In the beginning, the city was without form and void. Then the streets became a gallery, the gaps filled up with art and life: Over 21 days we will create an exhibition about Street Art which will develop along with the city itself.
PLANET PROZESS invites everybody to take part in this dynamic exhibition and to celebrate the finale.
People of this world… look upon this city!
Street Art is not static. The natural living space of street art is not the gallery but public urban space!
The project “Planet Prozess” will be a beacon for Street Art. It aims to create a dialogue to facilitate the understanding of this manifold form of expression. The participating artists place a special emphasis on the conjunction of internal and external space. The exhibition will be a dynamic process whereby the Artists develop their work over the three weeks. For one month the former Senatsreservenspeicher, situated at the Spree, will become the nerve center connecting all artistic processes.
“Planet Prozess” invites the public to join the creation-process every day of the exhibition; to meet the artists and to discover the variety of urban creation and communication. Participating and observing, the public can experience the diversity of street writing, graffiti or other forms of urban expression.
After 21 days the creative process comes to an end. We are going to celebrate the results with a Block Party and a second Opening. The works will be on show for another ten days. The internationally renowned artists, from train-writer to fine artist, reflect their national and cultural context in their work.
Concept of our artwork:
The project consists in place out around 50 painted signs on public places around the exhibition space. The audience is invited to take a walk, find and bring the artworks back to the gallery. With this work we are reflecting on the limit between public and private space. Each placard that came back to the gallery was signed and numbered by the artists and at the end of the show it was given back to its finder.
This practice questions ownership and authenticity and uses a kind of artistic guerrilla warfare which seeps through cracks where value and ownership crumbles in the busy and gentrified city centres around the world. It also raises questions to the significance and value of artwork depending on the context that it is presented in (gallery-virtual-public space).
The signs were made one by one in the work and exhibition space and everyday new signs were planted in the streets around the space.
The signs were manufactured everyday during the show and all the action was documented.
The space faced the same artworks in two different phases: Before and after its installation in public space. This meeting will highlight the thin line between public and private and will try to indicate where is the limit that defines if an artwork is public or private.
The public created the indoor exhibition; its evolution depended on the public response.
Text on the signs:
This placard is from Nuria and Eltono and part of their artwork at “Planet Prozess”.
If you want to participate actively in the exhibition and afterwards keep this placard please bring it to the Senatsreservenspeicher in Kreuzberg as soon as possible. Your placard will be signed and numbered by the artists and it will be given back to you at the end of the show.
July, 20th till August, 19th 2007
14h to 22h
If you’re not interested in participating, we kindly ask you to leave the placard in its place giving someone else the opportunity to take part.
Eltono and Nuria
The text was silk screen printed on the back of each sign in German and English.
Preparation of the signs (silkscreen printing, painting and screwing):
Installation of the signs in the neighborhood around the gallery:
People brought back two or three signs a day:
Everytime a sign come back to the gallery, we fill a form and give a certificate to the finder, sign and number the board and install it on the wall:
The three walls hosting the signboards that came back:
On August 19th, at the end of the show, people started to come back and pick up their signboards:
Final Score: 23 signboards came back out of 44, 52% average!!!