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Satellite Salon // Tremors

September 22, 2016


an evening of art-science conversations

with presentations by:
Cordula Daus   Gerko Egert   Amy Liptrot

Berlin Mitte
22 September 2016

Our presenters:

Cordula Daus is a cultural scientist, author and founder of the The New Society for
Applied Toponymy (NST), which examines the relation between places and their names, language and matter. She publishes a journal series under the title of Toponymisches Heft. The third volume Seismolologies features a cross-genre study of tremors (Erschütterungskunde) and will published this autumn with Fantôme Verlag.

Gerko Egert is a researcher in the Cluster of Excellence project Languages of Emotion at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also a postdoctoral fellow at the Studies in Performing Arts & Media, Ghent University. His research deals with contemporary dance, human and non-human choreographies, politics of movement, weather and touch.

Amy Liptrot is an author from the island of Orkney in Scotland. She is widely published in magazines, journals and blogs and her first book, The Outrun (2016) has been met with great acclaim. Nominated for many awards (and winner of the Wainwright Prize), The Outrun charts her recovery from a chaotic London life on the edge amidst the winds and wildness of Orkney.

Our guests:

Ally Bisshop, whose first degree was in Microbiology, is a PhD student at the National Institute for Experimental Arts (UNSW Sydney), undertaking practice-based research related to the philosophy of Henri Bergson and his thesis that reality (and matter) is pure vibration. From 2010-2011 she was a participant at Olafur Eliasson’s Institut für Räumexperimente.

Raffaele Gallo is a freelance documentary photographer and PhD candidate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Freie Universität Berlin. He is writing his doctoral thesis on “Images of Disasters. Photography and the Representation of Natural Disasters”.

Dr. Julia Köhne is a cultural historian at the Humboldt University Institute for Cultural Studies in Berlin. Among other related topics, she is a Scientific Associate on the German Research council (DFG) project “Trauma Translations. Production and Imagination in Film and Theory”. Her work includes the context of World War I “war hysterics” and the iconography of their shiver movements.

Thomas Meadowcroft is an internationally recognised composer, arranger and musician whose work often deals with questions of ecology. His recent radiophonic piece Moving Homes made in collaboration with Deutschland Radio Kultur is a music ethnography set on an imaginary stretch of Australian coastline that is prone to tropical cyclones.

Fritz Schlüter is a cultural anthropologist. He has a background in theatre and film sound design and is now a lecturer in Sound Studies, Ethnography and Cultural Studies in the Arts and Media Department at the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (Design Department) where he teaches sonic fieldwork and sound composition.

Prof Dr Thomas Schnalke is a medical historian and the Director of the Berlin Medical Museum at the Charité. He has published widely and organised numerous exhibitions on the history of medicine as well as curating art exhibitions in medical contexts. The museum’s next medical exhibition, Hieb § Stich, delves into the work of forensic investigators and opens 14 October 2016.

SATELLITE SALON // TREMORS is brought to you by writer-curator Dr. Sara Barnes and artist Lucy Powell. The salon hosts artists, scientists, writers and curators in various venues in Berlin and the UK. We aim to establish stimulating dialogue around changing themes, leading to a productive network of interested individuals with an eye to facilitating art/science collaboration.

Image: “Beginning of the earthquake of August 16 1906”, Valparaíso/Chile. Due to the strong vibrations the recording needle snapped. From: Cordula Daus, Toponymisches Heft No. 3, p. 4. Courtesy: Servicio Sismológico de Chile, Departamento de Geofísica, Universidad de Chile


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