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SideBySide Studio Newsletter 2

Thursday 13 May 2010, by I-WEI LI

Hallo from Berlin, Paris, Shanghai, and cosmos!

In April, VALU€S performance was invited by Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Manizales, Colombia. We also participated at the IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) Spring Planeary meeting in Berlin last month.


1. Kunst Apotheke Salon Session 7, 20.05.10 at SideBySide Studio
2. What Is Your Plan C? On 2010LabTV
3. Shared Factory/ La Fabrique du commun, 26-28.05.10 at Le Centquatre, Paris
4. Everyone Is Chinese Tomorrow?, 16.06.10 at MMX Open Art Venue e.V., Berlin

1. Kunst Apotheke Salon Session 7

20.05.2010, 20h - 23h
SideBySide Studio
Wildenbruchstr 4, 12045 Berlin

In this session, we will explore the spatial and technological landscape of urban mobility. The impact of influx of international cultural workers on urban development is often coincided with gentrification, how is it possible to find other alternatives to co-exist with the local inhabitants? Also, the relationship between mobility, elasticity, and flexibility - the capability to be transplantable for work is often demanded without saying on cultural workers, how to cope with such loss as a Diaspora?

We are proud to announce the following presentations:

Urban Mobility of Cultural Workers
Camille Boichot – urban geography researcher/PhD student at Paris La Sorbonne University and Viadrina Frankfurter University – Paris/Berlin

Camille Boichot writes about urban organizations and how artists and artistic practices can contribute to change them. She concentrates her work on how to take structural and conjectural urban mobilities of the cultural workers into account and asks about the ways to represent it between an artistic an a scientific way.

Chun-chi Wang – multimedia artist/lecturer – Taipei/New York/Berlin

Since 1997, Chun-chi has created virtual reality environments as an exploration into the perceptual and emotional aspects of real-time 3d technology. In 2000, she created the virtual actor, Hiakru, whose first assignment was to broadcast the latest art news from digital database. She is the recipient of Grand Prize Winner of Taipei Digital Art Festival 2007. Her work was also selected in Taipei Fine Arts Award 2008 and shown widely on the Net and in international exhibitions throughout Europe, USA and Asia. Besides teaching at the Chinese Culture University in Taipei and BIFT Fast-track Culture Curriculum, Bei-Jing, China, she has published two books, the Futurists Guide to the Web (2002) and Softimage Design Guide.

Eunice Maurice and Chun- Chi Wang have both worked and lived in a variety of countries. Drawing from their experiences as women "in-between cultures" whose biographies bridge Asia and the West, their project - Miss investigates how cultural origin shapes and influences collective memories, ideals and desires and the consequent feeling of loss that derive from those experiences. Utilizing visuals, sound, text and spatial movement, Miss is a multilayered performance piece based on the narratives from worldwide participants submitted to the MISS website and also on interviews with women in Germany, the Netherlands and Taiwan, who moved away from their home-countries at different stages of their lives. The participants were involved in creating the performances by sharing ideas, directions, and lines of dialogue that the performances could use and improvise on. This project will not be realized without the assistance of Pei-Wen Liu and I-Fen Tung.

2. What is your Plan C? On 2010LabTV
In April, 2010, IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) invited more than 500 cultural operators and performing artists from over 50 countries to find new ways of dealing with crucial conflicts and challenges in our world.

The invitation says: “Having tried Plans A and B, from Capitalism to Communism,... we are now searching for a third way... A Plan C to turn the crisis of this new century into a chance for culture. It is not a contradiction – chaos and creation are close comrades and between cooperation and competition we have to find the right centre.” (Creative Crisis Economy by Dirk Pilz).

Having a long term interest in creating new economic models for sustaining creative practices, I was invited by IETM to participate in their meeting and encouraged to lead a session during the ‘Open Camp’. On 2010LabTV, I have posted four personal interviews with the following people and will conclude with an article – What is my Plan C? about the concept of Plan C in relation to the value chain of artistic thinking and creative process later this month.

Part 1: Mary Ann DeVlieg, IETM Secretary General, Brussels
Part 2: Phelim McDermott, Improbable Theater, London
Part 3: Jochen Sandig, Folkert Uhde, Bettna Sluzalek, Radialsystem V, Berlin
Part 4: Bernhard Vierling, Consulting Arts and Friends, Berlin

3. Shared Factory/ La Fabrique du commun, 26-28.05.10 at Le Centquatre, Paris
I will participate at the Shared Factory/ La Fabrique du commun from 26-28.05 at Le Centquatre, Paris.

4. Everyone Is Chinese Tomorrow?, 16.06.10 at MMX Open Art Venue e.V., Berlin
Kunst Apotheke Salon Special Edition - Everyone Is Chinese Tomorrow?
16.06.2010, 20h – 23h
MMX Open Art Venue e.V.
Linienstr. 142/ 143, 10115 Berlin-Mitte

After the fever of World Expo in Shanghai, everything about China seems to be associated with ‘ the biggest’, ‘the tallest’, or ‘the largest’ in the world. Besides reading about China’s massive urban development and unstoppable economic growth in the media, when is the last time you have the chance to be in real conversation with the Chinese?

Continuing with the critical spirit of Kunst Apotheke Salon, we will explore the love - hate relationship between the Occident and China at MMX Open Art Venue e.V. in Berlin. We have invited Chinese journalist, economist, and cultural activists to tell us what they want us to know about modern China. The dialogue will extend with stories, debates, and questions from European experts and cultural operators who have worked in China , to further investigate the possibility for China to shift its economic force from consumer production to immaterial value system.

Everyone Is Chinese Tomorrow? is initiated and produced by SideBySide Studio, in collaboration with Transmediale and MMX. Special thanks to Up Grade Berlin! and Tao Wang for their generous support.

For more details about the programme, visit Everyone Is Chinese Tomorrow?

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