CURATORIAL ACTIVISM COMMUNITY CARE ARTISTIC PROJECTS MUSEUM MANAGEMENT INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE HEALING ARTS WORKSHOPS INSTALLATION VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY ACTION GRAPHIC DESIGN CO-CREATION COMMONS ECOLOGY FEMINISMS QUEERING MONEY AFFECT BIOGRAPHY WORK ECOSEX UNLEARNING CRITICAL FRIEND
co-curator (duo), project management
Year of the Women*
year-long intervention, Schwules Museum, Berlin, DE, 2018
The "Year of the Women*" / "Jahr der Frau_en" was Schwules Museum Berlin's first ever programmatic focus on one theme and designed as a year-long queer-feminist intervention into the structural, economic and representational imbalances of the museum, the queer community and society at large. It consisted of 9 art, history and culture exhibitions, the Dyke Bar "Spirits", the "12 Moons Film Lounge", the lecture and workshop series "our own feminismS" as well as change management on all levels of the museum. The program offered space, time and resources for collective curating, the (un)learning around feminist herstories, intergenerational community discourse and the representation of FLINT* (female, lesbian, inter, non-binary, trans*) artists, film makers, activists, academics, historians, kinksters, sex workers and other members of the various scenes. As the museum's most successful program in it's 30 year history it attracted a whole new diverse audience, put Schwules Museum on the map of contemporary Berlin's art and cultural venues, led to an increasing amount of collaborations with other cultural instutions and academia as well as to a queer-feminist board of directors.
12 Moons site-specific installation, films/videos, Schwules Museum, Berlin, DE, 2018-2019
As an intervention into the intervention this year-long twelve-part program changing every new moon featured 65 films by feminist filmmakers and video artists in the 12 Moons Film Lounge. Conceptualized to ensure at least one female* voice being heard every minute of every day at the Schwules Museum Berlin (the Gay Museum) the program gave in- depth context to queer and feminist concerns. It both complemented the running exhibitions and addressed gaps and exclusions in the overall curation of the theme Year of the Women*.
All I Wanna Do Is Sit In The Sun For A Whilesite-specific installation, quadrophonic sound, Burgerweeshuis, Amsterdam, NL, 2016
The immersive site-specific installation is a renunciation of further functioning in hegemonic systems, a grappling with the (self-) exploitation of the affective work of marginalized artists* in particular, and at the same time it is an ode to devotion.
Contemporary Cure Compendium
various media, 2014-2016
Artistic research and multi-disciplinary works on alternative methods of healing, digging up ancient therapies, queering contemporary ones, appropriating, remixing and reformulating them in an artistic, empowering DIY approach. On a quest for cure, to achieve a higher sensitivity for social and political conditions, interpersonal and intrapersonal connections. visit website * selected works
various media, since 2011
BENTEN CLAY is a global corporation with a cross-disciplinary approach. The focus lies on the production of a long-term project titled Age of an End in which the appearance of the now is analyzed, assessing the limitation of natural resources, their implementations, as well as mechanisms of power and volatility inherent to the human pursuit of control. visit website * selected works