OPENHAUS 23/10/2014

Image credits Ryan Ferko Faraz Anoushahpour Parastoo Anoushahpour

Open studios, Screenings and Performances

Bring your favorite toppings: during the whole evening, you'll be invited to make pizza using Jesper Aabille's Pizza Steal Drum kitchen-module, bring along your favorite pizza-toppings!

Residents participating: Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, Ryan Ferko, Jesper Aabille, Alicja Dobrucka, Wanda Growe, Birgitte Kristensen, Joanna Nordin, Roslisham ismail aka ise, Camille Rajotte, Jocelyn Robert, Anabel Sarabi, Ron Segal

Participants from the Artbase Helgeland exchange: Alois Späth, Maike Zimmermann.

Parallel program: DOM by transstruktura (Andreas Heim, Viktor Hoffmann, Wiebke Lemme, Nataliya Sukhova)

Jesper Aabille - Pizza Steel Drum, Lets make Pizza

Jesper Aabille - Pizza Steel Drum, Lets make Pizza

We are continuing the fun  ...  A new kitchen-module is evolving:

The Pizza Steel Drum

What better way to do development than a little pizza-party...
Bring you favorite pizza-ingredient and we make lots of pizzas together.

Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko

Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko

Faraz Anoushahpour, Parastoo Anoushahpour, and Ryan Ferko present the second part of their collaborative video project initiated at ZK/U. During the Openhaus, there will be a screening of this work in progress.

Part I:
Every four days a conversation between the group is recorded and transcribed, bringing together locations, places, people, themes, and topics from each artist’s research. This ongoing dialogue gradually builds up a script for a film that negotiates three individual experiences of seeing a city.

Part II:
In the second part of the project, the conversation sequences shown at last Openhaus are expanded upon through new essay and narrative experiments using archival images and found text.

Alicja Dobrucka

Alicja Dobrucka

Alicja Dobrucka is an artist working mainly with photography. At the forthcoming Openhaus event she will give a short talk about her fine art practice.

Wanda Growe and Joanna Nordin - The Choreography of the Stack

Wanda Growe and Joanna Nordin - The Choreography of the Stack

During the Openhaus a temporary connection between the ZKU and the Behala Westhafen is to be established via livestream. The choreography, the ballet which results out of the constant and slow movement of the cranes transshipping the containers, is brought directly into the ZKU.

The division of the two locations through water, train tracks and streets is to be nullified.

Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen - Yes/No/Don’t know

Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen - Yes/No/Don’t know

Birgitte Ejdrup Kristensen is mainly doing site specific work in public spaces. For two months she will be working at ZK/U on a series of graphic works and reliefs integrated into the public space in the village of Laven, Denmark. The pieces will take form based on statistic research among the 400 inhabitants of the village. The work will be presented by the project space bullmengers.

Roslisham ismail aka ise - Shifting Boundaries

Roslisham ismail aka ise - Shifting Boundaries

Shifting Boundaries is a collection of the places that I sleep in all around the world when I’m doing an art project, residency, or exhibition. I started taking and collecting these photos in 2005. Sometimes I stay at a really nice hotel and sometimes just on a friend’s sofa or gallery store room. I really appreciate all of this and how people welcome me to sleep at their place while I’m travelling for art projects. People often think that if you are travelling you will be in really posh conditions, but for me art networking is really the most important thing above all else.

Camille Rajotte - Between sculpture and urban furniture

Camille Rajotte - Between sculpture and urban furniture

Presentation of the project The Inverted Square, a temporary installation that explores the distribution of space and architecture around a public square in Barcelona.

And maybe presentation of a new project, started here in Berlin, and still in seeding!

Jocelyn Robert

Jocelyn Robert

Since the beginning of September, I have been exploring different ways of representing multiple points of view in one artwork, be it video or photography. I have found vantage points for these works both in urban symbols and domestic, day-to-day objects. At the OpenHaus at ZK/U, I will be presenting some of the results of this research.

Anabel Sarabi - Time's up!

Anabel Sarabi - Time's up!

The setting: Visitors, inhabitants, owners, clique, lovers ... nepotists and acccomplices, players and antagonists, persons of trust and mistrust.  

Time: July 2017

Let's play a game.

Ron Segal - Reading of "Jeder Tag wie heute"

Ron Segal -  Reading of "Jeder Tag wie heute"

Adam Schumacher, the hero of Ron Seagl’s first novel, is an Israeli writer and Holocaust survivor. Approaching the tenth decade of his life, he travels back to Germany, for the first time after the war, to write his memoir in a literary magazine owned by his old friend.

Once there, Adam is confronted with the worst kind of writer's block imaginable – dementia. From a feverish and foggy consciousness, in which fact and fiction serve in a mixture, he struggles to put his memories in writing before they are forever lost.

Info on Ron Segal and his Book (in German)

Book (in German)

Critics (in German)

Alois Späth and Maike Zimmermann - The Last Days of Summer

Alois Späth and Maike Zimmermann - The Last Days of Summer

Participants from the Artbase Helgeland exchange

Traveling around the island and the region I take my camera and film what I see whenever I feel intrigued. It could be the most mondane activity for the people living here but I'm approaching each day with curiosity...The repetitive activities of the farmer working outside our window, a trip on a boat, watching the seven Sisters mountains in awe...So far, I've met many people and learned a lot of things about this region. Fascinating is the imagination of the people how mythology and old stories are still alive. The landscape serves as the best template. The various shapes of the mountains, the different colours of daylight, dramatic sunsets, stormy weather all give input to ones imagination and these impressions are flowing into my video-work.

Alois Späth and Maike Zimmermann - Gazing at

Alois Späth and Maike Zimmermann - Gazing at

Participants from the Artbase Helgeland exchange

Coming from a life in the city I have arrived here in Sandnessjoern expecting the quite and peace one would guess from the remoteness of this place. However, the majestic natural landscape is almost always disrupted by the sound of machines be it cars, airplanes, electrical saws, etc. Paying attention to our surrounding in the search of a starting point for the project one becomes more susceptible and perceives the world much more sensitively. Thus the contrast between silence and noise was one of the first phenomenom I perceived. It becomes much more discernable than being in a city. The only place of complete absence of the man made sounds is on top of a mountain. The same goes for the visual aspect. In the beautiful landscape setting one finds remnands of old machines, ruins, buildings, streets etc. In this project we are trying to depict this contrast with sound and moving images inspired by the area.

transstruktura - DOM - Urban intervention from recycled glass containers

transstruktura - DOM - Urban intervention from recycled glass containers

1. Okt – 31. Nov 2014 at ZK/U

A classic glass container is a pure functional object, but its unique basic shape has an undeniable influence on the cityscape. Around 2000 old glass containers were sorted out last year by the recycling company in Berlin. Thanks to the stability of glass fiber, most of them are still robust enough for further use.

We are using old glass containers as modules for a (temporary) spatial intervention in public space.

Stacked and intersected containers form a space with a central cupola and several side chambers. The central cupola is tall enough for standing. The main volume invites to sit and communicate, while the side chambers are suitable for sleeping and relaxation. The holes where once bottles were dropped are now skylights with windows taken from old washing machines. An archetypal language is used to transform the functional object into an architectural space with sacral and monumental qualities.

Our DOM may serve in unlimited ways. Whether used as temporary accommodation, urban resting place or shelter. If placed in a city square it offers a new view and experience. It can be a temporary accommodation , a hide-out in the urban wilderness, or a performance space. The ability of the modules to multiply into various shapes and in parasitic ways enables the citizens to occupy and to transform public urban spaces.

Team: Andreas Heim, Viktor Hoffmann, Wiebke Lemme, Nataliya Sukhova

Previous places:

Mannheimer Marktplatz hotel shabbyshabby
Berlin Oberschöneweide Kunst am Spreeknie  with soundinstallation Bottledom from Christoph Rothmeier
Berlin Spreefeld Experimentaldays