trans4m orchestra oct19

photo: blackhole-factory

finally we could start the real work yesterday. excursion to Nablus with all the checkpoint-problems and what you can expect travelling through Palestine. we went together with some of the young artists from Ramallah, Laura Werres, the project manager of Goethe-Institut for this project, Diana Mardi, a palestinian journalist, Markus Luecke from GTZ and some more company to Nablus and different waste sites around. Beside the checkpoint questions had some experiences with landscape, like our taxi was not able to bring us up the hills in the desert… what was helpful to find inspiring places and meet people… hot sun, lots of dust and at the end all our feet in the waste dump. sorry that i cannot give you a little peace of smell now. so maybe you can visit the exhibition and try it…

photo: blackhole-factory

the plan is to construct an installation containing waste objects, video, sound, photos. we will bring all the material together until sunday 28th and exhibit at the Goethe-Institut in Ramallah. the installation will then travel and be shown in Gaza, Jenin, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Berlin.

photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory

trans4m orchestra oct17

Kick-off meetings for the project in Ramallah. trans4m orchestra. artistic exchanges on the topic of waste and water problems in Palestine. Some of the artists taking part in the project live in Gaza and are not able to travel to Ramallah. Had a video conference in the morning to discuss the work plans and start cooperations. We hope to meet during the works for the installation, which will be exhibited oct 28th in Ramallah, at the Goethe-Institut. If possible we will travel to Gaza – if not we will have a virtual cooperation, exchanging materials via internet. discussions are not easy like that.
Meeting with the Ramallah based participants. Project gets real now. Tomorrow excursion to waste dumps in the area of Nablus.

trans4m orchestra oct16

Installing workspace at the Ramallah Young Artist Forum. This Non-Governmental-Organisation (one of the numerous NGOs here in Palestine) is hosting the project up from today. All painting classes and other activities here are delayed to give the trans4m orchestra project space.

photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory

We managed to buy chicken-boxes on the market. Some fruitsellers gave us their old transport boxes, fitting exactly to our plan for the installation. Funny discussions about dirty plasticboxes in arts projects.

photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory

Tomorrow morning we will have a video conference with the artists in Gaza, who will participate in the work sending video, sound and fotographs. Until now they don´t have the permit to come to Ramallah to join the work here. We will see.
GTZ is helping with the technical equipment to at least meet in the video conference and concrete some plans together.

trans4m 0rchestra wastePalestine #1

We are preparing our travel to Ramallah on sunday.
The Goethe-Institut Palestinian Territories and the GTZ invited us to do a project in collaboration with palestinian organisations, artists and students from 15th to 28th of october. Together we will make research about the waste problematic in Palestine and set up an installation.

We’ve already been in Ramallah in june this year to prepare the work.

photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory
photo: blackhole-factory

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