24 October 2020
14:30–18:30 h

Caring Infrastructures – Day 1 How can we collectively build caring infrastructures?


Malu Blume, Maternal Fantasies and Nora Sternfeld

Due to the rising infections with Covid-19 the event will take place online with contributions by Malu Blume, Frauke Frech (Grand Beauty on Tour), Maternal Fantasies, Nora Sternfeld, Studio Experimentelles Design (Klasse Prof. Jesko Fezer, HFBK Hamburg) and engaged participants from the region

Curated by Sascia Bailer

Social norms and often unquestioned values act as invisible infrastructures that determine how we shape interpersonal relationships: In what way do we care for ourselves, for each other and for our communities? As rigid as these norms and values may seem, they have the potential to be carriers of social change: Can we unlearn traditional mechanisms of exclusion and design new social protocols that focus on collective care and solidarity? Can our society become more inclusive by incorporating ethics of care into our social infrastructures?



Part of the online program is available on Vimeo for later viewing.



Caring Infrastructures – Day 1
Saturday, October 24th 2020


2.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Curating as Social Infrastructure – On the relationship between curatorial practice and social movements
Lecture by Nora Sternfeld
With a Q&A moderated by Sascia Bailer

In German

To what extent can curatorial practice not only represent networks of relationships, but also intervene in the social fabric and help to shape social infrastructures?

As a member of the collective freethought (with Stefano Harney, Adrian Heathfield, Massimiliano Mollona, Louis Moreno, Irit Rogoff), Nora Sternfeld has dedicated herself to the exploration of social infrastructures. These are not conceived as technocratic apparatuses, but as invisible elements that organize social, affective structures. What emotions create infrastructures and resistance? How can we act together, learn together? In her contribution to Caring Infrastructures, Nora Sternfeld will talk about examples from her curatorial practice and explore the relationship between spaces of art, education, and social change. This lecture is followed by a discussion with the participants, moderated by Sascia Bailer.

A recording of the lecture and conversation with Nora Sternfeld is available on Vimeo.


4 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

FANTASTIC FUTURES – Films on Care and Collectivity
by Malu Blume and Maternal Fantasies
Followed by: Discussion with the awardees of the Advancement Award 2019/20 of the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung
moderated by Sascia Bailer

Films in English with German subtitles; artist talks in German

In their films, the awardees Malu Blume and Maternal Fantasies use an array of artistic methods to challenge a rigid reality in which traditional gender roles and limited ideas of community and care seem to be enshrined. Both films were mostly filmed in Hohenlockstedt and the surrounding area, turning the region between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea into a kind of stage where fantastic visions of the future take place. As fragile as these concepts may seem, maybe they are the ones that can let a different future become reality.

Details of Program

4:00 p.m.
Introduction by Sascia Bailer

16.15 p.m. - 17.15 p.m.
Excerpts from the film Suspended Time, on Caring by Maternal Fantasies & followed by conversation with artists from the collective (Isabell Spengler, Magdalena Kallenberger & Maicyra Leao)

A recording of the artist talk with Maternal Fantasies is available on Vimeo.

17.30 p.m. - 18.30 p.m.
Film by Malu Blume The Book of S of I (27:41 min) & followed by conversation with the artist

A recording of the artist talk with Malu Blume is available on Vimeo.


Additional ONLINE Program & Displays

OUT NOW: kuratieren #6
Curating, Care and Corona
von Sascia Bailer

Written during lockdown, published in the second wave of Corona: The kuratieren-booklet #6 "Curating, Care, and Corona" by Sascia Bailer is out now! This booklet is many things: a critical questioning, a doubting, a reflecting, sometimes also a plea. But above all it should also enable insight into the 2019/20 curatorial programme on Careat M.1, and invite readers to continue with their own related lines of thought. The text unites five fragments that engage with artistic works and curatorial formats from Sascia Bailer ́s programme, each in the context of societal discourses surrounding care, curating, digitality, alternative economies and the necessity of new social infrastructures.

Link to PDF

The printed booklet can be ordered here: info@arthurboskamp-stiftung.de


Umrisse – in den Rissen
Sound installation of Polyphrenic Creatures

The artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures collected voices from the storytelling-cafés of Holo Miteinander, which act as experiences and resistances in relation to togetherness in rural areas. The sound installation uses layered collages from the individual stories to transform them into a polyphonic space of resonance for the ideas and needs of differently lived realities.

Since the beginning of the year, the artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures joined the storytelling café series Holo Miteinander in the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung as listeners. Due to Covid-19, almost all events of the series took place online. Due to this situation, Polyphrenic Creatures started an exchange via letters with the participants of the café. In the sound collage Umrisse – In den Rissen Polyphrenic Creatures retells the excerpts of the sharings from the storytelling cafés, the letters and transcribed parts from interviews. These interviews were conducted by Polyphrenic Creatures in summer 2020 with the moderator of the storytelling café series and three participants on site in Hohenlockstedt.



Community Forum of the Storytelling-Cafés Holo Miteinander
An Initiative by Antje Hachenberg, Claudia Dorfmüller und Sascia Bailer

As part of the Holo Miteinander project, five storytelling cafés with people from Hohenlockstedt (short: Holo) and the surrounding area took place in the café room of M.1, where they exchanged ideas on the topics of mobility, living, work, leisure and food. The focus was on the wishes, needs and experiences that each participant brought with them on these topics and shared them with the others as a speech. Active and careful listening was an important feature of this series of events, which had the goal of making connections visible through exchange and listening. This is intended to pave the way for a solidary community in Hohenlockstedt in order to promote and value the village community, collective care and inclusion. The themes and contributions of the storytelling-cafés will be brought together in the community forum, which will focus on how the Holo Miteinander platform can be expanded beyond the funding framework of the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung and address the question of how sustainable, self-organized solidarity structures can be developed. As part of the forum, the artist duo Polyphrenic Creatures will present the sound-collage Umrisse - in den Rissen, which makes the stories from the series of events accessible in a layered form.


Better, together: Approaches to Self-Organization for Holo Miteinander
Workshop with Jesse Dittmar (Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie)

Whether at home, in a club, at work, among friends or in the village community - things always have to be agreed upon, discussed and organized. In this workshop, the participants will explore how a future self-organization of Holo Miteinander can be implemented as part of the project. Together, the goals and visions from the forum of the previous day are tested for feasibility, and maybe first steps for action can be agreed upon. The workshop facilitator will bring along tools for collaborative work processes. The workshop will be led by Jesse Dittmar, who herself works in a grassroots collective: The Leipzig-based association Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie does not have a boss. All important decisions are made collectively according to the consensus principle, care work is managed together, and funds are distributed according to needs, not working hours.


Archive of Encounters
Exhibition by Studio Experimental Design of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HFBK) Hamburg (Class Jesko Fezer)

For over a year, four students have been accompanying the curatorial program at M.1 on the topic of Care . Each event was documented by one student and afterwards artistically interpreted. This resulted in eight interpretations in the form of suitcases which allow outsiders to access what happened. The archive invites its users to search for traces and to engage with the topics, impressions and experiences in peace and quiet, and in turn to create their own encounters with the contents. The Archive of Encounter is mobile and participatory: Through the cooperation with the public library in Hohenlockstedt, it can be borrowed like any other media. During the event Caring Infrastructures the archive will be exhibited in M.1.

The Archive of Encounter was conceptualized and realized by Veronica Andres, Pablo Lapettina, Laura Mahnke, and Skadi Sturm.