Objective Dialogues: Moabiter Geschichten

Festiwalla 2013, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 16-19.10.2013.

Together with : Alex Head, Jan Bovelet, Patrick Kochlik, Kristin Anschütz and Sabine Schulz Blank

After extended exploration of hidden historical traces of Berlin-Moabit, we joined local youth theatre group JTB in collective re-writing of the Moabit’s past. In the framework of youth festival Festiwalla, we tested the principles of collaborative narration using carefully selected objects from Moabit, which served as triggers for diverse plots, including historical and fictional characters. Festival audience had chance to choose character-object, place it in the spatial and temporal context of Moabit with a help of our ‘slot-machine’ and develop a scene ‘activating’ the selected object. Objective Dialogue Y-table operated as ‘theatrical machine’ for creation of various theatrical-improvisations led by the JTB crew at the end of each festival day.

Photos> Alex Head, Sabine Schulz Blank


Objective Dialogues

Wasteland Twinning Forum , ZK/U, Berlin-Moabit, 21-23.09. 2012

The Anxious Prop collective has been invited to join Wasteland Twinning Forum in order to build another version of the Y-table that facilitate the generation of collective knowledge. Research vehicle called Objective Dialogues served as analytical station, proposing diverse methods for investigation of the wasteland-objects submitted from seven different sites. The table was equipped with 3d scanner and 3 stations (digital scale, measuring tools, magnifying glass), attached to the classification shelf, allowing pairs of investigators to build narratives around chosen object. The whole process concluded by recording a short summary and bringing generated sheet of information back to the cabinet, permitting other participants of the forum to read and reinterpret presented data.

Photos > R.Taylor, S.Kalika, J.Wunderling

Collective offline-hub

Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 23.06. 2012

On the occasion of the exhibition The World Is Not Fair, AXP collective was invited to intervene in the pavilion of Institut für Raumexperimente under the title Translation Acts. For that purpose site-specific installation has been built, offering possibility of collective writing on pirate-box driven Etherpad Lite. Participants had chance to write a collective poem, to develop color based pattern and to do the mash-up from the given texts.

Programing > Philipp Bosch /   Photos > Sabine Schulz Blank

Reviewing Making-Visible

The Anxious Prop Case 4, Reviewing Making-Visible, Stattbad Wedding , 30.03.2011, Berlin

Case 4 was collective effort to examine differences and similarities between science and plastic arts in terms of making-visible. By deconstructing scientific format of the conference, interdisciplinary team generated simultaneous discussions and presented new issue of feuilleton. Site-specific intervention in the sloped pool underlined sectional quality of location and created debates around customized bar-tables. This circular arena with void centre served as spatial model in which real-time conversations where recorded by rotating mobile with microphone at the end. Randomly selected thoughts of participants where re-appropriated and printed in the new visual language.

Photos : Lola Meyer, Daniel Fernándezpascual