PlaceBärwalder See lake, Uhyst, (GER) 2007

Material: concret

PlaceBärwalder See lake, Uhyst, (GER) 2007

Curator:  Susanne Altmann, Dresden (GER)

Photo: Stefan Schröder

ÜBER TAGE_07 – Art projects in the public space of Lausitzer Seenland, Germany, September 2007 – September 2008.

Handlungsspielraum (scope/space for action) is a sculptural record of memory. The project tells the history of Bärwalder See lake in a series of keywords. Eight verbs refer to eight specific events or states associated with the creation of the lake: discover, resettle, demolish, dig out, burn, fill up, remember, forget. It was geologists who discovered the coal, residents who were resettled, villages that were demolished, coal that was dug out and burned, a lake that was filled up and finally people who remember or forget all this.

3 Handlungsspielraum

Material: (rain-) water

Place: Abandoned barracks in the historical centrer of Breda, (NL)

Photo: Stefan Schröder

Borderline 1  

The unstable weather conditions, with many rainy days during the period, caused the wall facing the studio to constantly change in appearance. One day, I took some chalk sticks and traced the boundary between the wet and dry areas on it. 

Grenzlinie Wand sm

Material: corrugated plastic, construction timber, screws and graffiti, 2,5 x 32m x 10cm

Place: Berlin Pavilion, Tiergarten

Curator: Rüdiger Lange, (GER)

Photo: Stefan Schröder

This temporary work was constructed in order to create an artificial indoor space out of doors, directly inspired by the architecture of the Berlin Pavilion inTiergarten. The main material – ordinary corrugated plastic – helped to reinforce the impression of a more or less useless wall. At the same time post graffiti mirror wall was a comment on the existing graffiti all over the backside of the exhibition building. Although not explicitly stated, post graffiti mirror wall amounted to an invitation to Berlin's graffiti kids, which they eagerly accepted. The nearby ICE and local train tracks were reason enough for them to show up during the night and leave a tag. The work was a project for Z2000 with curator Rüdiger Lange.

PGMW ganz von hinten sm 2

Material: wooden modell

Place: Solia / Glomdalsmuseet Elverum (N)

Curator: Tina Maren Buddeberg, Solia / Ragne Harviken, Glomdalsmuseet

Photo: Stefan Schröder

The project Folkshytta. A home from home for all! is meant as a contribution to an alternative and broader based strategy for immigration in Norway. In essence, the project offers a model of highly symbolic value. It will involve surveys, seminars and workshops about the leisure activities of immigrants, and will focus on developing a new kind of holiday home – a house equipped for the needs of this social group, which reflects their identities and cultural backgrounds.

Folkshytta Modellkleiner

Material: enamel on metal, various sizes

Place: Pfotenhauer Strasse, Dresden - Johanstadt, (GER)

Curator: Street level

Photo: Stefan Schröder

A number of street name signs were mounted in various urban contexts along Dresden’s Pfotenhauerstrasse, location for part one of the street level project.

15381 markierg 01

Material: gold-bullion and aluminium plate with engraving, plexi glass mounted on rock

Place: The Swiss Alps

Curator: Pfelder (GER) and Simone Zaugg (CH/GER)

Photo: Stefan Schröder

3 Schweigen und Gold

A Swiss gold bar was hidden in the mountains along the Simplon Pass. It was stamped with the words ’silence’ and ’gold’. A message was left with the gold informing the finder that s/he is entitled to keep the bullion on the condition that s/he observes strict secrecy about the find.
The project Schweigen und Gold (Silence and Gold) is on the one hand about the discovery of gold in Simplon and about Jewish gold and the Swiss national reserves, and on the other a play on the well-known expression, ’Talk is silver, silence is golden’.