The Workhouse: Room 2
The American Academy in Berlin is pleased to announce that Avery F. Gordon Professor of Sociology at University of California Santa Barbara and the Academy’s Spring 2012 Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow, together with Berlin-based artist Ines Schaber, will participate in dOCUMENTA(13). Their installation The Workhouse: Room 2 will be on show June 9 through September 12, 2012, in Kassel. The Workhouse is the name for a series of projects concerned with the cultivation of alternative / autonomous / utopian ways of living and working. Room 2 of The Workhouse engages with the long history of the former monastery, workhouse, and correctional facility, Breitenau.
Installed in the Handwerkskammer’s modernist building in central Kassel, Room 2 creates a space in which the ideas and thoughts that were subject to correction might find a temporary but more hospitable place to dwell uncorrected. Moving between various historical episodes - and guided by the voices of several daydreamers - the past, present, future, and not-yet of the workhouse is reimagined.
The Workhouse: Room 2 on show at dOCUMENTA(13)
Location: Handwerkskammer Scheidemannplatz 2, Kassel
Date: June 9 - September 16, 2012
Opening hours: 10am -- 8pm daily
Saturday, 21 July 2012: ”A Walk to Breitenau”
Ines Schaber, Dr. Gunnar Richter (director of the Gedenkstätte Breitenau) and Avery Gordon will host a talking walk from Kassel to Breitenau.
Sunday, 22 July 2012: Roundtable Discussion
Avery Gordon and Ines Schaber will participate in a roundtable at Ständehaus before the premier broadcast of curator Lívía Páldi’s radio program about Breitenau on hr2-kultur.
Organized by Maybe Education and Public Programs Department of dOCUMENTA(13).