a'21 /amberNetwork/Festival

a’21 amberNetworkFestival
Art Technology Thought
March - May 2021

a’21 amberNetworkFestival will take place between the 10th of March and 16th of May 2021 at Oyoun in Berlin and in the network nodes amberPlatform (İstanbul), Darağaç (Izmir), New Media society (Tehran), DAH Project (Shiraz), KounAktif (Casablanca), BAAB (Khartoum), Shahraban (Baalbek), Bishkek Contemporary (Bishkek) and ADEF (Cairo, Berlin) currently. All the activities will be hybrid; in various locations and online at the same time.

a’21 is taking place in a very special time as a truly decentralized and international festival. We are developing the Collaborative (Network) Curation where the network members and invited artists are curating, creating, and performing collaboratively remotely along the two-month-long festival.

a’21 places the LAB in the core of the festival where the invited participants from all network nodes collectively research, create and produce as well as curate and perform. The LAB will be the first part of the amberNetworkFestival between 10th of March and 18th of April 2021. a’21 amberNetworkFestival will continue following the LAB with an exhibition at Oyoun where the output and the documentation of the LAB will be shared publicly, besides accompanying events, till 16th of May 2021.

Artistic Director(s) Ekmel Ertan Nina Martin (Oyoun represent)
Co-curators and LAB leaders Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud

Network Nodes & Curators
amberPlatform (İstanbul, Turkey), Ebru Yetişkin
New Media Society (Tehran, Iran), Amirali Ghasemi
Darağaç (İzmir, Turkey), Cenkhan Aksoy, Ali Cem Doğan
KounAktif (Casablanca, Morocco), Youssef El Idrissi
BAAB (Khartoum, Sudan), Rajaa Shamam
D.A.H. Project (Shiraz, Iran), Mohsen Hazrati, Milad Forouzandeh
Shahraban (Baalbek, Lebanon), Hamza Chamas
Bishkek Contemporary (Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic), Shaarbek Amankul

a’21 is conceived and executed by amberPlatform İstanbul produced by Oyoun Berlin Funded by the Berlin Senate’s Hauptstadtkulturfond