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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
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17.09.2014
Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential fathers
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Manifestos Show: Act I, Inessential fathers
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Prima che sia Notte
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
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Ruti Sela
For The Record
Edited by Joshua Simon
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The Soweto Project
Marjetica Potrč
Edited by Marco Scotini
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Re-publications
Edited by Virginie Bobin and Mathilde Villeneuve
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Deimantas Narkevičius
Da capo. Fifteen Film
Edited by Marco Scotini
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The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Three
Edited by Warren Neidich
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Art-iculate
New serie on emerging African artists
CCA Lagos and Uzorka projects in collaboration with Archive Books



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For All We Know. Edited by Rivet (Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso)
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Biography
Elmgreen & Dragset
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Eric Baudelaire, Anabases
Edited by Anna Colin
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The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism
Part Two
Edited by Warren Neidich
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Carla Filipe, da cauda
à cabeça. Edited by Nuno Ferreira de Carvalho
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The Public School
Berlin

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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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 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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Alex Martinis Roe, A story from Circolo della rosa, video still, 2014
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Still from Berwick Street Film Collective’s
Nightcleaners (1970-1975)
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Alex Martinis Roe’s front window at Archive Kabinett
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Alex Martinis Roe A Story from Circolo della rosa
Persona and  Return to Inquiry launch
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.
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
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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.

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.

Archive is a platform for cultural research and debate. It brings
together activists and cultural practitioners in an adaptable and
non-hierarchal structure with the aim to foster a unique space
for discussion and exchange. Archive is engaged in a wide range
of activities including publishing and exhibition making. Archive
Books produces readers, monographs and artists’ books as well
as journals focusing on contemporary cultural production and reception. Located in Berlin, Archive Kabinett is both a library/
bookshop showcasing a selected range of printed matters, and
simultaneously a space for lectures, screenings and exhibitions.
Archive Journal is a biannual cross-disciplinary journal. As its name suggests, Archive Journal is primarily concerned with the
notion of documentation but also with contemporary uses of
translation and recirculation. Archive Appendix is the design
department that brings a conceptual approach to the relation
between text and image.
Archive kabinett is interested in buying books

We purchase used books, rare and out-of-print books, bulletins, journals, ephemeras and posters. We are mainly interested in theory, art, cultural expression, and subjects concerning political theory, feminism, students’ movements, workers’ coalitions, organization of work, anarchism, civil disobedience, theatre, film theory and criticism. We are also interested in old magazines, photographs (albums, collections), prints, maps, etc. We buy publications in any language, lots, libraries and inventories. For more details contact us: info@archivekabinett.org



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