24 October 2020

Caring Infrastructures How can we collectively build caring infrastructures?

Artists:

Soft Agency, Malu Blume, Polyphrenic Creatures, Studio Experimentelles Design, Antje Hachenberg, Maternal Fantasies and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie

Disclaimer: All formats and dates are subject to change in accordance to the measurements in regards to covid-19. All updates, including specific times for the individual contributions will be communicated 4–6 weeks prior to the event.

MOVIES / TALK
FANTASTIC FUTURES
Video Works on Care and Collectivity
Malu Blume & Maternal Fantasies
(Artist Advancement Awardees 2019/20 of Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung)
Followed by an artist conversation
moderated by Sascia Bailer (Artistic Director 2019/20 of M.1)

Visions of the future enable us to mentally escape from an everyday life that constricts us, in which we feel misunderstood -- and at the same time, these visions offer a platform to our urge for change. In the film screening Fantastic Futures at M.1, the awardees Malu Blume and Maternal Fantasies use an array of artistic methods in order to overcome a rigid reality in which normative gender roles and rigid ideas of community and care seem to be enshrined. The two video works by the recipients of the Advancement Awards 2019/20 of the Arthur Boskamp-Stfitung were specifically developed for Fantastic Futures and were filmed in Hohenlockstedt and the surrounding area. The region between the North and the Baltic Sea turns into a stage on which fantastic visions of the future take place. This allows the fields of tension to unfold between care, gender and community, oscillating between euphoria and delusion. As fragile as these concepts may seem, maybe such are the ones that can let a different future become reality.

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CONVERSATION
Community Forum Holo Miteinander
Moderated by Antje Hachenberg

As part of the project Holo Miteinander (Holo Together), people and care actors from Hohenlockstedt (for short: Holo) and the surrounding area exchange ideas on the topics of mobility, housing, food, work and leisure at five storytelling cafés taking place in M.1. At the heart of these talks are the wishes, ideas, needs, experiences and questions that each participant brings to these topics. Active and careful listening is an important part of this series of events, which aims to establish and make visible existing connections with each other through exchange and listening. These lived connections have the potential to pave the way for more solidarity in Hohenlockstedt, and to promote and value the village community, care work and inclusion. The topics and contributions from the five storytelling cafés will be linked together in a community forum in which the participants will discuss how the platform Holo Miteinander can be continued beyond the funding framework of the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (Federal Agency for Civic Education), and how solidarity structures can be developed in a collective and self-organised way.

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SOUND COLLAGE
Polyphrenic Creatures

The storytelling-cafés are accompanied by the artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures, consisting of Ulrike Bernard and Amelie Marei Löllmann. For their artistic work they initiate performative situations in which listening plays a central role. They (over)write stories and enter into an exchange of ideas with the participants in dialogical encounters. As part of the storytelling-café series Holo Miteinander, they become listeners themselves and will not only help shape this process through various artistic interventions, but also actively observe it. Statements, moods, ideas, connections - everything that happens visibly and invisibly in conversations will be observed - not in the sense of "fixing", but as an opportunity to develop new perspectives, to create points of contact for interaction, and to sense impulses for getting involved. In the context of CARING INFRASTRUCTURES, the artist duo will present a sound collage that sketches and makes accessible the conversations and experiences of this collective process.

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DISPLAY
Archive of Encounter
Studio Experimentelles Design, Klasse Prof. Jesko Fezer, HFBK Hamburg: Veronica Andres, Pablo Lapettina, Laura Mahnke, Skadi Sturm

For over a year, four students of the Hamburg University of Fine Arts have been accompanying the events of Sascia Bailer’s curatorial program artistic director of M.1 2019/20, which addresses care, community and solidarity. How can these social processes be made visible? What traces remain of these interactions and experiences? Can one create an archive of these encounters that is accessible to the public - and that will allow an outside person to participate?
The mobile archive that emerged out of these questions consists of eight suitcases. Each of them documents and artistically interprets one of the past events on topics such as trust, self-esteem, isolation and motherhood. These suitcases invite the viewer to participate, to touch, and to continue the conversation. They can be borrowed from the community library in Hohenlockstedt just like any other media of their collection. The archive invites the viewer to spend time with the topics, impressions and experiences in peace and quiet, and in turn to create their own encounters with the contents.

In cooperation with Gemeindebücherei Hohenlockstedt

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WORKSHOP
Better, together - Approaches to Self-Organisation
Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie

Whether at home, in a club, at work, among friends or in the village community - things always have to be agreed upon, discussed and organised. The workshop participants will explore strategies of self-organisation together; how can responsibility be taken over collectively so that the burden is shared on many shoulders, not just on individuals?
The workshop leader will report on their work as a self-organized collective, the Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie. There is no boss there; all important decisions are made together by consensus and the money is distributed according to needs, not according to working hours. In this workshop the participants will try out how this can work together and learn about approaches to self-organisation.