Have you always wanted to plant a forest on Albertplatz, operate a water slide on the Elbe slope, moor your houseboat next to Augustusbrücke, build a house for generations or a theatre? Subject to_change makes every real estate dream possible for you and her! Anyone who decides to buy a house receives a key, a model house to design themselves and the opportunity to come back again and again, to continue building and to experience how the city is created. Current news is posted on the bulletin board, the postman brings letters and the city radio provides information and entertainment. The fictitious cardboard city thrives, awakens to life and emerges as a model of our utopian urban coexistence. On the last day everyone celebrates a big street festival and toasts to their city.
Subject to_change is an artist collective that creates interactive and installative performances and live events. Their projects always have a creative, playful, temporary and socio-dynamic character and they investigate social structures and group formation patterns. Home Sweet Home took place for the first time in 2006 at Goldsmiths College in London. After successful tours in Japan and Australia, Home Sweet Home is now coming to HELLERAU as part of Appia Stage Reloaded.
“There is something rather thrilling about watching an entire city mushroom in a room almost overnight – particularly when you are building it yourself.”
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In the mornings, registered school classes can let their imagination run wild and realize their personal ideas of an ideal city, write letters to their neighbors, elect a new mayor or present their own radio show.
Recommended for pupils* aged between 10 and 16.
Information and registration for school classes and groups at Frauke Wetzel:
0351 264 62 37
Plots from 3 € per house, children and teenagers 2 €/house
For schools daily from 08. – 15.09. from 10:00 – 12:30
Concept and artistic direction: Abigail Conway & Lucy Hayhoe
Director/Management: Lucy Hayhoe, Abigail Conway
Technique: Rob Pell-Walpole
Designed at Goldsmiths, developed at Battersea Arts Centre by Subject to_change. home sweet home was part of the British Council showcase 2009 and was supported by Arts Council England.