Owing to the latest global events and growing migration streams and, not least, to digital networks’ rapid acceleration of transglobal dialogue, intercultural practice in all its forms is now more relevant than ever. What can we hope to gain from intercultural and transcultural links? Which new perspectives do they forge, and which risks and possible losses do they entail? How open are our conceptual parameters and aesthetic sensibilities to the global practice of sound art?
Presented by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Deutschlandradio Kultur / Hörspiel – Klangkunst.
Theo Eshetu (born 1958 in London) lives and works in Rome and Berlin. His works have been shown at the Venice Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the New York African Film Festival, the 2nd Video Biennial in Fukui, Japan, and many more.
The Berlin-based Gebrüder Teichmann are the two brothers Andi and Hannes Teichmann, who work as musicians, DJs, producers and cultural activists. Their work is not limited by traditional borders between styles or genres.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, PhD is an independent curator and biotechnologist. He is Curator-at-Large for Adam Szymczyk’s Documenta 14, the founding director of SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) and Editor-in-Chief of its journal for critical texts.
Ekaterina Degot is a writer and curator, a laureate of the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory (2014), Artistic Director at the Akademie der Künste der Welt in Cologne (where she runs the multidisciplinary biannual festival Pluriversale) and professor at the Alexander Rodchenko Moscow School of New Media and Photography. Among her recent curatorial projects are Monday Begins on Saturday and First Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway, 2013 (with David Riff).
Marcus Gammel is from Bremen, Germany. He studied musicology, German literature and philosophy at Humboldt University, Université Paris IV and New York University. He has worked as a music journalist, dramaturge, and radio curator for institutions such as the Berlin Philharmonic, Reclam Verlag, and Deutschlandradio.
Sabine Hentzsch has worked at the Goethe-Institut for twenty-five years. She was director of the institutes in Accra/Ghana, Rotterdam/Netherlands, Bucharest/Romania and London/UK before coming to Berlin, where she currently works at the Hauptstadtbüro.