NEWS - Lana Čmajčanin - visual artist

MS Dockville Art Camp 2013: Unkraut!

01 August 2013 - 18 August 2013

MS Dockville Hamburg Festival für Kunst und Musik
Hamburg, Germany 

Artists: Alban Muja (KO), Crystal Tits (USA), Easter (NOR), elffriede (AUT),  Frl. Wunder AG, Julia Herfurth Krautzungen, Lana Čmajčanin (BA), Lea Connert & Maximilian Gadow, Lenika Long, Lena Moritzen, Matthias Hübner & Julien Fargetton (FR), Móka Farkas (HUN), Mykki Blanco (US), Neutronics, Piotr Kotlicki & Aleksandra Chciuk (PL), Rock & Wrestling, Sebastian Muhr (CL/Chile), umschichten (PL, TUR) 

Blossoming sprouts plant greenery on soil, imbibe spaces, settle in cracks, and further grow and thrive. Ill weeds (ger. „unkraut“) go apace, they seize their territory and prove to be much more resilient than many crop plants.

Weeds? Weed out culture? Weed out krauts? Un-kraut? Off the beaten green track, we dedicate ourselves to the herbaceous, to the rambling, to the crowds uniting krauts and non-krauts, to the open, to the unpredictable. Throughout the past years we’ve constantly been working on breaking open the confines between art and life, on testing novel forms of life, and on supporting innovative artistic work. We grow – in all senses and directions, in order to let utopian potentials grow rampant.

Amidst wasteland, wood, water-rich surrounds, and works grounds artists, artisans, and aides gather to add extra artistic excrescences to the floral weeds. The rhizome-like gardens of the art camp – in immediate proximity to the international garden show in wilhelmsburg – yet again consider themselves breeding grounds for the forbidden, the incredible, the outrageous, and the utopian, a communicative and artistic process whereby the creation of plants beyond purpose and profit is possible.

MS Dockville Hamburg Festival für Kunst und Musik