senior street art

senior street art

participative art project and social intervention

artistic workshops and performative actions in public space in Kreuzberg, Berlin and Germany between 2005 and 2012

In more than 30 artistic workshops and performative actions, with an increasing number of participants between 50 and 85 years of age, we researched matters and materials connected to urban youth cultures such as street art, hip hop and graffiti. Related to the practical artistic work, we discussed issues like publicness, visibility, subcultures, borders and boundaries, prejudice and preconception, individuality, emancipation and the differences of private, public and common spaces.

The workshops are documented in audio, foto and video, and covered internationally through media and academic publications:

M.A. thesis by Stephanie Hanna
Institute für Art in Context, University of the Arts Berlin, 2006

CASAzine #4: Drawing the Line (Art and Activism)
Ed. Placentile & Vykoukal, Summer Academy of the University of Amsterdam, 2007

Kulturkompetenz 50+
Praxiswissen für die Kulturarbeit mit Älteren
Kim de Groote / Almuth Fricke (Hrsg.), kopaed, 2010
ISBN 978-3-86736-319-8

Translating HipHop
Hrsg. Diederichsen, Ismaiel-Wendt, Stemmler
orange press, Freiburg, 2012
(music video on included dvd)

International media coverage in “Die Zeit” (`09), “IlSole24Ori” (Italien ´09), “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (Schweiz ´11), MTV Finland (´11), “art – das Kunstmagazin” (´09), “ZDF Kultur” (´07), “Hemispheres Magazin” (USA ´12) and others.

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