FILTER in Detroit at Design 99

kerstin August 19th, 2009

Presenting Jörn Stahlschmidt/Dissamonix and the „Hamburg suitcase“

The hospitality of Design 99, an experimental project and retail space for art, design and architecture, enables FILTER to travel to Detroit from 22nd of August till the 26th of August 2009.

Storefront Design 99, Foto: Mitch Cope/Gina Reichert

Storefront Design 99, Foto: Mitch Cope/Gina Reichert

In their retail storefront Design 99 will present a documentation of the work of Hamburg artist Jörn Stahlschmidt together with a CD of his collaborative music project Dissamonix. FILTER already exhibited sculptor, drawer, painter and musician Stahlschmidt in a single and several group presentations in and outside of Hamburg.

Jörn Stahlschmidt, Tron

Jörn Stahlschmidt, Tron

With the support of “WSW#3″ aka the Association for Contemporary Art Hamburg, FILTER is able to spend time in Detroit. The third edition of „WSW“ (dt.-Wir sind woanders / engl. -we’re somewhere else) is relating to the issues of “traveling” and “demonstrating presence”. As part of the “WSW#3” missions every participant, such as FILTER, introduces Hamburg’s art initiatives and activities to the visited city and its citizens. Therefore FILTER asked Design 99, who believe that contemporary architecture and design is not reserved for a select audience, to develop a design for the so-called „Hamburger Koffer“ (dt. Hamburg suitcase), a suitcase full of information about various independent art spaces and initiatives in Hamburg.

For more information about the participating initiatives please visit their websites:

Association for Contemporary Art - http://www.wirsindwoanders.de
Design 99 - http://www.visitdesign99.com

The introduction of Jörn Stahlschmidt’s work to the city of Detroit as well as the collaborative work of Design 99 for the „Hamburg Koffer“ is the beginning of a pursuing investigation of FILTER with artists, musicians, designers, architects and cultural activists in and with the city of Detroit.

Together with Design99 (US), Partizan Publik (NL), Femke Lutgerink (NL), Toby Barlow (US) and others FILTER tries to refurbish an empty house in Detroit.  It is planned to establish a cultural exchange with the house and its immediate neighborhood. Among others Hamburg artists should be enabled to investigate and work there in the future.

House in Hamtramck neighborhood, Foto: Mitch Cope

House in Hamtramck neighborhood, Foto: Mitch Cope

Gina Reichert in backyard of Hamtramck house, Foto: Mitch Cope

Gina Reichert in backyard of Hamtramck house, Foto: Mitch Cope

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