AG21c Presentation(s), Strategies & Party
Strategies within the Berlin's Hybrid Arts and Digital Culture Scene + Celebrations
20.00 Introduction of our working group
20.15 Meet the others (5 minute introductions)
21.30 Discussion. Your feedback, questions, input is important.
22.00 Bar & Networking
The working group 21st Century Arts & Digital Culture ( AG21c ) has recently been founded within the Koalition der Freien Szene. Inclusive and self-organised, AG21c aims to lobby Berlin's political administration to support those Berlin practitioners and organisations working across arts, science, technology, and digital culture. The AG21c is therefore pushing Berlin's administration to acknowledge our diverse body of works and practices as an art scene in its own right (Kunstsparte). Our goals are better funding opportunities, representation in grant juries, and new working spaces.
Importantly, we want AG21c to help build a stronger and connected community around hybrid arts and digital activism, a community capable of critical reflection on our traditions, practices, media and cultural contributions. In these politically challenging times, we envision our various fields of practice coming together to create new, alternative forms of collective engagement. We want our collective artistic efforts to be recognised as meaningful cultural contributions also outside of conventional exhibition spaces, and thus emphasise the role of artists and cultural producers as agents of social and political transformation.
Join us tonight at Spektrum to learn more about our work and what we are planning to do, to meet others in the scene and to learn about their work, and most importantly celebrate our community and all we have created to make 2017 a more interesting year.
We would like to invite you to make use of 5 minutes to introduce yourself and talk about your plans for 2018 (please register via this short form: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc6-lZmdHZXE7wpAE3GJyKlI-kHGvgG4jxdjMbc1NQDLdeT8w/viewform?c=0&w=1
) and also to bring questions, problems, feedback, and suggestions.
Read more: koalition-der-freien-szene-berlin.de/2017/05/22/ueber-die-ag-21st-century-art-and-digital-culture/
Our FB group: facebook.com/groups/429374757465153/
Here's our (growing) list for the presentations (which are going to have to be very short) – please comment if you'd like to be added:
Art Laboratory Berlin / Christian de Lutz
Citizen Kino / Paolo Podrescu
Disruption Network Lab / Tatiana Bazzichelli
— artist-run space in Berlin engaged in a multidisciplinary discourse that involves expanded cinema, modern music, publishing, and the critical reflection in media art.
— Performing bodies, sound and machines
Panke Gallery / Panke e.V
Peer to Space / Tina Sauerländer
Retune / Julian Adenauer
— biennial Festival at the intersection of art, design, and technology. Apart from that we do workshops, exhibitions and talks for promoting an experimental approach to technology.
School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe / Rachel Uwa
— independent school hovering at the intersection of art, technology, design, and human connection.
Science Hack Day Berlin
— DIY science project/community bringing scientists, artists, designers, developers and enthusiasts together for collaborative hacking
— meeting point and a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting ft short (40 min) presentations from guest artists, unrestricted in form. Each session offers a variety of topics and approaches; Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience
SPEKTRUM / Lieke Ploeger
— art & community space in Berlin focused on creating new links between art, science and technology. In 2018 we'll be presenting a new series 'Sonic Vibrations' and participate in the EU-project reImagine Europe.
Supermarkt / Ela Kagel
Late Night Group Therapy, serial performance tv project with experimental political impact
— works between media art and bioart