THE STUDIO FOR AROUSING TOOLS: ASSEMBLY III
ARPAD DOBRIBAN, CHRISTIAN JENDREIKO,
MARKUS KARSTIESS, MASHA RU
9—10 FEBRUARY 2018
LIERENFELDER STR. 39, DÜSSELDORF
The tool is a construction instrument, a mechanism, a means, thus the name alludes to the act of both building and re-shaping, in which doing and knowing shape one another.
The Studio for Arousing Tools was created from a desire and necessity to open up a space in which to share differences, experiences, opinions and desires, and to make the link between cultural production and the political and social dimension. The Studio for Arousing Tools is thought of as a place for experimentations, social exchanges and collective experiences; an international and itinerant space for production that remains in constant construction.
The Studio for Arousing Tools continues to takes shape around intimate, semi-public assemblies that materialise in varying scales in places permanently and temporarily inhabited by its multiplicity of collaborators.
Fr 9 Feb, 20:00
Retracing and propelling forward a work originally commissioned by Sam Watson when Drop City operated from Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014/15, Düsseldorf based artists Markus Karstiess & Christian Jendreiko will make a new live performance using recordings made at the site of ancient cup and ring stones of Northumberland and of the first performance titled Soft Revolution at Drop City's gallery. Now solidified onto vinyl record, the performance will officially mark the Soft Revolution record launch, which has been published with Apparent Extent in an edition of 500.
Sat 10 Feb, 14:00-18:00
Artist Masha Ru will share ideas from her cross-disciplinary research and ongoing concept of a Museum of Edible Earth: combining aspects of museum studies with an emphasis on social design. The project invites audiences to review their knowledge about food and cultural traditions using creative thinking. With the view to understand more the reality of contemporary geophagy, and also to constitute a research basis for the Museum of Edible Earth, the Masha Ru Studio has been building up an extensive database of the edible soils, a selection of which Ru will share with us.
Following further conversations around ideas and creative perspectives of eating and earth, Markus Karstiess together with artist-cook Arpad Dobriban will make Fish in Clay Mantle in an open fire