Opportunities for Outdoor Play? Playgrounds – New Spaces of Liberty (The Question of Form) at Kunsthof Zürich

Documentation of the series of events.

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Trans-disciplinary project Opportunities for Outdoor Play? Playgrounds – New Spaces of Liberty (The Question of Form), consisting of a platform of art research, irregular non-serial events, screenings, public readings, performances, talks, urban interventions and other ephemera, curated by Dimitrina Sevova at Kunsthof Zürich in cooperation with Prof. Elke Bippus, Franziska Koch and the Bachelor Medien & Kunst, Vertiefung Bildende Kunst of the Zurich University of the Arts.

Documentation: Overview of the Events.

2013-05-01: First Event on 1 May, with Benjamin Egger, Harun Farocki, Petra Elena Köhle & Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin (with Sam Porrit), Rudi Maier, Riikka Tauriainen.

2013-06-07: Forum Kunsthof: Showing or Snowing Art in June? on Art, Value, Price, Work and the Market // Art vs. Market / Market games and the play of commons / Art vs. Multitude, with Sarah Bernauer, Christoph Brunner, Burçak Konukman, Daniel Morgenthaler, Garrett Nelson, Hila Peleg, P.F.T. (Peter Emch, Franziska Koch, Tobias Oehmichen), Aoife Rosenmeyer, Dimitrina Sevova, Aria Spinelli, Stefan Wagner.

2013-07-06: Kunsthof Station: The Difference That Makes a Difference – the Pattern that Connects // Psychogeography: From Urbanism to Everyday Places, with Amélie Brisson-Darveau, DJ Dott, Mortimer Chen, Zoë Darling, Benjamin Egger, Petra Elena Köhle, Sandra Lang, Konstantinos Manolakis, Cat Tuong Nguyen, Kika Nicolela, Jacqueline Poloni, Romy Rüegger, Riikka Tauriainen, Navid Tschopp, Nicolas Vermot Petit-Outhenin.

2013-07-19 / 2013-07-20: Kunsthof Casino – Playschool Kunsthof and the aesthetic paradigm traversing them, Kunsthof Casino with Zoë Darling, Franziska Koch with Jacky Poloni, Lisa Schiess, and Black Milk, Playschool Kunsthof with Fokus Grupa (Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović), Kika Nicolela, Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Romy Rüegger.

2013-09-14: Kunsthof Public Access Transmitter Terminal: Towards micro and minor forms of radio, picknick, Internet and an outdoor re-enactment of a ballet choreography for life, with Benjamin Egger, Ralf Homann, Rayelle Niemann, Anne Käthi Wehrli & Bettina Stehli.

2013-10-31: Carlos Motta: The Practice of Reading Undocumented Histories – Artist Talk & Screening, with Carlos Motta, Carmen Mörsch.

Project blog: outdoorplay.tumblr.com

Background Materials

Preliminary Research: Opportunities for Outdoor Play? Playgrounds – New Spaces of Liberty (The Question of Form)

Appendix A: Playgrounds in History and Today

Appendix B: The Open-Field Paradigm