Samstag, 12.12.2015 

19:00 - 23:55 Uhr


Zeitgenössische Positionen aus Syrien
kuratiert von Tobias Moerike

Galerie Holger John
International Friends – Dresden
und der Sorbische Künstlerbund e. V.


Kurzlesungen aus und zu Syrien mit den Dichtern
Abdelwahhab Azzawi (Damaskus/Dresden)
und Benedikt Dyrlich (Dresden/Bautzen)
musikalische Begleitung der Lesungen und des Abends: 

Muhammad Shehadeh (Damaskus/Dresden)
und Thabet Azzawi (Damaskus/Dresden) auf Oud
sowie Abed Sarraf (Damaskus/Dresden) mit Gitarre.

Kunst | Poesie | Musik | Feier | Speisen | Getränke
Eintritt frei!



At the Table - Narratives on the Technological, 
the Imagined, and the Dead Body
Saturday, 5th December, Sesc Consolação,  São Paulo

Hanging (detail) Aya Ben Ron

The project assembles narratives of the ongoing conglomeration between bodies and implantations, between humans and devices, of the interfaces between the human body with artefacts and different technologies. Technological modifications to and transformations of the body seem sensible and legitimate whenever they have a therapeutic or socially integrative character. Nevertheless, the question inevitably arises as to where the boundary needs to be drawn regarding this self-reshaping. At what point should the problems of resources and social justice take priority over the right to self-optimization? Does – ultimately – the desire for self-transformation correspond to the logic of a global ideology of growth that fantasizes itself into an intricately networked, neoliberal, appallingly unjust future? Or can we imagine fantastic techno-bodies, who propagate a recognition of difference and are able to coalesce machines, the organic, desire, and the imagination? 
Experts from different disciplines take a seat at the table and tell of the transformative potential – through technology and fictions – of our bodies. We begin with the dead, the bodies forgotten and unidentifiable, in which our future lies buried. This is followed by dialogues on bodies with disabilities which challenge our technological and social possibilities. And we end with the desires for and the imagining of bodies that are on the threshold to something different, a nascent form of existence that potentially fuses with other humans, animals, gods, and machines. Take a seat at the table. 

15:00 The narration of the bones: The body as a mnemonic device by Clara Ianni &  Luiz Fontes          
16:15 The 2006 Disability Act and the 2010 Anti-Inclusion Manifesto - How the right to imperfection is challenging society by Marta Almeida Gil & Estela Lapponi
17:30 Deep Brain Stimulation I: Neural prostheses for Parkinson’s disease by Victor Rosetto Barboza & Erich Fonoff
18:30 Deep Brain Stimulation II: Neural prostheses for depression by Erich Fonoff & Christian Dunker
19:30 Shamanism as a Technology of the Body: How to approach virtual worlds and information by Fabianne M. Borges & Laymert Garcia dos Santos
20:45 Current speculations and anticipations on a future body by Laerte Coutinho & Amara Moira & Jean Wyllys
Every dialogue is followed by a 20 minute discussion with the following hecklers and guests: 
Max Hinderer Jorge Cruz, Rodrigo Maltez Novaes, Benjamin Serroussi, , Marcia Tiburi, and Rita Wu.
Dialogues and discussion in Portuguese with simultaneous translation into English. 
A project by Mobile Academy Berlin presented by Goethe-Institut and SESC.

Victor Rossetto Barboza is a neurosurgeon at Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo. He is currently working with deep brain stimulation (DBS) in cases of epilepsy, pain in traumatic spine lesion and Parkinson’s disease.
Fabiane M. Borges has a PhD in clinical psychology and is an essayist and artist. Her research focuses on Space-art, art and technology, shamanism, performance and subjectivity.
Laerte Coutinho is a recognized and respected cartoonist and caricaturist who, at age 57, started gender transitioning, opening a profound discussion on gender identity in Brazil.
Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz works as a writer, cultural critic, and translator specializing in materialist aesthetics, Latin American Studies, colonial economy, and Brazilian 20th century art.
Christian Ingo Lenz Dunker is a psychoanalyst and professor at the Department of Clinic Psychology at the Institute of Psychology of the University of São Paulo. His research centers on clinical psychoanalysis of Lacanian orientation and its relations to Language Sciences and Philosophy.
Clara Ianni is an artist whose work uses several medias such as video, installation, intervention, sculpture and texts. Her research focuses on the relationship between art and politics, exploring its ideological implications.
Erich Fonoff is Associate Professor in the Neurology Department at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of São Paulo. His current work is based on functional neurosurgical treatment for neuropsychiatric diseases and the anatomical and physiological mapping of the nervous system.
Luiz Roberto de Oliveira Fontes is both a doctor of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Forensic Anthropology. As a forensic anthropologist his interest lies in diagnosing the cause and the approximate time of death, and the human identification in cases that are hard to solve by conventional methods.
Marta Almeida Gil is a sociologist who has set up the Saci network of information (www.saci.org.br) whose aim is to develop the knowledge necessary to understand the extent and nature of the varying disabilities affecting so many of Brazil's citizens.
Estela Lapponi is a São Paulo based artist who creates authorial works in contemporary dance, performance, and visual arts. She investigates artistically and conceptually the terminology she created – “Corpointruso” - in which she advocates taking a different stance regarding everything that is outside normalizing standards. In 2010 she wrote the ANTI-INCLUSION Manifesto.
Amara Moira is a writer, transgender prostitute, and activist. She is the author of the blog What if I was a Prostitute in which she writes about her experience as a prostitute, and raises questions related to transphobia and prostitution.
Rodrigo Maltez Novaes is a visual artist, designer, and translator, who now heads the long-term project of the translation and publication of Vilém Flusser's work from Brazilian-Portuguese into English
Laymert Garcia dos Santos is an essayist and university lecturer in the field of sociology and technology at the University of Campinas, in São Paulo state, and he has published on the topics of art, culture and technology
Benjamin Seroussi is the director of Casa do Povo and curator at Vila Itororó. These projects focus on developing cultural institutions based on collective management techniques, in a close dialogue with their respective surroundings and with wider urban issues.
Marcia Tiburi has a PhD in Philosophy and is a writer and professor at Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo. She was one of the hostesses of Saia Justa at GNT television channel and she has written several books on philosophy, biopolitics, aesthetics and ethics.
Rita Wu is an artist, designer and programmer. She explores the relation among body, space and technology, investigating the expansion that technology can bring to our space perception through wearable interfaces.
Jean Wyllys is lecturer, journalist and politician and is a member of the parliamentary front in defense of LGBT rights.



Zeitgenössische Positionen aus Syrien

Jaber alAzmeh: Rising Once Again, 2012, Druck auf Baumwollkunstdruckpapier,70x105 cm

Alina Amer, Jaber Al Azmeh, Khaled Barakeh, 
Manaf Halbouni, Sulafa Hijazi
Ausstellung 6.11.-13.12.2015 - kuratiert von Tobias Mörike

Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 5. November 19 Uhr

Die Künstler sind anwesend.
Es sprechen:
Annekatrin Klepsch, Bürgermeisterin für Kultur und Tourismus 
der Landeshauptstadt Dresden
Eric Hattke, Sprecher des Netzwerkes Dresden für Alle
Tobias Mörike, Kurator

Rähnitzgasse 17 / Barockviertel
D-01097 Dresden
Mi- So 14-19 Uhr

Manaf Halbouni: Führer "Al Qa'id", 2014, Stahl und Eisen


Der Botschafter der Republik Türkei
Herr H. Avni Karslıoğlu und Frau Gamze Karslıoğlu geben sich die Ehre
Herrn Holger John und Begleitung
zu einem Empfang anlässlich des 92. Jahrestages der Proklamation der Republik
am Donnerstag, den 29. Oktober 2015 von 18:30 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
begrüßen zu dürfen.
Botschaft der Republik Türkei Tiergartenstraße 19-21 10785 Berlin

Foto: Holger John, H. Avni Karslıoğlu, Ahmet Sahin