I arrived in Køge on Monday the 23rd with my partner, the japanese artist Yukihiro Taguchi. We came here to continue our art project Discuvry at KØS Museum, in the frame of the current exhibition “In your heart – In your city”.
I collaborated with Yukihiro at this project; it started in the 2013 with the building of a little house in a empty area in Kreuzberg (Berlin); we built the first house in the Cuvry Brache and have lived there for almost 2 years, observing how it developed and changed from a waste-land to a chaotic town concentrated in a area big as a soccer field.
On the 18th September 2014 a big fire was started in Cuvry and the police used the occasion to evict the area. On the 22nd September the bulldozers started to destroy everything. We managed to get the authorization to disassemble their house and save it as art artifact. Now it is standing in the square in front of the KØS museum in Denmark, we will live here until the 19th June and make two house-party events, on the 9th and 18th June.
Our experience, work, action and life concentrate around the house in the Berlin’s squatted village are expressed by the stop-motion video created by Yukihiro and showed inside our house during the museum’s opening time.
If you are in Denmark by chance, come to visit us!
This time we are creating also a small urban-garden beside our house, planting some japanese vegetable and flowers.
You can find more info about Discuvry at the blog of the project: www.discuvry.com.
And for updates about our work here in Køge check please the KØS museum’s Facebook page.
We look forward to having many visitors!