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Ton eeu feuk djo owé – Follow Your Values

30.11.2017 at 20h/8pm Screening: – FOLLOW YOUR VALUES by Lady B Bantu at Utrata równowagi – 15.09.2017-08.01.2018 Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
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Ton eeu feuk djo owé – Follow your Values
by Lady Bantu
http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net/

Utrata równowagi at Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, is the follow-up exhibition of Dizziness, Navigating the Unknown at Kunsthaus Graz, curated by Ruth Anderwald, Leonhard Grond and Katrin Bucher Trantow. The show allows visitors to immerse themselves in the experience and reflections on dizziness. Can dizziness be a resource? What remains from states of precariousness, uncertainty, disorientation, intoxication or exhilaration? Particularly now, in these times of invocations of global crisis, these questions are more relevant than ever. The exhibition Utrata równowagi locates dizziness in artistic creativity, finding it in situations of unbalance, confusion, disorientation; in situations where we come up against the limits of our knowledge, our understanding, our ability to navigate, where we are obliged to approach the unknown, to expose ourselves to it. Utrata równowagi is accomponied by film screenings, performances and a conference.

http://on-dizziness.com/

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Cosmopolis #1 : Collective intelligence

Interesting article by Sylvie Arnaud about an interesting project – Enjoy!
http://www.mouvement.net/critiques/critiques/cosmopolis-1/

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Dizziness, Navigating the Unknown

Happy to announce that crossing boundaries of doubt will be present with – FOLLOW YOUR VALUES by Lady B Bantu at Utrata równowagi – 15.09.2017-08.01.2018 Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland

http://on-dizziness.com/exhibition_views_cca/

Utrata równowagi at Ujazdowski Castle, Centre for Contemporary Art, is the follow-up exhibition of Dizziness, Navigating the Unknown at Kunsthaus Graz, curated by Ruth Anderwald, Leonhard Grond and Katrin Bucher Trantow. The show allows visitors to immerse themselves in the experience and reflections on dizziness. Can dizziness be a resource? What remains from states of precariousness, uncertainty, disorientation, intoxication or exhilaration? Particularly now, in these times of invocations of global crisis, these questions are more relevant than ever. The exhibition Utrata równowagi locates dizziness in artistic creativity, finding it in situations of unbalance, confusion, disorientation; in situations where we come up against the limits of our knowledge, our understanding, our ability to navigate, where we are obliged to approach the unknown, to expose ourselves to it. Utrata równowagi is accomponied by film screenings, performances and a conference.

http://on-dizziness.com/

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New contributions

We are happy to present the new contributions on http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net:

Sur les marges de l’histoire, a text of the Philosopher Jean-Godefroy Bidima

On Pidgin English in Cameroon, a video interview with the Linguist and Phonologist Dr. Gratien Atindogbe about the role that Pidgin English plays as a common language for young people in Sub-Saharan-Africa, with Cameroon cited as an example, conducted by Serge Nguelou Ngouffo in the frame of his ongoing project „Beyond the Pidgins“.

 

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Jean-Godefroy Bidima is a Cameroonian philosopher, currently living in the United States. He is Professor and Yvonne Arnoult Chairholder in French and Francophone Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans.

 

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08.01.2017

A peaceful new year to you!

Soon there will be as well news about the next steps of crossing boundaries of doubt and some documentation about the researches, performances and presentations we realized since 2013.
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In Memoriam

 

Franklin Aleba Mokala

Ils sont partis de chez eux, dans leurs valises un peu de sincérité.
Sur les pas du monomondo, ont fait connaissance avec le temps…
Ils vivent au-delà de la douleur que nous inspirent les peurs des valeurs,
qui se perdent le long du chemin.
La route est longue.

(Le Temps/Franklin Aleba Mokala/2013)

We are deeply saddened to share with you that Franklin Aleba Mokala passed away August 16, 2016 in Nantes. The poet, composer, and musician from Cameroon will be greatly missed.

For his wonderful and touching contributions to the project CROSSING BOUNDARIES OF DOUBT and the time we could spent together, we are very grateful.

The art world lost a wonderful artist, musician and great poet of his mother tongue Banen.
After growing up between Ndikiniméki and Yaoundé, he lived and worked in Douala until 2013 as an indispensable artist of the urban Cameroon scene. Mokala was a singer, guitarist, and member of the „HipHop développé“ Collective. His minimalist style is based on the urban and traditional rhythms of Cameroon and its poetic language. Le Black Viking, as his friend Sadrak calls Mokala, sung in Banen and French about utopias and hope for a different way of living together among people, for a different, more respectful world.

 

Franklin Aleba Mokala in Stuttgart 2013/Crossing Boundaries of Doubt

Franklin Aleba Mokala in Stuttgart 2013

http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net/chapter/passer-la-frontiere-des-doutes-crossing-boundaries-of-doubt/time/
http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net/chapter/conversation-with-masks/the-sacrifice/
http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net/chapter/dancefloor-of-the-new-world-dancefloor-to-come/le-dancefloor/

 

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Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net is happy to invite you to:

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart / Querungen
Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7 p.m.

SPACE OF COLOR
Astrid S. Klein in Conversation with Platino, together with Director Renate Härtl as a Guest.

Which connections exist between the artist Platino, his work, and the project initiated by Astrid S. Klein in 2012 called Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net, which involves artists from Cameroon and Germany and has been published on the Internet as an online platform since 2014?
Astrid S. Klein and Platino will be discussing the traces of National Socialism and colonialism encountered during their own biographies, citing both the project Red Space 1 established by Platino as an artistic working and living space in Stuttgart in 1979 and a photograph of his family from the nineteenth century, which displays links to the German colonial period in Cameroon. They will explore the effects thereof on artistic work, foster links to Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net, and touch on the necessity of opening up artistic spaces of agency.
Astrid S. Klein will speak about the astonishing correlations between her 2011 artistic research on the German colonial period in Duala and Platino’s family history. She also offers insight into the creation of Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net.
Focusing on an excerpt from Renate Härtl’s film Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig (Not Much Can Really Be Changed) from 1979, Platino, Astrid S. Klein, and the director embark on a brief journey through time to Stuttgart of the 1970s. This imbues with life Red Space 1, the postwar period in West Germany, the attitude toward life of a young artist generation at the time, and their yearning for new lifestyles. Can we identify connections to the themes pursued by artists today in the context of the online project?

 

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – Schlossplatz 2 – 70173 Stuttgart
Querungen: Entry free
Information: http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net und www.wkv-stuttgart.de
Contact: info@crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net
The presentation shown in the “Querungen” project space at the Württembergischer Kunstverein offers insight into the various artistic explorations of the online project.

 

Screenshot aus dem Film: Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig, BR Deutschland 1979/1980, Dokumentarfilm, 65 min, 16mm, Regie: Adolf Härtl, Renate Härtl Quelle: http://www.filmportal.de

Screenshot from the film: Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig, Federal Republic of Germany, 1979–80, documentary film, 65 min., 16mm, directors: Adolf Härtl, Renate Härtl (Source: http://www.filmportal.de)

 

Foto der Familie Oesterle mit dem jungen kamerunischen Prinzen Rudolph Manga Bell und Tube Meetom, seinem Begleiter, um 1895 in Aalen Quelle: Familienarchiv Georg und Rolf Dieter Röger

Photograph of the Oesterle family with the young Cameroonian Prince Rudolph Manga Bell and Tube Meetom, his companion, ca. 1895 in Aalen (Source: Georg und Rolf-Dieter Röger Family Archive)

 

 

Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net läd ein:

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart
Im Rahmen der aktuellen Präsentation von „Crossing Boundaries of Doubt“ im Projektraum Querungen

Veranstaltung: Samstag, 10.01.2015, 19 Uhr mit anschließendem Rundgang

 

SPACE OF COLOR

Astrid S. Klein und Platino im Gespräch, zu Gast: die Regisseurin Renate Härtl.

Welche Verbindungen bestehen zwischen dem Künstler Platino, seiner Arbeit und dem Projekt „Crossing-Boundaries-of-Doubt.net“, das Astrid S. Klein zwischen Kamerunischen und Deutschen KünstlerInnen 2012 initiiert hat und das seit 2014 als Onlineplattform im Netz veröffentlicht ist?
An Hand des „Red Space 1“, den Platino in Stuttgart als künstlerischen Arbeits- und Lebensraum 1979 begonnen hat, sowie einem Foto seiner Familie aus dem 19ten Jahrhundert, das mit der deutschen Kolonialzeit in Kamerun verknüpft ist, sprechen Astrid S. Klein und Platino über Spuren des Nationalsozialismus und des Kolonialismus in der eigenen Biographie. Sie fragen nach deren Auswirkungen auf die künstlerische Arbeit, stellen Bezüge zu „Crossing Boundaries of Doubt“ her und zur Notwendigkeit, künstlerische Handlungsräume zu öffnen.
Astrid S. Klein erzählt von der erstaunlichen Überschneidung ihrer künstlerischen Forschung 2011 zur deutschen Kolonialzeit in Duala mit der Familiengeschichte Platinos und gibt einen Einblick in die Entstehung des Projektes.
Mit einem Ausschnitt aus dem Film Renate Härtls „Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig“ von 1979, machen Platino, Astrid S. Klein und die Regisseurin eine kleine Zeitreise in das Stuttgart der 1970er Jahre. Red Space 1, die Nachkriegszeit in Westdeutschland, das damalige Lebensgefühl einer jungen Künstlergeneration und ihr Bedürfnis nach anderen Lebensformen werden lebendig. Gibt es Verbindungen zu den Themen der KünstlerInnen des Onlineprojektes heute?

 

Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart – Schlossplatz 2 – 70173 Stuttgart
Eintritt Querungen: frei
Info: http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net und www.wkv-stuttgart.de
Kontakt: info@crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net

 

Screenshot aus dem Film: Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig, BR Deutschland 1979/1980, Dokumentarfilm, 65 min, 16mm, Regie: Adolf Härtl, Renate Härtl Quelle: http://www.filmportal.de

Screenshot aus dem Film: Verändern kann man eigentlich wenig,
BR Deutschland 1979/1980, Dokumentarfilm, 65 min, 16mm,
Regie: Adolf Härtl, Renate Härtl
Quelle: http://www.filmportal.de

 

Foto der Familie Oesterle mit dem jungen kamerunischen Prinzen Rudolph Manga Bell und Tube Meetom, seinem Begleiter, um 1895 in Aalen Quelle: Familienarchiv Georg und Rolf-Dieter Röger

Foto der Familie Oesterle mit dem jungen kamerunischen Prinzen Rudolph Manga Bell
und Tube Meetom, seinem Begleiter, um 1895 in Aalen
Quelle: Familienarchiv Georg und Rolf-Dieter Röger

 

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We are happy to invite you:

December 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart / Querungen

Opening: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 7 p.m.,
with a live intervention and a reading by Sylvie Arnaud (France/Martinique), Em’kal Eyongakpa (Cameroon), Astrid S. Klein (Germany), SadraK via Skype (Cameroon), and other guests

The presentation of http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net shown in the “Querungen” project space at the Württembergischer Kunstverein offers insight into the various artistic explorations.

 

Sylvie Arnaud, Lady B, Vincent Ndoumbé D, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Justine Gaga, Simone Gilges, Peter Haury, Felix Kama, Astrid S. Klein, Elsa M‘bala, François-Stéphane Alima Mbarga, Stone Karim Mohamad, Franklin Aleba Mokala, Platino, SadraK, Yam, Hervé Yamguen, AdanGo Zulu among others

 

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HERVÉ YAMGUEN, drawing from the series OBJETS DE COHABITATION, 2013

 

Crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net is an online platform and poetic, critical collection that arose through artistic research conducted in Cameroon and Germany in 2013–14, which is now being continued transnationally.

In their complex worlds, which are influenced by colonial history, phantasms of consumption, and the fragility of social structures, the artists investigate their reciprocal relationships and their conceptions of one another. They speak about prevailing conditions, the realities of life, and the everyday entanglement and boundaries of their societies, which are immersed in radical social and economic upheaval.
The participants are questing for new languages, for new utopian places. They describe rituals of violence, the act of capitalizing on human relations. And they speak of a need for self-determination and shared moments of unity.

As an ongoing transnational project dealing with relations between the Global South and the Global North, the collection is continually growing through new artistic contributions by artists invited to participate from different countries. The multilingual platform can be used as a poetic space of agency outside of an institutional context.
Live events accompany the project, such as interventions, performances, concerts, and conversations. They tie into narrative digital space by way of direct physical encounters.

 

A project by Astrid S. Klein in collaboration with Em’kal Eyongakpa, Artspace Khaliland, Cameroon – SadraK, Collective Hip-Hop Développé, Cameroon – Susanne Weiß, Heidelberger Kunstverein

New contributions by François Alima, Sylvie Arnaud, and Platino will appear at Crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net in December.

 

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Württembergischer
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Schlossplatz 2
70173 Stuttgart
www.wkv-stuttgart.de

 

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LAUNCH: 01.06.2014      http://crossing-boundaries-of-doubt.net

 

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Em’kal Eyongakpa, German Bridge

 

 

We are happy, if you join us and discover the project!

 

 

 

 

CROSSING BOUNDARIES OF DOUBT – PASSER LA FRONTIÈRE DES DOUTES – ÜBER DIE GRENZE DER ZWEIFEL

A fragmentary narrative in nine chapters with contributions by:

Lady B, Vincent Ndoumbé D, Em’kal Eyongakpa, Justine Gaga, Simone Gilges, Peter Haury, Felix Kama, Astrid S. Klein, Elsa M’bala, François-Stéphane Alima Mbarga, Stone Karim Mohamad, Franklin Aleba Mokala, Serge Ngouffo, Platino, SadraK, Yam, Hervé Yamguen, AdanGo Zulu, and other future guests

A project by the artist Astrid S. Klein in collaboration with these partners: Susanne Weiß/Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany, Em’kal Eyongakpa/Khaliland, Cameroon, and SadraK/HipHop Developé, Cameroon

In English, German, French, Pidgin, Bassa, Fang, Eton, Cam-Franglaise and utopian languages.

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