Viktor Vejvoda was the first artist in our Artist Dis-Placement residency program. He started at the 4th of July to work at the BSR (Berlin waste management).
The Idea of the Artist Dis-Placement programm is to connect artists to organisations which are not situated in the classical context of the art-sphere in order to reach a different engagement and an audience which is not naturally in contact with art. ZK/U aims to look at the ‘invisible’ communal services provided by a city. Through the Artist Dis-Placement the ZK/U is extending its actions to the central organisations of the city’s infrastructure. With this program we had the ambition to create an experimental transdisciplinary space that seeks a critical approach by twisting existing practices, and where specialists from many fields would collaborate together. Especially, we hoped that we could create configurations in which artists would work not in the art market sphere, but outside of their natural environment by setting up programs and projects that create a breach in the image of the arts, so to reach a different audience, less elitist and more amateur.
Viktor is an artist from Prague, Czech Republic whose past work is already strongly connected to the subjects of re- and upcycling, waste and it’s reusage. Over six month he is visiting different sections of the organization and, through different methods, developing an art project in close cooperation with BSR employees.
Here is his impression after the first three month in the Organisation:
Home Is Where the Trash Is
Fraggle Rock, 1985