street = strasse; lab = labor; our = reclaime your city = street labour
concepted amd designed by lab montage
curated by Georgina Leo StLaurent, Alex Oner & Daniel Daoudi
venues: Heimathafen Neukölln, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Kulturbrauerei Kindl (Neukölln), Cube, Public Space
facts: 5 venues, 4.500 m2 exhibition space, experimental art festival with 150 urban artists, urban art clash, workshops, urban art circurs, 3.000 visitors over 4 days!
STREET LABour presents a selection of national and international urban artists who expose the urban hinterland instead of simply just “illustrating” it. The artists’ work has the capability of entertaining without being just another distraction from questioning the complexities of society. They will provoke and ultimately fascinate you.
“Street labour” is an art festival that deals in a unique way with contemporary forms of urban culture or rather, urban multi-culture. The second edition of streetlab takes place in venues and project spaces across Berlin’s melting-pot districts Kreuzberg and Neukoelln. A picture of urban culture will be painted through the exhibitions,installations, workshops and the festival’s highlight “Urban Art Circus” in the Heimathafen Neukoelln.
The URBAN ART CLASH in the framwork of street labour presents a large-scale exhibition featuring current positions of Contemporary Urban Art & Photography.
Artists from several countries, all major players in the Urban Art genre, have been invited to this art show.
Age Age, Alesh One / Dissizit!, Alexander Rodin, Amewu, Anastasia Bydolin, Axel Void, Benuz, Boing, Bosso Fataka, Carl Kenz, Carolina Pepe, Casey McKee, Chuuu, Cren One, Czarnobyl, DDoom, Decycle, Dejoe, El Bocho, Elf, Emus Primus, Ernesto, Estevan Oriol, Falk Land, Florent Dumontier, Haevi Styles, Hannes Höhlig, Hura Kolektiv, HZA Bazant, Innerfields, Inkdrips, Jahfish, Jussi 27, Katarina Rak, Kalma VJ, Kenji451, KD – Key Detail, Kiwie, L.E.T., Lee Young-Sik, Lokey Photography, Lutz C. Pramann, Marc Bodé, Marc Hype, Martin Travers, Mein lieber Prost!, MTO, Mij.K.Do., Monarch One, One Truth Crew, Onyx, Pao Delfine, Päst, Phos-4, Pisa73, Quintessenz Creation, Riot, OG Urban, Oibel, Orbel, Orbit, Plotbot aka KEN, Sabatino Cersosimo, Slick / Dissizit!, Some-1, Spion, Stolen Goods, Street Yoga, Trommel Tobi, Tona, Valerio Vittozzi, Volker Witte, Werd Pace, Wesr, Yarah Bravo
The festival aims to provide a window into the international urban creative scene and to start a dialogue with the people of this city, about their city. As well as its presence on our streets, the last few years have seen street art appearing in museums, cultural institutions and galleries. Urban art has developed its own gravitas–something that just a few years ago seemed unattainable. Its influence can be felt in the fields of advertisement, graphic design and fashion, and it has equally influenced the aesthetics of contemporary art. The development of this culture continues out on the streets, with its utopian desire to stake out space and create room for individual expression within the urban landscape.
One of the main topics of the festival is the gender equality and cooperation of males and femals. Therefor we created a new dance battle concept with the name “Bonnie & Clyde”. Since each team has to consist of one female & one male at the battle it will be a question of the dance and not the gender. We choose the concept of bonnie & clide to motivate the women to engage more in the battle scene and to encourage men to partner up with women more often. It´s a rare concept and we hope for your support and to see you in crazy teams in the wonderfull old ball room “Heimathafen Neukölln”.
The Urban Art Circus
is a unique art project that collides together urban art forms in an experimental way. Based on hip hop battles where MCs, DJs or break-dancers compete against each other tournament-style. In three rounds the artists will muse, rip and riff on three different topics. This is where the circus begins: Street Art meets Jazz… meets Poetry… meets Dance… meets Literatur … meets Theatre.
Which language are these art forms using and how can they be understood? How do these art forms inspire each other? Can we provoke society into discourse by using art forms to open dialogue? These are some of the many questions that we want to research during “Urban Art Circus”.
The Circus audience stands in the middle of this Big Top of creativity and experiences inspirational live performances as the art forms clash. The outcome is impossible to predict.