Gelsenkirchen

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An interesting contrast to General Blumenthal Colliery is provided by the Consol Theatre, also located on a former mining site. Together with the theatre a long-term participatory project dedicated to the organisms living in Consol Park was launched. From here you can reach the Heimatmuseum Unser Fritz in Herne with just a few minutes’ bicycle ride along the Rhine-Herne Canal. The city of Gelsenkirchen, a project location only added after the exhibition was rescheduled, can be characterised as the place where the climate theme is most directly addressed. With reflections on taxidermy and loss and weather forecasts, two unusual perspectives are introduced here, and certainly somewhere in Gelsenkirchen one will also encounter the ghost that virtually haunts the entire exhibition.


Locations

Station forecourt
(Ari Benjamin Meyers - Forecast (Installation Version/Part I))
45879 Gelsenkirchen
Consol-Park Area
(Club Real - 800.000 Jahre Photosynthese - Organismendemokratie Gelsenkirchen)

Bismarckstraße 240
45889 Gelsenkirchen
Pavillon at Bokermühlstraße
(Hecke/Rauter/Thöricht - Der lange Abschied)

Bokermühlstraße 67
45879 Gelsenkirchen


Hours

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Der lange Abschied

In their audio-visual installation, Alisa Hecke and Julian Rauter examine the practice of taxidermy and have worked together with scenographer Franz Thöricht to devise a space of reverence and memory.

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800.000 Jahre Photosynthese

Club Real use the parliamentary model as a point of departure to join locals in examining the question of how the effects of coal mining on the former colliery site at Consol park can be offset.

UKR Ruhrding GE A B Meyers 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 3224 Project ©

Forecast (Installation Part I)

In a Gelsenkirchen shop, visitors will hear the sound and text composition Forecast by Ari Benjamin Meyers, an adaptation of his music theater performance of the same name.