BIG HOPE (Miklos Erhardt/Dominic
REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT (Henrik Meyer/Martin Keil)
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Open project-space March 17.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 4-7pm Sat 2-6
WORKAHOLIC NIGHT Thursday
March 20. from 6-11pm
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Torstrasse 161, Berlin Mitte
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In the project NOMAD JOB, two
artist-groups reflect on the terms economy and work. Under the
influence of a globalized economy, traditional working-concepts
change, leaving the individual and society with insecurities
as to where and how to position themselves.
the range of new definitions and values of work, NOMAD JOB interacts
with the public of Sparwasser HQ. In WORKAHOLIC NIGHT and in
the open project space, workers, artists, the unemployed, and
the self-exploited are invited to reflect on the new economic
grounds of the expanded European Union, as well as on their own
relation to work.
There are no serious "theoretical foundations" for
any of the versions of globalization, including the investor-rights
versions. The international economy is far too poorly understood
for there to be systematic "theories" in any serious
Under the name BIG
HOPE, Miklos Erhardt/Dominic Hislop
present "Talking About Economy", a video installation
and wall documentation of interviews with different kinds of
workers in Hungary and Germany. Questions, attitudes and expectations
about the past, present and future of economy and work are expressed,
in particular with regard to the imminent expansion of the European
Union. The three production-phases of this project, Hungary/Germany/Hungary,
create a virtual dialogue that bounces back and forth between
these two sides of the eurozone.
set up a laboratory
to elaborate a psycho-social diagram, describing current forms
of self-exploitation. The target group are the visitors to SparwasserHQ,
workers in NGO´s, artists, unemployed, entrepreneurs and
all other people involved in deregulated working structures.
The laboratory consists of an office-unit and a photo studio
to portray and collect data from the participants. This results
in a growing installation of statements and portraits, displaying
different concepts of work.
To introduce into their project, REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT show
60 photographs and a wall painting documenting a recent survey
done in Chemnitz.
Nomad Job is realized with
support of the Auswaertiges Amt and
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