Alex Martinis Roe shows a sculpture in Archive Kabinett
front window and her film
A story from Circolo della Rosa,
both of which continue her work on feminist genealogies.
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.
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A Story from Circolo della Rosa
Alex Martinis Roe
Manifestos Show.
Act I: Inessential Fathers
F R O M   T H E   A R C H I V E
Alex Martinis Roe’s front window at Archive Kabinett
Installation view at Archive Kabinett
Performance at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris
O C T O B E R   2 0 1 5
Kabinett News
October 10, 7 pm

Second instance of RULE C:
Look For Us In The Inkwells
We Will Always Be There

Exhibition with: A.P.E. Art Projects
Era, Papier und Gelb, Rhein Verlag,
Studio for Propositional Cinema
O P E N I N G   H O U R S

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Inessential Fathers was invitation to read together as a
means to trace feminisms’ genealogies through its
manifestos. The exhibition at Archive included contributions
from Carla Cruz, Kajsa Dahlberg, Rosie Eveleigh, Emma
Hedditch & Henriette Heise, Alex Martinis Roe, Carole
Roussopoulos & Delphine Seyrig.
The Choreography of Labour #5 in the Mobile Cinema
Lecture performance by Romana Schmalisch
In The Choreography of Labour, Romana Schmalisch has
examined different historical and contemporary strategies of
efficiency and education that are centred around the body.
For her presentation at Archive Kabinett, Schmalisch revisits
the Mobile Cinema which serves as a mediating device to talk
about the relationship between labour and art.
Archive Kabinett’s front window. Photo by Leonardo Calvi
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November 7, 7 pm

Book launch and film screening
in connection with the release of
the third volume of the series VOX.
The Psychopathologies of Cognitive
Capitalism. Part Three.
Edited by
Warren Neidich.
November 20, 7 pm

Presentation of RabRab, a journal
dealing with political and formal
inquiries in art, published bi-annually
in Helsinki by Sezgin Boynik and
Gregoire Rousseau.
November 24, 7 pm

Launch of Between States. Edited by
Simon Faulkner and David Reeb.
Videos by David Reeb and works by
collective ActiveStills. In the frame of
‘Regarding Spectatorship’ curated by
Marianna Liosi and Boaz Levin.

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S T U D E N T S   C A R D S
Display and its social dimensions are leitmotifs in the art
practice of Martin Beck. His show ‘Last Night’ at Kunsthaus
Glarus reflected on the relations between exhibiting and
community by bringing together two bodies of works: one
drawing on modern exhibition history, the other building on
the history of countercultural communes in the ‘60s and ’70s.
Martin Beck. Summer Winter East West
Presentation and Book launch
Visionary Archive Festival at Arsenal Cinema,
Archive Kabinett and Scriptings
‘Visionary Archive’ is a combination of locally motivated
research projects based on individual initiatives that examine
highly disparate, largely unexplored collections of films in
Berlin, Bissau, Johannesburg, Cairo and Khartoum. The bulk
of the material stems from the second half of the 20th century
and carries the marks of contemporary history.
trail: Book launch with Natascha Sadr Haghighian,
Ashkan Sepahvand and Pola Sieverding
An introductory conversation about listening to rubble,
followed by a visual introduction into the main pathways
through the book. The talk was accompanied by a display of
visual material, sketches, notes and photographs from the
process of how
trail took shape. As part of dOCUMENTA (13)
Sadr Haghighian laid out a trail at the Auehang in Kassel.
Lieux de Mémoire and Desire presents five cinematic works
of Maya Schweizer and examines how the artist approaches
the relation of montage editing techniques with the concept
of film
and memorial, and film as memorial –  a relation
which traces back to both the very beginnings of montage and
incorporates the research of French historian Pierre Nora.
Maya Schweizer
Lieux de Mémoire and Desire
Unfinished State
Caitlin Berrigan
Unfinished State starts from a novel with holes bored through
its plot. Narratives of city-branding and surges of global
capital have caused waves of real estate development in
Berlin and Beirut, two cities that were spatially divided by
conflict and have been under reconstruction for decades.
Berrigan’s artist’s book strays from these narratives into a
shadow landscape of unfinished and vacant structures.
Deimantas Narkevičius
Da Capo: Fifteen Films
Da Capo constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the
filmic production of Deimantas Narkevičius. The book
features essays by 16 authors on 15 films made by Narkevičius
from 1997 through to today and the integral version of the
films’ dialogue list which account for an articulation specific
to Narkevičius’ film montage.
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Cinenova is a femnist film distributor based in London since
1991 with its origins in two feminist film organisations active
since the late 1970s, Circles and Cinema of Women. Through
the process of a five-part ‘chainletter’, Archive and, AI are
invited to get to know the collection better, and vice versa.
Introductions from the Cinenova Working Group (Karolin
Meunier, Irene Revell and Sandra Schäfer, in this instance
rule c
Cinenova Chain Letter
Performing Change
Mathilde ter Heijne
On the occasion of the launch of the book, Archive Kabinett
hosted a conversation between Mathilde ter Heijne, Amy
Patton, Michael Birchall, Janne Schäfer, Santiago da Silva,
Vanessa Gravenor, and Sophia Trollman.
Performing Change
Mathilde ter Heijne is published by Sternberg Press

Judith Raum
eser is a comprehensive publication on Judith Raum’s works,
installations and lecture performance texts from 2011 to 2014.
It is also a theoretical reader and material collection on the
semi-colonial advance of German entrepreneurs and bankers
into the Ottoman Empire before World War I in connection
with the construction of the Anatolian Railway.
R E C E N T   E V E N T S
Second instance of RULE C
a project by Atelier Impopulaire


A.P.E. Art Projects Era
Feminist Land Art Retreat
Rhein Verlag
Studio for Propositional Cinema

October 10-24, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7 pm

RULE C is a project developed by
Atelier Impopulaire for Archive.
As a site-specific programme of
talks, screenings, exhibitions and
performances, it takes place as a
spontaneous open community
formed by friends, artists,
thinkers, curators, cultural
producers. Born out of the need
to critically reflect on the present
and the future of collaborative
artistic practices, the programme
wants to be a lively organism, a
‘work-in-process’ which presents
the results of concrete
collaborative acts in different site
specific events combined with a
series of booklets.

independent of time the story began to unfold. the private and
public mythologies developed and gained credibility as a response
to their catalyst character. the seemingly metaphysical
consumption could no longer be judged by formal or materialistic
reasons. not the producer but the recipient was the basis for
mystifying subsequent aesthetic work. by obscuring historical
facticity he was able to understand the contemporary sciences, by
ignoring the bourgeois audience that inserted itself the programs
and showed no intention of questioning them. in his division he
would create a micro utopia, a therapeutic ideal with an attempt
to participate. »a modelled, virtual better.« a social contract
between the inter-subjective and the transformable potential,
everything the moment of utopian possibility had to offer. the
non-existent would be in his very hands, the unnoticeable
obvious, utopia itself!

as he looked out, divorced from the real interests of individual
and community, looked at their illusory lives, he immediately
forced himself to his passionately multiplied productive forces.
the one exclusive sphere of activity, the first of all realities as a
mutual independence of all individuals and their intercourse
with one another. because as long as man remains, mans own
need will be an alien power which enslaves him. for there was so
little that could change mans imagination. but finally the vehicles
meant to change to a new course were ready, and they would
offer room to everyone.

pages of devotion, mentally challenging, but unimaginably bright.
the fleeting world literally uncovered itself in front of his tired
eyes. nowhere ever so close to the importance of the idea. the
relevance of the moments captured onto the blank pages. the
fleeting visions of the powerful mind, which can never fully reveal
itself. hundreds and thousands of absorbed worlds laid out before
him like a field that in itself was timeless and time itself, a field
that was nowhere and anywhere. an entire universe before the
forces of natural fading could grasp the humbling soul into
nothingness. the tension inside the small room was rising, he had
it all here, could be who ever he pleased to be, read other peoples
minds, understand their very notion of being, could give sense to
their existence, lead them and be led. in this moment he felt the
desire to live among all utopian aspirations and to prove that their
endlessly diverting alternatives would outlive all form!