Charlotte Bonjour (Friday 15.11 @ SOX)
Depending on how many Starry Nightcap coctails we're going to enjoy this week, you might meet us at the events listed below, or not (in case you do, say happy birthday to our intern Nathan!). Should we fail in action, keep in mind that intention is what matters - events listed below are all definitely worth visiting!
20.00 1:1 / Re-calculating virtual ratios. Session 2 - Transparency @ Import Projects
WHY: 1 : 1 is a two-part discussion series that questions constructed ratios between material and virtual space. This part consists of short presentations by Oils Lialina, Asli Serbest&Mona Mahall, Ben Vickers and Beny Wagner, and is followed by a moderated discussion. It coincides with a solo exhibition by Beny Wagner titled Invisible Measure, which explores how transparency has been historically used as a vehicle for ideological social reform.
Import Projects / Keithstrasse 10, Berlin 10787, U Wittenbergplatz / free entry / more info
20.00 Cyberfest @ The WYE
WHY: This year the first and biggest festival for technologically-based art in Russia is being held in Berlin, and for the first time outside St Petersburg. It will unite top innovators from around the world with the exhibit “Paradigm Shift” in combination with a survey of Russian Contemporary Art titled “Capital of Nowhere”. A 5-day program that includes exhibition, performances, sound art, screenings and educational program will represent Berlin’s thriving Art and Tech community in addition to serving as its setting.
The WYE / Skalitzer Strasse 86, 10997 Berlin, U Schlesisches Tor / ongoing until 17.11 / free entry / more info
19.00 Episode 4: Tireless Workers @ Insitu
WHY: With the group show “Episode 4: tireless workers” insitu presents art pieces and performative actions that seem to be devoted to fulfill absurd, maybe even senseless tasks; metaphorically - Sisyphean actions. Their production is not following a productive goal, but is more interested in the realization of an idea until its end, no matter how crazy, painful or impossible it seems.
Insitu / Kurfürstenstr. 21-22, 10875 Berlin, U1 Kurfürstenstrasse / show open through 18.01 / free entry / more info
19.30 André Vida - Score and Seek @ LEAP
WHY: Andre Vida has invited 3 groups of performers to experiment with his interactive music installation over the course of 3 evenings. Score and Seek will project animated musical notations that respond to performers as they move and perform in the space. The view from LEAP onto the busy street traffic and tramlines will act as the live element of a moving musical score. With additional interactive projections and traditional notations the performers will explore several musical interpretations of this scene.
LEAP / Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 13, Berlin 10178, S & U Alexanderplatz / entry €3-5 / more info
21.00 Duane Pitre / Aidan Baker @ NK Project
WHY: Duane Pitre is an avant-garde composer, performer, and sound artist, whose work often focuses on chaos and discipline, site-specificity and alternate tuning schemes that utilize microtonality. Aidan Baker is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist and writer; his primary instrument is the electric guitar with which he creates music ranging from experimental/drone to ambient post-rock to contemporary classical. A gig not to be missed, if you let yourself believe the rumors from the magazines such as The Wire, Pitchfork, Uncut and many more who nod their heads affirmatively to the sounds by the two artists.
NK Project / Elsenstrasse 52, 12059 Berlin, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / more info
19.00 Charlotte Bonjour - Remnants from the Expedition III @ SOX
WHY: Scientific imagery often holds a strange fascination. It has the ability to convert an object into a collection of abstract cyphers. In her series Remnants from the Expedition, Charlotte Bonjour plays with this attraction by creating a "pseudo" scientific imagery using xerox machines to manipulate, distort and reinterpret remnants from another reality.
SOX / Oranienstrasse 175, Berlin 10999, U8 Kottbusser Tor / open through 05.01 / more info
20.00 Guillermo Aguilar-Huerta presents Vía Láctea @ Das Gift
WHY: Via Láctea is part of a series called “Universal". In his installation Vía Láctea (or Milky Way), Guillermo Aguilar-Huerta will simulate the real milky way in our Universe but in his very own personal way with geometric structures made of recycled cardboard, thereby supporting and promoting sustainability.
Das Gift / Donaustrasse 119, 12043 Neukölln, U7 Rathaus Neukölln / show open through 16.11 / free entry / more info
21.00 Felix Kubin / Gelbart / Les Trucs @ West Germany
WHY: If you're up for some wonderfully weird fun, we recommend you to join the celebration of Felix Kubin's new record Zemsta Plutona (Pluto’s revenge) on ZickZack Records and the anniversary of his label Gagarin Records. The celebration starts on Thursday with lecture performances and screenings, but we prefer to close our tips list and start our weekend with what seems to be the fun part - live acts by Felix Kubin, Gelbart and Les Trucks.
West Germany / Skalitzer Strasse 133, 10999 Berlin, U Kottbusser Tor / more info