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Wed 16 Oct
Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 01

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts.

Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner

In Marx‘s neck it seems to be a rather spooky attempt to create narratives of the future. But what happens when artistic objects begin to become autonomous and productive? Through sound, they reveal a life of their own that has something spooky about it. It irritates the present and has the potential to inspire viewers to ask questions. So let us listen to what they have to tell us!

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 02
Julia Kunde & Deborah Geppert
Martin Baraga - Moonolith - 01

Martin Baraga - Moonolith

The Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga will exhibit the art installation »Moonolith« on the forecourt of the Chemnitz OpenSpace next to the Karl-Marx-Monument. »Moonolith« is an interactive monument for public space that reflects the moon and star constellations on its surface.

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process. - 01

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process.

For four days, four artists will wash their ears with the sounds of the city and dedicate themselves to a documentary expedition to collect and compile the sounds. They want to capture what echoes from last year‘s POCHEN Biennale and record this year‘s POCHEN Symposium as a tone and sound collage. This project is being realized by cooperation of the Chemnitz concert series EX:IN and the free Radio T.

Thu 17 Oct
Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 01

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts.

Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner

In Marx‘s neck it seems to be a rather spooky attempt to create narratives of the future. But what happens when artistic objects begin to become autonomous and productive? Through sound, they reveal a life of their own that has something spooky about it. It irritates the present and has the potential to inspire viewers to ask questions. So let us listen to what they have to tell us!

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 02
Julia Kunde & Deborah Geppert
Martin Baraga - Moonolith - 01

Martin Baraga - Moonolith

The Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga will exhibit the art installation »Moonolith« on the forecourt of the Chemnitz OpenSpace next to the Karl-Marx-Monument. »Moonolith« is an interactive monument for public space that reflects the moon and star constellations on its surface.

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process. - 01

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process.

For four days, four artists will wash their ears with the sounds of the city and dedicate themselves to a documentary expedition to collect and compile the sounds. They want to capture what echoes from last year‘s POCHEN Biennale and record this year‘s POCHEN Symposium as a tone and sound collage. This project is being realized by cooperation of the Chemnitz concert series EX:IN and the free Radio T.

Lecture:  „Ostdeutschland Verstehen“ (Understanding East Germany) by Christian Gesellmann and Josa Schlegel  - 01
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Lecture: „Ostdeutschland Verstehen“ (Understanding East Germany) by Christian Gesellmann and Josa Schlegel

Eintritt: 5 €

Leaving or staying – a question, that East Germans since the fall of communism have been asking themselves ever.After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a quarter of the East German population moved west. In their book, Gesellmann and Schlegel collect social and economic problems that still cause the post-reunification generations to leave the so-called new federal states. But her essays also include proposals for solutions.

Ende: 10 pm

Lecture:  „Ostdeutschland Verstehen“ (Understanding East Germany) by Christian Gesellmann and Josa Schlegel  - 02
Josa-Mania Schlegel
Lecture:  „Ostdeutschland Verstehen“ (Understanding East Germany) by Christian Gesellmann and Josa Schlegel  - 03
Christian Gesellmann

Discussion about the reception of the Post GDR era

The German reunification - a story of success, or perhaps only politically instrumentalized as such? In the three-hour workshop we are going to learn more it. We are going to discuss and learn more. About who writes history or what responsibility the handling of historical topics brings. We want to talk about this by using the example of the historical reception of this era: Who is actually making history here and why? About whom? The discussion will be moderated by Susanne Gärtner (riesa efau) and Egmont Elschner.
This event is kindly supported by riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden e.V. and the SMI – Weltoffenes Sachsen.

Ende: 05 pm

Get involved! How you change the world with new action art: a guide from the Radical Daughters ( artists from the Center for Political Beauty)  - 01
Radikale Töchter – Cesy Leonard und Katharina Haverich

Get involved! How you change the world with new action art: a guide from the Radical Daughters ( artists from the Center for Political Beauty)

Stop tolerance, stop nonsense, as the artists Cesy Leonard and Katharina Haverich from the Center for Political Beauty say. As the Radical Daughters, they comb through the Republic in search of scattered resistance fighters in order to send a signal together against growing right-wing radicalism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. In their workshop they will explain to us how one can empower oneself to act. (in cooperation with AJZ Chemnitz)Stop tolerance, stop nonsense, as the artists Cesy Leonard and Katharina Haverich from the Center for Political Beauty say. As the Radical Daughters, they comb through the Republic in search of scattered resistance fighters in order to send a signal together against growing right-wing radicalism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. In their workshop they will explain to us how one can empower oneself to act. (in cooperation with AJZ Chemnitz)please register under: ajubi@ajz-chemnitz.de

Ende: 05 pm

TouchDesigner – Workshop with: MXZEHN I Stefan Kraus

TouchDesigner is a development platform for multimedia real-time content. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about the programming of interactive audiovisual installations. After an introduction to the basic operating elements of the programming environment, the participants will be instructed in practical exercises to enable a productive artistic appropriation of the platform.TouchDesigner is a development platform for multimedia real-time content. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about the programming of interactive audiovisual installations. After an introduction to the basic operating elements of the programming environment, the participants will be instructed in practical exercises to enable a productive artistic appropriation of the platform.please register under: rene@pochen.eu

Ende: 06 pm

Bar evening with Sir Henry aka. DJ Koze(l)  - 01

Bar evening with Sir Henry aka. DJ Koze(l)

While we put our legs up, Sir Henry, a native of Chemnitz, bar and club owner, will open the doors to his newly opened Balboa Bar on Chemnitz‘s Brühl Boulevard. Here we will recover from the first day of the symposium. And that‘s analogous: As DJ Koze(l) the bar owner will present us his collection of records. With one or the other beer, we got to listen to music of all genres, played by the boss himself.

Ende: 02 am

Bar evening with Sir Henry aka. DJ Koze(l)  - 02
Opening POCHEN Symposium - 01

Opening POCHEN Symposium

Before we start our POCHEN Symposium, the official part: In addition to a keynote by the POCHEN project manager, Benjamin Gruner, the event will be accompanied by Sabine Maria Schmidt (curator of the art collections Chemnitz) and Matthias Nowak (press officer of the city of Chemnitz) Afterwards the band Schaltkreis will open cool part of the event. We will also be introduced to the MotionComposer: developed by FusionSystems, the system translates motion into sound using image capture software. Kai-Uwe Kaden, Division Head of Smart Systems at FusionSystems, and Robert Wechsler, Inventor of the MotionComposer, will tell us more about this technology that turns every dance into music.Before we start our POCHEN Symposium, the official part: In addition to a keynote by the POCHEN project manager, Benjamin Gruner, the event will be accompanied by Sabine Maria Schmidt (curator of the art collections Chemnitz) and Matthias Nowak (press officer of the city of Chemnitz) Afterwards the band Schaltkreis will open cool part of the event. We will also be introduced to the MotionComposer: developed by FusionSystems, the system translates motion into sound using image capture software. Kai-Uwe Kaden, Division Head of Smart Systems at FusionSystems, and Robert Wechsler, Inventor of the MotionComposer, will tell us more about this technology that turns every dance into music.

Ende: 12 am

RoboSchool

RoboSchool is a project in cooperation of the Faculty of Computer Science and TU4U at the Chemnitz University of Technology. As an orientation event lasting several days, prospective students are introduced to Robotics: They learn how to solder, design and program small robots. After the event, the winners will be selected by a robotic competition. And this year‘s participants will present their works at our symposium.

Ende: 05 pm

Fri 18 Oct
Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 01

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts.

Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner

In Marx‘s neck it seems to be a rather spooky attempt to create narratives of the future. But what happens when artistic objects begin to become autonomous and productive? Through sound, they reveal a life of their own that has something spooky about it. It irritates the present and has the potential to inspire viewers to ask questions. So let us listen to what they have to tell us!

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 02
Julia Kunde & Deborah Geppert
Martin Baraga - Moonolith - 01

Martin Baraga - Moonolith

The Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga will exhibit the art installation »Moonolith« on the forecourt of the Chemnitz OpenSpace next to the Karl-Marx-Monument. »Moonolith« is an interactive monument for public space that reflects the moon and star constellations on its surface.

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process. - 01

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process.

For four days, four artists will wash their ears with the sounds of the city and dedicate themselves to a documentary expedition to collect and compile the sounds. They want to capture what echoes from last year‘s POCHEN Biennale and record this year‘s POCHEN Symposium as a tone and sound collage. This project is being realized by cooperation of the Chemnitz concert series EX:IN and the free Radio T.

Get involved! How you change the world with new action art: a guide from the Radical Daughters ( artists from the Center for Political Beauty)  - 01
Radikale Töchter – Cesy Leonard und Katharina Haverich

Get involved! How you change the world with new action art: a guide from the Radical Daughters ( artists from the Center for Political Beauty)

Stop tolerance, stop nonsense, as the artists Cesy Leonard and Katharina Haverich from the Center for Political Beauty say. As the Radical Daughters, they comb through the Republic in search of scattered resistance fighters in order to send a signal together against growing right-wing radicalism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. In their workshop they will explain to us how one can empower oneself to act. (in cooperation with AJZ Chemnitz)Stop tolerance, stop nonsense, as the artists Cesy Leonard and Katharina Haverich from the Center for Political Beauty say. As the Radical Daughters, they comb through the Republic in search of scattered resistance fighters in order to send a signal together against growing right-wing radicalism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. In their workshop they will explain to us how one can empower oneself to act. (in cooperation with AJZ Chemnitz)please register under: ajubi@ajz-chemnitz.de

Ende: 05 pm

TouchDesigner – Workshop with: MXZEHN I Stefan Kraus

TouchDesigner is a development platform for multimedia real-time content. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about the programming of interactive audiovisual installations. After an introduction to the basic operating elements of the programming environment, the participants will be instructed in practical exercises to enable a productive artistic appropriation of the platform.TouchDesigner is a development platform for multimedia real-time content. The two-day workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about the programming of interactive audiovisual installations. After an introduction to the basic operating elements of the programming environment, the participants will be instructed in practical exercises to enable a productive artistic appropriation of the platform.please register under: rene@pochen.eu

Ende: 06 pm

Foundation Meeting #Chemnitzkannmehr2

We want networks. Throughout Germany, we have therefore invited foundations to Chemnitz to introduce themselves and to enter into talks with project actors and actresses, societies and initiatives. The active democratic civil society and established institutions have to come together to support a tolerant and diverse co-existence in Chemnitz city. So, come and exchange thoughts and work together on project ideas in the State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz!

Ende: 08 pm

Madlyn Sauer, Friederike Sigler - Anleitungen zum Aufstand: Kunst, Politik und das Institut für Bessere Staatspolitik (Instruction for Rebellion: Art, politics and the Insitute for better State policy)

Einlass: 07 pm

»All reasons to make a revolution are given«, stated the author‘s collective Invisible Committee. Not a conservative revolution from the right. But an upheaval that pushes back the power of reactionary forces and makes the world a little better. In their lecture, the speakers will introduce such modes of resistance and rise and clarify the question of what function art can have here. Afterwards we will discuss the political potential of art with Anja Richter, curator of the Museum Gunzenhauser.
This event is kindly supported by riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden and SMI – Weltoffenes Sachsen.

Ende: 10:30 pm

Sat 19 Oct
Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 01

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts.

Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner

In Marx‘s neck it seems to be a rather spooky attempt to create narratives of the future. But what happens when artistic objects begin to become autonomous and productive? Through sound, they reveal a life of their own that has something spooky about it. It irritates the present and has the potential to inspire viewers to ask questions. So let us listen to what they have to tell us!

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 02
Julia Kunde & Deborah Geppert
Martin Baraga - Moonolith - 01

Martin Baraga - Moonolith

The Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga will exhibit the art installation »Moonolith« on the forecourt of the Chemnitz OpenSpace next to the Karl-Marx-Monument. »Moonolith« is an interactive monument for public space that reflects the moon and star constellations on its surface.

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process. - 01

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process.

For four days, four artists will wash their ears with the sounds of the city and dedicate themselves to a documentary expedition to collect and compile the sounds. They want to capture what echoes from last year‘s POCHEN Biennale and record this year‘s POCHEN Symposium as a tone and sound collage. This project is being realized by cooperation of the Chemnitz concert series EX:IN and the free Radio T.

POCHEN Salon - 01

POCHEN Salon

Eintritt: for a donation

After we already had some days to get to know each other and the city of Chemnitz, we want to go a little deeper tonight. The POCHEN Salon will give us the opportunity: The European guests and art festivals will present themselves and their artists. We want to stomp a few bars into the ground: We want to listen to the live acts with beer and music and be inspired by our guests. It will be electronic and experimental. We expect:

Pandelis Diamantides (Athen Digital Art Festival) – Live-AV-Show
Simina Oprescu (Cynetart Festival) – Live-Concert
Karolina Freino (WRO Biennale) – Interactive Video Installation
Lifecutter (Sonica Festival) – Live-Concert
OVUMAT – Live-Audio/Video-Performance

Ende: 02 am

POCHEN Salon - 02
POCHEN Salon - 03
POCHEN Salon - 04
POCHEN Salon - 05

Drifting Chemnitz – an experimental city walk

One must dive deep into the city, in order to know Chemnitz as a centre for art and action. The City Drift, an experimental city walk, which seems to take you randomly to remote and forgotten places of the city, will give you the opportunity. Guided by Katja Manz, freelance city and cultural geographer, in cooperation with riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden and SMI – Weltoffenes Sachsen will take you to the Manchester of East Germany and explore together the hidden corners of the city.

Ende: 12 pm

Sun 20 Oct
Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 01

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts.

Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner Artists: Sophie Hundbiss, Lorenz Pasch, Anne Hofmann, Miles Sjögren, Felix Ermacora, Stefan Schleupner

In Marx‘s neck it seems to be a rather spooky attempt to create narratives of the future. But what happens when artistic objects begin to become autonomous and productive? Through sound, they reveal a life of their own that has something spooky about it. It irritates the present and has the potential to inspire viewers to ask questions. So let us listen to what they have to tell us!

Das produktive Gespenst. Nothing here but us ghosts. - 02
Julia Kunde & Deborah Geppert
Martin Baraga - Moonolith - 01

Martin Baraga - Moonolith

The Slovenian artist Martin Bricelj Baraga will exhibit the art installation »Moonolith« on the forecourt of the Chemnitz OpenSpace next to the Karl-Marx-Monument. »Moonolith« is an interactive monument for public space that reflects the moon and star constellations on its surface.

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process. - 01

Urban Field Recording, Audio documentation and sound collage. Work in process.

For four days, four artists will wash their ears with the sounds of the city and dedicate themselves to a documentary expedition to collect and compile the sounds. They want to capture what echoes from last year‘s POCHEN Biennale and record this year‘s POCHEN Symposium as a tone and sound collage. This project is being realized by cooperation of the Chemnitz concert series EX:IN and the free Radio T.

POCHEN Kino - 01

POCHEN Kino

Eintritt: 6 € / reduced ticket 5 €

The last generation did not live through the GDR but still grew up with it. How much GDR is there left in this generation? The documentary film by director Raphael Löffler, who was born in ‘89 and has often asked himself this question, focuses on this issue. The film tells the stories of three children born around the time of German reunification and provides impressive insights into the decisive events of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall. The end of the film is followed by a panel discussion with director Raphael Löffler and author Anne Ramstorf.

Ende: 10 pm

POCHEN Kino - 02