18. July – 16. August 2015

ERRATIKER

a Scandinavian-German Art Project on the edge of the Glacial Valley of Baruth

Artists

Unn Fahlström (N), Gustav Hellberg (S), Jenny Magnusson (S), Benoit Maubrey (D),

Peter Ojstersek (S), Susken Rosenthal (D) Otmar Sattel (D), Jörg Schlinke (D)

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erratic: unpredictable, scattered, wandering

glacial erratic: a piece of rock that differs from the size and type of rock native to the area in which it rests. “Erratics” take their name from the Latin word errare, and are carried by glacial ice, often over distances of hundreds of kilometers. (Wikipedia)

The area of the Belziger Landschaftswiesen is located in the region of Hoher Fläming in Land Brandenburg, about 70km south of Berlin. It is part of the glacial valley of Baruth. Today the area is established as a nature reserve for rare birds, fauna and flora. Visitors can explore the region on hiking paths and the well-kept European bicycle road R1.

The broad landscape was formed about 25.000 years ago during the last two glacial periods. The glacier streams drove masses of ice and rocks from Scandinavia and carved the landscape into its final look. The stone masses created a huge flat glacial valley with slightly elevated moraines on its sides.  Some huge erratic boulders –wandering testimonies of this gigantic process- still can be found today lying scattered in the fields. Mysteriously, displaced and far away from their geological origins these solitaires covet their secrets in regards to human culture and cultivation

This scenery is the location for the art project ERRATIKER and at the same time the field of artistic dispute. 4 Scandinavian and 4 German artists are invited to participate in the project. Inspired by the special features of the region they will interpret it as a field for artistic and experimental research.

4 Scandinavian artists, comparable to modern, erratic boulders, are traveling down to us from the high north. What knowledge will they bring? Together with 4 artists from Germany they will form an artistic dialog using their auditory, phenomenological and visual methods of expression. They will interpret the themes of nature and human impact, of origin and displacement, of commonness and difference on a more general level of actual global processes.

These artistic dialogs or „duets of cultures“ will take place in and around a big metal container that will be placed on the edge of the Baruth glacial valley with a spectacular view into the spacious landscape. It has the size of 640cmx302cmx282cm.

With its technical and abstract look -white from outside and dark inside- the container appears like an erratic rock itself creating its own gravity.  Almost like a meteorite that was randomly thrown into the landscape – the container will become a stranger carrying a different kind of secret.

The art project ERRATIKER will take place in a row of 4 separate exibitions with respectively two artists from Scandinavia and from Germany.

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Duet 1: Jenny Magnusson  – Benoit Maubrey

Sa/So 18./19.Juli    11-18h

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Duet 2: Gustav Hellberg – Susken Rosenthal

Sa/So 25./26.Juli    11-18h

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Duet 3:  Peter Ojstersek  - Jörg Schlinke

Sa/So 8./9. August  11-18h

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Duet 4: Unn Fahlström  - Otmar Sattel

Opening: 15. August  2:30 p.m. (meeting point at Kunstpflug e.V., Baitz)

Opening hours: Sa/So 15./16. August 11-18h

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Artistic director/Realisation: Otmar Sattel und Susken Rosenthal

Informations and sitemap: Kunstpflug e.V.

Funded by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft Forschung und Kultur der Landes Brandenburg, Landkreis Potsdam-Mittelmark

Thanks to: Wolfgang Wieland, Amt Brück

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a project by Kunstpflug.e.V.


How to get there:

The village of Baitz is located about 70 km South West from Berlin. It has ist own train station. It can be reached within one hour by regional train RE7 from Berlin in direction of Bad Belzig. 15 Minutes walk to Kunstpflug e.V.

Baitz is located along the bicycle road R1.

By car you take highway A9, exit Brück, the take road B246 to Neschholz, from there a small road leads to Baitz. Travel time about one hour.


Adress:

Kunstpflug e.V.

Baitzer Bahnhofstr. 47

14822 Brück OT Baitz

info@kunstpflug.de

www.kunstpflug.de