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CASHMERE RADIO COMES TO GROPIUS BAU — EXHIBITION HOUSE HOSTS DJ-ARTIST TRIO FOR SOUND EXPLORATION SESSION

CASHMERE RADIO COMES TO GROPIUS BAU — EXHIBITION HOUSE HOSTS DJ-ARTIST TRIO FOR SOUND EXPLORATION SESSION

The atrium of the Gropius Bau is a magical place. As milky light descends from the skylights, you feel a sense of occasion and even awe as you stand among columns, tiles, ornaments, gold and (sometimes exoticizing) frescoes. Built as a trade museum and now used by the Berliner Festspiele, the hall was opened to the public as a “Gathering Place” by artist Emeka Ogboh in 2021. This year, people are once again being invited to collect, listen and linger in the institution. This Saturday (01.10.2022), as part of the group exhibition YOYI! Care, Repair, Heal, radio hosts Vera DvaleRoss Alexanderand Bitsy Knox are hosting a listening session at the Resonance Room. The three artists do the fortnightly radio show Intimate Connections on Wedding community station Cashmere.

For one afternoon they will present aural collages that include field recordings from Gropius Bau and other interwoven sounds that will fill the impressive space. They accompany the current exhibition, which deals with the politicization of health, Indigenous knowledge systems and rights of non-human animals. Both exhibition and sounds decolonize the institution in whose walls they echo.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Mathias Völzke / Graphic: Kopierwerkstatt Cashmere Radio

Gropius Bau, Niederkirchnerstr.7, 10963 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

Intimate Connections: Musical Explorations of Rest and the Inner Self, Sat 01.10.22, 14–18h
Admission is free.

@gropiusbau
@cashmere_radio

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LITERATURE FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD — MINI CONFERENCE HOSTED BY KAPSEL MAGAZINE

LITERATURE FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD — MINI CONFERENCE HOSTED BY KAPSEL MAGAZINE

This week there’s a literary glimmer of hope in town. At the “Zukunftsaussichten” conference organized by Kapsel, a magazine for Chinese science fiction, you are invited to think about the world of tomorrow. Held at both the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin in Wannsee and Acud in Mitte is a three-day program of readings and discussions running until tomorrow (30.09.2022). The question on everyone’s minds? The world of tomorrow and how literature can contribute to it. The event marks the publication of Kapsel’s book Kollaps und Hope Porn. 13 Zukunftsaussichten (“Collapse and Hope Porn. 13 Prospects for the Future”) which covers everything from YouTube channels run by single grandfathers to road trips, cyber voyages through foam, “somatic simultaneities” (stay with us) and “sexy transplants”. The book includes works by authors like Joshua Groß, Anna Hetzer and Rudi Nuss. In addition to these 13 mind-bending texts, there’s food for thought from authors like Dietmar Darth and Regina Kanyu to guide us towards an uncertain tomorrow.

Text: Lara Sielmann / Photos: Franz Grünewald & Yanina Isla / Graphic: Marius Wenker

Kapsel magazine’s “Zukunftsaussichten” runs until Friday (30.09.2022)

Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Am Sandwerder 5, 14109 Berlin–Wansee; map
28.09.2022 19h30

Acud, Veteranenstr.21, 10119 Berlin–Mitte; map
29 & 30.09.2022 20h

@kapselmagazin

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NIGHT AT THE (ART) MUSEUM — LYDIA OURAHMANE HOSTS 24-HOUR PERFORMANCE AT KW

NIGHT AT THE (ART) MUSEUM — LYDIA OURAHMANE HOSTS 24-HOUR PERFORMANCE AT KW

The KW’s artworks usually spend Saturday night by themselves, but this doesn’t mean the gallery itself has to close. Quite the opposite: for the first time, the doors of the exhibition building in Auguststrasse will be open for a full 24 hours, from 11h Saturday to 11h Sunday. The occasion for this is a site-specific installation by Algerian artist Lydia Ourahmane as part of Pause, a series curated by Sofie Krogh Christensen. The series is held between the gallery’s main exhibitions, and this edition, entitled Sync, includes a collaboration with British musician Daniel Blumberg. The work deals with emotional, psychological and political contexts of material. It is about rituals, duration and eternity, body and place – literally, since visitors are invited to participate in the work by creating immersive sound construction with their heartbeats. The pulses of 24 visitors will be amplified in the space during the live sound performance.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Frank Sperling & Aidan Zamiri / Credit: Tatjana Pieters; Lydia Ourahmane & Daniel Blumberg; Aidan Zamiri

KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Auguststr.69, 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map

Pause: ­Lydia Ourahmane “sync” – 01–02.10.2022 (24 hours)

@kwinstitutofcontemporaryart

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FARM FEAST — RURAL WALKS AND LOCALLY-SOURCED LUNCH AT MICHELBERGER FARM

FARM FEAST — RURAL WALKS AND LOCALLY-SOURCED LUNCH AT MICHELBERGER FARM

In the spring of 2019, the first vegetables were planted on the Michelberger Farm, a collection of fields and orchards in Spreewald which produce ingredients for the kitchen of the namesake hotel. Over time, the farm grew and by winter 2019, 1.5 hectares of the farm had been planted with a variety of fruit and nut trees, shrubs, berries and trees. Particular attention is paid to the herbs, the aim being to give diners a unique gastronomic experience. You can see the farm for yourself this Sunday (02.10.2022) at the fourth edition of Michelberger’s Farm Feast, where tours of the land are being held. Afterwards, the team are hosting an on-site lunch in what must be the most literal instance of farm-to-table dining you’ll come across.

For the autumn edition the seated dinner is being swapped for food and drink stands so you can mix and mingle with family, friends and neighbors of the farm. Arrival by car or train is possible with a complimentary shuttle pick up from Vetschau station on request. If you fancy breaking a sweat before you feast, you can sign up for a free bike tour with Tom Michelberger starting from Lübbenau train station. There are also plenty more activities to take advantage of during your trip to Spreewald, including spending an evening unwinding at Spreewald Therme Burg or checking out Ponyhof Reptenfor some more high-octane fun.

Text: Kate Foran / Photos: Michelberger Farm

Michelberger Farm – tickets for Farm Feast can be bought online
02.10.2022, 12h30

@michelbergerfarm

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING SOFT, SOMETHING PATCHED — TEXTILE WORKS BY NIGIN BECK AT HOTO

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING SOFT, SOMETHING PATCHED — TEXTILE WORKS BY NIGIN BECK AT HOTO

The sensuality of things is ever present in Nigin Beck’s works: softness, beauty and lushness despite reduction. Then there’s the past and the ephemeral – a nostalgic wistfulness without kitsch that conveys the complexity and density of the meanings and stories without needing to read explanations. Tomorrow evening (30.10.2022) Beck’s new exhibition Beware o wanderer, the road is moving too opens at Hoto – Home to Artists, in a new location on Kreuzberg’s Bergmannstraße. On display are large-format textile works, which are, as always, full of emotion and history. Inspired by the aged linen she found in her godmother’s country house, Beck spent a long time searching for the right fabrics. It was the traces of time, embroidered initials, missing buttons, stains, tears, mistakes and holes that captivated her.

Few objects seem so close, so private and so protective as the fabrics on our skin. Few objects define their wearer so much while showing their marks so quickly. Having searched for a long time, Beck finally found what she was looking for in a traditional upholstery shop in northern Italy, with lengths of fabric that felt just right and which would accompany the artist and her family for several months. They were handled, wrapped and used to cover and protect her before she finally mended, repaired, restored and stretched them onto frames. Exhibited at Hoto, they unite the private and the political, stories of migration and fragility, femininity, tradition and transience, opening up a reflective space of intimacy – both of artist and of material.

Text: Hilka Dirks / Photos: Nigin Beck & Ina Niehoff

Hoto – Home to Artists, Bergmannstr.109, 10965 Berlin–Kreuzberg; map

Nigin Beck: Beware o wanderer, the road is moving too: 01–29.10.2022
Opening Fri. 30.09.2022 from 17h

@hotoberlin
@niginthekid

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