Nothing Breaking the Losing / Performance by Juliana Hodkinson
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Nothing Breaking the Losing / Performance by Juliana Hodkinson

*Free admission

Juliana Hodkinson works as composer and sound artist, and critical explorer at large. She received her PhD in musicology from the University of Copenhagen with a thesis on silence in music and sound art, and presently teaches composition at the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, Denmark. She works with instruments, electronics and amplified objects such as matches, threads and water. Recent works include All Around, an orchestral work with distributed musicians and surround-sound field recordings, and the word-score Something in capitals, for voices and instruments. Her work has been commissioned by the BBC, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Chamber Made Opera and Phønix16, amongst others. Her writings have appeared in MusikTexte, Musicology Research, Seismograf and the Bogazici Chronicles. www.julianahodkinson.net

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Conceptual Dinner / by Betül İnsel Karahan
Aug
23
8:30 PM20:30

Conceptual Dinner / by Betül İnsel Karahan

A conceptual dinner that is prepared in relation of the day’s special performance…

Betül İnsel Karahan is a chef and a food concept specialist living in Turkey. Having started her career in culinary practices in 2002 as a food culture consultant, she has worked in numerous restaurants all around the world. Between 2011-2016 she has worked as Periodic Turkish Cuisine Chief at La Passarelle Gastronomy Restaurant in Marseille, France. She worked as a restaurant manager and concept specialist at Taksim Endless Art Hotel (2016-2017), Lit Karaköy (2017-2018) in Istanbul and at Muhterif Restaurant in Uchisar, Cappadocia. She has attended many culinary projects including Eastern Mediterranean Cuisine Congress, September 2004, Beirut, Lebanon; World Street Food Festival, October 2004, Cesena, Italy; Lavazza World Coffee Culture Book Turkish Coffee Department Production Consultancy, September 2005, Istanbul and Turin, Italy; T. C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the scope of International Epcot Food and Wine Festival
Presentation of Turkish Culinary Culture, October-November 2005, Orlando, USA; - Istanbul, Algeria Street, Concept and Management Consultant, 2005 Cez2006; EU Cultural Heritage and Adaptation projects, June Uyum September 2007, Istanbul; Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Conservatory Food Culture projects, June-September 2007, Istanbul; International Olive and Food Festival, December 2007, Draguignan, France; Mediterranean Cuisine Conservatory, Gastronomare International Mediterranean Seafood Festival, September 2009, Marseille; Mediterranean Pastries Festival, April 2010, Bizerte, Tunisia.

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Choreomania / Performance by Emma Howes
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

Choreomania / Performance by Emma Howes

*Free admission / No previous experience required.

Separate the tears from the water …

            they will come back to haunt your trees.

The Dancing Plague of 1518 was a phenomenon of collective dancing mania that occurred in Strasbourg. The outbreak began when Mrs. Troffea began to dance fervently in the street. Her manic movements lasted somewhere between four and six days, but within a week thirty-four others had joined, and within a month over four-hundred people were taken by this torrential force. In an attempt to halt the epidemic, the government arranged for an orchestra as accompaniment to the movement. Their efforts failed, and eventually many people died, collapsing from heart attacks, strokes, or physical exhaustion. This dance epidemic happened in silence, yet most likely there was music in their minds. Contemporary performer Emma Howes will present a new piece by taking this historical event as her cue.

Concept: Emma Howes and Ece Pazarbaşı

Emma Waltraud Howes (CA/DE) works as a translator between movement and form. Her interdisciplinary works manifest as multiple reconfigurations of the body and space informed by her background in dance, performance theory, and the visual arts within the framework of a conceptual art practice. Her labour is guided by observations of gestures with a focus on the development of an expanded choreographic practice incorporating public interventions, kinaesthetic and architectural research, and an underlying drawing component in the form of graphic scores for performances as compositions representative of a stage in the development from concept and intention to depiction and effect.
Recent and upcoming solo presentations include: Scores for Daily Living, ZIL, Moscow (2019), The Nine Returns to the One, The Place, London and Centrum, Berlin (2018), dreiküchenhaus: Labour, Ritual, and Civilization, Hamburg (2018), Scores for Daily Living, Kunstmuseet Nord-Trøndelag, Namsos (2018). She has performed with and for: ‘Ten Days Six Nights’, Joan Jonas, Tate Tanks, London (2018); ‘Dynamis’, Georgia Sagri, Documenta14, Kassel (2017); ‘Liminals’, Jeremy Shaw, Venice Biennale (2017); ‘Symphony for a Missing Room’, Lundohl & Seitl, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2016). Howes leads workshops for artist and dancers alike, including: Alive ... & then Some, Ateneu, Porto, and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (2018), and is currently working towards a lucid opera with Just In F Kennedy. www.emmawaltraudhowes.com

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Rock and Wood Formations / Robert Lippok + Ali M. Demirel Performance Lecture
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Rock and Wood Formations / Robert Lippok + Ali M. Demirel Performance Lecture

*Free admission

Born in 1972, Turkey, Ali M. Demirel is a visual artist with educational background in Architecture and Nuclear Engineering. Producing in various formats, he focuses on minimal imagery and structural compositions. His concepts are often driven from science, nature and architecture. Demirel also designs and performs audio visual live shows in collaboration with Richie Hawtin aka Plastikman. Reflecting his background in physics and architecture, he has established a unique visual style with minimal electronic music. Lives and works in Berlin since 2008. www.ali-m.de

Robert Lippok is born in Berlin in 1966. Studied stage design at Kunsthochschule Weißensee Berlin. Member of curatorial board, 4D sound Budapest, Hungary. Member of Institut für Raumexperimente e.v. Tutor at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music / NYU Berlin works as musician, visual artist and set designer in Berlin. www.raster-media.net/artists/robert-lippok

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When the silence speaks / Zen Masters Ji Woo & Sun Woo
Aug
31
4:00 PM16:00

When the silence speaks / Zen Masters Ji Woo & Sun Woo

*Free admission

In this workshop you will learn how to relax your body, calm and control your mind and turn your attention to your innerself by converting sound into silence. To be able to control your mind and emotions; the first step is to feel and understand yourself. Through certain body awareness movements first you will experience the real relaxation, then you will learn how to control and calm your mind. You learn how to clear the clutter of your mind and achieve clarity. You will leave the workshop calm, relaxed with full of hope and positivity.

Sun Woo has been working as a spiritual guide for the last 30 years. He’s trained in South Korean temples for many years. His long practical experience, combined with his Buddhist training led to his extraordinary healing power. He has strong level of empathy, and a loving personality. His guidance made life-changing transfers in his student’s lives. His teachings are not only limited to Zen but also open to all beliefs and cultures. Ji Woo left her successful business career in London to help people in their journey of life. She has a gentle approachable attitude and genuine desire to help, and has enabled many people to change their lives for the better. She has created many personal development programmes. They use sound as the main element in their zen practices. They are currently living in Ida Mountains in West Turkey.

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The Multi-Sensory Essence of Our Existential Experience / Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Multi-Sensory Essence of Our Existential Experience / Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa

*Free admission

The defensive and unfocused gaze of our time, burdened by sensory overload, may eventually open up new realms of vision and thought, freed of the implicit desire of the eye for control and power. The loss of focus can liberate the eye from its historical patriarchal domination and can give freedom to our other senses.

Juhani Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture and dean at the Helsinki University of Technology. Among the many academic and civic positions he has held are those of Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture 1978-1983, and head of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki. He established his own architect's office – Arkkitehtitoimisto Juhani Pallasmaa KY – in 1983 in Helsinki. From 2001 to 2003, he was Raymond E. Maritz Visiting Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, and in 2013 he received an honorary doctorate from that university. In 2010-2011, Pallasmaa served as Plym Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and in 2012-2013 he was scholar in residence at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin. Pallasmaa has also lectured widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

His exhibitions of Finnish architecture, planning and visual arts have been displayed in more than thirty countries and he has written numerous articles on cultural philosophy, environmental psychology and theories of architecture and the arts. Many of his articles are first featured in ARK (The Finnish Architectural Review). Among Pallasmaa's many books on architectural theory is The Eyes of the Skin – Architecture and the Senses, a book that has become a classic of architectural theory and is required reading on courses in many schools of architecture around the world.

Pallasmaa is a member of the Finnish Association of Architects, and an honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. During the spring of 2010, Pallasmaa, along with American playwright Leigh Fondakowski, was an Imagine Fund Distinguished Visiting Chair at the Institute for Advanced Study at University of Minnesota. Pallasmaa was jury member for the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. His architectural work include Kamppi Centre (under the direction of architects Helin & Co), Helsinki, Snow Show, Lapland (with Rachel Whiteread), Bank of Finland Museum, Helsinki, Pedestrian and cycle bridge, Viikki Eco-village, Helsinki, 2002. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juhani_Pallasmaa

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sssshhhh… Presentation by Hans Peter Kuhn
Sep
1
5:00 PM17:00

sssshhhh… Presentation by Hans Peter Kuhn

*Free admission

Hans Peter Kuhn, composer and artist, lives and works in Berlin and Amino (Kyoto, JP). His light and sound installations are exhibited in many museums and galleries or on public sites worldwide, among others at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Centre Pompidou Paris, Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Seattle Art Museum, Tokushima Modern Art Museum. Internationally acclaimed are Lightinstallations in public places, like: The Pier, New York 1996, A Light and Sound Transit, Leeds (UK) 2009, Vertical Lightfield, Singapore 2009, Acupuncture, Mattress Factory Museum, Pittsburgh (US) 2016, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin (DE) 2017. The installation "Memory Loss" by Robert Wilson and Hans Peter Kuhn was awarded with the Golden Lion in Venice 1993. In 2000, he made musics of Sasha Waltz’s renown piece “Körper.” He worked for theatre with directors like Luc Bondy, Claus Peyman, Peter Zadek, Peter Stein and is best known for the music and sound environments he created in the long term collaboration with Robert Wilson. He composed the music for dances by Laurie Booth, Dana Reitz, Suzushi Hanayagim Sasha Waltz and Junko Wada. For this he received the Bessie Award New York and the Suzukinu Hanayagi Award Osaka. Hearing and listening are the themes of his performances, that are shown worldwide. Since 2012 he is Guest professor for Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste Berlin. www.hanspeterkuhn.com

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