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.
Black On Black “SilkWorm Sessions”
Audio-visual performance collective Black On Black is releasing their first audio-visual album, SilkWorm Sessions. The album brings together Ceren Oykut’s live recorded black and white animations and Fezaya Firar’s live synthesized electronic music.
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#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
WAWA is an online database bringing together women+ artists living in Berlin from Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Turkey, and Palestine who have experienced displacement, and forced or willing relocation.
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.