Workshops and lectures on current projects, open studios and an outlook on the upcoming program in 2017
2pm – 8pm: Open studios
2.30pm & 6pm: Guided tours
2.30pm – 7pm: Workshops Güterverkehr (Idea Yard Market)
3.30pm: Presentation Hacking Urban Furniture
5pm: Roundtable Artist Dis-Placements
A special extended OPENHAUS will close the year 2016 at ZK/U!
The OPENHAUS is a regular public format that takes place every month in ZK/U, inviting audiences to connect with the hosted projects and to explore the process of its residency programme. We would like to use this occasion as an opportunity to give an outlook on some of our current and upcoming projects, under the overarching theme called Resetting the City: Urban Infrastructure Revisited.
Although OPENHAUS is genuinely an interactive format, this time we would like to push even more towards discussions and exchange of ideas, find new ways of cooperation and synergies. In the non-conventional spatial setup, we will rethink the idea of the workshop as a conventional way of knowledge transfer, pairing artistic and non-artistic audience and (re)-producing non-hierarchical situations.
These workshops run under the motto re-pairs and are part of our new format called Güterverkehr. There will be serious (non)-artistic bread baking, you can collectively make a Christmas pillow and learn from an artist how to protect your bike by engraving.
We will introduce our upcoming project Hacking Urban Furniture, which aims at finding alternative models to planning and production of street furniture. The project Hacking Urban Furniture wants to examine this sector, which so strongly defines the public space in our cities, and, over the course of two years, reprogram it through artistic experimental designs. The project represents the initial point of departure in a long-term discussion, whose goal is to both to raise awareness among urban planners and to achieve real change with regard to interdependencies and future tendering.
In the framework of our project Ständige Vertretung (Permanent Representative), we will build an unconventional studio space for local artists on our premises next year. The designers Refunc and ConstructLab invite the audience and local artists to be part of the creative process of planning this studio space in a workshop situation.
There will be an opportunity to learn more about our Artist Displacementprogram, the objective of which is to connect artists to organisations which are not situated in a classical context of the art-sphere, and to reach a different engagement and an audience which is not naturally in contact with art. The three current dis-placed artists will show their work in progress and their experiences at the host organisations, the Berliner Stadtreinigung BSR (Berlin Waste Management), the Berliner Feuerwehr (Berlin Fire Brigade) and the Deutsche Rote Kreuz DRK (German Red Cross). We will present as well the historical and theoretical background of Artist Placements from the beginning in 1960ies until today with the possibility for the audience to ask, engage and discuss with different parties involved in the project.
From the part of the Artists-in-Residence, this time you will have the possibility to take part in a special memory game, a discussion on ways of how to hack public spaces, an interactive performance where participants can experience the weight of a wall and a performance dealing with the question of the body, social presence and interaction with digital imagery. As usual, there will be guided tours to visit the artists' studios, and have insights into the creative processes of our residents.
Participating artists of ZK/U: Rebecca Digby, Jan Van Esch, Bart Groenewegen, Michelle Houston, Bokyung Jun, Jan Körbes, Atsuko Mochida, Denis Oudendijk, Yunju Park, Alona Rodeh, Sixten Sanne, Viktor Vejvoda, Damian van der Velden, Bo Wang & Claudine Zia.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet the artists in residency and explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices!