ZK/U BerlinSiemensstr. 27, 10551, Berlin, Germany
Our next OPENHAUS on January 23rd 2020 will be a part of Vorspiel, organized by transmediale and CTM.
The OPENHAUS is a recurring format where the doors of the ZK/U residency open and gives the public a chance to discover the residents’ artistic projects, discuss and exchange directly with them. Vorspiel has a rich program consisting of exhibitions and a diversity of events with over 50 project spaces and independent cultural actors participating.
For this edition of Vorspiel, residents in ZK/U will engage with the conceptual framework around “networks”. Some of them will deal with human/non-human relations through installation and video art, highlighting the commonalities in terms of shared space and physical features. Archives and their different forms will be another issue on the agenda. Through personal flanerie experiments that create an anarchive to overcome the geographical, political, and historical discourses related to the area, or by interactive performances that invite the audience to gather around a certain kind of memory in a collective moment of sharing, the artists will try to link the personal with the public. More works will be putting the issues of both individual and collective engagement with the contemporary world to the table. Flash mob performances will bring together a diverse public of Berlin in an attempt toward a togetherness of catharsis. With video and sound installations elaborating on personal struggles with the fast contemporary pace and its impacts, and ready-made works engaging with the modern human as a consumer creature, the artists will invite the audience to interact with the limitless meanings of network.
Before the start of the OPENHAUS, the book launch of our own publication following up the Hacking Urban Furniture project will take place at 6 p.m. More information will follow shortly.
Come and join us!
Participating artists: Eric Andersson / David Clark/ Gabriel Vallecillo Marquéz / Valérie Potvin / Nermin Er / Wildan Indra Sugara / Marcos Vidal Font / Seçil Yersel / Byungseo Yoo