Under the term Unwetter artists, activists and theorists work together at non-academic knowledge production. The catalyst for this was the one year long Ideas Lab and Thinking and Doing Documenta, Sarat Maharaj offered as part of his guest professorship tenure at Humboldt University, Berlin, in 2001 and 2002.
Opening September the 12. at 8 pm
Event: At September 20th between 5 and 11 pm we invite for a "Discusive Picnic" (do bring some food)
Special opening hours:
Mo - Fr. 4 - 8 pm Sa, Su 2 - 6 pm
September 19./20. open to 11 pm
during the Open Weekend, Kunst Mitte Nord
Under the term Unwetter artists, activists and theorists work together at non-academic knowledge production. The catalyst for this was the one year long Ideas Lab and Thinking and Doing Documenta, Sarat Maharaj offered as part of his guest professorship tenure at Humboldt University, Berlin, in 2001 and 2002. Sarat Maharaj proposed the German word â€œUnwetter" as a model for the collapse of binary oppositions. In a way, to talk of â€œUnwetter" is actually absurd. Literally translated, Unwetter would mean nonweather, when in actual use it means inclement weather. Like an â€œUnwetter", global upheavals swirl around the knowledge systems that previously where in place. This opens up spaces that we stroll through and investigate. Interrelationships between individuals, projects, ideas and material of all kinds are worked on in an experimental mode. In shifting formations, from one, to five, to one hundred (networks), we proceed through practical and theoretical means. Different project threads develop. The resulting material is collected in boxes. Out of different, even peripheral perspectives, we research the indications of change, conflict, crisis, newly emerging structures, etc. Unwetter functions equivalent to weather formations.
The basic format of Unwetter is the Discursive Picnic which connects different contexts into an ongoing process of reciprocal exchange. We offer invitations to a both physical and intellectual picnic that functions as a potluck, where each participant can be both guest and host at the same time. We arrive, we unpack the Unwetter-Thermobox, where ideas are kept cool, we exchange, alter, repack and move on in different directions, to meet somewhere again. From September 13th - 22th, Unwetter develops in Sparwasser HQ a sequence of temporary discursive sets und situations, presents the boxes and their contents in ever changing conditions, invites participation. The opening reception will be held on September 12th at 8 pm. on September 20th a Discursive Picnic will take place in Sparwasser, to which we invite all to bring food and refreshments.
- Vienna, Wiener Sezession
- Belgrade, Museum "25th May" (Museum of National History of Yugoslavia)
- MalmÃ¶, Critical Studies, Kunstakademie Unwetter Walk_Berlin
Discursive Picnic_Landschaftspflegehof e. V
To Hike to the East
G.U.N. Oslo, Oktober 2003
Torstrabe 161 Berlin
tel +49 30 21803001