April 21, 2016 - Stadtkuratorin Hamburg - What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*
April 21, 2016

Stadtkuratorin Hamburg

(1) Travis Alabanza. (2) Tyler Ford. (3) Krishna Istha. (4) WoMANtís RANDom.

What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*
International Festival on Feminism and Public Space
May 4–7, 2016


What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*
International Festival on Feminism and Public Space
May 4–7, 2016


In the face of hysterical times the Stadtkuratorin Hamburg is asking “What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*” with an international festival and symposium.

The lead question of the festival goes back to an expression of the US human rights activist, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs (1915–2015), who campaigned for social change, for the workers movement, and for the rights of the Afro-American population. She connects the awareness of the historical placing of current developments with the activist moment toward changing the current conditions: “What Time Is It on the Clock of the World?” This expression points at the simultaneity of social transformations worldwide and artistic-social movements not conceived from a Western hegemonic center.

From May 4 to 7, 2016, in discussion will be questions about sexism and racism in relation to the (in)visibility of current migration, stereotyped gender roles and materialist reproduction conditions. International artists and theoreticians will connect with the situation in Hamburg: how can public space be re-thought feminist-politically, as well as its linkages revealed in global digitalized power structures? How can present developments like neo-fascism in Europe or elsewhere be overcome in art, culture, and academia—and equally on the streets and in society? Together a glossary will be drafted on urban space from a queer-feminist perspective, and new manifestos of urban LGTBQIA-Citizenship of Color in the 21st century will be presented in performances.

“What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*”
 brings together international artists, performers, and musicians with new artistic works for Hamburg as well as international theoreticians and activists. The festival is conceived by Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg) in collaboration with Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (journalist, editor, Berlin)


Wednesday, May 4
Kampnagel, concert
Casey (Rap de filles d’immigrés, Le Blanc-Mesnil/Paris)

Thursday, May 5
Public space of Hamburg, artistic performances and actions
María José Arjona (artist, Bogotá), Hannah Black (artist, Berlin), Regina José Galindo (artist, Guatemala-City), Mujeres Creando (activist group, La Paz), Alice Peragine (artist, Hamburg), Tracey Rose (artist, Durban)

University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), play reading and conversation
Marlene Streeruwitz (author, Vienna)

Friday, May 6
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), symposium with a scenography by Anna Mieves (artist, Hamburg)
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Prof. of Sociology, University of Coímbra), Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg), Che Gossett (author, activist #blacklivesmatter, New York), Oliver Marchart (Prof. Political Philosophy, University Vienna), Mujeres Creando (activists, La Paz), Michelle Teran (artist, Madrid), Marina Vishmidt (Lecturer Art Theory, Dutch Art Institute, Amsterdam), WoMANtís RANDom (filmmaker, performer, Berlin)

Kampnagel, performative conversation
Johannes Paul Raether (aka Transformellae [research avatara], Berlin), Kerstin Stakemeier (Prof. Art Theory and Mediation, Academy of Arts Nuremberg)

Kampnagel, concert and festival party
Tami T (Queer-Electro-Pop, Berlin), Zhala (Futuristic-Cosmic-Pop, Stockholm), DJ kos_mic q’andi (Hip-Hop-Oriental, Berlin)

Saturday, May 7
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), symposium followed by Afterglow (bar + music)
Travis Alabanza (performer, London), Che Gossett (author, activist #blacklivesmatter, New York), Nikita Dhawan (Prof. Political Theory/Gender Studies, University of Innsbruck), Tyler Ford (media activist, New York), Krishna Istha (performer, London), Nina Möntmann (Prof. Art Theory, The Royal Institue of Art, Stockholm/Hamburg), Nikos Papastergiadis (Prof. Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne), Silent University Hamburg (refugee students, Hamburg), Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (philosopher, Chişinău/Cluj), Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (journalist, editor, Berlin)

Additional program
Sunday, May 8
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), workshop (by registration only)
Nikos Papastergiadis (Prof. Culture and Communication) and Michelle Teran (artist, Madrid)

Public space of Hamburg, Rathausmarkt and Jungfernstieg, 20095 Hamburg
University of Arts (HFBK), Am Lerchenfeld 2, 22081 Hamburg
Kampnagel, Jarrestraße 20, 22303 Hamburg

Free entrance except concerts, for ticket sale please check: www.kampnagel.de

For further information and detailed program please contact pr [​at​] stadtkuratorin-hamburg.de, or visit www.stadtkuratorin-hamburg.de.

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