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diagrams of friction #1: warehouse opening

introduction by warehouse, lecture by Guilel Treiber and screening by James N. Kienitz Wilkins

06.07.17 at Naunynstraße 53, 10999 Berlin

“A pathetic movie pitch set in Berlin slips into the murkiness of memory, and histories best forgotten or purposely ignored.”

Diagrams are both conceptual images of structures and structures of reality. They realize the very system of thinking. We want to talk about these organizations of reality as much as about seamless interfaces being stacked on top of each other, about comfortable exclusions of the ‘Other’ that create an easy space of segregation – the cosy architecture of Gated Communities. Or rather, we want to talk about the problems warehouse will be dealing with from June to October: Personalized interfaces endure into homophily – we are encircled by more of the same.

7pm: “diagrams of friction”, introducing by warehouse

8pm: “Malinowski’s Kiss – Notes toward a Critique of Digital Resistance”, lecture by Guilel Treiber

9pm: “Indefinite Pitch”, screening by James N. Kienitz Wilkins


Guilel Treiber is a french and israeli philosopher working at the Research Center for Political Philosophy Leuven (RIPPLE) at KU Leuven. Guilel specializes in French contemporary political thought. He is particularly interested in the notion of resistance and its relation to power. He is currently working on developing a notion of collective resistance from a Foucauldian perspective. He is also actively engaged in political activity aimed at promoting peace in the Middle East and fighting Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in Europe. With additional degrees in politics and history of Islam and the middle east from the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Guilel is one of the rising talents in Political philosophy.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins (b. 1983) is a filmmaker and artist based in Brooklyn. His work has been selected for international film festivals and venues including the New York Film Festival, CPH:DOX, MoMA PS1, Rotterdam IFF, Locarno IFF, Migrating Forms, and the Whitney Biennial 2017. Past movies includes the experimental documentary feature, Public Hearing (2012), and the short, Special Features (2014), which in 2015 won the Founder’s Spirit Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and a Grand Prix at the 25 FPS Festival. In 2016, he won the Art Award from the Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt, as well as the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center. He is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York City.