Following the postponement of the fourth edition’s closing event by a year due to the pandemic, the Festival was livestreamed from radialsystem in Berlin on April 1–2, 2021.
Day 1: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Renée Akitelek Mboya
A Glossary of Words My Mother Never Taught Me
In her video installation, the writer, curator and filmmaker Mboya appropriates film and graphics from the colonial era in an attempt to trace a racist genealogy of image production and display.
Mentor: Candice Breitz
In conversation with political scientist Luke Melchiorre, Universidad de los Andes
The Forever Show, Episode II: HOME SWEET HOME
To be broadcast as a narrative podcast and a series of multi-channel audio installations, the first season of The Forever Show pulls back the curtain on a growing movement in the United States to prolong life, defeat aging, and, ultimately, outwit death. Episode II explores the construction of a digital avatar as a means of transcending our mortal coil. With original music by Sara Bigdeli Shamloo.
Mentor: Joe Richman
In conversation with author Adam Alter, professor of marketing, New York University’s Stern School of Business
Parasite 2.0 / The Collective of Collectives
Nasty Temple, Act 4
The Italian design collective Parasite 2.0 presents a multi-layered happening that probes modes of collective work, and in a remixing station metabolizes commissions by four different collectives of artists, assimilating them into one. The Collective of Collectives comprises AVAF-House of Chroma; Questions Collective: Parasite 2.0; and Sonder.
Mentor: Jerszy Seymour
In conversation with architect Fran Edgerley, Assemble Studio London