November 8th, 2018
Kate Danyu Chen / Cyborgian Spaces
During her presentation, she will discuss her work with the curator and art historian Johanna Hohage (Berlin), whose research is focused on art and feminism, technology and new medias.
About Kate Danyu Chen
Kate Danyu Chen is an artist and spatial designer currently based in Berlin. Her artistic practice focuses on corporeal and theoretical experiments of space. She incorporates media of drawing, installation, performance, text, and film, and is interested in translations between analog and digital processes. With a background in architecture, Kate's practice addresses body-politics of space, urban rituals of the everyday, and intersections of technology with the human body. Currently, her research focuses on Donna Haraway’s post-humanist concept of the “cyborg” as a synthesis of dualisms — human/machine, male/female, natural/artificial, virtual/real — to critically reconstruct an understanding of being and consciousness. She recently took part to the exhibition « Un_becoming: The Erotic, the Body & technology » in SomoS Art Gallery in the context of the Berlin Pornfilm Festival 2018 and presented there the Installation/Video piece «Offline Venus : Memories and myths of the Cyborg».Website
Mila Chiral / Four-Dimensional Sound Choreographies
Mila Chiral will talk about her music, her transdisciplinary artworks and collaborations. In selected examples she will give an insight to her artistic approach and techniques, including her artistic background from dance/choreography to electronic music and interdisciplinary art forms such as digital arts. At the end of the talk, Mila Chiral will show as a premiere the brand-new video directed by Faulty Agatha by Was Deferenz to her track 'Stars & Flowers' from the album 'WHERE TIME MEETS SPACE' (2017).
About Mila Chiral
Mila Chiral is a Berlin-based dancer-choreographer, electronic musician and DJ, who works in composing sounds and poetry as well as bodies and movements in time and space. She is part of minutektiv, a group of female* music producers from Berlin, and of the transdisciplinary art collective WAH (Weber / Anderson / Helschinger) in which she performs with dance, voice, acoustic soundscapes, electronic music, poetry and elements from visual arts, questioning the inherent relationship of existential and artistic freedom. Mila Chiral is also one of the organizers of MEETUP Berlin, a new and growing community of female-identifying, trans and non-binary artists in the fields of electronic music and arts and a member of female:pressure.Website