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    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER X SOUNDING IMAGES: CAROLINE

    Wed 05.07 19:00 // PERFORMANCE // STUDIO
    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER X SOUNDING IMAGES: CAROLINE

    SOUNDING IMAGES turns one!
     
    To celebrate this occasion we join the ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER, and invite you to an evening with CAROLINE.
     
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    CAROLINE
    … consists of the artists Sandra Mujinga and Linda Spjut. Mujinga and Spjutare both based in Berlin and Sweden, and have collaborated on improvised live-sets since their exhibition MAKE ME LIKE YOU in 2013. They have previously performed as KAH BEE at the performance festival Phenomenal in Reykjavik, and warmed up for Inga Copeland as ANNA on Inkonst, Malmö. // Linda SpjutSandra Mujinga
     

     
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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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    BACKYARD SUMMER
    Every Wednesday throughout the summer, we invite you to our backyard to cool down with music, food, drinks and friends. Summer sounds from DJ’s and performances in the courtyard, plus live sets in the club, a special summer drinks menu and soul food from Glory Box Spicy Soulfood.
     
    Spend the early evening hours and welcome the best part of the week with us!
     
    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER 2017
     
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    MI 5.7 // 19H // 4-6€
    ACUD COURTYARD // PERFORMANCE
    ACUD BACKYARD SUMMER X SOUNDING IMAGES: CAROLINE
    by sandra mujinga and linda spjut
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    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Fri 16.06 20:00 // SCREENING, TALK, BOOK LAUNCH // STUDIO
    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY

    Two new publications on photography from African perspectives will be launched in June 2017: an online interview project developed over the last few years with 17 photographers from Bamako and Dakar, as well as a special edition Platform Africa, profiling photographers, biennales, art spaces, and educational workshops, presented by Contemporary And (C&) in collaboration with Aperture magazine.
     
    Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet from the Photography and Orality project and Aïcha Diallo, associate editor of C& will discuss their publications reflecting the diverse conversations on African photography over the last 20 years. The talk will lead to a broader discussion about the narratives, dialogues, and polyphonic presences of African photography and image-making today.
     
    Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images) will complement the evening by giving an insight into their latest research on African music video. Playing with Afrofuturism, hyper-digital aesthetics, and allusions to African traditions the videos enter the global stage with a self-confident yet ironic attitude.
     
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    // PUBLICATION LAUNCH
    1. Photography and Orality. Dialogues in Bamako, Dakar, and elsewhere //
    Preview // Funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Programm TURN
    2. Special edition Platform Africa // More Info
     
    // TALK
    with Aïcha Diallo (C&), Bärbel Küster and Clara Pacquet (Photography and Orality project) // C&Clara Pacquet
     
    // SCREENING
    African music videos with Cornelia and Holger Lund (fluctuating images) // Homepage
     
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    FR 16.6 // 20H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // LAUNCH+TALK+SCREENING
    fluctuating images presents
    PRODUCING NARRATIVES ABOUT AFRICAN PHOTOGRAPHY
    reflecting the diverse conversations on african photography
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    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT

    Wed 31.05 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // STUDIO
    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT

    MI 31.5 // 22H // TBA
    ACUD STUDIO // CLUB NIGHT
    HAUNTER RECORDS NIGHT
    a night featuring artists from milan’s haunter records as an afterparty for the concert at zionskirche featuring with petit singe, heith + red army fracture

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    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12

    Tue 30.05 19:30 // PERFORMANCE, LECTURE // STUDIO
    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12

    It’s our 12th Dead Ladies Show, and we proudly present three very different 20th-century women, all of whom made waves doing things they weren’t supposed to do: a multiple medal-winning runner, a Hollywood writer, and a gun-toting suffragette and socialist – brought to you by translator and adventurer SARAH FISHER, writer and dramaturge ANTONIA ROELLER, and your beloved co-host KATY DERBYSHIRE.
     
    With FLORIAN DUIJSENS to keep the show on track, you can look forward to a riotously riveting evening. Put on your running shorts, your diamonds, or your sturdiest boots, swing on over to the ACUD Studio, and raise a glass of our special drink to toast these three fine dead ladies.
     
    Presented in a messy mixture of English and German.
     
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    The athlete FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN was 30 years old and had two kids when she won four gold medals at the 1948 London Olympics. The mayor of Amsterdam kindly presented her with a bicycle on her return. She held 58 Dutch titles and set or tied 12 world records during her athletic career – all while putting up with patronizing nicknames like “the flying housewife” and “the flying Dutchmam”. Treasuring her Jesse Owens autograph, which she got when she competed in the Berlin Olympics at the age of 18, she lived to the ripe age of 85 and was named Female Athlete of the Century in 1999. Fanny Blankers-Koen ran like a woman.
     
    Dubbed “the soubrette of satire”, ANITA LOOS wrote hundreds of film scripts with names like A Temperamental Wife, A Virtuous Vamp, A Perfect Woman, Polly of the Follies, and Biography of a Bachelor Girl. Plus of course her most famous book, the short story collection Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and a decent handful of memoirs, novels, and non-fiction. She hung out in Paris, New York, and Hollywood with writers, actresses, and chorus girls, put up with and then divorced a hypochondriac husband, and worked incredibly hard to become one of America’s most feted screenwriters.
     
    CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ was an Irish revolutionary, suffragette, and socialist, and the first woman elected to the British parliament (although she never attended). From a landowning background, she became a landscape painter and socialized with Dublin’s intellectuals before joining Sinn Féin and the Daughters of Ireland, attending her first meeting in a ball-gown and tiara. Later, though, she advised women to “dress suitably in short skirts and strong boots, leave your jewels in the bank and buy a revolver.” Markievicz fought in the 1916 Easter Rising, narrowly escaping a death sentence, and became the first woman cabinet minister in the Irish Republic.
     
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    DI 30.5 // 19H30 // 3-5€
    ACUD STUDIO // LECTURE PERFORMANCE
    DEAD LADIES SHOW #12:
    FANNY BLANKERS-KOEN // ANITA LOOS // CONSTANCE MARKIEVICZ
    celebrating three fabulous dead women
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    KAPSEL: DAS INSEKTENNEST

    Sat 27.05 19:30 // SYMPOSIUM // STUDIO
    KAPSEL: DAS INSEKTENNEST

    Am 27.5 wird das ACUD Studio zu einem riesigen Insektennest. Wir feiern den Release der ersten Ausgabe von KAPSEL, einem Magazin, das Science-Fiction aus China gewidmet ist.
     
    In jeder Ausgabe von Kapsel findet sich eine Kurzgeschichte, die nie zuvor in Deutschland veröffentlicht wurde. Bei der ersten Geschichte handelt es sich um die düstere Zukunftsvision „虫巢“, (dt.: „Das Insektennest“) von der Autorin Chi Hui aus Chengdu. Seit Tausenden von Jahren leben die friedvollen Tanla auf dem Planeten Tantatula, in dessen Tiefen geheimnisvolle Dinge vor sich gehen. Doch die Menschen wollen den Planeten zu einem Knotenpunkt für den interstellaren Raumverkehr umfunktionieren. Als der Sohn eines hohen Beamten verschwindet, droht der Konflikt zwischen Menschen und Tanla zu eskalieren.
     
    Die Geschichte von Chi Hui bildet den Ausgangspunkt des Mini-Symposiums im ACUD Studio. Nicht nur wird „虫巢“ auf verschiedene Weise erlebbar gemacht, in drei Beiträgen wird das in dem Magazin begonnene Gespräch über die Erzählung fortgesetzt: Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker stellt die zeitgenössischen Science-Fiction-Szene Chinas vor; Léo Favier untersucht in seinem Film „Après le volcan“ die Beziehung zwischen Mensch und Natur; Lief Hall geht der Frage nach, wie sich Technologie auf die menschliche Identität auswirkt.
     
    PROGRAMM
     
    TEIL I
     
    AB 19H30
    Installation „Das Insektennest“ (Sprache: chin.)
    Recording: Yiwen Gao und Jilong Zhu lesen aus „虫巢“, dazu: Licht und Nebel
     
    20H
    Vortrag „Zwischen Lichtblick und Untergang“ von Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker (Sprache: dt.)
    In China erfreut sich SF größerer Beliebtheit denn je. Die Sinologin gibt einen Einblick in sozialpolitische Diskurse in der gegenwärtigen chinesischen SF.
     
    21H
    Projection „Après le volcan“ von Léo Favier mit anschließendem Gespräch (Sprache: frz./engl.)
    Nach einem Vulkanausbruch werden in einem Dorf in Frankreich Ferien für immer ausgerufen, die Bewohner*innen ziehen in den Wald.
     
    22H
    Lecture “Un/Seen: The Minor Gestures of Virtual Bodies” von Lief Hall (Sprache: engl.)
    The new lecture by the Canadian artist explores self as a multiplicity acting at the intersections of physical and virtual being, actively shaping and being shaped by technology.
     
    Moderation: Peter Dietze
     
    TEIL II
     
    23H
    Launch Kapsel mit Soundtrack von Chez Mieke, Leselounge und Hummus
     
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    ÜBER
     
    CHI HUI
    … ist die einzige freischaffende Science-Fiction-Autorin ihrer Generation. Bei ihren dystopischen Geschichten handelt es sich um spontane Zusammensetzungen aus Versatzstücken, denen es nicht an Originalität mangelt. Bis jetzt hat sie fünf Romane und unzählige Kurzgeschichten veröffentlicht, die erste in Chinas größter Science-Fiction-Zeitschrift „科幻世界“ (dt.: „Science-Fiction World“). 2008 wurde „Das Insektennest“ für den chinesischen Galaxy-Award nominiert. 2015 erhielt die Autorin bei den Chinese Nebula Awards den Silver Award.
     
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    LIEF HALL
    … is an artist and musician living in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and was previously one half of the electronic music duo MYTHS who toured with Grimes in 2012. Hall’s solo music integrates elements noise, improvisation and extended voice to create her own unique vision of dark electronic pop. Lief Hall’s new lecture “Un/Seen: Performing the Invisible” explores self as a multiplicity acting at the intersections of physical and virtual being, actively shaping and being shaped by technology. The lecture draws upon techniques of embodied research to understand the self not only as a conceptualized, mediatized or abstract entity, but also as a physical and material being existing at the intersection of conscious and unconscious worlds. // SoundcloudVimeo

     
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    LÉO FAVIER
    … makes books and films halfway between graphic design, objectivist poetry and experimental movies. Using various storytelling strategies, his work evolves around documentary and fiction with the use of preexisting material like archives, interviews, diaries, and found footage. The Aspen Festival Jury once said about „Après le volcan“: „This innovative comedy uses retro home videos and comic narration to reimagine the ordinary world we thought we knew into one of magic surrealism.“ // Homepage – Trailer
     
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    FREDERIKE SCHNEIDER-VIELSÄCKER
    … schreibt an ihrer Doktorarbeit zum Thema Science-Fiction-Literatur im gegenwärtigen China und ist seit August 2014 als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Ostasiatischen Seminar der Freien Universität Berlin tätig. Durch ihr Studium in Bonn (BA Asienwissenschaften, 2006–2009) und Berlin (MA Chinastudien, 2011–2014) sowie ihre Aufenthalte in Shanghai und Beijing konnte sie ein tiefes Verständnis für die faszinierende Kultur und Gesellschaft Chinas entwickeln. Neben der Erforschung chinesischer Zukunftsvisionen in der SF-Literatur interessiert die Sinologin sich außerdem für feministische Diskurse zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts und gegenwärtige Genderfragen. // Profil
     
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    CHEZ MIEKE
    Beads of bass flow into the innermost echo chamber of the solar plexus. Spectral melodies undulate back and forth between sturnian children’s choir and glass bead zither games. Sun Ra sits next to Alice Coltrane at the interplanetary organ harp. Gonjasufi shares a hypnagogic tea with a flying lotus. Beth Gibbons, Mark Hollis and Vini Reilly huddle under a shogaze blanket, slurping codeine sirup while floating down the milky way on a bamboo flute raft. Chez Mieke takes them all by the hand and dances with them paradiseward in a tail of stars. // Soundcloud
     
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    PETER DIETZE
    … (*1987 in Dresden) studierte Geschichte und Literaturwissenschaft in Erfurt, Frankfurt/Oder, Ústí nad Labem und Berlin. Lebt und arbeitet als Hörbuchverkäufer und freier Literaturveranstalter in Berlin. Mitherausgeber der Randnummer Literaturhefte und der deutsch-tschechisch-slowakischen Anthologie displej.eu. // RandnummerDisplej
     
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    KAPSEL
    … ist Science-Fiction aus China gewidmet. In jeder Ausgabe wird eine Kurzgeschichte präsentiert, die nie zuvor in Deutschland veröffentlicht wurde. Zugleich wird in dem Heft ein Gespräch über Zukunft, China und Literatur begonnen. Die Geschichte der ersten Ausgabe trägt den Titel „虫巢“ (dt.: „Das Insektennest“) und wurde von der Autorin Chi Hui aus Chengdu geschrieben. Dazu gibt es Texte, Illustrationen und Musik von Zhongluo, Frederike Schneider-Vielsäcker, Tiziana Jill Beck, Nick Liefhebber, Zebu, Studio Pong, Julia Krusch, Gaspar Weulersse, Léo Favier, Jamie Jonathan Ball, Dietrich Dubro und Mieke Bohl.
     
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    Artwork MARIUS WENKER
     
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    Konzept LUKAS DUBRO
     
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    SA 27.5 // 19H30 // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // SYMPOSIUM+MAGAZINE LAUNCH
    KAPSEL: DAS INSEKTENNEST
    CHI HUI // LIEF HALL // LÉO FAVIER // FREDERIKE SCHNEIDER-VIELSÄCKER // CHEZ MIEKE
    exploring visions of the future from china and beyond
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    THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE: DJ XTOF // DJJ

    Fri 26.05 21:00 // CLUB NIGHT // STUDIO
    THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE: DJ XTOF // DJJ

    Bouncy bass-lines & beats from Kingston, the Bronx, Funkytown, Lagos, Xberg and (especially) beyond.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    DJ XTOF
    DJJ
     
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    FR 26.5 // 21H // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // PARTY
    THE FRIENDLY BOUNCE:
    DJ XTOF // DJJ
    bouncy bass-lines & beats from kingston, the bronx, funkytown, lagos, xberg and (especially) beyond
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    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE

    Tue 23.05 19:30 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE

    Cut-ups, analog tape loops, celluloid and fire. W.S. Burroughs and Kurt Kren. Performance art and direct animation. These are all part of the experimental films of Marian Wallace.
     
    In the 1970s, before todays global Noise-Music bands and festivals, a few avant-garde artists and groups began using the cut-up, sampling, subliminals, noise, musique concrète, films and video and more to provide immersive Black Humor concert experiences; documented in RE/Searchs Industrial Culture Handbook. Marian Wallaces Artists of the Industrial Scene starts with an introduction by V. Vale and includes interviews with Mark Pauline (SRL), Johanna Went (Performance Artist), Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV), Jerry Casale (DEVO) and other ground-breaking punk/industrial/performance musicians and artists. This short-feature (51 min) is surrounded by experimental films from then and now, which utilize physical celluloid-altering, unorthodox analog audio techniques, offbeat narrative, and documentation of interesting and unique events and places.
     
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    PROGRAMM
     
    Marian Wallace and V. Vale (founder of Search & Destroy and RE/Search) will appear in person for a Q&A at the end of the program.
     
    RE/Search books and zines will be on sale on the night.
     
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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.
     
    The series is organized by Fiona McGovern.
     
    More Info
     
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    DI 23.5 // 19H30 // 3-6€
    ACUD STUDIO // SCREENING
    SOUNDING IMAGES #8: INDUSTRIAL MUSIC AND EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM SAN FRANCISCO BY MARIAN WALLACE
    a screening series dedicated to the interrelation of sound and moving images
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    FRACTO – A WEEKEND OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM SCREENINGS

    Sat 20.05 19:00 // SCREENING // STUDIO
    FRACTO – A WEEKEND OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM SCREENINGS

    FRACTO 2017 is the first edition of a new annual Experimental and Artist’s Film Festival which will be held on May 20st/21th at ACUD Cinema and Studio.
     
    Out of more than 800 submissions a highly international program of 41 works was selected, including a great number of world, international and german premieres. This year’s special program focuses on the Berlin-based artists Anouk De Clercq, James Edmonds and OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden & Juan David Gonzalez) with screenings, a Live Cinema / Dual 16mm Projector Performance and artist talks, on Saturday, May 20, at 09:30pm. Within 10 curated sections today’s perceptual landscape and the reconfigurations of audiovisual media are examined beyond mere categories of newness and obsolescence, documentary, fictional, poetic, latent or evident imagery. // More Info
     
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    PROGRAM
     
    SATURDAY MAY 20TH
     
    ACUD CINEMA // More Info
     
    19H
    Opening
     
    19H15
    Program 1 / The Two Sights, Katherin McInnis / End of Perspective, Anton Ginzburg
     
    19H40
    Program 2 / Summer Echo, Brian Virostek / ¡PíFIES!, Ignacio Tamarit / Expo, my dirty attic, Allan Brown / Granular Film – Beirut, Charles-André Coderre
     
    20H20
    Program 3 / Aura of Uncertainty, Ryan Marino / Half Human, Half Vapor, Mike Stoltz / Answer print, Mónica Savirón / River in Castle, Sandy Ding / Out There In The Dark, Gregg Biermann / The Tragic Bulb, Guillaume Vallée / Black, Anouk De Clrercq
     
    ACUD STUDIO – SPECIAL “BERLIN-BASED” // More Info
     
    21H30
    ANOUK DE CLERCQ screenings (Atlas / Thing) + artist talk moderated by Tommaso Isabella (Milan)
    JAMES EDMONDS screenings (Inside Outside / Overland part one)
     
    22H30
    OJOBOCA (Anja Dornieden and Juan David Gonzalez Monroy) Live Cinema / Dual 16mm Projector Performance (Pigs & Stones) + artist talk moderated by Tommaso Isabella
     
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    SUNDAY MAY 21ST
     
    ACUD CINEMA // More Info
     
    19H00
    Program 4 / An Aviation field, Joana Pimenta / Colossal Cave, Graeme Arnfield / STELLA 50.4N1.5E, Elsa Brès
     
    19H55
    Program 5 / Three Enchantments, Jon Lazam / Burning mountains that spew flame, Samuel M. Delgado & Helena Girón / quatic menac, Susu Laroche / Baba Dana Talks To The Wolves, Ralitsa Doncheva
     
    20H45
    Program 6 / Confident, Miguel Seabra Lopes & Karen Akerman / Where is Eva Hipsey?, Orla Mc Hardy / Exclusion Zone, Alexander Isaenko / RECKONING 4, Kent Lambert
     
    21H35
    Program 7 / Monica’s Fetish: An experiment in video-suture, Rodrigo Faustini / Post-Panoptic Gazing, Michael Woods / Screen Test 1 (self-portrait), Scott Fitzpatrick / Scherzo, Fabio Scacchioli & Vincenzo Core / The Garden of Delight, Michael Fleming
     
    22H20
    Program 8 / Ten Mornings Ten Evenings and One Horizon, Tomonari Nishikawa / Everything turns…, Aaron Zeghers /
    Arrábida, Tinne Zenner / Maps to the In-Between, Katya Yakubov
     
    23H05
    Program 9 / A Century Plant in Bloom, Ross Meckfessel / Impulse Fever, Jake Davidson / The seaweed in your hair, Daphné Hérétakis / reflections, departs, Ian Menoyot
     
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    SA 20.5 + SO 21.5 // 19H
    ACUD STUDIO+KINO // SCREENING
    FRACTO
    a weekend of experimental film screenings
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    PLUS1: MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG

    Thu 11.05 19:30 // PANEL // STUDIO
    PLUS1: MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG

    Eine Abendveranstaltung der Kampagne Plus1 mit:
     
    JANA CZIERNOCH [SOS MEDITERRANEE]
    CARSTEN GERICKE [ECCHR – European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights]
    AXEL GRAFMANNS [Sea-Watch]
    ALEXANDER HOF [Jugend Rettet e.V.]
    RAMONA LENZ [medico international]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    Als der US Präsident Donald Trump Anfang März anfing, seine Ankündigungen aus dem Wahlkampf umzusetzen, war die internationale Empörung groß. Zu Recht sorgen seine Pläne, eine 1.600 Kilometer lange Mauer an der Grenze zu Mexiko bauen zu lassen, und einen Einreisestopp für Staatsangehörige aus sieben Ländern mit überwiegend muslimischer Bevölkerung zu verhängen, weltweit für Empörung.
     
    Wenn es um die eigene Mauer geht, nämlich das Mittelmeer, bleibt es in Europa jedoch verdächtig still. Mehr als 180.000 Menschen sind im vergangenen Jahr unter Lebensgefahr über das zentrale Mittelmeer nach Europa geflohen. Die europäische Union versucht, die Flucht und Migration mit allen Mitteln abzuwehren und nimmt dabei den Tod von Tausenden bewusst in Kauf. Ungefähr 4.500 Menschen sind im Jahr 2016 bei ihrer Flucht über das Mittelmeer umgekommen, bereits in den ersten drei Monaten dieses Jahres sind weitere 559 Tote hinzugekommen.
     
    Ohne die Organisationen der zivilen Seenotrettung wären es viele mehr: Rund 46.800 Menschen wurden in dem vergangenen Jahr von NGOs wie SOS Méditerranée, Sea-Watch, Jugend Rettet und Cadus vor dem Ertrinken im Mittelmeer gerettet. Wegen ihres zivilgesellschaftlichen Einsatzes sind sie mit dem Vorwurf konfrontiert, kriminellen Schleppern in die Hände zu arbeiten.
     
    Die tausenden Toten im Mittelmeer, der Flüchtlingsdeal mit der Türkei 2016 und die Zusammenarbeit bei der Flüchtlingsabwehr mit Libyen und anderen afrikanischen Ländern zeugen davon, dass es bei der EU-Flüchtlingspolitik nicht um die Einhaltung der Menschenrechte, und damit der europäischen Werte, sondern um eine Abschottung um jeden Preis geht. Sie ist der gemeinsame Nenner der europäischen Migrationspolitik. Durch illegale Push-Back-Aktionen, unterlassene Hilfeleistungen auf dem Mittelmeer und die Verlagerung der Flüchtlingsabwehr in die Saharastaaten und die Türkei wird diese Abschottung umgesetzt. Sie zeigt sich aber auch an den Hochsicherheitszäunen im Balkan, in Calais und an der türkischen Grenze nach Syrien.
     
    Obwohl diese Fakten nichts Neues sind, bleibt das gesellschaftliche Interesse marginal. Mit der Veranstaltung möchte die Kampagne Plus1 aufzeigen, dass es hier nicht nur um Empathie mit den Opfern von Krieg und Verfolgung geht, sondern auch um die Frage, in was für einer Welt wir leben möchten, und wie eine politische Intervention aussehen kann.
     
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    Mit Vertreter_innen der Hilfsorganisation medico international, der zivilen Seenotrettungsinitiativen Jugend Rettet, Sea-Watch und SOS Méditerranée sowie der Menschenrechtsorganisation European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights werden die Veranstalter_innen über die globalen Ursachen von Flucht und Migration, die Folgen der europäischen Abschottungspolitik, die Herausforderungen der zivilen Seenotrettung und die Möglichkeiten rechtstaatlicher und politischer Intervention sprechen.
     
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    Dank an Matthies & Schnegg für die tolle Unterstützung beim Design!
     
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    DO 11.5 // 19H30 // FREE
    ACUD STUDIO // TALK
    MAUERN. POSITIONEN GEGEN DIE EUROPÄISCHE ABSCHOTTUNG
    die kampagne plus1 spricht über die globalen ursachen von flucht und migration, die folgen der europäischen abschottungspolitik, die herausforderungen der zivilen seenotrettung und die möglichkeiten rechtsstaatlicher und politischer intervention
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    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

    Wed 10.05 21:00 // OPENING, FESTIVAL // STUDIO
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT

    ACUD MACHT NEU invites you in for art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction on the first two nights of the festival. After the opening stampede through the Character Walk exhibitions on Wednesday, hook up with familiar faces, make new friends and get into character to the sounds of Deadbeat, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats. Come early and secure yourself a seat in the second-floor cinema to time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion from previous years, compiled in a special Pictoplasma screening.
     
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    ABOUT
     
    ‘CHARACTER UPLOAD’
     
    The annual Pictoplasma Festival showcases the latest trends in character design and art, and in its 13th edition embraces full immersion. This years focus is on artists and designers exploring the role of character design within the aesthetic conventions of gaming, virtual, and augmented reality, testing the ability of their figurative creations to push genre boundaries and challenge our grasp on the real.The theme Character Upload reflects on an understanding of cultural production in the age of extreme viral circulation and ‘Internet Everywhereonce released, the characters act as autonomous agents, move freely across media and link themselves to other artifacts beyond control.
     
    Babylon am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz hosts a conference and animation film programs, and 12 galleries showcase exhibitions by 17 artists. After the opening stampede through this gallery tour, the festival kicks off on Wednesday, May 10th at 21h with a meet n greet at ACUD MACHT NEU, a steady mix of dub and electronic beats by Deadbeat. Upstairs at ACUD Kino, one can embark on a time travel through the Best of Characters in Motion screening from previous years.
     
    On Thursday night, ACUD hosts character-driven art happenings by all festival artists, a live concert by animation star Sophie Koko Gates music project ‘John Daker,’ a mix of tropical bass music by Daniel Haaksman, plus a screening of animated GIFs curated by the Incredible Short Film Festival.
     
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    MI 10.5 // 21H
    ACUD CLUB+STUDIO+KINO //
    FESTIVAL OPENING
    PICTOPLASMA OPENING PARTY: DEADBEAT
    KINO 21H Best of Characters in Motion 2014-2016 Remastered
    art happenings, performances, animation screenings and lively character interaction
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