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Artists Exploring Contemporary Urban Space
The program Urban Research, curated by Klaus W. Eisenlohr for Directors Lounge 2012, reaches beyond the genre "city films". Contemporary artists are engaged in local politics, they are concerned with specific urban problems and developments, and they are directly interacting with the public with performances and public interventions. Due to rapid changes of urban environment, place is no more a reliable urban structure connected with consistency and collective memory. Place must be reinvented and newly defined over and over, and this does not only apply for spaces of temporary use. Public space in the sense of social interchange and interaction — as well as just a space free to use — is not a given opportunity any more, which can be taken for granted. International artists address these themes and issues with a variety of forms, experimental, documentary, abstract, and narrative; they intervene directly or they show there visions of public space, and a new urban landscape.
Directors Lounge 2012
Naherholung Sternchen, Berolinastraße 7, 10178 Berlin / Mitte
directy behind cinema International und Rathaus Mitte, off U-Bahn Schillingstr.
Monday 13th February 2012, 20:00
Urban Observations and Local Studies
Urban Research Programme I
Wednesday 15th February 2012, 18:00
The Future is Now, the City Imagination
Urban Research Programme II
Marjorie Hernandez Tejada,
Klaus W. Eisenlohr,
Suman & Sourav [TAXI]
Saturday, 18th February 18:45
Activismo Experimental: Artists Involved!
Urban Research Programme III
Russell J. Chartier,
Playing during days of Urban Research Programme
Andrea Acosta Fonrodona,
Barbara Sad ,
Juha Van Ingen,
Urban Research Special Screen
We will show some work in "Wohnzimmer" in the Basement
Times to be announced!
Böller und Brot,
Peter Bo Rappmund,
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Urban Research Entries
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