Interview by Göksu Kunak // June 19, 2019
Safe. It is a big lie to utter the word safe, while Black folks are being murdered by official dark-blues, while the word rape still exists…[read on]
Article by Göksu Kunak in Berlin // Mar. 27, 2017
“Yes to redefining virtuosity; Yes to conceptualizing experience, affects, sensation; Yes to materiality/body practice; Yes to investment of performer and spectator”, writes choreographer…[read on]
Interview by Göksu Kunak // Apr. 27, 2016
I have been stalking Mad Kate since I watched the documentary Sisterhood by the director Marit Östberg, on how to make queer porn. Besides her collaborations with Östberg and other influential artists…[read on]
Interview by Göksu Kunak // Apr. 22, 2016
A woman enters the dark room and immediately leaves the space giggling. Obviously, she felt uneasy about the naked butt, being rhythmically yet gently spanked. The video ‘You Are Boring’ (2015), by artist…[read on]
Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
Focussing on intimate stories of insatiable characters, artist and filmmaker Matt Lambert
conveys flashes of glee and affection. In Lambert’s world, intimacy is not only affiliated with sexuality. The filmmaker is a visual poet who expertly embroiders stories of youth subcultures…[read on…]
Article by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.
It’s thrilling to hear stories or watch films about divided Berlin, recognizing an extremely different Potsdamer Platz covered in dirt and dust. I recently visited the university I used to work at as a research and teaching assistant in Ankara, Turkey. One of my professors was studying in Berlin back in 1989. In a proud way, he reminisced…[read on…]
Article by Göksu Kunak // June 10, 2015
The eye is the organ of vision. According to some superstitious beliefs it is also a metaphor of jealousy. The eye is the gaze; the gaze of men, the museum, gallery visitor or, say, the orientalist. In the last…[read on]
Interview by Göksu Kunak – in Berlin; Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
In the lecture performance I Dreamed a Dream: Politics in the Age of Mass Art Production
(2013), writer and artist Hito Steyerl
introduces us to the new Misérables
of our era, while asking the pertinent question: Why are there so many art projects today? The absurdity of funding applications, the condition of the wretched who wait to be chosen or the link between museums and firearms…[read on…]
Blog entry and photos by Anna Smith – in Berlin; Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
A new space opened in a mainly residential Neukölln neighborhood, and its first exhibition already deals with several social as well as personal issues that reach out to the sociopolitical profile of the area. Amidst talks of gentrification, the identity of Neukölln, and a constantly growing (perhaps even saturated) artistic scene, a group of artists from diverse backgrounds and practices set up an exhibition…[read on…]