Doireann O’Malley, Prototypes II, The Institute, 2018
Omsk Social Club, Ouroboros (Unrealism), Kunstraum Kreuzberg, 2020
Running for 58 days over three venues including the website unrealism.live as part of the exhibition “Journey into Living Being” curated by Tilman Baumgärtel
Yana Eva Thönnes, Medusa Bionic Rise, The Agency. Photo Credit: Dirk Rose
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT]
Johannes Paul Raether hosts and directs the Live Art Forms program and teaches performative practices.
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As an assistant Professor Tamara Antonijević organizes and co-hosts the program. They teach expanded dramaturgy in the SOMA axis.
Visiting Professors and Mentors
Coming from a variety of artistic practices and beyond, mentors advise students on their project development in individual mentoring sessions. They also share experiences from their field of practice and hold presentations as well as lectures.
Visiting professors organize and teach workshops that bring their specific professional knowledge and practices to collaboratively deveoped courses in the SOMA and TECHNE axes.
Visiting Faculty for the 2021/2022 academic year will be among others:
Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] works internationally but lives in Kumasi, Ghana. sHit is a multidisciplinary “artivist”, founder and artistic director of perfocraZe International Artists Residency (pIAR) which aimed at promoting exchange between international and local artists, activists, researchers, curators, and thinkers. As a performer and installation artist, crazinisT investigates gender stereotypes, prejudices, queerness, identity politics and conflicts, sexual stigma and their consequences for marginalized groups or individuals. With rituals and a gender-fluid persona, sHit employs sHits own body as a thought-provoking tool in performances, photography, video, and installations, ‘life-and-live-art’ confronting issues such as disenfranchisement, social justice, violence, objectification, internalized oppression, anti-blackness, systemic indoctrination and many more.
As a mentor in the GEOS module, Va-Bene Elikem Fiatsi [crazinisT artisT] will share her multidisciplinary knowledge in group work meetings and advise students on their projects in individual mentoring sessions.
Doireann O’Malley has developed a multidisciplinary, research-led practice using collaborative methodologies, video installation, virtual reality and performance to diffract the history and emergence of 20th and 21st century techno-bodies and the endless trap of representation and identity.
Through the staging of an immersive, world-building, their work, critically rehearses multiple and exhaustive readings of art history, theory, psychoanalysis, physics, computational science and science fiction, and the seemingly endless ways in which these different fields and histories merge and interact to capture emergent modes of subjectivity that have moved beyond the narrow gender binaries and racial stereotypes inherited from a western-centric scientific and philosophical tradition.
Doireann O’Malley will teach as a mentor in the GEOS modula.
Omsk Social Club works closely with networks of viewers, everything is unique and unrehearsed. The living installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena. Al-lowing the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of modern-day culture alongside the participant's unique personal experiences.
Omsk Social Club will teach a group workshop in the SOMA module that frames the intensive mentoring week.
The Agency / Yana Thönnes is a performance artist and theatre director interested in the uncanny of the performance of emotions. As part of the artistic direction of THE AGENCY she develops immersive performances that involve the audience as a player, a user, a LARPer, a customer, a political subject. These works evolve around the search for a subversive option of agency in times of neoliberal post-digital capitalism: How can we create counter-desires, counter-identities and counter-movements?
Yana Eva Thönnes is a mentor in the GEOS module. She will share her knowledge as performer and director and advise students on their projects in group work meetings and individual mentoring sessions.
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