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.
AARC#2 — HisTV presents an engaging process-based exhibition, stimulating critical discourse on suppression, racism, and discrimination by inviting independent voices to its transmission program.
Encouraging free speech and imagination, the project highlights the importance of nonalignment and diverseness in the communications industry and its crucial role when maneuvering against racism and xenophobia.
Apartment Project is pleased to host Leman S. Darıcıoğlu’s new performance titled There is an ocean between us on 28 July 2020, Tuesday. The 7-hour long performance is the result of a thread of self-directed questions. Darıcıoğlu’s ongoing exploration of the body’s boundaries and its role as a vessel in personal expression responding to predominant social and political paradigms continues by addressing the newly arising definitions for distance, limitation, intimacy, and borders. These notions that are recently restoring their contexts are at the center of the artists’ new work, where she* reconsiders the four windows (‘screens’) of Apartment Project as a single narrative, utilizing only the facade as the project space, keeping the doors
of the venue closed for public access.
To float or be pulled through space. Looking up, back towards the floor. Bending backward yet moving forward. To pass below the bar towards the gap to disappear between the walls.
To linger in a state of being set back to oneself. Standing with one’s body in relation to the space and other states of being, thinking about fragility, fear, the emptiness of space, origins, cycles, and routines.
In turbulent times the Weber Class was meeting on the internet. Some of them met outside and later on at the apartment project. Here we show what we do in limbo. Come around, we look forward to it.
AARC is an experimental artistic solidarity project conceived by Errant Sound and Apartment Project in Berlin. After the racist murders in Hanau, the two groups met to initiate a collaboration between the two project spaces – also as a political statement – by forming the “Artists Against Racism Collaborative (AARC)”.
The short form AARC refers to the word arc — arc as a bridge between artists of different fields and cultural backgrounds. At the same time, the title phonetically evokes the “AARGGH!” interjection, conveying common feelings of despair, fear and exhaustion among communities who are affected by racist attacks and/or exposed to subtle forms of racism. The collectively formulated voice develops individual and/or joint responses to such emotions and names and unveils everyday practices of racism. Through this collaboration, the two venues aim to create a mutual artistic conversation, facilitate a process of collaboration and develop new forms of solidarity.
The exhibition “Funke” by Selda Asal, Emre Birişmen and Melih Sarıgöl for 48h Neukölln Festival intends to reflect the timeline of transmutation – the process of pressure and explosion expansion – and the spark that provides clues to a possible path in the fog after the first explosion. The exhibition is designed in two modules…
*The TV channel of Condition Room brings together art works that appropriate different formats of television shows. As an addition to already existing works, using the set constructed in the exhibition space, new shows were produced before and during the exhibition, generating a flow of ‘information’. Employing an imaginative and a satirical approach, His TV…