September 11.-14. 2014 | 21:00 – 00:00
Location: SUPERMARKT, Brunnenstr. 64, Berlin
In the context of the Kulturfestival Wedding-Moabit the six artists of our program Borders and Migration are reflecting on this global issue through their medium of video art. They are becoming part of the Connecting Cities – Urban Reflections: ‘Lichtparcour’ transforming the windows in the ‘Brunnenkiez’ (local neighborhood) into interactive light and projection windows. A colaboration with Public Art Lab und SUPERMARKT Berlin.
25 years ago the iron curtain fell in Europe and opened new streams of migration an resettlement of people. Only a few steps away from the screening location the Berlin wall was dividing the west-ditrict Wedding from the east-district Mitte. After the fall of the wall this area has faced huge urban transformation processes. However, while the physical border disappered and the two districts have been unified an invisible border still can be felt between the new posh Mitte and the traditional working class and imigrant distric Wedding. But small scale initiatives continue to try to bridge this gap calling for more tollerance and understanding.
Borders and Migration
We build inner and outer borders to protect us from the foreign; we create hierarchies and categories to exclude the strange. Like some animals we need to defend our precious ground, our territory, but migration and change of place, a natural phenomenon in the wildlife, seems to be a threat and burden for humans
Artists & works:
Silvia Ospina (CO): Animals- ein Tanzduett | HD Video| 4’00 min | 2008
Dario Bardic (NL): LUNCHTIME | HD Video | 1’00 min | 2009
Bjørn Magnhildøen (NO): Crossover | HD Video | 1’17 min | 2013
Chris Brandl (DE): NO TOI | animation| 0’30 min | 2008
Chris Brandl (DE): MONEY4NOTHING | animation| 0’18 min | 2009
Jessica Koppe (DE): and even If | cut-out animation| 2’10 min | 2011
Zanny Begg (AU): This is not a Citizen | Film & animation| 3’10 min | 2013
Curators: Daniela Arriado (CL/NO) / Mirjam Struppek (DE)
- Tour 2014