The Dialogfelder aim to strengthen the existing community around the Klub Solitaer e. V. with inspiration and input from the outside. We bring experts to Chemnitz to provide bright ideas for further projects in the neighborhood and to expand existing visions through external perspectives. We rely less on explicit expertise than on collective intuition and the creative flair with which some formerly written-off places on southern Sonnenberg have already been transformed.
Over a period of 20 weeks, we invited 10 people from different fields of work. In five sub-projects, they dealt with the southern part of the Sonnenberg district throughout the year. Chemnitz creatives in the fields of drawing, blogging, photography, video and archeology accompanied a project duo over the entire period and documented the shared experiences.
Our artistic goal is to stimulate an intensive exchange beyond genre boundaries. All the artists lived and worked in Chemnitz for several weeks. When selecting the contributions, we relied on artistic positions with high quality standards and experience in the field of art in public space.
By creating impressive dialogues on site-specific topics through artistic expression, a dialogue between all parties involved, especially for local actors and residents, as well as for passers-by, is being promoted. Art in public space creates a friction area in urban everyday life. The special perception by the broad variety of the population offers opportunities to present the urban space in a specific way and to act as an activator of urban discussions.
In a predominantly negatively reputed metropolitan area, the Dialogfelder seek to break through the existing visual and emotional barrier to the neighborhood, creating occasional interventions along the Zietenstraße as reasons to stroll and pause.
Funded by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and Kulturmanagement der Stadt Chemnitz. This project is co-financed from tax-money, as by the agreed upon household of the Sächsische Landtag.