Alumni News

Core Desires, Counter Prospects

Quinn Latimer (Faculty Berlin '18) interviews New Mineral Collective's (NMC) for Canadian Art. 'Core Desires, Counter Prospects' digs into their wide-ranging practice which explores landscapes of extraction – looking for a different set of values in the earth’s mineral core. New Mineral Collective, Your Body Is A Mine (still), 2019. Ultra HD video, 6 minutes, 30 seconds. 'We ride cloud cover, and then the ground. Snowfields, airfields, some fluorescent imaging of the interior, some dark…

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Confluence Ecologies

Last fall, Kayla Anderson (alum Berlin '19) collaborated on the project Inheritance, as part of HKW's Anthropocene Curriculum Confluence Ecologies show at Southern Illinois University's Museum. Inheritance was part of Field Station 4 in “confluence territory” where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet (in Southern Illinois and Western Kentucky). A multimedia artwork to uncover the sublime beauty of fossilised forests. Inheritance by Kayla Anderson The field of geology has long been intertwined…

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First We Feast

Last summer, "First We Feast", a documentary essay by Alice Sarmiento (Alum NYC '19) was published in Schloss-Post. »Kain!« »Kain ka muna!« or »Kain tayo!« are common ways to demonstrate Philippine hospitality. They all roughly translate to the same thing: »Let’s eat.« In her documentary essay, Alice Sarmiento reports on the life, and motivations, and cultural backgrounds of German-Filipino women. Sarmiento traces down that many of these women are part of a larger community, in which…

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TWWWO: Matter in Flux

  The World in Which We Occur (TWWWO) is a curatorial research-based entity organized by Jennifer Teets (Faculty Berlin '16, '17, '19 and LA '18) that explores themes concerned with artistic inquiry, philosophy of science, and ecology. TWWWO began as a live event series over the telephone in 2014, and has thus expanded to other formats such as Matter in Flux, an online monthly study group with participants from different fields across the world. TWWWO takes into account modern day issues…

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Persistent Echoes

In the fall of 2019, Emilie Trice's (Alum Berlin '19) essay Persistent Echoes was included in a time capsule in the walls of the the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new Rudin Family Gallery. The essay is on the work of artist/musician Ted Riederer, with the time capsule is a vessel for his sonic, archival art piece "Persistent Echoes". 'The artist and musician Ted Riederer will seal his sonic artwork Persistent Echoes within the walls of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s new Rudin Family Gallery,…

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IASI

Georgia Sagri (Faculty Berlin '18) will develop a new chapter of her ongoing research on IASI (“recovery” in Greek), over a period of 3 months at Mimosa House, London. During this time, Sagri will work with selected participants to continue her research into self-care and recovery, a practice that expands on over 10 years of work, and includes voice tuning, breathing and movement techniques. Alongside Mimosa House, the continuation and development of the process until 2022 will be supported by…

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Club-wise: A Theory of Our Time

Maisa Imamović (Alum Berlin '19) published "Club-wise: A Theory of Our Time" with the Institute of Network Cultures. The essay takes an experimental form, combining Imamovićs observations from Amsterdam's club scene with critical theory, music videos, and lyrics – to name but a handful of elements. "Meet the club-goer. Today he woke up thinking that, compared to the typical weight of his miseries, the day feels quite light. Upon waking up, he suddenly decided to go to the club tonight. Prior to…

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We Don’t Say Goodbye

Organon exhibition space in Odense, Denmark presented the group exhibition We Don't Say Goodbye, a group show exploring the ideas of transhumanism through the works of twelve contemporary artists 18th October until 1st November. The exhibition included Ivaquexuta (aka Oriol Fuster), Žarko Aleksić, and curator Heidi Nikolaisen (all Alum Berlin '19). About the Exhibition Transhumanism is a movement fuelled by an attitude of seemingly unstoppable enthusiasm for life and for what the human species…

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The Unforever Parallel

This month, Young Sun Han (Alum Berlin '18) opens his solo show "The Unforever Parallel" at Philadelphia's The Print Centre. Han's was a winning finalist of the prestigious ANNUAL International Competition Solo Shows. Approaching loss from both personal and collective points of view, Han explores his family narratives through the geopolitical history of North and South Korea in the 20th century. His photo-based installations poetically depict the places rooted in these histories. Han shows as…

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Prospecting Ocean: Artistic Research in the Oceanic Anthropocene

As part the spring 2020 public program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), curator Stefanie Hessler (Faculty Berlin '19) and artist Armin Linke will present the public talk, "Prospecting Ocean: Artistic Research in the Oceanic Anthropocene," and discuss their ongoing research into the intermingled social forces at play in the excavation of the world’s oceans. The talk on 30th March continues the work published the book Prospecting Ocean (MIT PRESS) by Hessler, which includes…

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