Friday, July 13th
Free / Opening 6pm
Revolution is again the word of our times. Since 2009, through different movements around the world, we have consistently seen more people in the streets giving voice to their desires and demands than in any other period during the past three decades. Because of the new communication technologies, now, there seems to exist a common understanding of the word “revolution”. Revolution is the hype. The word revolution and the aesthetics of resistance have become a desirable icon, most of the times without a living narrative, sometimes massively embraced by commercial means, while the motives behind and the specific struggles within different local cases disappear and sometimes even contradict each other.
“Global Revolutions / Local Contradictions” is an ongoing project initiated by the Mindpirates, structured as a three-part-event running throughout July to September 2012. Through a library, series of talks, film screenings, workshops, performances and public interventions this project seeks to ask the followings:
- How does the mainstream translate, reenact and make use of a so-called ‘political aesthetic’ into its own language?
- What happens to the ontology, agency and urgency of images coming out of an uprising when new communication
technologies promote a global mass distribution and repetition of those images?
- How do immediate social-political transformation processes influence the practice and aesthetic language of visual
artists and cultural practitioners living within or without a movement?
Mindpirates invited Dina Kafafi, Jens Maier-Rothe, Azin Feizabadi, Nine Yamamoto-Masson, Margarita Tsomou, Pauline Doutreluingne and Cynthia Iurinic to develop the program. Global Revolutions / Local Contradictions is an ongoing project structured as a three-part-event taking place from July to September, 2012. Global Revolutions / Local Contradictions includes a series of talks, film screenings, workshops, performances and public interventions.
Friday, July 13th
18:00: Opening of the Global Revolution / Local Contradictions Library
20:00: Journalistic Leftovers, Performance by Margarita Tsomou
22:00: Living Room featuring music by Global Chaos and Gabriel Acevedo.
Performance & Film Presentation
Wednesday, July 18th
21:00: A Selection of Political Video Art, Curated by Pauline Doutreluingne and Cynthia Iurinic
EXHIBITION — PART 1
Open Wednesday – Saturday
July 13th – August 12th, 2012
13:00 – 19:00
Mindpirates Projektraum transforms into a growing library of videos, films, texts, essays and documentation materials.
Works shown amongst others by Invisible Committee, Nima Esmailpour, Amen Feizabadi, Zheng Guogu (tbc), Bani Khoshnoudi, Moyah Pravda, Edward Salem, Nine Yamamoto & Mirak Jamal, Hamed Yousefi, a compilation of international AD clips, recent documentary films on various local protest movements such as Pussy Riot, Yosoy 132 movement, Greek riots, Occupy NYC, No-nuke protests etc.
Schlesiche Strasse 38, 3HH