FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION. MIES VAN DER ROHE
MOVING STILL LIFE / ART PROJECT (GERMANY)

AUGUST 28 / 5 P.M. / CINEMA HALL

On Saturday, German artists Claudia Piepenbrock and Andre Sassenroth will present the interim results of the "Moving Still Life" project (curated by Tim Voss), which involves traveling from Germany through Russia and back exclusively by land and sea transport.

Since the Renaissance it has been customary among the European nobility to send their sons on a so-called “Grand Tour”, an educational trip through Europe to finish their education, to give them the finishing touches. Today, around half a millennium later, these stays abroad are a widespread support option for scientific and cultural enterprises in Western Europe. The Bremen based artists Claudia Piepenbrock and André Sassenroth were honored in 2019 as part of the Bremen funding program “Bremer Kunstsatellit” for embarking on a journey with the Trans-Siberian Railway: from Germany, through Russia to the Sakhalin Islands, to the Sea of Okhotsk Yakutia and back. Now they were able to start this trip in August 2021, one year later due to the pandemic. They will archive this photographically, filmically and acoustically as a protocol in various categories and use it as a starting point for artistic expressions.

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