Hello Køge, we are back!

Here we are! Again in Køge and this time we will live here for 4 weeks, yes!

Of course in our little house, re-built in the square in front of KØS Museum, in occasion of the current exhibition “In your heart – In your city”.

We continue the Discuvry project, mixing our daily life with art works.

Work in progress: a terrace-urban-garden beside our house with some japanese vegetable and flowers, we built the pots with reclaimed wood found in the streets of Køge

We are here every day until the 19th June and we will make two house-party on the 9th and 18th June. So if you are in Denmark by chance, come to visit us!

You will find more news about the events in the Museum’s Facebook page.

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Discuvry at KØS_work in progress

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It seems crazy, I know…

Our little house is now standing in front of KØS museum in Køge! It’s hard to believe also for us.

The big things are already done, last details and it will be ready to be lived again!

The exhibition info here:  In your heart and in your city at KØS.

 

 

Discuvry in Denmark

As all of you’ve already known, last year we could save our house from the destruction of the eviction.
Yuki is taking part to a great group exhibition in Denmark, at KØS – museum of art in public space, and we have the great possibility to show Discuvry project as well.

So in one week we are going to move our little house to Køge!

 

The exhibition  In your heart and in your city presents a range of brand-new works of four Japanese contemporary artists – Chiharu Shiota, Yukihiro Taguchi, Takafumi Hara and Tatsumi Orimoto. Being one of the most comprehensive and ambitious projects ever presented at the museum, the exhibition takes place both outdoors in the public space in front of the museum as well as inside on two floors. ‘In your heart and in your city’ will be a great opportunity for the Danish public to get an insight into Japanese contemporary art and culture.

The exhibition is curated by Berlin-based, Brazilian-born curator Tereza de Arruda and museum director at KØS Christine Buhl Andersen.

5 March – 6 September 2016

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We wait for you!

Kettenreaktion-Yukihiro Taguchi Exhibition

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Hello!

Tomorrow there is the opening of Yukihiro’s exhibition “Kettenreaktion”: stop-motion, video works and installations by Yukihiro Taguchi.

It will be showed the complete Discuvry work as well.

Opening on the 3rd February 2016, from 18:00 to 22:00.

At 20:00 there will be an amazing live Sound Performance by Mieko Suzuki (Kookoo).

You can not miss it!

The exhibition will continue from 4th to 9th February 2016, from 14:00 to 19:00 and by appointment.

At HB55 Kunstfabrik, Herzbergstrasse 55, 10356 Berlino.

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Discuvry Movie

Hello!

Finally it’s online a short version of the documentation of this two years spent in Cuvry.
It is a stop motion video realized by Yukihiro Taguchi.

In the video you can see all the evolution of the camp, from a empty field to a crazy village, the eviction in the end and how we could bring away our house.

Enjoy it!

FreeCuvry…it was damn real…

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As many of you have already known, FreeCuvry is evicted.

The eviction process started on Thursday 18th September, when in the night (at about 21.00) a big fire burned some houses just in front of our home.

The cause of the fire are still unclear, in the beginning we thought it was made by some people from the camp, because of some inside fighting, but in the end Cuvry’s people were sure it was not realize from somebody who lived in the camp.

There were many theories, from the neo-nazi to an organized tactics to evict Cuvry. Just one things is sure: the police was too fast and ready to kick everybody out of the camp, with the excuse of investigating for the fire, and they didn’t let anybody to get in anymore.

The weekend after the fire we could go inside just shortly to take our stuff from the houses.

On Monday 22nd September the bulldozers started to destroy all the houses of FreeCuvry.

Nobody of us thought that destroying FreeCuvy would have be so fast, so easy…too easy.

We would have realized a project this month in Cuvry, with the theater Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin.

Our plan was to start exactly from the weekend after the fire to organize events and art performance in Cuvry. But we couldn’t even start.

Thanks to this project with HAU and to the help of our friend and art curator Lutz Henke, we managed to have the authorization to save our house as art piece. We had two days of time to enter in the destroyed Cuvry, between the working bulldozers, cut our house in pieces and bring it away.

Thanks a lot to Raul Walch, Masaru Iwai, Rikiya Yamakawa, Nill, David and the other friends who worked with us in these two crazy day to save our house!

We will take part in the event Treffpunkte organized by HAU with the FUTURE LIVING lab

from the 2nd October to the 12th October we will do some art actions in some public space in the city (please check the website of the theater to know where we will be day by day);

from the 13th October until the 26th October, in front of the HAU2 avenue we will create an installation with the house and show all our documentation and our work realized since when we arrived in FreeCuvry – almost two years ago – till today, included the days of the eviction.

FreeCuvry was a unique reality in Berlin, a mirror on the society that surround us.

It was amazing, beatiful, crazy, cruel.

It was damn real.

Now it is just history, just memory.

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“Ein Journalist ist einer, der nachher alles vorher gewußt hat.”

And another time the story of the eviction today was a false alarm.

But for this yesterday there was in FreeCuvry a reunion to discuss the future of the camp and how to react when the police will arrive.

Mostly of the people there were activists and journalists. Somebody told that the owner Artur Süsskind would have been come today to speak with the inhabitants of FreeCuvry….mmmmm….

I don’t know if a billionaire would do it….we will see.

 

Yesterday I also spoke another time with some journalists, this time from VICE, although I promised myself I would have done it anymore.

I don’t trust media and journalists, no more. I spoke with lot of them in the last time, because FreeCuvry is now a hip topic for the media. I thought I could make them speak about another side of Cuvry, that made by people who still believe that something good can born here, little by little. But what they wrote it was almost just what everybody can say just staying here one hour, and what you can see with a so superficial gaze is not a paradise, for sure.

We will not speak with journalists anymore.

We had no experience before in managing with press and media, but what I saw in this time in Berlin is just a bunch of stuff of poor quality.

This is the information today.

Do you still trust what is wrote in the newspapers? What I read till now are just bullshits.

 

Sayonara Discuvry

It seems like our project arrived to the end.

Now it not just noise, the voice that this week police will came to evict the camp are real and concrete: tomorrow the parking around FreeCuvry is already reserved for police’s cars.

It continues the calling of supporters for FreeCuvry, who want to stay here, camp or whatever, to avoid the eviction. Most current infos can be found in the FreeCuvry Facebook.
We will stay here tonight and next day, hoping to manage to documenting everything till the end.

This evening in Cuvry there will be a reunion, at 18.00 on the river.

 

Tonight we will make a fire at our house, eat and stay together.

You are invite to join us to say “Sayonara Discuvry”.

 

 

Discuvry project: one and half year later

Discuvry is a project between art, architecture and social experimental research. It goes over building a simple object, but include living the work and making daily actions.

The idea of realize an illegal house in the empty field of Cuvrystrasse came at first to Yuki, he wanted to realize a big project and I followed him, because it was very interesting for me seeing from inside if a anarchic multicultural village works, how it develops spontaneously in the heart of a european capital, how this architecture without architects lives and grows.

Yuki realized a stop-motion video of the building process and the first exhibition of Discuvry was the collective “Open Monement”, at the Kunstraum Bethanien in Kreuzberg. In the summer 2013 Yuki showed the project at the MOCA, Hiroshima City Musuem of Contemporary Art, for the exhibition “Site: Places of Memories, Space with Potential”.

We have continued the project untill now, documenting it day by day, doing pictures and observing how the life is going on FreeCuvry.

I never imagined personally this project would have lasted so long. Today is already one year and four months.

We saw lot of changes to happen on the field, people arriving and going away. We listened lot of stories, funny stories, cruel stories, surreal stories and too real stories.

We learned a lot.

We learned to give the right importance to the things, to appreciate the simplicity. We learned that another way to live is possibly, or better, other 100 ways to live are possible.

Of course we have our vision about life. We work hard everyday and we try to don’t ask, if we can do it by ourselves. Yuki had two other big project, one in Göttingen and one in Berlin, for Hebbel am Ufer, and one exhibition at REH-transformer gallery, in Berlin. I worked in a architect office in Berlin, collaborating with ISSS-Research&Architecture.

Not all the people who live in FreeCuvry have our same life-style, some of them work, some are artists, some musicians, some collect bottles, some ask for money in the street, some simply don’t do anything.

 

I don’t agree with many of the life-styles in FreeCuvry, but I am nobody to impose my life vision to anybody except to myself.

And you? Are you so sure you can do it?

 

 

FreeCuvry Demonstration

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Today there was the demonstration for supporting FreeCuvry, the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule and against their eviction.

It was very peaceful moment, people united to defend the free use of the space and the right to have a place for living.

 

Come tomorrow for the party in FreeCuvry, make music, art and use all the free space like you want.

FreeCuvry is for everybody!

Free space to create your world!

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