Foto: Stephan Floss
09.07. – 12.07.2021

ARK Dresden: Ark for Underestimated Knowledge

Within the framework of Moving Borders

ARK Dresden: Ark for Underestimated Knowledge
A project by Quarantine (GB), Katja Heiser (DE) and Mustafa Hasan (SY/DE)

Seven European production houses, festivals and public institutions in Athens, Dresden, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Porto, Strasbourg, Utrecht and Warsaw started the project “Moving Borders” together two years ago: Each partner developed a version of the artistic concept “ARK” by the British collective Quarantine in its own city – adapted to the local conditions and together with the local people.

We invite you to “ARK Dresden – Ark for Underestimated Knowledge”: a place for encounters, exchange and interesting insights is being created on the banks of the Elbe and on the personal ferry “Johanna”. Dresden citizens and local artists will share, present and save individual knowledge, skills and experiences that should not be lost over time and due to social change. Come and save with us!

ARK Dresden takes place as part 2 of the festival “Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Contemporary Positions on the City” by HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts.

Elbufer Dresden near the Johanna ferry dock Accessible via Diakonissenweg/Holzhofgasse, EV 11, 41 (Diakonissenkrankenhaus).

Free admission

More background information in the HELLERAU online magazine

Open Call – Participants wanted!

From two shores: Marching Band Banda Comunale meets the Sculptural Movement STROMLINIEN.

Friday, 09.07.2021 18:00 hrs

The sculptural movement STROMLINIEN only becomes a temporary work of art in public space through the people involved. Coloured signs will be carried in formation as a border fence from the Johannstädter Ufer across the ferry to the Moving Borders site. Moving Borders – The border fence becomes a wave movement! Would you like to create this sculpture with us on Friday, 09.07.21 from 5pm? Then get in touch in advance at, subject “Streamlines”.

Meeting: Friday, 09.07.2021 17:00 at the Elbflohmarkt square, below the Albert Bridge, Johannstädter side.

Afterwards concert of the Banda Comunale, chilling and campfire

Collection – the Catwalk Josef Panda and DJane Lokführer Andi

Sunday, 11.07.2021 6:00 pm

The garments of Josef Panda’s “Collection – what our clothes have to tell”, which were graphically designed during the festival, get bodies and start to move. You can be one of them!

Please register in advance at, subject “Catwalk”.

Meeting: Sunday, 11.07.2021 17:00 on the banks of the Elbe Dresden, ferry landing stage of the “Johanna”, Neustädter side.

Followed by drinks at the campfire

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