AFFECT: Agora’s Program for Collaborative Artistic Practices in Berlin is pleased to announce its second edition, premiering on May 4th. We cordially invite you to look at this year’s program, submit your interest and help spread the word.
MODULE #1/ “Sensitive Observers”. Facilitated by Stine Marie Jacobsen / May 4-30
MODULE #2/ “Exploring the Endotic”. Facilitated by Lorenzo Sandoval / June 1-28
MODULE #3/ “Europe city in Berlin”. Facilitated by Yves Mettler / July 1 – 31
MODULE #4/ “The artistic mission”. Facilitated by Diego Agulló / August 3-30
MODULE #5/ “Mittelweg”. Facilitated by Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga / September 1-27
About the program
Initiated in 2014 as a residency for artists with a cross-disciplinary approach, the 2015 edition is conceived as a 5-month-long program consisting of five consecutive modules each led by an international artist, who invites participants to collectively explore a topic and develop a set of practices and research methodologies over the period of one month in the city of Berlin.
AFFECT 2015 Summer Program offers international and national visitors the opportunity to join an immersive summer school where to explore five site-specific aspects of art’s relation to Berlin, via artistic research and collaboration. The different modules are facilitated by: Stine Marie Jacobsen (Module #1: Sensitive Observers), Lorenzo Sandoval (Module #2: Exploring the Endotic), Yves Mettler (Module #3: Europe City in Berlin), Diego Agulló (Module #4: The artistic mission), and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (Module #5: Mittelweg).
Each module takes the form of a participatory workshop revolving around a central research question supported by a series of activities proposed by the facilitators.
To see more about AFFECT 2015 Summer Program visit AFFECT’s website
Participants will have the opportunity to collectively delve into the proposed research question, bringing in their own sensibilities, practice and experience. Collective exercises, urban explorations and site visits, readings and discussions will pave the way towards individual projects as well as a final event which will allow the group to share and exercise some of the module’s findings in a public format. Participants can choose to enrol in one or more individual modules. Each module is open to 15 international and local participants, who will be selected from an open call. AFFECT is addressed to artists and creatives from a variety of backgrounds.
The space at Agora will be available as a shared studio space throughout the duration of each module. The participating fee is 250,- EUR for each module. A small production budget will be provided for the final event of each workshop.
AFFECT is kindly supported by: Creative Europe, Goethe Institut São Paulo, Instituto Cervantes Berlin, Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V, L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum and Broken Dimanche Press.