Omsk Social Club: Alienation and Charisma
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022
Videoart at Midnight is pleased to present an event in cooperation with the GameChanger Project:
17:00-21:00 exhibition opening at /rosa Gallery, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 35, 10178 Berlin (the exhibition stays on until December 22nd)
18:00-19:45 film screening hosted by Videoart at Midnight at Babylon Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Strasse 30, 10178 Berlin (exact screening times to be announced)
On Wednesday, December 7th, Omsk Social Club presents “Alienation and Charisma”, a new short film based on a Real Game Play developed in the frame of their GameChanger residency. The film will be screened in cooperation with Videoart at Midnight at Babylon Berlin, and framed by an exhibition at /rosa Gallery.
In the frame of their two-month residency period for GameChanger, Omsk Social Club explored the soft underbelly of collective order, consensus and legitimacy through a Real Game Play set in a satirical possible near future scenario. Springboarding off the book “Alienation and Charisma: A Study of Contemporary American Communes” by Benjamin Zablocki, they dove into the manner in which alienation and charisma are generative in the emergence of collectivity.
From the 8th of December, the movie will be available on the online screening platform pylon-lab for two weeks: pylon-hub.com/lab
More information about the event [read on]
GameChanger is a research and mediation project extending from March 2022 till February 2023. The aim of the project is to explore contemporary mindsets and practices of self-organisation in the arts. As a collaborative research methodology, it hosts a series of three artist residencies, carving out a space to exchange, prototype and self-reflect about the alternative economic and governance models that are being developed for and by the art commons.
GameChanger is curated and organised by the Curatorial Collective for Public Art in collaboration with SUPERMARKT Berlin, and funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
More information about GameChanger: [read on]
GameChanger is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds