STUNDE NULL AT STAATSTHEATER COTTBUS
March, 02 2023 at 7:30 pm
Technology Center UMPRUM – Mikulandská 5, Praha 1, 110 00
The ship doesn’t belong to Theseus alone
The first event of the new lectures cycle focusing on architecture called Finally! will present an unconventional dialogue between the German architect Thomas Burlon and the German-Belgian artist Bernd Trasberger. The evening entitled The ship doesn’t belong to Theseus alone will focus on collective authorship.
A recording of the lecture can be viewed here.
An excerpt of my current book project Mutti in L.A. is published in archimaera #10 Fragment
BETON Berlin 4 with Bernd Trasberger
video installation, three chapters (20min loop) + two repaired benches
Bernd Trasberger‘s work „Benchmarks“ is a video installation at Eduard-Müller-Platz. It was based on
a conversation with Dutch artist Rob Hamelijnck about the history, present and future of the square. This
is in a strange insular position, sandwiched between three streets, left there orphaned, somehow abandoned to its fate. The work „Benchmarks“ is thus a subjective dialogue in three chapters about this place and the situation found there. The characteristics of the place as perceived by the interlocutors are made clear by the video projection on the backrest of a bench. The surrounding space becomes newly perceptible through the projection in this light. While reading the conversation, however, the supposed specificity of the place repeatedly becomes a „commonplace“ that can be found like this throughout Berlin and other European cities.
Bernd Trasberger is mainly concerned with architecture, public space and the design of urban places. His engagement with this often requires intensive, long-term research with a sociological, architectural-historical or political background. In his collaboration with BETON, Trasberger will examine a location (tba) in Neukölln that has fallen out of view and shed some light on the darkness of the transformation thicket with an artistic presentation for the public. Part of the work "Benchmarks" consists of a conversation with Rob Hamelijnck from Fucking Good Art (Rotterdam).
For the fourth exhibition of the BETON Berlin series on Tuesday, September 27, 7 to 10 pm Bernd Trasberger will occupy a location in Neukölln. This will be announced on short notice via RSVP. Please send an email to email@example.com to get a location update.
BETON Berlin is a initiative, following the projects ADN Pförtnerhaus, Statsion, Tacho, CNTRM, when the image is new, the world is new and STRouX, initiated by Christof Zwiener.
Video that documents the travel by train between Berlin and Sofia (BG). The change of the landscapes, its different perspective layers and the unmissable draught are combined with texts of poets of the different countries along the way and recent news about climate change.
Work in collaboration with Svenja Liesau, Roam Berlin and Toplocantrala Sofia.
For a permanent work commissioned by East Street Art, Leeds (GB) I am 3D scanning several animal figures inside historic Burmantofts moulds that are stored at the Discovery Center Leeds. The moulds are fragile and cannot be opened. The digital liberation of the animals figures will lead to a new set of ceramic sculptures.