Alex Martinis Roe shows her new film A story from Circolo
della Rosa,
and a sculpture in Archive Kabinett front window,
both of which continue her work on feminist genealogies.
The film is narrated by the artist’s voice and is addressed to a
close colleague in the form of a letter, telling a story about
two women. The film weaves together fragments from her
recent oral history research with members of
Libreria delle
donne
 and her experiences of their collective activities, as
well as her exploration of related spaces, archives and texts.
On the occasion of the show Alex Martinis Roe selected a
series of books from both her personal library and the Milan
Women’s Bookstore. The collection takes the form of an
open access reference library at Archive Kabinett inviting
users for individual or collective reading, serving as site for
sharing resources and ways of thinking. Excerpts from this
collection will also be made available on
aaaaarg.org.
The show was organized by Fiona Geuss and on display
until March 22, 2014 and it was made possible with support
by Graduiertenschule, Universität der Künste Berlin.

Alex Martinis Roe A Story from Circolo della rosa
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04.09.2014
Isabel Carvalho Relevos /
Reliefs
book launch with
Jumana Manna
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05.09.2014
The Choreography of
Labour #5 by Romana
Schmalisch
L e c t u r e   p e r f o r m a n c e
Inessential Fathers is an invitation to read together as a
means to trace feminisms’ genealogies through its
manifestos. An exhibition of works that articulate forms
of feminist space through various kinds of collaborations
will be shown alongside a partial collection of manifestos.
Related activities will focus on the themes of critique,
reproduction and temporality that are made legible
through the act of rereading these texts.

Including contributions from Carla Cruz, Kajsa Dahlberg,
Rosie Eveleigh, Emma Hedditch & Henriette Heise, Alex
Martinis Roe, Carole Roussopoulos & Delphine Seyrig.
In “The Choreography of Labour”, a project developed at
the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Romana Schmalisch
has examined different historical and contemporary
strategies of efficiency and education that are centred
around the body: on the one hand, the project critically
examined choreographer Rudolf Laban’s techniques to
improve workers’ body efficiency for production, and on
the other, it investigated the different programmes that
job centres in Paris use to make unemployed young
people or those with limited working capability fit for the
demands of the labour market. The main interest of “The
Choreography of Labour” was to show an abstract labour
force behind all these programs. 
For her presentation at Kabinett, Romana Schmalisch
revisited the Mobile Cinema, a project exploring the idea
of a travelling popular cinema, which serves as a
mediating device to talk about the relationship between
labour and art. The Mobile Cinema is a reconstruction of
a film prop from Alexander Medvedkin’s film “The New
Moscow” (1938), a model of a small cinema the
protagonist takes on his travels across the Soviet Union
to discuss his vision of society. With this prop,
Medvedkin cites in his film his own idea of the Cine
Train, a traveling film studio, which combines mobility
and the political idea that cinema can bring a change in
the lives of common people.

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Manifestos Show: Act I,
Inessential fathers
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Inessential fathers
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Archive Kabinett has been
hosting
The Public School
Berlin
since the beginning
of 2012. Initiated in Los
Angeles in 2007 by Telic
Arts Exchange, the project
exists in several places
world-wide and in Berlin
since the fall of 2010. A
school with no curriculum,
The Public School is a
framework that supports
autodidactic activities: it is
not accredited, it does not
give out degrees, and it has
no affiliation with the public
school system. So far nearly
50 classes, proposed by the
school’s community, have
been organized in Berlin.
The collaboration with
Archive started with the
reading group on Peter
Weiss’ “The Aesthetic of
Resistance”.




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Inventory:
An archive of
printed matter


Inventory is on view at
Archive Kabinett during
opening hours.
Inventory is
a representation of a
research journey in the form
of an archive of printed
matter collected in Eastern
and Southern Europe.
Changes taking place in
these regions and their
impact on cultural and
socio-political structures are
seen as a possibility to
question European cultural
establishments and their
‘patriarchal’ archives.

Manifestos Show:
Act I, Inessential
Fathers
R E C E N T   A T   A R C H I V E   K A B I N E T T
The Choreography of Labour #5
in the Mobile Cinema
Lecture performance by
Romana Schmalisch
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For The Record
Edited by Joshua Simon
M O N O G R A P H

The Soweto Project
Marjetica Potrč
Edited by Marco Scotini
P R O J E C T S

Re-publications
Edited by Virginie Bobin
and Mathilde Villeneuve
H O R S   S É R I E S

Deimantas Narkevičius
Da capo. Fifteen Film
Edited by Marco Scotini
M O N O G R A P H

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of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Three
Edited by Warren Neidich
V O X   S E R I E S



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For All We Know. Edited
by Rivet (Sarah Demeuse
and Manuela Moscoso)
P R O J E C T S

Biography
Elmgreen & Dragset
P R O J E C T S

Eric Baudelaire, Anabases
Edited by Anna Colin
M O N O G R A P H

The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Two
Edited by Warren Neidich
V O X   S E R I E S

Carla Filipe, da cauda
à cabeça. Edited by Nuno
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Persona and  Return to Inquiry launch
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On January 10th Archive Kabinett hosted the joint launch
of
Persona and Return to Inquiry. The event included a
reading by Karolin Meunier and an introduction with
Melissa Gordon.

Persona is published in collaboration with Archive Books
and it is the second magazine in a series in response to a
series of meetings of female artists entitled “A conversation
to know if there is a conversation to be had” held in
Amsterdam, New York, Berlin and London in 2010-11.

The first journal Labour, addressed the question of women’s
work, and used the lens of the feminist critique of unpaid
labour to look at the contemporary condition of the artist.

Persona as a jumping off point looks at the condition of
self-presentation for the contemporary artist, and in an
expansive manner encompasses discussions on refusal,
embarrassment, interiority and identification.

Still from Berwick Street Film Collective’s
Nightcleaners (1970-1975)
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The sixth evening in the series of “Formate des Wir” started
with the publication
Working Together: Notes on British
Film Collectives in the 1970s
(ed. Petra Bauer and Dan
Kidner, 2013) and a discussion with Dan Kidner. The
discussion focused on questions about the historical work
with collective, political practices from the perspective of
contemporary curatorial and artistic research methods. The
talk was accompanied by screenings of short examples from
the film collectives
London Women’s Film Group, Berwick
Street Film Collective
and Cinema Action.

The publication Working Together: Notes on British Film
Collectives in the 1970s
is structured in four sections:
introductions, a second part is essay-based and poses the
question of the publication or artistic origin of historical,
collective material, the third section contains conversations
with film makers and film theorists, including Ann Guedes,
Humphry Trevelyan, Steve Sprung and Paul Willemen; and
finally an archival section which collects texts from film
journals like
Screen and Afterimage, as well as information
pamphlets and statements from the various film collectives
from the era 1970-1982.

Over the course of various events and edited transcripts of the
related discussions, “Formate des WIR” has sought to tackle
the complex and difficult questions of historiography. It’s
precisely in using as an example a non-Berlin-specific project
that this evening will present the role of “Formate des WIR”
itself for discussion.
          Tuesday 16th—Sunday 21st
          September, 2014
         2-7 pm Daily

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 — 7 pm
          Discussion with artist
          Kajsa Dahlberg

Saturday, September 20th, 20144 pm           
         Reading group and
         closing event
Manifestos Show; Act I, Inessential Fathers has been organised
collaboratively with Laura Guy (
www.inheritanceprojects.org)
The journals, Notes sur les mouvements#1,#2,#3, edited by
Schmalisch, follow her development of the research process
and production in different stages.

Inventory has been shown
in different configurations in
several occasions. The most
recent display was part of a
show at
DEPO in Istanbul.
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