Symposium: Floating Ideologies – Material Disobedience
15h - Talks:
Tom Ullrich: »Flying Barricades«
Anika Schwarzlose: »Disguise and Deception - inflatables and their use for military operations«
Moritz Frischkorn: »Choreography of Things, from 1968 until now«
Shailoh Phillips: »Floating Ideologies: Ethical Dilemmas for the Politics of Direct Action«
20h - Filmscreening and discussion:
»Action Space« (1968-1978) by Huw Wahl
The exhibition will be open during the event.
Tomás Saraceno and Graham Stevens on Solar- sculpturs and Aerocene
The artist talk will explore the socio-political role of solar sculptures in moving our imaginations towards a post-fossil fuel era.
Moderated by Dr. Sasha Engelmann
»Google Balloons and Histories of Unmanned Ballooning«
Since 2013, the company google has sent hundreds of balloons into the stratosphere. To get balloons in the desired direction, google uses predictive models of the winds and decision-making algorithms. The lecture takes a media-historical look at ballooning practices and techniques of measuring, calculating and imagining the atmosphere since the 19th century.
»A. to A. (Elica)«
The inflatable spiral will be taken to the river Spree in a public walk (start: nGbK). The object will be launched into the water at the Oberbaumbrücke and will move towards Elsenbrücke.
Theo Botschuijver & Eventstructure Research Group
At the opening, the Dutch artist Theo Botschuijver, a former member of the Eventstructure Research Group (ERG), will realize a new version of the ‘Pneu Show’ that took place for the first time in Bern in 1968.
21h Performance »Pneu Show« by Theo Botschuijver, Eventstructure Research Group
»Castle of Vooruit«
Ahmet Ögüt will stage a participatory performance: The stationary installation ‘The Castle of Vooruit’ floats over the Oranienplatz in Berlin-Kreuzberg for one day. Starting at 5 pm, Ö?üt’s performance ‘Speakers Corner’ invites guests and random passers-by to talk about the theme of utopias in the shadow of the inflatable object.