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13/08 - 24/09/2016

SAZ-Stahlanarbeitungszentrum Dortmund GmbH & Co. KG, Dortmund

Installation well,come am Dortmunder Hafen

Installation well,come am Dortmunder Hafen

The performance takes, including entry and getting off, about 20 minutes. The number of participants is limited to 15 people (including one staff member) per trip. Pre-registration is preferable.

The accessible installation „well,come“ at the harbour of Dortmund deals with the world of streams: Streams of goods, data, finances and products as well as the migration of people caused by wars and the struggle for economic survival.

osa, an open collective of practitioners is active in the area between architecture and fine art. It is concerned with spatial experimentation and subverting common views on how we shape and design space as well as how we interact with it - on this occasion on the site of SAZ’s steel processing and distribution plant in the harbour of Dortmund.

In well,come an accessible sculpture is slotting seamlessly into the process of loading the goods by using the existing crane taking the visitors on a journey to an unknown space.

Here the world of streams and connections such as goods, data and people will be brought to the visitor through the means of projections together with a sound installation developed by Sound Artist and Musician Florian Kaplick.

The sculpture acts as a platform which is as open for encounters as the transhipment itself. What is now processed are sensory impressions of a different kind.

The installation is an expression of the movements of goods and people on multiple levels. Presented through the media, it can be located in a place where streams of goods and migrants have been present ever since, immemorial – at the harbour – a “non-place” which as a provisional and future home always refers to what has been left behind.

  • Installation
    • Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • Sun 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • SAZ Stahlanarbeitungszentrum GmbH und Co. KG, Mathiesstraße 12, 44147 Dortmund.
  • Sound installation
    • Tue - Fri 4 - 10 p.m.
    • TYDE STUDIOS, Mathiesstrasse 16, 44147 Dortmund
  • Collaboration with TYDE STUDIOS
    • 25. August 2016 well,come Dinner, 6 p.m.
    • 01. September 2016 well,come Dinner, 6 p.m.
    • 08. September 2016 well,come Dinner, 6 p.m.
    • 15. September 2016 well,come Dinner meets Discourse meets Live Music, 7 p.m.
    • 22. September 2016 clothes meet swap, 6 p.m.


    • From Dortmund Main Station take the metro U47 (direction Westerfilde S-Bahnhof) or the bus 405
    • (direction Dortmund Kirchlinde Zentrum) to the station: Hafen.
    • The installation is situated at the SAZ-Stahlanarbeitungszentrum Dortmund GmbH and Co. KG. Public parking spots are available
    • in Speestraße and Speicherstraße. From the parking lot, it is about a ten to fifteen minute walk to the sculpture.
    • The paths are signposted.


The accessible sculpture is not barrier-free.

Children under 14 years must be accompanied by an adult.

A visit is not recommended if you have problems with anxiety in small rooms and/or closed spaces. The same applies to height phobias. During the performance it is not possible to leave the sculpture (only in emergencies).

For the duration of the performance you get a protective helmet. It is mandatory to wear this helmet.  

Throughout the performance it is not allowed to carry large rucksacks, backpacks and bags or bottles and sharp objects .

  • Curator
  • Artist Curator
    • Office for subversive Architecture (OSA): Karsten Huneck (DE), Oliver Langbein (DE), Bernd Trümpler (DE)
  • A Production by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhrtriennale.
  • Supported by SAZ-Stahlanarbeitungszentrum Dortmund GmbH und Co. KG and the City of Dortmund.
  • Katja Aßmann (DE)
  • Partner
    • Ruhrtriennale