Get on board for the Port Journey Annual Meeting

HyperCulturalPassengers presents:
Port Journey Annual Meeting 2016 in Hamburg


For the third time artists, cultural activists, and theorists from different countries gather for the Port Journey annual meeting, which will be held in September 15-18th 2016 in Hamburg, Germany, at HyCP/FRISE.

Port Journey, an international network for art and culture, will come together in September 2016 in Hamburg for the annual Port Journey Conference. The international meeting of artists, cultural activists, and theorists questions the outdated concept of culture as identity. With an international line-up of an exhibition, workshops, talks, and discussions Port Journey intends to open a forum for an enlarged perspective on culturality in our globalized world.

Founded in 2012 in Yokohama, Port Journey represents an open network of artists and cultural activists with partners in Australia, China, Japan, South Corea, Finland, France, Jordan, Islands, the Netherlands, USA, and Germany.

Contributing partners at this year conference will be:
Zou-no-hana Terrace /Yokohama, SPIRAL ART CENTER/Tokio, Halcyon Art Center/Shanghai, The Periscope Project/San Diego, Forum Box/Helsinki, Frame/Finnland, HaVic/Groningen, Spring Sessions/Amman, Kling og Bang/ Reykjavík and FRISE/Hamburg

The Port Journey Meeting is being presented and organized by the FRISE Art Project “HyperCulturalPassengers” (HyCP). Within an international exchange forum, HyperCulturalPassengers explores the figure of the Hypercultural Passenger as an alternative to the fiction of the autonomous ego. The project is set to run for two years.

What’s the meaning of art and culture in a world of simultaneity, a world in which European tourists take a swim in the same waters of the Mediterranean Sea in which refugees, deprived of their existence, drown by the hundreds? What’s the meaning of identity in globally digitalized times, seemingly without limits for some, while many still don’t even have access to clean water? What’s the promise of the word culture in a world of mobility taking a shortcut by supersonic speed, therefore making distances more and more insignificant and places getting closer, while rich countries build up new borders? What’s the meaning of identity, culture, and art from the Non-European points of view of the East and the South? How can we resiginify the ideas of art, culture, and aesthetics in a way that leave behind identarian fixations?

Port Journey Annual Meeting 2016
September 15 –18

FRISE / Arthouse Hamburg e.V.
Arnoldstraße 26–30
22765 Hamburg
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Idea and direction: Michael Kress
Concept: Heidi Salaverría und Michael Kress
Curational Team: Torsten Bruch, Michael Kress,
Heidi Salaverría and Chrisdian Wittenburg
Editing: Stefan Moos,
Graphic: Ina Arzensek, Dodo Schielein, Michael Kress

With friendly support of Ministry of Culture Hamburg / Elbkulturfonds