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  • 9Scope Sessions #83
    Viviana Druga & Rachid Moro
    6:30pm - 9pm

    Event Details

    SomoS is pleased to host the 83rd edition of the “Scope Sessions Artist’s Talks & Media Salon.” In this edition, Romanian ritualista and photographer Viviana Druga and Belgian electronic musician Rachid Moro will present their work.


    Viviana Druga

    Viviana Druga is a Romanian ritualista based in Berlin who uses performance and photography and installation based work as her main forms of expression. She was born in Transylvania – Romania. Until the age of 12 she would visit together with her sister the grandparents living near the Carpathian mountains. Her childhood was influenced by the free life of the mountain area and the Christian – orthodox Mysticism brought in by her mother. Before she left Romania in 2008 she was predominantly interested in the social side of art, performing activist art actions in Bucharest such as infiltrating the international biennial, photographing herself with the president on the street while being dressed like a guerrilla, and convincing people to pose in their swimsuits in winter at a busy intersection where an off-limits park had been constructed. Since she moved to Berlin, she has been investigating the personal, poetic side of performing, the new dimensions of reality and capturing that reality through photography – using art as a magical activity that can help the subject / audience discover new dimensions of oneself.

    More Information: https://vivianadruga.com


    Rachid Moro / AIREM // Techno’graphy

    Rachid Moro was born in Belgium in 1972 and is based in Brussels and Berlin. Moro is an electronic musician, visual artist and light designer working with self-made technologies, both software and hardware to create immersive performances, sensitive sculptures, light scenographies and generative graphics.

    His visual and sound practices cross-pollinate each other and explore new narratives through feedback loops, unstable structures, systems based on unpredictable events and ordered chaos.

    This talk will be dedicated to present some recent works and collaborations circling around the technology hybridisation often applied. Discussing the club as an experimentation playground and the nonexistent line separating sound, light and image creation in the digital context.

    More information: http://www.rachidmoro.com


    Scope Sessions Artist’s Talks & Media Salon

    Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Each session, two guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 30 minutes and unrestricted in form. Offering a variety of topics and approaches, Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.

    More Information: http://scopesessions.org/


    Thursday, May 9th, 2019
    Doors open at 18:30
    Talks start at 19:00 *SHARP*
    Donations welcome!

    Where:
    SomoS, Kottbusser Damm 95, 1.OG, 10967 Berlin

    About Scope
    Scope is a meeting point for the creative and the curious, a platform for sharing and learning in an informal setting. Guest artists are invited to present a project, a concept, a process or an experience. The presentations are short, around 30 minutes and unrestricted in form. Each session offers a variety of topics and approaches; Scope is about exposure, not for the artist, but for the audience.

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    9 (Thursday) 6:30pm - 9pm

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    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE

  • 11 - 12Front
    Exhibition of the Lette Verein Berlin Photography Class

    Event Details

    The group exhibition Front presents work by Photography students at the Lette Verein in Berlin, who explore the theme of inner and outer borders in a wide range of artistic positions.

    We live in a time of challenging issues: conflict, migration, binary thought, alienation, freedom of speech, polarizing politics, fanaticism, and a steadily growing over-abundance of consumerist choices, seemingly designed to distract us from these pressing themes.
    In the Front exhibition, shiny surfaces reflect back at the spectator and their place in society. The confrontation with topics that often seem beyond our imagination or influence, may be irritating or taxing. It is however exactly this engagement we would like to encourage.

    Artist’s Statement

     

    Participating Artists:

    Silas Bahr, Lisa Beier, Juan Camilo, Andressa Clemente, Jana Convent, Senya Corda, Sam de Goede, Charlotte Hansel, Paulina Hildesheim, Luisa Krautien, Oksana Meister, Joana Pratschke, Darja Preuss, Christina Rank, Cathy Schultze, Quirin Staufer, Katrin Theissen, Lena Treugut, Franziska Vehring, Si Wachsmann, Christian Winterfieldt

    Curation and Organization:

    Tjard Asseng, Vera Bode, Lisa Beier, Senya Corda, Susanna Ehrenberg, Charlotte Hansel, Luisa Krautien, Joris Felix Patzschke, Mark Prathep, Quirin Staufer, Sabine Schründer, Max Zimmermann

    About the Lette Verein Berlin:

    The Lette-Verein Berlin (Lette Association or Lette Society) is a German educational organization for applied arts, founded in 1866 in Berlin. Originally founded as a girls school, today it offers a wide range of studies to all, including photography, fashion design, graphic design, media computer science, and other technical studies. More information: http://www.letteverein.berlin


    Opening Hours:
    Saturday, May 11th, 11am-9pm
    Sunday, May 12th, 12pm-6pm

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    11 (Saturday) - 12 (Sunday)

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    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE

  • 21P2P Project Feedback Session
    Hosted by Brazilian Multidisciplinary Artist Marcia Vaitsman, Ph.D.

    Event Details

    May 21st 2019, 7pm, SomoS presents a new Peer to Peer Project Feedback Session, this time moderated by Marcia Vaitsman, Ph.D.

    The session is open to artists, curators, and creatives of any background who would like to receive feedback on their work.

    A group of young artists discussing their work sitting at a table in a spacious gallery.

    At each session, artists and curators comment on each other’s work in an outspoken and constructive manner, with the presence of a moderator. The purpose of the session is to create a casual but focused atmosphere, in which creators get the opportunity to share their own work-in-progress and challenges, and at the same time to critique their peers.

    The P2P Project Feedback Session is free of charge. Capacity is limited to 8-10 people per session so registration in advance is required.

    In case you’re interested, please confirm your participation by emailing
    somos@somos-arts.org
    . We will confirm your participation.

    Please bring documentation of your work in any shape or format. There will be a video projector available. Physical work is welcome as well.

    About the Host Marcia Vaitsman

    Marcia Vaitsman building a gameboard.
    Marcia Vaitsman is a multi-disciplinary New Jersey-based Brazilian artist. Her key interest is in games as perceived experiences, and how they relate to art.
    Marcia Vaitsman holds a PhD in Contemporary Art, Multiculturalism and Feminism, with distinction, from the Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal (2017). Additional academic awards and qualifications include a Diploma in Audiovisual Art from the Academy of Media Arts of Cologne (KHM), Germany (2002), a Bachelor of Social Communication with a major in Broadcast from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil (1998), and an MFA in Photography with the additional award of a 2 year Frances Larkin McCommon fellowship from SCAD, USA. (2000).
    Vaitsman is currently an Artist-in-Residence at SomoS where she is working on her upcoming Berlin exhibition/workshop Spielraum to be presented at SomoS June 2019.
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    Time

    21 (Tuesday)

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    Kottbusser Damm 95 - Berlin DE