The Silent Deep

The increase in speed with which we explore the limited resources that fuel both economy and lifestyle, shows not only the dimension of our dependency but also reveals one consistency – a new global race for the remaining resources. Developing nations and regions, until recently 'zones of silence' in our collective memory, will now become the stage for our dependency. What will the cultural impact of climate change look like in  developing nations? How could a critical artistic practice broach this issue? And how could it create new contexts and possibilities for a sustainable development?

The Silent Deep is supported by the GTZ - Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit

12:00 - Silent Deep Part 1 - South-East Asia
Hosted by: Venzha Christ (Circle of Satan / HONF) and MAUJ (Atteqa Malik and Nameera Ahmed)
Circle of Satan is a platform for exchanges, meetings, sharing, discussions and common thinking. It expresses the struggle and disadvantage of a developing country. Whenever opportunity arises, another obstacle defeats progress, in either the form of natural disaster or human corruption. Indonesia still remains one of the poorest nations, with a substantial lack of technology for the public. Is there still a dream possible in the face of chaotic infrastructure, corruption, deforestation, illegal loging, the Pacific ring of fire, sweatshops and globalisation.

Mauj is a group of media artists working in Karachi as a collective. Their initiatives use open technology, art and culture to empower society and people. The projects engage regional and international participants and audiences. MAUJ explores the phenomena of new media arts and the impact of technology within the context of the city. The audience is invited to discuss with them some new projects!

15:00 - Silent Deep Part 2 - Africa
Hosted by: SLUM TV: Biki Kangwana, Alexander Nikolic
SLUM-TV is a youth-run media cooperative in the Kenyan slum of Mathare. SLUM-TV members document the lives of the people in Mathare and facilitate a process of self assertion/definition through regular community screenings. Tackling the negative stereotypes developed in the mainstream media, SLUM-TV has fast become a hotbed for empowerment.

Biki Kangwana (SLUM TV) in Berlin, online with Alexander Nikolic (Nairobi)

Project Discussion: Esther Polak, nomadic MILK
Esther Polak discusses her project NomadicMILK, which compares the distribution and sales strategies of two very different milk product merchands in Nigeria.

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