OFF-Biennale Budapest

Exhibition project of Critique & Culture e. V. | The event is part of the OFF-Biennále Budapest program.
Giulia Bruno (IT/DE), Nicoline van Harskamp (NL), Zsolt Vásárhelyi & Kati Simon(HU/DE)
Curated & organised by Kati Simon and Zsolt Vásárhelyi

Exhibition opening: 30.09.2017 at 6 pm
Exhibition period: 30.09– 22.10.2017
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-2pm

OFFBiennale, Budapest

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COLLECTIF ESSAI: Lisa Bergmann, Giulia Bruno, Klemens Czurda, Victor Fancelli, Florian Haag, Alper Kazokoglu, Armin Linke, Charles Mallison and Kerstin Möller

Artist collective shows documentaries in “A Government of Time”.
In the December 12th, 2015 commencing exhibition A Government of Time in the archives of the House Rebuild Foundation in Chicago and the “Collectif Essai” will be represented. The artistic collective shows the incurred under the Essai d’une Négociation project documentation. Curated by Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós exhibition deals with the current historicity how this is perceived in society, and what role is played by the pervasive social acceleration. For this alternative temporalities and different levels of time, for example, artistically opened to allow the presentation of a new politics, a new government of the time. The exhibition can be seen until 25 January 2016th The collective has already presented his works in Paris at Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and ignorance of the dramaturge and curator Hannah Hurtzig.

The project “Essai d’une Négociation” was shown in July 2015 already at the annual exhibition of the HfG Karlsruhe, was also seen in Paris and will be presented in Chicago.
The project “Essai d’une Négociation” was shown in July 2015 already at the annual exhibition of the HfG Karlsruhe and can now be seen in Paris.

The starting point of the “Essai d’une Négociation” project is currently taking place in Paris 21 Conference of Parties (COP21), whose goal is a comprehensive, legally binding agreement on climate change policy. Had invited – On this occasion, adopted in May 2015 200 students as delegates to a simulation of the climate conference COP21 in part to the Bruno Latour and Frédérique Aït-Touati of Speap (Experimentation in Art and Politics SciencesPo) – including students of HfG Karlsruhe , The goal of the initiators was to find using the simulation improved negotiating modalities for the Climate Change Conference, so that future negotiations are successful. More information about the project

Lisa Bergmann, Giulia Bruno, Klemens Czurda, Victor Fancelli, Florian Haag, Alper Kazokoglu, Armin Linke, Charles Mallison and Kerstin Möller documented the project as “Collectif Essai”, a project of the HfG Karlsruhe and the Speap Paris. Many thanks to Bruno Latour, Frédérique Aït-Touati, Tristan Bera and Ana Vaz of Speap, the delegates of COP21 Make it Work, Julien Thomas and Laurent Salter, Philippe Quesne and the team of the Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius and raumlaborberlin, Heike Schuppelius and Tobias Wootton.

As a result, a video installation, which are three different focuses an impression of the conference, and was seen at the annual exhibition of the HfG Karlsruhe originated. The first part was on five screens background information for the simulation and the history of the conference. Short essay films on five additional screens formed the second part of the exhibition, which showed the atmosphere and situation of the Pre-enactments. The images of drama workshops and artistic interventions, strategic discussions and interviews visualized the sociological conflict situation that comes with this type of conferences to fruition. The third part of the installation consisted of two large projections with sound, on which the last plenary session was to be seen, in which the final agreement was read.

collettivo essai installation views


BAK, Utrecht, Netherlands
7 February – 26 April, 2013
Collaboration with Anthropocene Observatory: team member, camera and editing.
The Anthropocene Observatory a collective project by Territorial Agency, Armin Linke and Anselm Franke.
Research exhibition and discursive environment that proposes to rethink the contemporary world through the prism of the “Anthropocene thesis.” The Anthropocene is understood as an epoch in geological chronology during which the global impact of human activities is inscribed onto planet Earth. This geohistorical era—marked by the domination of the human species—has brought along transformations that bear unprecedented consequences for all facets of our present and future. Through what ways of looking and knowing, of feeling and being, can we assess these radically altered circumstances? What (future) vocabularies of politics, science, and art might enable us to know, envision, and do things otherwise?

Bak Anthopocene Observatory

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FILMMAKERFEST, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy
7th December, 2014
Film in collaboration with Lida Perin.
The film was selected to be screened in the Filmmakerfest festival in Milan.
“What do we really know about water?
Its background noise is a constant companion of our daily lives. We end up so accustomed to it, that it becomes invisible.
Yet, some people work with water, with how we drink, what we drink, with the way water runs in our cities. Who are they? And what economics are concealed behind water?”


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La Biennale di Venezia, 2014, Venice, Italy
Collaboration with Armin Linke: team member, camera and editing.
The exhibition contains six books and a film by Armin Linke’s Studio recorded by him in the quarry together with Giulia Bruno and Renato Rinaldi and, with the collaboration of Giuseppe Ielasi; and, a room of PLANTA sounds created by Renato Rinaldi with the collaboration of Giuseppe Ielasi.

La biennale di Venezia, 2014