SO 6.5.18

Sunday Matinée About Variations On Time

Studio 11h Talk & Performance

Artist Talk with Susanne M. Winterling and Pauline Doutreluingne
Screening: The Sun Ra Repatriation Project by Kapwani Kiwanga
Performance: Cloud Chamber by Emilija Škarnulytė
The talk will focus on a recent work of Susanne Winterling entitled Speculation: Desert Maps and Prototypes of Science Fictional Presences, which takes off from the two interlinked futurist descriptions of anthropogenic impact on the planet: the desert planet and the drowned world.
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.
Film: The Sun Ra Repatriation Project (2009) by Kapwani Kiwanga (45min)
The Sun Ra Repatriation Project was initiated in 2008 and fashions a system of interplanetary communication to ensure Sun Ra’s return home. This video documents the project’s activities. Kiwanga travels to the US and France to meet experts and scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Observatoire de Paris in order for them to help her with formulating the astronomical aspects of the project. She asks the French police to create a composite portrait of Sun Ra from testimonies of those who knew him. The sketch is sent into deep space in 2009. Kiwanga then arranges that a radio telescope in California observes Saturn for any possible extraterrestrial radio transmissions from Sun Ra.
Kapwani 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.
The performance Cloud Chamber by Emilija Škarnulytė explores questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to the geological un-grounding processes, invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep time. It is a fictional visual meditation about contemporary science and across 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.
Emilija Škarnulytė´s work consists of a series of politically active visions, in which she investigates reality with a political and poetic approach. Škarnulytė was educated at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Milan) and Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. She is a founder of Polar FilmLab in Tromsø (Norway).
Curated by Karma Ltd Extended
Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe#
SO 6.5 // 11-14H // FREE

a talk will about futurist descriptions of the anthropogenic impact on the planet: the desert planet and the drowned world
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