The musician and film director Leila Albayaty presents From a Palm Tree to the Stars as a multimedia performance. Against a backdrop of scenes from her film projected on the big screen, she will play live in the auditorium along with Kouzy Larsen (oud) and Hassan Alhanafay (electronic, ney flute). In From a Palm Tree to the Stars, Leila Albayaty is developing a multifaceted story of migration and its influence on cultural identity, while at the same time portraying her own journey between Arab and Western culture.
Leila Albayaty’s project has received funding from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the support of the Goethe-Institut Cairo.
The scientist and artist Agnieszka Kozlowska exhibits photographic artefacts that represent some of the highest alpine peaks – produced using a unique technique. Videos and other recordings convey the physical processes involved in producing these objects. Agnieszka Kozlowska has spent months climbing the Alps to sites overlooking peaks that were first ascended approximately 150 years ago, during the golden age of alpinism.
Agnieszka Kozlowska’s project is being realized in collaboration with Kunsthaus Zug and Culture.pl.
The architect Tobias Nolte and Certain Measures introduce Mine the Scrap, a data-driven process that designs new structures algorithmically generated from existing waste. Visitors will see an algorithm at work transforming irregular, non-uniform stocks of construction scrap into new forms. He is developing an innovative upcycling technology for Mine the Scrap, which will reuse material waste in new structures.
The curator Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza has conceived an exhibition in the form of an album: Sonic Revolutions: Vibrations from the Levant will present the practices of sound artists exploring issues of spatial justice, collective memory and history through the detour of popular culture. The “album”’s tracks take various forms of artistic expression and investigation.
The artist Arne Vogelgesang has been studying the physical presence of key players in radical political groups on the internet and has assembled the found material in a compendium of gestures, attitudes and actions. Mirror Stage / Glühende Landschaften invites visitors to experience the creation of a virtual landscape of ideological Germany and participate in its development.
Arne Vogelgesang’s project is a collaboration between the Belgian company CREW_Eric Joris and internil – association for the study of social composition. It will be continued as a European co-production in 2017. The current phase of the project has been funded by the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
The industrial designer Wendy Di Wang's interactive installation Solux presents a solar-powered street lighting system that adapts light in public space to the particular needs of any given situation. Wireless sensor modules trigger street lighting whenever pedestrians, cyclists or motor vehicles approach. Individual Solux units communicate via sensors to dynamically light the way for passers-by. Wendy Di Wang's installation links questions on the quality of life in our cities with ecological challenges and the problem of light pollution.