Last week we had the pleasure to host the KaosPilots -one of the most inspiring educations in the world- who landed directly from Switzerland to Node HQ and shared with us four lovely days.
“We have a dream… of a global school where creative leaders, responsible entrepreneurs and change makers meet and learn, practice and play, have fun and work together in teams whilst networking.”
Curious to know more? http://www.kaospilots.ch
Today we had our non-contemporary-art museum day, in which resident curators were assigned to analyze documentation methods and exhibition displays used in Non-art museums.
Once again we invited a professional fundraiser -Luminita Ratiu- to share her experience in the 2 day workshop of fundraising and grant writing strategies. If you want to know more about this workshop, we recommend to check the online version of the course in this link.
Time to work against the clock with Node’s traditional “Surprise Challenge”.
We sent the resident curators to challenging locations with the goal of developing an hypothetical project for those specific spaces. This time the surprise locations were: Markthalle, Raw Tempel and Prinzessinengarten. The three groups had 24 hours to develop and present a project for those locations.
Working on their projects and presentations
Team 1: Markthalle Berlin
Team 2: Raw Tempel
Team 3: Prinzessinengarten
Time to start the residency after our successful welcome party. We started the first working day at Node by reading “The Ode to Node”: a letter left by our dear Summer Nodies giving some useful advices to the new group of curators.
Afterwards the group had the task to discuss the qualities and characteristics of the perfect curator, embodied in a nice menu composed of Wasabi cheese, Thai Curry, bread and imperfect apples.
Finally the sad day came: Last day for enjoying the company of our lovely summer residents. We started the day with a toast with Berocca (a tradition imported from Ireland), then we got ready for the final review of mistakes and improvements for the program. Lunch time: we went to have some nice japanese food in Berlin Mitte, followed by wonder waffles, collective hugs and closing the night with Karaoke session, highlighted by “Under pressure” energetic performace. We’ll miss you all dear summer Nodies!
All summer nodies ready to carry, drive, clean, build walls, install and get ready for the show!
Before the opening of our Summer final show, Node team needed to get new haircuts for the occasion. With so little time to make hairdresser appointments, we trusted blindly in our residents Dunja Rmandic and Maeve Mulrennan to design and execute our new haircuts. Now they are the official Node friseurs!
Unfortunately we need to travel to Australia or Ireland if we want to get a haircut again…
Sketch for Lauren’s haircut
Sketch 2 with face recreation
A happy costumer of Node Friseurs!
Agreement to prevent any hard feelings and/or revenge thoughts
Another happy costumer of Node Friseurs!
Time to work on the spatial distribution of the twenty artworks for Letters from the Field as well as thinking on ways to present the publication. If you want to see the final results, please visit our Flickr photostream
Two day workshop with Alan Cunnigham -Ph.D. in Intellectual Property Law and Theory-. During these days the resident curators reviewed issues concerning certain forms of contemporary art and copyright law, specifically topics related to appropriation, contractual issues and moral rights.