Conversas #3
Michelle Teran
Achim Lengerer
Michelle Teran claims a hybrid practice that links political and social involvement to contemporary art actions. She critically engages media, connectivity and perception in the city, utilizing the language of surveillance, cartography and social networks.
She will talk about her project 'Strategies for reclaiming, La Obra Social' , a campaign initiated by the PAH, a right-to-housing movement operating throughout Spain. The "Obra Social" targets the hundreds of thousands of empty apartment buildings constructed during the Spanish housing bubble and currently unoccupied, using then to relocate individuals and families who had been evicted from their homes.
Achim Lengerer works on political questions of speech and language that he thematizes in his performances, radio plays or spatializes within installations and publications. Lengerer founded different collaborative projects such as freitagsküche in Frankfurt a. M. and voiceoverhead, with artist colleague Dani Gal. Since 2009 Lengerer runs the Berlin-based showroom and publishing house Scriptings. Artists, writers, graphic designers, performers as well as publishers are invited – all of which are working with the formats of script and text within their processes of production. Lengerer is currently writing a Ph.D. on the ‘rehearsal’ as a socio-political as well as an artistic format at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.