Institut für Raumexperimente, Berlin, Germany
20 Nov 2013 - 22 Nov 2013

The three-day Archives Works Marathon is a dense vortex of energy and ideas materializing around the practice of archives, producing content and showing case studies and tools that art engages through means of archival practices and education methodologies. It assembles artists, historians, curators, theoreticians, urban planners, educators, e.a. to present and participate in talks, performances, and experiments followed by questions and discussion panels. The former marathons gathered swarming matrices of peers and practitioners, provoking relationships connected to the Institute as practices in teaching and learning with the understanding that art and art education can and do change reality. 

A proof of concept is an idea acted to prove its feasibility. It is theory practiced. This is a proof of a concept, which works and keeps working. Archives Works, in addition to being a methodological experiment in teaching doing, is also the next step in the project Acting Archives, which is being enacted as a collaboration between the Institut für Raumexperimente, the Alle School of Fine Art And Design at the University of Addis Ababa and other artist groups and institutions in Addis Ababa.

Contributions by: Berhanu Ashagrie, Jochen Becker, Yohannes Bereket, Beatrice von Bismarck, AA Bronson, Michael Diers, Olafur Eliasson, Elizabeth Giorghis, Fasil Giorghis, Tue Greenfort, Mihret Kebede, Koyo Kouoh, Cynthia Kros, Jonathan Legard, Armin Linke, Bekele Mekonnen, Salem Mekuria, Felix Melia, Doreen Mende, Emeka Ogboh, Georges Pfruender, Aykan Safoglu, Bernd Scherer, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, Robel Temesgen, Louwrien Wijers and others.

Hosted by Institut für Raumexperimente, UdK Berlin. Organized by Christina Werner & Eric Ellingsen



Wednesday, 20.11.2013
at Institut für Raumexperimente:

19.30-21.30: Film Screening
Aykan Safoglu: Off-White Tulips (2013), 24 min
Salem Mekuria: Ye Wonz Maibel: Deluge (1996/97), 69 min
Artists are present for conversation and discussion.


Thursday, 21.11.2013
at Institut für Raumexperimente:

10.30-13.30: Session with Michael Diers, Cynthia Kros, Jonathan Ledgard, Salem Mekuria, Elizabeth Giorghis; conversation and discussion

13.30-14.30: Lunch break / food concept / works on view

14.30-19.00: Session with Yohannes Bereket, Fasil Giorghis, Jochen Becker, Berhanu Ashagrie, Mihret Kebede, Emeka Ogboh, Felix Melia;

including coffee break, conversation and discussion

19.00-21.00: Grey Sheep: Opening of Molding versions into reality by Robert Lippok, Aeaeaeae, Hans-Henning Korb, Raul Walch


Friday, 22.11.2013
at Institut für Raumexperimente

10.30-13.30: Session with Armin Linke, Beatrice von Bismarck, Georges Pfrunder, Olafur Eliasson; conversation and discussion

13.30-14.30: Lunch break / food concept /works on view

14.30-19.30: Session with Louwrien Wijers, AA Bronson, Tue Greenfort, Tania Singer (tbc), Koyo Kouoh;

including coffee break, conversation and discussion

19.30:   Open End with drinks


The Institut für Raumexperimente (Institute for Spatial Experiments) is a five-year educational research project by Prof. Olafur Eliasson, affiliated to the College of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The program of the Institut für Raumexperimente is housed above Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin.

Institut für Raumexperimente
Christinenstraße 18/19, Haus 2, 2. OG
10119 Berlin


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