as well as Publishing, Speaking and Teaching
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 video is a short extract, the full play is available on youtube here
"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
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
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.
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.
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 for the module of the Affect Residency Programme, coordinated by Paz Ponce
Agora, Berlin, July 2015
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.