ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics is an artist residency located in a former railway depot surrounded by a public park in Berlin, Germany. It is the outcome of a concept developed by the Berlin-based artists’ collective KUNSTrePUBLIK.
During our two month residency we were researching urban park landscapes and exploring the different relationships and perspectives found in play and risk taking.
In the long term we want to see if it is possible, through well thought out design to provoke interesting and unexpected qualities of movement and interaction from a diverse range of people, in a shared environment.
This work was undertaken with our two children Sascha and Jack.
The OPENHAUS is a regular public format that takes place every month in ZK/U, inviting audiences to connect with the hosted projects and to explore the process of its residency program.
For this OPENHAUS we exhibited some of our early work in progress in the underground cellar of ZK/U.
This work included photographs, video, model testing, risk research and unconstrained park design.
At the end of our 2 month residency we presented an exhibition of all of our research work over the 2 months.
This work included photography, video, sculpture and a website which we designed and built. We also documented the dismantling of the exhibition, which was almost as satisfying as making the work.