Welcome to our home!

Home?

Yes! Please make no mistake: H48 is not made of artists‘ workshops. People whose work will be shown/heard/shared during 48H Neukölln x H48 are people who live in these homes, and who happen to make things we call „art“. 
 
Our homes have been a place of struggle for the last couple of years, as we are facing the acute threat of displacement while others have been forcefully displaced already. We have been fighting for our house, together, as neighbours, for over 2 years now.  
 
We are opening our doors for 48H Neukölln, not in the hope that showing some art will grant us protection against displacement. We know that real estate speculators don´t ask the famous question „ist das Kunst, oder kann das weg?“ [‚Is this art, or can it be thrown away?‘], before taking someone´s home. The real estate market, just like the art market, does not discriminate in terms of quality – „is this a home? is this art? is this life? is this a human right?“ – but quantity: „how much money can be made out of this?“
 
Real estate speculators and other agents of displacement will use so-called art to cover up displacement and violence [https://www.dwenteignen.de/2021/08/kunst-fuer-den-kiez-statement-on-deutsche-wohnens-sponsorship-of-the-berlin-mural-fest-2021/https://ccwah.info/de/statements/warning-the-humboldt-forum-is-looking-to-appropriate-your-critique/]. Artists and cultural workers will be tempted and incited to cooperate with agents of displacement for a spot in the realm of „real“; that is, well-paid and market-sanctioned and sanctified art. 
 
Although we have been working together extremely intensively in the past 2 years, most of us have not seen, heard or experienced the work of our neighbours. It is always pretty exciting (and important) for us to be able to do something else together other than sit in Zoom meetings, exchange dozens of Signal messages a day, or organise demonstrations (usually in the worst Berlin weather conditions imaginable).
 
Opening our doors for 48H Neukölln is an invitation to join us in our attempt at community-making, and in our fight for homes and neighbourhoods that sustain relationships and human life – that includes the production and sharing of things we call „art“. 
 
Now that you know – you find our programme below.
 
Thank you for coming!

Programme

Opening hours: Friday 18-22 | Saturday 12-22 | Sunday 12-16

An exhibition and a screen printing station (ongoing) await you, as well as live events on all 3 days.
You will also find drinks and sometimes something to eat, against donations, on the spot!

Corona isn't over yet.

That's why masks are mandatory at our event inside.

ONGOING: Exhibitions and screen printing station

Clarote
digital paintings

created during the 2020-21 winter lockdowns as a practice of self soothing. These scenes of routine and unexcitement are depicted with slight absurdity, as tweaked reflections of the strangeness in the ordinary. more at clarote.net

Sonja Heller / Zooid Art
drawings
 

ink on paper
https://zooid-art.com/about/

Shawn Wannapat
short film „Jakob“

Jakob, stuck in his routine, converses with his trustworthy home robot companion, Alexa. A vaguely Sci-fi film about grief and loneliness – 8 min, english with english subtitles

Sami Al Hashem
short film „Survival“

Inside a big city in a great country mixed with all kinds of people, there is a modern person working in car development or designing a big city. And there are a large number of these humans are Survival. And everyone has a certain way of surviving. And every Survival has a story, and if the whole world hears the same story, the whole world will cry at once.

Nat Skoczylas – food with utopian ambition
 
Nat Skoczylas ferments, brews and cooks with utopian ambitions. Their culinary work weaves elements of acid communism, anarchism and eco/feminism, warping time and creating a different sense of belonging and togetherness
 

Birte Opitz – The Loss One Has Not Been Ready For. The Moaning Soundrack.

… is a Deep Listening Audio-Installation. A dance of grief about losses, for which there are no names and no rituals. bbewegt.com

Shawn Wannapat

drawings & prints

Screen printing station

bring t-shirts, jute bags or just fabric to print on!

Daily Programme

Friday

Ongoing (18.00-22.00)

Exhibition visual art and short films, screen printing station, cake and drinks against donation

Live events

19.00-19.30 Reading
Herr Sundermeier
Short stories and texts from Herr Sundermeier about the madness of modern life – German spoken language http://www.herrsundermeier.com
 
19.30-20.00 Reading LuceMadiRosa
(Poesie/Spoken word)
mostly short, political and personal texts (poems) (on) dealing with loss, hope, and the search for community in the city – English spoken language, some german spoken language – prints of the texts will be available for people who need to read along.
 
20.00-20.30 – Concert

Songs of solitude and togetherness
(voice and piano)
from Sasha and Christoph

 
20.30-21.00 Concert 
Tea 4 Mr. Pi 
Tea 4 Mr. Pi does a noise-improvisation with the title: Rage shaped into sound – about the situation of the H48.
 
21.00 – DJ Set from Sonnambula (https://soundcloud.com/sonn_ambula) playing techno and 90s hits

Saturday

Ongoing (14.00-22.00)

Exhibition visual art and short films, screen printing station, cake and drinks against donation

Live events

20.30 Concert
warumwarumwarum
Feminist acoustic punk chansons, with lots of glitter and other odds and ends

Sunday

Ongoing (12.00-16.00 Uhr)

Exhibition visual art and short films, screen printing station, cake and drinks against donation

Live events

13.00-13.30 Concert
Songs of solitude and togetherness
(voice and piano)
from Sasha and Christoph
 
14.00-16.00 Concert 
Keine Namen, keine Strukturen
Improvised music, somewhere between Ornette Coleman and John Cage. Synths, objects, bass, drums.
 
14.30 Interactive storytelling for kids and adults. 
Stories of hungry mice, feisty grandmas, rolling pumpkins and much more – to listen, wonder, and contribute. 
Accessibility infos: 
 U8, bus 166 & M43 Boddinstrasse.   
    
– through entrance at Hermannstr. 48, ring @projektraum, cobblestones in 1st courtyard
– through entrance at Herrfurthstr. 3, no cobblestones
 
Event space:
Projektraum H48: accessible via lift (keys to the lift available downstairs), incl. toilets. the room where the toilets are is wheelchair accessible and the toilet has armrests, but the shape of the bathroom may require manoeuvre or support due to the angle of the toilet to the walls. 
 
Email us at h48@h48bleibt.org for further information incl. pictures. 

Corona isn't over yet.

That's why masks are mandatory at our event inside.