interdisciplinary program series
In each of the summer months, the AUSUFERN program invited individuals to open art projects in Uferstudios and their surroundings. Artistic projects were presented here, always with free entry, which engaged a heterogeneous urban society in a special way. Subversion, perversion, playing with supposed limits or deliberately overshooting such, characterized the program series, with which art got filled and challenged with influences from the neighborhood, the district and the city.
There were about 60 artists involved in the AUSUFERN program in 2016, 40 in 2017 and over 50 in 2018, comprised of Berlin-based and international artists from the fields of dance, choreography, performance and music. For the program and program archive, please see AUSUFERN 2016, AUSUFERN 2017, AUSUFERN 2018, AUSUFERN 2019 - Transformationen, AUSUFERN 2021 first block and AUSUFERN 2021 second block
AUSUFERN 2019 – TRANSFORMATIONS
AUSUFERN 2019 marked the re-opening of the boiler house at Uferstudios. Still during reconstruction, made possible by funds of Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie, a set of artists explored the architectonic body of the Heizhaus and investigated its potential of heating up social connections within the neighborhood, the artistic communities and the civil society of Berlin.
HEIZHAUS MIT BERLINER ZIMMER
AUSUFERN had already introduced a concept that was to be consolidated in the Uferstudios Heizhaus (boilerhouse), after its reconstruction. It is here that residencies, interdisciplinary co-productions and participatory processes will be made possible in which the joint search for connections between art and city, artists and citizens takes center stage. Until now an informal collective of Berlin based artists (Lea Martini, Sheena McGrandles, Modjgan Hashemian, Stefan Hölscher, Mila Pavicevic, Juli Reinartz, Simone Willeit) examined diverse methods and strategies of connecting with fellow artists, local partners and initiatives and diverse communities within, in order to transform the Heizhaus into a permeable membrane of artistic research and social praxis.