Blinzelbar in Frappant Building
An project space organised and curated
by Judith Haman and Heiner Metzger
An art space in the redevelopment area of Altona-Altstadt with projects against social and cultural displacement, against waiting without prospects - for investors and creative managers. In cooperation with the artists we invite, we deal with the topic of “opaque displacement” and work on tangible utopia projects. With incident-related communications, concerts, films, installations and performances.
In march 2009, we had to close the Blinzelbar in the "Forum Buildung". Same as the other 40 artists who had worked in the Forum Building we fed in the nearby "Frappant Building". In talks with the owner of the building, with representatives of the press and the local politicians we often have the impression, we talk in a strange language, as it is meant in the idiom of the "bohemian villages", inapprehensible both the language and meaning.
We will pick out these aspects of the "bohemian villages" as a central theme at our visits in the artist spaces we collaberate, We will formulate the experiences in the wirsindwoanders#1/2/3 projects and in the discussions about the instrumentalization of artistic activity for gentrification plans.