31437502_1199696183522902_3200643524861100032_oThere is neither source nor end, for all things are in the Center of Time. As all the stars may be reflected in a round raindrop falling in the night: so too do all the stars reflect the raindrop. There is neither darkness nor death, for all things are, in the Light of Movement, and their end and their beginning are one.

_ Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness

The dominant model of time in contemporary Western societies is known as a linear, goal-oriented time: a ‘mechanical’ time that can be measured, owned, used, bought and sold by humans. Thinkers such as the geologist James Hutton, the author of the Deep Time theory, have described that the age of the Earth has been determined to be around 4.55 billion years. Humans have been around for an extremely short period on this geological timeline. In the third chapter Variations on Time, Karma Ltd. Extended presents the work of 3 female artists, Kapwani Kiwanga, Susanne Winterling and Emilija Škarnulytė, who deal with non-anthropocentric, organic tenses and question the traditional time patterns. By providing access to forms of knowledge and understandings that the dominant linear and anthropocentric time culture suppresses, they invite us to imagine different ways of interspecies co-existence and counter-narratives.

In the course of a Matinee dedicated to Various Temporalities, the performance ‘Cloud Chamber’ by Emilija Škarnulytė explored questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to the geological un-grounding processes, invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep time. Then Susanne M. Winterling joined the curator Pauline Doutreluingne for a talk about her recent work at view in ACUD gallery. Then at last, we screened Kapwani Kiwanga’s film ‘The Sun Ra Repatriation Project’. The documentary follows her attempt to return Sun Ra’s remains to their original home: Saturn.

Karma Ltd. Extended is a curatorial collaboration between Pauline Doutreluingne and Petra Poelzl that refers to the connections and effects of the digital transformation on the political, social, ecological and economic living conditions of the present. It puts the human imagination centerfold by focusing on artistic narratives about future possibilities of coexistence. In their research, the curators search for artistic trajectories and visions that broaden our senses for unexpected fantasies. They focus on the acting subject and design a wide variety of counter-perspectives and alternatives. Karma Ltd. Extended is political, poetic, performative, intersectional-feminist, experimental and much more.

Karma Ltd. Extended is funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

The third chapter of the curatorial collaboration Karma Ltd Extended at Acud Galerie

27.04.  – 27.05.2018


Intro - Clock Ticking Sound

Marlene Stark - live Dj excerpt @ Club Cosmic

Eric Serra - Le Grand Bleu (1988)

Emilija Škarnulytė - Cloud Chamber Sound

MobileGirl - Forever ( Dirty K Remix )

Susanne Winterling - Dinoflagellates Sound

Marlene Stark - Dyssembler Radio #104 Berlin Community Radio

GIL - Many

Kapwani Kiwanga - The Sun Ra Repatriation Project (excerpt)

Sun Ra - Doors Of The Cosmos (1979)

Kapwani Kiwanga - The Sun Ra Repatriation Project (excerpt 2)

MobileGirl - DISCWOMAN 26

Kapwani Kiwanga - The Sun Ra Repatriation Project (excerpt 3)

LA Timpa - Blue Animal