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 8 to 9 April at Radialsystem. The festival introduces six new projects created by artists, performers, designers, choreographers and creative thinkers in collaboration with their internationally renowned mentors over the past ten months. Dance performances, installations, interactive artworks and sensory experiences are presented throughout the building, as are discussions and workshops.
Mentees & Mentors
Evil Eye: Özge Samancı (Mentee) & Ulli Lust (Mentor)
Installation in the Keller // Reading in the Halle: Friday, 7 pm
Turkish-American media artist and graphic novelist Özge Samancı is working on a graphic novel centered on a murder mystery. The plot is set in Istanbul ahead of the 1995–96 elections, as a conservative party rises to power using religion to cynically appeal to voters.
Sensory Souvenir: Iman Jesmi (Mentee) & Emeka Ogboh (Mentor)
Iranian composer and sound artist Iman Jesmi delves into the correlation between sounds and smells in European cities, and how they have shifted through immigration. With Hamburg as a case study, he looks at new forms of cultural synthesis through smells and sounds in the cityscape.
Hurlula: Flora Détraz (Mentee) & Sofia Jernberg (Mentor)
Performance in Studio A: Friday and Saturday 7.30–9 pm
French dancer and choreographer Flora Détraz is creating a live performance for percussion and voice centered on the act of screaming.
Ramanenjana: Simona Deaconescu (Mentee) & Mathilde Monnier (Mentor)
Performance in the Halle: Saturday, 9 pm
Romanian choreographer Simona Deaconescu is collaborating with Malagasy choreographer Gaby Saranouffi on the dance performance Ramanenjana, which looks at the 1863 “dancing plague“ in Madagascar.
Architectures of Inclusion and Exclusion: Luísa Sol (Mentee) & Tatiana Bilbao (Mentor)
Portuguese architect Luísa Sol is working on a multimedia installation that reflects on screen-based images of the home and the domestic sphere, and the storytelling contained within them.
Dashboards for Posthuman Life: Jaya Klara Brekke (Mentee) & Francesca Bria (Mentor)
Theorist and designer Jaya Klara Brekke is creating fictional data feeds that help users to better understand the impact of their actions on the environment and their own privacy.