DAY OF THE FROGS
June, 26th of 2022
On the first Sunday of the summer, Floating Berlin opens its doors and invites guests, its members and friends to produce and participate in a series of activities, workshops, screenings, and performances.
Descending the concrete path, walking through the trees the Floating wetland unfolds into view. A variety of animals, plants and algae have made this rainwater basin of the former Tempelhof airfield their home and have given rise to a unique landscape: an artificial environment reclaimed by nature, forming a nature-culture site for learning and experimentation. The frogs of Floating are our most prominent co-habitants – this day is dedicated to them.
FROGS IN THE GARDEN
2:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: in front of the Urban Forest
with Lorène Blanche Goesele, Jade Dreyfuss and the Floating Garden Group
a cooking performance / workshop on leftovers
Please bring leftovers from your kitchen- we will cook from them!
with Pepe Dayaw & Sari-Sari
is a collective collage about Kissing, fences and the other side of a human made world
Join spaetispaeti and engage in a collective collage experiment exposing the many symbolic layers around Frogs. While telling each other amphibian-related-stories, we will use analogue-only editing methods to document the discussion and edit a collectiv frog-zine. Bring your wildest frog-stories and printed frog-matter !
Fanzine workshop in Deutsch and Englisch
Location: Urban Forest
BE A FROG
In Justina Los and Marco Schmitt’s “BE A FROG” raku workshop, participants are invited to look at the world from a frog’s perspective. From diverse frog ecosystems to biorobots made from frog cells, the diverse frog universe will be explored at the Floating University. In the workshop, participants can make frog sculptures out of clay and fire them in the raku kiln under the guidance of the frog experts.
Marco Schmitt (1976) mediates in his multifaceted art practice with protagonists between reality and utopia and investigates the influences of politics, economics, technology and cultural processes that affect people and nature. At the Floating University he organised holistic “exorcising raku” workshops with Zoë Claire Miller.
Justina Los (1986) is a media artist. Her works are homages to a globally non-functioning social and economic system in which the future belongs only to those who can afford it. Los studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and currently works with the media of video, performance and sculpture.
WITH Justina Los and Marco Schmitt
Please bring your (light-coloured) t-shirts, bags, textiles to print on!
Location: Urban Forest
with Et al. Press.
Great workshops for kids! Limited amount of participants.
with Sophia Domagala
2:45 pm / 4:45 pm / 6:45 pm
A collective reading session with texts selected by hooops.
DRINKING WITH FROGS
Location: Rain Palace
with Hannah Lu
FLOATING VIDEO NIGHT
with Laurie Charles, Stephanie Comilang, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Annette Frick, Ida Lennartsson, Ryder Morey-Weale, Marike Schuurman, Raul Walch
FLOATING SWIMMING POOL
Please bring your bathing suit and a towel- The Floating Pool is open all day long.