Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | Forms of Kinship

Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | Forms of Kinship

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Ten projects were selected as part of the new Medienkunstfonds and Medienkunstfellows funding programs. What they all have in common? A collaborative mindset and the ambition to use media art and digital culture to explore current issues and developments in the field of art, technology and society. Journalist Olga Felker wants to find out from the participants themselves what other thoughts and goals lie behind the projects of art and cultural institutions and initiatives from all over NRW. In the podcast “behind the screens – behind the scenes” she talks to artists, curators and scientists about the essence of their projects and about what knowledge media art and digital culture can contribute to current socio-political debates.

Episode 6: Forms of Kinship

In the new podcast episode with Olga Felker we learn more about the exciting research of Media Art Fellow Kris Dittel (Rotterdam), who together with Aneta Rostkowska, director of Temporary Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art (Cologne), has launched the project Forms of Kinship. Kris and Aneta, as well as other invited guests, will approach diverse forms of kinship and social relationships beyond the traditional nuclear family in a variety of ways in a study group. In lectures and workshops with artists, thinkers, poets, and activists, they will not examine existing alternative models, but would like to collectively develop entirely new directions of thought. In the podcast, Olga, Aneta and Kris get into conversation and we learn about concepts like Family Abolition and how much the world we live in is based on structures that, among other things, are geared towards the privatization of care work.

Since 2012, the Temporary Gallery – Centre for contemporary art functions as charitable art association: exhibition, mediation and cooperation have since formed the cornerstones of its program. Its special focus lies on the intersection of contemporary artistic and curatorial practice and theory as well as their discourse and embedding in a wider art- and cultural-historical, scientific and social context.

Kris Dittel is a curator, editor and occasional writer, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Informed by her background in economics and social sciences, her curatorial practice pays attention to the social, political and economic context of her work. Her long-term research projects materialise in a multitude of ways, as exhibitions, performances, publications, talks, public events, and other. In 2022 she is a Medienkunstfellow NRW, hosted by Temporary Gallery CCA in Cologne where she’s developing a project on the question of kinship with Aneta Rostkowska.

Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | TAB TALKS

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Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | TAB TALKS

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Ten projects were selected within the framework of the new funding programmes Media Art Fund (Medienkunstfonds) and Media Art Fellows (Medienkunstfellows). What do they all have in common? A cooperative mindset and the ambition to use media art and digital culture to explore current issues and developments in the field of art, technology and society. Author Olga Felker wants to find out from the participants themselves what other thoughts and goals lie behind the projects of art and cultural institutions and initiatives from all over NRW. In the podcast “behind the screens – behind the scenes”, she talks to artists, curators and scientists about the essence of their projects and about the knowledge that media art and digital culture can contribute to current socio-political debates.

Episode 5: TAB TALKS

The new episode of the podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes is all about writing and how authors deal with the digital possibilities and challenges in their writing processes. In the Tab Talks project, funded as a Media Art Fellowship, Fellow Andreas Bülhoff of the Center for Literature (CfL) at Burg Hülshoff explores these experiences in his research and lets writers have their say. Together and in front of an audience, they explore new digital writing environments and provide insights into these partly unknown methods – quite comparable to users who present steps of their craft on Twitch or YouTube. In conversation with journalist Olga Felker, Andreas reports on his experiences and they reflect on the privacy of everyday things like folder structures and tabs in our browser windows.

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Since 2018, the Center for Literature at Burg Hülshoff has been developing projects between event, exhibition and dialogue as a place of artistic-practical research. Andreas Bülhoff conducts artistic and academic research on text and technologies. In 2020, he completed his doctorate at Goethe University Frankfurt on interface concepts of digital and post-digital text art. Most recently, the sound poetry LP “ɅV – A Sound Writing Tool” produced with Marc Matter was released (Research & Waves, 2020). Together with Annette Gilbert he is currently working on a Library of Artistic Print on Demand. He has been an in-house artist at the Center for Literature / Burg Hülshoff since 2022.

Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | Sharing Space

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Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | Sharing Space

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Ten projects were selected within the framework of the new funding programmes Media Art Fonds and Media Art Fellows. What do they all have in common? A cooperative mindset and the ambition to use media art and digital culture to explore current issues and developments in the field of art, technology and society. Journalist Olga Felker wants to find out from the participants themselves what other thoughts and goals lie behind the projects of art and cultural institutions and initiatives from all over NRW. In the podcast “behind the screens – behind the scenes”, she talks to artists, curators and scientists about the essence of their projects and about the knowledge that media art and digital culture can contribute to current sociopolitical debates.

Episode 4: SHARING SPACE

The fringe ensemble, founded in Bonn in 1999, is exploring a new understanding of encounter and proximity in the theater space together with the fellow and game designer Fehime Seven. In the project sharing space, the ensemble uses technological possibilities such as virtual and augmented reality as well as motion capture technologies to explore new situations in which the audience can meet each other in a hybrid way and perceive themselves as a community. Olga Felker, journalist and podcaster of behind the screens – behind the scenes, met Fehime and the team of the fringe ensemble to learn more about the research on interactive performance design that has developed within the framework of a media art fellowship of the state of NRW. What strategies did the theater makers use and what interesting insights into audience, communication technologies and theater space were they able to discover in their research? All this and more is now available in the new episode.

Please note: After the intro, the language of the Podcast switches to English!

Fehime Seven is a computer scientist and playwright from Istanbul, Turkey. She has shot documentaries and short movies in different locations in Europe. She has graduated from the master’s program at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Game Technology department. Alongside her study, she worked at Makropol as an XR developer. Also, she was the teaching assistant for the Programming for Designers course for one semester. She has been working on her new gamified award-winning theatre project ‘Map To Utopia’ in collaboration with fringe-ensemble and Platform Theatre since 2019. She continues to work as a freelance developer on multiple game and transmedia projects.

Fringe ensemble from Bonn, Germany, exists since 1999 as a free theater-group. Since then, its founder and artistic leader Frank Heuel has developed and produced more than 80 pieces, series and projects with his professional ensemble.

Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | THE CASSETTE UNDERGROUND

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Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | THE CASSETTE UNDERGROUND

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Ten projects were selected within the framework of the new funding programmes Media Art Fund and Media Art Fellows. What do they all have in common? A cooperative mindset and the ambition to use media art and digital culture to explore current issues and developments in the field of art, technology and society. Author Olga Felker wants to find out from the contributors themselves what other thoughts and goals lie behind the projects of art and cultural institutions and initiatives from all over NRW. In the podcast “behind the screens – behind the scenes”, she talks to artists, curators and scientists about the essence of their projects and about the knowledge that media art and digital culture can contribute to current socio-political debates.

Folge 3: THE CASSETTE UNDERGROUND

For the third episode behind the screens – behind the scenes, journalist Olga Felker met media art fellow Wouter de Romph at the Inter Media Art Institute in Düsseldorf to learn more about the project The Cassette Underground, which is working intensively on this topic as part of a media art fellowship from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Foundation director Linnea Semmerling also has her say, and together with the musicologist and DJ invited by IMAI she talks about the special role of cassettes, the networks of the 1980s associated with them, and the Foundation’s conservational responsibility.

Wouter de Romph is a musicologist who approaches the field from both a theoretical and practical point of view. After having studied Arts & Culture Studies and Philosophy (BA) in Rotterdam, he completed his studies in Applied Musicology (MA) in Utrecht, with a thesis on the D.I.Y. cassette networks of the 1980’s. Since, he has been involved in the music industry through his work for recordlabel, store and distributor Clone Records and through his role as DJ and radiomaker.

Dr. Linnea Semmerling studied cultural studies in Maastricht (BA) and art studies in Amsterdam (MA). She has worked on exhibitions at the ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), IKOB Eupen (BE), TENT Rotterdam (NL), and Marta Herford (DE) and written for catalogs (ZKM Karlsruhe, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl), art magazines (Kunstforum International, Metropolis M), and professional journals (Organised Sound, Leonardo Electronic Almanac). Since 2020, she has been director of the IMAI—Inter Media Art Institute.

Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | A MODEL WORLD

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Podcast behind the screens – behind the scenes | A MODEL WORLD

FeaturedPodcast

Ten projects were selected within the framework of the new funding programmes Media Art Fund and Media Art Fellows. What do they all have in common? A cooperative mindset and the ambition to use media art and digital culture to explore current issues and developments in the field of art, technology and society. Author Olga Felker wants to find out from the contributors themselves what other thoughts and goals lie behind the projects of art and cultural institutions and initiatives from all over NRW. In the podcast “behind the screens – behind the scenes”, she talks to artists, curators and scientists about the essence of their projects and about the knowledge that media art and digital culture can contribute to current socio-political debates.

Episode 2: A MODEL WORLD

In the second episode of “behind the screens – behind the scenes: A Model World”, Olga Felker talks to curators Julia Kaganskiy and Juliette Bibasse about their research project “A Model World”, which was developed as part of the new Media Art Fellows programme. Julia and Juliette’s fellowship was based at the Stiftung Zollverein (Essen). It focuses on techniques for changing the climate, commonly known as geoengineering. The curators presented their research at the New Now Festival at Zeche Zollverein and are still working on making results available to the public on their website.

Julia Kaganskiy is an independent curator and cultural strategist working across art, design and technology with a focus on facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration. Since 2009, Juliette Bibasse has been applying her skills to the digital art scene, creating connections and opportunities between artists, festivals & cultural actors.

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Portait: New Now festival, Juliette Bibasse – Julia Kaganskiy – A Calculated Risk workshop