13 November – 19 December, 2015: Institute for Durational Futures: Brought to You by the ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY

This exhibition and event series turns ACADEMYSPACE into the Institute for Durational Futures, the hub of the ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY, the new world order. In our changing world the concept of stability is becoming obsolete, says the Desearch Repartment. Their focus is on empowering global citizens with skills for successful living at the zenith of neoliberal capitalism. … Continue reading 13 November – 19 December, 2015: Institute for Durational Futures: Brought to You by the ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY

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This exhibition and event series turns ACADEMYSPACE into the Institute for Durational Futures, the hub of the ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY, the new world order.

In our changing world the concept of stability is becoming obsolete, says the Desearch Repartment. Their focus is on empowering global citizens with skills for successful living at the zenith of neoliberal capitalism. DR’s motto, “think fast, die less,” reminds us that flexible thinking is the key to survival. Should we believe them? The exhibition and event series turns ACADEMYSPACE into the Institute for Durational Futures, the hub of the ESSENTIALHAPPINESSPOSSIBILITY, the new world order. Find out about the collected subjectivity of the art and political movement Neo-Lived Realism, the new spiritual exercise tradition called YAGA, the accessibility of the Third Space, and the security of Ein Rand/One Border.

Opening hours:
Wed–Fri 14:00–18:00
Sat 12:00–18:00
Location: ACADEMYSPACE, Herwarthstraße 3, 50672 Cologne
Free admission

Events:

DESEARCH REPARTMENT
Exhibition Opening

13 November, 19:00

Location: ACADEMYSPACE
free admission

DESEARCH REPARTMENT
YAGA & The Drone Is Present
Performance

18 November, 16:00
21 November, 14:00
2 December, 16:00
11 December, 16:00

Locations: ACADEMYSPACE
free admission

In YAGA you focus energy on personal embodiment to affirm that answers to all problems lie inside you. First discover your body-mind connection: the neck. This new traditional spiritual exercise program teaches you flexibility, so you can say yes to everything. Drop by ACADEMYSPACE to learn the basics of YAGA and to experience “The Drone Is Present”, a meditative meeting and energy dialogue where the everdocumenting gaze of a drone makes visible your most authentic self.

DESEARCH REPARTMENT & DEMANDA MOORE
Politaoke sponsored by Morefair Democracy
Performance

27 November, 20:00

Location: ACADEMYSPACE
free admission

Not all of us can sing, but some of us still have a voice – do you? Democracy is often not accessible, but the democratainment of Politaoke delivers instant civic gratification. Politicians make history with persuasive speeches and it’s your destiny to repeat them. Storm the stage, grab the mic or just enjoy the show. Join the party! MC’ed by Demanda Moore. (Bar will be available)
politaoke.com

DESEARCH REPARTMENT
Ein Rand/One Border: Defining Community through Neo-Lived Realism
Workshop

5 December, 14:00–18:00
6 December, 14:00–18:00

Locations: ACADEMYSPACE
free admission

Close your laptops, you are invited to enter the newly lived reality in this captivating two-day workshop! Utilizing post-relational psychology you’ll build on your social media value system and trade in cultural capital while you colonize creativity authentically. Activities include artistic play, team-building, role-playing, celebrity masks, prototyping, local exploration and so much more. Come experiment with competition and test your boundaries as you perform – for your life!
Sign-up at dr@academycologne.org by November 27.

DESEARCH REPARTMENT
Artist Talk Bus Tour – Neo-Lived Realism and the City: New Artistic Strategies of the Desearch Repartment
Bus tour

13 December, 14:00

Departure: ACADEMYSPACE
3 €

Join us for a one-hour bus tour of the city, revealing how Neo-Lived Realism is embedded in Koln’s architecture, history and futures. The tour takes you between Cologne’s artistic monuments and historical sites, through the Third Space and along Ein Rand, accompanied by an edifying and fascinating analysis of the newly lived reality that’s already part of the fabric of Cologne. Let the known unknowns inspire you, as we sell you what’s hiding in plain sight.
Reserve your spot by December 5 at dr@academycologne.org