The research project Poem Letters takes on translation as an archival process and calls for a reimagination of the ways we read and tran(re)slate archival material.
How are cities and their nightlife architectures archives of layered histories? The long term project “Disco Comradeship” embraces the sidewalks of Berlin as a crucial site for archiving the traces of unfinished histories.
What happens when a private collection is turned into a public archive? The film Transient Witness explores the common features and necessary distinctions between art collections and archives as well as the various materials and cultural substrata that enable their existence.
Through reciting an original letter by writer Christa Wolf alongside translations in their own languages, six performers create a polyphonic chorus of political-social shifts and upheavals.
A conversation about the entanglement of biographies and archives under the impressions of current social and political ruptures.
A one day long choreography with an orchestra of bird whistles in public spaces in Dresden. An enactment of the Walter Marchetti piece “The Bird of Paradise. Hunting in the City” (1977).
Vilém Flusser Archive exists twice, once as a completely digital duplicate. Based on this, the authors follow the reasoning of duplicity in order to approach Flusser’s legacy.
A performance by Meg Stuart, establishing the gesture and the body as a force against the rule of law in the archive.
An interview with Senegalese storyteller Babacar Mbaye Ndaak about oral culture and archives.
The film Spaced Out in Outer Space is a poetic reflection on what Donna Haraway calls ‘Commitments to Deathlessness’. In four chapters it deals with immortality, space travel, nature as computer code, and equilibrium.