ON SILENCED ARCHIVES AND DISSENTING VIEWS
public programme of readings, conversations, performances, music, screenings
WITH After the Archive? (Köken Ergun, Kültigin Kağan Akbulut), Jasmina Al Qaisi, Archive (Chiara Figone), Nahed Awwad, Cana Bilir-Meier & Zühal Bilir-Meier, HINNA, Mihaela Drăgan, Aly Keita, Litchi Ly Friedrich with Kameron Locke & Black Pearl de Almeida Lima,Olivier Marboeuf (R22 Tout-Monde), Renée Akitelek Mboya, Muna Mussie, Katarzyna Pabijanek (ERIAC), Zeynep Sayın, Justin Randolph Thompson (The Recovery Plan)
closed Research Exchanges
WITH After the Archive? (Köken Ergun, Kültigin Kağan Akbulut), Archive (Chiara Figone), Hamze Bytyçi (RomaTrial, Roma Biennale), Kahbit Ebob Enow (EOTO), Özlem Kaya (SF Kaktüs), Philipp Khabo Koepsell (EOTO/Black Central European Studies Network – BCESN), Olivier Marboeuf (R22 Tout-Monde), Katarzyna Pabijanek (ERIAC / RomaMoMA), Justin Randolph Thompson (The Recovery Plan)
Visit Only with a negative Covid-19 test (not older than 24h) for everyone (vaccinated, unvaccinated, recovered)! Kindly respect distance and wear a mask.
The Horizontality of Archives Closed Research Exchanges
How do we protect the present and reach out to the non-present? INTRODUCTION & WELCOME BY RESEARCH PARTNERS
Jasmina Al-Qaisi Behind Shelves: An instruction based archival method SONIC INTERVENTION
Zeynep Sayın Anarchive der Kunst LECTURE
|Mihaela Drăgan Roma Futurism: The Witch’s Seed PERFORMANCE|
Aly Keita Musical Intervention
Özlem Kaya Archive Inventory: Why Do We Publish a Magazine? CONVERSATION
Vulnerability as Method | Vulnerability as Threat // community vs. institution identity-building INTRODUCTION & WELCOME BY RESEARCH PARTNERS
Nahed Awwad 5 Minutes from Home FILM SCREENING AND PRESENTATION
Olivier Marboeuf Presents: Collectif Mohamed “Ils ont tué Kader” FILM SCREENING
|Cana Bilir-Meier and Zühal Bilir-Meier Mein Name ist Ausländer – Benim Adım Yabancı READING|
|Muna Mussie የቦሎኛ ጎዳና | شارع بولونيا | Bologna St. 173 PERFORMANCE|
|Justin Randolph Thompson The Implications of Recovery TALK|
|Renée Akitelek Mboya The Witness The Wayward The Waiting SCREENING AND CONVERSATION|
|Litchi Ly Friedrich, Kameron Locke, Black Pearl de Almeida Lima Periphery PERFORMANCE|
Archives – the fragile, vulnerable ones we are addressing here – are not silent per se. They do have a voice, but one that can be silenced. They do have a voice, but one whose potent airing might not be listened to.
In this project, we collaborate with archives and organizations that engage in strategies of alternative history writing, dissent, self-organisation, and participation via practical solidarity. We are creating alliances to develop tools to strengthen strategies of speech and spaces of listening. The VULNERABLE ARCHIVES project understands vulnerability as a method, with the potential of continuous recreative sources of knowledge.
Since 2020, the work of VULNERABLE ARCHIVES has been taking place in Germany with research partners and communities in Turkey, Italy, and France. Our project partners have aimed to build dialogues among the communities that have been silenced and denied from archival practices to shed light on the overlooked efforts and unconventional ways of storing collective memories. In September 2021, we invite you to an exhibition by Bili Bidjocka, and an INVOCATIONS programme – both highlighting the importance of artistic practices as a transformative force as the culmination of year-long dispersed events. The programme aims at enhancing archival networks and infrastructures through workshops, readings, discussions, performances, screenings and more.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
CURATION Arlette-Louise Ndakoze, Onur Çimen
CONCEPTION Elena Quintarelli, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock
MANAGEMENT Lema Sikod
COMMUNICATIONS Anna Jäger
GRAPHIC DESIGN Juan Pablo García Sossa
INTERNSHIP Lia Milanesio
PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Lili Somogyi
TECHNICAL SUPPORT Mudassir Sheikh
SOUND Turi Agostino
Live STREAM Technical Director Ranav Adhikari
LIVESTREAM OPERATOR Elizabeth Glauser
CAMERA Johannes Luk, Yannina Isla
LIGHt Sanja Gergorić
Collaboration A SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) project in collaboration with R22 Tout-Monde (mit Atelier Médicis in Clichy/Montfermeil, Un Lieu Pour Respirer in Les Lilas, Rester. Étranger in Saint-Denis), After the Archive? (Istanbul), and Archive (Milan)
Funding The project is funded by and in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung.
Project Partners In cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in the framework of "The Whole Life: An Archive Project", supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.
Renée Akitelek Mboya's participatiion is made possible thanks to her current residency at ZK/U – Centre for Arts and Urbanistics in Berlin as a participant of the TURN2 Residencies programme.