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. Eren Aksu is a filmmaker based in Berlin, whose work has been awarded at numerous international film festivals. During the event, his films titled “Cosmoroma” (8’, 2015) and “Routines” (18′, 2018) will be screened online, and parts from his latest film “Other Than That, I’m Fine” (14′, 2020) will be previewed.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #8

We are pleased to welcome FILM RISS THEATER to our program for the second episode of the theme Borders. FILM RISS THEATER overcomes not only the borders between the genres of theater and film but also geopolitical borders, constantly in the search of an interface between impossibilities. Based on their urge to jump from reality into another dimension, the collective performs juxtaposing layers of physical and digital presence. FILM RISS THEATER refers to their performances as IMPROVISIONEN, which they often stage at Schaubude Berlin.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #6

For the last episode of Chromatic Wednesday’s January programme, we are delighted to host artist and poet Bitsy Knox at Apartment Project with a spatio-temporal reading performance. Bitsy and her alternating voice will explore recent prose, looping, distorting and echoing through our project space for an introspective investigation. Inspired by former protagonists who now can be referred to as mere passers-by, the performance is the artist’s search of corporealising the text by using her constitution as a vessel — the irregular reverberations will guide the script to come through her body, flowing and colliding within the rigid space. Read time after time, each sonic manifestation of the text will take on a different character, exploring the way in which meaning leaks from each new voice. Self-actualising for a certain duration, the undulant piece will recede into the distance, chasing the fluttering and buzzing sounds nearby.

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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. The artist’s mastery in creating distinct choreographies between genres and frequencies is the result of her intrinsic knowledge and complete devotion to electronic music. With abundant rhythms from Anatolia and the Middle East weaved in the DJ’s pulsating sound, İpekçioğlu’s flow conquers its audience in a heartbeat.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #4

Black on Plague is the special pandemic edition of the audiovisual performance series Black on Black. The surprising, archaic, tameless lines of Ceren Oykut, which will this time dive into microcosmos, will be accompanied by FezayaFirar’s live synthesized sound world consisting of drone, noise, glitch, and broken melody elements. The current pandemic has quite unfortunately impacted “Black on Black”, which will appear in this performance with one of its members missing and therefore call themselves “Black on Plague”

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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. During our talk and music session, we will delve into the personal experiences of Devrim CK, a member of Siyasiyabend, his past Istanbul time, actions during Gezi Uprising, and migration to Berlin. While discovering his music production and street activism against gentrification, we will trace back the events from the past to today which shaped his creativity.

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Chromatic Wednesdays #2

The second meeting of the Chromatic Wednesdays will host Didem Pekün (filmmaker) and Nil Mutluer (academician). The conversation will briefly outline the recent past and the present of the political repression that has been exerted on the opposition, the academia, and the art scene in Turkey and will present examples of practices of collective solidarity within the country and abroad, (specifically, the ongoing campaign against the three years long imprisonment of Osman Kavala). Pekün and Mutluer will also discuss the impacts of personal and institutional self-censorship on artistic and cultural practices.

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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. He will also focus on his experiences as the director of the Municipality Art Gallery in Diyarbakır, and the closure of the institution in parallel to the recent confiscation of local power by the central government. Seyitvan will conclude with his observations on the current practices from the region and in the diaspora.

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AARC#2 — HisTV

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.

To serve its purpose, the exhibition space turns into a studio, where artists and participants collectively produce video works to be broadcasted concurrently on multiple screens around the venue.

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.

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Leman Sevda Daricioglu | There is an ocean between us.

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.

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In Limbo

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.

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Errant Sound & Apartment Project // : AARC#1 – TORTU

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.

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Funke / 48h Neukölln Festival

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…

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“fluctuate” in the frame of ctm/Transmediale Vorspiel 2020

fluctuate” is a one-day festival for improvised electronic music accompanied by video projection in Apartment Project.

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A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere: Performances

29.November 2019, 18h A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere Performances by Ece Gökalp – A Mountain As Many Kerem Ozan Bayraktar – Respiration Eren İleri – Indigenous Martian Bacteria DOES Have Precedence Over Human Exploration: An Exercise in No Man’s Sky At Apartment Project Berlin Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln, 12055 Berlin Afterparty DJs:…

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A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere 08/09/2019 – 29/09/2019

A Horn in The Neck: Verfremdungseffekte May Occur Everywhere 08/09/2019 – 29/09/2019   Exhibition by İpek Burçak, Hilal Güler, Ayfer Karabıyık, Andara Shastika, and Merve Ünsal   With performances by Robogeisha w/ $.RAR, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Eren İleri, Andara Shastika, Ece Gökalp   At Apartment Project Berlin Hertzbergstr 13, Neukölln, 12055 Berlin   Opening 08/09/2019,…

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HisTV

*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…

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awhām magazine release

Join us to celebrate the release of the second print issue of awhām magazine. Friday October 25th starting at 18:30 Apartment Project Hertzbergstraße 13 12055 Neukölln Berlin beats by FemmeFitness dj Lolita With: A2 Studio | Ashraf Al-Khufash | Anisha Muller | Andrew Wilkin | Deena Abdelwahed | Farah Chamma | FemmeFitness | Gernot Bayer…

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Condition Room

Having departed from the complicated context of present-day Turkey, we observe that our conditions of living and working in Berlin constantly overlap and interact. We inspire each others’ oscillating stories; we resist forgetting while we also consciously strive to forget. We persist in our own memories; we are claiming our own words to constitute our…

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Situational Dictionary :NOW

It seems like we are supposed to be living in the here and now, but situations can suddenly change. The here becomes impossible, and the now becomes a transitory state between past and future. Often these abrupt changes are triggered by uncontrollable external events. Life plans get shaken up and social connections become scattered. There…

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Condition Room

Having departed from the complicated context of present-day Turkey, we observe that our conditions of living and working in Berlin constantly overlap and interact. We inspire each others’ oscillating stories; we resist forgetting while we also consciously strive to forget. We persist in our own memories; we are claiming our own words to constitute our…

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Panel: »›New Wave‹ Migration from Turkey: Displacement, Survival and Solidarity«

Panel discussion 4.Mai 2019, 19h »›New Wave‹ Migration from Turkey: Displacement, Survival and Solidarity« With: Onur Ceritoğlu, Özlem Sarıyıldız, Tuba İnal Çekiç Chaired by: Özge Yaka In the nGbK exhibition space In the last few years, Berlin has become a major destination for highly educated, critically minded young people from Turkey (the so-called ›new wave‹).…

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Panel: »Art At Stake / What are the limits of free expression for an artist?«

Panel discussion 4th of May, 4:30pm »Art At Stake / What are the limits of free expression for an artist?« With: Ceren Oykut, Selda Asal, Ece Gökalp Chaired by: Yasemin Nur In the nGbK exhibition space In countries racing towards autocracy, what is the position artists can take against the skillful plots of fear-inducing politics?…

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Panel: »What’s Not Happening in Istanbul?« at nGbK, Berlin

Panel discussion 4th of May 2019, 2pm »What’s Not Happening in Istanbul?« (EN) With: Merve Ünsal, Fatma Belkıs Chaired by: Ingo Arend In the nGbK exhibition space In the beginning of the 2000s, fertile ground led artistic production to flourish in Istanbul. Financial support for art was on the rise, as were multiple independent institutions.…

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Eröffnung SIS – In the blink of a bird @ nGbK Berlin

17:30 Performance (EN) Sis Collective »In the Blink of A Bird (second rendition)« In this performance the members and collaborators of Sis explore in the realm of bureaucracy. They claim to consult, guide and counsel the visitors through the exhibition, through the paperwork, through unvoiced complications and to a Next Stage. This performance is the…

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SIS In the blink of a bird @ nGbK Berlin

In the Blink of A Bird Exhibition: 27 April – 2 June 2019 In The Blink Of A Bird Working Group: Selda Asal, Özgür Atlagan,Fatma Belkıs, Berk Asal, ŞafakÇatalbaş, Kristina Kramer, Gümüş Özdeş and Yasemin Nur and Friends: Birgit Auf der Lauer & Caspar Pauli, Emre Birişmen, Savaş Boyraz, Onur Ceritoğlu, Ece Gökalp, Ceren Oykut,…

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Ezgi Kılınçaslan – “You would have lived”

Multimedia Installation Exhibition Opening: 02.11.2018 at 7pm Exhibition Period: 02.11. – 25.11.2018 “We were like you,” they say. “You won’t get the answer to any question. The thing that is real is the longing within you, don’t try to extinguish that.” Neither past nor future, neither death nor life… Staying on in-between every once in…

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?? / Zeynep Beler, Emin Yu

Question is the mark of inquisition such as why are we here? did we choose to be here? [you are here – on weisestr, 12049, berlin] on the northeast corner of Tempelhofer Feld under the shade of the trees the duo encounters an 8-circuit Labyrinth. circle the goal and find yourself by turns farther and…

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