EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
In the context of Berlin, a city where many live from one short-term lease to the next, Baustelle presents an absurdist arrangement of all the physical possessions of one Berlin resident with discussions of what our possessions mean to us and how they define our space and home.
Friday 26 May, 7 - 10 pm
Saturday 27 May, 2 - 7 pm
"Mobility is an important topic today, and especially in Berlin. Many people arrive in the city and land in a subleased apartment. Some surf from one sublease to another over the course of several years for lack of finding a long-term lease. Berlin is also a hotbed of startup companies, people whose business is not necessarily anchored to a place who choose to make this city their base for a variety of reasons. Also, rising rents in Berlin are contributing to mobility away from the city center. Recently many refugees also find themselves in Berlin (among many other places of course) and make up another demographic of mobile resident.
In general, it is easier to get around than ever before. Cheap flights and international networks give us easy connections around the world. For some mobility is a luxury, for some a necessity. In Berlin many people find themselves in a nomadic situation and the city is in some ways a microcosm of an increasingly nomadic society.
This exhibition investigates how possessions describe mobility. What do we choose to take with us? Where are we rooted? Can objects as well as places create a home? Are they a burden or a luxury?
End of May 2017 I need to move out of my apartment, for me for the 6th time in Berlin. I thought it was a good occasion to take inventory of the stage set of things I’ve brought with me and accumulated in Berlin while opening a discussion of what our possessions mean to us.
To what extent do our possessions constitute a mobile architecture?
How do physical possessions help create security and continuity? Are these objects necessary or superfluous?
In this exhibition I present every physical thing I own in an absurdist installation the front room of Studio Baustelle, as well as a series of interviews of people living in Berlin. Visitors are invited to share their thoughts on the subject and contribute to the discussion."
at 8_etage Galerie, Gottlieb-Dunkel Str. 43/44, 12099, Berlin.
Thursday 21 June 2018 at 19:00h