Moving Grounds is an experimental format at “B-Part Exhibition”, the exhibition and production space in the “B-Part Am Gleisdreieck” managed by Rüdiger Lange. Just as the “B-Part am Gleisdreieck” as a place of new work, co-working, culture, and sport accompanies and co-defines the urban development of the “Urbane Mitte Am Gleisdreieck”, the Moving Grounds format, in particular, seeks to shape and reflect on these developments comprehensively and artistically. The projects invited to Moving Grounds work, but at the same time are in dialogue with the overriding themes of the overall project: forms of the new city, of future life and work. For Moving Grounds, individuals, groups and initiatives are invited to take a process-oriented look at new prototypes of urban space over several days. By that Moving Ground creates interactions between artistic, cultural and social approaches.
Moving Grounds means that the freedom of design that reflects on the city requires is only formed in production and practice. The formats of Moving Grounds are defined by the principle of an open understanding of culture: Moving Grounds does not ask for product, result, efficiency, but for time, cooperation and dialogue. Variable forms of continuous artistic collaboration, the methods, and approaches of which have proved resilient in the recent past, encounter here the common and the developing co-working formats.
On-site, further methods, and new formats can be developed, in which different synergies can be formed: besides efficiency teams, communities of interest are formed, forums condense into communities, professionalization processes provide the substance for something new. To engage in these processes without contractually regulated output is part of the game (nothing else should be a city at the most favorable moments): a format such as “exhibition” can arise well and gladly, but moving grounds also makes possible the happiness of fragile intermediate states. Developing a trans- and interdisciplinary self-image for the unfinished in artistic and cultural production is also part of the Moving Grounds concept.
In an urban space such as the area around the triangle of tracks, every day a wide variety of actors pass through different worlds. Man, nature, architecture, and technology meet. The atmosphere of urban space is constantly changing. Sediments emerge, layers overlap, intersect and expand. Dimensions grow – the tendency goes from the surface to space, from the bottom to the top:
Skyscrapers, traffic routes, passages, shafts, recreational areas, vines, platforms, gardens, elevators, tracks, servers, pictures. Multidimensional surfaces and spatial bodies are created, which can be walked on and experienced, but which also have to be re-explored and re-negotiated. These are Moving Grounds.