im rahmen der langen nacht der museen
late museum night in berlin
lichtenberger stadtplätze — eine zueignung
lichtenberg plazas — a dedication
klaus w. eisenlohr und johann zeitler
On Tuchollaplatz, Berlin-Lichtenberg
17:00 — 23:00
in front of Stadthaus Lichtenberg, Türrschmidtstr. 24
10317 Berlin, Viktoriaviertel
S-Nöldnerplatz oder S-Ostkreuz
Lichtenberg Plazas — A Dedication
As highlight during their residency at Lichtenberg Studios, the artists Klaus W. Eisenlohr and Johann Zeitler will present the performance "Lichtenberg Plazas — A Dedication".
The artists have spent a week researching urban places in Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen, a district of Berlin. For their final presentation and performance, the artists will dedicate each of the eight benches on Tuchollaplatz, the plaza in front of Stadthaus Lichtenberg/ Lichtenberg Studios to another selected square in the district. On this occasion, the benches will be newly painted and decorated with a digital image series of the respective square. Henceforth, the two artists claim to be members of the Tom Sawyer City Beautification Organisation.
Relating to the event and the painting of the benches, the artists have made the following public announcement: "We, the representatives of the Tom Sawyer City Beautification Organisation, own the exclusive permission to paint the benches in red color. We will not, under any circumstances, allow anybody else to take over this most responsible job. No visitors, no friends, no members of the audience will be allowed to help. Moreover, do not even think of trying to paint a whole bench by yourself! Any bribes, gifts or money given will not change our mind, not withstanding how badly you wish to help with the painting!"
The planned festive dedication — that anybody can be part of — will create a virtual mapping of the eight selected squares of Lichtenberg-Hohenschönhausen.
During their artists-in-residency, the two artists have undertaken a photographical research on eight public plazas in the district. As in past projects, the artists aim to emphasize the necessity of public space, and to discuss the realities, perceptions and imaginations of public spaces. During the intervention, which makes use of the Tom Sawyer Principle (of fence painting), the benches of Tuchollaplatz will be repainted, and with the use of digital images references to other squares in the district will be made.
The public performance is part of the Lichtenberg Studios' presentations during "Lange Nacht der Museen" (Late Museum Night in Berlin).
Zum Tom-Sawyer-Prinzip siehe: