The 54th October Salon and @Galerie Kullukcu, Munich – Exhibition by Margareta Kern

GUESTures

Margareta Kern’s solo exhibition GUESTures | GOSTIkulacije is a series of carefully staged performative archival interventions, a kind of ‘travelling archive’ which develops in constant and complex dialogue with the gallery visitors and with the ‘subjects’ of artist’s parallel research into the mass labour migration of the women workers from the socialist Yugoslavia to West Germany in the late 1960s. Questions around the visibility of archives, of those in the shadows of official histories, are closely entwined with Kern’s questioning of the relationship of image, narrative and performance, and the position of an artist as ethnographer and historiographer.

The central work in the exhibition, a double-screen video installation GUESTures | GOSTIkulacije was filmed with actress Adna Sablyich in artist’s studio in London. Inspired by the principles of political verbatim theatre, the script was based on audio-recordings of conversations between the migrant worker women in Berlin, and the artist. The resulting work both follows and subverts the impulse of the verbatim style to achieve a certain ‘ideal’ authenticity of expression, as each part of the video becomes as much a portrait of the women interviewed, as it is an invitation to consider and question the role and relationship of voice, testimony, document/ary, performance and the historical imaginary to the screen.

In Munich, the exhibition will be accompanied by a discussion with the artist Margareta Kern, theoretician Nanna Heidenreich and curators and theoreticians Natalie Bayer and Katja Kobolt. In addition, through the Munich exhibition and the workshop with migrant women (initiatives) the archive in question will be for the first time extended, the testimonies of the Munich based migrant women will become a part of the archive. The results of the workshops will be presented in a public ‘collective reading’, which is an opportunity to activate the ‘archive’ through a collaborative act of reading. This is an invitation to perform an ‘archive’ in an intimate and informal atmosphere, and through this process to open up the questions of voice and embodiment (of memories), and the role such a mobile ‘archive’ could play in production and/or subversion of historical authority.

GUESTures |  GOSTIkulacije 

an exhibition by Margareta Kern

9 – 14.11. 2013

Galerie Kullukcu, Schillerstr. 23/ 3., Munich
http://kullukcu.de/
 

Saturday, 9. November 

7 pm: exhibition opening

8 pm: Spaces, Poetics and Politics of Counter-stories: a discussion on representations of migration history, with Margareta Kern, Nanna Heidenreich, Natalie Bayer / Polycity and Katja Kobolt / Red Min(e)d (in English)

10 pm: DJ Bülent

Sunday, 10. November 

4 pm – 6.30pm: workshop/collective reading with migrant women (initiatives). Apply to guestures@gmail.com

7 pm: public collective reading from the archive

Tuesday, 12. November 

8 pm: a walk-through the exhibition with a curators Katja Kobolt  / Red Min(e)d

Thursday,  14. November 

8 pm: an artist talk by Margareta Kern

 
Produced by: Balkanet e.V. http://www.balkanet.de/
Co-Produced by: Galerie Kullukcu http://kullukcu.de; Red Min(e)d https://bringintakeout.wordpress.com; Polycity
With the kind support by: Landeshauptstadt München Kulturreferat
The exhibition is part of the 54th October Salon, Belgrade, curated by Red Min(e)d http://www.oktobarskisalon.org/
 
 
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The 54th October Salon – Experimental workshop by Saša Kerkoš

Compassion in Design?

 

Interactive presentation of research reasons

17.30h – 18.20h, 1st November, Nova Iskra, Gavrila Principa 43
 

Interactive lecture and experimental workshop

16h – 18h, 2nd November, 
Zepter Expo, Former RK Kluz, Masarikova 4
 
 
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Since 2012, Saša Kerkoš has been dealing with the research of compassion trough different forms of experimental workshops and practices. She presented her work at the World Design Capital 2012 (Finland), as the TEDex talk experiment (Slovenia), the founded research project of non-verbal communication of emotions in the multi-touch environment the Aalto Media factory Helsinki as well as creative workshops with homeless people in Portland (USA) and with the children from the orphanages in Bali.

The short hands-on experimental workshop aims to map the compassion as driving force behind creative occupations and creative work-field. Short experimental exercises will take you on a journey to experience and meet with your own understanding of compassion in relation to your work, well-being and life-style.

Saša Kerkoš is a multi-task graphic designer and illustrator, art and creative director and collaborations initiator, working on a diverse range of projects that can improve creative and innovative ideas to build more tolerant sustainable and open environments. She currently works between Ljubljana, Helsinki and Bali. She is an initiator of the Slovenian contemporary illustration platform – Independent Biennial. She works towards open knowledge exchange and collaboration. At the moment she is passionately researching emotions, compassion and empathy in visual communication. She is author of the visual identity and design of the 54th October Salon.

54th October Salon – Performance by Irena Tomažin

The Taste of Silence 

Sound performance 

Wednesday, 30th October
 20.30h
The Yugoslav Drama Theatre, Studio JDT, Kralja Milana 50
 
 Photo by Nada ŽgankIn her newest project Irena Tomažin once again uses the medium of voice and body as her tool(s) to tackle the themes of tradition, heritage and the status of voice(s) and images, which voice as a medium of oral tradition is carrying on, from one generation to the next. “In a way, we belong more to the past and to the tradition that – at first glance – seems to have faded away already; it also seems that we don’t belong to the present as much, the present that is supposed to be “the here and now.” But maybe the oral tradition that seems to have faded away with time, is only a display of its quiet, unobtrusive and ever-continuing presence. The voices, with which we speak, are the melodies of past orators. The present on the other hand – with its ubiquitous sounds – inscribes itself onto a body as a set of very different voices, with which we delineate the voices that are only to become (our) future oral traditions. Maybe this paradoxical time-loop can sometimes be caught in the duration of the voice within a single exhalation.”

In the first part of the process (2011), Irena Tomažin, Sabina Đogić and Andrej Kocan filmed five encounters with selected interpretors / authors and performers of folk music: Ljoba Jenče, Hermana Bogdan and Boštjan Narat (Slovenia), Natalka Polovynka (Ukraine) and Svetlana Spajić (Serbia). Their footage is now abundantly rich and inspirational material from which the author will derive further processes of creating the final performance.

 Irena Tomažin is a dancer, choreographer and singer/ vocal performer that performs mostly in the dance-theater plays and on the concerts. She is author of seven solo performances and she collaborates with numerous choreographers and theater directors in Slovenia and abroad. She acquired most of her dancing experience with the Intact dance studio, the Ljubljana Dance Theatre and the educational programs Laboratory, Agon and Emanat, as well as taking part in numerous workshops in Slovenia and abroad, being part of a DanceWeb in 2004 and the Atelier/Grotowsky Institute in 2007.

Museum of Non Participation: The Patriarchal Clock

Sunday, October 13
11 p.m. – 7 a.m. – 
Museum of Non Participation: The Patriarchal Clock – forum discussion 
Karen Mirza and Rachel Anderson

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Scripting the body, no thought, act, move, step into, step up, freeze, hold, follow an internal movement, a twist of a wrist, the weight of the left side of the body on one hip, the pressure of skin, the reaching of a hand, half open, angled, caught. Reflecting on the pedagogy of resistance and women’s bodies, I have become obsessed by images of women being dragged across the street in the 68 (anti war movement) in Grovensor Square, London. The images of grainy black and white archival material was the start of our conversation about unattached militant feminists and the forces of oppression.

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Forum discussion “NO ONE BELONGS HERE MORE THAN YOU”

Sunday, October 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Former Department Store KLUZ, Zepter Expo, Masarikova 4

Forum discussion with Margareta Kern (introduction and moderation) h.arta (Maria Crista, Anca Gyemant, Rodica Tache), Gözde İlkin, ff network of artists (Antje Majewski, Charlotte Cullinan), a7.außeneinsatz (Margret Schütz, Greta Hoheisel)

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Forum lecture by Jelena Vesić

54th October Salon – ‘No one belongs here more than You’
Belgrade, 11. 10. – 17. 11. 2013

Administration of Aesthetics or Undercurrents of Negotiating Artistic Jobs — Between Love and Money, Between Money and Love…, forum lecture by Jelena Vesić
14. October 2013


Curated by: Red Min(e)d
Video by: Red Min(e)d
Edit by: Anja Perše

Forum Discussion with h.arta, ff, a7.außeneinsatz, Gozde Ilkin and Margareta Kern (Part 1)

54th October Salon – ‘No one belongs here more than You’
Belgrade, 11. 10. – 17. 11. 2013

Discussion with artist collectives h.arta, ff, a7.außeneinsatz and artists Gozde Ilkin and Margareta Kern
13. October 2013

Curated by: Red Min(e)d
Video and edit by: Anja Perše

Forum Discussion with h.arta, ff, a7.außeneinsatz, Gozde Ilkin and Margareta Kern (Part 2)

54th October Salon – ‘No one belongs here more than You’
Belgrade, 11. 10. – 17. 11. 2013

Discussion with artist collectives h.arta, ff, a7.außeneinsatz and artists Gozde Ilkin and Margareta Kern
13. October 2013

Curated by: Red Min(e)d
Video and edit by: Anja Perše

Tour around the exhibition with curators and artists (2nd Floor)

54th October Salon – ‘No one belongs here more than You’
Belgrade, 11. 10. – 17. 11. 2013

Tour around the exhibition with curators and artists (2nd Floor)

12 October 2013

Curated by: Red Min(e)d
Video and edit by: Anja Perše

Tour around the exhibition with curators and artists (1st Floor)

54th October Salon – ‘No one belongs here more than You’

Belgrade, 11. 10. – 17. 11. 2013

Tour around the exhibition with curators and artists

12 October 2013

Curated by: Red Min(e)d
Video and edit by: Anja Perše