ARCHIPEL IN√EST

01/05 – 20/09/2014

 

KUNSTrePUBLIK proclaimed the second part of Archipel in√est in 2014 and transformed the vicinity of Recklinghausen (the so-called Vest) into a lab for new social models

The collective KUNSTrePUBLIK started as a mobile lab in the Vest (vicinity Recklinghausen) in 2012. The project Archipel in√est responded to the specific conditions in the Ruhr Area and developed models that deal with the future of the post-industrial Western world.

KUNSTrePUBLIK used the start as a mobile lab for initializing the local development of utopias: Sonderzonen (zones with special authorizations) were the central instruments of the project and were proclaimed at different locations, thus marking the islands of Archipel in√est. Therefore, KUNSTrePUBLIK worked together with artists from Germany, Scotland, the Netherlands, Finland, South Africa, Brazil and Indonesia who created single experiments and produce the islands of the Archipel in√est.
An example for work by the artist duo Maíra das Neves and Pedro Victor Brandão is The þit, a Bitcoin mine built on wasteland in Oer-Erkenschwick that generates money to be invested into creating a public park.
During the presentation weekend #2 in July, scenarios for overcoming energy crises were tested. For this purpose, Archipel in√est transferred its centre from Gelsenkirchen right into the Vest, where it visited the alleged fringes of the cultural metropolis Ruhr. The tour went from former horse racing tracks to closed-down kiosks, industrial parks, picturesque camping sites and urban wastelands. A book launch in September gave an overall insight into the development of the project Archipel inest.


In 2013, the project started with the Offene Werkstatt des Archipel in√est (open workshop)! More information in our archive.

More information under:
archipel-invest.eu
www.thebpit.org
www.investmentzone.info
http://irreality.tv/

Dates

Please see our calendar for current project events and archived events.

  • Maíra das Neves & Pedro Victor Brandão: "The þit" in Oer-Erkenschwick
    Maíra das Neves & Pedro Victor Brandão: "The þit" in Oer-Erkenschwick
  • Zumba Tanzen in einem leeren Swimming Pool
    Zumba Tanzen in einem leeren Swimming Pool
  • Investment Zone am Schalker Verein
    "Investment Zone" am Schalker Verein
  • Nadin Reschke & Internationaler Bildungsverein für Frauen auf Stadtrundgang
    "UPCYCLE yourself. vest goes mobile" von Nadin Reschke & IBKF
  • Die Performance "Sommerurlaub" von Murray Kruger am Campingplatz in Datteln
    Die Performance "Sommerurlaub" von Murray Kruger am Campingplatz in Datteln
  • "Wenn das Gebäude nicht mehr trägt" in Recklinghausen
    "Wenn das Gebäude nicht mehr trägt" in Recklinghausen
  • Ein Autorennen auf der ehemaligen Trabrennbahn in Recklinghausen
    Ein Autorennen auf der ehemaligen Trabrennbahn in Recklinghausen
  • Ein Autorennen auf der ehemaligen Trabrennbahn in Recklinghausen
    Ein Autorennen auf der ehemaligen Trabrennbahn in Recklinghausen