Auto Italia, London, 05 October 2019, 14:00 — 15:30
Alexa Karolinski & Ingo Niermann, Oceano de amor, HD video, colour, sound, 95 min, 2019.

Artists Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann are joined in conversation by writer, editor and curator Filipa Ramos to discuss their exhibition and ongoing project, Army of Love.

Filipa Ramos (b. Portugal) is a writer, editor, lecturer and curator living in London. Ramos is Editor-in-Chief of art-agenda, Lecturer in the Experimental Film MA at Kingston University and in the MRes Art: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins, and lectures with the Masters Programme of the Institut Kunst, Basel. Ramos is co-curator and co-founder of Vdrome, a programme of screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers (2013). Ramos has previously edited journals and television for Documenta, and her writing has been published by Afterall, art agenda., Cura, Frieze, Mousse, Nero, Spike, South, and The White Review.

Ingo Niermann (b. 1969, West Germany) is a writer and the editor of the speculative book series Solution (Sternberg Press). His work explores the idea of alternative futures and societal interactions, and imagines new possibilities. Based on his novel Solution 257: Complete Love, published by Sternberg Press (2016), Niermann initiated The Army of Love, a project that tests and promotes a just redistribution of sensual love. He has collaborated with people throughout various creative fields, including visual arts and architecture, with recent focus on narration and podcasting.

Alexa Karolinski (b. 1984, Germany) is a filmmaker living and working in Los Angeles. Karolinski’s first major film Oma & Bella (2012) won the Grimme Prize (2014). Since 2013 she has been making videos for the fashion house Eckhaus Latta. These films have been shown at the Museum of Art and Design, MOCA Los Angeles (2017); MoMA PS1 (2016), and Galerie Isabella Bortlozzi (2015). In collaboration with Ingo Niermann she has been producing The Army of Love project. These have been presented at Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2019); Castello di Rivoli Museum d’Arte Contemporanea (2018); MACBA, Barcelona (2017); Berlin Biennale (2016); and Wiesbaden Biennale (2016).