Common Ground

  • daadgalerie
  • Concert
  • Performance
  • Reading
  • Screening
  • Talk
  • Workshop

17.05.2023 – 11.06.2023
With Amanda Lee Koe, Anuk Arudpragasam, Bárbara Lázara, Burak Çevik, Daniel Eisenberg, Don Mee Choi, Faruk Šehić, Gustavo Vinagre, Jiyoung Yoon, Katya Buchatska, Lana Bastašić, Listening at Pungwe, Maaza Mengiste, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, Merche Blasco, Olga Bubich, Pisitakun Kuantalaeng, Sam Vernon, Shelly Silver, Susana de Sousa Dias, Teta Tsybulnik, Tuli Mekondjo, Volha Hapeyeva, Zoncy Heavenly, Zsolt Sőrés

Discussions, concerts, readings, performances, screenings, workshops

From May 17 to June 11, 2023, the interdisciplinary series Common Ground will be condensed into a platform presenting multiple events each week. As part of this, Namibian sound researcher Memory Biwa and South African musician Robert Machiri—both part of the collective Listening At Pungwe (fellows 2021)—will transform the daadgalerie into a space for improvisation, collaboration, and exchange. Current and former fellows of the Artists-in-Berlin Program will use the space to present their work and initiate discussion. Common Ground operates between various fields of playful engagement and inquiry and alludes to potential points of overlap: the ongoing legacies of colonial power structures and extractivist processes, an examination of borders and territories, of collective action as protest, of forms of life transcending the human, and experimentation and poetry. During Common Ground, the free-form gallery space will be constantly transformed and also offer opportunities to access the Artists-in-Berlin Program archive. Visitors will be invited to draw on walls, swap books, view historical video and film works, or play music.

Mapping the Archive presents digitized audio visual works by former fellows and ephemera from the archive of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program by:

Corinne & Arthur Cantrill, Alvin Curran with Cora (Emens) & Willem de Ridder, Stephen Dwoskin, Daniel Eisenberg, Joan Jonas, Richard Kostelanetz with Martin Koerber, Ken Kobland, Clemens Klopfenstein, David Lamelas, Michael Morris, Shelly Silver, Vincent Trasov, Lawrence Weiner, Stephen Willats, Jane & Louise Wilson

Opening: Wednesday, 17.05.2023 / 7:00 pm
The Lazarus Effect
curated by Bárbara Lázara
feat. Ahmad Hamad, Robert Machiri, Wolfgang Müller & Aérea Negrot (BPitch)

Saturday & Sunday, 20. & 21.05.2023 / 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Sam Vernon: : volksgarten, workshop

Thursday, 25.05.2023 / from 4:00 pm
4:00 pm: Robert Machiri: Listening Session
7:00 pm: Tuli Mekondjo and Memory Biwa: screening & talk
9:00 pm: Susana de Sousa Dias: screening

Friday, 26.05.2023 / from 6:00 pm
6:00 pm: Olga Bubich: The Art of (Not) Forgetting , presentation
8:00 pm: Zsolt Sőrés: record release feat. Nicola Hein, Sukandar Kartadinata & André Vida

Saturday, 27.05.2023 / from 10:00 pm
10:00 pm: Małgorzata Mirga-Tas: workshop
4:00 pm: Robert Machiri: Listening Session
7:00 pm: Zoncy Heavenly: performance

Thursday, 01.06.2023 / from 7:00 pm
7:00 pm: Merche Blasco: presentation
8:30 pm: Jiyoung Yoon: video performance
9:00 pm: Grażyna Roguski: performance

Saturday, 03.06.2023 / from 5:00 pm
Book Night in Oranienstrasse
With Anuk Arudpragasam, Nancy Campbell, Don Mee Choi, Volha Hapeyeva, Faruk Šehić

Tuesday, 06.06.2023 / from 7:00 pm
7:00 pm: Foxes and Hedgehogs: An Evening for Dubravka Ugrešić
Reading & conversation with Lana Bastašić, Heike Geißler, Ilma Rakusa, Andrea Scrima
9:30 pm: Burak Cevik: Forms of Forgetting, screening

Thursday, 08.06.2023 / 7:00 pm
Dan Eisenberg: Persistence, screening & talk with Shelly Silver

Friday, 09.06.2023 / 7:00 pm
Peilung #4: THIS WORLD IS RECORDING (series of encounters with Ukrainian artists)
Teta Tsybulnik, Katya Buchatska, Mariia Fedoruk
curated by Lada Nakonechna & Bettina Klein

Saturday, 10.06.2023 / from 6:00 pm
6:00 pm: Pisitakun Kuantalaeng, Ariel William Orah & DJ Wanton Witch: Do You Hear the People’s Sound, Performative Presentation, Karaoke
9:30 pm: Gustavo Vinagre & guests : INT:SÃO PAULO, screening

Sunday, 11.06.2023 / 6:00 pm
Amanda Lee Koe and Maaza Mengiste in conversation with Kirsty Bell
Moderation: Amanda DeMarco

Event photos: Eunice Maurice


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