I'm not sure if anyone in Berlin reads this blog, but here's some info on a metal-related workshop I am presenting in Berlin next Monday 9th November 2009 at 5pm. It's part of a really interesting art project called Beneath The Remains taking place at arttransponder:
arttransponder is inviting you to the workshop Journey Into the Known
9th November 2009, 5pmIn this presentation and workshop, Keith Kahn-Harris, author of ‘Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge’ asks: ‘How do we mourn the death of the unknown?’
In the first half Dr Kahn-Harris will put on a multimedia presentation arguing that the history of metal scenes since 1989 are a symptom of a wider process of the ‘unknown becoming known’ whose apotheosis was the revolutions in Eastern Europe in 1989.
In the second half of the workshop, participants will be asked to try and capture and mourn their first exposure to a subculture, scene or previously secret world. Using art, writing or other creative mediums participants will produce a collective ‘scrapbook’ of poignant and nostalgic moments in the death of the unknown.
The event will take place in English. There is a limited number of places available for this event, so please register at email@example.com. Alternatively you can call the arttransponder art space office on 49(0)30 – 30642400, Thursday between 12 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Friday / Saturday between 2 p.m.- 7 p.m.
within the framework of the exhibition of BENEATH THE REMAINS - Translations of Estrangement and the Politics of Survival
Exhibition / Lecture / Public Art Projects / Workshop / Experiment in Ambient Hearing
16th October - 14th November 2009
Artists: Eduard Constantin (RO) l Cristina David (RO) l Andreea Faciu (RO/DE) l Vincent Faciu (RO/DE) l Tatjana Fell (DE) l Bogdan Ghiu (RO) l Keith Kahn Harris (GB) l Dumitru Oboroc (MD) l Ondrej Svadlena (CZ) l Tim Wolff (DE)
A project curated by Vlad Morariu l (RO)