Munich Artists wrote about Lueckenfuelle last week and then I emailed Maria, one of the visionaries, who suggested we do something before the spaces closes in September 2016.
I decided that I would create with Munich Artists “Fill the Void,” an art happening to fill the space and say farewell to the creative meeting point that will become a construction site in the next few months. (2 week turnaround… lets see how many people we can unearth during the holidays and drag out of their living rooms from the surrounding apartment buildings.)
Important Details to know:
Date: August 30, 2016
Location: The corner of Rottmannstrasse and Schleissheimerstrasse, Munich Germany ) Very close to Stiglmaierplatz Ubahn just the other side of Dachauerstr. you will see a triangle park. the empty lot is behind it. You will see HNRXs big sausage high up in the air.
Time: 1900 to 2100 (I will be filling balloons earlier in the day so you are welcome to come and help me if you want but you don’t get a balloon until 1900.)
Action: Artists/creatives fill a void. I want to visually show how artists and creatives in Munich fill the void. Artists love empty walls, empty spaces and are the first to see the potential for changing something with their creativity. I want people of Munich to get to know the artists of Munich and to know that we can help fill that void in their lives with our energy, our art and ourselves. There are thousands of us here, step away from your art practice or day job for two hours and let everyone know that you are a creative in Munich.
WHAT I NEED FROM YOU:
- Attendance. If you are in the Munich area and you can be there on August 30, 2016 from 1900 to 2100, I would love to have you there holding a balloon and talking with other creatives and residents of Munich. You do not need to bring anything but pocket change in case you want to buy a beer or a drink at the local Vietnamese restaurant that will sell it to you for 1,50Euro. There are tables at the location so if you decide you need to bring food, you can do that too. The park across the street has lots of places to sit.
- What Void do you fill? “I fill the void” will be written on all the balloons. If you want, please write how you fill the void on a ballon. Not necessary but it would be cool if you shared some positive life purpose. If you don’t have one, you can use on of mine “I fill the void by creating art” or ” I fill the void by sharing positive energy with others.”
- Optional – Business Card or Visiting Card or Post Card – I have a scanner app and i will use it to share your information. If you are there and you let me take a photo of you with your balloon, I will use your balloon and contact details in my art project. Here is an example of the “my True Self” happening portrait from our july 18th happening at the Odeonsplatz Subway. These portraits will be shared at the”My True Self” installation at the long Night of the Museum:
- Permission – I’m a conceptual artist and I make videos and photographs. Please, if you come I want you to be ok with me taking your photograph and capturing you on video. If you come with children, I will ask permission before taking individual photographs. If your children are in the space during the event, they will have their photograph/video taking with the group. All individual photographs of people will be used for an art project but may also be shared on social media and on the Munich Artists and Emmy Horstkamp websites and may be published in the Installations book I’m creating for the year.
After the happening, please keep your balloon and take a spare balloon to give to someone but please do not let the balloons go. I love that idea but we will have a lot of balloons and that won’t be good for the environment if we let them go.
Creating Photographs/ Videos/ Sketches/ Art
You are welcome to take photos of the balloons and videos of the balloons. You are welcome to make sketches of the balloons. You are welcome to dance and sing with the balloons. After I’m done taking photos of the balloons, the balloons are fair game for your awesome creativity BUT please do not let them go up into the air because, as I stated before, that will make me very sad and may end up in the guts of some poor bird.
If you share your pics on social media Please use #munichartists and #Fillthevoid when you share your photos. If you are on Facebook like our Munich Artists page and let us know when you share your photos so we can share the public post. (I can’t share private posts.)
Want to help fund this art happening? You can email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are quick on your toes with making decisions. I would love to have a Sponsored by ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: on the balloons. If you come after the balloons are created, we can add a card to the balloons and I will let everyone know on the website. Thousands of people will know you helped an art idea become reality.
Want to create an art happening with Munich Artists? We are open for great locations and money for expenses. Give us a space and we will make something happen.