BOOK TALK 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET / 12 pm MXDF
Love with Obstacles: Amor Rojo. Your chance to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about the legacies of Alexandra Kollontai, current feminist issues in Mexico, and Dora García’s project’s ongoing outlook. With Ruth Estévez, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Dora García, Alex Gifreu, Maria Lind, Carla Lamoyi, Rina Ortiz, Álvaro Ruiz Rodilla, and Ana Sofía Rodríguez Everaert.
1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
Despite Dispossession: An Activity Book by The Willful Weeds Research Group. Celebrate the release of the of 2021 in a workshop on itinerant practices of resistance with the artist-author-editors İpek Hamzaoğlu, Berhanu Deribew, Naomi Rincón Gallardo, Rojda Tuğrul, Janine Jembere, Sílvia das Fadas, Anette Baldauf and the K. atelier’s design collaborators Wolfgang Hückel & Katharina Tauer.
LECTURE AND Q & A 1 pm EST / 7 pm CET
Des-Habitat and Reparation Architecture, by Paulo Tavares. With his book Des-Habitat, Brazilian architect, activist, and curator Paulo Tavares intervenes in Lina Bo Bardi’s Habitat and shows how the 1950s-magazine’s modern visual language functioned as a framing device to conceal its own coloniality.
PERFORMANCE 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
Take Me to That Landscape, by Hanna Mattes & David Rothenberg. After six months of experimenting remotely between Berlin and NY, Mattes & Rothenberg will give their very first live performance. And we get to conclude our book fair program with a global live premiere bringing together spoken word and music!
28 February, 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET
PERFORMANCE: Take Me to That Landscape, by Hanna Mattes & David Rothenberg
We conclude our book fair program by bringing together spoken word and music; after six months of experimenting remotely between Berlin and NY, Hanna Mattes & David Rothenberg will give their first live performance. In this unique collaboration, they try to break through the “meaninglessness” of nature to find truth, beauty, contact, and love in a world where invisible species are constantly trying to lure us beyond our mere humanity.
Hanna Mattes is a pioneer in analogue photography and a fantastical astronomer. She explores the boundaries of photography, leaving space for mystery, while her work maps out aesthetic inventions. She has had exhibitions and artist residencies worldwide. In 2019, she published her second photo book, The Lunar System, with K. Verlag. Her latest work explores poetry and sound.
Musician and philosopher David Rothenberg is the author of numerous books including Why Birds Sing and Nightingales in Berlin. He has performed or recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Peter Gabriel, Ray Phiri, Suzanne Vega, Scanner, Elliott Sharp, Iva Bittová, and the Karnataka College of Percussion. His new chapter “Among the Nightingales in Berlin” is published in intercalations 6: These Birds of Temptation, out with K. Verlag in March 2021. Rothenberg is Distinguished Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.