Kantstraße, which runs between Breitscheidplatz and Suarezstrasse, is one of the most important axes of the City West. This course is going to research its past and present through its numerous Chinese restaurants, cinemas and theatres, the Kantgaragen, one of the first parking garages in Germany, the Aviation Center with its flight simulator, the old prison or the former artists' and current celebrities' meeting place Paris-Bar. After the field research on-site, the participants will create art projects for locations or sections of Kantstrasse, which will be realised at the University of the Arts and shown in a final presentation.
This workshop is for people who write or work in visual arts, and who are interested in the exchange between media and would like to change to a different media one day, or who would like to do research or learn how to do research.
Annett Gröschner and Ina Weber are both interested in public spaces and their history. In their collaborations, they value the exchange between written and visual media.
The workshop will be held in English and German.
Annett Gröschner, born in 1964 in Magdeburg, is a writer and journalist. She has published numerous non-fiction books and two novels Moskauer Eis and Walpurgistag. Her latest publication was Berliner Bürger*Stuben. Palimpseste und Geschichten, which is a collection of texts about Berlin and its surrounding area. Exhibitions and theatre projects are also part of Annett Gröschner's versatile artistic practice. Until February 2021, she is a visiting professor in the Ph.D. course in Cultural Journalism at the Berlin Career College.
Photo: Susanne Schleyer
Ina Weber, born in 1964 in Diez/Lahn, is a visual artist. Besides her sculptures, installations, and watercolors, she also works on projects in public spaces. She has had numerous solo exhibitions, including Künstlerhaus Bregenz, the Museum Ostwall Dortmund, the Kunsthalle Nuremberg, and the Haus am Waldsee Berlin. Her works have been shown during group exhibitions at the Bundeskunsthalle, the Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, the Zendai Museum of Modern Art Shanghai, and the ZKM Karlsruhe, among others. She is a professor of sculpture in the fine art faculty of the UdK.