Forecast Forum

#Workshops
31 Mar - 1 Apr 2017
Forecast Platform, Berlin, DE
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany

The Forecast Forum offers insight into pioneering ideas in fields like architecture, curating, dance, design, music, and video art. The Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will become a laboratory where pioneering talents from all continents can bring their project ideas to life in conversations, installations, and presentations. Forecast believes in mentoring: Six experts selected 30 promising concepts from more than 450 international applications. As mentors, they help participants develop their ideas and encourage them to break boundaries in terms of working methods and formats. At the end of the Forum, each of the six mentors will select one concept to guide to its fruition. The results of these collaborations will be presented at the Forecast Festival in October 2017.

Programme:
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
18.00 Welcome
Bernd Scherer, Director of Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Freo Majer, Artistic Director of Forecast

18.30 Mentors in conversation
Hou Hanru (FR), curator
Heather Martin (GB), designer
Bjørn Melhus (DE/NO), artist
Philippe Rahm (CH), architect
Richard Siegal (US), choreographer
Jennifer Walshe (IE), composer

19.30 Explorers’ parcours and performances
30 participants present their proposals in fields like architecture, curating, dance, design, music, and video art.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1
16.00 Mentors in conversation
Hou Hanru (FR), curator
Heather Martin (GB), designer
Bjørn Melhus (DE/NO), artist
Philippe Rahm (CH), architect
Richard Siegal (US), choreographer
Jennifer Walshe (IE), composer

17.00 Explorers’ parcours and performances
30 participants present their proposals in fields like architecture, curating, dance, design, music, and video art.

20.30 Plural Natures. Architecture symposium on how we can accomodate nature in the city.

22.00 Announcement of the selected projects
The six mentors will each select one concept to accompany to fruition over the next six months.

All events are in English. Free admission.

30 participants and their proposals:
Annika Kuhlmann (DE) After Work: A think tank founding an art institution for a society without waged labor. | Jaime Patarroyo (CO) A Momentary Trembling: A spatial construction whose fabric imitates and reflects human sensitivities.| Joshua Kagimu (UG) Mysteries of Selfies: A video exhibition that deals with people’s alter egos in selfie photographs. Ricardo O’Nascimento (BR/IT) ProtoSenses: Wearables based on synesthesia, facilitating new communication between humans and machines. | Renan Laru-an (PH) The Artist and the Social Dreamer: An exhibition enacting dictators’ speeches as a medium that initiated a form of globalization. | Flora Miranda (AT) FMVirtualia: An application that enables consumers to design their own clothes. | Tsao Yidi (CN) Gray Matters: Various views of the human brain, from the perspectives of cultural and art history. | Mika Savela (FI) Curatorial Urbanism(s): The heritage of discussions re - lated to emerging cities in China from the 1990s to 2000s. | Michel Erler (DE) Gaming Is the New Voting: An interactive platform that encourages political engagement. | Jesi Khadivi (US) Bād’e Saba: A curatorial project on the use of dust and sand as metaphors in art and culture. | Liliana Piskorska (PL) Public Displays of Affection: A multidisciplinary work that captures increasing public discord in Poland. | Julia Sokolnicka (PL) Playing the Self: An interactive exhibition finds an escape from “hypernormalization” in society. | Hui Ye (CN) Quick Code Service: A project that questions the impact of QR codes on China’s social reality. | Anna Sobczak (DE/PL) Nostalgia: A multimedia installation, based on memories, to be transferred into artificial intelligence. | Beny Wagner (DE/US/IL) Obscene Rain: A video based on research on the “obscene,” as derived from ancient Greek theater. | Nichola Czyz (GB) The Center for Contemporary Nature: A Land Art installation that simulates the habitat of an Indonesian orangutan.Marina Andronescu (FR) Threshold Politics: Thermal mechanisms that improve conditions of children living in tunnels. | Sebastian Haug (DE) Shaping Urban Spaces with Weather Phenomena: Tools that visualize the impact of weather on different urban areas. | Mathieu Bujnowskyj (FR) Fullspectrum Furniture: Experimental furniture that interferes with electromagnetic radiation. | Carlos Ramírez-Pantanella (ES) Geolfatoscope: An urban odorizing prototype for olfactory interventions. | Beny Wagner Obscene Rain: A video based on research on the “obscene,” as derived from ancient Greek theater. | Ania Soliman (US/PL/EG) Explaining Dance to a Machine: Choreography for a dog robot performing movements. | Tara Catherine Pandeya (US) Raqsistan: A Cartography of the Body: A one-woman show tracing the impact of migration through Central Asian dance. | Kevin Simmonds (US) Be a Friction: A dance-song in which movement and music are indivisible, performed as acts of resistance. | Joël Detiege (US) Flambeaux, The Spirit of New Orleans: Music, theater, and dance for a critical examination of creolization in New Orleans. | Isaac Chong Wai (CN) The Collective Individual Exercises: Performances that explore the idea of individualism and collectivism, personal and public. | Stephen Kwok (US) 6pm: A performance presents multiple events hosted by locals as a single event. | Lisa Tuyala (DE) The Poetry of Getting Lost: A musical performance that explores the artist’s family story through language’s (im)possibilities. | Stefan Maier (CA) Incompossibles: Speculative Thought and Algorithmic Architecture: A project that questions the notion of freedom in the age of algorithms. | Scott McLaughlin (IE) Resonant Paths: An installation of suspended everyday objects that viewers can play as instruments. | Maya Shenfeld (IL) Entangled Dimensions: A network of loudspeakers that examines social media's impact on our daily lives.

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