D’EST launches Chapter #6 “ReTopia” at wild recuperations, Haus 22, Former Stasi Headquarter, Campus for Democracy

Posted on: 04.12.18

Katrin Winkler, towards memory, 2016. Video still, two-channel video installation (HD), 32’00’’, sound, color, 16:9, courtesy: the artist

 

On December 15, 2018 we cordially invite you to D’EST’s last screening chapter launch for this year: ReTopia. Curated by Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt, screening chapter #6 ReTopia will be launched within the public program of wild recuperations. material from below: Artistic Research at the Archive of the GDR opposition. In conversation with two of the artists of the screening  – Katrin Winkler and Marwa Arsanios – ReTopia acknowledges ‘post-socialism’ not only as a continental but also as a global phenomenon, though with palpable regional specificity and intensity.

The works by Marwa Arsanios, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Renata Poljak, belit sağ, and Katrin Winkler turn to the wounds constantly re-opened by the violence of binarity. However, they do not look back in anger, shame, or melancholy to the battles won – only to be lost again within the post… Rather they return to and turn away from the fallacies of modernity, in a search for embodied knowledge that is never comfortable or easy, but always important and sometimes even pleasurable.

From December 16th onwards, chapter #6 will be accessible online for all registered users until the end of 2020, in the company of the already published chapters #1-5.

Free admission. Language of the event is English.

 

PROGRAM

Haus 22. Former Stasi Headquarter. Campus for Democracy, Ruschestr. 103, 10365 Berlin
hosted within the public program of “wild recuperations. material from below: Artistic Research at the Archive of the GDR Opposition”, a collaboration between Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V. and District Berlin

15 December 2018, 6-9pm
Public Launch
Screening Chapter #6: ReTopia with works by Marwa Arsanios, Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Renata Poljak, belit sağ, and Katrin Winkler
Curated by Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt
Guests: Katrin Winkler, artist, and Marwa Arsanios, artist

6-7:30pm Part I
Introduction by Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt
Renata Poljak, “Staging Actors/Staging Beliefs (Boško Buha)” (2012), 10’45’’
belit sağ, “disruption (aksama)” (2016), 5’
Katrin Winkler, “Towards Memory” (2016), 32’

Q & A: Katrin Winkler in conversation with Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt

15min. break

7:45pm Part II
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz, “Charming for the Revolution” (2009), 11’00’’
Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, “Manifesto of the Liberated Pixel” (2017), 6’39’’
Marwa Arsanios, “Who is afraid of Ideology? Part I” (2017), 23’00’’

Q & A: Marwa Arsanios in conversation with Bettina Knaup and Katja Kobolt