Martina Geiger‑Gerlach

Raumwunder

Raumwunder (Eine einvernehmliche Hausbesetzung mit Hilfe der Kunst) |
Room Wonder (An Amicable Squatting With The Help of Art)

Houses that are to be demolished and replaced by new ones are often vacant for a long time between the departure of the last inhabitants and the actual demolition. Because of the local housing regulation, they were not rented during this interim phase. But use of the space as an art project allows to habitation, because then individual agreements are possible.

Social Sculpture | 2016 - 2018
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In order to present the strategy "Room Wonder" to the widest possible public, the first apartment conquered by art became a habitable Offspace. It was available to refugees as a “Free Retreat with Art" for their individual uses. When residents changed, also the curated habitable solo exhibition changed and the district was invited for one evening, to visit the exhibition featuring a living room concert. Then the flat was again privately used.

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Raumwunder 1
01.06.2016 – 30.06.2018
Karlshofstraße 42
70599 Stuttgart
with

Daniela Wolf - photography
Saeed Karimi - Guitar
Christa Munkert - Painting
Cornelia Meyer-Nolle and Hermann Nolle - guitar and mandolin
Ellen Rein - painting, drawing, object
Samuel Kübler and Kevin Thomé - bagpipes and bouzouki
Ivan Zozulya - painting
Roman Levin - DJ
Tillmann Damrau - mixed techniques
Aitzi Cofre Real and Simon Gelsdorf - vocals and piano
Peter Haury and "Wotørwoerld / Dein Klon" - video remake
Thomas Köhler - Guitar
Kids of Adelaide - vocals and guitar
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from: bezirksbeirat@plieningen.de
to: stadträtin@stuttgart.de
Subject: For a city-wide RAUMWUNDER

“Would that be something for the local council?
Because of the constraints of tenancy, living space during the interim phase is only suitable as an art project.”