Camp Exodus, 2009
Saturday, July 18th, 2009 at 7 PM
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.
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
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
Wunderland Curatorial Committee
Wunderland is supported by the European Cultural Foundation.
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