Forecast Festival 2022

Forecast 6 will culminate in a two-day event

The entire venue will be activated through interactive artworks and sensory experiences, guided walkthroughs, workshops, and showcases. See the full program here.

Experience new projects by artists, performers, designers, choreographers, and creative thinkers as they get their world premiere at the Forecast Festival following a ten-month collaboration with renowned mentors.

The mentees have been developing their projects since May, 2021. After months of ongoing exchanges with the individual mentors—which also included a one-on-one work-stay at an international partner institution for each tandem—the six mentees will bring their projects to life in concerts, performances, installations, and conversations.

The entire building will be activated through interactive artworks and sensory experiences, guided walkthroughs, workshops, and showcases by the mentors Tatiana Bilbao, Sofia Jernberg, Ulli Lust, Mathilde Monnier, Emeka Ogboh, and Francesca Bria with special guests Evgeny Morozov and Christopher Roth.

The two-day Forecast Festival is a chance to get an early glimpse of the topics and ideas on the minds of the next generation of trailblazers.

April 8–9 at radialsystem
Doors 5pm, Program from 6pm

Day pass | 8 euros —available here for Friday and Saturday.
Festival pass | 14 euros —available here.

FRIDAY, April 8

6 pm | Halle | Ulli Lust reads from her forthcoming graphic novel
7 pm | Halle | Reading by Özge Samancı and conversation with Ulli Lust
7:30pm | Studio A | Flora Détraz Hurlula
8 pm | Halle | Emeka Ogboh and Iman Jesmi in conversation
8:30pm | Saal | Emeka Ogboh: Ámà Act Two—The Gathering Place
9:30 pm | Halle | Sofia Jernberg and Flora Détraz in conversation
10 pm | Halle | Sofia Jernberg performs an original composition

6:30 pm | Kubus | Simona Deaconescu: Bodies in Hyper-Action


6 pm | Halle | Talk: Francesca Bria, Evgeny Morozov, and Christopher Roth
7 pm | Halle | Francesca Bria and Jaya Klara Brekke in conversation
7:30 pm | Studio A | Flora Détraz Hurlula
7:30 pm | Halle | Tatiana Bilbao guides a participatory quilt-making event
8 pm | Halle | Tatiana Bilbao and Luísa Sol in conversation
9 pm | Halle | Mathilde Monnier, solo performance
Followed by Simona Deaconescu: Ramanenjana
10 pm | Halle | Mathilde Monnier, Simona Deaconescu and Gaby Saranouffi in conversation

6:30 pm | Kubus | Özge Samancı: Bonding through Drawing
8:30 pm | Kubus | Iman Jesmi: Euro Soundscapes

The mentee projects are accessible throughout the festival,
unless indicated otherwise in the timetable:


Jaya Klara Brekke
Dashboards for Posthuman Life

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.
Studio B


Simona Deaconescu in collaboration with Gaby Saranouffi

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.
Performers: Haja Saranouffi, Simona Dabija, Maria Luiza Dimulescu
Music: Olombelo Ricky
Costumes: Cristina Milea
Performance in the Halle, Saturday, 9 pm


Flora Détraz

French dancer and choreographer Flora Détraz is creating a live performance for percussion and voice centered on the act of screaming.
Musicians: Claire Mahieux, Lê Quan Ninh
Performance in Studio A, Friday and Saturday 7:30–9 pm


Iman Jesmi
Sensory Souvenir

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.
Art direction: Yann Colonna
Performers: Oudai Amer, Kimia Bani, Jaqee Nakiri
Studio C


Özge Samancı
Evil Eye

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.
Installation in the Keller; reading in the Halle, Friday, 7 pm


Luísa Sol
Architectures of Inclusion and Exclusion

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.

Mentor showcases and conversations
Moderated by Kimberly Bradley

Ulli Lust will read and show an excerpt from her forthcoming graphic novel Die Frau als Mensch (Women as Humans), a comic-critical look at gender and art in ancient history. Get a unique sneak peek at the comic artist’s work in progress, soon to be published with avant-verlag. The session will continue with a reading by and conversation with her mentee, Özge Samancı.
Friday, 6 pm in the Halle


Following a conversation with his mentee Iman Jesmi, Emeka Ogboh invites visitors to act two of the installation Ámà: The Gathering Place, which showed at Gropius Bau museum in Berlin. Ámà: Act Two is part
of Ogboh’s GustaStory series, which explores how private, public, and collective memories and histories are translated, transformed, and encoded into food. With a specially crafted beer offered on site, the artist evokes the culinary traditions of the Igbo cuisine of eastern Nigeria.
Friday, 8 – 8:30 pm in the Halle; 8:30 pm in the Saal


Singer Sofia Jernberg will perform an original solo composition that explores the voice’s instrumental qualities. The a cappella piece follows a conversation between Jernberg and her mentee, Flora Détraz, on the topic of organizing sound in space and time.
Friday, 9:30 – 10:30 pm in the Halle


Digital policy expert Francesca Bria and theorist Evgeny Morozov, who was a mentor in Forecast 5, discuss the state of the digital public sphere, from surveillance capitalism to cryptocurrencies and DAOs. Artist and filmmaker Christopher Roth moderates and challenges the talk, which will be followed by a conversation with Bria’s mentee Jaya Klara Brekke on
data sovereignty.
Saturday, 6–7:30 pm in the Halle


Architect Tatiana Bilbao invites the audience to jointly create a quilted collage using disused textiles. The work draws on her studio’s use of collaging and model-making and will go on view at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, as part of the museum’s exhibition series by international women designers and architects, which Bilbao kicks off in September. Following the session is a conversation with her mentee, Luísa Sol, on design and domesticity.
Saturday, 7:30 – 8:30 pm in the Halle


Choreographer Mathilde Monnier performs an original solo choreography incorporating sound elements. Following her piece, she will join her mentee, Simona Deaconescu, to discuss her work Ramanenjana, which
looks at the 1863 “dancing plague“ in Madagascar.
Saturday, 9 – 10:45 pm in the Halle


The dancer and choreographer hosts a guided improvisation session based on her practice of deconstructing rhythms. Participants will explore ways of understanding and disrupting rhythmicity by altering the duration and intention of movements. As a warm-up for her piece Ramanenjana,
which premieres on Saturday at 9pm, the session will be enhanced by the sonic universe of Malagasy music guru Olombelo Ricky, introducing fast-paced rhythms from different regions in Madagascar.
Friday, 6:30–8 pm in the Kubus


This workshop is suitable for people who stopped drawing after childhood as well as people who draw daily, and anyone in between. Participants
will do a series of interactive drawing exercises geared toward cartooning, abstraction, and simplification, and learn how to create a mental library
of images that they can quickly bring to paper. The workshop also introduces tandem drawing as a way for two people to learn from each other’s styles. In these exercises, participants establish two different modes of drawing: remembering and looking.
Saturday, 6:30–8 pm in the Kubus


The sound artist and musician will give a workshop on the soundscapes and characteristic sonic elements of European cities. Jesmi plays and discusses his own field recordings from different cities and those
brought in by participants. Visitors are encouraged to bring ambient sound recordings of their own neighborhoods to play at the workshop.
Saturday, 8:30–9:30 pm in the Kubus


April 8–9 at raidalsystem
Doors 5pm, Program from 6pm

Day pass | 8 euros —available here for Friday and Saturday.
Festival pass | 14 euros —available here.