ModularRelations Conference & SONICA Showcase Berlin
Saturday, 28 October 2017
ZK/U Zentrum für Kultur und Urbanistik
Siemensstrasse 27, 10551 Berlin

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Relations of Matter, Light, Space and Sound – Modular Relations is joining an exhibition, a symposium, workshops, performances and an audiovisual night program. Three organisations: ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, MOTA – Museum of Transitory Art and Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Łaźnia collaborate with the mission to improve life in the cities by looking at three angles – structural activism, public space reinvention and personal approaches on an experimental level.

>> Symposium
Through the Symposium we look into questions of contemporary urbanities through modular design – spaces through new genres of public art – and living architecture through sound and art experiments.

>> Modular Relations Exhibition
from the MoTA Collection Arte/Facts with Andy Lomas, Bojana Petkovic, Jan Vormann, Andreas Trobollowitsch, Adam Basanta, Stephen Cornford & others

The exhibition joins contemporary artists and researchers who explore the inner being of things: relations between sound and light and the relation between materials and their surroundings.
+ installations from Alona Rodeh, Sixten Sanne-Göransson and Satyashree Gummuluri

>> Day-program (Free admission)
12 noon // Workshop with Sixten Sanne-Göransson (Artist, SWE) + Satyashree Gummuluri (Artist, IND) – Urban Microclimates – Zoom into Sound (for free participation, please register here:
1 – 1:45 pm // Piotr Czyż (Architect + Philosopher, PL) and Lucyna Kolendo (Artist, PL): Performative lecture / Art in Public Space in Gdańsk
1:45 – 2:15 pm // Łukasz Pancewicz (Urbanist, PL): The individualistic mode of architecture production
2:15 – 3:45 pm // Dana Chmielewska + Katarzyna Pastuszak (PL): Performance and Talk: It’s another kind of skin – a project by Simone Basani (IT) and Alice Ciresola (BE)
3:45- 4:15 pm // Coffee Break
4:15 – 4:45 pm // Alona Rodeh (Artist, ISR) – Book Release and lecture “Fire, Safe and Sound”
4:45 – 5:15 pm // Martin Bricelj Baraga (Artist, SLO): Nonument Group: In search of hidden identities
5:15 – 5:45 pm // Andy Lomas (Digital Artist, UK) – Living organisms in digital environments
5:45 – 6:15 pm // Douglas Murphy (Author, UK) – Opportunities of experimental Architecture in 60s and 70s
6:15 – 7:00 pm // Roundtable Discussion
7 – 8 pm // Modular Relations Exhibition Tour with presentation of Urban Microclimates Workshop Results
8 pm // Dinner and Drinks from the FEVALA Bar

The conference will be accompanied by soundscapes and videos from Gustavo Sanromán and Viktor Vejvoda IAUZK/U -Institut for Art and Utopianism in ZK/U

>> Night-program
10 pm – 5 am // SONICA Berlin AV Showcase
Florence To – CYEMA – AV Show
Fraction AV Live (FR) – SHAPE platform
Arielle Esther Live (FR)
Lifecutter Live (SLO)
Andreas Trobollowitsch – (AT) – SHAPE platform
Sven von Thülen (Dred Records, Work Them)

Modular Relations is part of the Artecitya project.
SONICA Berlin Showcase is made in partnership with SHAPE platform

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –

Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme, we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.