Waves of migration through the Balkans
in Slovenian Contemporary Documentary Photography
26.1. - 18.2. 2018
Opening on Friday 26.01.18 at 7 pm
Artists: Jaka Gasar, Matej Povše, Matjaž Tančič, Matic Zorman
first exhibition of 2018 at the OKK
production with Slovenian Cultural Centre Berlin
presents the works of four internationally acclaimed Slovenian
Documentary Photographers - Jaka
who took part in documenting the journey of refugees on the Balkan
route. They offer four perspectives on still one of the most
sensitive political topics in Europe and focus on personal, social
and political aspects of migration and further rethink humanity in
The exhibition also presents a documentary film
‘Welcome to Europe’ made by young German-Slovenian film directors
Jakob Krese and Antonia Kilian (Piranja Productions & Tramal
Films), who recorded personal stories from individuals and families
on the Balkans refugee route.
Welcome to attend the vernissage
on 26th of January at 7pm, where you can personally meet the
photographers and toast with good Slovenian wine!
Slowenisches Kulturzentrum Berlin, Slowenische Botschaft in
photo by Jaka
24.11.17 - 14.01.18
Finissage 12.01.2018 - 7 p.m.
OKK exhibition with contributions from:
Jan Bejšovec, Nicolás Boillot, Richard Clauss, Pablo Dodogson, Lisa Glauer, Isao Hashimoto, Pablo Hermann, Neža Peterle and Sencer Vardarman
A Bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an
explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release
of energy. ]
A nuclear bomb is an explosive device that derives its destructive
force from nuclear reactions, either fission or from a combination of
fission and fusion reactions. It is a weapon of mass destruction.]
There was no more
treathening menace for mankind during the 20th century
than an man made catastrophy by massive use of nuclear weapons. This
threat is build and symbolized by one singular term: „the nuclear
bomb“, or simply „the bomb“. During the cold war the military
escalation between the Soviet Union and the U.S. lead us several
times towards the edge of an atomic war, which surely means the end
of zivilisation and very probably also the end of mankind.
"moonlight" digital Print, Sencer Vardarman
period the DEFCON 1 (defence readiness conditions – imminent
nuclear war) fortunately never was called out but for example the
Cuban-Crisis or the history of Stanislav Petrov tells us that we had
been very close to it. With a peak of 64.449 nuclear bombs in 1986 –
now there are officially 9.435 active atomic devices – mankind is
able to destroy the complete planet several dozens of time. (source:
bulletin of the atomic scientists (1)).
“the nuclear balance” between the super-powers provided “peace”
for decades in Europe, when otherwise a military confrontation would
have been unavoidable. It forced the USSR and the USA to outsource
their conflicts into the so-called Third World, turning local
conflicts into major wars like in Korea, Vietnam or Afghanistan.
After the cold
war the ongoing disarmament and considerable reduction of weapons of
mass destruction the bomb was not in the mind of the people anymore.
A lot of people thought this ghost went away with the end of the
tensions between east and west, between the Warsaw Pact and the NATO.
But today we are remembered to the old times when we see Kim Jong Un
together with his counterpart Trump. Two Leaders, who can unleash a
nuclear disaster at any moment. The photographs of Hiroshima get
present in the mind by a singular switch in the TV. The
Doomsday–Clock is two and a half minutes before 12, researched and
calculated by the scientists of the already mentioned bulletin (2).
Not only the
use of nuclear power for military purposes is a massive threat, it is
also the use for civil energy supply. When Chernobyl blew up the
mantra of the nuclear industry was, that it is a singular case and
such a MCA (maximum credible accident) happens only all few thousand
years. Fukushima and a list of several other incidents are
testimonies of the danger of nuclear technology (3). And the big
problem we are giving as heritage for our descendants, the storage of
the atomic waste, is not resolved at all.
overwhelming, scary and threatening entity „the bomb“ is the
initial moment of countless works in graphic, film and literature and
it is constantly inspiring people for works about the biggest monster
mankind was able to create. The image of the bomb mushroom stands
symbolically for fire, destruction, end and apocalypse like no one
other image before. The bomb is the mystification and visualization
of the ability of self-destruction of the supposedly most advanced
being of the planet.
cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima are burned into the patina of the
human soul, into the memory of our societies. But are we aware of the
doom we are still creating?
The approach of
the OKK exhibition: „THE BOMB“ is to sensitize the people towards
this thematic and try to make clear the constant danger we are
exposed to. This sensitisation should happen in an aesthetic and more
poetic approach, due to the fact that all rational channels of
information are oversaturated and full of media-war propaganda.
Nevertheless the framework of the exhibition will show a list of
activist and scientist information through a blog conceived for this
The OKK Team
made of 4 board-members chose 4 colleagues to join this exhibition.
will work with the visuals of explosions and the concept of
dematerialisation as a new contextualisation of the bomb.
started a production of textile bombs for an installation.
works on acoustic landscapes by using decomposition and recomposition
of explosions recopied in an audio installation.
draws a series of poetic resignifications of pictograms related to
the iconography towards the bomb.
presents a image of a nuclear reactor. The image is drawed by the
use of human breast-milk.
produces a video timelapse with the atomic explosions from 1945
until 1998. His research is about each nuclear blast effectuated
including the data of nations, timeline, locations and potence of
will paint a huge size portrait of Stanislav Petrov, the soviet
officer who saved the world from an inevitable chain-reaction towards
a nuclear disaster.
is preparing a photo-collage with visualisations of mushroom-clouds.
presents his digital photographic work „moonlight“, which is a
poetic and mystical approach starting from the image of an nuclear
Partners in Crime - The 100 Wholecars Exhibition
17. - 19. November 2017
Vernissage 17. 11. ab 19h
Wholecar [ hoʊlkɑɹ] , m.
Bezeichnung für einen einzelnen Zugwaggon, der in ganzer Höhe und Länge mit Graffiti in einer Aktion bemalt wurde.
Meistens teilen sich mehrere Writer die Arbeit an einem Zug; besprüht jedoch ein Writer einen Waggon allein, so spricht man von einem One-Man-Wholecar.
Wholecars finden in der Writing-Szene hohes Ansehen.
Für Fahrgäste und Verkehrsbetriebe ist diese Art von Besprühung auf Zügen sehr unangenehm, da hierdurch der Waggon verdunkelt wird.
ARTISTZ #8 - Graffitti Magazine - Release Party
Samstag 4.11.17 - ab 19h -
Actions Against Borders #1 Breaking Point
Performance and Research: Marta Lodola
in cooperation with:
Exhibition 19. October - 29. October (thursday - sunday from 3pm to 7pm)
„Action Against Borders“
19.00 – 22.00 Exhibition opening / Introduction to ACTIONS AGAINST
BORDERS #1 BREAKING POINT by Marta Lodola
18.00 – 19.30 “The Wrong Side Of The Fence”, talk, Simona
Bonardi (IT/CH) (presentation will be in english)
20.00 – 21.00 “Flüchtlingsgespräche” Berlin
2016, HD, 25 Min. Screening by Nicole König und Wolfgang Thies and
artist talk. (DE)
22nd October 2017
19.00 – 20.00 “The voice from Gaza” presentation by Rami Majed
Balawi (Gaza Stripe)
20.30 – 21.30 “Present
Borders in Border-Memoryland Berlin,
in/visible b/ordering dynamics and creative border deconstruction in
an urban space”.Presentation by Katinka Schlette (NL)
Friday 27th October 2017
– 23.00 ACTIONS AGAINST BORDERS #1 BREAKING POINT_Performance
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