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Vol. 2: Underwater Breathing - A Conversation Series


with Jessica Korp

The element water plays an important role in the refugee experience of many people. On the one hand, water scarcity exacerbates food insecurity in many places in the global south; at the same time, people have traumatic experiences at sea on their migration ways. As part of the exhibition Swimming Pool - Troubled Waters, the series of conversations organised by Jessica Korp highlights practical work at the intersection of integration, educational outreach, and empowerment of refugees through swimming lessons.

Jessica Korp studied Social & Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths College in London and wrote her bachelor thesis on collective melancholy and the empire. That informed her focus on museums and its representation of power and colonial dominance. In 2019 she co-curated the permanent exhibition "Meshwork of Things - The Collection Showcase of the Humboldt University of Berlin" at the Central Institute Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik (HZK), where she worked as curatorial assistant and lectured on transdisciplinary curating until 2020.

Currently, she is engaged in the field of restitution of looted artefacts, critical curatorship and cultural diplomacy by self-organised collectives. She is the co-founder of MedienKunstPolitik and founding member of the Out Of Time Embassy (OOTE).

Khaldon AlHaleh, also known as Richard, studied sports in Syria specializing in swimming. 2014 he fled to Germany. In Berlin, Khaldon participated in the Schwimmclub1001 project and took a lifeguarding course there. He then worked as a swimming instructor with refugees at TV Waidmannslust where he helped to rebuild the club´s infrastructure. Khaldon has worked in various public pools in Berlin and most recently he started studying arts at the Weißensee School of Art.

REALITY, 2020, Installation view, detail: Michael Kleine, Tropez Berlin. photo: Cheongjin Keem


Jessica Korp im Gespräch mit John Holten, Unterwasser Atmen, 2020, presentation, REALITY, TROPEZ Berlin. photo: ink Agop



CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick
ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken
OPENING HOURS
6th of August – 15th of September
Tue—Sunday 
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10, 10999 Berlin

OPENING HOURS
Tue—Sunday
2—7 pm
Kottbusser Str. 10,  10999 Berlin

CURATOR
Valeria Schulte-Fischedick

ASSISTANCE
Gustav Elgin / Carola Uehlken

Impressum
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