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Erde Workshop / Strandbad Tegelsee / Sa 19. August, 13-15 Uhr / Farbherstellung aus Naturmaterialien / mit Josias Scharf

Erde-Workshop with Josias Scharf
Paint production from natural materials
Saturday, August 19, 1-3pm

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

The workshop consists of experimenting with possibilities of creating your own paints from materials found in nature, such as earth, stones, fruits, and plants. We extract pigments from these materials and mix them with other natural ingredients to produce paints of different colors and textures. The workshop encourages exploration of nature, while addressing the importance of sustainability and environmental care. 

Josias Scharf is a Brazilian artist residing in Berlin since 2001. His artistic praxis is focused on painting, drawing, and experimental printmaking, usually developed thematically in series on natural space and organic forms. Josias Scharf also works in the conception and execution of workshops, requisites, and design objects, intensifying his research on techniques. 

The participation is free of charge, prior registration is not required.

The Erde-Workshops are led by the members of Moabit Mountain College and invited guests with a focus on artistic practice in connection with ecology and sustainability. Strandbad Tegelsee serves us as a very special open-air laboratory.
Erde-workshops creates an easily accessible offer for the participants: all activities don’t require professional skills, and are open to people of all ages. There is support, discussion and practical work. All workshops take place at Strandbad Tegelsee, aim to develop this place as a nature resort towards sustainability, and create a practical platform for the knowledge exchange and crafts related to the questions of ecology, sustainability, and healing.

Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

Strandbad Residency / 13. August 18 Uhr / Workshop und Gespräch mit Rupali Patil

Water, Brush and Breath / Strandbad Residency
Sunday, August 13th at 6pm
Water printing workshop and talk with Rupali Patil

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Rupali Patil, as an artist, works profoundly with drawing, but her interest in this medium and diverse techniques roots itself in social and environmental issues: rural and urban surroundings, privatization of natural resources, and industrialization.

As the artist states: „I explore the personal landscape, territorial geography, cartography, privatization of water´s resources, and the symbiotic relationship between humans and nature. Water is a freedom for me in the metaphorical way. I think there is a lot to learn from still water.”

At Strandbad Tegelsee Rupali Patil will introduce the old technique of water printing by showing also how to coordinate our breaths with hand movements. She will also share her understanding of nature, humans, and non-humans. This form of connecting our bodies with the watery substance will trigger discussions about our different involvements with our surroundings.

With the Strandbad residency we want to support artists and culture workers with social engaged praxis. We invite artists to join the community of Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and the circle of artists of Moabit Mountain College. The exchange will happen at the location at Strandbad Tegelsee in a participatory format as workshops, lectures, and podcasts.

Strandbad Residency is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

Strandbad-Residency 2023 is organized in cooperation with SomoS Arts.

event program at Strandbad Tegelsee 2023

Rupali Patil completed her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the Bharti Vidyapeeth Pune (2007) and her Master’s in Printmaking from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (2011). Rupali’s visual arts practice spans across print-making, drawing, and installations. Her subjects mainly focus on social issues, especially the subject of water and natural mineral crises. In some of her work, which relates to the term „Ecofeminism“ she also depicts the impact of industrialization on gender. She also depicts destitute farmers from areas that became industrialized. Workers who became visual metaphors in her drawings inhabit an imaginary, geographically unspecified world of Patil’s. She also uses cartography and heterotopic landscapes and architecture in her drawing, which looks dangerously completely devoid of human existence. Her works were presented at Biennales such as the 2020 3rd Industrial Art Biennial in Croatia, Ride into the Sun, Habit Cohabit (Pune Biennale 2017), and Saltwater Theory of thought-form (14th Istanbul Biennale 2015). She has also participated in several group exhibitions such as Eros (Parasite, University Museum, and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 2014), Inserts curated by RAQS media collective (IGNCA Delhi), Kamarado (St Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2015), ‘Harbinger of Chaos’ (Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary art in Krakow 2016-17), Dreams and dramas law as literature NGBK Berlin 2017), We the people (Central Slovakian Gallery in Banska Bystrica, 2018), This Rare Earth Artefact ( STUK Leuven 2018), and Seeds are being sown (Shrine empire 2020). Also, in 2014, Clark House Initiative in Mumbai hosted her debut Solo exhibition ‘Everybody Drinks but Nobody Cries’. She was one of the members of the Shunya Art Collective. She lives and works in Pune, India.

Erde Workshop / Strandbad Tegelsee / Sa 12. August, 13-15 Uhr / Siebdruck mit Alina Dzeravianka und Sveta Husakova

Erde-Workshop with Alina Dzeravianka and Sveta Husakova
Floral images of Tegelsee / silkscreen printing workshop
Saturday, August 12, 1-3pm

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Alina Dzeravianka and Sveta Husakova invite you to join a silkscreen printing workshop “Floral images of Tegelsee”, where you can create and print your own design inspired by the wonderful floral world around Strandbad Tegelsee. Together with artists you will collect plants and blooms from the local area, and transform them into design motifs by using different visualization techniques, presented at the workshop. Created patterns and designs can be printed on t-shirts or bags (please bring your own plain color item).

Sveta Husakova is an artist and designer from Zburazh, Belarus. She studied textile and surface design in Berlin and worked many years for different brands and projects, creating  textile prints and embroideries, new materials and surfaces, art objects and more. Now her activities are  about collaborations, sociality, interactivity and ecology in the local context.

Alina Dzeravianka is an activist and cultural worker from Brest, Belarus. She works a lot with cultural and art projects, socially engaged cultural activities, research and NGOs. She was a director of Brest Fortress Development Foundation (2013-2022), co-leaded the research project “STATUS: Role of Artists in Changing Society” (2022) and many others.

Alina Dzeravianka and Sveta Husakova are part of RaipoArt collective in Belarus

The participation is free of charge, prior registration is not required.

The Erde-Workshops are led by the members of Moabit Mountain College and invited guests with a focus on artistic practice in connection with ecology and sustainability. Strandbad Tegelsee serves us as a very special open-air laboratory.
Erde-workshops creates an easily accessible offer for the participants: all activities don’t require professional skills, and are open to people of all ages. There is support, discussion and practical work. All workshops take place at Strandbad Tegelsee, aim to develop this place as a nature resort towards sustainability, and create a practical platform for the knowledge exchange and crafts related to the questions of ecology, sustainability, and healing.

Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

Erde Workshop / Künstlerische Übungen mit Ton im Wald / Strandbad Tegelsee / Sa 5. August, 13-15 Uhr / mit Dušan Rodić 

Erde-Workshop mit Dušan Rodić 
Künstlerische Übungen mit Ton im Wald
Samstag, 5. August 29, 13 – 15 Uhr

Adresse: Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Künstlerische Übungen mit Ton im Wald

Künstlerische Übungen mit Ton im Wald sind das Ergebnis der Forschung in dem Bereich des Natur Begriffs in Bezug auf die Idee der Trennung vom Rest der lebenden Welt, mit der wir diesen Planeten teilen. 

Dušan Rodić nähert sich dem Problem der Teilung unserer Umwelt in Natur und Kultur von einem psychologischen Aspekt.  Der Begriff Biophilia wurde von Erich Fromm verwendet, um den menschlichen Drang zu benennen, sich mit anderen Lebewesen zu verbinden. Dieser Begriff wurde von Edward O. Wilson in der Biophilia-Hypothese entwickelt. Der Mensch ist über seine Sinne hinaus mit seiner Umwelt verbunden,  die durch den Aufstieg der digitalen Kommunikation an Wichtigkeit verloren hat. Indem wir die Verbindung zu unserem Körper und unseren Sinnen verlieren, verlieren wir die Verbindung zu der lebenden Welt um uns herum. 

Die künstlerischen Aufgaben und Übungen, die Dušan Rodić zusammengetragen und gestaltet hat, haben das Ziel, die Aufmerksamkeit auf die körperliche Intelligenz umzulenken, um ein emotionales Gleichgewicht herzustellen. Das Erwachen des Bewusstseins in Bezug auf unsere Sinne eröffnet die Möglichkeit der Kommunikation mit der lebendigen Welt um uns herum wahrzunehmen. Die Aktivierung des Körpers und das Erwecken der Sinne sind der Schlüssel, um das Gefühl der Trennung von der Natur aufzulösen. 

Die Teilnahme an den Workshops ist kostenlos, eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

Dušan Rodić, geboren in Belgrad (SRB), studierte an der Gerrit Rietveld Academy, an der Rijks Academie van Beeldende Kunsten und an der Universität der Künste Berlin. Für seine Skulpturen und Installationen verwendet Dušan Rodić funktionale Alltagsgegenstände. In seiner künstlerischen Forschung beschäftigt er sich mit dem Problem der Teilung der Umwelt in Natur und Kultur. Der psychologische Ansatz hilft dabei, die menschliche Wahrnehmung, Interpretation und Interaktion mit der Umwelt zu verstehen. Rodić arbeitet aktiv mit dem Publikum selbst und erarbeitet eine Serie der praktischen Übungen, die meistens in naturbezogenen Orten und mit Verwendung natürlichen Materialien praktiziert werden. Dušan Rodić lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

fantastic feminist futures / Strandbad Tegelsee / Fr 4. August, 18 Uhr / mit Daniela Medina Poch und Raras Umaratih

fantastic feminist futures
Friday, August 4th at 6pm
with Daniela Medina Poch and Raras Umaratih
Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Staying with the Wonder
Un-knowing as a Method
Symbiotic lecture in movement by Daniela Medina Poch

What inner and outer worlds can emerge from un-knowing? Can un-knowing allow a wider listening and a more porous attunement to our environments?

In which ways can the acceptance of not knowing contribute to de-canonizing hegemonic knowledge systems?

‘How far should our quests for knowledge reach? A respect for water’s unknowability is instead part of an epistemology that would seek a different relation to water – one in which we were not always bending it to a human will, or instrumentalizing aquatic life in the pursuit of human fantasies.’

–Astrida Neimanis

Staying with the Wonder, Unknowing as a Method is a symbiotic lecture in movement around un-knowability as a way to render accountability of often overlooked agencies and interrelations; un-knowability as an experimental approach to ecocentric epistemologies, embodied listening and interspecies entanglements.

In This Restless Third Space  

A conversation around map-making and the results of a workshop led by Raras Umaratih

We never really start at the beginning, do we?
Like many things In This Restless Third Space, you have traveled far and sometimes you find yourself not knowing where you are or how you got here. 

Through the process of drawing maps and walking in the open air by the lake, Raras Umaratih questions the possibility of giving form to emotional spaces that explore feelings of disembodiment and dislocation, linked to the experience of living between contrasting cultural and geographical contexts. 

The artist will present the maps resulting from a workshop she will facilitate at Strandbad Tegelsee with participants of the *foundationClass and will guide us through the bridges and tunnels connecting these different emotional rooms created by the experience of the Third Space.

fantastic feminist futures invites artists who relate to intersectional feminist perspectives to introduce their practices. We are interested in bringing to light the processes, the small changes rather than the spectacular leaps, the knowledge of what often remains in the shadows. This close reading of the works happens in the very particular place of Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung: on the one hand remote, in the woods on the lake Tegel, and at once in the middle of the city of Berlin. This gives us the trigger to embrace artistic expressions outside the traditional context of the white cube while connecting and reconnecting to the environment. The events are organised around exchange and conversation.

Krishan Rajapakshe will be offering us their food concept accompanied by its illustrated comic narrative.

fantastic feminist futures has been initiated by Nadira Husain, Agnieszka Kilian and Marina Naprushkina.


fantastic feminist futures is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.
The program is co-funded by European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.
event program at Strandbad Tegelsee 2023

Daniela Medina Poch (she/her) born in Bogotá, based in Berlin is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. She investigates how unofficial histories and interspecies entanglements contribute to the conception of ecocentric narratives, epistemic bridges that amplify non-hegemonic knowledge systems. She works with the political potential of language and language subversion, and sensitive wonders that are woven into sculpture / installation-performances, lecture-performances and symbiotic listening spaces, artistic pedagogies and collective platforms.  

Raras Umaratih (she/they) moved to Berlin in 2018 and studies art at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee. Her artistic practice involves individual projects as well as community and collective activities. They use a variety of media, from painting to animation, installation to performance. Her work has also focused on creating ecosystems through composting. They are a member of MilisiFilemCollective, a Jakarta-based non-profit that runs alternative learning spaces for art and films. Her collective projects include jam sessions and poster workshops in public spaces. They also initiated the Decolonial Archive Lab collective zine in her art school.

Krishan Rajapakshe (they/them) is an artist and a designer born in Sri Lanka, who made Berlin their HOME for the last 10 years. Their artistic and design practices revolve mainly around drawing, comics, zines and social kitchen, proposing narratives and counter-narratives that emerge from the context of the migration experiences and their communities. Krishan Rajapakshe is also an educator; they are part of the teaching team of *foundationClass since 2020 and have been guest professor and a lecturer at Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin since 2021. They are founding member of magazines such as Zick Magazine in Dresden and ColourfulVoices in Berlin. Their approach to collective and collaborative artistic work is a way of making politics/friends which generate their own communing aesthetics. 

Erde Workshop / Sonic Scavenging: Hidden Music In The Wild / Strandbad Tegelsee / Sa 29. Juli, 13-15 Uhr / with Lena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi

Erde-Workshop with Lena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi
Sonic Scavenging: Hidden Music In The Wild
Saturday, July 29, 1-3pm

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

Lena Pozdnyakova and Eldar Tagi invite participants to explore the world of sound in new and exciting ways. Through a series of listening and practical games, the participants are introduced to playful tools and methods that amplify awareness about the audible world, increase reflection, and encourage a deepened connection with the environment.

Erde-Workshops take place on Saturdays at Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung. Participation in the workshops is free of charge, registration is not required. The workshops are led by members of the Moabit Mountain College and focus on artistic practice in connection with ecology and sustainability. The lido Tegelsee serves us here as a very special open-air laboratory.

Lena Pozdnyakova is an artist, curator, and researcher from Almaty, Kazakhstan, currently based in Berlin, Germany. The scope of her work in collaborative projects and research involves questions related to the culture-nature relationship and blurring the boundary between life and art. Since 2016, Lena has been working towards expanding her work to embrace more socially-engaged projects through collaboration, practices of care, intergenerational work, and community involvement. She is currently a doctoral student at Free University in Berlin, in the Institute of Art History.

Eldar Tagi, a multi-instrumentalist and composer originally from Kazakhstan, is now based in Berlin, Germany. His live improvised performances use a range of instruments, including computers, field recordings, analog modular synthesizers, daxophone, guitars, other stringed instruments, found objects, and self-made sound-makers. In both solo and collaborative work, Tagi explores the complicated dynamics between sound, objects, and environments, often in extreme forms.

Erde-Workshop is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

Lesen am See / Strandbad Tegelsee / Fr Juli 28. um 18 Uhr / with Mariam Agamian, Ju Bavyka, Masha Beketova, Timur V. and Galka Yarmanova

Lesen am See
Friday, July 28th at 6pm
Reading as practice of care
with Mariam Agamian, Ju Bavyka, Masha Beketova, Timur V. and Galka Yarmanova.
The reading will be held in English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College
 
With this reading we would like to invite you to a conversation about reading as a form of self-care and collective care. We will talk about texts that we love and those we lack or miss, touching upon translation, migration, and text adaptation in different contexts across borders and languages. And we will share excerpts of texts in several languages.
 
In the frame of the cycle Lesen am See we would like to invite diverse reading groups and collectives to share their practices, related to the dialogical nature of text itself as well the community of readers & listeners. The cycle is curated by Agnieszka Kilian.
 
Lesen am See is a part of the two-year collaborative project
Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.
 
Mariam Agamian works with antiracism, queer feminism, standup comedy, and theater. Mariam is co-creator of Kviradio, the place for reading queer feminist theory, manifests, poems, and fairytales out loud.
 
Timur V. is a queer trans poet and anthropologist focusing on gender, migration, borders, and critical europeanization.
 
Masha Beketova is a writer and cultural researcher interested in queer diasporas, drinking tea, untranslatabilities, and observing rain. Masha was born in Kharkiv and lives in Germany since 2004.
 
Ju Bavyka is a writer and visual artist living in Sydney on the unceded lands of the Gadigal and Wangal peoples in so-called Australia and sometimes in Berlin. They write, publish, collaborate, and exhibit from a queer migrant perspective. Ju Bavyka has cultural ties to Kazakhstan and Germany and is a member of artist- and non-artist-run space Frontyard Projects in Marrickville, Sydney.
 
Galka Yarmanova teaches queer theory from the decolonial perspective in Berlin and Kyiv. They work with visual and textual archives and love binge-watching TV series and going to zine festivals.

The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

 

Lesen am See / Strandbad Tegelsee / Fr Juli 14. um 18 Uhr / mit Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin und Lia Milanesio

Lesen am See
Friday, July 14th at 6pm
Where is the Love, Maybe we Should Take it to the Street*

with Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio. 

Address: Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College
(the event is held in English)

Through this reading session we want to invite you to a communality of sense-making through reflections on intimacy, softness, and the comradeship of love. We will give love words by evoking fragments from writings of Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Alexandra Kollontai, adrienne maree brown and more — editing texts with gasps of awe, stings of lingering pain, and heartbeats committed to the rhythms of justice.

Too often systematic abuse is insisted to be an expression of love and allegiance. Too many have been told that their economy, society, and family need their pain to exist. Who is benefitting or harmed from such a proclaimed allegiance that serves the function of loving a selected few in governance or in power, or of one above another, all in the name of ‚love‘? How can we attune to listening to the wounds of such a love, and hear within them the possibilities of refusal and restoration? We will read together while trusting in our capacities of joy, of generative love and eros, and of intimacy: as creative forces grounded in deep sensual wisdoms of the body’s knowledge. We will accompany each other in witnessing how our body’s cells quietly and slowly respond to the sounds of words given to, and invoking, the complexities of love. 

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Hubert Gromny, Kelly Krugman, Mokia Laisin, Lia Milanesio. 

*title uses phrases from: ‘Where is the Love’ Black Eyed Peas listen and ‘Found’ Tems ft. Brent Fayiaz listen)

In the frame of the cycle Lesen am See we would like to invite diverse reading groups and collectives to share their practices, related to the dialogical nature of text itself as well the community of readers & listeners. The cycle is curated by Agnieszka Kilian. 

Lesen am See is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.


The program is co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.


Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at SAVVY Contemporary and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013. In her work within the permanent collection of SAVVY Contemporary she looks for colonial traces that are manifested in our present. The collaborative archive dedicates itself to discussing silenced histories and to the decanonization of the Western gaze through objects and the stories behind them.

Hubert Gromny is an artist, curator and researcher at SAVVY Contemporary currently working on developing artistic program dedicated to the neighbourhood of Wedding. He received MA in Art Praxis from Dutch Art Institute, MA in Graphic Art from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow and BA in philosophy at Jagiellonian University in Cracow. Recently he co-curated (with Renan Laru-an and Mokia Laisin) Jean-Ulrick Désert’s monographic exhibition “Conspicous Invisibility” at SAVVY Contemporary.

Kelly Krugman is a Mexican–American curator, editor, and project coordinator at SAVVY Contemporary. She holds a degree from Amherst College where her focus was on Comparative Literature, Fine Arts, and Performance Studies. She was a collaborating curator of ECOLOGIES OF DARKNESS (2018-2019), a project exploring intersectional feminist alliances and poetic figurations of queer pasts, presents, and futures, and then later: ULTRASANITY. On Madness, Sanitation, Antipsychiatry, and Resistance (2019) and RAUPENIMMERSATTISM (2020), to name a few.

Mokia Laisin is an editor and curator at SAVVY Contemporary. His practice is concerned with exploring and relativising African and Latin American political economic writing emanating from the anti-colonial literary canon of the 20th century. He employs a class-conscious approach to his study of the demystifying potential of writing in its many forms.

Lia Milanesio is a Master graduate from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany, with a dissertation analyzing the colonial impact on the Central African Republic through the five animal novels of René Maran. In 2020, she published in the post-colonial online journal “Il Tolomeo” the article “Environmental criticism in René Maran’s animal novels”, where she analyzed the ecological brutality of colonialism. She is now managing and co-curating the project “On damp earth we wander”, a concept by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, along with Bilger Emir.

fantastic feminist futures / Strandbad Tegelsee / Fr 7. Juli, 18 Uhr / mit Marta Sala und Batoul Sedawi

fantastic feminist futures
Freitag, den 7. Juli um 18 Uhr 
Kleine und große Rituale, mit Marta Sala und Batoul Sedawi

Adresse:
Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Veranstaltet von: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit und Moabit Mountain College

Wir versammeln uns unter einem Sonnenschirm, den Marta Sala mit Cheong Kin Man nicht nur für diesen Abend gestaltet hat. Der Schirm bleibt am Strandbad für den ganzen Sommer und wir hoffen, durch diesen einladenden Gestus einen Raum geschaffen zu haben, den alle nutzen können.

Während dieser Runde werden uns Marta Sala und Batoul Sedawi ihren Werdegang und ihre Praxen anvertrauen. Beide Künstlerinnen teilen eine Art von Engagement, die ihre künstlerische Arbeit beeinflussen. Wie lässt sich eine solche Praxis weitergeben, welche Methoden ergeben sich daraus? 

Krishan Rajapakshe wird uns sein Food-Konzept mit einer illustrierten Comic-Erzählung vorstellen.

fantastic feminist futures ist eine Veranstaltungsreihe, in der Künstler*innen eingeladen werden, die sich mit intersektionalen feministischen Perspektiven auseinandersetzen. Es werden prozessorientierte künstlerische Praktiken vorgestellt, im Austausch und im Gespräch mit dem Publikum. fantastic feminist futures wurde von Nadira Husain, Agnieszka Kilian und Marina Naprushkina initiiert.

fantastic feminist futures wird  im Rahmen des zweijährigen Kooperationsprojekts  Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances, das in Zusammenarbeit mit WHW (Zagreb), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam) und Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit (Berlin) konzipiert wurde.

Das Programm wird vom Creative Europe-Programm der Europäischen Kommission und der Foundation Between Bridges kofinanziert.

Marta Stanisława Sala bewegt sich zwischen den verschiedenen Rollen: diejenigen, die von der Gesellschaft als nicht künstlerisch assoziiert werden, bis zu denen, die als solche anerkannt werden. Sie ist Malerin, die sie an der Kunstakademie in Krakau studiert, Absolventin der Bekleidungstechnologie Ausbildung, die gerne näht und schneidet verschiedene Materialien incl. Videos, sozial engagierte Künstlerin, die Kunst im Kontext an der Universität der Künste Berlin studierte, Kunstvermittlerin und eine Mitbegründerin von vielen Kollektiven. Die Schnittstellen sind wie ein brennender Punkt für ihre Praxis. Gleichwohl will sie die Grenzen nicht festsetzen.

Batoul Sedawi ist Künstlerin und lebt in Berlin. Sie kam 2015 aus Syrien nach Berlin, wo sie die *foundation Class an der Kunsthochschule Weißensee besuchte. Sie studierte Bildende Kunst in Damaskus, Syrien. Von 2017 bis 2020 studierte sie an der Universität der Künste Berlin. Sie gibt künstlerische Workshops für Kinder, Jugendliche und Frauen. Sedawi beschäftigt sich mit dem Thema der Frauenrechte, Frauenbewegungen und auch den Themenkomplex Flucht und Migration. Zusammen mit der *foundationClass stellte sie bei der nGbK, der 10. Berlin Biennale und der Documenta 15 aus und war Teil der Ausstellung „the economy of borders“ am Rathaus Tiergarten.

Krishan Rajapakshe ist ein*e in Sri Lanka geborene*r Künstler*in und Designer*in, dey in den letzten 10 Jahren Berlin zu deren ZUHAUSE gemacht hat. Die künstlerischen und gestalterischen Praktiken konzentrieren sich hauptsächlich auf Zeichnungen, Comics, Zines und Social Kitchen und schlagen Erzählungen und Gegenerzählungen vor, die aus dem Kontext der Migrationserfahrungen und deren Gemeinschaften hervorgehen. Krishan Rajapakshe ist auch Pädagoge*in, seit 2020 ist Krishan Rajapakshe Teil des Lehrteams von *foundationClass, seit 2021 Gastprofessor*in und Dozent*in an der Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. Krishan Rajapakshe ist weiterhin Gründungsmitglied von Zeitschriften wie dem Zick Magazine in Dresden und ColourfulVoices in Berlin. Rajapakshes Ansatz zur kollektiven und kollaborativen künstlerischen Arbeit ist eine Möglichkeit, Politik und Freunde zu verknüpfen, die eine eigene kommunikative Ästhetik hervorbringen.

Cheong Kin Man ist ein visueller Anthropologe aus Macau und lebt in Berlin. Als leidenschaftlicher Sprachenliebhaber arbeitet er seit zwei Jahren mit Marta Stanisława Sala an der Verbindung von Text und Textil. Er schreibt in mehreren Sprachen. Zu seinen Experimentalfilmen gehören „Eine nutzlose Fiktion“ und „L’étymologie d’un rêve“.

Image credit: 

(GIF 1) : Marta Stanisława Sala @marta_sala_artist / @marta.sala.1428 together with  @amancheong,  „Text und Textilien“, Sommer 2023. Foto: @amancheong / @arbeitspause_projekt

(GIF 5): Batoul Sedawi, Refresh the blue stockings, 2019

fantastic feminist futures / Strandbad Tegelsee / Fr 30. Juni 18 Uhr

fantastic feminist futures

Poetics of Passionate Tongues

with Lahya Aukongo and Amora C.Bosco

June 30th at 6pm
Address: Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung
Schwarzer Weg 95, 13505 Berlin
Hosted by: Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit and Moabit Mountain College

fantastic feminist futures is very pleased to host Lahya Aukongo and Amora C. Bosco to the first event of the season 2023 at Strandbad Tegelsee /Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung. Poetics of passionate tongues will ebb and flow in unique harmonies, in a celebration of friendships and an encouragement of care joined in their art and poetry, in this duo performance of earthly and galactic channeled vibrations of the Spoken-Word.  Lahya Aukongo and Amora C. Bosco will go into the depth of their individual journeys in this interactive conversation-based performance. They will share poetry, the backgrounds and methods of their composition, their inspirations, their politics and their touch on intersectional feminist perspectives in the arts.

fantastic feminist futures invite artists who relate to intersectional feminist perspectives to introduce their practices. We are interested in bringing to light the processes, the small changes rather than the spectacular leaps, the knowledge of what often remains in the shadows. This close reading of the works happens in the very particular place of Strandbad Tegelsee/Zentrum für Kultur und Erholung: on the one hand remote, in the woods on the lake Tegel, and at once in the middle of the city of Berlin. This gives us the trigger to embrace artistic expressions outside the traditional context of the white cube while connecting and reconnecting to the environment. The events are organised around exchange and conversation. 

Krishan Rajapakshe will be offering us their food concept accompanied by its illustrated comic narrative. 

fantastic feminist futures has been initiated by Nadira Husain, Agnieszka Kilian and Marina Naprushkina.

fantastic feminist futures is a part of the two-year collaborative project Artistic Ecologies: New Compasses, Tools and Alliances conceived in collaboration with WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, and Neue Nachbarschaft/Moabit, Berlin.

The program is co-funded by European Commission’s Creative Europe program and Foundation Between Bridges.

event program at Strandbad Tegelsee 2023

Amora C. Bosco is a Kenyan born writer, poet, multifaceted artist, performer and activist based in Berlin, Germany. She has established various platforms that give voices and raise awareness for diverse issues and situations in the everyday life of the Black diaspora community. Amora’s work is deeply personal and political. Her performances are powerful and emotive, engaging audiences with her lyrical language and raw honesty. Amora Bosco is the pioneer of ‘Poetry_Lab’ an extensive creative writing mentorship program for BIPoC writers in Berlin. Bosco is part of the *foundationClass*collective and was part of the Lumbung Artists invited to Documenta 15 in 2022, she holds a teaching position at the *foundationClass educational platform.  

Lahya Aukongo is a namibian Black queer, disabled, neurodiverse, fat Femme intersectionally interwoven and interdisciplinary artist in a dark skinned body who uses poetry and art as a surviving mechanism and a healing communication tool. Every form of Lahyas art has ultimately helped Lahya process the vulnerable experiences as a human at the Center of edge. Lahya knows that the acts of embodying joy and telling her story in her own words is freedom work. It is a way to hold space and take space. Lahya’s life includes One World Poetry Night, the books „Kalungas Kind“, „Buchstabengefühle“, some zines, the e-book „Sperrlinien“ and more. The artistic content touches on de:privilege, decolonization, healing, individual as well as collective love and vulnerability. Lahya’s pronouns are Lahya and Lahya’s bed resides in Berlin. 

Krishan Rajapakshe is an artist and a designer born in Sri Lanka, who made Berlin as their HOME for the last 10 years. Their artistic and design practices revolve mainly around drawing, comics, zines and social kitchen, proposing narratives and counter-narratives that emerge from the context of the migration experiences and their communities. Krishan Rajapakshe is also an educator, they are part of the teaching team of *foundationClass since 2020 and have been guest professor and a lecturer at Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin since 2021. They are founding member of magazines such as Zick Magazine in Dresden and ColourfulVoices in Berlin. Their approach to collective and collaborative artistic work is a way of making politics/friends which generate their own communing aesthetics.