The special show with the topos wool, planned by the Museum of European Cultures – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the Stage Design_Scenic Space course at the TU Berlin, is now open.
Exhibition: 100 Prozent Wolle
Location: Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Arnimallee 25, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Opening hours: 7.11.2017 to 23.06.2019, Tue-Fri 10-17 Uhr, Sat / Sun 11-18 Uhr, Monday closed, Admission: 8 Euro
The exhibition opens up the subject of WOOL to visitors of all ages with the possibility of approaching and dealing with wool in a playful, sensual, intellectual or nostalgic way. Each room focuses on places of encounter, shared active experience and exchange between the generations. At the same time, visitors can immerse themselves in a wide variety of topics: the shepherd’s experience and the treatment of animals, the production of wool, the processing of raw wool into thread and the production of meshes through to the product. Highlights include a sheep sculpture that can be climbed on, a shepherd’s outfit, a clothes rail that tells stories and a flying carpet.
Under the direction of the scenography lecturer Johann Jörg, students in the third semester developed individual spatial concepts that not only addressed the specific historical, social and cultural aspects of the topic, but also raised explosive questions about the future, such as the use of resources in the textile sector, and put them up for discussion. The intelligent linking of classical knowledge transfer with sensually active and participatory experience for all generations as well as the interweaving of narrations in space posed a complex scenographic challenge. The design and spatial concept by Margaret Schlenkrich and the media concept by Devin Martini were selected by a jury and now realised with them under the mentorship of Johann Jörg. Practical study was fulfilled in a wonderful way with this project. We would like to thank everyone involved for the excellent cooperation!
Exhibition Design: Margaret Schlenkrich and Devin Martini
Photos © Johann Jörg