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Projektor -Baukasten für eine imaginäre Stadt-

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>> Projektor  im himmelbeet <<

15. -30.Oktober 2017

->> Dokumentation: Projektor @ himmelbeet


>> Vor der Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz <<

 27.September-2. Oktober 2017 im Rahmen von VB 61-12

->> Dokumentation: Projektor @ VB 61-12


>> Schönhauser Allee/ Zola_Garten <<

Lange Nacht mit Projektionen: Samstag, 17. Juni, 19-24h

20-21.30h Talkrunde, Präsentation der Berliner Hefte

ab 22h Projektionen

Parkplatz Schönhauser Allee 9, 10119 Berlin

->> Dokumentation: Projektor @ Schönhauser Allee

Großes Gartenpicknick: Sonntag, 18.Juni, 12-17h 

Gartenquartettspiele "Berliner Gemeinschaftgärten" , Objekte von Julia Sand. Bitte bunte Decken und etwas Verpflegung mitbringen

Grünfläche Zolastrasse, 10178 Berlin

->> Dokumentation: Projektor @ Zola_Garten


Thema und Orte dieser beiden Projektor-Installationen im Juni 2017 sind noch vorhandene freie innerstädtische Flächen bzw. potentielle Baugrundstücke in Berlin-Mitte: Die derzeit als Parkplatz genutzte Fläche Schönhauser Allee 9 und die Grünfläche zwischen Linienstraße, Zolastraße, Torstraße, eine landeseigene Fläche, die sehr lange in der Diskussion war, an private Investoren veräußert zu werden. Das Projekt thematisiert so die weiter fortschreitende Verdichtung und Kommerzialisierung des Stadtraums, der auch immer mehr öffentliche Grünflächen zum Opfer fallen. 

Projektor entwickelte hierfür eine freistehende, mit Neonröhren bestückte hausartige Holzkonstruktion. Dieses Objekt/Raumzeichnung funktioniert dabei als mobiles visuelles Zeichen, das neben der Kritik des “Neubaus” auf schützenswerte, öffentlich zugängliche Flächen, Kultur- und Grün- Räume verweist.

Das Objekt wird ergänzt durch eine Fassadenprojektion mit Arbeiten von Heike Hamann, Christian Sievers, Anke Westermann, Antje Vowinckel, Karsten Trappe,  Monika Filz, Erik Göngrich, Daniela Doreen Revink, Katja Bröskamp und Antje Höricht, Ae Hee Lee, Tony Just, Caroline Bayer.

Projektor kooperierte dazu mit „The Real Estate Show Extended/Berlin“, eine Gruppenausstellung zum Thema „Gentrifizierung, Immobilienspekulation und der Ausverkauf der Stadt“, 03.06.-24.06.2017 im Kunstpunkt Berlin, Schlegelstr. 6, 10115 Berlin.

Projektor wurde 2017 gefördert vom Fachbereich für Kunst und Kultur, Bezirk Mitte, Bezirkskulturfonds.


->> ausführliche Konzeption/Hintergrundinformationen


" Art as /is social" by Lianne Mol ->
Projektor: Construction kit for an imaginary city  project ● Berlin, Germany
Projektor is a project by Berlin-based artist Anke Westermann. It consists of a nomadic, house-like wooden construction equipped with neon lights. This spatial object functions as a mobile visual sign that critiques hegemonic constructions in publicly accessible spaces that are worth protecting. Projektor manifested first in empty inner-city spaces and potential construction sites - locations that have so far escaped economic exploitation - where it aims to raise awareness for the increasing compression and commercialization of urban space, and the decreasing of green areas in the city. What does the usage of public space mean? How can spaces be created that can be used by all actors and neighbours involved? Which conflicts and challenges do we face? How can we build a shared city?
The point of departure for Projektor is a toolbox from which a spatial sculpture can grow that functions as a ‘projector’ for subjective phenomena in the urban landscape. It uses scaled elements of built architecture, modified and combined anew. Projektor projects individual imaginations of an alternative city. The idea is to involve not just users but also artists, architects, students, associations and other social networks in the construction of social space. Projektor generates a creative space in which individual artistic actions are made possible on site and in interaction with the surrounding context. This polyphonic approach expresses an alternative view on spatial construction and urban development. Continuously, the empty space, the ‘void’, is contained, made visible, reversed and transformed, and as such recognized as an object in itself. The theme of inverse spatiality and utopian spatial design through participation is given a form. As such, it establishes a whole new, heterogeneous architectural structure in central urban spaces, activating their social potential. The goal is to confront the methods of spatial construction and to contribute to optimizing future urban planning processes in social, inclusive and playful ways. Until now, Projektor has been installed in three different locations in Berlin. Its first appearance was on a parking lot on Schönhauser Allee, where the illuminated house hosted thematic discussions with experts, theorists, neighbours and politicians, and was complemented with projections by different artists. It was cooperating part of the group exhibition The Real Estate Show Extended/Berlin by KunstpunktBerlin, on themes of gentrification, real estate speculation and ‘sell-out’ of the city. The installation should have made its premiere at the ‘Zola Garten’, on a piece of green land between Linienstraße, Zolastraße and Torstraße. The use and ownership of this space have long been debated, and eventually Anke was not legally allowed to install Projektor here, only emphasizing the importance of the issues it addresses. Instead of a spatial object, a visual representation of the illuminated house appeared here. On its second location in front of the Volksbühne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Projektor was part of the B61-12 transmedial theatre intervention. This demonstration questioned the Volksbühne policies, and more generally engaged with the topic of cultural and urban politics. Here, Projektor contributed the critical artistic space for reflection and subversion that B61-12 strived for. Finally, in community garden Himmelbeet, Projektor drew the need for shared green areas in the city to the forefront. Such spaces are compromised and threatened by processes of gentrification and commercialization (Himmelbeet itself is pressured to move out of its current location on the Ruheplatzstraße in Wedding). However, they offer an invaluable place for community encounters and collective action, and create a sense of shared ownership and responsibility in urban society. At Himmelbeet, Projektor illuminated and framed the garden while housing an open conversation about the usage of public space.
The next appearance of the Projektor-installation will probably be in the context of the Tiny House Academy at the Bauhaus Campus in Berlin at the beginning of 2018, after which it will develop further conceptually and architecturally.