20th March 2015, 19.00
Lada Nakonechna „Invisible borders”
Lada Nakonechna describes the method in constructing her artwork; and the need to exceed borders as starting point for thought. Social attitudes and the notion of participation are the spheres of Lada’s interests.
Louise Schroeder explores in her art, aspects, problems and issues of history, remembrance and re-constructions. Moreover, it is always also important for the artist to investigate the influence and negotiation of political, social and media interests as parameters in commemoration. She introduces selected works.
24th March 2015, 19.00
From the memories of a documentary archaeologists.
26th March 2015, 19.00
44 % complete. Elli Kuruş will be translating bitnation into platonic bodies.
The talk by Giorgi Tabatadze will be dedicated to ways of artistic translation in his works. Rather than being interested in so-called authentic self-expression, the artist works with and appropriates, references from broader culture (i.e. media) into his/her practice. During the talk Giorgi presents examples of such an approach from his two latest projects: Media-Graffiti and Monument to the Unknown USER.
27th March, 19.00
Olga Jitlina speaks about art work she has produced over the last 5 years, dealing with the topic of migration and social shifts in the Post-Soviet space. The Agency of Utopian News, is a series of publications on mass-media, titled as a humorous and absurdist attempt to explore the
power of political imagination and confusion. The migrant board game Russia, The Land of Opportunity is an attempt to find a way to depict a variety of life-scenarios involving labour migrants coming to Russia from ex-Soviet states. She speaks of her latest story project, named after Nasreddin Hodja, in which humour is the only weapon.
Mikhail Tolmachev speaks about his approach of working with artistic method, on issues surrounding the development of documentary visual practices under the pressure of military technologies; their image production, and the relations between information, and, opinions.