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06 2002


Press release July 2002

A joint project by students of art and architecture

Four interdisciplinary installations by Johannes Doerle, Margarete Drum and Florian Ernst; Genua and Peter Sarger; Claudia Heinzler and Katja Zachmann; and Katharina Teuchert and Steffen Werner

presentation: Thursday, 11 July 2002 at 7pm
place: green area in the Marienhof, Munich

presentation: Tuesday, 16 July 2002 at 7pm
place: Galeriahaus, Lehrer-Wirth-Strasse 17-19, Messestadt Riem, Munich

kunstprojekte_riem invites you to attend the presentation of works created in connection with 'Dingfest', a joint project by students of art and architecture. In collaboration with Andreas Meck, who teaches architecture at the Fachhochschule in Munich, kunstprojekte_riem initiated this cooperation between architecture students at the Fachhochschule and students of art at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste. 'Dingfest' comprises four outdoor installations:

Genua and Peter Sarger's 'Blaupause' (Blueprint) is a sculpture in sound and wood that takes the form of an oversize ear. Inside, visitors can listen to residents of the old Munich suburb of Riem and of the new town in the area, Messestadt, talking in various languages about the airport that used to occupy the Messestadt site and about life in the new residential district. The sculpture is installed in the Marienhof in the centre of Munich.

dates: 11-18 July 2002
presentation: 11 July 2002 at 7pm
place: Marienhof, Munich

Katharina Teuchert's and Steffen Werner's 'Aufwärmphase' (Warming-up Phase) is being shown at the Hild & K. multi-storey car park south of Willy-Brandt-Allee in Messestadt. Taking their cue from pictures of building workers moving to the rhythm of music every morning in Tokyo, Teuchert and Werner encouraged workers at nearby sites in Messestadt to take part in

gymnastic exercises on the roof of the car park. They produced a video clip of the exercises that will be projected onto the front of the car park.

time: 16 July 2002 at approx. 10pm
place: multi-storey car park, Willy-Brandt-Allee, Messestadt Riem

Claudia Heinzler and Katja Zachmann make use of an old Bavarian tradition in their 'Blauweissriem' (Blue-and-white Riem). A blue-and-white striped shadow in the form of a stylised maypole issues from the foot of the tall poplar at the corner of Lehrer-Wirth-Strasse and Maria-Montessori-Strasse. Maypoles are potent symbols of unity among various groups of people, and Heinzler and Zachmann are employing this symbol as a sign of shared identity in a suburb that is still in the process of being constructed.

dates: 16 July - 10 September 2002
place: corner of Lehrer-Wirth-Strasse and Maria-Montessori-Strasse, Messestadt Riem

Johannes Doerle, Margarete Drum and Florian Ernst connect Messestadt with nearby Kirchtrudering und Salmdorf by means of an imaginary bus route in their 'Parklinie' (Park Line). The project consists of four temporary bus stops. Stops will be set up between the school and crèche on the Promenade in Messestadt, in Strassl am Holz in Kirchtrudering and near Kirchplatz in Salmdorf. The fourth stop, located in the landscaped area south of Messestadt, will be visible on inauguration day both from the new suburb and from Gronsdorf. A U-Bahn sign will be erected in front of the school in Lehrer-Wirth-Strasse. A sound installation will simulate busses arriving and departing. Passers-by will be able to hear them but not see them.

dates: 16 July - 10 September 2002
place: locations in Messestadt, Kirchtrudering and Salmdorf

For further information, please contact:
Dr Claudia Büttner and Christina Kaufmann
Erika-Cremer-Strasse 3, 81829 Munich, Germany
tel. 0049 (0) 89-94379849, fax 0049 (0) 89-94379845,

Supported by Aicher GmbH and Herr Frank; MRG, Gnatz GmbH, Merk-Holzbau GmbH & Co KG and Hermann Rieber; Buntwerk Schreinerei, Rischart's Backhaus, Firma Savarino, Jo Späth, Stadtwerke München GmbH, Pancho Schlehuber and Frau Strauss; Baureferat, Terrafinanz GmbH & Co KG and Frau Professor Valentin