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Kotti Shop/SuperFuture and Halima Cassells/Free Market of Detroit


Part of "Detroit-Berlin: One Circle"

In the Zentrum Kreuzberg at Kottbusser Tor is the Kotti Shop, an arts and project space that is closely tied to the neighbourhood, and where being together and artistic projects play a large role. In all its activities the Kotti-Shop focuses on the role of art in social processes. Julia Brunner and Stefan Endewardt, the artistic directors of the Kotti Shop, continually work together with the art factory SuperFuture to build a bridge between neighbourhoods in other cities and the art and project spaces there.

In preparation for “Detroit-Berlin: One Circle” they (sponsored by the Goethe Insitut and HAU Hebbel am Ufer) will travel to Detroit to do a residency at FILTER Project. Brunner and Endewardt will reflect shared learning on site with Halima Cassels, who is active in initiatives such as Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network und Free Market of Detroit. Her artistic practice is an exploration of value, and community power. In the process, Cassels will develop video segments for “TRANSPHÄRE”. With this installation Julia Brunner and Stefan Endewardt will create a site for being together on the lawn in front of HAU2, which will be both stage as well as display. The different urban spaces, concretely the surroundings of HAU and Kottbusser Tor, will overlap, physically and interactively, with neighbourhood spaces in Detroit. “TRANSPHÄRE” will thus highlight the social dimensions of artistic works in and with neighbourhood structures.
Current Performances
Wed 30.05.2018, 17:01-23:00 / HAU2 Outdoor
Thu 31.05.2018, 17:00-23:00 / HAU2 Outdoor
Fri 01.06.2018, 17:00-23:00 / HAU2 Outdoor
Sat 02.06.2018, 17:00-23:00 / HAU2 Outdoor
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. The artist residencies are funded by the Goethe-Institut and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Presented as part of „Detroit-Berlin: One Circle“, a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.