Akiko Hada, The Fall of a Queen or the Taste of the Fruit to Come, 1991, Videostill
© Akiko Hada, 2021i

Fringe of the Fringe

Conference

A conference that seeks to bring together queer-feminist and antiracist strategies for archiving and cataloging the audiovisual documents of punk, postpunk, new wave, and industrial. With academic and artistic contributions by Afas e.V., Bildwechsel e.V., Dara Birnbaum, Dagmar Brunow, Meryem Choukri, Dyana Dyamond, Bettina Flörchinger, Tiffany Florvil, grapefruits, Marina Gržinić, Akiko Hada, Jack Halberstam, Angela McRobbie, Thomas Love, Norbert Meissner / Abwärts, Wolfgang Müller, Soraya Nsingi, Rabe Perplexum, Jennifer Ramme, Marion Schulze, Strafe für Rebellion, Maria Katharina Wiedlack, Jonathan X, Hermoine Zittlau  and many more. 

Conference Program

Thursday, November 18, 2021 

Break Down the Walls  (all-day screening program in the video lounge of the Inter Media Art Institute)  

17:00
Greetings (German) 
Ruth Schiffer, Ministry of Culture and Science of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia 
Dorothee Mosters, Kunststiftung NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia art foundation)

17:30
Welcome (English) 
Kathrin Dreckmann, Linnea Semmerling, Elfi Vomberg (Düsseldorf, GER)  

Introduction 
18:00
Archival Aspirations (English) 
Linnea Semmerling (Düsseldorf, GER)  

18:30
Break down the Walls: Subcultures in the Archives of the Inter Media Art Institute (English)  Angelika Gwozdz (Düsseldorf, GER)  

Keynote 
19:00
Wild Punk (English) 
Jack Halberstam (New York, NY, US)  

 

Friday, November 19, 2021 

Break Down the Walls (all-day screening program in the video lounge of the Inter Media Art Institute) 

Introduction

10:00
Beyond Padlocks and Razor Blades: Crossing Boundaries in Punk (English) 
Kathrin Dreckmann (Düsseldorf, GER)  

Panel I: Diversifying Cultural and Media Histories  

10:30
Looking Back at Settling the Accounts with Subcultures: A Feminist Critique (McRobbie 1978) (virtual) (English) 
Angela McRobbie (London, UK / Berlin, GER)  

11:00
German Neo-Expressionism and Subcultural Style (English) 
Thomas Love (Chicago, IL, US / Berlin, GER) 

Intervention 
12:30
Einzigartige Trouvaillen aus den Archiven von Bildwechsel (Unique Trouvailles from the bildwechsel Archives) (German) 
Chris Regn / Bildwechsel (Graz, CH / Hamburg, GER)  

Intervention 
14:30
Bewegungen bewahren! Das Archiv für alternatives Schrifttum (Keeping Movements! The archiv für alternatives schrifttum) (German) 
Anne Niezgodka / Afas (Duisburg, GER)  

Panel II: Alternative Archives, Alternative Histories  

15:00
Reexamining Black Diasporic Pop Culture in afro look (virtual) (English) 
Tiffany Florvil (Albuquerque, NM, US)  

15:30
Archives of Resistance of BIPoC and Migrant Feminist Activists (English) 
Meryem Choukri (Warwick, UK / Gießen, GER)  

Intervention
17:00
Listening Session: Punk (German) 
grapefruits zine (Düsseldorf, GER)  

Keynote 
18:00
Curating Living Archives of the Future: Alternative Strategies for Film and Video Archives (virtual) (English) 
Dagmar Brunow (Stockholm, SWE / Hamburg, GER)  

Intervention 
21:00
Zwischen Hünen, Hünin und Hühnchen (Between Giant(s) and Chicken) (German) 
Wolfgang Müller und Hermoine Zittlau (Berlin, GER)  

21:45
„This is me”: From Dario to Dyana Dyamond (German) 
Dario Naunheim / Dyana Dyamond (Düsseldorf, GER)  

DJ Sets by DJ Fiona & LadieswhoLunch  


Saturday, November 20, 2021 

Break Down the Walls  (all-day screening program in the video lounge of the Inter Media Art Institute)  

Introduction 
10:00
Beyond the Fringe (English) 
Elfi Vomberg  

Keynote 
10:30
Politics and Sexuality in Videos of the Subculture Movement of Ljubljana in the 1980s (English) 
Marina Gržinić (Wien, AUS / Ljubljana, SVN)  

Panel III: Queering (Post) Punk  

12:00
Queer-Feministischer Punk: Rebellion zwischen Hardcore Punk und Queer Community  (Queer-Feminist Punk: Rebellion between Hardcore Punk and Queer Community) (German) 
Maria Katharina Wiedlack (Wien, AUS)  

12:30
Artikulierte Dinge: Überlegungen verwurzelt im Hardcore (Articulated Things: Reflections Rooted in Hardcore) (German) 
Marion Schulze (Basel, CH)  

13:00
Reset – Restore – Ignore: Erinnerungspraktiken und feministischer /queerer Punk im (post)sozialistischen Europa (Memory Practices and Feminist / Queer Punk in (Post)Socialist Europe) (German) 
Jennifer Ramme (Frankfurt/Oder, GER)  

Student Panel IV: Forward and Rewind: Perspectives on Punk  

13:45
Afropunk: Black Aesthetics and Punk Subversion (English) 
Soraya Nsingi (Düsseldorf, GER)  

Poster presentations  Students of the MA program “Media Culture Analysis” present current research perspectives  

Panel V: “Weiber wie wir” oder: Oral HERstory (“Chicks like us” or: Oral HERstory)  

Introview 
15:00
Bettina Flörchinger (Düsseldorf, GER), Östro 430 (virtual) (German) 

Talking HERstory 
15:00
Female Düsseldorf citizens  in conversation with Elfi Vomberg (Düsseldorf, GER) (German) 

In collaboration with

In Zusammenarbeit mit