missingdots is cooperation partner for ARK Dresden – ark for underrated knowledge as part of the community-art-project MOVING BORDERS HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Quarantine Manchester and six further European partners.
What should be saved when the water is rising? What things, but also knowledge, abilities and what individual information may not be lost?
We ask different people and communities. Some people, who grew up in DDR, studied, worked and raised a family there, and whose knowledge and experience was not needed anymore after the fall of the Berlin Wall. These experiences are also shared by those who have recently arrived in Dresden, who had to leave their homes due to war, terror, poverty and other existential threats. They also had to leave knowledge and experience, as well as other people and things. We want to collect that knowledge and experiences and make it visible, so that it will not be lost.
Based on the concept by the British collective Quarantine, seven cities across Europe develop visions and realisations around the topic ‘ark’. In Dresden, the ark will be developed at the the bank of the river Elbe, a place that is many visit and share. Located between Johannstadt and Neustadt, around the ferry terminal ‘Johanna’, a public place for meetings and experience exchange, for workshops and conversations will emerge. Performative interventions for an interested audience will take place on the on the ferry ‘Johanna’.
MOVING BORDERS Dresden as part of the festival
Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Zeitgenössische Perspektiven zur Stadt
4. – 7. June 2021 | ferry terminal of ‘Johanna’
MOVING BORDERS Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste
Svea Duwe, Mustafa Hasan, Katja Heiser
Supporter of all participating countries
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union