Scope Sessions #85

Artist Talks & Media Salon

from: 12.09.2019 6:30pm

Starting Thursday, September 12th, 2019, 6:30pm, SomoS hosts a new season of the Scope Sessions – Artist Talks & Media Salon.

For Scope Sessions edition #85, we are happy to have Pakistani artist Noor us Sabah Saeed and German colleague Linda Havenstein as guests. They will speak about their work with a focus on climate change, sustainability, artistic strategies for resistance and post digital realities.


Noor us Sabah Saeed

How Much Time Does It Take for Fossils to Convert into Fuels?

The artist will speak about her practice in relation to topics of climate change and marginalized communities, water scarcity, endangered rivers, mythology, fossil fuels and artistic strategies for resistance and adaptability.

Noor us Sabah lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan. She is a recipient of Lahore Biennale Foundation’s Research Grant 2018/19 and ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Künstlerkontakte grant 2019 for her project How Much Time Does It Take for Fossils to Convert into Fuels?. She has an MFA in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies from Bauhaus-University Weimar and a BFA from Visual Studies Department, University of Karachi. She has a strong International focus on contemporary art in relation to marginalization, pedagogies of social and environmental justice with high social impact. Her art and contemporary writing focus on erasure, voice, memory sites, politics of physical and virtual spaces, technology and media. Her work encompasses performance, video, drawing and sculpture, alongside a strong focus on writing and community action.

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Linda Havenstein

Truth Is a Numeric Value

Linda Havenstein will talk about her work in the context of crucial current issues such as climate change, post-digital realities and her artistic take on the changing human condition.

Having studied in Germany and Japan, the German artist now lives and works in Berlin. Havenstein’s work addresses the invisible processes and structures underlying our daily experience. Her video works combine documentary and narrative techniques with performance. They can be seen as ritualistic and poetic but often tragic journeys in search of meaning, cause and identity.

In her installations and objects Havenstein hides messages in code form, revealing the existence of a layer of coded reality that stays concealed to the human eye.

Creating such codified references, messages and data-based images, faking interfaces, algorithms and machine setups, her work often touches upon the interaction fields of virtual and physical worlds to address questions of identity and humanity in a transhuman and post-digital reality.

Havenstein’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, including Aomori Contemporary Art Centre in Japan, How Art Museum in China, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway and New York Hall of Science, US and Kunstraum Bethanien in Berlin. In 2014 she was nominated finalist for the Lumen Prize Digital Media Art Award and won the 2nd prize of the Anthropocene Project Future Storytelling Transmedia Competition of HKW, Berlin. In 2015 she was selected Changdong fellow at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

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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.

More Information: http://scopesessions.org/


Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Doors open at 6:30pm
Talks start at 7pm *sharp*
Donations welcome!

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

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