OPENHAUS - open studios, installations and resident talks

Once a month the residency program of ZK/U is opening its doors to the public. The visitors are invited to connect with the hosted projects and to explore its residency program.

Openhaus May focuses on issues related to architecture and memory, urban space and sociality and to the physical remnants of ideology. Residents turn to the local area, reflecting on urban encounters around Alexanderplatz, for example, or the legacy of the Holocaust in Moabit. In doing so, they seek to understand the ways in which history has left its mark on the spaces we inhabit and how our cityscapes are constantly being reinvented, built upon and layered, creating complex webs of history and meaning.

19:00-22:30 Open studios, installations & food
20:00 Guided tour through the exhibition

Participating residents: Monireh Askari, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Boris Jöns, OPEN DESIGN, Sven Soric, Hrvoje Spudic and Byungseo Yoo

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence and to explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.

*Accessibility: The event space is accessible by wheelchair and provides an all bodies bathroom.

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



This Town Needs Posters (Sven Sorić & Hrvoje Spudić)

The focus of this duo’s work is on designing a method of documenting and archiving the work process of current and future ZK/U fellows. Sven and Hrvoje base their research of other fellow’s works on creating a self-curated publication which would be used as an internal newsletter and creative exchange. An extensive and precise chronological archive would be created as a result of the perpetual publishing of such a paper.

In further steps of optimisation of the archiving process and data, an archive-box is included in which residents archive information about places, personal contacts and literature they collected during their work using simple cards. This information is split into subcategories with the possibilities to expand to new research areas, while the information cards themselves contain tags which help in cross-referencing/hyperlinking the archived content.

Ständige Vertretung (Boris Jöns)

The “Igel der Begegnung” is a joint project of Alexander Callsen and Boris Jöns. They use as exploring and mapping tool around the area of the former „Haus der Statistik“ near Alexanderplatz in Berlin. While carrying it around the object becomes both a mascot and inspiration for residents and passers to talk about places of encounter in a former socialist neighbourhood with increasingly privately owned housing. Are the spirits of encounter still around?

Monireh Askari

Monireh Askari has spent the first two weeks of her residency at ZK/U focusing on collective living, shared spaces and its social relations. She started exploring and collecting data from the generic shared spaces here and also from the social relations inside ZK/U and its surrounding spaces pointing its behaviors and communicational disciplines.

Within these two weeks she also got involved with different languages and cultures in relation to other residents coming from a diverse backgrounds exploring their differences and similarities in communication.

For the Open House, Askari reflects her experience as an artist in residence using various fragments together, putting different layers of data and references through one.

Byungseo Yoo

‘Parallel and Phase’,(2018) is continuous live set which consists of various noises, which takes place in the immaculate dark room. There is live streaming involves that presenting in SNS platform as well as in video installation.

Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde

Daniel devoted his first three weeks at ZK/U exploring the architectural landscape of Moabit. One day, whilst grocery shopping, he stumbled upon the Solpersteine at the entrance of 46 Oldenburgerstrasse- the Dominican monastery of Saint Paul.  

He has photographed the facades of 83 buildings in Moabit containing Stolpersteine on their entryways. His interest in documenting and creating this inventory, is, in fact, related to the shifting presence of architecture even under the effects of war. Some sites, for example, lay entirely vacant, while others display decidedly modernist and post-modernist facades, thus, blurring the distinction between destruction and reconstruction.

He investigates the question in how architecture can evoke traces of memory, and if indeed, architecture, is immune to the forces of history?  

Open Design

In this open house in at ZK/U, Open Design will present the work developed while they were in residency: urban interventions by Random Pointer Kollectiv, several workshops related with the body (Salsa by Juan, Tango by Ceyhun and Yoga by Claudia Lamas Cornejo) and with art theory and practice (Heterotopia by Irene Fernandez Ramos, and color perception by Carla Bertone) as well as continuing some individual and collective works related to their generative and analytical research design processes. They will have a "Build your own BondsNVoids model" assembly table from the project "On Modeling Growth" by Heidi Jalkh, Benjamin and Agustina, and the open trials of the adventure game #PlayDiogenes by Agustina as interactive take-aways for audiences. Join us!