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    CHAPTER #3: VARIATIONS ON TIME

    Fri 27.04 18:00 // OPENING // ACUD GALERIE
    CHAPTER #3: VARIATIONS ON TIME

    Karma Ltd. Extended presents VARIATIONS ON TIME, the third chapter of the curatorial collective @ Acud Galerie.
     
    OPENING: 27.04.2018 @ACUD GALERIE – 18:00 with Kapwani Kiwanga and Susanne M. Winterling.
    SUNDAY MATINEE ABOUT VARIATIONS ON TIME: 06.05.2018 @ ACUD STUDIO 11:00-14:00
    Artist talk: Susanne M. Winterling
    Screening: “The Sun Ra Repatriation Project” by Kapwani Kiwanga
    Performance: Emilija Skarnulyte
    Free entrance
     
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    The dominant model of time in contemporary Western societies is known as a linear, goal-oriented time: a ‘mechanical’ time that can be measured, owned, used, bought and sold by humans. Thinkers such as the geologist James Hutton, the author of the Deep Time theory, have described that the age of the Earth has been determined to be around 4.55 billion years. Humans have been around for an extremely short period on this geological timeline. In the third chapter Variations on Time, Karma Ltd. Extended presents the work of artists who deal with non-anthropocentric, organic tenses and question the traditional time patterns. By providing access to forms of knowledge and understandings that the dominant linear and anthropocentric time culture suppresses, they invite us to imagine different ways of interspecies co-existence and counter-narratives.
     
    Working with sound, film, performance, and objects, Kapwani Kiwanga (born in Canada, based in Paris) relies on extensive research to transform raw information into investigations of historical narratives and their impact on political, social, and community formation. Her work focuses on sites specific to Africa and the African diaspora, examining how certain events expand and unfold into popular and folk narratives, and revealing how these stories take shape in objects and oral histories. Trained as an anthropologist, Kiwanga performs this role in her artistic practice, using historical information to construct narratives about groups of people. Kiwanga is not only invested in the past but also the future, creating speculative dossiers from future civilizations to reflect on the impact of historical events.
     
    In the series Subduction Studies (2015-2017), Kiwanga observes the space between Earths continents, specifically Africa and Europe. The speculation of Pangaea Ultima suggests a supercontinent occurring again, which will see Europe slipping underneath Africa. This theory inspired Kiwanga to take photographs at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris of rock specimens from the Northern coast of Africa and Spain. By folding the photographs together, she not only demonstrates a new form but also a new geopolitical perspective, where two continents and their migrants would be geographically connected.
     
    Kiwanga is the winner of the 2018 Frieze Artist Award. Her work has been shown at the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, 2018), Tate Liverpool (2017) and Portikus (Frankfurt, 2017), among others. Kiwanga’s performances have been presented at Documenta 14 (Athens, 2017), Momentum 9 (Oslo, 2017); Tate Modern (London, 2014) and Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2014), among others.
     
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    Susanne M. Winterling (born and living in Rehau and Berlin, Germany) works across a range of 
media to explore the sentient economy, digital cultures and the social life of materials in the environment. Winterling’s practice reflects upon political as well as aesthetic entanglements and power structures among human/animal/matter.Forms and materials narrate about the relationship between species and elements in today’s challenging geopolitical context. Working across a variety of media and with a constant challenging and questioning of artistic media in society, Winterling is known for her time-based installations that critically engage the representation of reality. Prevailing modernistic concepts, power structures, and hierarchical historiographies are captured and investigated in her work in the form of spatial constellations. Her practice emphasizes what pure information and form leaves out – including a sensual approach to media and material as well as body flows. Winterling undertakes affective and material-based research that highlights the subjective interaction between producers, viewers, materials, and species in our ecology.
     
    Susanne Winterling ’s recent research has centered around microscopic and satelitte image captured marine organisms called dinoflagellates. These protagonists are bioluminescent: when mechanically activated—by the movement of swimmers or boats—populations of dinoflagellates cause a blue glow in the water. Physicist-cum-philosopher Karen Barad cites “dinos” as one instance of “queer” nature: they “are neither plant nor animal, but can act as both.” Winterling calls the bioluminescent dinoflagellates and the ecosystems in which they are embedded an “affective, haptic system.” The teeny organisms react to touch in a way the artist compares to a living touchscreen. In this, she deliberately blurs the lines between the human hand, technology, and plankton. The viewer is put at eye level with the suspended and enlarged organism, albeit one that doesn’t have eyes or a central nervous system. While being a perfect example of embodiment the sentient species are an alarmsystem for changes now heavily announced on the planet. In so doing they suggest an alternative way to imagine communication and community while some awaken by melting ice have turned toxic and remind us of a future with transformations to come.
     
    Her recent works and projects have been shown at the tba 21 Vienna (2017) MIT List Visual Arts Center (2017), Contour Biennale 8 (2017), Kunstverein Lagenhagen (2016), e-flux in New York (2015) and at the Fridericianum Kassel (2014).
     
    Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne, Jana J.Haeckel, and Petra Poelzl
     
    Assistant Curator: Camila Palomino
    Gallery Management: Silvia Prolunghi
    Press: Marianne Jacquet
    Curatorial Intern: Hazal Kaygusuz and Diane Esnault
     
     
    SAVE THE DATE:
    Sunday Matinee about Variations on Time @ ACUD STUDIO
    6.05.2018: 11h – 14h
    Free entrance
     
    Artist talk: Susanne M. Winterling with Pauline Doutreluingne
    Screening: “The Sun Ra Repatriation Project” by Kapwani Kiwanga
    Performance: Cloud Chamber by Emilija Skarnulyte
     
    Cloud Chamber explores questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to the geological ungrounding processes, invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep time. It is a fictional visual meditation about contemporary science and a cross sections of the larger systems of power and the politics of desire.The relations between humans and nonhumans become transfigured and weaved equally into the new forms of life.
     
    Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
     
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    Supported by Tanja Wagner
     
    Address:
    Acud Galerie, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin
    Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 13h-19h
    For press inquiries: karmapress@acudmachtneu.com

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    BLAZED NO. 3: SPRING EDIT

    Fri 11.05 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    BLAZED NO. 3: SPRING EDIT

    Blazed fam invites you to another round at Acud Club.
    Beside we release our summer collection 2018.
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    KANALAK [TEAM PALMOIL]
     

     
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    2ND*LIFE [Solanum]
     

     
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    DJ FARAZ
     

     
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    PAULI PIEROGI B2B GIGI HAYABUSA
     
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    TURNEO B2B KI$HORI [Solanum]
     

     
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    FR 11.5 // 22H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    BLAZED NO. 3: SPRING EDIT
    KANALAK // 2ND*LIFE // DJ FARAZ
    PAULI PIEROGI B2B GIGI HAYABUSA
    TURNEO B2B KI$HORI

    blazed fam invites you to another round at acud club
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    EINHUNDERT: DJ LAG // JUBILEE

    Fri 11.05 23:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD STUDIO
    EINHUNDERT: DJ LAG // JUBILEE

    In collaboration with Blazed and Trade, the Einhundert Crew invites Mixpak’s own Jubilee and the Gqom King DJ Lag for his Berlin debut show to ACUD. 5 Euro before midnight, 8 after.
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    JUBILEE [Mixpak / N.Y.C.]
     

     
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    DJ LAG [GQOM OH – Goon Club Allstars / South Africa]
     

     
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    SIMON KAISER [Trade / Berlin]
     

     
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    NICO ADOMAKO [Einhundert / Berlin]
     

     
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    LOW VISION [Einhundert, Berlin]
     

     
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    FR 11.5 // 23H // 5-8€
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    EINHUNDERT:
    DJ LAG // JUBILEE

    the gqom king plays his berlin debut
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    HOUSE JAMS 02: DJ KRITON // BASSDEE

    Sat 12.05 20:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    HOUSE JAMS 02: DJ KRITON // BASSDEE

    Acud Macht Neu presents: Kriton and Bass Dee are back to ACUD to welcome the summer in our backyard with some very fine house music.
     
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    LINE-UP
     
    DJ KRITON [Knuggles Recordings]
    BASSDEE [Hidden Hawaii]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    DJ KRITON
    … moved to Berlin in 1992 and became a vital member of the famous “Friseur Club”. He refined his DJ sets in numerous underground clubs in Berlin and in various clubs and venues in Europe and New York. In 2011 he became a founding member of Knuggles Recordings and started to produce tracks and remixes as one half of Homeless House. Until today DJ Kriton kept the vibe of house music alive and real. His mix is always inspiring and full of love and respect for the music, that he delivers with dance floor sophistication.
     

     
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    BASSDEE
    Born in West Berlin BassDee got in touch with dance music in the late 80ies, a few years before the Berlin Wall came down. The G.I. Disco influences on the Kurfürstendamm Diskotheken, the engulfing Hip Hop movement and suddenly the Acid House wave aroused his inspiration to perform as a DJ. So he bought his first records at the PINKY record store, scratched together all his money to buy turntables to win the first merits in the science of mixing. The year 1989 changed his world inconceivably, when Monika Dietl was performing the best Dance Music Show at the West Berlin SFB 2 radio station, DJ Jon Magic Jonzon was spinning eternal house sets at the Berlin UFO Club, and the newly opened Hard Wax record store supplied unknown House Music from Chicago, Detroit and New York.
     
    BassDee´s first DJ club gig was at a Dubmission Party in 1991. In 1992, he started the Bassterror Project focussed on Breakbeat together with his brother DJ Feed and Alec Empire, while at the same time playing House and Techno at legendary clubs like the Berlin ELEKTRO (Resident), Friseur (Resident) or Tresor, and the Potsdam Waschhaus, where the Hard Wax DJs René and Pete shaped the probably most futuristic techno nights of that time. The enormous power of the breakbeat science hidden in the the big 1994 Jungle boom fueled things even further. In 1994 he started the admired Drum&Bass show “Radio Massive” together with Thaddeus Hermann at the Berlin Kiss FM station. His next major project was the Case Invaders record label initiated with DJ Bleed. Beside his residencies at the Berlin WMF, Elektro, Friseur, Toaster and Icon he dejayed at the same time in Berlins Clubs like 103, E-Werk, Maria, Ostgut, Cookies, Suicide, amongst others. As one of the creators of the famous Berlin “hard:edged” nights, he tremendously shaped Berlin’s Drum&Bass scene.
     
    Since Drum&Bass somehow lost its edge, he found his way back to the enthusiastic embrace of House and Techno and returned with full enthusiasm to the Berlin club scene playing at places such as the Panorama Bar, about:blank, Prince Charles, Gretchen, Horst Krzberg, WMF, M12. BassDee recently joined the Hidden Hawaii crew and co-produced the critically acclaimed Veteranenstraße EP together with Felix K.
     

     
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    SA 12.5 // 20H // DONATION
    ACUD CLUB + BACKYARD // CLUB NIGHT
    acud macht neu presents
    HOUSE JAMS 02:
    DJ KRITON // BASSDEE

    welcome the summer in our backyard with some very fine house music
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