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Connecting cities

23.01.2014 19:00

@ Public Art Lab

As a start to series of events, on this evening Public Art Lab will open its doors within a kitchen-like atmosphere to bring together Berlin based urban media initiatives.

23. 01 19:00 - 24:00 Connecting Cities – Urban Media Kitchen
As a start to a series of events, on this evening Public Art Lab will open its doors in a kitchen-like atmosphere to bring together Berlin based and international urban media initiatives. Our guests are amongst others: Momentum (Skyscreen), Screencity (Daniela Arriado), DAM Galerie (Wolf Lieser), Genius Loci Weimar (Anke von der Heide), W33 (Martin Stebbing), LEAP (Sandra Moskova), Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (Jan-Gunnar Franke), University Leuphana (city planning Alexander J. Albrecht), Urban Aestetics (Tanya Toft, NY), Monika Fleischmann & Wolfgang Strauss (Associated artists ZKM, Fraunhofer Society), xm:lab (Soenke Zehle & Henrik Elburn), Supermarkt (Ela Kagel), The Constitute (Christian Zöllner), Pfadfinderei (Toby & Codec), verve cultural (Marilia Pasculli & Joao Frugiuele). The Urban Media Kitchen also opens the Telepresent Gallery. 

23.01. - 28.01. 19:00 - 24:00 Connecting Cities – Telepresent Gallery
The show room windows of Public Art Lab will become a Telepresent Gallery to show surveillance cameras from the cities of the Connecting Cities Network, which focuses on the worldwide presence of urban screens and media facades. The Telepresent Gallery is a depiction of an expanded perception of video control, of how we observe the world from its spy cam point of view. It focuses on questions, such as: How does the world look like from a spy-cam-perspective as video surveillance has become omnipresent? How do we think surveilance/sousveillance and video sniffing as observation becomes visible again, only as soon as something spectacular happens? What has become of the state of panic about loss of control and privacy and what do surveillance cams tell us about this? Away from performativity as a side effect when in presence of a visual recording device, Telepresent Gallery explores CCTV between invisibility and a certain surveillance-resistance.

28.01. - 29.01. 10:00 - 18:00 Connecting Cities Lab – Artists’ Camp
Together with the Connecting Cities curators, the internationally selected artists of the open call 2014 will meet and discuss their projects, strategies and practices, which will provide basic material for the Connecting Cities Workshop. The Artists’ Camp as an open forum is an attempt to identify, re-read and question media façades in a post-digital discourse.

28.01. 19:00 - 24:00 Telepresent Gallery – Lecture / Artist Talk
Vilém Flusser has shaped the term telepresence. Daniel Irrgang, scientific assistant of Prof. Dr. Siegfried Zielinski, scientific supervisor of the Vilém Flusser Archive at the University of the Arts Berlin and researcher in the project Archaeology/Variantology of the Media, will introduce this theoretical concept in a short lecture. Also, the artists Paul Sermon and Charlotte Gould will show the project “Picnic on the Screen“ as well as the selected project for Connecting Cities. 

Venue: Public Art Lab
Brunnenstr. 72,  133555 Berlin

Connecting Cities is a project initiated by Public Art Lab Berlin in co-organisation with Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, FACT Liverpool, iMAL Brussels, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille and in association with University of Aarhus, Marseille-Provence 2013, MUTEK Montréal, Quartier des spectacles, Federation Square Melbourne and verve cultural Sao Paulo. In cooperation with ARTE Creative, Streampark TV and ikono.
With support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.