public programme: creating a ‘we’

Creating a ‘we’
Artists: Olga Cerkasova, Hazmatlab, Giulietta Ockenfuß, Daniel Stubenvoll
Location: Basis Frankfurt
Opening: September 4, 2020, 3 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition: September 5 – October 18, 2020
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The exhibition’s public programme is curated by Collective Çukurcuma, through podcasts, reading group sessions, film screenings and talks it focuses on transnational examples of how one can move from ones into a ‘we’, via visual and oral records in current art discussions. It will be launched both on basis’ Vimeo and Instagram accounts. Our ongoing podcast station (CC station) will support the exhibition’s public programme with conversations, commissioned podcast works of the ongoing projects by artists and public programme participants.

The programme features a conversation by artists Catherina Cramer & Giuletta Ockenfuss on their ongoing video project unleash the beast that deals with the questions of origin and identity, a nail art session as a video podcast with HazMatLab collective as an extension of their choice of materials within their practice, a screening of the video work zér0 genèse by Sarah Schöderer & Joelle Pidoux following a recorded conversation with both artists focusing on collaborative process in their project, live performances on several balconies throughout Frankfurt am Main by Layla Vesuv as the performance moniker of interdisciplinary artist Ayla Pierrot Arendt, a reading session (zoom) with Collective Çukurcuma members with their reading group focusing on selected texts from the exhibition’s reading list, a screening of #direnayol (2016) by Kanka Productions, a documentary that accompanies trans activist Şevval Kılıç during the 21st Istanbul LGBTI pride caught up in the reflexions of carnivalesque Gezi Park uprising following up a conversation by the director Rüzgar Buşki and Şevval Kılıç moderated by Mine Kaplangı and within the programme’s penultimate week Daniel Stubenvoll’s publication beyond limits (2020) will be launched through a conversation between the artist and curator Naz Cuguoğlu.

Public Programme:

September 6 – September 9, 2020
Online video screening – Zér0 Genèse by Sarah Schoderer & Joëlle Pidoux

Zér0 Genèse, Joëlle Pidoux & Sarah Schoderer, Photo: Karsten Thormaehlen

The movie collage Zér0 Genèse deals with gender roles and calls into question the norms our society built from them. Nowadays, questions or questioning (of) gender roles are more significant than ever for an open-minded and tolerant society: How can we deal with the fact that people are changing but the society still keeps a very traditional and conservative way to handle them?

September 8, 2020
Release of the podcast session with Sarah Schoderer & Joëlle Pidoux on collaboration and the film Zér0 Genèse

on CC Station podcast platforms;
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Soundcloud –

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September 13, 2020, 5-8 pm
LAYLA VESUV – Eruptions
Live performances on several balconies throughout Frankfurt am Main/ via @basisfrankfurt Instagram channel, a documentation of the performances will be available at basis’ Vimeo account

Layla Vesuv, Eruptions, 2020

On September 13, LAYLA VESUV will step onto several private balconies throughout Frankfurt am Main to address the public, playing with the idea of the balcony as the extended space of the private into the public. Making use of the empowering perspective, the eruptive performance body of LAYLA VESUV mobilizes different temporalities and layers of viewership, speculating on the role of art in times of closures, restrictions and other pressing political issues.

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September 20, 2020
Release of the podcast-nail-art-session with HazMatLab

On this podcast episode, we will meet with the HazMatLab collective members for an online nail-art session via Zoom where the collective members will describe their works and installation from the exhibition by unfolding the layers of materials they use and experiment with, including thousands of different nail polishes they use to create sculptures titled “slumpings”. This podcast session will be published both as a sound and video documentation from Collective Çukurcuma‘s podcast station and basis’ vimeo account.

September 25, 5 pm
Zoom-talk and video preview: Unleash the beast

unleash the beast, catherina cramer & giulietta ockenfuß

A film by Catherina Cramer and Giulietta Ockenfuß
The film Unleash the Beast deals with questions of origin and identity. Follow- ing a genuine curiosity for Mexican culture and practises of everyday life, the two artists Cramer and Ockenfuß went to verify their assumptions and fantasies towards the country and its people. The talk is moderated by Mine Kaplangı.

October 1, 2020
Release of the documentation of the reading-session held by Collective Çukurcuma

Aiming to connect all exhibition and public programme participants this reading session moderated by Collective Çukurcuma will focus on the selected texts from the exhibition‘s reading list. The video documentation of the session will be shared later on from basis‘ vimeo account. The reading list of the exhibition list can be found online and in the basis reading room.

October 8-10 pm
Online vimeo-screening: #direnayol

#direnayol accompanies trans* activist Sevval Kılıç during the 21st Istanbul LGBTI Pride caught up in the reflections of carnivalesque Gezi Park Uprising. #direnayol is a turbulent audiovisual journey witnessing a wind of hope, humour, and solidarity wished to be remembered in the politics of Turkey today.

October 9, 2020, 5 pm
Mine Kaplangı in conversation with the director of #direnayol Rüzgâr Buski and activist Şevval Kılıç

October 9, 7:30 pm
Book Launch: Beyond Limit by Daniel Stubenvoll
Zoom conversation with the artist Daniel Stubenvoll and curator Naz Cuguoğlu

Daniel Stubenvoll will be in conversation with curator Naz Cuguoğlu on his recent publication Beyond Limit and its visual language in relation with his video work Haunted Townhall (Institution of Suspense) from the exhibition. The text for this publication was written by Naz Cuguoğlu in a fictional letter format.


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