22. April – 21. May 2023 with José Heerkens, Gracia Khouw, Johanna Reich, Marjorie Welish, Carlo Battisti, Julia Bünnagel, Jochen Gerz, Eugen Gomringer, Jill van Grinsven + Jakke Jalink, Keti Kapanadze, Naho Kawabe, Wjm Kok, Joseph Kosuth, Tatjana Macić, Vera Molnar, Franz Mon, Gonzalo Reyes Araos, Gerhard Rühm, Eva-Maria Schön, Anita Stöhr Weber, Timm Ulrichs, Peter Wüthrich, Paul Goede, Jane Brucker + Jeremy Wasser, Timo Berndt Curated by Susannah Cremer-Bermbach ARTI et AMICITIAE, Amsterdam
22. January – 16. April 2023 On the semiotic interplay of encoding and decoding and their translation into lines, shapes, colors, patterns, signs, symbols. Curated by Susannah Cremer-Bermbach gkg Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung e.V
A change of studio has catapulted me into another world. My old studio life in Hamburg had the advantages of a gentrified district, my new studio is in the City Nord with concrete and empty shops. The break motivated me to make a video collage, because at second glance City Nord turned out to be a place for creative people. With Le Corbusier, it was supposed to be an “office city in the green” and offer a “New Way of Working”. The goal collapsed in the 1990s. Afterwards, studios and clubs called “Ebene+14” sprang up in the now empty spaces. Thanks to good rents, an agile art oasis developed. But the idea of renewing the lousy image of City Nord through culture did not last long: from 2009 onwards, new office blocks were built, the substance renovated, and the artists moved out. The story of these changes is told from the perspective of the activists of “Ebene+14” through interviews, historical photos, 3D reconstructions and current views.
This Project „Das war mal eine tolle Idee. Ebene +14: Oase der Kunst” is a video-collage by Naho Kawabe with narratives by the artists: Annette Mewes-Thoms Eva Wehdemeyer Falk von Traubenberg Josef Greiner Jutta Konjer Oliver Maybohm Wolfgang Schindler (Art Space KX) and Christina Herzig (pharmacist)
Drone: Heiko Neumeister Camera: Naho Kawabe 3D: René Kusnawijaya Sound: Veit Kenner Editing: Naho Kawabe Title logo: Koichiro Isogai Transcript: Lea van Hall Web-Designe: KRYPTOTHEK
This project is supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in Germany NEUSTART KULTUR