OPENHAUS PLUS FOOD AND FOOTAGE
OPENHAUS PLUS SPEISEKINO is a special event where multiple ZK/U formats meet to create an exciting and diverse program!
OPENHAUS, organised every other month, opens the doors of our residency and gives the public a chance to discover our residents’ artistic projects, discuss and exchange directly with them. Every 4 months, the Fact-Finding Committee (“UA”), a local project commissioned to investigate current issues faced by Berlin’s urban society, present their findings in a publication, adding the PLUS to the OPENHAUS. SPEISEKINO // FOOD AND FOOTAGE completes this special program: taking place every Thursdays of the summer months, SPEISEKINO brings together a carefully curated screening and meal around changing themes.
For this edition of OPENHAUS PLUS SPEISEKINO, the program weaves itself around questions of use and perception of the urban and green spaces through a variety of formats.
The Fact-Finding Committee #04 plans to share the results of their research around urban wildlife and urban food production while SPEISEKINO puts the spotlight on urban gardening and the threats they face. Video works from RESIDENTS investigate relationship and synchronicities between humans and nature, and how plants viewed through a cultural lens can be reminiscent of our own social context. Insights into narratives of the Moabiter Stadtgarten is shared by young locals.
Throughout ZK/U, different video installations put the focus on specific spaces through sound and the notion of “indistinct”, or give a mythical interpretations of flight accidents. Police repression is powerfully evoked, while the public is invited to share their own experience of military urbanism. Misplaced architectural ornaments and statue-washing uses elements of the public space as reinterpreted symbols. Other works question social bonds through the give and take cycle, shared and unshared maps of meaning, and collective investigation of emotion, gender and movements in public spaces. Finally, a workshop invites people to redefine digital design through the lens of collective rights.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet the artists and researchers in residence and explore ZK/U’s space and surroundings, to ask questions, to discuss and to exchange ideas about ongoing projects and artistic practices.
Thursday, 22 August 2019
16:00 Workshop: Urbanizing the digital #1
17:30 Himmelbeet panel: No remaining wastelands
19.00-22.30 Open studios and installations
19:00 Food in the frame of SPEISEKINO: Salad from the Himmelbeet garden
20.00 Guided tour
21:30 Screening SPEISEKINO // The Opposite of Grey (2017)
Participants: αGOAT - die Berliner Ziegenbande, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Semâ Bekirović, Jan van Esch & Nicolás Concha, Julia Gryboś & Barbora Zentková, Fatma Hendawy, Pawel Jankiewicz, Silke Riechert, Sophia Schultz, Mu Tian & Nu Li, Gabriel Vallecillo, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Andrew Wilson, Aiwen Yin, ZK/U Fact-Finding Committee #04 (Stadtfrauenküche), Zona Dynamics