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EDL 
SUNNOSPHERE
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A TRAGIC TALE OF FIRE WATER & RADON
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EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES / SCREENINGS

14 Oct. - 26 Nov. 2023 / Berlin - Opening - Haus Kunst Mitte - Exhibition - Villa Aurora - Visual Artists Exhibition - installation - Los Angeles 

*For the first time, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House presents an exhibition of its art fellows at Haus Kunst Mitte - House for Contemporary Art in Berlin-Mitte: Ali El-Darsa, Silke Fischer, Anna Haifisch, Antje Majewski, Lukas Schilling, Sonya Schönberger, Siska and Clemens von Wedemeyer.


21 Oct. - 25 Nov. 2023 / Hamburg - PORT FICTION - Imagine the city - Gästezimmer & Kunsthaus HamburgRelease, exhibition & talks. Two ports two cities - Hamburg Haffen City and the Port of Beirut - portfiction.com ⟹
Interactive website - performance - exhibition - talks - screenings 

EVENTS:
21.10.2023  6 pm Opening at IMAGINE THE CITY
10.10.2023 6 pm Presentation of the website at Kunsthaus Hamburg
24.11.2023 6 pm Artist Talk with a guest (tba) followed by a concert at 8 pm with Nour Sokhon at Kunsthaus Hamburg
25.11.2023 4 pm Reading-Session with texts from PORT FICTION at IMAGINE THE CITY 9.12.2023 6 pm Filmscreening "EDL" with filmmaker Siska at Kunsthaus Hamburg

*PORT FICTION is an interdisciplinary artistic research project on the relationship between the port cities of Beirut and Hamburg. On a multimedia website, the works of all different artists are interwoven into a collective overall composition. In the fall of 2023, we are presenting the project for the first time in Hamburg. As part of an exhibition at Imagine the City - Gästezimmer and a series of events at Kunsthaus Hamburg, the website will be made accessible to the public at both locations. 


15 Sep. 2023 / Berlin  - 
STUDIO BAALBECK – AN EMERGING  LEXICON - Sumac Space -  Film screening & conversation with Clementine Butler-Gallie 
Conversation - talk - screening  

*Focusing on the archives of Studio Baalbeck – what could be thought of as a national film heritage of Lebanon – the concerstaion focuses on outlining and exploring the intermingled economies that shape and surround cultural production in general and the film industry in specific. A lexicon was constructed during a workshop as a tool in attempting to make legible the unknowns of the Studio Baalbeck Archive. This lexicon will act as a map to guide the screening and conversation. The workshop was convened by Ayman Nahle and Siska and took place from October 2021 – March 2022 as part of the Whole Life Academy , HKW, Berlin.


13 Sep. 2023 / Berlin - Sumac Space - MUTARADIM مُتَرَدِّمْ - Music performance - bandcamp ⟹
Performance

*I am proud to announce the release of the album I produced with Felix Claßen, Berlin-based musician, producer and sound artist. Mutradim مُتَرَدِّمْ is our first joint release. Exploring the tension between experimental electronic club music and Arabic-language rap and Lyricisim. Investigating asymmetries of power, regimes of misconduct, and their acute consequences within overlapping spaces of reverberating references. We searched for answers to the tragedy that left us all speechless on August 4, 2020, in Beirut's port. In September 2023, the tracks will be performed live for the first time in Berlin.



29 Mar. - 22 Apr. 2023 / Linz - REDEEM رديم / Memphis 

public event - exhibition- screening - performance - platform 

 +++ redeem رديم has launched its website check it out at redeembeirut.de 

*redeem رديم is a platform for ongoing conversations between voices from Beirut in Berlin and peers around the world. Following a week-long workshop at Künstlerhof Frohnau in June 2021, redeem رديم created an event at the iconic Haus der Statistik in August 2021 in Berlin where a line-up of talks, films, readings, music and live performances took place. At Memphis, redeem رديم will present a selection of works produced between 2020-2022 in the form of a group exhibition accompanied by a two-day program.


1-2 Sep. 2022 / Berlin - B7BK - with Franziska Pierwoß - 100 Neur Wörter für zu Hause - Litteratur Forum Brecht Haus watch performance 
Performance - video stream


30 Apr. - 28 Aug. 2022 / Leipzig - LATENT BORDER(S) - DISTANT DIVIDES - Halle 14 - Exhibition - curated by Clementine Butler- Gallie - Lebanon and Germany share histories of internal East and West divides...
Exhibition - installation - newspaper  


18-19-20 Mar. 2022  / Berlin - KINO AL-AMIR Cinema in exile, exile in cinema @Hopscotch reading room / supported by Draussenstadt / an event following #redeem_berlin
Cinema - public event - art in public space - films & popcorn  

*In 2011 the Kino Projekt travelled to Aleppo and due to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war, could not be realised on site until today. Reviving Cinema Al-Amir from Aleppo’s Baron Street in Berlin as a film platform for cinema in diaspora or diaspora in cinema KINO AL AMIR will be screening three programs: “Projecting Towards a Possible Future”, “Drive me Tender” and “Kino Al-Amir Special” co-curated by Philip Widmann.


09 Feb. - 13 Mar. 2022  / Berlin - THE KINO PROJEKT @BERLINALE Forum Expanded Exhibition 
Exhibition - installation

*The Kino Projekt is a traveling cinema that focuses on local amateur film archive and questions of cultural memory. For the Berlinale the Kino Projekt will show a selection of its neon writings which were produced for each city the cinema visited in the past ten years.


14 Nov. 2021 / Berlin - FADI MOUNIRA - Graffiti Musuem - A graffiti talk-walk on memory
Graffiti walk - Erinnerungslücken


18-19 Nov. 2021 / Berlin - SCHOOLS OF TOMOROW III - “Yu Su Romotow” - Cultural Education with School Kids / Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt HKW
Exhibition Opening - seminar


27-29 Aug. 2021 / Berlin - REDEEM رديم - release Haus Der Statistik / financed by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Workshop - public event - online platform - Berlin Beirut express
>>> WEBSITE ⟹

*redeem رديم is a platform for ongoing conversations between voices from Beirut in Berlin and peers around the world. It acts upon a collaborative desire to amplify and deepen an already existing exchange between cultural workers who lived and worked in Lebanon before the country spiraled into its current economic and political void.


Mar. 10-14 2021 / Berlin - SUNNOSPHERE - BerIiner Fest Spiele / Gropius Bau / Wild Times Planetary Motions  

Performance - concert - experimental music - arabic rap - installation


2020-21 / Leipzig+Berlin - DISTANT DIVIDES Newspaper by Clementine Butler-Gallie publication incl. LATENT BORDER(S) - Lebanon and Germany share histories of internal East and West divides - view newspaper ⟹
Publication release


Release 2021 / Berlin - Online - THE LAST MUSUEM - KW Institute for Contemporary Art / cinematography for This Is Not A Hacker Space by Nora Al Badri 

Website - interactive - video  


Aug. ⟹ Nov. 2020 / Berlin, New York, Leipzig, Rotterdam, Paris, Geneva, Marseille, Hamburg, Osnabrüc, Beirut & other cities...
BEIRUT OVER & OVER AGAIN - Solidarity Screening (s) feat. E.D.L  

Fundraiser film screening for Beirut


Nov. 07 2020 / Berlin - SUNNOSPHERE - BerIiner Fest Spiele Jazzfest / Silent Green + ARTE Live streaming & in the mediatheque available till Nov. 07 2021  ⟹watch concert in full length
Performance - concert - experimental music - arabic rap - installation


Oct. 25 2020 / Berlin - OUT OF FOCUS LaborBerlin II: Universal Periphery / Haus der Statistik / Sinema Transtopia Screening


Music video release
2020 / Berlin - MOTHER music video clip for Lonski&Claßen /Director watch full length

Sep. 13 2020 / Berlin – HER & BBK Open Studios – organized by Exgirlfriend / Lankwitzer Str. 14

Open studio




WORKSHOPS

23-25 Oct. 2021  / Berlin - KINO AL-AMIR feat. COLOR CLUB LAB @Künstler Hof Frohnau / supported by Draussenstadt

Workshop - public event - kino projekt - art in public space 


18-19 Nov. 2021 / Berlin - YE SU ROMOTOW Schools of Tomorow III -Cultural Education with School Kids / Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt. HKW
Workshop - new language - flag - video 


22-24 Mar. 2022 / Berlin - THE PERVERTED ARCHIVAL IMAGE - The Whole Life Academy -Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt . HKW

Workshop - film archive -  Studio Baalbeck 


01-05 July 2021  / Berlin - REDEEM - Künstler Hof Frohnau / financed by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Workshop - platform - Berlin Beirut express 
>>> WEBSITE




GRANTS / RESIDENCIES

2022 / Los Angeles - Villa Aurora - Thomas Mann House e.V
Residency and Stipend

2022 / Berlin - Neustart Kultur - Stiftungkunstfonds
Stipend

2021 / Berlin - Presentation and Catalogue Grant - The Senate Department for culture and Europe in Berlin
Funding

2021 / Berlin - Draussenstadt - The Senate Department for culture and Europe in Berlin
Funding

2020-21 / Berlin - Neustart Kultur - Stiftungkunstfonds
Stipend

2020 / Berlin - Research Grant - The Senate Department for culture and Europe in Berlin
Stipend


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