PROGRAM 2024



OPEN DOOR - Tage der offenen Tür


Juni – September 2024
1 - 4 PM
13 – 16 Uhr

15. Juni
20. Juli
17. August
14. September


The Watch opens the former GDR watchtower to the public and shows the tower’s history. The long-standing artistic use of the former command station is documented in an archive in the tower. The tower and the archive can be visited during the open house. We invite all interested visitors to visit us this summer, talk to us and reflect on the history of the tower at Schlesischer Busch.

The Watch öffnet den ehemaligen DDR Wachturm der Öffentlichkeit und zeigt seine Geschichte. Die langjährige künstlerische Nutzung der ehemaligen Führungsstelle wird in einem Archiv im Turm dokumentiert. Während der offenen Tür kann der Turm sowie das Archiv besichtigt werden. Wir laden alle interessierten Besuche ein, uns diesen Sommer zu besuchen, ins Gespräch zu kommen und die Geschichte des Turms im Schlesischen Busch zu reflektieren.

Kommt vorbei!

Image by Franziska König-Paratore

Das Projekt “Open Door - Tage der offenen Tür” wird gefördert im Rahmen der Kiezkassen Alt-Treptow durch das Bezirksamt Treptow-Köpenick von Berlin.





Oneday AIR


One Day at The Watch: Juli - September

Mit der Einladung von Kunst- und Kulturproduzent:innen, einen Tag im ehemaligen DDR Wachturm im Schlesischen Busch zu verbringen, starten wir (THE WATCH) das neue Residenzformat für 2024. OnedayAIR belebt den Ort und die Geschichte des Turms in einer skizzenhaften Auseinandersetzung. In einer Gruppenausstellung im Herbst/Winter 2024 - im Projektraum des Flutgraben e.V. - werden die Dialoge zwischen den künstlerischen Positionen und dem Turm präsentiert. Bald haben wir mehr Informationen zu den teilnehmenden Kunst- und Kulturproduzent:innen.


By inviting art and cultural producers to spend a day in the former GDR watchtower at Schlesischer Busch, we (THE WATCH) are launching the new residency format for 2024. OnedayAIR activates the location and the history of the tower through a brief encounter with the building. In a group exhibition in autumn/winter 2024 - in the project room of Flutgraben e.V. - the dialogues between the artistic positions and the tower will be presented. We'll have more information about those taking part soon.




‘SOUSVEILLANCE’


Project Space Festival 2024
Screening and Talk
Sunday, June 30, 2024
3:00 - 9:00 PM

Screening Slots
15:00
16:15
17:30

Ayhan and Me (belit sağ, 2015, 14 min.)
Forensickness (Chloé Galibert-Laîné, 2020, 40 min.)
March 8, 2020: A Memoir (Fırat Yücel - Image Acts Collective), 2023, 15 min.)

Talk
19:00

Senem Aytaç in conversation with belit sağ, Chloé Galibert-Laîné and Image Acts Collective


The Watch invites film curator and critic Senem Aytaç to present three essay films and a discussion with the directors/artists and the audience, inspired by the physical and conceptual space of the former GDR watchtower at Schlesischer Busch.

This one-day event aims to gather people in the Watchtower to watch the films inside the tower while reflecting on the nature of 'watching'.

The theme of the program, "Sousveillance," means the opposite of "surveillance," which is more commonly used when considering the technologies and methods of control through watching. Sousveillance means “bringing the means of observation down to the human level, either physically or hierarchically".

Chloé Galibert-Laîné’s Forensickness along with ImageActs Collective’s March 8, 2020: A Memoir and belit sağ's Ayhan and Me will be shown in a loop inside the tower during the day starting at 15:00 on the 30th June, followed by the open discussion with the directors at 19:00. Curator Senem Aytaç will wander around questions such as: in today's world flooded with images, how do we process these images and look back at the systems that try to control us through their gaze?

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