STUDIO

    MIKROPROJEKTE 2017

    Sat 21.10 17:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    MIKROPROJEKTE 2017

    HERZLICHE EINLADUNG zu den miKrOPROJEKTEN 2017
     
    Zum Ende des Projektzeitraumes 2017 hin lädt der Bezirk Mitte alle ein zum großen Staunen: Sieben Projekte, die als Premieren der Zusammenarbeit im Laufe des Jahres 2017 stattgefunden haben, öffnen geballt und in Rekordzeit Einblicke in ihre Arbeit und die sehr besonderen, sehr unterschiedlichen Projekte.
     
    Gemeinsam haben alle Projekte, dass sie aus dem Programm Stadtkultur und Vernetzung gefördert wurden und Künstler*innen aus dem Bezirk Mitte zusammen gebracht haben, die vorher noch nicht zusammen gearbeitet hatten. In experimentellen, ergebnisoffenen Arbeiten konnten sie sich in einem kleinen Rahmen gemeinsam ausprobieren. Die miKrO-Ausstellung zeigt Teile ihrer Arbeiten und lädt zum informellen Gespräch mit den anwesenden Künstler*innen ein.
     
    Dauer: 17-18H
     
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    SA 21.10 // 17H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    MIKROPROJEKTE 2017
    ausstellung und gespräch mit den sieben projekten, die durch den bezirk mitte gefördert wurden, stellen sich vor

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    FROM THE PAMIR MOUNTAINS TO THE ALTAI

    Fri 20.10 19:00 // PRESENTATION // ACUD STUDIO
    FROM THE PAMIR MOUNTAINS TO THE ALTAI

    From spring 2016 onwards Tanding spent 120 days following the Yarkant and the Tarim river down from the Pamir mountains into the northern steppes recording the traditional music of the Uyghurs, Tatars, Salar, Hui, Uzbek, Kazakh, Mongol, Daur and Kirgiz in Xinjiang.
     
    From the Tajik eagle dance performed with eagle bone flutes to the Uyghur Muqam – classical melodies which are accompanied by lyrics and poetry originally collected in the 16th century by the princess Amani Shahan – the music reflects the different historical influences from India, Iran, China and Greece which came along the Silk road to this crossing point of cultures. Further North the mind enlarging Kazakh and Mongolic music mirrors the vastness of the Steppes.
     
    Tanding recorded 175 different musical groups and performers she encountered in the villages and cities along this part of the Silk road and presents a selection of these recordings, videos and photographies from her journeys.
     
    Shi Tanding was born 1976 in Ily in Xinjiang province and founded together with Laurent Jeanneau in 2006 the Kink Gong label, publishing mostly recordings from Cambodia, Vietnam and Lhaos.
     
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    FR 20.10 // 19H // 5 €
    ACUD STUDIO // PRESENTATION
    FROM THE PAMIR MOUNTAINS TO THE ALTAI
    music from the silk road recorded and presented by shi tanding
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    DEAD LADIES SHOW: MAY AYIM // ANNA FISCHER-DÜCKELMANN // THEDA BARA

    Tue 26.09 19:30 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // ACUD STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW: MAY AYIM // ANNA FISCHER-DÜCKELMANN // THEDA BARA

    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two months, the show hosts three passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, their turbulent lives, and deathless legacies.
     
    Our 13th event showcases three such extraordinary ladies who pushed the boundaries of their times: a poet and Afro-German activist, a pioneering doctor who took a liberal view of female sexuality, and a silent movie star who wowed crowds in a lavish 1917 version of Cleopatra, now lost for all eternity. Our presenters are the award-winning German writer DAVID WAGNER, Dublin/Berlin-based columnist ALIX BERBER, and your beloved co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE. And of course our master of ceremonies, FLORIAN DUIJSENS, will ensure the evenings entertainment runs smoothly. So put on your glad rags and raise a glass with us in the ACUD STUDIO on 26 September, 8pm.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German. €5 or €3 reduced entry. Now generously supported by the Berliner Senat. Doors open 7:30 come on time to get a good seat!
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Launching our year of dead Berliners is MAY AYIM, who made our fine city her home in 1984. She was a founding member of the Initiative of Black People in Germany a year later, and published the groundbreaking book Showing Our Colors: Afro-German Women Speak Out soon afterwards. Ayim trained as a speech therapist and taught at university level, but shes remembered for her work on Afro-German history and her unmasking of racism and for her moving poetry which explores her own memory and identity and those of others.
     
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    ANNA FISCHER-DÜCKELMANN was one of the first women to study medicine, running a clinic for women and children in Dresden for many years. She wrote books on reforming womens clothing, womens sexuality, and gynecology, plus a popular illustrated guide to medicine for women. Keeping her maiden name after marriage, Fischer-Dückelmann championed both natural remedies and womens rights. Womens equality, she wrote, is the key to a new heavenly realm of love.
     
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    The silent movie actress THEDA BARA rose to become Fox Studios biggest star prior to the 1920s, often cast as a vamp. Yet she also played Shakespearean roles like Juliet and Cleopatra. In pre-code Hollywood, she was known for her skimpy costumes and early sex-symbol status. Criticized for her dark roles from gang moll to Princess Zara of the South Seas she responded: “I will continue doing vampires as long as people sin.” Although she made more than 40 silent films, very few of them have survived.
     
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    DI 26.9 // 19H30 // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW:
    MAY AYIM // ANNA FISCHER-DÜCKELMANN // THEDA BARA
    celebrating women who achieved amazing things against all odds
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    NINA HYNES RELEASE

    Fri 22.09 20:00 // CONCERT, RELEASE // ACUD STUDIO
    NINA HYNES RELEASE

    The brilliant songwriter and melody maker Nina Hynes from Dublin will play a solo show of mostly new material with friends as special musical guests
     
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    ABOUT
     
    NINA HYNES
    … has released 4 albums(Creation: 1999, Staros: 2002, Really Really Do: 2007 Goldmine: 2013) and various EPs. She is also a member of art-music collaborations A=Apple, Sending Letters to the Sea and A Generous Act. In July 2017, she has finished the soundtrack to ‘GLUE’, a feature film by artists Oisin Byrne and Gary Farrelly. Release TBC.
     
    At an early age, she toured with experimental composer Hector Zazou and collaborator Harold Budd. Nina has written songs for all her own releases as well as for other singers and projects including Jane Birkin and Melanie Gabriel on Strong Currents by Hector Zazou(2003).
     
    She has toured in America and Europe and has played many supports including Roxy Music, Terry Callier, Smog, Stereolab, Cat Power, Julee Cruise, David Gray, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice. In 2013, Nina launched the crowdfunded album Goldmine on her bandcamp page www.dancingsuns.bandcamp.com with limited release vinyl she sells at shows.
     
    In recent years, Nina has performed with many choirs including children and adults. She plays solo concerts every so often. She teaches music to kids. Nina has taken part in Art exhibitions with photographic images, sonic installations and soundtrack work.
     
    Nina has a 2 year diploma in sound engineering and music technology. She lives in Berlin with her Dancing Suns/Sending Letters to the Sea collaborator Fabien Leseure and their two children. // More Info

     
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    FR 22.9 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD STUDIO // RELEASE
    NINA HYNES
    the brilliant songwriter and melody maker from dublin will play a solo show of mostly new material with friends as special musical guests
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    KINGDOM OF FROGS - GEORGIAN VIDEO ART

    Thu 21.09 20:30 // SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    KINGDOM OF FROGS – GEORGIAN VIDEO ART

    Is Georgia’s capital Tbilisi a chessboard for the hidden elites or a kingdom of frogs? With an ironic symbolism, a very own humour, and some bitter seriousness, video artists from Georgia can tell you a lot about their country. Aleksi Soselia, Ana Chaduneli and Dilla are participants of Georgian Video Art, an exhibition and an open archive for contemporary video art from the country. The three artists will present a selection of own and other works from that ongoing video collection which are rarely shown outside Georgia. Afterwards there’ll be drinks and some sound impressions of hyper modernism and neo traditionalism.
     
    With works by Ana Chaduneli, Dilla, Mamuka Japharidze, Gegi Khaburzania, Aleksi Soselia, Wato Tsereteli a.o.
    In conversation with Sophie Jung
     
    Presented by Berlin Art Prize and CCA Tbilisi
     
    Language: English
     
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    DO 21.9 // 20H30 // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    BERLIN ART PRIZE PRESENTS
    KINGDOM OF FROGS
    video art from georgia selected and introduced by filmmaker aleksi solasia
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL

    Tue 19.09 19:30 // SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL

    Free jazz is frenetic, hypnotic, disorienting. At its very inception in the 1960s, it was a rallying cry for self-actualization and emancipation, not just from traditional cultural values and aesthetics, but from a repressive, racist and sexist social hierarchy. Although most closely associated with the burgeoning Afrocentric and Afrofuturist cultural arms of the US civil rights movement, the radical sounds and attitudes of the so-called New Thing would come to resonate far beyond its original context.
     
    In this installment of Sounding Images, New York Eye and Ear Control by Canadian film-maker Michael Snow will be screened in 16mm original, with an introduction by Zoë Harris, looking at avant-garde jazz in the 1960s and 70s and its representation in film, with special interest in the use of improvisation and deconstruction as radical formal and political operations in audio and/or visual practice.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    “New York Eye and Ear Control is ‘about’ what this is about. It was very carefully, I might say, (to get your sympathy) painfully composed. This could be
    as arbitrary
    as something
    found or bought
    or something
    done while high or done by someone else.” (Michael Snow)
     
    Michael Snow is a Canadian filmmaker, artist, and musician, considered one of the pioneers of North American experimental cinema and structuralist film in the 1960s. He is perhaps most celebrated for his works Wavelength (1967) and La région centrale (1971). But Snow’s commitment to an expanded artistic practice is best illustrated by New York Eye and Ear Control (1964), a film featuring a two-dimensional cutout feminine silhouette navigating “real” 3-D environments. Its soundtrack widely considered to be one of the seminal free jazz recordings. Snow had been active in the avant-garde jazz scene, primarily as a pianist, and the ensemble he initiated for the film is a veritable who’s who of luminaries: Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Sunny Murray, Gary Peacock, Roswell Rudd, and John Tchicai. Even the “Walking Woman” figure featured on film is based on the likeness of another friend, jazz pianist Carla Bley.
     
    New York Eye and Ear Control
    1964, 34 min, 16 mm
     
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    ZOË HARRIS
    … (b. 1991, New York) is a Berlin-based freelance writer, editor, and archivist.
     
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    The series SOUNDING IMAGES focuses on different approaches to documenting and visualizing musical performances, scenes and movements as well as close collaborations between filmmakers and composers, including soundtracks. The aim of it is to open up a wide range of perspectives on the interrelation of music, experimental filmmaking, and video art, including issues regarding race, class, sexuality and gender. Invited guests will discuss selected works and a short introduction to each screening will provide background information, sometimes a Q&A will follow.
 
SOUNDING IMAGES is organized by Fiona McGovern. // Homepage
     
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    Foto: Courtesy of Michael Snow and LUX, London.
     
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    DI 19.9 // 19H30 // 4-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #9: EYE AND EAR CONTROL
    free jazz on film with zoë harris
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    ONE STONE DROPS INTO TWO PONDS – THEY WERE ON THE VERGE OF A KIND OF CHANGE

    Thu 14.09 19:00 // OPENING // ACUD STUDIO
    ONE STONE DROPS INTO TWO PONDS – THEY WERE ON THE VERGE OF A KIND OF CHANGE

    With Amanda Elena Conrad, Beate Kaulitz, Romina Sylvia Achatz, Ramona Cidej, Anna Gien, Cristina Nyffeler, The Hum
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Space-directed entities run against each other, superimposing one over another, yet vary inescapably. Sculptural elements, images, sound and body form syndicates in unstable constellations. Texts and textiles circulating. Swooshing. A glance drifts by, and then slips away. Levels shift. I feel you, they say in their mind, and yet they mean the floor. Light falls uncertainly on this terrain.
     
    The studio is under suspicion of isolating the self from an outside – as well as being a place of common cause. In a fragile community, artists explore the Acud studio as an open field of an Unfinished. In ever-changing situations, the formats of installation, performance and lecture interfere with one another and they question their own contours. Corporeal phenomena disrupt boundary lines, test potentials of the transient and unravel the actuality of perceptual limits. Their unconditional cohesion is confidence in the certainty of instability. Together for themselves it is about nothing less than reality or – the impossibility of this. Not one but many.
     
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    Opening: Thursday 14 September 7 – 11 pm
    Fr, 15 to Sun 17 September, 1 pm to 11 pm, continuous performances
    Information, dates: https://onestonedrops.tumblr.com
    Closing: Sunday 17 September 6 pm with The Hum
     
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    Amanda Elena Conrad is a visual artists. The city scape and its inhabitants are often the sujet of her work. In her current research she has gathered traces and occurrences of instability. She is merging subtle and intimate portraits with the physical remnants of actions. Her work manifests itself as constellations of sculptural elements, video – and sound.
     
    Beate Kaulitz is dancer, builder and spiritual rationalist. The body as the place of hyper-relationality, transformation and battlefield of action is conducting her interest in the extension of human identity through the engagement with other, non-human bodies. She is a member of the research- and performance collective Under Construction based in Salzburg and initiator of Blue Fields of Red.
     
    Romina Sylvia Achatz is an author and performer. Her main interest is The Politics of the body. She recently returned from Tokyo, where she researched on The thought of the Outside in the dance of Ko Murobushi. On site she will give lectures and discuss the concept of The Outside with the audience.
     
    Ramona Cidej thinks in the areas of political philosophy, language philosophy and aesthetics, and is the author of lyrical texts. She is currently working on speech act theories, materialization processes, and resistance of bodies. In the studio, she will deal with the ‚Un’-saturated and the intervals of the ’In/Between’. How to feed the space, how will the space be fed?
     
    The author Anna Gien and the stage designer Cristina Nyffeler accompanied the development process. Christin Bolte is responsible for the conceptual framework. Special thanks to Mieke Bohl of Acud-Studio.
     
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    Raumgeleitete Anwesenheiten laufen gegeneinander, überlagern sich und variieren. Skulpturale Elemente, Bilder, Sound und Körper bilden Syndikate in instabilen Konstellationen. Texte und Textilien zirkulieren, rauschend. Ebenen verschieben sich. I feel you, denken sie sich und meinen den Boden. Licht fällt verunsichert auf dieses Terrain.
     
    In einer fragilen Gemeinschaftlichkeit erforschen Künstlerinnen das Acud Studio als das offene Feld eines stets Unfertigen. In kontinuierlich neu formierenden Situationen verschränken sich die Formate Installation, Performance und Lecture und befragen ihre eigene Kontur. Körperbezogene Erscheinungsformen stören Grenzlinien, testen Überschreitungspotentiale und beleuchten den gegenwärtigen Status menschlicher Wahrnehmungsgrenzen. Ihr Zusammenhalt ist das Zutrauen in die Gewissheit des Instabilen. Gemeinsam für sich, geht es um nichts weniger als die Wirklichkeit – oder die Unmöglichkeit dieser. Not one but many.
     
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    Amanda Elena Conrad ist Bildende Künstlerin. Die urbane Raum und seine Bewohner sind Mittelpunkt ihrer Arbeit. Gegenwärtig sammelt sie Spuren und Vorkommnisse des Instabilen. Sie verschmilzt subtile und intime Porträts mit materiellen Überbleibseln alltäglicher Handlungen. Ihr Werk manifestiert sich als Konstellationen von skulpturalen Elementen, Video und Sound.
     
    Beate Kaulitz ist Tänzerin, Handwerkerin und spirituelle Rationalistin. Der Körper als Ort der Hyperrelationalität, Transformation und Austragungsstelle aller Handlungen leitet ihr Interesse an der Erweiterung menschlicher Identität durch die Auseinandersetzung mit anderen, nicht-menschlichen Körpern. Sie ist Mitglied des Forschungs- und Performancekollektivs Under Construction in Salzburg und Initiatorin von Blue Fields of Red.
     
    Romina Sylvia Achatz ist Autorin und Performerin. Ihr Hauptinteresse gilt der Politik des Körpers. Sie ist vor kurzem aus Tokio zurückgekehrt, wo sie über The thought of the Outside in the dance of Ko Murobushi forschte. Vor Ort wird sie Lectures halten und mit dem Publikum das Konzept von The Outside diskutieren.
     
    Ramona Cidej denkt in Gebieten der politischen Philosophie, Sprachphilosophie und Ästhetik und ist Verfasserin von lyrischen Textfragmenten. Aktuell arbeitet sie zu Sprechakttheorien, Materialisierungsprozessen und Widerständigkeit/en von Körpern. Vor Ort wird sie sich mit dem ‚Un‘-gesättigten und den Intervallen des Da/Zwischen beschäftigen. How to feed the space, how will the space be fed?
     
    Die Autorin Anna Gien und die Bühnenbildnerin Cristina Nyffeler haben den Entstehungsprozess mit begleitet. Christin Bolte verantwortet die konzeptuelle Rahmung. Mit herzlichen Dank an Mieke Bohl vom Acud-Studio.
     
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    DO 14.9. // 19-23H
    ACUD STUDIO // OPENING
    ONE STONE DROPS INTO TWO PONDS – THEY WERE ON THE VERGE OF A KIND OF CHANGE
    AMANDA ELENA CONRAD // BEATE KAULITZ // ROMINA SYLVIA ACHATZ // RAMONA CIDEJ // ANNA GIEN // CHRISTINA NYFFELER // THE HUM
    opening hours: FR 15.9. – SO 17.9, 13–23H
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    LIVIA RITA

    Fri 08.09 21:00 // CONCERT, PERFORMANCE // ACUD STUDIO
    LIVIA RITA

    Livia Rita & artists present the avant-garde concert of her forthcoming debut album “Rewild”
     
     
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    ABOUT
     
    LIVIA RITA
    … has developed her own eclectic musical style together with composer and producer Tom McLuckie drawing on a wide range of influences and genres spanning electronic, pop, experimental, classical and new wave styles. She subverts the listeners with each song, as wild, brutal textures meet vulnerable, otherworldly melodies in adventurous and emotional ways.
     
    Livia Rita explores more avant-garde ways of performing her synthesiser drenched music through a strong visual identity; formed of bespoke costumes, theatrical staging and stylised movement created by herself; realised by dancers. Together, it collides into a 4D explosion of art; a surreal live music video that straddles fantasy and reality, capable of intoxicating audiences with the exploration of love, freedom, dreams and progressive thinking. The audience is lured into Livias mind, and is taken on a journey to gain ownership over the future. This work was developed at the Barbican in London and in Switzerland. // FacebookInstagram
     

     
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    FR 8.9 // 21H // 6-8€
    ACUD STUDIO // CONCERT+LIVE ART PERFORMANCE
    LIVIA RITA + ARTISTS
    present the avant-garde concert of her forthcoming debut album “Rewild”
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    BAR GELD

    Thu 24.08 20:00 // INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE // ACUD STUDIO
    BAR GELD

    An immersive experience about the end of money
     
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    It’s 2037. We are celebrating the 15-year-anniversary of the day the Universal Standard Rations got introduced. Money was abandoned after a global Flash crash of 2022 liberated us of all of our debts and as the Automatization-of-everything became ubiquitous.
     
    Bar Geld is the only place in Berlin where you can still use real money, like back in the good ol’ days. A meeting point and a safe space for all enthusiasts of monetary transactions, high risk investments, prediction markets, gambling, and in the centre of it, an opportunity to mine Geldcoin© with the only resource that can never be taken away from humans – our breath.
     
    To get your secret set of instructions to the speakeasy, grab your ticket (€6) on eventbrite (http://bit.ly/2v71NH4). Limited tickets at the door.
     
    Once you’re at the venue, ask for the doctor’s office.
     
    Join us for Bar Geld, an immersive experience, party, and collaborative show of the students of Designing Hypotheticals at the School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe, which for over three years has been exploring the interactions between machines and humans through art, technology, and creativity.
     
    Let the magic spark, dress up like it’s 2037, and dive into a possible future we might be heading towards.
     
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    MI 24.8 // 20-24H // 6€
    ACUD STUDIO // INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE
    BAR GELD
    an immersive experience about the end of money
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    BOOKS ON BOOKS RELEASE

    Sun 20.08 17:00 // WORKSHOP, RELEASE // ACUD STUDIO
    BOOKS ON BOOKS RELEASE

    COLORAMA invites you to:
    BOOKS ON BOOKS
    one week about publishing as an artistic practic.
     
    DO 17.8 // 18H // SALON
    SO 20.8 // 17H // RELEASE

     
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    ABOUT
     
    5 design-teams
    5 private collections
    5 books on books
     
    1 week, 5 design teams, 5 private collections -> 5 books on books.
    For one week, ten book-artists team up to create five books, one of each dedicated to a private collection: prose, literature, zines, vinyl… they zoom in on those curated or unintended assemblages of knowledge that exists outside of institutional settings. Join us for the release evening with drinks, a little dance and books on books!
     
    Participants:
    Flemming Ove Bech + Tea Palmelund
    Knock Knock Books
    Lieven Lahaye + Ott Metusala
    Gloria Glitzer
    Richard Rocholl + Jolanda Todt
     
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    SO 20.8 // 17H
    ACUD GALLERY // RELEASE
    COLORAMA: BOOKS ON BOOKS RELEASE
    … join in for the release evening with drinks, a little dance and books on books!
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