On a wasteland at the centre of Berlin there is a strange apparition – Mobile Research Station no.1 has landed.
If you happen to be in Berlin over the next month please drop by and see the researchers in their luxury pod.
As a sculpture, Mobile Research Station no.1 is a curious hybrid – half hi-tech Antarctic Research Station / half rusty-broken-dumpster. Using a standard building-waste container as its basis, the station nevertheless forms a luxurious designer-pod provided for an eccentric set of researchers. Rather than researching the frozen wastes of Antarctica or the moons of Saturn, the invited artist/researchers have begun their research into the wilderness and urban zones of uncertainty that still lie at the centre of Berlin.
The invited researchers are: Martin John Callanan (London), Nick Crowe & Ian Rawlinson (Manchester/Berlin), Tim Knowles (London), Annika Lundgren (Gothenburg/Berlin), Katie Paterson (London), Esther Polak (Amsterdam)
Initial research can be seen on the Research Station Blog
Or, one of the researchers themselves can be found daily at the station anytime from now till the sept 20th.
The artists findings will be communicated in an evening of short presentations taking place in the park itself – drinks and snacks will be available from 8pm. [in case of bad weather mail for update...]
We hope to see you here in the wilderness.