Offene Studios, Videos, Installationen und Gespräche mit Resident*innen

Das OPENHAUS ist ein regelmäßig stattfindendes, öffentliches Format des ZK/U. Das Publikum ist eingeladen das Residenz Programm kennenzulernen.

Das OPENHAUS im August erweitert die Erkundung des persönlichen und privaten Raumes um die Erinnerung an Körper, Geist und Ort. Die ZK/U Resident*innen öffnen ihre privaten Atelierräume für Besucher*innen und teilen ihre vielfältigen Arbeitsprozesse, wie eine recherchebasierte Installation ortsspezifischer Objekte, die die Schnittpunkte von Erinnerung und assoziativem Denken erforscht. Eine mehrkanalige Videoinstallation über Pferdezucht untersucht persönliche Ereignisse und Erinnerungen während sich eine Performance mit Fragen von Migration beschäftigt.

Verpasst nicht die Gelegenheit, die Künstler*innen kennenzulernen, die Umgebung und Räume des ZK/Us zu entdecken, Fragen zu stellen und Ideen über laufende Projekte und künstlerische Praktiken auszutauschen.


Teilnehmende Resident*innen: Mariana Carranza, Evrim Kavcar (Kulturaustauschstipendiatin des Landes Berlin), Ständige Vertretung: Stefan Klein, Cha Ji Ryang (Can Foundation), Kiwon Hong (Can Foundation), Gabriella Senza, Caroline Vains



19:00-22:30 Offene Studios, Installationen & Essen

20:00 Führung durch die Ausstellung

Free entry

When: Thursday, 23.08.2018, from 7pm to 10.30 pm


ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik

Siemensstraße 27

10551 Berlin


Organiser: www.zku-berlin.org/residency/

More information: www.facebook.com/events/245521876283528/

Photo: Cha Ri Jyang, 2018

[Translate to Deutsch:] Caroline Vains

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Guesthouse project  #4

Scenographic installation, 2018


The Guesthouse Project #4 focuses on migration, hospitality and questions of integration in the context of Berlin. The final aim is to design and build an interior setting or scenography and host an event that facilitates cross-cultural exchanges and supports open, non-judgemental conversations on the topic of cross-cultural integration and participation. For this Openhaus artist Caroline Vains invites visitors into a small installation in her private studio, which will experiment with practices of hospitality, welcome, trust, and how to meet ‘strangers’. It invites visitors to share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of integration.


Photo (c) Brigita Kas

[Translate to Deutsch:] Mariana Carranza

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Bodies of Memory

Interactive installation, 2018

Carranza’s work focuses on the creation of interactive spaces, experimenting with the interfaces between bodies, movement, image and sound; conjugating poetry and technology; looking for participation and co-creation.

Thinking about body and memory and the memory as a set of information stored in the pre-linguistic body - Mariana Carranza created an interactive installation. A digital interface invites to explore body-memory, uncover memories, imaginations,  dreams, information stored in the body, in muscles, in cells, in genes; “closing the circle of history [...] of the humanity” as Vilèm Flusser proposed some time ago.The installation invites “to thresh and disperse” the images using movement as main tool.

Photo (c) Brigita Kas

[Translate to Deutsch:] Evrim Kavcar

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Handful -work in progress-

Work in progress exposition, 2018

Rooted in linguistics and driven by the challenge of cultural translation, this yet unnamed project has a performative component: an on-site practice of investing time in observing the dynamics of the parks of Berlin. At each park, in a repetitive manner, a handful of the "sandy" soil of that particular park is rolled into the form of a sphere. Sound recordings and notes follow these visits. Through associative thinking and attempts to translate “soil” related concepts across languages, the collected documentation starts to transform into an inquiry that oscillates between destruction and recovery. At this Openhaus artist Evrim Kavcar opens her process  in the form of an installation with sound, visuals, collected & transformed material.

Photo (c) Evrim Kavcar

[Translate to Deutsch:] Stefan Klein

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Quality Standards

Research, 2018

Taking the circumstance into account that we are living in a globalised world and that our actions have an impact on/in the rest of the world (especially looking at it in relation to the concept of the "externalisation society") Stefan Klein is developing Quality Standards that can function as orientation guideline for the actions of art institutions. Since it is a structural problem and can not necessarily be solved on an individual level, looking at solution strategies on a structural and institutional level can be a useful approach. Meeting with various initiatives experts from different fields through a public research session, Stefan Klein wants to look at possibilities how these guideline can be implemented.

Klein’s work deals with complex systems that are transferred in (performative) conceptual ways - in a subtle yet interactive form. Many of the interventions that he records in his notebook remain a pure statement. Amongst others, he is fascinated by the work of Niklas Luhmann, Crass, Gernot Böhme and Edition LMd.


Photo (c) Brigita Kas

[Translate to Deutsch:] Cha Ji Ryang

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New Home Party

audio-visual installation, performance, 2018


Only people who decided to leave, can see everything.  

I have left my home, city and the country I lived.

I have observed a new house, city and country.

I am planning a home party with new people I met before I leave.

I intend to share the sentences, images and sounds that I thought.

‘Only people who decided to leave, can see everything.’


Photo (c) Brigita Kas



[Translate to Deutsch:] Gabriella Senza

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The Invisibility Lab

Research installation, 2017-2018

The Invisibility Lab is an international creative research initiative launched in Berlin in 2017 by multidisciplinary artist, Gabrielle Senza. It functions as a mobile studio, stage, gallery and research laboratory to investigate cross-cultural similarities and differences related to the phenomenon of invisibility. Focused primarily on stories of feeling or wishing to be invisible, the Invisibility Lab conducts experimental interventions and participatory public events independently, online, and in partnership with organizations around the world. All data is collected anonymously and is intended to be woven into creative visual and performing works that aim to make visible the unseen aspects of life and the experiences we share. Openhaus visitors are invited to share their experiences by filling out an Invisibility Lab Worksheet and to add something to the Archive of Invisible Things.


Photo (c) Gabriella Senza

[Translate to Deutsch:] Kiwon Hong

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Appassionata #1, #2, #3

Multi-screen video installation 2016- 2018

Beethoven created Symphony No. 5 'Fate' when losing his hearing and sight. These physical disabilities also affected his life and love. He dedicated Moonlight Sonata to Giulietta Guicciardi, his great love. Later he had an affair with Giulietta’s cousin, Therese Brunsvik. His fervor of passion and love with Therese is reflected in Sonata no 23, “Appassionata,”. Like Beethoven’s work, the project “Appassionata, 2016 to present” reflects upon personal events and intimacy. Beginning in 2016, he started to develop the Appassionata project, a series of videos and installations that closely observe people's personal events and memories related to the subject matter of horses. The recent project ‘Appassionata #3’ that K. Hong has developed while in residency at ZK/U and La Corūna explores the ambiguous and unintelligible sphere of social memory or culture, the individual and his individuality, the boundaries between the individual and its external world, and the hierarchy between given things and accepted things.

Photo (c) Kiwon Hong