n this edition of «Chromatic Wednesdays», light fluctuates through the music, sound and noise performances by Lisa Simpson, Liz Kosack, and Viola Yip.
CW#7 l SEASON 3 l Gelgit
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.
CW#6 l SEASON 3 l Of Memories and Dreams
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.
CW#5 l SEASON 3 l Refuge Worldwide presents «Parallels»
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.
CW#4 l SEASON 3 l Trembling Ground
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.
CW#3 l SEASON 3 l Tumultuous
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.
CW#2 l SEASON 3 l Sketches of Eastern Ukraine
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.
CW#1 l SEASON 3 l Thinking About the Meanings of the Archive
«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.
CW#24 l SEASON 2 l 110 × 3:33:08
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.
CW#23 l SEASON 2 l Glaring Light
Curiosity drives us through «Chromatic Wednesdays’» episode «Glaring Light», in which three films explore both terrestrial and planetary landscapes to glimpse the future existing in the present.
CW#22 l SEASON 2 l She-Pigeon
In the upcoming episode of «Chromatic Wednesdays», Selin Davasse slips into the role of She-Pigeon: a filthy pigeon with a cooing cunt who pecks at the feet of the audience in Kreuzberg’s Ölberg-Kirche.
CW#21 l SEASON 2 l Presence of the Absent
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?
CW#20 l SEASON 2 l Sunken Temple
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.
CW#19 l SEASON 2 l Cinema of Cockaigne w/ anorak
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#18 l SEASON 2 l Anatolian Leopard
With the goal of preserving the place they have built their lives on, two characters try to find a sanctuary for an endangered animal in Emre Kayış’ film «Anatolian Leopard»
CW#17 l SEASON 2 l Phantom Power & Eribòz
Resonance magnifies a stimulus by allowing vibration to makes it oscillate – a phenomenon explored this month by «Chromatic Wednesdays».
CW#16 l SEASON 2 l Maths, Euphoria, and Misinterpretations
The ambition to explore the unknown is the main engine driving the artists’ presentation of their lecture performances under the «Chromatic Wednesdays’» theme «Curiosity».
CW#15 l SEASON 2 l Rockindesk & Fine Tuning with Simon Berz and Georg Werner
When we are drowning in instability, creativity can be the saving anchor, as Simon Berz, the guest of the upcoming «Chromatic Wednesdays» edition, states.
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.
CW#13 l SEASON 2 l Offseeds present «Tales of Extinction»
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
CW#12 l SEASON 2 l The Matter of Memory with Burak Çevik & Dilşad Aladağ
Memories can reappear again and again like echoes in altered form. The film «Belonging» explores this theme with the means of experimental film.
CW#11 l SEASON 2 l A.I.D and Abet! #3
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.
CW#10 l SEASON 2 l Anthony Hüseyin & Mahir Duman – Project O: «Yıldızların Altında» Release
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».
CW#9 l SEASON 2 l MitEinAnder – an exploration with Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli
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»
CW#8 l SEASON 2 l Troubled Relations with İrem Sözen & Selen Solak
Under the theme «Recurrence» İrem Sözen and Selen Solak will explore the repetition and similarity of patterns that occur in the natural environment.
CW#7 l SEASON 2 l The Ruins of Empire with Psychedelic Choir & Anna Clementi
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.
CW#5 l SEASON 2 l The Hungry and the Restless with Fatma Belkıs & Ali Taptık and sarc
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.
CW#4 l SEASON 2 l Haunted | Desert with Liwaa Yazji & Rasha Nahas
«Chromatic Wednesdays» continues to explore the theme «Exile» with filmmaker Liwaa Yazji and musician Rasha Nahas.
CW#3 l SEASON 2 l Looking Back and Moving Forward with Humam Alsalim & Khaled Barakeh & Amina Maher
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.
CW#2 l SEASON 2 l Liquid Machine with Mehmet Güren & Marta Antinucci and Max Michel Thillaye
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.
CW#1 l SEASON 2 l Banana Cage with ÉPONJ
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).
Chromatic Wednesdays #33
For the 33rd and the last episode of CW, we will delve into the exhibition “AKİS” and wander around its narration.
We will explore the exhibition together with Seçil Yersel and Selda Asal
Chromatic Wednesdays #32
“Ama”, which premiered at the 2019 Istanbul Fringe Festival, makes a humorous analysis of contemporary sexual identity debates through the careers and relationships of artist characters from Istanbul.
Chromatic Wednesdays #31
For this edition of Chromatic Wednesdays, I will perform several pieces from the cassette tape Letter to N released by Het Generiek in June 2021.
Chromatic Wednesdays #30
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #29
Discursive exploration with Valentina Karga and Irene Fernández Arcas.
Chromatic Wednesdays #28
A quest – a love – and a piece of recent German history.
Chromatic Wednesdays #27
Hilal and Merey who have been performing together before, now includes Steve and will tell a story together, of ‘surviving’ -‘ together’.
Chromatic Wednesdays #26
Emotional Channel presents Temporal Comfort by Angelica Falkeling and Anna Łuczak.
Chromatic Wednesdays #25
A wandering talk in action between two geographical backgrounds with the help of drawing, photographs including all that will be in and around the space of the Apartment Project at the moment of Now.
Chromatic Wednesdays #23
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #22
Wet invites you for Kapsalon – a screening of short films and a Rotterdam delicacy developed across the complexities of languages and geopolitics.
Chromatic Wednesdays #21
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #20
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #19
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #18
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
Chromatic Wednesdays #17
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #16
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?
Chromatic Wednesdays #15
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #14
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!
Chromatic Wednesdays #13
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #12
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #11
For the second episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s “Sustainability” month, we are offering a helpful guide on how to overcome the bureaucratic obstacles that artists working in any field.
Chromatic Wednesdays #10
On the first episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s “Sustainability” month, we are excited to host a talk between Onur Ceritoğlu and Sezai Ozan Zeybek.
Chromatic Wednesdays #9
For the third episode of this month’s theme Borders, we are pleased to welcome film director Eren Aksu to our live broadcast.
Chromatic Wednesdays #8
We are pleased to welcome FILM RISS THEATER to our program for the second episode of the theme Borders.
Chromatic Wednesdays #7
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.
Chromatic Wednesdays #6
For the last episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s January program, we are delighted to host artist and poet Bitsy Knox at Apartment Project with Spatio-temporal reading performance.
Chromatic Wednesdays #5
For the second episode of Chromatic Wednesdays’ “Pandemic” edition, we host Berlin-based DJ, artist, and activist İpek İpekçioğlu in our studio at Apartment Project for an artist talk and music session.
Chromatic Wednesdays #4
Black on Plague is the special pandemic edition of the audiovisual performance series Black on Black.
Chromatic Wednesdays #3
Before we leave the infamous year of 2020 behind and also finalize the first month of Chromatic Wednesdays, we host the musician and the artist Devrim CK in our studio in Apartment Project.
Chromatic Wednesdays #2
The second meeting of the Chromatic Wednesdays will host Didem Pekün (filmmaker), Nil Mutluer (academician), and Erden Kosova.
Chromatic Wednesdays #1
The conversation with Barış Seyitvan will focus on the traumatic impacts of state repression in the Kurdish region of Turkey and on the contemporary art practices from the region.