Institut für Raumexperimente

Space Activism Marathon

Berlin, DE
Type: Research

Organized by Institut für Raumexperimente

With contributions by Vito Acconci, Monica Bonvicini, Olafur Eliasson & Eric Ellingsen & Christina Werner, Francesca Ferguson (Urban Drift Projects), Mathias Heyden, Bjarke Ingels, Eve de Klerk, Achim Mengis, Robert Merk, OSA (Office for Subversive Architecture), François Roche, Tomas Saraceno, SMAQ (Sabine Müller and Andreas Quednau), Theo Spyropoulos, Topotek 1 (Laura and Martin Rein-Cano).

Space Activism Marathon

  • Experiment supervised by Prof. Markus Miessen
  • Alternative archiving techniques of live content-production. Test-case at Olafur Eliasson’s "Institut für Raumexperimente", Berlin; Space Activism Marathon (2010); devised by the archive research group of Markus Miessen’s studio at HfG Karlsruhe;
  • Drawings by court artist Jan Stoewe

In 2009, Olafur Eliasson founded the Institut für Raumexperimente, an educational research project, affiliated with the College of Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) and supported by the Senate for Education, Science and Research in Berlin.

In the context of the institute, Markus Miessen and his class of the HfG Karlsruhe were undertaking a live archiving experiment in which all material presented and discussed was documented and further developed through a set of contextual links and the setting up of new relationships. The result was further developed into a set of speculative tools, which also found their way into the publication "The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict", edited by Markus Miessen and Yann Chateigne.