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RANDOPOLIS

RANDOPOLIS is an artistic performance and research investigation into the changing definitions of city center versus suburbs.

 

In the historical context the european city gate is usally a part of the city wall, which sourrounds the citiy limits and allows controlled passage in and out of the city. With further development the city gate retained more of a representative function or served for the collection of customs duties for merchants. But it mostly remained the symbol for „inside“ and „outside“. This raises the question of where are the city limit is really located today and who has taken over the regulation of incoming and outgoing traffic. Boundaries are not clearly visible anymore, and with the vigorous growth of the city it raises the question if the boundaries should be shifted and redefined.

 

In a one week performance the mobile RANDOPOLIS gate was moved 21 miles by the two artists from Berlin Center (city) to Neu Zittau (suburbs). During the expedition the gate acted as a mobile research base, providing storage for work materials, personal belongings and served as a communication accelerator. The constant presence of the gate made it possible to work on site at any time. The artists documented their observations and perceptions in a video and a book with drawings, essays, interviews.

 

The physical aspect of the journey also resembles a pilgrimage, exploring further the personal boudaries of the artists.

 

Annette Barz and Karin Steger

Berlin, Germany

2013

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