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Press Release: Wunderland exhibition series: July 16, 2009

Christoph Ziegler
Camp Exodus, 2009

Opening:
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 at 7 PM


Place:
between Seydelstrasse & Beuthstrasse, Berlin
Public transportation: U2 Spittelmarkt



Teams of workers, aided with heavy machinery, tractors and lifts, have been building an immense architecture on the wild, fallow land of Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum. On this occasion, Skulpturenpark has employed its own one-man construction team.

In the last few weeks, Christoph Ziegler has constructed Camp Exodus, an architectural assemblage of envisioned utopias of the past, a convergence of a space station, garden plot and a 70s module house. What has already been attempted on a grand scale will be presented and understood on a personally achievable DIY scale.

Camp Exodus consists of five interior working-stations open for public use. Away from the routine of daily life, observations can be collected, assimilated, reflected and transformed here. Camp Exodus is a performative architecture that is dedicated to the praxis of utopi-sizing. Its functions and potentials will be further employed by a series of invited artists, researchers, architects and musicians.

Christoph Ziegler, *1973 in Konstanz, lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin.



Schedule of events for Camp Exodus

SATURDAY July 18th
7pm, The Big Opening Camp Exodus
8pm, Bernd Jasper & Moka Farkas (Hamburg): BALTIC RAW
A performative lecture and book presentation about temporary buildings and the re-installation of subculture in the public realm. The artist couple has worked on various projects, which analyze urban space as social space.
9pm, DJ Vicious Vroni

SUNDAY JULY 19th
4pm, Oliver Krewitt (Hamburg): ABOUT THE ADAPTION OF SPACES
A lecture on possibilities for transforming urban space. Krewitt is a freelance architect and visual artist who develops ideas for cultural and a sustainable use of urban space.
5pm, Ralo Mayer / multiplex fiction (Vienna): TOMORROW 50 YEARS AGO AND SO ON
A presentation of the celebratory script complementing the Apollo 11 landing and the history of the colonies in outerspace, 1969-2019. Mayer is a visual artist who since 2007 has been translating “The Ninth Biospherian”, a science fiction romance about the closed eco-system, “Biosphere 2”.
 
MONDAY - THURSDAY
Daily 4pm-9pm
Camp Exodus archive is open and grows.

FRIDAY JULY 24th
8pm, Oracle (of the world): LE ECK LYPSEHÖHLE, an open-air-oracle-spectacle
The oracle offers an alternative method of questioning. Thoughts and assertions are deconstructed and recomposed in a different way. Response = (question) + deformance. Some people say the oracle makes things clearer. Others say it makes them more complicated. The oracle is neither exhibition nor performance. It is an attitude and a deformance.

SATURDAY JULY 25th
3pm, Daniel Salomon: Opening of the Berlin branch of Sennacia Banko.
Sennacia Banko (Esperanto for Bank without Nation) issues the new worldwide currency, “Mono”, which will soon make all other currencies obsolete. Come and exchange your Euros for Mono! Hold on to them as an investment! Or, spend them right away on a delicious Esperanto meal for M100!
The SENNACIA BANKO is open daily until August 2nd from 11am to 4pm.
4pm-9pm, Les Relikts d'Orakel, the relics of an oracle for closer contemplation.

MONDAY JULY 27
7pm
, Upgrade! Berlin's Summer BBQ @ Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum takes refuge within Christoph Ziegler's 'Camp Exodus'. Featuring Drew Hemment (director futureeverything / manchester), Amanda Steggell (artist/foodie / oslo), Perry Bard (artist / new york) and Jon Cates (artist, researcher / chicago) along with Nicholas O'brien (upgrade! chicago) and Elena Veljanovska (upgrade! skopje), the Upgrade! summer BYOB edition is a chance to get together with this year's Berlin art asylum seekers.

MONDAY - THURSDAY
Daily 4pm-9pm
Camp Exodus archive is open and grows.

SATURDAY AUGUST 1st
10pm, Film à la Exodus, TBA

SUNDAY AUGUST 2nd
4pm, Balz Isler (Zurich/Berlin) and Gordon Müllenbach (Hamburg) present:
COMBAT OF THE SUN OR THE HORSES OF THE WEBBEL. In between voices and discarded media, you find the cover and fragments of an unpublished novel, which tells the story of a monomaniacal hero on his odyssey through a watch factory in a metropolis collective.
Müllenbach is writer, musician, painter, survival whiz and an inhabitant of inconvenient locations.
Isler analyzes compositions of sound and space structures.

For more information: www.campexodus.tk



Wunderland Curatorial Committee
Matteo Pasquinelli (Amsterdam/London)
Tim Voss/Britta Peters (Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg)
Pelin Tan (Istanbul)
and KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.


Wunderland is supported by the European Cultural Foundation.




For more information, please contact our office:
Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum
KUNSTrePUBLIK e.V.
Neue Grünstr. 20
10179 Berlin
press@skulpturenpark.org
http://www.skulpturenpark.org