Lucas Jaspar Kalmus
With the aim of critical reflection of space as a temporary category, Temporary Spaces class deals with historical, political, social, technological, and aesthetic aspects of spatial production. At Kunsthalle Baden Baden, Temporary Spaces class establishes a collective domestic sphere in form of a pillow talk (Bettgeflüster) performance. The class creates but a large blanket to sit underneath together and continue to read, discuss and actualize spatial ideas for our current time, in which many have no access to any domestic sphere.
Temporary Spaces class also launches and shares a publication which is an output of their discussions and actions reflecting on various aspects, characteristics, and interpretations of texts and ideas concerning the domestic sphere. Collective quilting will play a big role in their contribution.
About the Class
With the aim of critical reflection of space as a temporary category, Temporary Spaces class deals with historical, political, social, technological, and aesthetic aspects of spatial production. Beyond disciplinary conventions and boundaries, creation of a work is investigated as a practice that includes various media and experimentation with space in different scales, from spatial interventions to video, installations, performances, sound and text. The interdisciplinary class aims at establishing the opportunity to collaboratively shape and develop reflexive aesthetic experiences.
The works of the collective class are research based including critical theory and ancient philosophy, feminist and queer theories, socialist architectural utopias….
In a situation of lockdown in Germany, Temporary Spaces class departed from inside of our homes and houses and refocused attention to the domestic sphere.
Initiated by Asli Serbest in collaboration with Adnan Yildiz based on the content development from their shared curriculum „Domestic Revolution“.