22 - 22 Mar 2018
OPENHAUS meets Hacking Urban Furniture Exhibition
March’s Openhaus is a special edition in cooperation with the exhibition occupying the main hall, Hacking Urban Furniture. On one night both events will be open to the public and each will have its own programme of performances, film screenings and guided tours. March Openhaus will take the form of the more traditional open studios format, creating an intimate environment in which works can be approached on their own terms and discussion can happen in the presence of the artists and researchers themselves.
Openhaus March will be host to a variety of projects, many of them examining the nature of our relationship with the city, particularly Berlin. Two residents will debut the seventh installment of their collaborative project exploring the rituals of open water bathers in Berlin, hoping to understand what it is that compels them to get up every morning and take the plunge, even in sub zero conditions. Others will treat us to intimate studio visits, for example, sharing in a small group setting why they have been beset by failure in wanting to photograph the city, or in inviting us to peer into their sketchbook of impressions made while getting to know the city through a series of walks. Two more residents have chosen to examine the dynamics of the residency itself, constructing a meta space where previous attempts to make the bare and often intimidating studios into ‘home’ can be viewed, or in organising collective cleaning and cooking actions, criticising the ways in which the value of urban interventions are increasingly reduced to mere economic return. Finally, and on a completely unrelated notes, two residents, following on from their work on sour sweets and chocolate, will lead a chewing gum assessment lab, paying particular attention to texture, consistency, flavour impact, tack to teeth and cud size.
19:00-22:30 Open studios, installations & food
19:00 Event 'Neu- Ordnungsamt' with Konrad Braun (open Berlin)
19:00 Workshop 'Safe&Urban' with Martin Binder (UdK)
20:00 Guided tour through the studios of the residents
20:30 Film screening 'Berlin Werbefrei'
Participating artists: Lila Athanasiadou, Jordan Cook, Hannah Jickling, Lydia Karagiannaki, Olga Labovkina, Ben Nathan, Helen Reed, Jocelyn Robert, Matthew Robinson and Ragip Zik.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence, explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings and ask questions, initiate discussion and exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.
Thursday, 22.03.2018, from 7pm to 10.30 pm
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik