Workshop, September 2021

Language of Fragility drawing session/Bijlmer Bajes Amsterdam 2017

About the ​Language​ ​of​ ​Fragility​, the concept of Gluklya is described by Sari Akminas (a syrian refugee, a journalist, who works at Lola Lik)​: 

Learning​ ​the​ ​Dutch​ ​language​ ​is​ ​a​ ​serious​ ​challenge​ ​for​ ​newcomers​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Netherlands.​ ​There are​ ​many​ ​methods​ ​and​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​a​ ​new​ ​language,​ ​other​ ​than​ ​traditional​ ​learning,​ ​which​ ​can give​ ​added​ ​value​ ​to​ ​the​ ​language​ ​learning​ ​process.​ ​One​ ​alternative​ ​method​ ​is​ ​by​ ​playing​ ​the Language​ ​of​ ​Fragility​ ​game. No​ ​matter​ ​what​ ​language​ ​is​ ​spoken,​ ​the​ ​number​ ​of​ ​words​ ​that​ ​have​ ​similar​ ​pronunciation​ ​in​ ​a native​ ​language​ ​and​ ​Dutch​ ​is​ ​surprising.​ ​Words​ ​sound​ ​the​ ​same,​ ​but​ ​have​ ​completely​ ​different meanings. 

This​ ​game​ ​can​ ​be​ ​an​ ​important​ ​tool​ ​for​ ​newcomers.​ ​It​ ​allows​ ​them​ ​to​ ​acquire​ ​new​ ​knowledge, motivates​ ​them​ ​to​ ​search​ ​and​ ​find​ ​similar​ ​words​ ​between​ ​different​ ​languages,​ ​opens​ ​a​ ​window for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​see​ ​the​ ​country’s​ ​culture,​ ​and​ ​finds​ ​opportunities​ ​to​ ​learn​ ​new​ ​skills. 

The​ ​combination​ ​of​ ​language​ ​+​ ​arts,​ ​gives​ ​newcomers​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​express​ ​feelings​ ​in​ ​a​ ​new country​ ​without​ ​restriction,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​produce​ ​something​ ​of​ ​beneficial​ ​artistic​ ​and​ ​cultural​ ​value. By​ ​engaging​ ​in​ ​a​ ​workshop​ ​of​ ​making​ ​Utopian​ ​Clothes,​ ​the​ ​Language​ ​of​ ​Fragility​ ​teaches performative​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​enable​ ​participants​ ​to​ ​express​ ​emotional​ ​feelings;​ ​be​ ​it​ ​frustration,​ ​fear ​by​ ​targeting​ ​these​ ​emotions​ ​and​ ​in​ ​turn,​ ​finding​ ​balance​ ​and​ ​self-confidence. 

Language​ ​of​ ​Fragility​ ​​​is​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​level.​ ​Participants​ ​learn​ ​words​ ​that​ ​have similar​ ​pronunciation,​ ​but​ ​disparate​ ​meanings​ ​in​ ​different​ ​languages.​ ​The​ ​game​ ​encourages players​ ​to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​of​ ​partnership​ ​and​ ​unity​ ​among​ ​themselves,​ ​motivating​ ​them to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​teamwork​ ​and​ ​to​ ​unleash​ ​imagination​ ​in​ ​creativity​ ​and​ ​self-discovery. 

Naar(fire)

Dutch people use the word (Naar) to refer to a place they are going to, but in Arabic, the word (Naar) means fire. 

The woman is going Naar the fire, to the house, where woman leave it to their husband house, because of the suppression and dianilation that the women are facing in the Arab world. A lot of women don’t know the life outside the house, only on TV.

From her father’s house to her husband’s house to the grave. This is the circle of a large number of the women in the Arab world, they are not allowed to know or to think outside this triangle, and for those who does, they shall be called in the ugliest titles, and yet to be considered as an outsider of the society.

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Boot\ Boot (military shoe)

Boot is the bone that the dog catches, and they keep it in their mouses, they like the taste of it.

(Boot) in Arabic means shose, and it is commonly refer to the military shoes, which are in Syria are being bitted at like the dogs bits the bone by the pro Assad people in Syria.

People using non intellectual ways to express their loyalty to the rulers, in Syria, the pro Assad took the military shoes as a symbol. They made statues in the public squares for it, live show on tv with the shoes on the table, pro Assad people, famous artists, sculpture, actors, they were all shown with this slogan (one of them was kissing it) on TV and in public events.

It is another way to worship the leader; since the war in Syria, a  lot of talk took place about the ownership of Syria to Assad, as the country is his farm. Now by changing from worshiping the leader, into worshiping the military (where the ruler is the higher commander of the army) nothing will change, and the people, voluntarily subject themselves to the slavery of the ruler again.

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Nmer (tiger)

Nmer in Arabic is tiger, but in Dutch, Nummer is a number.

Numbers are exactly how the government see the people when they are looking for support.

The soldiers who die to keep the ruler in chair are only numbers to the leadership.  

When they tell people how good the economy is, where actually it is very bad, fake numbers are being used.

So stop being a “dutch Nummer”, and became an “Arabic NAcht \ اخت

Acht (sister)

Two words similar in pronunciations, Acht in Arabic means sister, while in Dutch means eight, which is the average number of the sisters and brothers in the Arab region families.

“The kid come, and God send his money with it” This is the slogan adopted by the peoples of the Arab region, and they do not give up this slogan even in the most severe crises. You see a family of a government employee who doesn’t earn enough salary, or a worker who earns the minimum wage. They have six children and their poor wives are Pregnant! “Her belly reaches her chin” this is how Arab people describe pregnant women.

Ask the men why? And from where will you secure the budget? they responds with a smile to “The kid come, and God send his money with it” and wishe God to send more bless…

Sister behind brother, behind sister… Arab women are being used as a breathing machine, year after year, born after the other, especially in the poor tribal and rural areas, and then leaves the children in the streets, to learn begging, so we ended up with a whole generation in the streets.

The government is unable to control the issue, or issue a birth control law, a poor economic situation and men who do not use condoms, women can not object. Eggs hatch to the streets… Acht after Acht after Acht…

Boot\ Boot (military shoe)

Boot is the bone that the dog catches, and they keep it in their mouses, they like the taste of it.

(Boot) in Arabic means shose, and it is commonly refer to the military shoes, which are in Syria are being bitted at like the dogs bits the bone by the pro Assad people in Syria.

People using non intellectual ways to express their loyalty to the rulers, in Syria, the pro Assad took the military shoes as a symbol. They made statues in the public squares for it, live show on tv with the shoes on the table, pro Assad people, famous artists, sculpture, actors, they were all shown with this slogan (one of them was kissing it) on TV and in public events.

It is another way to worship the leader; since the war in Syria, a  lot of talks took place about the ownership of Syria to Assad, as the country is his farm. Now by changing from worshiping the leader, into worshiping the military (where the ruler is the higher commander of the army), nothing will change. The people voluntarily subject themselves to the slavery of the ruler again.

Final Celebrating

Dear people!

Today we are celebrating the finalisation of our first serial of lab sessions within the Gluklya project CLINIC OF MULTIPLICITIES with members from Matras Platform. We were writing on mattresses on the streets of Amsterdam working with the questions which were raised during our conversations. We are doing it at 3 pm in Vondel park because the same time it is a Protest Demonstration will start at Pieter Calandlaan 1-In solidarity with the victims of the event that was happened in AZC Echt on 21 April 2021.

Welcome to join us with the amazing present of doctor Marianne Koemanand doctor Yulia Ratman

Today our generalisation questions are :

How we can turn the disciplinary rules and distance into a positive flow, by embracing the synchronisation in TIME?

How we can embrace the TIME by synchronising it with the Distance?

Can we stay united by synchronisation of actions at the same TIME?

Welcome to choose the Care Walk by silent way or with talking.!

Dying to see you during the slot of time 3 -5 pm in Vondel park near Blau cafe at the bike place. Veel Kusjies,hartelijke .

Workshop with We Are Here in April, 2021

All questions Matress Platform

  • What is your name?
  • Are you afraid of emptiness?
  • Are you afraid of nothingness?
  • What can you do when you are confused?
  • How did she manage to survive here?
  • Is it still art when you are using Hashtags? 
  • Is it still communication when you are not?
  • Is it better to youre a hashtag/name or is it better if i don’t?
  • We all, what do we think about life?
  • Why are there still people sleeping on the steet?
  • Where begins the night? What is the night for human (beings)?
  • Do we always have a freedom of choice?
  • Do we agree to disagree?
  • Are we afraid of mistakes?
  • Do you know which way to go?
  • Shall we think better before promising?
  • What is colder -weather or distance ? (from Murad from prevous project)Actully it was a shame moment when he came and we did not react proper on his appearence and he dissapeared very soon )

Phrases

  • Finding the right words at the right moment is the action

The Monument of Modern Slavery, 2021

The Monument of Modern Slavery

I am contributing to the exhibition disturbance: witch, curated by Alba D’Urbano and Olga Vostretsova at the Center of Contemporary Art (ZAK) / the Citadel Spandau – see a short description attached. The opening reception is scheduled for the 10th of September and I would be happy to welcome you there.

For this exhibition, I am preparing a work entitled „Monument for Modern Slavery“, which is going be an installation that reflects upon phenomena of slavery, which I am developing in dialogue with the international cultural community and the Fashion Revolution movement. Having spent time in Indonesia and witnessed the horrific living conditions of garment workers there and listened to the stories of their exploitation, I had the impulse to create this installation, which displays clothes collected from the art community and hopefully from other communities, on a series of burnt wooden stakes.

I cordially invite you to contribute to this project with the clothes from your own garderobe – those that you might be bored of, or about to throw in the garbage – from one of the big exploitative brands such as H&M, C&A, Adidas, Reebok, Esprit, Marks & Spencer, Patagonia, TimberlandVANS, The North Face, Wrangler, Puma, ASOS, ConverseJordanNike, Primark, COS, Zara, Promod, GAP, TopShop, etc. These clothes will be modified according to my artistic method and placed on burnt wooden pillars reminiscent of medieval stakes for burning “witches”, expressing a common feeling of guilt in face of the oppressed workers You can send or bring the items of clothing directly to the below address, the Citadel in Spandau.

If you want your name or the name of your organization to be mentioned please let me know. You are welcome also to write a bit your thoughts about the subject along the sending the clothes.

Thank you so very much!  

Gluklya

 
 
 
 
Zitadelle
Am Juliusturm 64 
13599 Berlin

 

with mark: Clothes for Gluklya 

 

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The exhibition disturbance: witch

disturbance: witch
Exhibition curated by Alba D’Urbano and Olga Vostretsova
ZAK – Center of Contemporary Art
Spandau Citadel Berlin
Opening reception: Sept 10, 2020, 7 pm
Duration: Sept 11 – Dec 20, 2020

The feminist movement of the 1970s had already made the connection between witches and emancipated women, and the witch became a feminist archetype. Often quoted are the slogans by the Italian feminists, “Tremate, tremate, le streghe sono tornate!” (Tremble, tremble, the Witches have returned!) or “La gioia, la gioia, la si inventa, donna si nasce, le streghe si diventa!” (The joy, the joy, she will be discovered: was born as a woman, became a witch). Sylvia Federici, in her analysis of witch-hunting in connection with the transition from feudalism to capitalism, also describes the solidarity of feminists with witches: “Across ideological differences, the feminists have realized that a hierarchical ranking of human faculties and the identification of women with a degraded conception of corporeal reality has been instrumental, historically, to the consolidation of patriarchal power andthe male exploration of female labor.” (Silvia Federici, Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation).

The exhibition disturbance: witch, located at the ZAK (Center for Contemporary Art) of the Spandau Citadel in Berlin, puts into focus disturbing factors that shake deadlocked power relations that are inherent in the character of the witch. The witch, the “abnormal,” the “irrational,” the “magical” and the “inverse” resists rigid role models and structures.
Unfolded within the framework of this international contemporary art exhibition are the aspects of the witch’s character. disturbance: witch does not address the practices of the historical witch nor the practice of magic, rather it analyzes the accompanying attributions to women and queer persons that are used as instruments of exclusion and strategies of a new witch hunt.

Artist list: Jamika Ajalon (US/FR), Emilio Bianchic (AR), Anna und Bernhard Blume (DE), Johanna Braun (AT), Barbara Breitenfellner (AT/DE), Lysann Buschbeck (DE), Alba D’Urbano und Tina Bara (DE), Sarah Decrostoforo (AT), Veronika Eberhardt (AT), Margret Eicher (DE), Parastou Forouhar (IR/DE), Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya) (RU/NL), Valerio Fuguccio (IT/DE), Nilbar Güres (TR), Horst Haack (DE), Emily Hunt (AU/DE), Orsi Horváth (HU), Isabel Kerkermeier (DE), Sharon Kivland (GB), Franziska Meinert (DE), Lisl Ponger (AT), Lambert Mousseka (CD/DE), Johannes Paul Raether (DE), Suzanne Treister (GB).

Matras Platform

At the start of this year Khalid Jone ,one of leaders of We Are Here movement visited Gluklya studio. I was very happy to meet him as after Carnival of the Opressed Feeling from 2017 we have not sustain the diologue.I have explain him the idea of dealing with Matrasses outside ,as i saw a lot of them in the streets of Amsterdam. Since Pandemc started people are througing a lot of stuff out , more then ever and especially matrasses. What a perfect place to write messages , imagine ! 

 

Workshop with We Are Here in April 10 2021

Invitation to new way of sensitivity, 2021

Dear friend!

We, (Hybrid Studio of the Anonymous Doctors ( HSAD)) hope you are well and let us warmly welcome you to our ClinicN2 event!

Meeting ID: 752 7192 3977

Passcode: 4TZ5hE

Hybrid Lecture-Crystal /15 October 2020, 3 pm – 6 pm European time

We are happy to invite you to our oscillatingzoom on 15 October 2020 which is to continue the program of the project “Clinic” dedicated to the research and colonization of the subject of Health.

This time our invited doctor will be Boris Klushnikov, philosopher and art historian based in Moscow.

He will discuss the capacity of crystals as a model of thinking and a natural metaphor for a new way of sensitivity.

Each edge of the Crystal will represent a certain thesis based on the history of the Russian avant-garde, the identity of the crystals in contemporary science fiction, and the ecological ideas of Bruno Latour.

During the process of Lecture-Crystal, we will try to construct the chorovod(round dance in Russian) of the suspense body s, trying to build the choreography with a help of the hand-jewelry. (An art-object), which might help us to create a collective dance of the overcoming contradictions.

The concept of this event appeared from the intention to create the perfopera (performative opera ) Care of the Sun as a response to the legendary opera Victory over the Sun, created by the giants of Russian Vanguard in 2013.

Logistics :

The new Corona rules are requiring not more than 6 people in the room. We are proposing not to take it too much dogmatically, but please let us know if you want to join the session alive or by zoom as soon as you can.

Thank you very much /Hartleijke bedankt /( HSAD)

Here you can find our previous letter of ( HSAD)

Dear friend!

We wholeheartedly invite you to our Hybrid Studio of the Anonymous Doctors ( HSAD) meeting, which will be held on Monday, 17th of August. This will be the very first meeting of art personas, where we are going to discuss the project Clinic.

The idea of this project grows from our current situation with a pandemic, where the topic of health brings the most attention to the system.

The governments are concerned and thus prepare new special methods to control us, our minds, and our hearts. Their plan of controlling our blood flow and the condition of our organs births the response of any creatively-complete persona.

What we can do is to answer to those actions with an equally challenging game!

We are cordially inviting you to become doctors yourself, or to consciously choose the role of a patient and to self-diagnose.

We are sure that the world hasn’t learned about new illnesses yet. They have yet to be documented, and maybe we, the egalitarian group of self-proclaimed doctors and experimentation, are destined to find ways to overcome them.

I believe that many of you might share our belief that every artist is a doctor. In every art-related activity, there is some amount of art therapy. Although we cannot bring the idea of art in general only to the matter of healing, these times dictate what we focus on.

We invite you to participate in the first meeting of the Doctor’s congress, which will be held in a studio at Marnixstraat 150A, 17th of August, starting from 18:00.

Let’s heal each other until our complete Re-Invention of ours every fragilities!

Love ( HSAD)