Forecast Festival, Edition 4

Watch the Recording of the Hybrid Festival

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

 

Caty Enders
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 TempleAct 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

Forecast Festival, Edition 4, Day 1

Day 2: Friday, April 2, 2021

Sue Montoya
Change Atlas
In the investigative mixed-media installation, the artist examines the impacts of climate change on Miami-Dade County. She explores the network of financial, political, and social impact that rising sea levels have on Miami’s ecologies, economies, and communities.
Mentor: Paolo Cirio
In conversation with curator Blanca de la Torre

 

Jonas Madden-Connor
Grave Wounds
The cartoonist Madden-Connor presents the first two chapters of his upcoming graphic novel, a pulpy vampire story that also deals with race relations in the United States and the main character‘s—an African-American GI deployed in Europe during World War II—search for an artistic voice.
Mentor: Anders Nilsen
In conversation with cartoonist François Vigneault

 

Olli Aarni
Sija
Melding field recordings, electronic sound, traditional Finnish percussion instruments, and the kantele—a Finnish box zither—the musician created a meandering sound environment that conveys a notion of the mundane specific to this turbulent moment in time, when the digital realm is increasingly shaping the everyday in all contexts of culture.
Mentor: Okkyung Lee
In conversation with artist and musician Roc Jiménez de Cisneros

Forecast Festival, Edition 4, Day 2

You can watch the conversations in full length here.

Forecast 4

Artistic Director: Freo Majer
Project Manager: Agata Lorkowska
Managing Editor: Hili Perlson
Production Managers: Klara Kopperschmidt, Patrick Liwitzki
Project Assistant: Greta Kallsen
Assistant: Luisa Cossu
Student Assistant: Rebekka Dietsch, Nina Lange, Lotte Langer
Intern: Sören Grunwald
Press and Communication: Hendrik von Boxberg, Lilly Schofield
Graphic Design: Charlotte Driessen, Malte Kaune
Website: David Krause, Nils Sanders

 

Festival

Moderators: Kimberly Bradley, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
Stage Management: Ireen Packebusch
Exhibition Support: Kujawa Raumdesign
Spatial Concept: Kuehn Malvezzi
Sound Design: Jon Eirik Boska / Studio Conflux
In Situ Installation Collaborators: Gabrielle Vitollo
Creative Video Concept and Film Production: BFF (Best Films Forever) Collective
Technical Support: serve-u

We thank the production and communication department,
technical team, and all staff at radialsystem.

 Music: New Atlantis, written and produced by Phillip Sollmann © Ostgut Ton 2019, published by OstGut Verlag