Sunday 21 August 2011

In/visible Economies?

The last 3 days saw the workshop 'In/Visible Economies?', part of the Kombiticket program for the exhibition 'Volatile Smile - Ein uneinsch├Ątzbares Lachen' by Geissler und Sann, (curated by RealismusStudio AG) at the NGBK. 5 participants got together with Catriona Shaw (Kombiticket) to take part in an intensive process that involved discussions in the exhibition space, a photography workshop/critical feedback with photographer Anne Kathrin Greiner, field work in the immediate vicinity of the NGBK and finally the production of a publication with graphics and layout professional Viola Thiele.
The publication will be sent to print and will be available in the coming weeks! In the meantime, here are some images from the workshop:

Maria, Snax, Yvonne, Annabel and Mezli get to grips with the financial crisis in Berlin...

 Day one: workshop with Anne Kathrin Greiner. We looked at photos that have depicted different financial crises since the great depression as well as discussing different technical tricks and compositional/format/lighting issues in photography

 After field work we would meet up again in the NGBK and discuss the results. Here Kathrin speaks to Mezli about her portraits of Berliners affected or unaffected by the current global financial crisis

Snax presents his photo of a slightly decrepit shopfront in Kreuzberg and explains his choice to the group

Some camera show and tell

On the final day of the workshop Viola Thiele came by to help us put our photos into a format ready to be sent off to the printers - this was the moment of tough decisions, adding or subtracting text, choosing and rejecting photos. Now we are eagerly awaiting the results!

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Upcoming Workshop: In/visible Economies?

For the upcoming exhibition 'Geissler / Sann - Volatile Smile', a new workshop is in the planning. It will take place between the 18th and 21st of August and there are ten places available! Please register at join @ kombiticket . net

Kombiticket Outreach Program
WORKSHOP – Kunstvermittlung/Art Education NGBK
Discussions, photography, publication
Dates: 18 – 21.08.2011 / 12:00-16:00
For up to 10 participants – please register by 12th August 2011 at
Participation is free of charge
Title: In/visible economies?   /  English

As part of the outreach program for the Geissler & Sann exhibition ‘Volatile Smile’, Kombiticket (run by Catriona Shaw) will be offering a 4-day workshop for a group of up to 10 participants.  The workshop will focus on one of the prominent topics of the exhibition – the financial crisis –contextualized in Berlin.  The most recent global financial crisis hit in 2008, but how and where is it traceable in a city such as Berlin, a city that has been undergoing its own financial crisis for a much longer period. 

On the first day of the workshop we will look at the exhibition and begin some discussions about the economy in Berlin – how is it visible or have we become so used to the aesthetic of a ‘bankrupt’ city that we no longer notice? This will be followed by a photography workshop - there will be different technical insights offered into hi/lo-fi photography by a professional photographer and we will go out and about in the neighbourhood of Kreuzberg to take pictures. On the final day of the workshop we will get together with a graphic designer to see how a simple publication using the photos that we have taken can be produced – and make one!

Making Mirrors

The art education workshop for Making Mirrors, run by Branka Pavlovic (AG Metanationale) along with Nezaket Ekici (performance artist) and Catriona Shaw (Kombiticket program), came to an end this weekend. In total there were 9 participants made short films following an empowerment workshop at the NGBK that dealt with the main topics of the exhibition. Photos will be posted here soon!