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It takes a good ten minutes on the S-Bahn to travel from Herne to Recklinghausen. Or you can walk along Bochumer Straße and cross the imperceptible change in city boundaries. At the station, a former tram kiosk is taken over by bats, and a few metres further on, the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen presents Mariechen Danz’s solo exhibition Clouded in Veins. The exhibition is a collaboration between Kunsthalle and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, with whom we are arranging another performative project in a large tennis hall near the Festspielhaus. The numerous collaborations that Ruhr Ding supports at all its locations anchor the exhibition project in the region and link different groups of visitors — local residents, theatre audiences, or friends of the local history museum — with the temporary art project, and vice versa. The beautiful and rough General Blumenthal colliery, recently saved from demolition by a heterogeneous community of users, forms a central hub within walking distance of the Festspielhaus with its large installations.


Zeche General Blumenthal
(Johannes Büttner, Monira Al Qadiri, Kasia Fudakowski, Hayden Fowler)

Westcharweg 101, 45659 Recklinghausen
Recklinghäuser Tennisgesellschaft
(La Fleur - Love is a Warm Gun)
Stadtgarten 7, 45657 Recklinghausen
Kunsthalle Recklinghausen
(Mariechen Danz - Clouded in Veins)
Große-Perdekamp-Straße 25-27, 45657 Recklinghausen
fromer Kiosk at the Main Station
(Monster Chetwynd - The Futurology Kiosk)
Dortmunder Straße 2, 45657 Recklinghausen



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UKR Ruhrding Recklinghausen 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 2114 Project ©

Inverted Mine

From the ceiling of the Weißkaue, Johannes Büttner suspends a type of mobile made up of a range of humming ventilators and wind gauges, together with claw-like hands.

UKR Ruhrding Monster Chetwynd 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 6751 Project ©

The Futurology Kiosk

From a social and ecological perspective bats are model creatures from which humans can learn a great deal. This fact provides the starting point for Monster Chetwynd’s sculptural installation.

Word Count 01 Project ©

Word Count #1–8

In her film series “Word Count”, Kasia Fudakowski creates a dystopian world in which the right to communication is fundamentally curtailed in order to avoid a climate disaster.

C2 Mariechen Danz Project ©

Clouded in Veins

In her exhibition Clouded in Veins, Mariechen Danz uses a stage-like approach to display her works throughout the Kunsthalle Recklinghausen and enables the public to be actively involved.

UKR Ruhrding Recklinghausen 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 2050 Project ©

Death of Worlds

On the site of the former General Blumenthal Mine, New Zealand born artist Hayden Fowler creates a poetic reflection on the dramatic and often invisible loss of species from the natural world.

UKR Ruhrding La Fleur 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 7199 Project ©

Love is a Warm Gun

In the tennis hall of the Recklinghäuser Tennisgesellschaft, and the adjacent city park, La Fleur, in collaboration with Elisabeth Tambwe, enquire into the contemporary meaning of love.

UKR Ruhrding Recklinghausen 2021 c Daniel Sadrowski 2171 Project ©

Future Past

Two vast shimmering objects by Monira Al Qadiri occupy the centre of the abandoned Schwarzkaue. What seem to be machines from the future are reproductions of drill bits from the Kuwaiti oil industry.