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Kunstmeile Hamburg occupies public space with art action | Picnic on the Wall | 10.09.2022

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On 10 September 2022, under the direction of the artist collective Baltic Raw Org, the plateau of the Hamburger Kunsthalle will be transformed into an eventful experience space for one day. At a busy intersection in Hamburg’s city centre, the public is invited to experience the public space differently through various artistic interventions from 12 to 10 pm.

image. above: Atelierbesuch bei Baltic Raw Org, Móka Farkas, ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

Baltic Raw Org (BRO) is building a walkable bridge construction as an intermediate space for deceleration. The participatory project “BalticRawOrg: AprioRama” offers an urban counter-design in which nature and culture are thought together and which can be actively shaped by the visitors in a variety of actions.

A floating tree symbolises the transformation of the place and questions the familiar. Artistic performances, stations such as the “Islands of Silence” and a permanent performance in climate-cooling suits create an almost surreal atmosphere.

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Atelierbesuch bei Baltic Raw Berndt Jasper ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

Invited to wear the costumes themselves, visitors become part of this scenery and can thus make an active contribution against global warming. With a compositional DJ set by Paul Speckmann (Golden Pudel Club resident), the now vanished sound of birds is revived and in the installation “echt jetzt?” by Gwendolin Taube and Lars Vaupel, a flock of mechanical woodpeckers conquers a tree. Jil Lahr’s “Trafik” playfully and associatively transforms the supposedly familiar into a new unreal world, and DJs AronTheCook and Offline bring the evening to a close with a glimpse into their music library.

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Atelierbesuch bei Baltic Raw Org, Móka Farkas & Berndt Jasper, ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

The Kunstmeile Hamburg – the community of the five large art museums BUCERIUS KUNST FORUM, DEICHTORHALLEN HAMBURG, HAMBURGER KUNSTHALLE, KUNSTVEREIN IN HAMBURG and MUSEUM FÜR KUNST UND GEWERBE HAMBURG – wants to position itself with this action as an impulse generator for change in the city and create from this initiative an annual ritual that brings about lasting change.

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Atelierbesuch bei Baltic Raw Org, Paul Speckmann, ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

The art action BalticRawOrg: AprioRama will create a place of
deceleration and bring nature to mind.

Over the past two decades, BRO has repeatedly undertaken spectacular interventions, thereby reclaiming specific places in the urban space, occupying brownfield sites with situational action art and setting new impulses for an active and ecologically sensitised urban society. Their work at the interface of visual art, architecture and urban sociology will also manifest itself in this art action.

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Die Initiator*innen der Veranstaltung Picknick am Wall, v.l.n.r. Alexander Stockinger (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe), Bert Antonius Kaufmann (Deichtorhallen), Paul Grziwok (Kunstmeile Hamburg), Kathrin Baumstark (Bucerius Kunst Forum), Tulga Beyerle (Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe), Andreas Hoffmann (Bucerius Kunst Forum), Dirk Luckow (Deichtorhallen), Norbert Kölle (Hamburger Kunsthalle), ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

Baltic Raw Org (Móka Farkas & Berndt Jasper) Baltic Raw Org is an interdisciplinary collective from Hamburg, with Berndt Jasper and Móka Farkas at its core. The collective has been active primarily in public space since 2002 and works at the interface of architecture, art and social experimentation.

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Atelierbesuch bei Baltic Raw Org Gloria Brillowska (kostümdesignerin) und Nils Kleffner ( Tänzer & Performer) bei der Anprobe des klimakühlenden Anzugs von baltic Raw Org ©Kunstmeile Hamburg Foto Max Hartmann

Their temporary interventions deconstruct, democratise and explore new ways of creating social participation in urban space. Baltic Raw Org’s actions are temporary interventions in public space that redefine conventional forms of presentation. The focus is on processuality, interactivity and the site-specific development of artistic actions.

WHEN?

Saturday, 10 September 2022, 12-22 h

WHERE?

Plateau der Hamburger Kunsthalle, Glockengießerwall 5, 20095 Hamburg

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