Moving Grounds

Moving Grounds is an experimental format at "B-Part Exhibition", the exhibition and production space in the "B-Part Am Gleisdreieck" managed by Rüdiger Lange. Just as the "B-Part am Gleisdreieck" as a place of new work, co-working, culture and sport accompanies and co-defines the urban development of the "Urbane Mitte am Gleisdreieck" the Moving Grounds format in particular seeks to shape and reflect on these developments in a comprehensive and artistic way. The projects invited to Moving Grounds work artistically autonomously, but at the same time are in dialogue with the overriding themes of the entire project: forms of the new city, of future life and work. For Moving Grounds, individuals, groups and initiatives are invited to take a process-oriented look at new prototypes of urban space over several days. Moving Grounds thus creates interactions between artistic, cultural and social approaches.

Moving Grounds means that the freedom of design required for reflection on the city is only formed in production and practice. The Moving Grounds formats are defined by the principle of an open understanding of culture: Moving Grounds does not ask for product, result, efficiency, but for time, cooperation, dialogue. Variable forms of continuous artistic collaboration, the methods and approaches of which have proved resilient in the recent past, encounter here the common and the developing co-working formats.

This encounter produces an understanding of community that recognizes work as a value in itself. In this way, further methods and new formats can be developed on site, in which different synergies can be formed: alongside efficiency teams, communities of interest are formed, forums condense into communities, professionalization processes provide the humus for something new. To engage in these processes without contractually regulated output is part of the game (at the most favourable moments a city should be nothing else): a format such as "exhibition" can arise well and gladly, but Moving Grounds also enables the chance of fragile intermediate states. Developing a trans- and interdisciplinary self-image for the unfinished in artistic and cultural production is also part of the Moving Grounds concept.

In an urban space such as the area around the Gleisdreieck, every day a wide variety of actors pass through different worlds. Man, nature, architecture and technology meet. The atmosphere of urban space is constantly changing. Sediments emerge, layers overlap, intersect and expand. Dimensions grow - the tendency goes from the surface to the space, from the bottom to the top:
Skyscrapers, traffic routes, passages, shafts, recreational areas, vines, platforms, gardens, elevators, tracks, servers, images. Multidimensional surfaces and spatial bodies are created, which can be walked on and experienced, but which also have to be re-explored and re-negotiated.