June, 2015 - Plan Bienen
A project by Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan
Opening: 26 June from 8PM
Brunch and Talk: 28 June 12-2PM (RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Viewing open 27-28 June, 2015 from 2-6 PM
Bienen is an ongoing research project developed by Sydney-based
artists Tessa Zettel and Sumugan Sivanesan during their residency
at ZK/U - Centre for Art and Urbanistics in Berlin in 2014.
Plan Bienen the artists attempt to make real and speculative
connections between two parallel crises one within European
economic systems and the other in honeybee ecologies. Considering
Berlins development as a multicultural creative
capital, the artists take the local histories and current popularity
of urban beekeeping as an entry point to explore expanded possibilities
for non-monetary economies and new social habits already present
within Berlins food systems, intercultural gardens, migrant
networks and hausprojekts. In the process they ask what
kinds of promising more-than-human futures might todays
city bees lead us towards.
Bienen: Statements of Profit and Loss, will be open Friday
evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 2-6PM, and will show
documents and artefacts generated by the project. On Sunday 28 June
there will also be a brunch and conversation, 'Rates of ExchangeA
Discursive Sonntagsbrunch', discussing exchange and relations in
the multispecies city, from 12-2PM.
Zettel is an interdisciplinary artist who works to create possible
futures from forgotten pasts. Her participatory, site-based projects
often involve forms of exchange and new relationships with obscured
cultural practices and knowledge.
an anti-disciplinary artist, Sumugan Sivanesan
works with a multiplicity of media. His installations, performances,
videos and texts present a space for discussion and intervention.
Partners: ZKU - Centre for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin Food Art
project is supported by the Australian Artists' Grant. The Australian
Artists Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through
the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and
the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the
photos ©2015 by Tim Deussen