Agora’s New Program
for Collaborative Artistic Practices
in Berlin, Germany.
Module I: 28th February until 28th May 2014
Module II: 11th July until 19th September 2014
Module III: 23 September until 18th December 2014
AFFECT is conceptualized by Agora Collective e.V.,
2014 Program is mediated by Eric Ellingsen (US),
John Holten (IR), Rodrigo Maltez-Novaes (BR), Sarah
Lewis (US), Diego Agulló (ES), Judith Lavagna (FR)
and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga (GR). The Program is
kindly supported by Goethe Institut Sao Paulo and
Instituto Cervantes Berlin.
is Agora’s program for collaborative artistic practices in Berlin.
AFFECT 2014 was conceived as a residency program with duration of 3 months. Eight selected participants of various disciplines
developed a collaborative project under the subject of “Social Art Practice – where does art intersect with the social?”
Signiﬁcant elements of this program were the encounters with professionals based in Berlin, with whom Agora has established
partnerships: spaces, artists, curators and a range of cross-disciplinary professionals. These encounters stimulate the participants in
their research and provide the necessary tools to let their efforts manifest themselves. Participants were assisted in producing pieces,
developing talks, collaborating with other initiatives and in meeting communities that they want to involve in their research.
The outcome of the research and conclusion of Affect consisted of a ﬁnal group exhibition presented and hosted by one
of Agora’s partner spaces, together with the launch of a publication of the entire project developed by
Broken Dimanche Press throughout the residency process.
The entire program was structured in 5 phases facilitated by professionals from different ﬁelds based in Berlin
and leaded by a moderator. The different phases of the project were:
Contextualizing / Nourishment / Conceptualizing / Materializing / Outcome.
AFFECT 2014 was facilitated by: Diego Agulló, Eric Ellingsen, John Holten, Judith Lavagna, Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga,
Sarah Lewis, Rodrigo Maltez-Novaes, Yves Mettler, Lorenzo Sandoval, and coordinated by Paz Ponce.
AFFECT 2014 was kindly supported by Goethe Institut São Paulo, Instituto Cervantes Berlin,
Kulturnetzwerk Neukölln e.V, L’Atelier Kunst Spiel Raum and Broken Dimanche Press.
Agora is a project space based in Neukölln that hosts people and
projects based on a philosophy that reﬂects the values of its
community: diversity, self-organisation and social ties. agora sees itself
as a prototype of a micro-community with the intention of deﬁning
new ways of interactions and working in today’ s context, developing
formats that work as means of researching and producing collectively
in the ﬁelds of food, Work, art and learn.
Housed in a restored altbau in the heart of Neukölln in Berlin, this
multidisciplinary project space is a cultural hub where educational,
artistic, and entrepreneurial values are cultivated and exchanged.
With bright large spaces, art studios, silent zones and a bustling cafe,
Agora provides a complex that can be transformed and curated for a
range of uses and purposes.
AFFECT at Agora
Mittelweg 50, 12053 Berlin
AFFECT MODULE #1 | 20.02.14 - 16.05.14
Moderated by: Eric Ellingsen. Module phases and facilitators: Contextualizing by Diego Agulló, Nourishment by Sarah Lewis, Conceptualizing by
Rodrigo Máltez-Novaes, Materializing and outcome curated by Judith Lavagna.
With participating artists in residence: Beth Dillon (AU), Michael O’Hanlon (AU), Raquel Nava (BR), Peter Biggart (US), Amie Lin (US/TW), Tomás
Espinosa (CO), Merlin Carter (NZ). With the collaboration of Agora’s assistant coordinator Vincent Theunissen (NL).
Final exhibition at Instituto Cervantes Berlin, 06.06.14. Publication by Broken Dimanche Press
AFFECT MODULE #2 | 11.07.14 - 19.09.14
Moderated by: Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. Module phases and facilitators: Contextualizing by Diego Agulló, Nourishment by Sarah Lewis,
Conceptualizing by Yves Mettler, Materializing by John Holten and Judith Lavagna, outcome curated by Judith Lavagna.
With participating artists in residence: Jol Thomson (CA), Rune Bosse (DK), José Corí (CO), Aviv Benn (IL), Alice Bucknell (US), Daniel
AlmgrenRecén (SE), Kathryn Gohmert (US).
Final exhibition at L’atelier Kunst Spiel Raum 13 - 20th September 2014. Publication by Broken Dimanche Press designed by F.U.K laboratories
AFFECT MODULE #3 | 23.09.14 - 18.12.14
Module phases and facilitators: “Activating affect” by Diego Agulló and Sarah Lewis, “Project Week” by Judith Lavagna, John Holten and Lorenzo
Sandoval, “content generation” by Diego Agulló, “Production” and “Outcome” curated by Judith Lavagna.
With participating artists in residence: Leon Eixenberger (DE), Luda Lima (BR), Jieun Kim (KR), Maia Nichols (US), Vinzenz Reinecke (DE), Victor
Remere (FR). With the collaboration of assistant artist Johanna Gilje (US).
Final exhibition at Agora, 13-14th December 2014.
AFFECT 2014 Program & Participants
MODULE #1 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION
Beth Dillon (AU),
Michael O’Hanlon (AU),
Raquel Nava (BR),
Peter Biggart (US),
Amie Lin (US/TW),
Tomás Espinosa (CO),
Merlin Carter (NZ).
Judith Lavagna (FR).
Paz Ponce (ES).
Instituto Cervantes Berlin
5 June 2014 19-22h
Publication edited by:
Broken Dimanche Press,
“Model Behaviours” presents an assembly of approaches to ideas of the social, the
site, and the audience. The artists-in-residence in Agora developed a series of
ambiguous situations that explore intersections between art and the social
proposed during the different phases of the residency.
Conceived as an experience-led event, “Model Behaviours” presents speculative
choreographies of both the space and the audience. The event is orchestrated by
actions, instructional signage and object installation that loosely-demarcate the
exhibition space of Instituto Cervantes into zones for audience interaction.
With the kind support of Goethe Institut Sao Paulo, Instituto Cervantes Berlin,
Broken Dimanche Press, Agora Collective e.V. and Barefoot Wine.
AFFECT module I
MODULE #2 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION
Jol Thomson (CA),
Rune Bosse (DK),
José Corí (CO),
Aviv Benn (IL),
Alice Bucknell (US),
Daniel AlmgrenRecén (SE),
Kathryn Gohmert (US).
Judith Lavagna (FR).
Publication edited by:
Broken Dimanche Press
Publication designed by:
13-19th September 2014
unbreaken is a project that imbricates
workshops sessions, performative
interventions, frameworks and a process-
oriented timeline in and out the doors of
the residency during the last 8 weeks.
unbreaken is an invented formula, a
constitutive organism made of
overlapping movements and gestures
related to unbroken (constant, endless,
uninterrupted) and break(alter, crack,
unbreaken is an embedded experience
based on persistence and disruption
practiced through a publication, an
exhibition project and a program* hosted
by the artists-in-residence. Together, they
invite the audience to orbit different
situations and events happening at
L’Atelier-KSR and into public spaces, in
order to exercise, perform and transmit
their production. Through multiple entry
point and mutabilities, the public is
confronted with an experimental
collaborative approach to a publication
that exceeds its material boundaries and
ﬁnds its selves taking over spaces,
relationships and even dreams. Passages
are channeled and activated through a
stream of collisions and implosions in
and around the space of the exhibition
between September 13th to 19th.
AFFECT module II
13.09 – Opening of unbreaken, publication
launch | L’atelier-ksr 7-10pm
14.09 – Movie projection hosted by artists
in residence | L’atelier-ksr 6-9pm
15.09 – ‘Take the book for a walk’ | various
locations. meeting point: L’Atelier-ksr 4pm
16.09 – Experiencing the publication into
public spaces | various locations. (RSVP*) +
17.09 – Re-enacting the publication within
the gallery space | L’atelier-ksr (RSVP*) +
18.09 – Processing/production day at the
gallery space | L’atelier-ksr +
19.09 – Finissage | L’atelier-ksr 6-8pm
33’ collective audio piece
Description: An audio piece collectively assembled by
artists of unbreaken during the exhibition process.
Audience members where asked to trade something (a
dream, good advice, recipe, movement, a memory…) in
return for an original unbreaken publication, numbered
and stamped by the artists from unbreaken limited
Edited by artists of AFFECT Module II, 2014.
Date: 19th of September 2014
MODULE #3 RESIDENCY PROCESS
Public participatory event:
Description: The Walked Magazine was founded in
Madrid by two editors, Miguel Nava and Rafael Lamata
alongside many collaborators. WM is no more and no less
than a duration of walking together, stopping in spots on
a planned route in order to experience the art pieces
included. Every stop is one page. The whole walk is the
Contributions by: Nina Schuiki, Leon Eixenberger, Victor
Remere, Martina Buhagiar, Maia Nichols, Sotiris
Karamanis, Luda Lima, Joanna Fatorelli, Merlin Carter,
Vinzenz Reinecke and Jieun Kim.
Edited by Jesús Acevedo and Lorenzo Sandoval.
After the (walked) magazine warm glühwine will be
served at Agora Collective space.
Date: Sunday 7th of December 2014
Time: 2pm until 4pm
Interview project by Johanna Gilje (US)
Assistant artist AFFECT Module III
“Weaving between material and action,
these conversations with residents reﬂect pathways
through creative process. Together the responses
form textures, ways of moving, ways of thinking and
feeling in relation to one another and to space.
The following attempts to document experience.”
Contributions by: Leon Eixenberger, Victor Remere, Maia
Nichols, Luda Lima, Vinzenz Reinecke and Jieun Kim.
Concept and edition by Johanna Gilje
Date: December 2014
MODULE #3 RESIDENCY PROCESS
MODULE #3 PROJECT DOCUMENTATION
Victor Remere (FR),
Maia Nichols (US),
Es Jieun Kim (KR),
Luda Lima (BR),
Vinzenz Reinecke (DE),
Leon Eixenberger (DE).
Judith Lavagna (FR).
13-14 December 2014
Broken Dimanche Press
according to me
according to her
a paradigmatic pain
on the we as condition.
a blue print for differences
- beauty of our failures
and half ﬁnished surprises.
please fasten the seat belt
the shaman presses the button.
like seeds in the desert
on the surface of my thumb,
playing on the roof
of the sandcastle you´ve made,
slightly shifting the weight in your legs,
waiting for the wind to reply.
bee the eagle.
change your orientation.
spit on my soul.
lick my heart.
you also want to lure other people with this.
AFFECT module III
Title: Interview series - dance rising, stone dropping
Description: Interview series with invited guests. Every full hour
starts the next interview. Each interview will be between 20 min.
and 45 min. The talks will maybe mostly focusing on the works of
the individuals in relationship to their personal lives.
Interviews by Vinzenz Reinecke
Interviewed: Lorenzo Sandoval, Peter Schiering, Norgard Kröger,
Carmen Chraim, Jurgen Ostarhild, Silvia Mazzini, Luda Lima, Mari
Matsutoya and Merlin Carter, Tim Whelan, Georg Kammerer, Jieun
Kim, Judith Lavagna, Alex Upatov, Leon Eixenberger.
Eric Ellingsen, Diego Agulló, Sarah M. Lewis, Rodrigo Máltez-Novaes, Judith Lavagna,
Beth Dillon, Michael O’Hanlon, Raquel Nava, Peter Biggart, Amie Lin, Tomás Espinosa,
Merlin Carter, Cristina Conde, Francesc Puértolas, Vincent Theunissen, Leen Horsford,
Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga. Yves Mettler, John Holten, Jol Thomson, Rune Bosse, José Corí,
Aviv Benn, Alice Bucknell, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Kathryn Gohmert, Stefania Angelini,
Beata Niedhart, Oliver Spieker, Tainá Guedes, Lorenzo Sandoval, Jesús Acevedo,
Leon Eixenberger, Luda Lima, Jieun Kim, Maia Nichols, Vinzenz Reinecke, Victor Remere,
Johanna Gilje, Paz Ponce, Caique Tizzi, Marcela Donato, Tainá Moreno, Denis Atschul,
Gaby Hundertmarkt, Joana Dias, Franz Brueck, Ivo Gretener.