The Ruhr Ding: Schlaf marks the end of a three-part exhibition series presented throughout the region by the Urbane Künste Ruhr under Britta Peters’ artistic direction.
In her lecture, Hannah Ahlheim provides insights into the history of sleep, drawing connections to the role and places of sleep in the Ruhr region as a former mining area.
God's Entertainment in conversation with Britta Peters about the possibilities of a tentacular, sensual understanding that holds new paths for us beyond an individually focused thinking.
With a research-oriented approach that includes theoretical and archival research as well as interviews and discussions, Alicja Rogalska develops her works for specific environments and contexts.
In the Wandersalon, artist Alicja Rogalska addresses the relationship between infrastructural environment and personal lifestyle in conversation with Britta Peters.
With an economy that is not only metaphorically based on the model of mushroom cultures – myconomy – the Healing Complex will reopen in March 2023.
Michel Gondry's participatory project Home Movie Factory – having already toured internationally in New York, Tokyo, São Paulo, and Paris – will be there to experience at Ruhr Ding: Schlaf.
Together with Özlem Avcı and Maral Saremi, Guy Dermosessian initiated the platform Cute Community in Bochum for the production and dissemination of music, art, and knowledge.
For Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, the Welsh artist Angharad Williams as part of the collective The Wig adevelops a work for the Makroscope rooms.
With mobile saunas on the forecourt and a varied program of talks, film screenings and communal baking, we will end the first phase of the Healing Complex with a Summit on November 12th.
In her work, Nadia Kaabi-Linke is particularly interested in the correlations between political, economic and sociocultural contexts as well as the constructions of identity, memory and perception.
Joanna Piotrowska's works possess a dream-like atmosphere, leaving the viewer feeling moved and with a confusing, sometimes eerie sensation.
The Viennese theatre collective God’s Entertainment has been working since 2006 in different team constellations on projects in the areas of performance, happening, the visual arts and sound.
In June 2022, Irena Haiduk opens the exhibition Healing Complex (2018—ongoing) in the former church of St. Bonifatius, which is becoming a new meeting and community place in Gelsenkirchen.
The artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed considers herself a learner. In her interdisciplinary practice, she explores technologies and rituals used to generate, share, store and conceal knowledge.
In his multimedia work, Nik Nowak concentrates on the affective dimensions and potentials of sound and space so as to redefine the boundaries of form between installations, sculptures, and paintings.
On the former pumping station Herne-Königsgrube arises Markus Jeschaunig’s new work for the Emscherkunstweg. A sculptural work in which the materials of the pumping station are reused.
As a documentary photographer and videographer, Natalka Diachenko approaches questions of cultural heritage and the relation between the personal and intimate and global historical narratives.
With Ermüdung und Versorgung — a cooperation with the Institute of Theatre Studies at the RUB — we turn our gaze to topics around the concepts of sleep and infrastructure.
To what extent do working conditions influence our sleep behaviour? In the post-industrial era, do we sleep better or do digitalisation and the unboundedness of working conditions deprive us of sleep?
During her one-year residency, artist Haha Wang developed her performance Wicked Wickeder, which celebrates its premiere at Künstlerhaus Dortmund on 15 January 2023.
In 2023, Urbane Künste Ruhr will continue the residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr under the artistic direction of Britta Peters with four cooperation partners for the fifth year.
Based on her interest in creating publicity and the conditions within an urban environment, the artist's projects are characterized by an exploratory practice.
Yuri Pattison explores how new technologies – such as the digital economy or online communication – fundamentally affect and modify the conditions of social life.
Memories, dreams and visions influence the often melancholic, dark works of the artist, filmmaker, musician and poet Wojciech Bąkowski.
I am standing on the railroad platform. It is too late. Too early too. No more loudspeaker announcements at this hour, no electronic excuses. I just took Lena to her platform...
The artistic work of Stephanie Lüning often intervenes in urban infrastructures and creates dream-like scenarios.