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.