as well as Publishing, Speaking and Teaching

Videoextract from the Wrap-up intervention from my perspective as visual artist

Presentation of the Artzine as Grusical
Publishing as an Artistic Toolbox: 1989–2017, 13 December 17, Mumok, Vienna

Video of the presentation

Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung (Anne Juren / Roland Rauschmeier), 14 November 2017, Vienna

Deswegen bitte Pünktlich da sein! Gleich zu Beginn des "2nd Thursdays", um 18.00 Uhr, führe ich meine neue Performance inklusive einem Video namens "Where is Europe?" vor. Darin präsentiere ich euch den neuesten Stand meiner Recherche über die Europaplätze und neuen Perspektiven mit einer Prise europäischem Humor und enthemmten Enthusiasmus.

Daneben gibt es eine frisch gedruckte Zusammenarbeit mit Roland Rauschmeier zu begutachten die sich "Heroes for the EU" nennt. Angeblich freuen sich diese auf wilde neofaktische, postkonzeptuelle Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Publikum (meint Yves, A. d. H.).
Die erheizten Gemüter stille ich mit meiner Diashow "Fanzines machen in Cuba", Zigarren, "Cuba Libre" sowie "Ropa Vieja" für die Überlebenden.

Meeting with poets and small publishers

The project is to make a public urban art intervention for the next Art Biennial in La Habana, invited by the italian curator Giacomo Zaza and the Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (CDAV). This rst travel to Cuba is about gathering knowledge, meeting local artists and writ- ers, looking for possible sites, as much as understanding local production facilities in order to plan the intervention. This research trip will be concluded by a public roundtable at the CDAV about the question of art in public space.

Meeting with Collectivo Supervivo, Nestor Ciré, Giacomo Zaza &

Supported by ProHelvetia

roundtable for the show A Tale as A Tool, by Aurélien Gamboni et Sandrine Teixido, centre de la Photographie, 09 September 2017, Geneva

De la catastrophe du Bumba, aux conditions climatiques extrêmes, en passant par les négligences des politiques urbaines, et la pollution de la baie de Guanabara... les documents sonores collectés par Aurélien Gamboni et Sandrine Teixido dans la région de Niterói (Brésil) témoignent des récits de l'homme face aux changements environnementaux. 

Présentation des derniers développements de A Tale as A Tool,  suivie d'une table ronde autour de la pratique d'investigation, avec les artistes chercheurs Simon Ripoll-Hurier, Claire Duport, Sylvain Gouraud, Yves Mettler, Axel Meunier. 

Videoextract from the lecture performance at the Colloquium BORDERS AND BEYOND:REINVENTING EUROPE, Experiment Europe meeting V, 7-8 June 2017 Istituto Svizzero di Roma, via Ludovisi 48

This lecture starts with a description of my research on urban spaces called "Europe Square". While lecturing, the slideshow gets alive and starts questioning the lecturer. The lecture can be held in English, French and German.

Borders and Beyond:Reinventing Europe

From January 2017 onwards, the conference cycle Experiment Europe hosted at the Swiss Institute in Rome has been taking a closer look at various aspects of Europe, ranging from notions of democracy and challenges in education, research, and innovation to political economy, the current state of welfare and security policy. A lingering sense of crisis emerged, once again, be it with respect to the European Union as a political project, unresolved economic disparities or, last but not least, rising nationalism as a populist response. In turn, this nal conference of the cycle, entitled Borders and Beyond: Reinventing Europe, will re ect upon alternatives, not in view of easy solutions to commonly accepted problems, but in terms of alternative framings and rede ned priorities. The conference will open up new perspectives on the lingering crisis of “Experiment Europe,” a task that appears all the more urgent as the crisis is of a multifaceted kind – economic, social, political and philosophical – and gives rise to sharp disagreements among different actors on the direction and scope of European integration itself.
The conference is organized by the Swiss Institute in Rome and the Europa-Institut / Institute for European Global Studies (EIB) at the University of Basel, a leading research centre that investigates Europe from a global, historical and interdisciplinary perspective. The conference is also supported by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MIBACT).

Organized by Teresa Pullano, from the Europa Institut Universität Basel

Text about the intervention in the Cité de l'Abreuvoir where I built earth benches with the inhabitants (French)

L'art à L'épreuve de la ville

Tilo Steireif éd., éditions HEPvd, Lausanne, 2016

Spread of the magazine

Text for the module of the Affect Residency Programme, coordinated by Paz Ponce, Agora, July 2015, Berlin

Europacity Berlin: Beyond the Masterplan

The latest approach to city development has insisted on showing and instigating bottom-up processes. Artistic means are getting used to set up situations in which different social groups can express their demands towards decision-makers and get involved in the development of their neighborhood. In Berlin an important protest movement against raising rents and profit-making city development has emerged and made its demand a public affair. However, the process of how city developments are making their way from top-level decision-making down to the asphalt still remains rarely traceable.

This workshop will consist of a multi-headed investigation through artistic means of a new area in the middle of Berlin whose development is currently taking place away from public awareness. Some of the means employed will be: archive research, interviews with the administration, street-mike, jam poetry, photography, street performance, etc. Following an input on urban geography and interventionist art history, we will together create a perceptive mapping of the traces left by different agents of power, ranging from international investment companies and EU's normative governing down to local neighborhood consulting assemblies and anonymous poster actions. The goal is to test, compare and experiment with different means of collection and text and image production in order to follow and connect the multilayered, often remote and multiscalar forces concretely building the city (Neil Brenner, New State Spaces). Invited artists and scholars will help us reflect on the ongoing process.

The study case will be the area historically known as Lehrter Bahnhof, now called Europacity. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with the exception of an endless construction site which became the Hauptbahnhof Berlin, this area has stayed under the radar of city development, allowing several cultural activities to take place in its midst. Since 2005 there is a masterplan for the area, based on an international private-public cooperation project, including the surroundings of the Hamburger Bahnhof, the city's contemporary art venue. The transformations are incremental and strangely remote from public life even though they are unfolding in the middle of the German capital.

Outputs of the workshop will find their way onsite as much as via spreadable documents. Means of mechanical, digital and performative reproduction will be explored and combined, including newspaper distributed in the neighborhood, festive formats like processions and parties and one-night shows.

One of the many "stations" on the augmented walk through the future Europacity