summaery2019: Projects

Penthouse à la Parasite

Residence at Penthaus à la Parasit

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Project information

submitted by
Jakob Wirth

Mentors
Ina Weise

Faculty:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation
Artwork

Semester
Summer semester 2020


Contributors:
Alexander Zacharov
Loculor
Juan Lo Sasso

Project description

The Penthouse à la Parasit tries to resist this accelerating housing market. Instead of being expelled to the periphery of the city, it goes up onto the roof. Before, the spaces on roofs were usually reserved for the exclusive Penthouses. Now these places have been appropriated by the Penthaus à la Parasit as it begins to recapture the houses from top to bottom.
An appropriation from above was realized by looking at the niches and gaps and inhabiting them. Therefore the Penthaus à la Parasit began to experiment with the limits and norms of the building laws and ownership. Thereby it challenges these set hierarchies of the housing market and the order of the city.
The privilege of freedom, farsightedness, centrality and the right to the city remain precarious as they are constantly threatened and unstabilized.
The Penthaus creates a situation wherein the citizens can reclaim their power to act. To give people the opportunity to experience this, it opens its doors to everybody interested.
The parasitic of the penthouse is represented by occupying the niches of the city, in the inversion of power relations and at the same time, by pointing out a room to maneuver as each system allows. It raises the question: To whom does the rooftop belong to? And who actually is the host and the parasite? Are the residents parasites or the owners? Is it the Penthaus à la Parasite? Or is it in fact, the Property à la Parasite?

Email: post[at]jakobwirth.net

Videos

Penthaus à la Parasit - ein Atemberaubender Blick über die Dächer der Stadt

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Exhibition Location / Event Location

  • Steubenstraße 6 - Universitätsbibliothek / university library, Dach

Events

Defense - Penthaus à la Parasit

01.08.2020 15:00 – 01.08.2020 16:00

I will have a presentation of the project, which will be my defense of my Master program - Public Art. If you want to join check the facebook-page "Penthaus à la Parasite" or write me an email to: post@penthaus-a-la-parasit.de
You are very welcome and after 20 min of presentation, there will be 20 min feedback and critique form the professors and afterwards 20 min questions from the audience.
I hope to see you there!
The Parasite

Folgt später.