Rafa­ella Con­stan­tinou

5th of July at 13:00

Pre­sen­ta­tion and Dis­cus­sion of the pro­ject Mind the Gap as part of Mas­ter The­sis Defense from the MFA Pro­gram Public Art and New Artis­tic Stra­te­gies, Bau­haus Uni­ver­si­tät Wei­mar.

The pro­ject inves­ti­ga­tes the city of Wei­mar wit­hin the scope of its cul­tu­ral and his­to­ri­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tion and reflects on the con­s­i­de­red gap found through this nar­ra­tion. The objects of inquiry are set to be buil­dings and his­to­ri­cal sites that appear to be as the dys­func­tio­nal and unseen side of the city. The act of pla­cing a num­ber of these  buil­dings in focus, is a pro­vo­ca­tion which address the para­me­ters of their cur­rent con­di­tion and the pre­con­cep­ti­ons and ste­reo­ty­pes cir­cu­la­ted around ‘value’. In a dia­lo­gue with the value given on the his­to­ri­cal heri­tage that pola­ri­zes bet­ween pre­ser­va­tion, beau­ti­fi­ca­tion and aes­thetic a ‘how to see the un-memo­rial side of the city’ gui­ded tour takes place. The selec­tive buil­dings which act as the gap among the signi­fi­cant visi­ted sites are now the auto­no­mous prot­ago­nists nar­ra­ting their micro­his­to­ries of past and pre­sent time.