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Uncommon Grounds

Interdisciplinary Encounters, daadgalerie June 3rd – July 3rd, 2022

With current and former fellows of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program

Not all people exist in the same Now. Assuming that the present time is defined in the same way everywhere on our planet carries the risk of erasing histories and silencing voices.

Through a series of interdisciplinary encounters, Uncommon Grounds wants to explore local histories in their global interconnectedness and test the common, but not identical, experiences of simultaneous non-synchronicity.

To this end, the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program has invited program fellows currently living in Berlin to present contributions that examine their understanding of or experiences with the “simultaneity of the non-simultaneous.”

How has the experience of the last two years reinforced the notion of a dynamic, broad, and elastic “multiverse”? What happens if we are getting out of sync? And what does it mean to understand solidarity as a relational practice?

The concerts, installations, screenings, readings, and discursive formats featured in Uncommon Grounds are intended as seismographs to address the ambivalences and tensions of our shared present.


Program (subject to change)

03.06. – 03.07.2022
Interdisciplinary encounters at daadgalerie 
The video works by the artists Shadi Habib Allah, Pallavi Paul and Alicja Rogalska, on view on the days of the encounters, show the different ways in which they deal with the impossible promise of the global network of access to knowledge, digitalization, resources and technology.

Opening: Friday, 03.06.2022 / 19:00 – 23:00
20:00 Matana Roberts (solo performance)

Saturday, 04.06.2022 / 18:00 – 23:00
19:00 Anuk Arudpragasam, Francesca Melandri, Taqi Akhlaqi (reading & talk
21:00 Athena Farrokhzad, Moral According to Medea (staged reading), followed by a conversation with Asal Dardan 

Thursday, 09.06.2022 / 19:30 – 22:00
20:30 Guerreiro Do Divino Amor, The Miracle of Helvetia, 2022 (screening, book presentation) followed by a conversation with Pallavi Paul & Ventura Profana

Saturday, 11.06.2022 / 19:00 – 23:00
20:00 Yan Jun & Takako Suzuki (performance) & Christian Kesten (conversation)

Sunday, 12.06.2022 / please register
17:00 Liza Lim & Karin Hellqvist (workshop)

Saturday, 18.06.2022 / 18:00 – 23:00 / 1st floor
19:00 Paula Gaitán, Sutis Interferências, A Film on Arto Lindsay, 2018, 78 min (screening)
21:30 Zsolt Sőrés, Robert Machiri & Yara Mekawei (trio performance)

Sunday, 19.06.2022 / 17:00 – 21:30 / 1st floor
18:00 Som Supaparinya, Two Sides of the Moon, 2021, 31 min (screening)
19:30 Salomé Jashi, Taming the Garden, 2021, 92 min (screening)

Monday, 20.06.2022 / 18:00 – 23:00 / 1st floor
19:00 Pallavi Paul, The Blind Rabbit, 2020 (screening) & Stephanie Rosenthal (conversation)
21:00 Burak Çevik, Belonging, 2019 (screening)

Saturday, 25.06.2022 / tba
Peilung #1: Звіт про втрату / Loss Report
First encounter of the series Peilung, curated by Lada Nakonechna and Bettina Klein

Tuesday, 28.06.2022 / 19:00
Salon für Ästhetische Experimente: On Reciprocity. Fellows of the Artists-in-Berlin Program and of the UdK Berlin Graduate School in exchange
The kickoff-event of the series and new cooperation will start with a conversation between Som Supaparinya, Enzo Camacho and Amy Lien and will be moderated by Merv Espina.

Friday, 01.07.2022 / 19:00 – 22:00
20:00 Fernanda Melchor and Lina Meruane (reading & talk)

Saturday, 02.07.2022 / 19:00 – 00:01
20:00 Listening at Pungwe (Memory Biwa & Robert Machiri) & Guest

Free admission
We encourage you to wear a mask indoors. 

Co-Production & Curatorial Assistance: Carolina Redondo

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