Forecast Festivals 2021

Forecast Festivals 2021


The mentees in Forecast's fourth and fifth editions. Courtesy Forecast.

March 23, 2021
Forecast Festivals 2021
Editions 4 and 5 culminate in hybrid events
Forecast Festivals 2021: April 1–2 and April 9–10, from 6–8pm CEST
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The mentees of Forecast’s editions 4 and 5 will unveil their productions at the Festivals, staged at radialsystem and streamed online. The 12 artists and thinkers will bring their projects to life in concerts, performances, installations, and conversations with leading figures in their fields, including Ibrahim Mahama, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Fran Edgerly (Assemble), Blanca de la Torre, and Irini Papadimitriou, among others. Moderators: Kimberly Bradley and Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.

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Edition 4
Day 1: April 1, 6pm

Welcome: Freo Majer, artistic director, Forecast; and Matthias Mohr, artistic director, radialsystem

Renée Akitelek Mboya
A Glossary Of Words My Mother Never Taught Me
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 Africanist Luke Melchiorre, Universidad de los Andes

Caty Enders
The Forever Show, Episode II: HOME SWEET HOME
The sound work pulls back the curtain on a growing movement in the US to prolong life, defeat aging, and, ultimately, outwit death.
Mentor: Joe Richman
In conversation with author Adam Alter, NYU Stern School of Business

Parasite 2.0 / The Collective of Collectives
Nasty Temple, Act 4
The Italian design collective presents a multi-layered happening that probes modes of collective work, with contributions by AVAF-House of Chroma; Questions Collective; and Sonder.
Mentor: Jerszy Seymour
In conversation with architect Fran Edgerly, Assemble Studio London

Day 2: April 2, 6pm

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

Jonas Madden-Connor
Grave Wounds
The cartoonist’s upcoming novel is a pulpy vampire story that deals with race relations in the US and the main character’s—a Black GI deployed in Europe during World War II—search for a voice.
Mentor: Anders Nilsen
In conversation with cartoonist François Vigneault

Olli Aarni
A meandering sound environment conveys a notion of the mundane specific to this turbulent moment in time, when the digital realm is increasingly shaping all contexts of culture.
Mentor: Okkyung Lee
In conversation with artist and musician Roc Jiménez de Cisneros

Edition 5
Day 1: April 9, 6pm

The virtual exhibition on the waste streams of the digital world engages with the substantial effects, both environmental and social, brought about by digital technology and its infrastructures.
Mentor: Evgeny Morozov
In conversation with curator Irini Papadimitriou, creative director, Future Everything

Jonathan Reus
Celestial Fruit on Earthly Ground
An interactive exploration of the banjo, a historically complex musical instrument that can be thought of as a map of material-embodied cultures, packed with the stories and ideas of people; their migrations and exchanges.
Mentor: Du Yun
In conversation with artist Ibrahim Mahama

Ozoz Sokoh
Coast to Coast: From West Africa to the World
In her intersectional culinary practice, Sokoh writes, cooks, and researches Nigerian and West African cuisine, tracing the geography and legacy of its traditions, techniques, and ingredients through the transatlantic slave trade.
Mentor: Koyo Kouoh

Day 2: April 10, 6pm

Andrea Nones-Kobiakov
Whatever that Ground May Be
This radical reimaging of urban farming delves into the essence of food as memory, and ingredients as carriers of past lives and places.
Mentor: Manu Buffara
In conversation with curator Eva Posas

Adéola Ọlágúnjú
Born Throw Way!
Created over months of engaging with the street gangs known as Area Boys in Lagos, Nigeria, this mixed-media installation delves into the unofficial realms they navigate and structures that sustain them.
Mentor: Tobias Zielony
In conversation with writer and filmmaker Wana Udobang

Only Game in Town
LD50: The Vorkoster
A mysterious company has been running a questionable experiment which could save humanity from the perils of overpopulation. A durational performance from the belly of The Vorkoster.
Mentor: Markus Öhrn
In conversation with performance artist Anders Carlsson

Forecast is a project by Skills e.V. in cooperation with radialsystem. It is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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