Blackmarket - March 2007
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Saturday, 10th of March 2007
19:00 - 23:30 hrs
Venue: HAU 2 Berlin

Within the framework of beyond belonging - AUTOPUT from Istanbul to Berlin, curated by Shermin Langhoff


Concept and Space:
Hannah Hurtzig
Co-Curator:
Vojin Saša Vukadinović
Project Management: Anja Lindner
Project Assistance: Mareike Holtz
Interviews: Sladja Blazan
Technical Director: Ingo Ruggenthaler
Intern Stage: Lena Weiß
Hosts and Hostesses:
Melanie Aufenvenne, Özlem Ayaydinli, Hanka Boldemann, Geoffrey Garrison, Anna Maria Gaul, Mijke Harmsen, Cagla Ilk, Nele Jahnke, Juliane Männel, Daniela Schöler, Siegmar Zacharias
Training Hosts and Hostesses:
Henriette Huppmann

Translation: Sven Heußner
Printdesign: Katrin Schoof



The Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge is a project of Mobile Academy at HAU (Hebbel Theatre), Berlin. Funded by the "Hauptstadtkulturfonds"

Mobile Academy
c/o Hebbel am Ufer
Stresemannstr. 29
10963 Berlin




>>Encyclopedia and 100 Experts

Aids
Alaska
Animals
Antiziganism
Artists
Berlin
Border
Camp
Car
Consultation
Contemporary Witness
Education
Figures & Players
Food
Ghetto
History
Illegality
Immobility
Inner Migration
Labour Migration
Law
Mental Tool
Muhtar
Nomadism
Philosophy
Pleasure
Politics
Precarious
Racism
Self-Image and How Others See Us
Self-Organizing Networks
Suitcase
Television
Temporary Constructions
Tourism
Traffic
Travelling/Memory
War

BLACKMARKET FOR USEFUL KNOWLEDGE AND NON-KNOWLEDGE

"Routes and Sites of Mobility Pioneers and Functionaries"
An Installation with 100 Experts by Hannah Hurtzig


Blackmarket, March 2007, Photos: Fabian Larsson

Entrance Free

Listen to Blackradio! 6 Channels! or

Book an Expert for 3 € and Half an Hour! Check-In opens at 19:00 hrs

afterwards Party DANCE THE MOBILITY! with DJ İmran Ayata


100 experts put together a collection of lexicalized entries for a an encyclopedia that fragments, mirrors, and hallucinates the theme of mobility. Stories, theories, documentations, and myths are included in this collection; mobility is presented in its current interpretational contexts, rendering recognizable various migration and immigration systems, the new nomadism, and hybrid metropolitan ways of life.

The Blackmarket thereby narrates the themes and conditions of the protagonists of hybrid identities who regularly cross national borders, traversing and leaving behind them territories, jobs, and lifestyles, bravely eluding the state’s will to order and locate them, or precisely fulfilling the demands of the internationalization of global labor markets as siteless, transitory existences. Stories are also told of the checkpoints and the resistance accompanying the culture of mobility when one is the wrong person in the wrong place.


Blackmarket, March 2007, Photo: Fabian Larsson

A broad spectrum of patterns, figures, types, and phenomena of mobility finds entry in the narrated encyclopedia of this night:
The early forms of labor migration in the 1960s. The frequently traveling business citizens of the world with laptop, cell phone, and polyglot flexibility – the nomadic autistic mobility elite.

The current transmigration characterized by a free-floating state of living and working in several places at the same time. The temporary commuting traffic as a form of motion intended to ensure that a feeling of home is maintained. Population shifts and fleeing due to emergencies. The criminalization of migration. And of course the type of the artist as entrepreneurial individual who, in self-determined self-exploitation, appropriates commissions, formats, and contexts and reformats them in ever-new, inventive forms of organization of work, lifestyle, and social responsibility.


Check In, Photo: Fabian Larsson

The Blackmarket is held in the framework of the festival BEYOND BELONGING - AUTOPUT AVRUPA. It collects its stories and theories along the Autoput, the old transit route through the former Yugoslavia, the most important transportation route from Central to Southeastern Europe, the mythical guest worker route for the first generation of migrant workers in Germany. But it also takes a few detours and deviations from the route to create a truly hallucinatory set of concepts of mobility.


Dr. Joseph Weizenbaum, Photo: Fabian Larsson