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Salon für Ästhetische Experimente #2

"Becoming Medium: Storytelling, algorithms, making pictures, sounds and machines"

with Jeremiah Day, Azin Feizabadi, Ralf Baecker, Bjoern Erlach, Nuria Núñez Hierro, Alex Martinis Roe and Lizza May David. Moderated by Jan Verwoert

A city doesn’t speak one language only. Urban discourse emerges when speakers enter into coalitions or conflicts with each other over how to say and do things. Listening to how others narrate their stories may make you change the way you tell yours. Build urban machines? You would want them to be open to interferences and eventualities (including malfunction). Apply it to other media: paintings cross over into film, documentary turns into performance, and research metabolizes into materials assembled in space.

The Graduate School within the Postgraduate Forum at Berlin University of the Arts is an experiment in creating an environment for practices that thrive on urban interactions, transformations and translations. Its discourse keeps switching between languages. This salon will be dedicated to a discussion among the participants of the School on how they interpret the potentials of the artistic medium, in the light of the (local and global) histories that shape a city, as much as in relation to the practical politics of getting thoughts thought and things done in Berlin today.

The Salon für Ästhetische Experimente is co-funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.

9th May 2016, 7 pm

Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2
10178 Berlin