An invitation to myriad artistic interventions and dialogues has been issued by the mentoring programme “Forecast”, which promotes the transdisciplinary exchange of forward-looking artistic ideas on an international scale. The festival, the pinnacle of the programme’s sixth edition, takes place from 17. to. 18 April at Radialsystem.
The festival presents six new projects that have been created over the past ten months by film artists, performers, musicians, and creative thinkers in collaboration with their internationally renowned mentors. Performances, installations, and film works will be presented throughout the building, as well as invited to discussions and workshops. Each of the projects has been developed over a period of ten months in regular exchange between the mentees and their respective mentors.
Mentees & Mentors
„An Anthology of Glances“: Mia Štark (Mentee) & Ana Prvački (Mentor)
Artist Mia Štark's performative piece An Anthology of Glances probes, using humor and a taste for the absurd, the importance of changing perspectives.
„The Marblous Four“: Hamza Baig (Mentee) und Daliso Chaponda (Mentor)
Hamza Baig is developing a web series, The Marblous Four, centered on an unlikely superhero in a Pakistani village.
„Expanded Magic“: Tom Cassani (Mentee) und Florentina Holzinger (Mentor)
Performer Tom Cassani is expanding the limits of magic as an embodied performance in Expanded Magic.
„What Humans See as Blood, Jaguars See as Chicha“: Luciana Decker Orozco (Mentee) und Laura Huertas Millán (Mentor)
Luciana Decker Orozco is exploring storytelling about deities, sacred objects, and spaces in the Andes with a film project titled What Humans See as Blood, Jaguars See as Chicha.
„Purgatoire (Cinema that Kills)“: Alexis Guillier (Mentee) und Alia Ibrahim (Mentor)
Alexis Guillier is researching a deadly accident on a 1968 Lebanese film set in project Purgatoire (Cinema that Kills).
„鳳殞 (Sorrow of the Phoenix)“: Peny Chan (Mentee) und Rully Shabara (Mentor)
Performer Peny Chan's project seeks to experiment with and deconstruct the style of the Peking Opera.
„Gestures of Maintenance“ – A workshop on networked thinking by Studio Inscape
Trained as architects and urbanists, the members of Rotterdam-based Studio Inscape aim to translate eco-philosophical theory into practice within the built environment. Participants in this workshop will consider spatial arrangements, power relations, and possible future scenarios.
„Borderline Investigations“ – A walk on the edge by Tevi Allan Mensah
Architect and visual artist Tevi Allan Mensah invites participants to reflect together on the new narratives of tomorrow through a fundamental act: a walk. This tour will explore the former Berlin Wall territory and its surroundings near Radialsystem to contemplate on the margins as areas of potential for change. During the workshop participants will prepare archetypes such as traveling structures, flags, and banners to accompany the odd procession.