Mood Salon and Mobile Academy present:
BLACKMARKET FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE AND
NON-KNOWLEDGE No. 9 (salon version)
MOOD SALON presents a miniature Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge
and Non-Knowledge, a project by Hannah Hurtzig, the Istanbul edition
being organized by Anselm Franke with Jennifer Teets and Pelin Tan.
In this Blackmarket experts from the curatorial and theoretical
field offer their knowledge on "Atmospheric Politics". The right
or wrong gesture in a given moment can change everybody's mood.
But what is it that makes gesture meaningful? How do we make atmospheres
with gestures, and what else does the gesture tell?
Mariana Castillo Deball, artist, Berlin "Blackboxing. Device
whose parts are unknown or irrelevant, but whose function is understood.
Somebody, full of suggesting mystery, who produces a deliberately
engineered impression in the mind of somebody who sees, hears, or
reads something. His presence is not to be noticed but the effect
of his actions always visible."
Brian Dillon, UK editor of Cabinet magazine "The many gesture
manuals published in the nineteenth century are instructive texts
from the literature of moral, political and aesthetic anxiety that
has surrounded the sphere of human gesture for at least two centuries,
and propose a bizarre prehistory of our contemporary bodily regimes."
Cevdet Erek, artist, Istanbul "Improvisation on various
themes with the visitor, using words and conventional drawing aids."
Anselm Franke, curator, Manifesta 7, Extra City Antwerpen
"What goes without saying: Gesture as the language of the social
Irene Kopelman, artist, Amsterdam "Using as a point of departure
a take on the story of Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (Holland 1632 - 1723)
I will talk about the relationship of observation and representation
in history of sciences, making a link with my individual practice
as a contemporary artist."
Erden Kosova, writer and curator, Istanbul "Shortcomings
of heroic gestures."
Dieter Rolstraete, curator and writer, Brussels "Posture,
Demeanor, and Composure: A Lament for the Loss of the Stylish Masses!"
Pelin Tan, sociologist, writer, editor, Istanbul "Is locality
a political gesture of space?"
Bulent Tanju, Prof. in Architectural Theory, writer, Istanbul
"Architecture is gentrification and will remain so unless it gets
rid of the logic of representation."
Jennifer Teets, resident curator, Platform Garanti, former
curator, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City "Hooked on
demonics: vomiting machines and eavesdropping statues."
18.00 - 18.30 / Mariana Castillo, Brian Dillon, Cevdet Erek, Dieter
Roelstraete, Jennifer Teets,
18.30 - 19.00 / Mariana Castillo, Anselm Franke, Irene Kopelman,
Pelin Tan, Jennifer Teets
19.00- 19.30 / Brian Dillon, Erden Kosova, Pelin Tan, Bulent Tanju,
19.30 - 20.00 / Cevdet Erek, Anselm Franke, Irene Kopelman, Erden
Kosova, Bulent Tanju