Inside Out: Tracing the Process

Inside Out: Tracing the Process

A series of artist talks organized by the spatial strategy department.

Eine Serie von Künstlergesprächen organisiert vom Fachgebiet Raumstrategien.

The series of Artists’ Talks 'Inside Out: Tracing the process'”' is initiated by the Master Program Raumstrategien of the 'weissensee kunsthochschule berlin'. It aspires not only to provide a glimpse into the artistic practice of prominent artists in various artistic fields, spanning from big scale installations to performance, and from urban interventions to sculpture and video, but also to inspire and to motivate young artists. What is the current research of each artist? What are their concerns, their strong and their weak points? What triggers them and what keeps them awake?

The series is organized by Léllé Demertzi



Matthias Wermke - Theft is Vision
Courtesy Matthias Wermke

Matthias Wermke - Theft is Vision Courtesy Matthias Wermke

24 April 2018, 7 pm

Matthias Wermke

Artist Talk - Absenz: Theft is Vision

The notion of theft establishes a site of investigation:
What does stealing mean for artistic production?
Is it an act of removal and subtraction?
Or can it be a productive strategy?

Matthias Wermke will provide an insight to the work ‘Absenz’ that he developed with the students of the seminar ‘Zweckfreie Räume - Intervention and Performance’ at the Department of Architecture of ETH Zürich.



Kat Válastur - It passes through space, it breaks through time
Courtesy Kat Válastur

17 April 2018, 7 pm

Kat Válastur

Artist Talk - It passes through space, it breaks through time

“what is left to be danced?”
“what kind of bodies we can be?”

Kat Válastur is one of the most exciting choreographers in the Berlin dance scene. Her works are defined by the creation of a distinctive dance language. Kat Válastur's work has been shown international gezeigt, she often works at HAU Hebbel-am-Ufer Theatre.



Tracey Snelling - Unicorn drinking Beer
Unicorn drinking Beer (Courtesy Tracey Snelling)

6 April 2018, 7 pm

Tracey Snelling

Artist Talk - Perceived Realities

Through the use of sculpture, photography, video, and installation,Tracey Snelling gives her impression of a place, its people and their experience. Often, the cinematic image stands in for real life as it plays out behind windows in the buildings, sometimes creating a sense of mystery, other times stressing the mundane.

Snelling has shown work in museums such as Gemeentemuseum Helmond, the Netherlands; Shanghai Zendai MOMA, China; The Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Germany; El Museo de Arte de Banco de la Republica, Bogota; and Stenersen Museet, Oslo. She has had solo exhibitions throughout the US as well as in China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, and London, and has been awarded residencies in Beijing and Shanghai.

Her large-scale installation Woman on the Run was originally commissioned by Selfridges, London during Frieze 2008, and has traveled to Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; 21c Museum, Louisville; Frist, Nashville; SECCA, Winston-Salem; and the Virginia MOCA, Virginia Beach. Her first short film "Nothing" premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2012, and showed at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, Circuito Off in Venice, and the AC Institute in New York.

Snelling recently had solo exhibitions at Aeroplastics Contemporary in Brussels, Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco, and Krupic Kersting in Cologne. She has been awarded a 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant and is presently an artist in residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.



6 February 2018, 7 pm

Aristide Antonas

Artist Talk - Invisible Warehouse

For documenta 14, philosopher, artist and architect Aristide Antonas has developed the installation 'Empty University'. His works are often described as intellectual thinking models.

Aristide Antonas' work spans philosophy, art, literature and architecture. He published novels, short stories, theater scripts and essays. His art and architecture work has been featured among other places in Istanbul Design biennial, Venice biennale, Sao Paulo biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum, New York and had solo institutional presentations in Basel's Swiss Architecture Museum and in Austria's Vorarlberger Architektur Institut. He won the ArchMarathon 2015 prize for his Open Air Office, was nominated for a Iakοv Chernikov Prize (2011) and for a Mies Van der Rohe Award (2009) for his Amphitheater House. He works as a Professor of Architectural Design and Theory and directs the Master’s Program on Architectural design at the University of Thessaly, Greece. Aristide has been a visiting tutor in the Bartlett UCL and a visiting professor of Literature at The Freie Universität in Berlin.


Für die documenta 14 hat der Philosoph, Künstler und Architekt Aristide Antonas die Installation "Empty University" entwickelt. Seinen Arbeiten werden oft als intellektuelle Denkmodelle bezeichnet.

Aristide Antonas' Arbeit umfasst Philosophie, Kunst, Literatur und Architektur. Seine Arbeit wurde unter anderem an der Venedig Biennale, der Sao Paulo Biennale, der Istanbul Design Biennale und dem New Museum in New York ausgestellt, sowie in Einzelausstellungen im Schweizer Architekturmuseum in Basel und dem Vorarlberger Architektur Institut gezeigt. Das 'Amphitheater Haus' wurde mit dem ArchMarathon Preis 2015 ausgezeichnet. Aristide Antonas ist Professor für Architektur und Theorie an der Universität von Thessaly in Griechenland. Er war visiting Tutor an der Bartlett UCL und Gastprofessor für Literatur an der Freien Universität Berlin.



Ibrahim Mahama
Ibrahim Mahama

30 January 2018, 7 pm

Ibrahim Mahama

Artist Talk - Exchange Exchanger

Ibrahim Mahama uses the transformation of materials to explore themes of commodity, migration, globalisation and economic exchange. Often made in collaboration, his large-scale installations employ materials gathered from urban environments such remnants of wood and textiles or jute sacks, which are sewn together and draped over architectural structures.

Ibrahim Mahama was born in 1987 in Tamale, Ghana. His work has appeared in international exhibitions including Documenta 14, Athens and Kassel, 'All the World's Futures', 56th Venice Biennial, 'Silence Between The Lines' in Ahenema Kokobeng in Kumasi and 'The Gown must Go To Town' in Accra.


Ibrahim Mahama transformiert Materialien um die Themenkomplexe Rohstoffe, Migration, Globalisierung und wirtschaftlicher Austausch zu erkunden. Seine großformatigen Installationen, die oft in Zusammenarbeit entstehen, verwenden Überbleibsel aus dem urbanen Umfeld als Materialien, wie Holz, Textilien oder Jutesäcke, die zusammengenäht und über architektonische Strukturen gelegt werden.

Ibrahim Mahama wurde 1987 in Tamale, Ghana geboren. Seine Arbeit wurde in internationalen Ausstellungen gezeigt, wie der Documenta 14 in Athen und Kassel oder in 'All the World's Futures', 56th Biennale von Venedig sowie 'Silence Between The Lines' in Ahenema Kokobeng in Kumasi und 'The Gown must Go To Town' in Accra.

Die Veranstaltung findet in Englischer Sprache statt.