RCPP program in October & November 2016

projectpiccrop_3-425 October, 2pm – 5pm
Auto Italia: Shell Corporation*
What are the desired conditions to produce artwork? What is enabled by
working collaboratively that is greater than what we can achieve alone?
Marianne Forrest and Edward Gillman of the London-based artist-run
project and studio Auto Italia South East will lead ‘Auto Italia: Shell
Corporation’, a half-day session presenting research and references
informing Auto Italia’s current programme and studio practice.
Touching on alternative methods for producing and distributing artwork
through collaborative production, the session will consider the
potentials for art and artistic practice enabled through operating under
the guise(s) of Auto Italia. The session will encourage a collective
imagining of what ‘artist-led’ groups might look like and operate as in
the future, touching on histories of group production and seeking
enlightenment from examples found in theories of group work, esoteric
decision-making strategies and role-play.

*A shell corporation is a company which serves as a vehicle for business
transactions without itself having any significant assets or operations.

www.autoitaliasoutheast.org

Writing workshop:

28.10, 12.12.9.11, 6.2

8 November, 11am – 2pm
PWR: Network Geometry

We will map out convoluted, cryptic network geometries starting from a
number of poetic figures: The Secret Enclave, TrustZone, Fog Computing,
Mist, Ether, Cloud, Urbit Ships, The Great Firewall, Proof-of-Location.

For the second part of the session we propose to look at current
standards for network topology icons (eg. cisco) and together sketch out
additions – other roles and constellatons that are not taken into account.

http://pwr.site/

12.12

Ways of being

The workshop will start with a presentation by Cécile B. Evans, which will be related to a 3 year period encompassing her projects AGNES, Hyperlinks or it Didn’t Happen, and What the Heart Wants. Yuri Pattison will talk about his 2-3 year residency with Chisenhale in London, which revolved  around the life/work construct in relation to new technological and ideological formations and the possibility of alternative ways of being.

More info tba end of October.

17.1

A report from Beijing

Antonie Angerer and Anna Eschbach, founders and curators of I: project space in Beijing, will present
 their AR based book by publishing platform tria. The catalog “lin_ke” features video works by the artist Lin Ke. In close collaboration with designer Sonja Zagermann and the artist, the editors explored new possibilities for translating moving images into printed matter. The result is a book that can be constantly updated.
Besides presenting the interactive publication, Antonie and Anna will
 contextualize their experiment on closing the gap between the digital and the analog by taking us on a tour through the
 extended virtualities of the Chinternet (the Internet with Chinese characteristics).

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WS 2016-17 – class meetings

All the class meetings and seminars will take place:

at UDK Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 33 / Room 115 / 14:00

  • October 
  • Mon. 17.10 / Elevator B*****$!
  • November
    Tue. 1.11 Class meeting
  • Tue. 8.11 Wednesday  9.11  –  Seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto 
  • Tue. 15.11 Calass meeting
  • Tue. 22.11 Seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto /4-6 pm – James Bridle – more info: http://rcpp.lensbased.net/cloud-index/
  • Tue. 29.11 Class meeting
  • December
  • Tue. 06.12 Seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto
  • Tue. 13.12 Class meeting
  • January
  • Tue. 17.1 Class meeting
  • Tue. 24.1 Seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto
  • Tue. 31.1 Class meeting
  • February
  • Tue. 14.2 Class meeting
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SIREN _ Performance at Ernst Reuter Platz, during Rundgang 2016

You are warmly invited to the performance on Sunday afternoon in the waters of Ernst Reuter Platz.

SIREN _ 24th of July, from 4-10pm.

A temporary performance environment
in the waters of Ernst-Reuter-Platz

PROGRAM:

16:00 SIREN-TAXI (free)
by Anna Philippa Müller, Guillaume DeVore
from: Hardenbergstr. 33, see street sign
to: Ernst-Reuter-Platz
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16:30 dundundundundun
by Michel Wagenschütz
with Anastasia Mandel, Carl Berzow, Hanna Stiegler, Jonathan Jung, Judith Dorothea Gerke, Jule Vetters,
Lukas Kostyra, Lydia AD, Max Göran, Pauline Niedermayer, Thi Loc Le, Thomas Love
with
Hexameter by Paulina Schulz

17:00 Kaltes Klares Wasser
by Berlin Pop Choir, Carina Erdmann, Isabella Fürnkäs
original Version by Malaria
with an arrangement by BPC Director, Lyndsey Cockwell

17:10 Odyssee
by Deniz Orta, Jonas Dassler, Juno Zobel, Maike Knirsch,
Thomas Prenn, Vincent Radetzki
*Costume and set design by
Artur Chruszcz, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Magdalena Mitterhofer

17:20 Kaltes Klares Wasser
by Berlin Pop Choir, Carina Erdmann, Isabella Fürnkäs
original Version by Malaria
with an arrangement by BPC Director, Lyndsey Cockwell

17:30 Stanton Taylor and Tobias Hohn

18:00 Wenn du schielst
by Okka-Esther Hungerbühler and Nuria Hyöng

18:10 Forever Dolphin Love
by Rosa Weiss and Isabel Gatzke

18:20 Sorrows of dehumanized
by Ana Gzirishvili and a partner

18:30 Orpheus und Euridike – Eine mythologische Skulptur
by Amelie Baier, Gerd Sulzenbacher, Cam Celiksirt

18.45 Thanks to Jordan and Mayla
by Carina Erdmann
Erase my calls
by Tenko Nakajima

19:00 Caner Teker and Nikolas Brummer

19:20 Work Art Play Art
by @3lsn3r, Josefin Fischer, Nat Marcus, Lara Wehrs

19:45 Love Research
by Astrit Ismaili

20:00 Fangtasia
by Nicholas Humbert and Lindsey

20:10 Don´t leave me this way
by Bruno Siegrist and Peter Kirk

20:20 Si-Reena
by Sarah Rosengarten
with Camille Lacroix, Hrefna Hörn Leifsdóttir,
Judith Gerke, Maurin Dietrich, Anna Calabrese,
Eva-Lotte Andereya, Melissa Kabakci,
Magali Delion, Sarah Rosengarten

20:30 COME AT ME, HEY – Songtext #5
by Matthias Vieider

20:40 I miss my dead dog
by Claudio Campo-Garcia

21:00 Sample
by Stella Sieber

21:10 Odyssee – Am Strand von Ithaka
Deniz Orta, Jonas Dassler, Junoh Zobel, Maike Knirsch,
Thomas Prenn, Vincent Radetzki
*Costume and set design by
Artur Chruszcz, Julian-Jakob Kneer, Magdalena Mitterhofer

More contributions by

Joseph Bourgois
Carina Erdmann: Thanks to Jordan and Mayla
GULAG HD: Missingno
Gerd Sulzenbacher and Matthias Vieider:
Diana und Akteon – Mythologische Skupltur, laufend

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SI

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FAQ

I am posting this since no one seems to read it – its also updated to reflect current realities.

How to take part in activities:

In general, class meetings are open to anyone. However if you choose to attend informally this does not mean that you are considered a student or could earn any formal credits. It means you are welcome to attend and join the discussion.

For more formal affiliations, especially concerning support for all sorts of
grants (DAAD) and other applications, or the wish to transfer from another art school, the rule is extremely simple: pls follow the class in person for one term before asking such recommendations. I am getting up to two hundred requests per term. Then you will be able to state your request to the class (once a year) and it is up to the class to decide whether to endorse this request. If you are a UdK student already, make yourself know to the tutor, you can apply once a year to change to our class. All decisions are up to the class and it will not help if you send an email to Mr. Steyerl two days after an application deadline to declare how much you´ve always loved his work. If you have been assigned to our class as exchange student, make yourself known to the tutor as swiftly as possible. If you just to want to hang out with us you are welcome to join meetings seminars and workshops.

For entry exams and applications to become a regular student at UdK, pls get in
touch with faculty administration and follow regular procedures. Good luck. The class has nothing to do with this procedure whatsoever.

Letters of recommendation: any request that reaches me less than two weeks before your deadline will not be taken into consideration, especially not requests with a 48 or 24h deadline.

If you are on a general exchange programm and would like to follow class meetings pls get in touch with Gago at lensbased115@gmail.com

Presentations in class and small group meetings:

Recommended format for presentations:
you will have around 45 min to present your work to the class, including
discussion. Presentations are most productive, if they include the discussion of at
least one work in progress, plus – if your work is not yet know to everyone else
– one or two previous projects for us to be able to take into account your artistic
approach.

If you apply to the class you have 10-15 min for your presentation.

If you join a tutorial you will be expected to take part in other peoples tutorials as well, that is to stay the duration of the session between 10 and 13h. It is a small group session and you are expected to give feedback to others if you want to receive it yourself.

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“Decolonizing Knowledge” / Lecture by Grada Kilomba

We are very happy to announce that Grada Kilomba is going to give a lecture on “Decolonizing Knowledge” in June 21 from 11a.m.  in room115!

Grada Kilomba is a portuguese writer, theorist, and interdisciplinary artist.

Her work draws on gender, race, trauma and memory.

She is best known for using a variety of formats, from print publications to staged readings and performance, combining both academic and lyrical narrative, creating a very unique literary style. Grada Kilomba is also known for her book “Plantation Memories”, a collection of short stories that deal with experiences of racism, and is the coeditor of Mythen, Masken und Subjekte (2005), an anthology of critical whiteness studies in Germany. Since 2015 Grada is also curating the series KOSMOS² in the Maxim Gorki Theater, where issues of knowledge transfer and knowledge production in the present are discussed.

By using a collage of her literary and artistic work, in her lecture performance she raises questions concerning knowledge, ›race,‹ and gender: Who can speak? and What can we speak about? To touch this colonial wound, Kilomba creates a hybrid space, transforming the configurations of knowledge and power.

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ON OFF SHORE – CFP show at Museum für Fotografie

ON OFF SHORE
On the migration of people, intelligence, capital, and data
Curated by Paul Feigelfeld
Call for Applications
SEEN BY Exhibition at Museum für Fotografie
Opening September 29, 2016

The exhibition attempts to explore the connections and disconnections of intricately networked and fuzzily entangled currents and layers of migration. From the international streams of refugees fleeing war and displacement, migrant workers in China, Africa, or the former East Bloc, and the way they are politically and technologically tracked, regulated, guided by critical infrastructures, to long-standing financial and political structures which have since created their own economic shadow ecologies and infrastructures in the form of off-shore banks and deep bureaucracy; the art market as a land-locked off-shore economy, the migration of trading towards algorithmic regulation and management; the technological migration to platform oriented solutions and the major shift from search and filter algorithms to machine and deep learning and neural networks; the non-singularity of the existence of artificial intelligence beyond human understanding. The works in the exhibition can be in any medium and should attempt to open possible perspectives on these topics.

Please apply before June 17 with a short concept (including text, images, mock-ups, etc.), artist statement and CV to

Paul Feigelfeld
00000@autistici.org
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Decolonising Mt. Gox

Very happy to announce that the wonderful Grada Kilomba will give a lecture on “Decolonising knowledge” 21.6 after class! For the pre-reading group pls register with Gago.

Also delighted to announce Mt. Gox Larp plus introductory lecture about crypto, DAOs and smart contracts by Ben Vickers for May 30th. This is absolutely strictly by registration, do not show up and just pretend not to have read this. You need to prep your character (and be assigned a character in the first place) and arrive in costume so make yourselves known to Fred or Mikk.

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need delicious brainwash?

Beware it is spring; the groundhog wakes  and you know how that goes. However here´s some great brainquakes to shake off that repugnant stasis.

check out Olekisy Radynskis fab new text on the rccp site!

also Dan wrote an undercover report for Rhizome.

This terms Museum for Photography show curated by Paul Feigelfeld, CFP to follow.

tutorials with Ana Pinto and Azin Feizabadi, sign up on wiki

Writing workshop with Vera and Boaz:

RCPP writing group

Mondays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

dates:

*
9 May
16 May
23 May
6 June
20 June
4 July

The writing group will discuss individual writing projects at different
stages. These meetings also include close reading of selected texts from
a range of fields (literature, arts, media studies, philosophy). Some
texts are intended for close reading, others as triggers of writing
moods. Writing comes first. As soon as we have read your synopses, we
will expand the reading list so it responds to common interests.
Participants are expected to complete at least one text during the
summer term.

Please submit your synopsis (max. 100 words) until April 15
and read John Durham Peters’ text “Writing” for our first writing group
meeting on 9 May (and any other text that appeals to you).

*Networked Maps and Artistic Territories**

Workshop with Brian Holmes, art and cultural critic (Chicago) 25th of April, 2nd of May, exact time tba Raum 115

On the first day of this workshop theorist and mapmaker Brian Holmes will present both the results and the underlying techniques of his recent cartographic work on political ecology issues in Chicago. Then he will show participants how to set up a multimedia web-map interface that they can use. Together we will dream up some kind of theme or metaphorical structure to fit participants’ desires, then everyone will have a week to begin artistic processes at specific points or around Berlin. Holmes will return a week later and help participants integrate the documents of their work to points on the map (images, texts, audio or video files). The workshop will be both theoretical and practical, open to aesthetic questions beyond the specific techniques employed. No programming skills are required but whoever wants to begin learning how to work with a flexible and sophisticated map interface (Openlayers 3) will be able to do so.

Brian Holmes is an art and cultural critic with a taste for on-the-ground intervention. A polyglot living in Paris from 1990 to 2009, he collaborated with political art groups such as Ne Pas Plier, Bureau d’Etudes, and Makrolab. With Claire Pentecost and the 16 Beaver Group he co-organized the Continental Drift seminars. His books include Escape the Overcode: Activist Art in the Control Society (2009) and Unleashing the Collective Phantoms: Essays in Reverse Imagineering (2007), as well as Volatile Smile (2014) in collaboration with the photographers Beate Geissler and Oliver Sann. In Chicago where he now lives he is a member of the Compass group and teaches intermittently at the University of Illinois.

http://southwestcorridornorthwestpassage.org http://midwestcompass.org/watersheds/map.html http://threecrises.org

**Workshop with Ben Vickers, curator of digital at the Serpentine Galleries (London) 30th/31st May, **

exact time tba

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Mesh Network DIY

Workshop with Philipp Borgers, Freifunk Activist and engineer (Berlin)

**May/June, waiting for good weather conditions (: tba **

Tempelhof

More and more people are single-handedly installing and maintaining free networks. Every user in the free wireless network provides his or her wireless LAN router for data transfer to other participants. In return, he or she can also transmit data, such as text, music and movies through a free internal network or use services setup by participants to chat, call or play online games. We use mesh networks.

http://freifunk.net/en/what-is-it-about/

A highly recommended seminar of a colleague at UdK!

Digital Materiality

Baruch Gottlieb

every Thursday,

Ha33-110 2-4pm starts 28 April

Digital Art, Digital Communication, Digital Future, does it all sound old already? Increasingly artists, theorists and political actors are turning their attention to persistent materiality which underlies th electronic digital world. Theorists have begun to elaborate new- and neo-materialisms as well as post-humanist ontologies which radicallyquestion how we perceive ourselves. This is a course where we bring theory into practice and practice into theory. We start with an analysis of digital and electronic products, media, images, sounds, and investigate their material basis from various approaches including phenomenology, history, philosophy and artistic practice. Digital materials are not homogenous, rather they are made up of myriad infinitesimal variations which help us understand what they are.

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Summer term 2016

All the class meetings and seminars will take place:

at UDK Berlin / Hardenbergstraße 33 / Room 115

April
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12 – Tuesday 14:00 – class meeting / Business plan pitch/ karaoke 

19 – Tuesday 14:00 –seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto / Moved to Thursday 21.04 2pm

26 – Tuesday 14:00 – class meeting

May
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10 Tuesday 14:00 – class meeting

17 Tuesday 14:00 – seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto Moved to Wednesday 25.05

24 Tuesday 14:00 – class meeting

June
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Tuesday – class meeting

14 Tuesday 14:00 – seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto moved to 8th of July

21 Tuesday14:00 – class meeting

July
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4. Monday 14:00 – seminar by  Ana Teixeira Pinto moved to 7th of July

5 Tuesday 14:00 – class meeting

7   – 14:00 – seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto

8  – 14:00 – seminar by Ana Teixeira Pinto

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about

This is the about section of this blog and describes the class agenda.

I think that people are not reading it, so I am posting it front page. This is to actively deter overly opportunistic people from attending this class. We larp Florian INC (see below). We are not Florian INC. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THIS CLASS IS RENAMED LANDSCAPE CLASS. IF THINGS DO NOT IMPROVE WE´LL ESCALATE TO PORTRAIT CLASS NEXT TERM AND DRAW NUDE FACES IN CHALK FOR 6 MONTHS.

Lensbased Agenda:
– the class is committed to discussing the material, political, social implications of  form. Form is understood as organisation.
– Lensbased is not actually lensbased.
– the class is based at the University of Arts Berlin, but understands itself as an open format.
– We are not interested in genius, obscurantism, and aesthetic, ethical and intellectual complacency. It is considered extremely uncool to try to enroll colleagues as interns for your own projects. We will politely yawn if you want any advice how to make average, hip or worst of all post-internet art. If you want career advice there are plenty of other opportunities at UdK. If you try to hide the failures of your work by invoking the anthropocene, chances are you understand neither. Please stay away, you are wasting your time and our patience. We will however sometimes tolerate vanity art, occasional spamming, risky pretexts and bad hair days.

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