Germany, Bernau bei Berlin

A Base Camp

when 23 July 2018 - 28 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 590

The workshop aims to think which form/materiality can an autonomous group take. The idea is to realize a base camp, a structure of some sort, that will exist as a manifesto of an arbitrary temporary existence.

After studying different examples of past exhibitions, we will walk through the Bauhaus campus and surroundings (building, woods, pond, highway) to chose a significant location to work with. Based on the idea of Temporary Autonomous Zone, we will develop together, a micronation, a structure that can claim and present itself in a specific location on the campus. Between a demonstration and an introverted shelter, there are many possible attitudes and forms. Beyond the exchange of information, the goal is that the participants create their own territory and develop an event during which the other participants and visitors will be confronted to.

In order to achieve this, we will have to determine what defines a space, a location, what are its boundaries, what kind of limits can be transgressed? What concrete laws or signs can be referred to in order to legitimize actions, develop artistic values and set limits. Can anything be done and said in this new territory?

Participants should be able to print images or texts, build things out of finding elements wood, cardboard, cloth, paint or glue things, hang things. Maybe some want to plant flowers, sing, clean up the site or dig a hole. I’m open. So participants should bring what they might need: sandwiches, seeds, a flag, a tent, a passport, a knife, rope, bedsheets, animals, some masking tape. Who wants, knows.

Course leader

Simon Lamunière is a curator at the sculpture park of Domaine du Muy since 2014. Simon is well known for developing new projects which enlarge the usual conception of contemporary art and its diffusion.

Target group

artists, architects, activists, political scientists, curators

Course aim

The workshop aims to think which form/materiality can an autonomous group take. The idea is to realize a base camp, a structure of some sort, that will exist as a manifesto of an arbitrary temporary existence.

Credits info

There are no credits for this course. After finishing the course successfully, the participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Fee info

EUR 590: The participation fee is 590.00 EUR per one-week course.

The fee includes:
A registration fee of 160.00 EUR (this amount is not refundable)
A course fee of 430.00 EUR

The course fee includes lunch and dinner (Mon-Sat) as well as the preliminary course and all evening events.
EUR 220: Accommodations
We also offer you the possibility of overnight accommodations including breakfast at the Bauhaus landmark. The cost of the accommodations depends on your room selection:

220.00 EUR for a seven-night stay in a double room / breakfast
310.00 EUR for a seven-night stay in a single room / breakfast

The accommodations gains also access to the local swimming pool. We recommend attending the course while staying at the Bauhaus monument since this allows you to take advantage of the Summer School’s extensive evening programming without having to commute daily.

Scholarships

Reduced fees for students and young professionals are available through awarded grants (the number of grants is limited).

Please check our Homepage for further Information, under "Grants & Reductions".