The Wotruba Church in Vienna, Austria is a perfect example for the dichotomy and the transfer between art and architecture. Being invited for the “cocaine blows my brain…” show last december 2012, I first thought about Whitney Houston who died in February 2012 and also about so many famous and unknown victims of cocaine and crack. At the same time I learnt about the Wotruba Church – which is very close to my own interests for spatial installations and three-dimensionality – within my research on art and architecture (mostly visible in this curated tumblog: As a result I imagined a second version of this church as a house for meditation.



Dear all,

You are cordially invited to the opening on Friday, November 30, 2012, 7 pm at Spor Klübü 
where a new work of mine will be on display. At the same time, 
I will be at the “Exit Station” opening at rosalux (just around the corner).
Looking forward to seeing you.

Best regards,



Ingo Gerken, Untitled (Richard Long), 2012

Freitag, 30. November 2012, 20.00 Uhr/Friday, Nov 30th, 8pm
Spor Klübü, Freienwalder Str.31, 13359 Berlin-Wedding

„Cocaine – blows my brain..“
One Night Show

Jan Adriaans, Sonja Alhäuser, Mika Andersen, Robert Barta, Matthias Beckmann, BEWEGUNG NURR/Robert Sokol, Pedro Boese, Manuel Bonik, Mark Brogan, Saskia Breitenreicher, Anna Bromley, Johannes Bünemann, Alexander Callsen, Jérôme Chazeix, Cedric le Corf, Anke Dezius, Maurice Doherty, Tiny Domingos, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Irena Eden/Stijn Lernout, Anneke Eussen, Michael Fesca, Frederik Foert, Tom Früchtl, Anne Gathmann, Stella Geppert, Axel Gerber, Ingo Gerken, April Gertler, Robert Gfader, Zoe Giabouldaki, Massoud Graf-Hachempour, Armin Häberle, Andrea Hartinger, Max Hattler, Vanessa Henn, Stephan Homann, Hervé Humbert, Sarrita Hunn, Henrik Jacob, Hubi W. Jäger, Patrick Jambon, Jakob Jensen, Uwe Jonas, Stefan Kaminski, Silke Koch, Susanne Kohler, Marlena Kudlicka, Simone Lanzenstiel, Julia Lazarus, LEO, Simon Lindhardt, Sabine Linse, Clement Loisel, Melissa Longenecker, Jens Christian Madsen, Gerhard Mantz, Matthias Mayer, Elva Olafsdottir, Marie-José Ourtilane, Kirsten Palz, pattypalmtree, Daniel Permanetter, Pablo Perra, Oliver Pietsch, Maria Leena Räihälä, Øyvind Renberg, Ioannis Savvidis, Gerda Scheepers, Adrian Schiesser, Mira Schnedler, Sonya Schönberger, Stefanie von Schroeter, Richard Schütz, Michael Schultze, Bernadette Schwelm, Anja Schwörer, Eva Seufert, Heiko Sievers, Heidi Sill, Johanna Smiatek, Erik Smith, Melissa Steckbauer, Gabriele Stellbaum, Madeline Stillwell, Klaudia Stoll, Jozefa Storp, Jaro Straub, Kirstine Strømberg, Vassiliea Stylianidou, Max Sudhues, Susa Templin, Alex Tennigkeit, Lina Theodorou, Eva Teppe, Thea Timm, Peter Torp, Julien Villaret, Jacqueline Wachall, Julius Weiland, Linda Weiss, Michael Witte, Gloria Zein, Sibylle Zeh, Michaela Zimmer, Christof Zwiener, Oliver Zwink 

Spor Klübü

Freienwalder Str.31
13359 Berlin (Wedding)
Tel.: 0179-8593744

Project Space, Display 3, Studio M, Amsterdam, August 2012

While I did an installation in the 2 front rooms and in the long corridor of the backyard of Studio M. Hans Kuiper decided to work with the flooded basement. He first mixed some acrylic color to the water and then did a silent performance with a broom.
Water is quite present in Amsterdam. Channels, daily rain (in August), the harbor. Basements are no exception and many seem to be flooded. I was told some parts of the city are build 3 meters under the see level. It is usual to have to pump the water out of basements. 
Curiously the water smells good. Quite maritime. The North See is close. Its seemed alive, bubbling and moving smoothly. After the performance, it turned back to its normal transparency, rejecting the color. A strong element.


This is the long corridor in the back of Studio M, Amsterdam. As far as I know it was the first time an artist decided to use this former garage entrance for a show. Hans and I were actually happy about the main building. 2 rooms and one big cellar were at out disposal. Hans did his neo-schlager performance in the main front room and later on a “color on water” performance in the basement. I will post some photos about it in a separate post. 
The 60 meter long corridor inspired me a in situ installation with found materials within the Project Space Serie. Display 1 and 2 took place in Berlin last year. It is interesting to see the place as I found it.