‘Earth to Earth’ Minaminals II Participation Kunst:Offen Hellersdorf

PDF Invitation download: EinladungskarteKunstOffen 

My next bioplastic and sand installation

Minaminals II ‘Earth to Earth’ can be seen from the 11 June 2018 in Kastanienboulevard, Hellersdorf, Berlin until it has become part of the earth again.

English version is below the German version

Invitation Photo_Kunst:Offen



von A nach B

Die Fahrradtour

Begleiten Sie Carola Rümper (Künstlerin und Projektraumbetreiberin) mit Ihrem Fahrrad zu unterschiedlichen Kulturorten in Hellersdorf.

Wir starten im Schloß Biesdorf mit der Einführung zu der Forschungsarbeit `Die RÜMPERIENS`. Danach geht es weiter ins Wuhletal zu dem Projekt `KILL 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE`. Die  nächste Station ist das mp43 – projektraum für das periphere. Hier präsentiert Kirsten Wechslberger (Künstlerin aus Namibia)  das Projekt `earth to earth`,  ein Langzeitprojekt zum Thema Nachhaltigkeit.

Im Projektraum bleibt genügend Zeit, um sich im Gespräch über die künstlerischen Ansätze von Kirsten Wechselberger und Carola Rümper zu informieren.

Darüber hinaus gibt es Gelegenheit sich über Organisation und Netzwerkarbeit des Projektraums mp43 zu informieren.  


Tour1  10-12Uhr

Tour2  14-16Uhr

Treffpunkt Schloß Biesdorf an der Treppe am Haupteingang

Schloß Biesdorf / Alt -Biesdorf  55 / 12683 Berlin

Das mp43 – projektraum für das periphere ist nach den Touren geöffnet von 12 – 13:30Uhr und von 16 – 18Uhr.


Carola Rümper

(Künstlerin / Projektraumbetreiberin)

mp43 – projektraum für das periphere

Stollberger Str. 73 / 12627 Berlin




Schloß Biesdorf

U5 / Station Elsterwerdaer Platz

S5 / Station Biesdorf


mp43 – projektraum für das periphere

U5 / Station Hellersdorf

M6 / Station Hellersdorf


From A to B

-The bicycle tour-

Accompany Carola Rümper (artist and project space operator) with her bicycle to different cultural locations in Hellersdorf. The start is at castle Biesdorf with the introduction to the research work `The RÜMPERIENS`. Afterwards we continue to Wuhletal to the project `KILL 2 BIRDS WITH ONE STONE`. The next stop is the mp43 project space for the peripheral.

Here, Kirsten Wechslberger (artist from Namibia) presents the project `earth to earth`, a long-term project on the subject of sustainability. There will be enough time in the project room to find out more about the artistic approaches of Kirsten Wechslberger and Carola Rümper. In addition, there is an opportunity to learn about organization and networking of the project space mp43.


Tour1 10-12 o’clock

Tour2 14-16 o’clock

Meeting point Schloss Biesdorf at the stairs at the main entrance:

Castle Biesdorf / Alt -Biesdorf 55/12683 Berlin

The mp43 project space for the peripheral is open after the tours from 12-13: 30 and 16-18.


Carola Rümper (Artist / project space operator)

mp43 – project space for the peripheral

Stollberger Str. 73/12627 Berlin


Selected to participate in a Residency at the Akademie für Suffizienz in July-August 2018, Germany

‘The Soil We Live On’

The Akademie der Suffizienz, KUNST – STOFFE – BERLIN and Group Global 3000 have invited me to work at the Akademie der Suffizienz in Reckenthin/ Prignitz from 23 July – 23 August 2018. The residency is followed by a group exhibition with other Resident artists at the Projektraum Group Global 3000 in Berlin 24 August – 19 October 2018

The Theme is ‘The soil that we live of/ Der Boden von dem wir Leben’ and the aim of the Residence and exhibition is to address the soil as a habitat and subject of human intervention. The outer earth layer of our planet is sealed by asphalt and concrete, the humus is washed away by industrial agriculture. Soil loses the ability to retain water, the filter function, the diversity of life.

Possible works are u.a. Object, Photo, Video, Installation, Sound, Performance, Image. The call is addressed to artists working in the field of sustainability and economics. With sustainability, we understand ecological limits and orient ourselves to social justice. Defining the economy we as an organisation of care for people. The way of doing business determines whether and how we respect global boundaries and whether justice is possible.

Looking forward to the residency and creating more bio-plastic sculptures/installation


Site-Specific Installation ‘Minaminals I’

A site-specific installation with bioplastic and sand, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin, 2017

‘Minaminals’ is a public series, sustainable art project which addresses sustainable development of micro and macro ecosystems by using sustainable production materials.  The project creates emphasis on celebrating diversity, integration, recycling, creative change management and edges or margins of ecosystems it interacts with.

Bioplastic and sand snails in high bed at Prinzessinengärten Wandelwoche, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin. Foto: Sascha-J. Bachmann

The ‘Minaminals I’  installation is made from a recipe of bioplastic and sand created by myself (Kirsten Wechslberger) in 2012 for the installation ‘The Road Less Travelled’ exhibited at the Goethe Institute in Namibia. The recipe was further developed for an artist residency in South Australia where I produced the ephemeral work ‘$Edge’ at the Arid Lands Sculpture Festival, which earned her the first prize.

Bioplastic and sand snails in high bed at Prinzessinengärten Wandelwoche, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin. Foto: Sascha-J. Bachmann

The bioplastic and sand recipe is made entirely of natural ingredients which decompose over time when exposed to wind, rain, sunshine and small insects such as ants and thus becomes food for the plants and dissolves into the ecosystem it is placed in.

Snake in high bed
Bioplastic and sand snake in high bed at Prinzessinengärten Wandelwoche, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin. Foto: Sascha-J. Bachmann

The Minaminals I’ installation consisted of + -80 mini sculptures each with an average size of 10 * 10cm per sculpture. The sculptures for ‘Minaminals I’ were a snake, a bird and a snail. Each installation will see more animals added which are all vital for a healthily functioning ecosystem. The animals were installed in the vegetable beds of Gut Hellersdorf for the Berlin Prizessinengärten Wandelwoche on the  on the 9thof September 2017.

Bioplastic and sand bird in high bed at Prinzessinengärten Wandelwoche, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin. Foto: Sascha-J. Bachmann

After completion of the installation there was an artist talk at, Projektraum mp43, run by Carola Rümper in Kastanieboulevard, Hellersdorf, Berlin

Bioplastic and sand birds in high bed at Prinzessinengärten Wandelwoche, Gut Hellersdorf, Berlin. Foto: Sascha J. Bachmann

‘The Road Less Travelled’ Opening Goethe Centre Namibia

Video Documentation by Lukas Amakali

Recycled material Installation – The Road Less Travelled by Kirsten Wechslberger, Goethe Centre, Windhoek Namibia, 2012

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