zu schaffen. Dadurch werden die Themen Verbundenheit und Verschiedenheit als Antriebskräfte für Kreativität erforscht.

Two people in a room with chairs playing with colorful balloons

Meeting Place 2018 Alice Springs

24.-26.9.2018

Meeting Place is an inclusive learning space and critical platform to discuss and debate the latest in arts and disability. After coorganizing the last years Meeting Place in Berlin, Berlinklusion was invited by Arts Access Australia to participate at this years conference held in Alice Springs in September. We participated in panel discussions, presented participatory installation “Many things melt in the desert vol.1” and gave a workshop on inclusive art education.
The travel to Australia was made possible through kindsupport by Goethe Institut and German Embassy in Camberra.

Watch videos or read about our experiencen in an Interview for Leidmedien.

FILMPREMIERE: COMMON GROUND IN DIVERSITY

20.6.2018

tanzfähig and Berlinklusion organised the premiere of the film “Common Ground in Diversity” (DE 2017, min 94, camera and editing: Sushma U. Gütter) and Q&A with authors. Film documents the four days of the choreographic research of tanzfähig and the Berlin-based choreographer duo matanicola, which was conducted in September 2016 as part of the EU project “Moving Beyond Inclusion”.

Description
This film is a unique document that accompanies at close range the artistic process between the choreographer duo matanicola and a diverse group of dancers with different ages, physicalities, backgrounds, dance experience, and disabilities. Impressively the film illustrates how, over the course of their four day choreographic research, the concept of ​​movement is being passed from the minds of the choreographers into the dancers’ bodies and how it is coming to life in them. It is touching to see how day by day the dancers are getting more immersed into the choreographic ideas, by learning to trust the process, are able to expose more of themselves, and so move beyond their own expectations and imaginations. The film captures the very beginning of a creative dance process and demonstrates that there are no better bodies, or worse bodies, there are just bodies. Furthermore, through the act of dancing, the film speaks of learning and of the unfolding emotional journey.

Watch the trailer hier.

CALL AND RESPONSE: REISEN DURCH EINE MULTI-SENSORISCHE LANDSCHAFT

Interaktive Kunstinstallation und Launch von Berlinklusion Netzwerk für Zugänglichkeit in Kunst und Kultur Ein Teil von Australia-Berlin Art Exchange

13.10.2017

“Call and Response” ist eine künstlerische Zusammenarbeit zwischen der australischen zeitgenössischen Tänzerin Anna Seymour und den Berliner Künstler*innen Kirstin Broussard, Jovana Komnenic und Dirk Sorge. Gemeinsam haben sie eine interaktive Installation entwickelt, die unterschiedliche Perspektiven untersucht, indem Klang, Bewegung und bildende Kunst verbunden werden. Eine Serie von sinnlichen Stationen lädt die Teilnehmer*innen dazu ein, miteinander zu interagieren und flüchtige Kunstwerke zu schaffen. Dadurch werden die Themen Verbundenheit und Verschiedenheit als Antriebskräfte für Kreativität erforscht.
Die Veranstaltung mündete in eine lockere Netzwerk-Aktivität, gesponsert von Berlinklusion: ein internationales Netzwerk für Zugänglichkeit in Kunst und Kultur, ansässig in Berlin. 

Masks and Faces – Workshop with paper, colors, seeds … and soul

Art Workshop by Corry Siw Mirski and Chelle Destefano
Part of Australia-Berlin Art Exchange

14.10.2017

“We are souls having a human experience. The fears and repression that people need to remove from their lives…. our creative project is a way to teach people about stepping out of their comfort zone to create something that they can express with their heart and soul.
… we are forming an artwork about the human experience, the soul and letting fear go… the pain, the light….
The project will become an installation art of the work we will do and drawings on are large paper behind paper-mask sculptures to express faces and feelings.
If we open our hearts to allow ourselves to experience and make mistakes, then we will evolve as our souls are meant to as humans – and you can experience, that there are no mistakes (in art).” Corry Siw Mirski and Chelle Destefano

Group photo with colorful masks in the back wall

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.

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