Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

Kiez Hören Moabit

Aug-Sep 2013, Moabit City Garden

Kiez Hören Moabit (Hearing the Kiez of Moabit) is a long-term research project in collaboration with sound-artists Guillermo Lares and Klaus Hamlescher, with an aim to describe and archive transformation of district Moabit using the sound as primary media. By introducing sound-cartography, sound-walks and sound-performances, Moabit City Garden has been turn into the hearing station with diverse audience, spatial characteristics and climate conditions.

3 main events showed multilayered sound condition of this particular space at the border of calm Kiez and heavy industry.


Collective Mapping Walk  (part of B_Tour Festival)  tried to re-communicate tour as artistic strategy and involve participants into collective analysis of the location characteristics.


Second walk focused on multi-scalar characteristic of sound, sound-panoramas and sound-section of the location.


Finally, performative potential of the sound explorations has been presented by giving audience props to ‘design’ their own soundscapes.


10 2013

LOCAL MAPPING_Moabit Citygarden_Mapping MPA-B 2013

In attempt to create ‘deep map’ of Moabiter Stadtgarten, we have a chance to map ephemeral present of 7 looped performances during the Month of Performance Art 2013.

Curated by Atelier Obra Viva, this collective appropriation of the public park (and to a certain extent ZKU building) produced many unexpected interactions and erased the line between spectator and performer.

Mapping process focused on two socio-spatial relations of the artist and park; initially as a site-responsive interpretation of existing ‘over-designed’ space and finally as a part of collective-body (that includes audience) during the group slow-walks.


05 2013

Wärmehalle_session 1_Hosting Grenzen-Los! initiative

Our first format at ZK/U location Wärmehalle (Heated-Hall), imagined as a series of dialogues and interviews inside the warmed kiosk, hosted local initiative Grenzen-Los! , organization dedicated to political education of youth through theatrical expression.

Wärmehalle is reference to historically relevant but almost forgotten cultural phenomenon of shared heated spaces. At the beginning of 20th century, facing rather poor housing conditions and significant amount of homeless people, Berlin authorities decided to provide collective spaces in which anybody can hang-out with the cup of coffee and newspapers (of course for free). More than just solidarity act and social space for many citizens in the winter time, Wärmehalle became place of micro-exchanges and social interaction.

With the central question What is the Wärmehalle of today? we will host local initiatives, social entrepreneurs and heroes from Moabit in order to discuss modalities of social cohesion, novel knowledge-exchange formats and current social turbulence caused by real-estate pressure.

After chat with the Grenzen-Los ! we decided to make together a theatre-piece that is going to be performed around the kiosk this summer.


03 2013

LOCAL MAPPING_soundscapes of the kiosk-cloud_session 3

Invisible features of our kiosk-cloud have been analyzed through observations of the soundscape.

We hosted Guillermo Lares, sound designer and researcher at the Sound Studies (UDK, Berlin), who showed us at first ‘how to listen’, but also how to deconstruct complex noise using the spatial qualities of the given spot. After introduction we did sort of section through location, measuring sounds embedded in particular spatial situations (barriers, doubling, material reflections, nature itself, etc.). Moving in-between marked spots also showed transition characteristics such as fading out/in or micro-sounds.

Results will be presented in the form of advanced audio-guide and put soon at our offline-server accessible only on site.

Next soundscapes-session is scheduled for 2nd of October (2pm) when we are going to produce and repeat sounds through diverse spatial conditions in order to measure resonance of the kiosk-cloud.


09 2012

LOCAL MAPPING_Topography of Typography_session 2

Mapping diversity of typography inside the Kiosk-cloud brought unpredictable outcomes.

First of all, it is almost impossible to catch all typo-styles, even in such a small geographical area. Secondly, by creating different categories (Adds, Corporative logos, Tags, Graffiti, etc.) we noticed certain accumulations and factors beside. Lastly, we developed quite interesting game in which participants have to create haiku-poetry (out of collected words) and place it on the map tracing the word order.

Some highlights :

> Caviar für jedermann. 7 tage nix arbeiten geht aux. Easy Life !

> Dies ist Crazy East under Biodroge. Allet Keule !

> Piss on Disco without limits. F..K the Police makes life easier.



09 2012

LOCAL MAPPING_Making-Visible the Kiosk-Cloud_session 1

Our new format, in which people collectively map invisible features of the Kiosk-Cloud, has started with basic measurements of the cloud topography.

With different mobile devices and colourful chalks we managed to get outline of the future observation area, marking it also in the public sphere.

In the following weeks this will be the local area for advanced micro-cartography, with an aim to produce so-called ‘‘deep-map’’, accumulation of diverse category-based maps, hidden features and bizarre figures.

Join us every Tuesday at 5pm or apply through our Contact Form.


09 2012

Workshop 1 _Site specific W-lan configuration_OwnCloud


Wetterfrosh / Newthinking  / Stadtwerke Berlin



07 2012