It's a Wrap!

The third edition of Forecast has come to an end, culminating in the two-day Forecast Festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt on October 12–13. The event also marked the close of a fruitful three-year partnership with the HKW; Forecast’s next edition will take place at the new partner institution in Berlin, Radialsystem. Greeted by … Weiterlesen
Forecast Festival, 12.—13. Oktober

Eintauchen in sechs wegweisende Konzepte

Die dritte Ausgabe des Forecast Festivals präsentiert sechs innovative Projekte, die aufstrebende Künstler und Kulturschaffende zusammen mit ihren namhaften Mentoren entwickelt und umgesetzt haben. Freitag, 12. Oktober 18:00 Uhr Eröffnung 18:30 Uhr Eglė Budvytytė Shakers, Lovers, Bystanders Performance in öffentlichem Raum [Teil von Abhijan Totos The Exhaustion Project] Mit Sasha Amaya, Alexander Blum Bertelsen, Johanna Faber, Zoe … Weiterlesen
Collaboration with Future Architecture Platform

RESOLVE: "Off Grid"

As a member of the European initiative Future Architecture Platform, Forecast has invited the design collective RESOLVE to contribute its participatory project Off Grid to the Forecast Festival. Investigating how migration and division shape our cities, Off Grid presents a moving space that playfully responds to the austere mathematical models explaining human separation. Their project … Weiterlesen
Beyond Radio

Julia E Dyck: "Frequency Interference"

NOW: JOIN JULIA’S PERFORMANCE IN THE LIVE STREAM During the Forecast Festival, Montréal-based musician and radio producer Julia E Dyck will invite listeners to immerse themselves in a live sci-fi drama in five acts, which is broadcast from the space-age building of the HKW. The multichannel piece will blend the distinctive voices of different characters, and … Weiterlesen
Living Matter

Saverio Cantoni: "Organism 518400"

  Welcome. Make yourself comfortable. What’s a comfort zone? Does your comfort level depend on access to high‑speed WiFi?There is no WiFi here. FORGIVE-US. What brought you here? Did you see the flags? Or maybe you noticed the infrared painting at the entrance? Of course not, how could you? What’s Living Matter? Are you also … Weiterlesen

MIIIN: "A Music Report on the Human Species: Beyond Extinction"

At the forecast Festival, the Seoul-based musician MIIIN will perform a live score of tracks, titled A Music Report on the Human Species: Beyond Extinction, that sonically depict historical events. She envisions the composition as a warning addressed at a future intelligent being to not repeat the mistakes of the human race. For the visual layer of … Weiterlesen
Moving Image

Omar A. Chowdhury: "Augustijn"

Augustijn is the title of a multichannel installation by artist Omar A. Chowdhury, based on his real-life chance encounter with a young Belgian man called Stijn, short for Augustijn, and the relationship the two have developed since then. The charismatic Stijn is a recent convert to Islam, and his devotion comes to the fore when … Weiterlesen

Abhijan Toto: "The Exhaustion Project"

In the weeks following the Forecast Forum, Kolkata-based curator Abhijan Toto and his mentor, David Elliott, defined the main themes that run through Toto’s ongoing curatorial investigations in The Exhaustion Project. Each of the artists included in the latest iteration of the project devised by Toto, and which will be on view during the Forecast … Weiterlesen
Invasive Design

Commonplace Studio: "Backchannel Tools"

  In mid-July, Canadian-born designer Jon Stam, who is one half of the Amsterdam-based practice Commonplace Studio, traveled to the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Applied Arts) in Dresden to work with his mentor Tulga Beyerle, the museum’s director, on ways in which design can invade the collection. Gaining access to the museum’s storage rooms, Stam was … Weiterlesen
New interdisciplinary collaboration

Housing the Human

Forecast is pleased to announce the kickoff of Housing the Human, a collaborative interdisciplinary project involving leading European institutions and organizations that revolves around the question what might it mean to house the human—today and in the future. Housing the Human focuses on developing methods for practical futurology—a semantic paradox that the project seeks to … Weiterlesen
Six mentees

Congratulations to the six mentees of the 2018 edition

From May 7 to May 12, Forecast and Haus der Kulturen der Welt welcomed 18 artists, musicians, producers, and collectives to the Forecast Forum, an intensive four days of workshops with their mentors, followed by two days of public presentations and discussions. At the end of the action-packed public weekend, the mentors each selected one … Weiterlesen
Beyond Radio

Dealing with Communication and Legibility, Translation, and Displacement

Radio producer and curator Peter Meanwell is the mentor in the category Beyond Radio, which he describes as being “about considering the notion of transmission and broadcast, but freed from the constraints of traditional radio infrastructures.” “We think of radio as the news that comes out of the box in the kitchen,” he adds, “and … Weiterlesen

Expanding the Idea of What Composition Can Be

For musician and mentor Holly Herndon, the category Composition refers to time-based work either in the form of documentation/recorded media, performance, or a combination thereof. “My primary focus concerns, but is not limited to, sound,” she says. She selected the three projects that will be presented at the Forecast Forum for their ability to reflect … Weiterlesen
Invasive Design

Inquiries into Alternative Futures

Design curator and museum director Tulga Beyerle borrowed the term Invasive Design from Robert Stadler, the designer who coined it, to define her mentorship’s topic. “[Invasive Design] describes how design is not always as clear, functional, or positive as it pretends to be” she says. “My particular interest is to ask what design can do … Weiterlesen

Not Just about Seeing

Curator David Elliott defined the category of his mentoring at Forecast as Looking. Why? “Looking is an active verb,” he explains. “It’s not just about seeing—it implies a ‘for.’ What is this ‘for’ and what does it have to do with art? This is the subject of my mentorship.” Through art and artistic practices, the … Weiterlesen
Living Matter

Working with a Material in an Unpredictable Way

Artist Laura Lima often uses immaterial phenomena and living matter as the basis of her artworks. She also defined the category of her mentorship at Forecast as Living Matter, explaining that “living matter can be an idea, inanimate material; or it can also be fiction, a philosophical matter, an invention, a new possibility of working … Weiterlesen
Moving Image

A Parallel World with Its Own Logic and Contradictions

Artist and filmmaker Omer Fast explains how he chose the three candidates for the Forecast mentorship program out of dozens of applicants: “I understand moving image in the broadest possible way, encompassing everything between live performance and film. The three artists I requested to work with all had strong work; each project can open a … Weiterlesen

Forecast Forum

Forecast is an international platform that promotes experimentation with pioneering ideas through mentorships in the fields of art, design, music, dance, architecture, curatorial practices, and beyond. At the Forecast Forum, 18 projects by this year’s participants will be presented to the public during an action-packed weekend at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. At the … Weiterlesen
Forum’s Shortlist

Forecast verkündet die Kandidaten der dritten Edition

Forecast freut sich, die Teilnehmer der diesjährigen Ausgabe des Forecast Forums verkünden zu dürfen. 18 Projekte wurden aus über 390 Einsendungen aus aller Welt ausgewählt. Die sechs ausgezeichneten Mentoren der dritten Auflage von Forecast haben jeweils drei Projekte ausgewählt, die sie in den folgenden Monaten begleiten werden. Der Höhepunkt ist ein Wochenende aus Präsentationen im … Weiterlesen
Open Call

Die Ausschreibung ist beendet

Kreative aus aller Welt und den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen waren dazu aufgerufen, ihre Projektideen bei Forecast einzureichen. Mehr als 393 Interessierte aus über 200 Städten sind dem Aufruf gefolgt und haben sich mit ihrem Konzept bei einem der sechs Mentoren beworben. Die Vielfalt der Entwürfe übertrifft alle Erwartungen und zeigt die Bereitschaft vieler Bewerber, neues Terrain … Weiterlesen
Open Call

Bewirb dich heute, gestalte die Zukunft

Die Bewerbungsrunde für die dritte Auflage von Forecast ist eröffnet. Bei Forecast dreht sich alles um gemeinsames Engagement. Internationale Mentees mit den unterschiedlichsten Hintergründen und aus jeder nur denkbaren Disziplin gehen dabei mit Einfallsreichtum und Vorstellungskraft drängende Fragen an. Wie soll sie aussehen, die Zukunft? Diese Innovatoren werden dabei von sechs Mentoren unterstützt, die in … Weiterlesen