PROGRAMME



18 March – 30 April, 2019


OROBORO (W1)

Anastasia Douka, installation, 2019

OROBORO references ouroboros (the archetypal serpent eating its own tail) by staging a motorised looping belt that feeds ceramic items (bricks, plate, etc), produced by the artist, into a free fall. OROBORO is a cyclical function asserting the breaking point of a production line.


A Sea of Sound -Visual songs for the Ocean. (W4)

a screening program curated by Filipa Ramos.
From ancestral otherworldly rhymes to holographic pulsating rhythms of underwater life, A Sea of Sound brings together a series of artist’s films and videos that embrace our oceans through sound.


Juke Box (W1)

Browse through the archive of Rhodiola Radio Shows.


Rhodiola.ae (W5)

The website hosts commissioned texts and visuals, as well as
a radio player. The radio shows are uploaded and archived on rhodiola.ae after they are transmitted at Warehouse 90, Alserkal Avenue.




Art Week at Alserkal Avenue
18-23 March, 2019 | All Day



Vitamin Service (W3)

During Art Week, Vitamin supplement cocktails will be served to visitors. The cocktails include Stress, High Performance, and Happiness;, and the recipes are concocted by 3 137 in collaboration with Irene Karouzaki and Dimitris Nikolalou.


Capsules (W3)

Christina Christodoulou, the designer behind sustainable fashion brand it’s a shirt, has created outfits for the people serving you Vitamin supplements.





18 March 10AM-10PM

3-4PM

Heather Eade

Integrative Medicine and Wellness (W3)

A live advisory session on integrative health, medicine, and wellness.





19 March

3-4PM

Metasitu

Degrowth Urbanism (W2)

A recorded session on vacancy, shrinking cities, and alternative visions for spatial de-growth





20 March

2.45-3PM

Raja’a Khalid

Guide, 2018 (W4)

The sound piece Guide embodies an institutional voice that appears concerned for the well-being of the listener.


3-4PM

Daphne Dragona

Virtual assistants, caring robots, and artificial companions (W2)

A podcast on how emerging technologies of care will shape tomorrow’s everyday life. An attempt to imagine future ways of living, as well as future forms of coexistence between humans and machines.

Dragona’s podcast hosts, among others, sound excerpts of works by Mediengruppe Bitinik, Kyriaki Goni, Rory Pilgrim and Liam Young and text excerpts by Maria Puig de la Belacasa, Taina Bucher, Mark Bohlen & Terro Karppi and Carme Torras.





21 March

11AM – 2PM

Eduardo Navarro

What is the point of being a turtle? (W4)

This workshop invites participants to disguise and perform as turtles. Through possessing an ‘invented’ turtle state, time is experienced through another perspective, slowing down one’s organism, and moving with the wind.

Guests are requested to bring a makeshift turtle shell, a lettuce, and
a candle to meditate.


3-6PM

Nima Nabavi

Music Request Dial-in (W2)

A three-hour special live session with homme fatal Nima Nabavi, during which songs are requested by the public on number 0563299918.





22 March

3-4PM

Enterprise projects

Once Upon A Time (W2)

Hansel and Gretel, a fairy-tale by the Grimm brothers is used as the starting point for an alternative narration around cookies and danger.





23 March

3-4PM

Apart Collective

Undone (W2)

Undone explores collectivity as a place for exchange information, art production, for building safe spaces, hospitality, and as a tool for finding alternatives and temporary autonomous zones in the age of late capitalism.





︎ Screening
18-27 March


Karrabing Film Collective

Wutharr: Saltwater Dreams,

2016
HD video, sound, 28’53’’




24 March – 30 April


28 March

3-4PM

New media Society

Dustopedia (W2)

Dustopedia (Ghobar-Nameh/ غبارنامه) is an encyclopedia with the capability for change, or the possibility of adding of new entries; archival/live entries of text, image, and film, toward various domains from scientific and ecological perspectives to rather abstract philosophical matters surrounding dust.





︎ Screening
28 March-10 April


Ben Russell

ATLANTIS,

2014
S16mm on video, sound, 23’33’’





4 April

3-4PM

Vasl Artists’ Association

Non-understandable Art and How to Understand It (W2)

The show is set in between a hypothetical situation of a fundraising dinner party where Vasl team members meet Champa, a socialite who supports art but at times, finds it challenging to understand contemporary art practices, and talk about their programs over drinks.





︎ Screening
11-21 April


Basim Magdy

No Shooting Stars,

2016
Super 16mm and GIF animations transferred to Full HD, sound, 14’ 25’’





11 April

3-4PM

Riwaq

Cultivating Hope: Dreaming and Making of Palestine (W2)

RIWAQ’s work deals with a region greatly affected and fragmented by conflict. They see architectural restoration as a social and economic incubator and what they do is not just about preserving buildings, it is a way to revitalize Palestinian identity under occupation.





18 April

3-5PM

Madhursee Dutta

Seven Islands and A Metro, 2006, film, 96’ (W2)

This film is a tale of the cities of Bom Bahia/Bombay/Mumbai, through a tapestry of fiction, cinema verite, art objects, found footage, sound installation, and literary texts.





︎ Screening
22-30 April


Gerard Holthuis

Careless Reef Part 4,

2004
35mm film transferred to HD video, color, sound, 13’ 00’’





25 April

15:00-16:00

Bedouin in Furs

Cassette love letters (W2)

A conversational session on the condition of contemporary romance.