When we are drowning in instability, creativity can be the saving anchor, as Simon Berz, the guest of the upcoming «Chromatic Wednesdays» edition, states. In his project Rockingdesk, he improvises over musical notations, making them vibrate and translating them into images that accompany the sound. By amplifying the material he finds in notations and developing flaws, he expresses impermanence in his performances. In the performance of the second guest, Georg Werner, instability results from the unpredictability of the radio programs that he uses in his experimental music. He plays a self-built instrument, which controls three radios via a step sequencer, recombining what can be heard on this medium.
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).
Akis is a narrative audiovisual installation, that explores the multi-layered emotional accumulation of migrants from Turkey.
Akis ist eine erzählerische audiovisuelle Installation, die erforscht, was Migrant*innen aus der Türkei auf verschiedenen Ebenen emotional angehäuft haben.
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.
HIVE is an international short film event based in Berlin. It will take place between 13-14-15 August in the Apartment Project exhibition space in Hertzbergstraße, Neukölln.
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.