Photo Credit: Camille Blake
Photo Credit: Camille Blake

Forecast Festival at Radialsystem / 15—16.3.2024

Forecast Mentorships will culminate in a two-day festival at Radialsystem on March 15–16, to conclude the 2023-24 edition of the program.

The Forecast Festival presents new projects by artists, performers, writers, and creative thinkers as they get their world premiere in Berlin at Radialsystem, following a monthslong collaboration with renowned mentors. In addition, the mentors will each introduce their own work and share the themes that inspire and move them.

Experience performances, screenings, installations, and readings by Rhythmic Excavation, Mentor Greg Fox (USA), Mentee Carlos Gutiérrez (Bolivia), Composer Carlos Gutiérrez will premiere the installation Infinite Warp and Weft, an audience-activated temporal network of several interdependent rhythmic levels. Mentor Greg Fox, a multi-instrumentalist, will join Gutiérrez on stage for a live set.

Sartorial Identities with Mentor Irakli Rusadze (Georgia) and Mentee Aidan Jayson Peters (South Africa).
Aidan Jayson Peters will unveil his debut collection of upcycled fashion, which highlights the ingenuity of working with the discarded products sent from Europe to Africa. Mentor Irakli Rusadze is the creative director and co-founder of the Tbilisi-based label SITUATIONIST, a regular on the Paris Fashion Week schedule. Rusadze will showcase key pieces from his most recent collection.

Troubled Humor and Tainted Beauty with Mentor Roee Rosen (Israel) and Mentees Gustavo Gomes (Brazil/Germany), Mari Kalabegashvili (Georgia). With Manhandle, Gustavo Gomes presents a documentary about sexual violence against men that reveals the complex thresholds between fantasy, guilt, shame, and dissociation.

Through the lens of her camera, Mari Kalabegashvili observes the urban environment of Tbilisi as an extreme playground in If You Catch My Drift. Their mentor Roee Rosen is an artist, filmmaker, and writer known for his multi-layered, provocative works that break the boundaries between documentary and fiction. He will present his work The Dust Channel, which was co-produced by documenta 14.

Mentor Yuya Tsukahara (Japan) and Mentee Victor Artiga Rodriguez (El Salvador)
In his performative project Thoughts on Fluid Assemblages, Victor Artiga Rodriguez examines, together with his collaborators, how human and non-human bodies are impacted by climate change and water pollution on a micropolitical level. Japanese performer, theater director, and choreographer Yuya Tsukahara will perform a unique piece which interprets the structure of Forecast 8.

Voluptuous Silence and Sociality in Poetry with Mentor Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa) Mentee Marcela Huerta (Canada).
Writer Marcela Huerta creates an empathetic and collaborative poetic portrait of her mother, Yolanda Huerta, a refugee of the 1973 Chilean coup. Over several months, they participated in somatic practices to find new ways of narrating the histories that have shaped their relationship. Meanwhile, award-winning poet and feminist scholar Gabeba Baderoon, who mentored Huerta, will read selected works.

Forecast Festival 2024

15—16.3.2024 | Doors 18:30 | Starts 19:30 CET
Radialsystem | Holzmarktstraße 33 in 10243 Berlin

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