What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*

In the face of hysterical times Stadtkuratorin Hamburg is asking What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* with a performance festival and symposium.

The lead question of the festival goes back to an expression of the US human rights activist, philosopher, and feminist Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), who campaigned for social change, for the workers movement, and for the rights of the Afr0-American population. She connects the awareness of the historical placing of current developments with the activist moment toward changing the current conditions: What Time Is It on the Clock of the World?* This expression points at the simultaneity of social transformations worldwide and artistic-social movements not conceived from a Western hegemonic center.

From May 4 to 7 2016, in discussion will be questions about sexism and racism in relation to the (in)visibility of current migration, stereotyped gender roles and material reproduction conditions. International artists and theoreticians will connect with the situation in Hamburg: how can public space be re-thought feminist-politically, as well as its linkages revealed in global digitalized power structures? How can present developments like neo-fascism in Europe or elsewhere be overcome in art, culture, and academia – and equally on the streets and in society? Together they will draft a glossary on urban space from a queer-feminist perspective, and new manifestos of urban LGTBQIA-Citizenship of Color in the 21st century will be presented in performances.

What Time Is It on the Clock of the World* brings together international artists, performers, and musicians with new artistic works for Hamburg as well as international theoreticians and activists. The festival is conceived by Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg) in collaboration with Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (journalist, editor, Berlin)


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9 pm
Kampnagel, concert [translation French > English]
Casey (Rap de filles d’immigrés, Le Blanc-Mesnil/Paris)

Thursday, May 5, 2016
12–6 pm
Public Space of Hamburg, artistic performances and actions [German, English, Spanish]
María José Arjona (artist, Bogotá), Hannah Black (artist, Berlin), Regina José Galindo (artist, Guatemala-City), Mujeres Creando (activists and artists, La Paz), Alice Peragine (artist, Hamburg), Tracey Rose (artist, Durban)

7 pm
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), lay reading and conversation [German]
Marlene Streeruwitz (author, Vienna)

Friday, May 6, 2016
12–6 pm
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), symposium [translation German < > English] with a scenography by Anna Mieves (artist, Hamburg)
Mujeres Creando (activist group, La Paz), Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Prof. Sociology, University of Coímbra), Sophie Goltz (Artistic Director Stadtkuratorin Hamburg), Che Gossett (author, activist #blacklivesmatter, New York), Oliver Marchart (Prof. Political Philosophy, University Vienna), Michelle Teran (artist, Madrid), Marina Vishmidt (Lecturer Art Theory, Dutch Art Institute, Amsterdam), WoMANtís RANDom (filmmaker, performer, Berlin)

8 pm
Kampnagel, performative conversation [German]
Johannes Paul Raether (aka Transformellae [research avatara], Berlin), Kerstin Stakemeier (Prof. Art Theory and Mediation, AdBK Nuremberg)

9 pm
Kampnagel, concert and festival party
Tami T (Queer-Electro-Pop, Berlin), Zhala (Futuristic-Cosmic-Pop, Stockholm), DJ kos_mic q’andi (Hip-Hop-Oriental, Berlin)

Saturday, May 7, 2016
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), symposium [translation German < > English] followed by Afterglow (bar + music)
Travis Alabanza (performer, London), Che Gossett (author, activist #blacklivesmatter, New York), Nikita Dhawan (Prof. Political Theory/Gender Studies, University of Innsbruck), Tyler Ford (media activist, New York), Krishna Istha (performer, London), Nina Möntmann (Prof. Art Theory, The Royal Institue of Art Stockholm/Hamburg), Nikos Papastergiadis (Prof. Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne), Silent University Hamburg (refugee students, Hamburg), Ovidiu Tichindeleanu (philosopher, Chişinău/Cluj), Hengameh Yaghoobifarah (journalist, Berlin)


Additional program
Sunday, May 8, 2016
University of Arts Hamburg (HFBK), workshop
Nikos Papastergiadis (Prof. Culture and Communication) and Michelle Teran (artist, Madrid)
[By registration only until May 3 at kontakt@stadtkuratorin-hamburg.de]

What Time Is It on the Clock of the World*

International Festival on Feminism and Public Space.
Performances, Lectures, Workshops, Concerts.
May 4—7, 2016

Detailed Program

Free entrance to all events except concerts (Wednesday: 8 Euro/ Friday: 10 Euro/ combined ticket: 15 Euro).

Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg (HFBK)
Lerchenfeld 2
22081 Hamburg

By public transport
U1 Wartenau, U3 Mundsburg
Bus 37 Mundsburg

Jarrestraße 20 22303 Hamburg

By public transport
U3 Borgweg + 10 min walk
U3 Barmbek + bus 172/173 Jarrestraße (Kampnagel)
U3 Mundsburg + bus 172/173 Jarrestraße (Kampnagel)