On Thursday 04th of July, YAIR CEO Florian Braeunig moderated a panel at Tech Open Air a premier Berlin based conference, with several international satellites, examining the role of technology in our lives. The panel was entitled ‘Diversifying the Art-rizon’ and addressed topics related to promoting diversity in the arts and new possible forms of patronage for both traditional as well as the digital arts. Panelists included Joelle Romba, Director of Sotheby’s Berlin, Juliet Kothe, Head of Boros Foundation, Artist Nika Fontaine, and Augmented Reality Startup Xibit CEO Zakaria Jaiathe.

A group of six year olds dance to the original soundtrack of ‘Staying Alive’ from the film ‘Saturday night fever’ 1977. A drama about dance as an escape from poverty and gang violence in the USA.
The music is replaced by a voiceover of a 6 year old boy and girl that read  an excerpt from ‘Saturday night fever’. The conversation is an adult discussion about how they see their individual lives in the future. The boy and girl take turns in reading the male and female parts.

Internationally renowned artist Maria Marshall exhibited her piece ‘Staying Alive’ at the YAIR art room, which was well received and engaged with.