Confronted with the harsh reality of the Berlin property market and in keeping with their philosophy that art and life are indivisible, the Japanese media artist Yukihiro Taguchi (*1980) and Italian architect Chiara Ciccarello (*1986) created their own housing on waste land near Cuvrystraße on the banks of the Spree in Kreuzberg. Half shelter, half architectural installation made from recycled materials, it provided the freelance artists with a place to live and work for eighteen months.
Their initial action also set off a chain reaction: soon it was joined by other self-built houses and a multi-cultural community grew on site with over a hundred inhabitants. In 2014 the illegal housing complex was cleared by the police. However, it was possible to save Taguchi and Ciccarello’s house and since then it has been exhibited as an artwork entitled Discuvry in a series of international exhibitions. In each new location it encounters a different social environment from which it consistently reinvents its form and function. And every place that welcomes the house writes its way into the project’s history.
After visits to Denmark and Japan, Discuvry will set up its tents as part of the Ruhr Ding: Klima beside Silbersee II. Here the original construction will be extended with further elements and a platform on the lake.
In the wake of the ongoing pandemic, access to the Silbersee II and the Ruhr Ding: Klima artworks located there is not possible at this time. We will inform here as well as on all our communication channels as soon as the situation changes.
For the visit of the Ruhr Ding: Klima the booking of a free day ticket is necessary in advance. The booking is valid on the selected date for the visit of all exhibition venues.
At the Silbersee II entrance fees are charged during the bathing season by our cooperation partner, the operating company Silbersee II Haltern am See mbH.
Children under 3 years:
45721 Haltern am See
From Haltern-Sythen railway station it is about 15 minutes by bike to Silbersee II. By public transport, the lake can be reached by bus 273E. There are two car parks at Silbersee II, from both of which the artworks are within easy walking distance. There is an information point at the car park near Café Treibsand.