into the pill - Issue 11
video by: Luis Fernandez,
berlinerpool was founded in 2005 and forms a continuously growing communication and documentation infrastructure for art workers. We connect artists, curators, alternative art spaces and groups and all other working in the field of art with one other, supply useful information and help them reach a wider public.
Our aim is to develop this infrastructure into a system that supplies all complementary activities for artists that they have to perform in addition to their creative work. We perceive the main deficit as being in the field of communication, which is why we are creating a communication platform.
2.What are your areas of focus and research?
Complementary activities for artists such as public relations, marketing, research as well as activities surrounding self-organized structures, so-called artist initiatives or alternative spaces.
3.How would you describe the artistic reality in Berlin? How would you integrate your space within it?
Berlin has a fast growing, if not booming, art scene. The huge number of artists is both an advantage and a disadvantage.
4.What would you change about the artistic reality of the city?
Berlin needs better communication networks,
5.Do you pursue collaboration with local state institutions? What is your experience in that area?
Since the state does’t support artistic infrastructures, we haven’t had any close relations with the local state for a long time. For about half a year we received funding for one person of our five-person team from a cooperation project of the European Community and the local state.
6.Do you pursue other local or international collaborations and joint projects?
We receive our only support from international and joint projects.
7.What form of curatorial action do you propose?
We publish an internet magazine and realize art events such as talks and exhibitions.
8.What form of cooperation between artist and curator do you investigate?
We present our member artists to curators, help them with their research and also invite curators in order to work with our member artists.
9.How do you fund your space?
berlinerpool is mainly run by volunteers.