fragment 34 what is space in this work
tinos/ düsseldorf/ wien, 2021
commune 1-73 is a process from the end of august 2021 to 29 may 2022
which will be composed of 73 different fragments i will create in collaboration with different artistic accomplices:
performative fragments, texts, questions, speculations, interventions, objects, photographs, videos, sounds, lectures, etc.
commune 1-73 deals with the organisation, use and narratives of
space and includes the french commune in paris in 1871, the formation of
individual island chains 35 million years ago, dealing with resources today, to
neighbouring planets in the future.
speculations, observations, interventions in and with spaces
between düsseldorf, vienna, berlin, tinos, paris and elsewhere.
an applied artistic thinking in 73 parts or fragments
as loose or specific formulations questioning forms of
appropriation and organisation of space in urban space, wastelands and landscapes.
commune 1-73 is my artistic response to the international urban laboratory of the FFT
düsseldorf place international – the 73 days of the commune or the long wave of
the revolution, the planned opening project for the new theatre KAP 1.
dialogue with spaces
the spaces of different events
are and were places where/in which landscape happens
or places embedded in landscape
landscapes of stone
walled, built or raised from the earth perhaps millions of years ago
places where interventions have taken place where people have
inscribed themselves into the landscape
the romans, the ottomans, the venetian, the...
how to move in and to these landscapes?
as a documentarist? or archaeologist?
or as a poetic intervener or poetic engineer?
who creates attention with and to these events
precisely a thinking about 73 fragments loosely or certain
formulations that ask for forms of appropriation and organisation of space.
what knowledge can research about places bring to light?
what kind of knowledge?
or what kind of knowledge do writing bodies in time in space make possible?
capturing time slices
and address places as opposite of a thought that arises in them
the places dialogue with each other
but in what language?
what do they say?
or how do they speak?
i bring something from here to there which changes the HERE again
i bring it back again
connection by exchanged matter
which translates one to another
the leftover and reshaped
i read the forms that arise
i use them as beginning for artistic articulation
also or maybe just in the distinction to their surroundings
both are holes
holes in the earth or craters
excavated and stolen
into which time lets itself in
inscribes itself into spatial matter and metamorphosis
the time is out of joint
the space is out of joint
28 years in livada or 2 in düsseldorf or more
wasted time on waste lands
in the time of the space
yes, what is the space in this work
space is perhaps the crime scene
where one searches for traces in a forensic manner or else
traces as an occasion for speculation
that fit in
that stand out
through bushes, homeless people, stones, wind, goats, plans
a speculative object or speculation land in germany
an EU funding project to cope with the water shortage of an island
broken land broken land
formed 30 or 35 million years ago by collision of earth plates
gneiss granite volcanic rock
gneisses are formed by metamorphosis, i.e. transformation of rock
under high pressure and at high temperatures. the original material is overlaid
by many layers of rock. consequently, gneiss only comes to the surface when
either the overlying material has eroded or formerly low-lying layers have been
lifted to the surface by tectonics.
gneisses are often found in the old cores (cratons) of continents,
where they have been exposed by deep erosion. as a rule, these rocks have
undergone several phases of transformation since their formation. they form the
oldest rock formations on earth,
cratons were formed mainly in the archean in connection with the
higher temperatures in the earth's mantle at that time. it is assumed that
island arcs were formed from ocean-ocean plate collisions, that crustal
thickening took place through island arc volcanism, mutual overthrusting of
island arcs and undercutting of oceanic crust, and that these island arcs
slowly became more and more continental through further "orogenies".