Exhibition
Thursday 01.09.2022
18:00 - 22:00
Friday 02.09.2022
13:00 - 21:00
Saturday 03.09.2022
13:00 - 21:00
Sunday 04.09.2022
13:00 - 19:00
Monday 05.09.2022
13:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 06.09.2022
13:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 07.09.2022
13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 08.09.2022
13:00 - 21:00
Friday 09.09.2022
13:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10.09.2022
13:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11.09.2022
13:00 - 19:00
Who Cares? Feminist Art Festival - The Right Distance_c-iCollective e.V.
COVEN BERLIN, AXE PULSE
Dirk Sorge, The Cure Department
Ileana Pascalau, Breathe Out (2022)
Kollektiv(e) Selbstausbeutung (OKS Ottersberg), Umsorgniserregend
Rebecca Korang, Sonette der Wut
Rosmarie Weinlich, Antropische Wildnis
The Hologram, A Proposal for an Autonomous Peer-to-Peer Clinic for Those Who Give Care

Under the title The Right Distance, the second edition of the festival invites artists, activists and cultural workers to reflect on the interstitial space that is created between the caregiver and the cared-for. If caring is being in a situation of relatedness and vulnerability, under which conditions do we say that someone cares for another living being? And how is that space established, maintained and eventually enhanced so that it does not become prejudicial for those involved?


AXE PULSE

COVEN BERLIN

Adolescence is nothing if not an endless series of paradoxes. As a teenager you spend your days with packs of people, and yet often feel utterly isolated. You’re carving your own identity, yet are indelibly shaped by the influences around you. It’s excruciating, and magical, and formative, with highs and lows that are as devastating as they are delirious. Queer theory understands categories of gender and sexuality as unstable, shifting, malleable, and contextual, and COVEN BERLIN understands adolescence along similar lines: a “not yet there” temporality that is an essential part of our political imagination. The same way the teenage body is imprisoned by its present, suspended in a moment of change, queerness thrives in perpetual becoming, of always existing in a utopian, just-out-of-reach future. As Jose Esteban Muñoz puts it, “we may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality.” Adolescence, in this sense, is the space for utopia to become. COVEN BERLIN brings AXE PULSE, a name inspired by an old model of the popular deodorant brand for teens, as a response to care. Adolescence is a time when we all needed care but were rarely taught how to ask or read our own needs, nor did many of us have access to the care we really needed. Adolescence in this sense is a life-long process of learning to care for oneself and others.

From the age of 13 years
Language: English
Duration: varying
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Translation into English
Translation into German
Barrier-free WC
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchair
Translation into sign language ×

 

Cure Department 1+2
Dirk Sorge

Two departments of the series “Cure Departments” will be shown in the installation. The tuning fork, which vibrates at 528 hertz, is said to repair human DNA, according to the online shop. 528 hertz is one of the so-called Solfeggio Frequencies. Exhibition visitors are allowed to hit the tuning fork themselves and try out the healing sound free of charge. The second department uses these and 8 other Solfeggio Frequencies to generate an audio-visual composition. The idea of healing through sound suggests that, like an out-of-tune musical instrument, the human being must be properly tuned in order to function. But what is “right” about this and where this standardised tuning comes from is not questioned. The question is obscured by diffuse references to the number mysticism of Pythagoras, monk chants in the Middle Ages and vague references to Buddhism. The paternalism of orthodox medicine is replaced by another paternalistic system that also generates capital from the hope of healing.

From the age of 8 years
Language: German
Prior knowledge necessary ×
English subtitle
Barrier-free WC
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchair

 

Breathe Out (2022)
Ileana Pascalau

Plenty of tackles, metallic bolts, ght leather-straps of close- ng corsets … were part of a prolific medical industry meant to „discipline“ and „correct“ the female body until well into the 20th century. Such medical concerns, nourished continuously by social anxieties and gender-related prejudices, aimed beyond bodily diseases towards  „hygienics”of the mind. Thus, many scientific devices intended to relieve the body and mind in fact had the opposite effect, enhancing trauma and sexual inhibiton.

My installation points out this dark chapter in the history of the body, in which the notion of care is twinned with the shadow of harm. The term orthopaedics, from the Ancient Greek words orthós („straight, proper”) and paideía (“upbringing, training”) is confronted here with the concept of queer-paedics. In their materiality and shape, floating between the sculptural and the bidimensional, the objects composing Breathe Out have lost their anatomical function in order to become images, serving as a reminder that caring to acknowledge history is an essential component of the present knowledge of care.

From the age of 15 years
Language: English
Duration: varying
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Subtitle ×
Translation into German ×
Barrier-free wc
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchair
Translation into sign language ×

 

Umsorgniserregend
Kollektiv(e) Selbstausbeutung (Studierende der HKS Ottersberg)

What space do personal needs require? Who gives them this space? And at what price? What distance is there between the need and the provider? What distance is necessary? How are etiquette and emotional distance mutually dependent? Who is cared for – the person or the need?

Kollektiv(e) Selbstausbeutung will address these questions in the form of an installation. In a participatory performance, visitors and performers can try out a way of dealing with personal needs and, at the same time, engage with the question of the (monetary) value of care work.

Bring your needs with you, they will be professionally cared for.

For all ages
Language: German
Prior knowledge necessary: the participation includes writing
Translation into English
Barrier-free wc
Childcare ×
Wheelchair accessible participation is possible
Translation into sign language ×

 

Sonette der Wut
Rebecca Korang

Sonette der Wut (Sonnets of Rage) is a video work that explores anger as a form of empowerment. A declaration of destructive power. System warning. It can pull the rug out from under your feet. And yet it is your most important companion. “Are you scared of the angry Black woman?” Is the question addressed to you or to me? Loud is the cry that often goes unheard. Loud is the echoing fall of old ruins of thought. In the midst of it all I stand and laugh with rage. Paradoxical? Perhaps, but new palaces of thought are emerging.

From the age of 12 years
Language: German
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Subtitles ×
Translation into English ×
Barrier-free WC
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchairs
Translation into sign language ×

 

Antropische Wildnis
Rosmarie Weinlich

Meine künstlerischen Installationen öffnen einen Dialog über das Verhältnis zwischen Menschen, Welt und Natur.
Welche Verantwortung trägt unser Zusammenleben mit den verschiedenen Organismen unseres Planeten?
Antropische Wildnis zeigt eine Interpretation der Natur in dem das Zusammenwirken, die Verflechtung Mensch und Umwelt, Teilhabe und Fürsorge neu gedacht werden.

For all ages
Language: English and German
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Translation into English
Translation into German
Barrier-free wc
Childcare ×
Space for wheelchair
Translation into sign language ×

 

A Proposal for an Autonomous Peer-to-Peer Clinic for Those Who Give Care
The Hologram

The Hologram is a peer-to-peer health monitoring protocol practiced from couches all over the world. It has been spreading virally, from one (future) caretaker to the next, since early 2020. This project is feminist science-fiction come to life, and at the same time, is an anarchist social technology that anyone can use. Above all, The Hologram is a simple protocol for meeting with friends to focus on collective wishes, formally and long-term. The Hologram protocol creates autonomous health and stability and reminds us that we are a cooperative species, that we don’t need advanced degrees to wish for and work towards a world where everyone who cares for others is well taken care of.

The Hologram protocol’s basis is simple: One person, “the hologram”, invites three friends, “the triangle”, to meet with them on a regular basis and ask them questions about their physical, social, and emotional health. In this way, the triangle becomes the hologram’s living medical record if they practice this meeting together repeatedly over time. The triangle members are not experts. Instead they feel alongside the hologram, and observe their life changing over time. In turn, the hologram encourages their triangle members to invite three people into their own Hologram, so everybody who gives care is also well taken care of.

For the Who Cares? exhibition, Cassie Thornton, Florence Freitag, and Magdalena J. Härtelova, members of The Hologram Community of Practice will offer several opportunities to get to know and practice the protocol. At a desk for a (future) free social clinic, visitors will be able to see, listen, read more about the project, ask questions and sign up for peer-facilitated trial sessions.

From the age of 13 years
Language: English
Prior knowledge necessary ×
Translation into German ×
Barrier-free WC
Childcare ×
Wheelchair accessible participation possible
Translation into sign language ×