What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* - International Festival on Feminism and Public Space.

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May 4, 2016 to May 7, 2016
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Urban History / Studies


What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*

International Festival on Feminism and Public Space.
Performances, Lectures, Workshops, Concerts.
May 4—7, 2016
Public Space of Hamburg, HFBK Hamburg, and Kampnagel.

In the face of hysterical times the Stadtkuratorin Hamburg is asking What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* with a performance festival and symposium. The lead question of the festival goes back to an expression of the US human rights activist, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), who campaigned for social change, for the workers movement, and for the rights of the Afr0-American population. She connects the awareness of the historical placing of current developments with the activist moment toward changing the current conditions: What Time Is It on the Clock of the World?* This expression points at the simultaneity of social transformations worldwide and artistic-social movements not conceived from a Western hegemonic center.

From May 4 to 7 2016, in discussion will be questions about sexism and racism in relation to the (in)visibility of current migration, stereotyped gender roles and material reproduction conditions. International artists and theoreticians will connect with the situation in Hamburg: how can public space be re-thought feminist-politically, as well as its linkages revealed in global digitalized power structures? How can present developments like neo-fascism in Europe or elsewhere be overcome in art, culture, and academia – and equally on the streets and in society? Together they will draft a glossary on urban space from a queer-feminist perspective, and new manifestos of urban LGTBQIA-Citizenship of Color in the 21st century will be presented in performances.

What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* brings together international artists, performers, and musicians with new artistic works for Hamburg as well as international theoreticians and activists. The festival is conceived by Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg) in collaboration with Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (journalist, editor, Berlin).

Detailed Program

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9 pm, Kampnagel, kmh
Concert [translation French > English]
Casey (Rap de filles d’immigrés, Le Blanc-Mesnil and Paris)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
12–6 pm, public space of Hamburg, Rathausmarkt and Jungfernstieg
Artistic performances and actions [German, English, Spanish]
María José Arjona (Bogotá), Hannah Black (Berlin), Regina José Galindo (Guatemala-City), Mujeres Creando (La Paz), Alice Peragine (Hamburg), Tracey Rose (Durban)

7 pm, HFBK Hamburg, Auditorium
Play reading and conversation [German]
In Time. Frozen.
Marlene Streeruwitz (author, Vienna)

Friday, May 6, 2016
12–6 pm, HFBK Hamburg, Auditorium
Symposium [translation German < > English] with a scenography by Anna Mieves (artist, Hamburg)

12 pm Welcome Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg)
12.15 pm Public Sphere and Epistemologies of the South, Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Prof. Sociology, University of Coímbra)
1 pm Towards a Post-Identitarian Public Space, Oliver Marchart (Prof. Political Philosophy, University Vienna)
2 pm Between Equal Rights, Force Decides: Difference and the Universal in Legacies of Radical Feminism, Marina Vishmidt (Lecturer Art Theory, Dutch Art Institute, Amsterdam)
3.30 pm Session I (Mujeres Creando, Moderation: Michelle Teran [artist, Madrid])
3.30 pm Session II (Oliver Marchart, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Marina Vishmidt, Moderation: Sophie Goltz)
5 pm Manifestos °1, WoMANtís RANDom (filmmaker, performer, Berlin)
5.30 pm Blackness, the Beast and the Non Sovereign, Che Gossett (author, activist
#blacklivesmatter, New York)

8 pm, Kampnagel, k2
Performative conversation [German]
Dramatisierte Reproduktion
Kerstin Stakemeier (Prof. of Art Theory and Mediation, AdBK Nürnberg), Johannes Paul Raether (aka Transformellae [Researchavatara], Berlin)

9 pm, Kampnagel, kmh
Concert and festival party
Tami T (Queer-Electro-Pop, Berlin)
Zhala (Futuristic-Cosmic-Pop, Stockholm)
DJ kos_mic q’andi (Hip-Hop-Oriental, Berlin)

Saturday, May 7, 2016
12–6 pm, HFBK Hamburg, Auditorium
Symposium [translation German < > English]

12 pm Manifestos °2, Tyler Ford (media activist, New York)
12.30 pm Saving the Female Migrant. Fleeing, Gender, and (Im)Possible Solidarity!?, Nikita Dhawan (Prof. Political Theory/Gender Studies, University of Innsbruck)
1 pm Decolonial Feminist Europe: Beyond Western Protectionism and the New Racism of Eastern Europe, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (philosopher, Chişinău and Cluj)
2 pm The Struggle with Cultural Difference, Nikos Papastergiadis (Prof. of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne)
3.30 pm Session III (Che Gossett, Tyler Ford, Moderation: Hengameh Yaghoobifarah [journalist, Berlin])
3.30 pm Session IV (Nikita Dhawan, Nikos Papastergiadis, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Moderation: Nina Möntmann [Prof. Art Theory, The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm / Hamburg])
5 pm Manifestos °3, Krishna Istha (Performer, London)
5.30 pm Manifestos °4, Travis Alabanza (Performer, London)
6 pm Launch Fanzine Manifestos. Queering Turbulences and Entanglements und Glossar, Moderation: Silent University Hamburg
afterwards Afterglow (bar + music)

Additional Program
Sunday, May 8, 2016
12–4 pm, HFBK Hamburg, Auditorium
Workshop [English]
Vacation from Vacancy: #andaction #artistscollaborations #publicspaceinhamburg
Nikos Papastergiadis and Michelle Teran [Registration (till May 3, 2016) and information: kontakt@stadtkuratorin-hamburg.de]

Rathausmarkt and Jungfernstieg, 20095 Hamburg
HFBK Hamburg (Hochschule für bildende Künste), Am Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg
Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg

Free entrance to all events except concerts

Contact Info: 
Beate Anspach
Stadtkuratorin Hamburg
Ein Initiativprojekt der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg
Hafenstr. 96
20359 Hamburg