2019, mit Johanna Dehio und dem Studio Freies Design der HFBK
Workshop zur gemeinschaftlichen, exemplarischen Untersuchung von lokalen Materialkreisläufen und Verarbeitungsprozessen im ländlichen Raum.
Where and when does a tradition start to exist and take shape? Is it a paradoxical idea to intentionally invent new rituals? How many persons, how much time and how many repetitions does it need in order to claim a new habit? And how could traditional ways and new layers of realities merge within these? Can we combine craft techniques with scientific knowledge, economical and political systems with traditional rituals and social gestures in an experimental way and thereby discover new cultures? Can we interpret the process of the genesis of traditions in a performative way?
We find ourselves in the remote countryside of Uckermark in a village "to small to be a city" but with a dense tissue of historical and new illustrious stories regarding the local and incurred residents escaping from flooded cities. Investigating local food resources and cooking preferences ranging from fresh vegetables and marmalade from Renate's garden-shop at the corner and Maries harvest from "der grosse Garten" to discounter quality shopping products, the "farmers" update our romantic outsiders interest of wild found roots, leaves and fruits with different layers of actual realities.