CUBELab: Julia Münz & Annika Unterburg

2 September 2011 - 5 October 2011

Preview: 1st September 6-9pm

Late Night Opening: 30th September 6-8pm

Seedbank For Treehouses

This year´s CUBELab artists, Hamburg-based Julia Münz and Annika Unterburg, will present their current collaboration:

"Seedbank For Treehouses", an architectural fantasy. Visitors can purchase a cornerstone for their personal treehouse at the show.

The image of a treehouse evokes associations of childhood, lightheartedness and freedom. It is an archetype of an improvisationally tinkered, individualistic and temporary architecture in a handyman´s garden. A treehouse is a child's place of retreat and a nest to build secret projects.

Julia Münz and Annika Unterburg´s artistic handling of this topic doesn´t stop at the romanticizing connotation of the term. "Our installation addresses current social issues, such as sustainable homes and questions about an inter-generational contract, a subject of discussion."

At the show the artists will present, amongst drawings and models, a specially designed Multiple: You can pick up a lucky bag containing "Indian Palace + Ulmus minor", "Snailhouse Carpinus betulus“ or "Goethes Summerhouse + Fraxinus exelsior“. Seeded today - ready for occupancy in only 30 years.

Supported by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, The Ministry of Culture.


Julia Münz and Annika Unterburg

Julia Münz and Annika Unterburg are two Hamburg-based artists whose work explores speculative ideas about architecture and public space.  Having both studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg the artists have exhibited in Germany and internationally with a range of diverse commissions. Key works include: Wünsche Versenken (2008), a floating, inverse wishing-well for Hamburg and BVS - Büro Verborgene Stätte (2008) a playful exploration of real estate and architecture through the medium of performance. Mobile Architecture Model was the 2010 CUBE Open winner, utilising migrant urban sculptures to propose surprising development possibilities in public places.





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