‘Steinsuppe (Stone Soup)', 2015,
A space for conversations (wood, cotton), soup
Residency project in 'Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben', Berlin. Stokroos Stipendium.
During the residency in Berlin I came to question the environment I need to develop my work. What is the relation between art and social engagement? And what is the roll of 'collaborate work' in this? In which situation does art actually take place?
How can the relation between the shared space, and solo retreat be translated into a spacial situation? Which frameworks in time and space create a possibility to make contact to others, to connect to the all day life? How do we search/find freedom of movement in the areas where we live and work?
Through this project I focussed on 'the conversation' as an action, meeting people (mostly colleagues who worked in the building).
I built a space for conversation. Twenty one-to-one conversations took place.
The project ended with a gathering in the space, where we made a stone soup (according to an old folk story my grandmother used to tell).