Posts Tagged ‘heterotopia’

Mobile Experiential Cinema: Berlin

Friday, September 28th, 2012

MAW members Daniel Dean and Ben Moren traveled through Germany this summer 2012 to visit art fairs dOCUMENTA(13), Art Basel and the Berlin Bienalle. While in Berlin, they were invited to develop and enact a new Berlin specific Mobile Experiential Cinema project for Kulturpark, an international consortium of cultural producers and artists researching and creating site-specific work. From Kulturpark’s website:

On June 30 and July 1, 2012, visionaries from Berlin and beyond explore the physical, relative, and invisible dynamics at play upon the park. Captivated, their interruptions reflect its past, presence, and future, and confront the contained, the assumed, the imagined, and the unseen. From these limits, we discover a new open. Kulturpark is about the movements of amusement — its inherent dangers, its inevitable risk, its attraction, its liberation, its destiny.

Dean and Moren led a walking version of their project, leading about 25 viewers along a path that circumnavigated the Spreepark, an abandoned amusement park along the Spree River. Their project responded to the context of the Spreepark, an amusement park, as an example of a modern heterotopia. Using a mini-projector and mobile speakers,  they performed in three locations, each projecting a single channel video while Moren narrated the videos.