A Varied and Multifaceted Event
Feeling Out the Future
On the weekend of May 11–12, eighteen projects by this year’s candidates for the Forecast mentorship program were presented to the public in an action-packed event at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW). Aiming to foster and champion a future generation of artists, designers, musicians, and curators from around the world, the two-day Forecast Forum offered participants absolute creative freedom in the presentation formats of their concepts. This made for a varied and multifaceted event, at the end of which each mentor selected one project for a six-month mentorship.
The six categories this year were defined by the mentors themselves and are: Looking, Beyond Radio, Composition, Living Matter, Invasive Design, and Moving Image.
The presentations in each category took place in two-hour segments spread over two days, while the opening event took the form of stage performances and presentations across different sections of the HKW, taking the viewers on a journey through the building. (See the full program schedule here).
Friday, May 11 from 6pm
Looking / Beyond Radio / Composition
Participants in these categories were staging performances and presentations across different sections of the HKW, taking the viewers on a journey through the building.
Looking — Mentor: David Elliott
The act of looking, rather than simply seeing, implies an actively inquisitive approach. Through art and artistic practices, the three break through contemporary life’s rigidities.
With presentations by Anna Ridler (UK); Sarah Naqvi (IN); Abhijan Toto (IN)
Beyond Radio — Mentor: Peter Meanwell
Participants delve into what radio can be in the digital age: an infrastructure, an artistic medium, and a performance space with the power to connect audiences and across space and time.
With presentations by Julia E Dyck (CA); RADIOEE.NET (US, AR); Emiddio Vasquez (CY)
Composition — Mentor: Holly Herndon
While the three candidates come from different parts of the world, they share a common approach that expands the idea of composition to encompass sound and other aspects of time-based work.
With presentations by HIBOTEP (ET); Jessika Khazrik and The Society of False Witnesses (LB); MIIIN (KR)
Saturday, May 12 from 4pm
Living Matter / Invasive Design / Moving Image
Living Matter — Mentor: Laura Lima
For the three selected artists, everything is matter—whether immaterial phenomena such as the global stock market or traditional African family structures. Their challenge lies in translating living matter into a communicable artistic process.
With presentations by Arthur Ban (BI); Saverio Cantoni (IT); Vanessa Brazeau (CA)
Invasive Design — Mentor: Tulga Beyerle
This category’s projects explore inventive designs that could permeate the museum, an essentially static institution, to reflect the twenty-first century’s complexities and societal changes.
With presentations by Corina Angheloiu (RO); Commonplace Studio (CA, NL); Anais Borie, Aram Lee and Ottonie von Roeder (FR, KR, DE)
Moving Image — Mentor: Omer Fast
Each of the proposals subverts the inherent potential of time-based media to construct narratives, and uses this potentiality to open windows into parallel worlds operating on their own logic.
With presentations by Eliane Esther Bots (NL); María Molina Peiró (ES); Omar A. Chowdhury (AU)
Announcement of the projects selected for the six-month mentorships, followed by drinks and music
All presentations are in English
With exhibition design by FAKT
Find out more about shortlisted projects.