The GO11 AWARD (500,-Euro for the best Urban Alternate Use, donated by EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival) goes to FIT – freie internationale tankstelle http://www.f-i-t.org/english/start.htm
Most of the voters (182) and the jury thought that FIT is the best re-use of an urban environment.
The „Urban Guide for Alternate Use“ (http://www.altuseguide.com/) is a project by Scott Burnham.
FIT – Freie Internatinale Tankstelle
By Dida Zende
Gas stations as art base
Berlin (Germany), Copenhagen (Denmark), Ludwigshafen (Germany), Kaufdorf (Switzerland), Miami (USA), Lochau (Austria),…
The idea of the „friendly takeover “ of abandoned gas stations worldwide and change into „FILLING STATIONS FOR THE CREATIVE SPIRIT“ together with artist/non artist/community is a societal innovation and part of the social change.
Space Appropriator #3 / Junior Pro-ball
By Veronika Tzekova
Intervention, game, performance
The city of Sofia has huge parking problems. On the featured sidewalk obviously the owners of this now closed enterprise made arrangements to prevent the cars from parking, which created peculiar situation. Space Appropriator #3 uses the specificity of the sidewalk and by adding a simple chalk drawing in the shape of a football field offers an alternative experience of the place and an opportunity to practice a street game.
The series of urban interventions Space Appropriators (Urban Olympics 2011) comment on modes of use and behavior in common spaces in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. Each Space Appropriator employs different situation in the urban fabric in order to question the Status Quo of variety of urban spaces and elements. Most of the Space Appropriators are developed in the shape of outdoors games, realized with simple media such as chalk drawing, elastic rope, stencils, stickers and etc. http://www.urbanolympics2011.hit.bg
We are a married couple who use an island in a nearby busy London park for our holidays. In the middle of the night we inflate our small plastic boat and row the short distance to set up camp on our island getaway. Although very small the island is covered in dense foliage so we can remain undetected for the duration of our stay, usually two or three nights. We made a series of holiday postcards which we send to friends detailing our island adventures.
By Hans Lerperger
Game: Urban Footballgolf
When you marry football with golf, you get a nice new game for the city! You can play foogo anytime anyplace without using anything. Just take a lighter and a key lanyard to lift one or two manhole covers in a nice place. Make a ball of whatever you can find and have fun. Foogo is fun to play and tricky too, since the manhole is vertical unlike the usual goal! Don´t forget to close the manhole later on…
By Wouter Sibum
Intervention at a viaduct near Kluut, Hoorn (NH
Hoorn, The Netherlands
Custom made bench for turning a unused staircase into a place to sit. Approx. 8 x 6 x 50m. (Intervention without permissions)
Reusing found bicycle inner tube in order to create a place to stay in a bicycle parking.
By Louisa Dawson
Ney York City, USA
‚Temporary Displacement‘ is a sculpture that is a disused rubbish skip which has been turned it into a small, but functional, swimming pool. All my sculptures juxtapose everyday industrial or domestic objects to make functional absurdities to communicate between structures, objects and environments.
500 litres of of waterbased environmentally-friendly paint were dumped on Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin – a new colour in front of every traffic light: lemon yellow, chimney red, cyan blue, and purple violet. The cars drove over the paint and became ‘paint brushes’.
The action was executed anonymously. For months people were guessing whether this was a ‘Guerrilla Advertising Campaign’ or an art-work.
It is in fact a work of art by Berlin-based Dutch artist IEPE (Iepe Rubingh, born 1974) together with an anonymous crew. IEPE is known for his ‘traffic congestive actions’ in Berlin and Tokyo, as well as the raining ‘Miracle Trees’ in Singapore, Berlin and Arnsberg. Additionally, he is the inventor of the hybrid sport ‘Chess Boxing’ and is the director of the World Chess Boxing Organisation, with clubs in Siberia, London, Los Angeles and Berlin.
IEPE works “within society” or “with society”. For him, Chess Boxing is as much Social Sculpture as an independent sport. The work ‘Painting Reality’ is connected to the idea of Social Sculpture and is a picturesque implementation of it. Video: http://painting.iepe.net
By Géraldine Py & Roberto Verde
The title of this picture is „Construction abusive“, translated „Improper building“. There was a crane really close to the front building. We took the opportunity to do the project: We set a clothesline from the last floor of the building to the hook of the crane, with the cranedriver assistance. http://22-plaisir.com/pyverde/galerie-292.html#t292
Even as they are rendered obsolete by the ubiquity of smartphones, I’m interested in pay phones because they are both anachronistic and quotidian. Relics, they’re dead technology perched on the edge of obsolescence, a skeuomorph hearkening back to a lost shared public space we might no longer have any use for. Something to be nostalgic for, in the way I can’t think about a phone booth without conjuring up images of an old, impatient woman banging on the door to one while I was inside using a calling card to ask for money. And of course they are nuisance, basically pedestrian level billboards that only blight certain neighborhoods (good luck finding a payphone in Tribeca, while there are eight separate phone kiosks on one block between 108th and 109th streets and Columbus Ave). But they can also be a place of opportunity, something to reprogram and somewhere to come together and find a good book with your neighbors. http://gracefulspoon.com/blog/2011/07/06/dub-002/
Mandy Romero (UK) coop homotopia festival (UK)
Fri 11 – Sun 13 November
Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool
Weekend Pass £20
European transgender performers and live art artists of all types and genres have jointly created Tranny Hotel as a setting for extraordinary attractions. Visitors are cordially invited to experience these works in the hotel rooms, in the lobby and throughout this hospitality establishment. In the Adelphi Hotel Liverpool, transgender artists—celebrities and unknowns, stars of the local scene and those who’ve traveled from afar—offer insights into their world(s).
Tranny Hotel will see dozens of transsexual artists, both male to female and female to male, from across the globe, perform a wealth of different works in numerous spaces around the hotel, from bedrooms and suites, to staircases, hallways and function rooms. The three day event will also see concert style performances taking place on Fri 11th November and Sun 13 November , an in conversation with event with legendary Transsexual artist David Hoyle at the Bluecoat on Sun 13th November and the Alternative Miss Liverpool Event, which takes place at the Kazimir on Sat 12th November as part of the Homotopia festival.
Renowned transsexual performers and artists will be flying in from across the globe to perform at the event with is the biggest Transgender event in the UK for 2011. Acts include accomplished Scottish transsexual playwright Jo Clifford, who brings her highly controversial piece ’The Gospel According to Jesus Queen of Heaven’, an early version of which was originally performed at the Glasgay festival in 2009. The piece will see small audiences meeting and interacting with Queen Jesus in a hotel room throughout the weekend. Spanish artist REgina Fiz’ will perform her critically acclaimed piece ‘The Ritual Wedding’ which also demands an intimate audience in an intimate space. The ritual wedding draws on tradition and precise ritual, and will leave the audience taking away a completely personal encounter through evoking memories and past emotions.
Norwegian female to male transgender artist Ane Lan brings the most personal of experiences to the hotel with her piece ‘Irma’s Room’, which is inspired by Sigmund Freud, Irma being the famous patient of Freud. Small audiences of just one or two people will experience the piece at a time, making it completely unique each time it is performed.
Other artists include Canadian transgender folk artist Rae Spoon, unique drag, cabaret and performance artist Jonny Woo, Tom Shaw, whose piece ‘Drag Mountain’ will see the stairways and halls covered in a string of dresses, before Shaw wears them simultaneously and American artist Lazlow Pearlman, will perform his piece Dance Me To The End of Love, which explores intimacy, love, partnering and the transgender body. A full line up of performers and acts will be announced shortly.
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€500 for best re-se or mis-use of an urban object or area
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To encourage and celebrate resourcefulness in the city, EXCHANGE RADICAL MOMENTS! Live Art Festival is awarding a prize for the most innovative re-use of an urban object or area for a new purpose.
From telephone boxes being re-used as tree planters to street signs being used as musical instruments, the urban landscape is no longer the end of a creative process, but the beginning. The city has become source material and urban residents around the world are finding new uses for the existing infrastructure of their city.
An appointment is made between a performer and a spectator: a certain time and place, nothing more. When they meet a rule is set. The performer: “I am going to take you by the hand and ask you to close your eyes.” The couple viewer/performer starts their walk.
The performer chooses a focal point and turns the spectator’s head in the right direction so he can perceive it. Aiming the spectator’s head, the performer says ‘open‘.
The opening time corresponds to the opening of a camera diaphragm: long enough ‘for the picture to be taken’ “Open, close” will be the only words spoken during the walk.
Through this mechanism, everything which enters the field of vision creates an event: it appears to the eyes as for the first time. The discontinuity gives each image the sudden strangeness of a flash. The space is made alive for the eyes.
The performer, who is now a guide, must create a relationship of mutual sensitivity so that the viewer can abandon himself ‘into his eyes ’ and accept to be disoriented. The guide’s hands put him in a state of dance. His perception of all his inside movements is highlighted: he dances.
It is a duet who is in process through the eye walk: two bodies commit to one another in a simultaneous walk, ‘just to see’.
The eye walk becomes a singular way to create a movie out of reality, a movie in which the viewer participates with all his senses involved.
(Myriam Lefkowitz, Paris)
„When it gets hard to distinguish between
life and performance, I would say that it´s the beginning of reality.“
Watch out for The Eye Walk in Paris on 11.11.2011 !
10 – 12 June 2011
International artists – from U.K., Germany and Spain
* Mandy Romero – UK
* La JohnJoseph – UK
* Regina Fiz – Spain
* Bridge Markland – Germany
* And Kasandra Vom Kulturschock from Cologne
Two days of extravagant events
* Encounters in Toilets
* Musical Improvisations
* Unexpected Appearances
Expanding over a timeframe of one and a half years, a variety of Live Art projects will be created and put into action on the 11th November 2011 in 11 European cities, by more than 30 participating international artists.
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At the EXCHANGE! Congress on the 20th of October, 2010, in Berlin, people were able to learn more about the festival and get in contact with the organizers and other artists. An experimental and unique congress format as well as an exciting program of events led to many discussions and exchanges. Starting with a „Pecha Kucha Brunch,“ followed by video screenings (highlights from the Attitude Festival in Bitola, Macedonia), performances, a round table talk dubbed the „Tea Table Talks,“ and finally ended with the experimental encounter „PMC“.
Photos by Carolin & Gernot Seeliger
This is the next project for exchange! The Urban Guide for Alternate Use was created by Scott Burnham to serve as both catalogue and catalyst for design resourcefulness in the city. The Guide features and examples and ideas; ways in which people are treating the city not as the end of an urban design process, but the beginning of one, and then take it upon themselves to change the use of an object or area in the city to serve another need.
www.altuseguide.com A celebration of re-use and resourcefulness in the city through alternate uses for urban objects and areas.
We invited artists to present ideas for projects. Deadline was September 30, 2010.
Many thanks to all artists for their submissions. The project selection will happen soon, in October 2010.
Exchange Radical Moments! at TINA B. Festival, Prague. The TINA B. Festival starts on 7 October. The project „The Difference between Now and Then (Darkest Hour Redux)“’ by the artists duo Owen Mundy and Joelle Dietrick will be shown in cooperation with Exchange Radical Moments!
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