Writing

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Exhibition, with Patricia Geraldes, Accademia di belli Arti, Roma, June 2019

Photo: Mindaugas Drigotas, Nanook

At the end of the residencey where I worked on the narrative of periphery and center in the roman neighbourhood Laurentino 38, I presented a video installation, posters, comics and maps realised with the teenagers at the association Pontedincontro. Exhibition organized by Latitudo, Roma, in the frame of the european art residency program MagiCCarpets.

Photo: ©Luis Do Rosario, courtesy Latitudo for MagiCCarpets Platform

 

Photo: Mindaugas Drigotas, Nanook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Mindaugas Drigotas, Nanook


Talk at MACRO Asilo, Roma, June 5th

 

During my Magic Carpets residency in Rome, my host organisation Latitudo organized a talk at the museum of contemporary art MACRO Asilo. I offered a virtual tour across Europe Squares all over and outside of Europe.
Here the interview (eng/ita) made with Monica Bartocci at the RAI Play Radio.


"Seccion Arte" is a folder dedicated to contemporary art on the Cuban "Paquete Semanal" since 2009. Act [n°22] is published in parallel to the XIII Biennal de La Habana, April 2019.

 

ARTZine is a subjective visit of my artzine collection. It builds up a kind of genealogy, while rumaging through the pile of bound papers. The contribution includes a list of the publication and a series of "portrait" of the zines, as well as a spanish subtitle file.
The curator of the Seccion Arte project, Nestor Siré, is an artist based in La Habana, interested in internet, new medias and DIY intelligence. Follow the project on Instagram: @seccion_arte, and read more on Rhizome.org


workshop on culture & wellbeing, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, April 2019

The conference A Soul for Europe 2019 gave me the chance to meet a team of experts around the question of wellbeing. Together we held a workshop aiming at mapping that concept with cultural practices. The relevance for me was in the relation between public urban space and the personal capacity of taking action.

Culture & Well-being – A pragmatic Approach to move between European and local Politics through Culture

A Soul for Europe: Guido Ferilli, Frédéric Meseeuw, Mahir Namur, Rarita Zbranca, Yves Mettler | Arne Lietz (MEP): How do we define well-being and what role does culture play for the well-being of citizens? As new ways to address urban development, citizenship, difference, disability, happiness or meaning are needed for the future of Europe, we want to discuss an alternative approach to local politics through culture, articulated around the notion of well-being. Together we aim to form an informal group of people interested in discussing the topics further in the future.


Comics workshop at Biblioteca Elsa Morante during the research residency at Latitudo, Roma, organized by Magic Carpets, March 2019.


Photo: ©Luis Do Rosario, courtesy Latitudo for MagiCCarpets Platform

The comics is the result of a workshop with kids that are using the public library Elsa Morante. The library is in the Laurentino 38, a modernist project from the '70s. The workshop is part of an art& research residency in the neighborhoods of Laurentino 38 and Corviale, organized by Benedetta Carpi de Resmini and Giulia Pardini. The aim of the residency is to work on alternative narratives for the stigmatized neighbourhood.
During the residency, I also worked at Pontedincontro, an association welcoming kids and teenager after school twice a week. In June an exhibition at the Academia delli Belle Arte will present the outcome of those encounters.


Photo: ©Luis Do Rosario, courtesy Latitudo for MagiCCarpets Platform


Tip Berlin, March 2019


The project Am Rand von EuropaCity featured as cover story in the Berlin event & program magazine!

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Workshop given together with Alice Chauchat
HZT Berlin, BA Dance, Context, Choreography, UDK, wintersemester 2018-19


Over a period of three months, students were invited to create and distribute a fanzine each about a piece of live art they would want to celebrate and circulate. Altogether, nine zines were created:
Maud Buckenmeyer on Initiatik (Run Run), Soomin Chae on Dancing Grandmothers (Eun-Me Ahn), Margarida Delmiro Alfeirá on Coytada Tour (Linn da Quebrada), Enrique Garcìa Gil on Arena (Israel Galván), Mohamad Al Halabi on Vertical Road (Akram Khan), Kumi on My Paradoxical Knives (Ali Moini), Camila Malenchini on Conversation Out of Place (Ivana Müller) & American Beauty (Mauricio Poblete), Sharon Mercado Nogales on Dance and Resistance - Endangered Human Movements vol. 2 (Amanda Piña) and Jane Marie Richter on Happyology (Dragana Bulut).
Each issue was printed in 70 copies and distributed in many ways.


Keynote for the Graduation Ceremony, Master Program Europainstitut Basel
Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, 18 October 2018


Keynote presentation, photo: Europainstitut


Play by the editors of Zeitschrift
BRUX Theater, Innsbruck, September 2018

"The play "One Hour and a Half in the Life of Ztscrpt" once again shows the protagonists slipping into self-reflexive dark zones and addresses the increasing pressure for representation in all areas of social life.
The play pretends to report on the personal lifes of the editors, reminiscent of Pollesch pieces in slow motion, or all-too-well-known anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory, or even worse, the simple plot of a sequel of the TV series "Friends." The interests are increasingly diverging, one of the editors wants to merge the magazine with a street newspaper which she is working for. Another member only wants his own art projects illustrated and presented. The initial joy in conversation and discussion which once united the group has given way to frantic project talk, which is becoming increasingly difficult for some participants due to excessive drug and alcohol consumption and blatant ego-boosting."


Videoextract from the Wrap-up intervention from my perspective as visual artist
Shanghai, 15 November 2017


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

Video of the presentation


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

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
October 2017

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, Geneva, 9 September 2017

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
Istituto Svizzero di Roma, 7-8 June 2017

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, Berlin, July 2015

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