Porphyra Club: Lecture / Talks / Music drinks & food @ Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Kreuzberg [17. August]

Porphyra Club: Lecture / Talks / Music drinks & food

17:00 - 23:00

Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Join us for the events at PORHYRA CLUB on 17.08.2017
within the exhibition «Born In The Purple» by Viron Erol Vert

food & drinks

17:00 Walking Lecture (en)
Övül Ö. Durmusoglu & Pauline Doutreluingne

Övül Ö. Durmuşoğlu and Pauline Doutreluingne, both independent curators and familiar with Viron Erol Verts work, take you on a walking lecture through the exhibition, sharing their views on different elements of the artists work, such as what it means to work with identity politics today and the contemporary 'readymade', pointing out their possible entanglements in between.

18:00 Uhr: Talk / Vortrag (en)
«Parrhesia and Autopiesis: Speaking (about) Oneself as Alternative Political Becoming»
Jonas Tinius (CARMAH/European Ethnology, HU Berlin)

What does it mean to speak (about) oneself? Already in the speaking of this sentence, it becomes evident, that (at least) two possibilities of speaking exist. Speaking about oneself can be used in order to communicate with and to someone else. But to speak about oneself also means speaking the self performatively, meaning to create oneself through speech and thus forming a political identity based on reflections on the self. The anthropologist Dr Jonas Tinius (CARMAH/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) invites to a collective reflection on the political in speaking (about) oneself, building on the Foucauldian concept of parrhesia. Following a brief talk, this session invites visitors to practice and reflect on their own self-telling and self-creation in times. How do I create alternative forms of self through reflection of (my own) biographies, and where can I mobilise the limits of fiction to create new selves? What does it mean to use biographical fictions, and how can we think about ways of talking as ways of self-making? How can we think of self-speaking as forms of collective and political mobilisation and solidarity?

19:00 Uhr: Talk / Vortrag (en)
«Ubi terrarum? (Where in the world?) — To the Memory of my Families»
Beral Madra (Curator, Art Critique, Istanbul)

In an interview Judith Butler says: We are having a global crisis that takes many different forms. I’m resisting the generalization to some degree. But I think Turkey is important because there is a certain longstanding debate: Is it East? Is it West? Is it democratic? Is it Muslim? Can it be both? How does it figure in relationship to debates about secularism and religion? How does it figure in debates about authoritarianism and democracy? These are the questions I keep asking myself since my youth; I can only reply by looking back to the memory of my families (my mother’s, my father’s, my husband’s families) who are immigrants of 19th and 20th centuries. For Villem Flusser immigration creates freedom and therefore is the potential incubator of creativity, and no doubt of a quest for democracy and human rights. Flusser sees that this freedom comes about through awareness: “Wird er sich jedoch seiner Wurzellosigkeit als seiner Würde bewusst, dann entsteht in ihm ein ‘innerer’ Dialog, namlich ein Austausch zwischen seinen mitgebrachten Informationen und dem Ozean der Informationswellen, die ihn im Exil umspülen” With this presentation I will try to narrate the story of these families, who contributed to the making of Turkey.

20:00 Uhr: Talk / Vortrag (en)
„Born in the Purple“ Who hast he right to Future Shelter? 3D Printing and the Manufacturing of Human Habitat"
Kouroush Zarghani (Architect, Berlin)

In his presentation, Kourosh Zarghani gives an introduction into 3D Printing also known as additive manufacturing (AM) and its development. Furthermore, he introduces the influences of this technology on our lives and the ways it could revolutionize our living environment in terms of form, materiality and accessibility and with that contribute to further democratization of our societies.

21:00 Uhr: Late-Night at Born in The Purple
PURPLE SOUNDS with HÜSEYIN EVIRGEN (Komponist / Composer)

Evirgen is internationally known as part of the duo Cassegrain, together with Alex Tsiridis. They are exploring the realms of techno with releases on their own imprint Arcing Seas as well as labels like Prologue, Modal Analysis, Killekill, Semantica and Ostgut Ton. Hüseyin is based in Berlin and Vienna, he studied piano and composition in Istanbul and Mozarteum University of Salzburg. Evirgen also works as a freelance composer and was part of Toihaus Theater, an experimental art organisation in Salzburg. For PURPLE SOUNDS Hüseyin will perform a special mix of Rembetiko songs, 60ies Psych-Rock from Turkey combined with his weird electronics. Hüseyin’s interest focuses on the selection and the mix, merging old songs with contemporary sounds is like building a bridge from the past to the present.

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