Sara Neidorf and Eli Lewy invite you to an evening of horror cinema with short films and experimental art films from female and queer perspectives. Eerie, macabre and comedic, the works find a haunting and at times sadistic sense of pleasure in deconstructing the filmic conventions of horror cinema. By digesting images of the normative, intact body as a whole, they appropriate and transform the tropes of the genre, revealing the everyday horror that surrounds us.
«Chromatic Wednesdays’» episode «Talking Nature» features four artistic short films that reflect the shifting notion of intelligence and look closely at the interaction between objects, machines, animals and humans. Intelligence is commonly understood to be the ability to acquire and apply knowledge. For centuries, Western humanist thought has propagated the idea that intelligence is an exclusively human phenomenon and that ‹man› is an autonomous agent, the measure of all things.
Where does dystopia begin and utopia end? The «Performance Museum» designed by Zookunft.Project collective members and performers Hannah Juliane Steenbeck and Milena Sundari explore these transitions, frictions and transformations as part of «Chromatic Wednesdays’» upcoming event.
This edition of «Chromatic Wednesdays» is a collaboration with the HIVE International Short Film Festival. The multidisciplinary festival features a diverse array of audiovisual performances, engaging panel discussions, educational workshops, and interactive Q&A sessions.
As part of the upcoming «Chromatic Wednesdays» event on the new monthly theme «Collectivity», you are invited to get to know Questionarch. With the alternative exhibition and project spaces Fix-o-tek and the Vide-o-tek in Berlin, Questionarch focuses on sustainability, public space, material reuse, and experimental urban concepts.
How do improvisation and given structures relate to each other? The musicians Hilary Jefferey, Ignaz Schick, Chris Pitsiokos, Germán Gabriel García and Markus Krispel test the possibilities of improvisation in the framework of Albert Amerioun’s light installation.
«Good Deed Bad Deed» is a board game created by artist İpek Çınar and legal academic İpek Aşıkoğlu that will presented at «Chromatic Wednesdays». It encourages people to express their intentions and discuss their own positions in producing and presenting photographs, while addressing structural discrimination such as racism, sexism, ageism, classism and discrimination based on faith.
The films featured in this «Chromatic Wednesdays» event not only draw on mythic narratives, but create their own. Using humor, irony, monsters, found footage, and mythic stories, they unravel the manipulative nature of myths as they incorporate them into their cinematic work to form enigmas to be deciphered again.
This episode of «Chromatic Wednesdays» shows two piano performances that revolve around the meaning of «Comma» in music theory, where it describes a very small interval, bringing two notes closer together by tuning them differently.
With the performance «Power Games» Pet the Poet and Zorka Wollny ask «How can new communities emerge and find a language against pressing social justice issues?
«Turbo Summation» by Mark Mushiva features a manifesto, his synth-inspired hip-hop album, spoken words, a music film, and a homemade wearable device that function as speculation, blurring the lines between reality and the imagined parallel present that plays out in Mark’s mind.
Gelgit» means «light fluctuation» in Turkish referring to the varying intensity and brightness of light. Figuratively, it relates to a situation or behavior that is unpredictable, fluctuating and changing, much like light.
In the Kurdish struggle for freedom, resistance at the intersection of grassroots democracy and feminism has largely empowered the Autonomous Administration of Northern and Eastern Syria, known as Rojava, to assume authority over the fighting powers in the region.
The theme of «Resistance» takes «Chromatic Wednesdays» to Refuge Worldwide, the host of the next episode, in which artists explore parallel narratives and streams of protest from multiple perspectives.
Although investments are increasingly being made in cities as predictable environments, urban structures are not able to withstand natural disasters. Urban planning based on scientific research seems to make cities resilient, but earthquakes, floods, and other consequences of climate change challenge such rational predictions.
Tumultuous sounds take us on a journey in the next episode of «Chromatic Wednesdays». They traverse places in musical, notebook-like observations, reflecting on the cross-cultural connections of the globalized world. On their expedition, they cross paths with eclectic sounds that symbolize the diversity of people and ideas coming together to fight for a common cause.
As an expression of solidarity with Ukrainians, «Chromatic Wednesdays» invites Freefilmers to its upcoming episode. The collective from Mariupol will present three of their short films reflecting eastern Ukrainian cities before and since the Russian invasion in 2022. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with Freefilmers co-founder Iryna Berezneva.
«Chromatic Wednesdays» invites WAWA to discuss how such spaces can be generated in a panel discussion. WAWA, Women+ Artists’ Web Archive is a database that strives to create visibility and a network of solidarity for women artists from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.
As part of the last edition of «Chromatic Wednesdays» this year, su dance110 will reflect on their sound practice in their solo performance by engaging metal objects in corporeal movements and voice, combining analog synthesizers and electronics, poetically and wildly navigating in between worlds of perception.
In collaboration with Errant Sound, «Chromatic Wednesdays» presents three artistic works responding to the theme «Resonance». Through lecture performance, sound performance and film Julia Cremers, Bella and Mykola Ridnyi ask: how can resonance make an absence perceptible?
Usually, the temple is the sacred place that provides sanctuary and keeps objects that are valued for their hallowed nature. In the case of Samuel Hall’s album, the «Sunken Temple» preserves memory through music and sound.
In «Chromatic Wednesdays’» event on «Inversion» the curatorial collective anorak invites the public to its first edition of the «Cinema of Cockaigne», for which it has selected films and sound by Rosa Aiello, Jamie Crewe, John Smith, and others.
CW#14 l SEASON 2 l Nour Sokhon & AweKid l «Chromatic Wednesdays» in collaboration with «HIVE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM DAYS BERLIN»
The performances by Nour Sokhon and Awe Kid investigate this months’ «Chromatic Wednesdays» theme «Divergence». With her performance «And who are we now?», Nour attempts to imagine a future for her home country Lebanon, worn-out by recent economic and political developments.
Offseeds’ album «Tales of Extinction» is a collection of musical and visual stories symbolizing extinct animal spirits. In the performance for «Chromatic Wednesdays», Offseeds present interpretations of these animals through sounds, music, voice and live illustrations
For this edition of «Chromatic Wednesdays» the core team of A.I.D, based mainly in Turkey, comes together to give their third concert in Berlin. A.I.D (Art is Dead) is an organization that breaks with defined musical criteria.
In the letter «o», which has neither beginning nor end, the line runs in circles and repeats its shape again and again. The second event on the theme of «Recurrence» invites Anthony Hüseyin to present their new project «O».
In what form does mutualism express itself in interpersonal relationships? Birgit Auf der Lauer and Caspar Pauli investigate this question in their workshop «MitEinAnder – an exploration»
Psychedelic Choir is a Berlin-based noise band, consisting of six singers (Florence Freitag, Gosia Gajdemska, Irina Gheorghe, Pauline Payen, Karoline Strys and Lyllie Rouvière) and a bassist (Leah Buckareff). The group intones haunting ambient sounds through witchcraft rituals, underscored by a mesmerizing sonic foundation of drones and processed sounds through the bass.
CW#6 l SEASON 2 l Wanderings Through Uncertainty with Stephanie Hanna & Bernhard Wöstheinrich and Azra Deniz Okyay
With this session, «Chromatic Wednesdays» enquires into how people respond to the presence of precarity in individuals and in society.
Precarity leaves people in a state of insecurity and uncertainty that is constantly increasing in neoliberal societies. This session of «Chromatic Wednesdays» approaches the subject through experimental artistic forms.
Exile means not only the loss of a place, but also the reorientation in a new one. How do artists deal with finding themselves in an unfamiliar setting? Art is often a place where dealing with these changes and challenges can unfold and artists in exile build structures of solidarity.
The second Chromatic Wednesdays event on improvisation considers the interrelation of visual and performative arts with music in the infinity of possibilities, expressed through improvisation.
Never be sure what to expect: Éponj stretches the possibilities of improvisation to the limits, fusing composed and improvised elements in unique performances. Based in Berlin and active since 2019, Éponj is a string trio consisting of Marie Takahashi (viola), Anil Eraslan (cello), and Antonio Borghini (contrabass).
Before moving to Germany in 2017 Özlem Sarıyıldız produced several films that focused on memory, gender, commons, and justice movements and relied on an aesthetics that was fed by genres such as documentary, interview, and oral history.
For the first episode of “Chromatic Wednesdays” theme “Survival”, we have an experimental electronic improvisation duo in our studio. Sara Persico and Melih Sarigöl debuted their project after a “blind- date” on stage in August 2018 at Multiversal in Berlin.
We finalize our program for June with good music and cold raki. We host Gazino Neukölln in the Apartment Project. An intimate “Gazino” night with flying napkins, plate smashing, song requests, love stories, lots of fun, and a little bit of sadness.
As we welcome summer and nice weather, we slowly increase the momentum and modify the format of the events with excitement. We missed socializing and we missed you. Let’s join together one more time! For the second episode of June, we host Ceren Saner at Apartment Project Space.
Celebrating Pride Month 2021, Chromatic Wednesdays focus on “Gender” as a theme in this month’s program. The first episode brings together Teo Vlad and Arielle Cottingham to produce a collaborative live performance at Apartment Project’s space in Neukölln.
In the final episode of our Ecology month, we will be welcoming Julia Lazarus with her film titled Northern Forests. This week’s program consists of a live artist talk with Lazarus at our studio and the screening of the film
On the second episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s Ecology month, we are happy to host Andrei Cucu and Janine Eisenächer. The event will begin with Cucu’s sound performance titled NESTS, drafted as an attempt to disrupt the hierarchy between biophonic and anthropogenic sounds.
Where is my body: in the middle of destruction. I destroy. I listen to the destruction with all my senses. I listen to nature in cooperation with nature. I use nature’s reflections and I travel from birth to collapse. How does my body react to and take part in this destruction? How does the destroying body turn into the destroyed one?
Seçil Yersel is hosting Yelta Köm for the 15th episode of Chromatic Wednesdays. Their conversion will cover a long span, which is from inhabiting practices to modes of living. The discussion will be around the questions: How do we witness the practices of living together? Who transforms the city? Can architects make a neighborhood? Can we reconsider the invisible power of the inhabitants together with the power of everyday life practices? What are the ownership discussions on land? The talk will evolve strolling through different neighborhoods of Istanbul and Berlin.
Apartment Project’s aim to give voice to the figures who have been resisting the gentrification projects in Berlin, results in another episode where we welcome Berlin-based artist KAI at our studio to talk about a special case: Eschschloraque!
For the first iteration of this month, we will host .PK. in our cellar. .PK. is going to present an exploratory aural satori whose aim is to present a story obsessed with incompatible sounds. Her fast industrial beats will be accompanied by video projections by Chromatic Wednesdays crew to form a sharp and deconstructed narrative about the livelihoods of our city and its inhabitants.
On the third episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s “Sustainability” month, we will be leaving the floor to violinist/violist Penelope Gkika and double bassist Adam Goodwin who reinterpret sacred music practices from various cultures around the world.
For the first episode of our Borders theme, we are thrilled to welcome the musical embodiment of the region’s intertwined and rich composition — A.G.A. Trio, namely Deniz Mahir Kartal, Mikail Yakut, Arsen Petrosyan.