It's in Beijing
Nothing Ever Happens Here《这里很无聊》 and Lunar Palpitations《月食心慌 》》 are video works comprising footage from a research trip taken in March 2018 to explore the areas surrounding new and proposed HSR stations. Nothing Ever Happens Here《这里很无聊》 creates collages in physical space by bringing green screens to various sites in Hebei with current or proposed HSR stations, and inviting local residents and objects to place themselves in the speculative space of the green screen.
Beijing22 is an open, independent, long-term curatorial project, which will investigate the dynamics of Beijing’s urban space in the five years preceding the Olympic Games in 2022.
(In)visible City: Interactions of Science Fiction and Urban Planning Beijing22 Talk #2 Goethe Institut 06/09/2018, 14:00 - 16:30
Barbara Signer, Michael Bodenmann and Jiajia Zhang spend four weeks in a space that pretends to be an apartment and arrange, re-arrange, share, seek, find, collect, deconstruct, dream, clean, talk and process along their paths of making a temporary home. Within the sharing-economy, questions of possession and community regain importance and offer alternative concepts of living.
By Jiu Jiu: Architectural renders form the cornerstone of public communication in contemporary architecture.
Wearing the Fog
Wearing the fog is a double-screen video installation with a non-linear narrative structure. It centers around the coldness of the industrial world and the indifference of a family.
Starting from a system translating the imaginaries of urban mapping into human forms, each single subway stop of Beijing becomes its own movement.
By Jo Darrington
Inside they were packing. Boxes and instruments lay strewn everywhere. “Why?” I asked. They had to leave this place. Tomorrow it would happen. Victims were to be their big glass windows, the glass door, the second floor and the rooftop lovingly decked for BBQs and jamming sessions. He took us up there. “Take a picture of me,” he asked. “To document this moment.”
Uncut Talks: Alternative Spaces Under Pressure
In collaboration with Beijing22 and IAS Beijing UNCUT Talks has been recording the recent changes due to urban development in the art scene.
Independent Art Spaces 2017
The curatorial premise for the 3rd Independent Art Spaces is part feeling, part idea: Periods of change hold distinctive creative potential.
Casting Haze, Base – lecture performance and installation by Katrin Hornek
Discussions on cities mostly focus on city cores and centers, while their peripheries only draw little attention. But what happens to a city's periphery when it grows and grows? Would it be absorbed or does it shift? Where does city start and where does it end?