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metroZones Schule THE CAMP 2016



MetroZones Schule THE CAMP //// Assamblea of connecting spaces and practices
Donnerstag 15. – Sonntag 18. September 2016
HAMBURG fux Kaserne

link to website and detailed programme

At the end of summer, we invite you to the fux // kaserne Hamburg in order to join our four-day camp that is – also known as Versammlung or Asamblea – the lynchpin of the 2016 metroZones school of urban practices. Here, we will bring together, develop, discuss, and present those concepts and tools of connecting urban spaces and practices, digital as well as analogue.

What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*



International Festival on Feminism and Public Space.
Performances, Lectures, Workshops, Concerts.

May 4—7, 2016

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK)
Lerchenfeld 2
22081 Hamburg

Link to festival website

In the face of hysterical times Stadtkuratorin Hamburg is asking What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* with a performance festival and symposium.

The lead question of the festival goes back to an expression of the US human rights activist, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), who campaigned for social change, for the workers movement, and for the rights of the Afro-American population. She connects the awareness of the historical placing of current developments with the activist moment toward changing the current conditions: What Time Is It on the Clock of the World?* This expression points at the simultaneity of social transformations worldwide and artistic-social movements not conceived from a Western hegemonic center. More…

What Urban Media Art Can Do Publication



Why When Where and How?

Editors: Susa Pop, Tanya Toft, Nerea Calvillo and Mark Wright
Pages: 524
Year of Publication: 2016
Illustrations: 200 color

Published by: AVEdition

Urban media art is possibly one of the most momentous expansions within the field of contemporary public art. Referring to various forms of media-aesthetic, artistic engagement in urban environments and evolving from a mix of genealogies of media art, avant-garde, architecture, urban development, design and technology, and biology, urban media art creates a space in which artists make, utilize and critically explore innovations in software and technology to create artworks, installations and situations in response to the urban discourses and urgencies of our time. More…

Microhistories Anthology



Microhistories studies the form of the video essay, which can be said to treat its subject matter in a critical and investigative way while at the same time reflecting its processes and its considerations. It shares this preoccupation with the small, marginalized stories with an approach within the field of history, so-called microhistory. Here one studies habits and routines rather than deliberate actions, underlying mentalities rather than explicit views. In microhistory the exception is more interesting than the rule, including the everyday, the overlooked details – all this that can prove to be as important as the “grand” recognized history. This publication brings together the results of a three year artistic research project which brought together prominent practices and theoreticians within three fields – art, artistic research and microhistory – in order to build shared knowledge.

Editors: Magnus Bärtås, Andrej Slávik
Published by:Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Contributors: Axel Andersson, Magnus Bärtås, Carlo Ginzburg, Mika Hannula, Behzad Khosravi Noori, Oscar Mangione, Suzana Milevska, Lina Selander, Lena Séraphin, Andrej Slávik, Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Michelle Teran

304 pages, softcover, color
Konstfack Collection, 2016



in situ residency
installation and colloquium
La Chambre Blanche, Québec City
September 1st – 20th December, 2015
Opening event: 12th December, 2015

Conversations and exchanges on the right-to-housing and the fight against austerity.

With the participation of BAIL, Comité populaire de Saint-Jean-Baptiste, FRAPRU, Mères et Monde and Pech Sherpa.





Winnipeg Cinematheque / 1st Floor – 100 Arthur Street

November 15, 2015

Catastrophe, Cataclysm and the Singular Accident is a one-day symposium open to the public during which artists, scholars, researchers and members of the community will engage in a discussion of the theoretical, aesthetic and political ramifications of tsunamis and technological disasters, epidemics and tectonic shifts, evictions and colonialisms, cataclysmic trajectories and avoidable/unavoidable outcomes. More…

The Age of Catastrophe


Andrew John Milne – "Forgotten Futures" 2015 | Photographic emulsion on canvas, laser cut birch and beam-splitting mirrors Insurance values:

Video Pool Media Arts Centre & Actual Contemporary present

The Age of Catastrophe

13 November – 12 December 2015

at Actual Contemporary/ 300 Ross Avenue

link to exhibition website

One must enter the catastrophe to reap its benefits without suffering its drawbacks. You cannot prohibit the catastrophe, you must surf it. – Paul Virilio More…

Discussion and screening about the film “Mortgaged Lives” of Michelle Teran



Location: La Chambre Blanche, Québec
Date: Sunday October 25, 2015
Time: 2:00 pm

Website link

LA CHAMBRE BLANCHE is pleased to invite you for a talk by Canadian-Mexican artist Michelle Teran, who is currently artist-in-residence. During her presentation, she will discuss her research and current involvement in organisations advocating the right to housing, which address issues of economic crisis and of governmental austerity measures. Currently, she is developing a series of works that examine crisis subjectivities within the scope of recent (post-2011) political movements. Her work has turned to the Spanish eviction crisis; focusing her research on the right-to-housing movement operating throughout the country, in which she is producing films, texts and performances that document the everyday realities of contemporary crisis on individual lives. This presentation will be followed by a screening / discussion of her film, “Mortgaged Lives”.


Transmedia y Memoria: Cruces entre Espacios y Medios


what: 10 day workshop on transmedia storytelling by Canadian artist Michelle Teran
August 11-21, 2015
location: Vivelab, Bogotá, Colombia
partners: La Cinemateca Distrital-Gerencia Audiovisuales del IDARTES, la Alta Consejeria de las TIC, el Centro de Memoria Paz y Reconciliación y Vivelab

link to the project website


D+T Masterclass at Parsons Paris


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What: D+T Masterclass
What: a methodology of tracking
When: Monday 27th of April, 12-3pm
Where: Parsons Paris room 500
Who: Michelle Teran

link to project page

This seminar will focus on the processual approaches to looking and watching, but not in a representational sense: looking at how watching becomes a methodology of tracking. Watching as a tracking which involves online tracking, but can lead to a spatial one as well– an “inside the skin” in a narrative sense. How does one conceptualize this? How does one “do” watching? In this seminar I will discuss methods of tracking information and the study of datasets. How do we, as artists, sort through data, follow its traces, create narratives from it, and even include other people within the making of an artwork.The seminar will begin with a lecture performance, and will be followed by a presentation and discussion of artistic works that use narrativization and tracking.