28.07 - 01.08 2014

Über die Dauer von fünf Tagen werden 13 KünstlerInnen, KuratorInnen und WissenschaftlerInnen das Frappant e.V. zum gemeinschaftlichen Lebensraum umwandeln. In Anlehnung an Roland Barthes’ Untersuchungen zu Idiorrhythmie, welche das Klosterleben der Mönche auf dem Berg Athos fokussierten, entwickeln die TeilnehmerInnen Strukturen für das temporäre Zusammensein.

Over five days 13 artists and collectives, curators and researchers will transform the Frappant e.V. to their own living space. Following Roland Barthes' studies of the idiorrhythmic, which examine the everyday life of monks living on the Athos mountains, the participants of the Camp will develop structures for the week spent with one another, through the process of coming together.

Miriam Bethmann (*1986, Sindelfingen) studied at HFBK Hamburg  and at Academy of fine Arts Vienna with Julian Göthe, where she graduated 2014. In addition to her own artistic practice, which deals mainly with sculpture and installation, she organised shows in collaboration with Marenka Krasomil as traces are just empty categories, project space Friday Exit, Vienna; spatial arrangements (acting objects) in Stuttgart, project space Lotte.

Calori & Maillard
Letizia Calori (*1986, Bologna) and Violette Maillard (*1984, Bourg La Reine) work together since 2009. They live and work in Frankfurt am Main. In 2011 they hold a MA in visual arts at IUAV (Venice) with a thesis on collaboration, and in 2012 they moved to Frankfurt am Main, at Staedelschule (Tobias Rehberger class). Their practice deals mainly with sculpture, installation and performance, they have shown internationally in shows such as Yoko Ono, Search for the fountain at Moderna Museet (2012), Viva performance with MAXXI Rome (2012) and As Much as we need at Bevilacqua la masa, Venice (2010).

Ahmet Sitki Demir (*1987, Meschede) studied BA Metropolitan Culture at the HafenCity University Hamburg and at the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul. He now studies MA European Ethnology at Humboldt University of Berlin. He worked in different institutions like the Chamber of Architects in Istanbul. In 2012 he worked at the founding and early period of the Taksim Solidarity Group. He has shown as a group work Places and Non-Places at the LiveArt Festival at Kampnagel (2011). Since 2010 he is scholarship holder of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Ahmet lives and works in Berlin.

Anna Holtz (*1982, Stuttgart) lives and works in Vienna since 2012. Currently she is studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna/Sculpture Department with Heimo Zobernig.  In 2012, together with Lucia Elena Prusa and Manuel Scheiwiller, she initiated the collective pcnc_bay, which can be described as an experimental exhibition format, a performative site, where pcnc_bay invites artists or curators to collaborate. Pcnc_bay travels widely and shows internationally in places such as Insel der Jugend/Berlin, Night Trains, l’ile de Vassiviere/France, San Juan/Puerto Rico. For more information please go to

Marenka Krasomil (*1985, Wiesbaden) studied Cultural Studies at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and currently is a student at the Royal College of Art in London and at the Städelschule/Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Her past curatorial projects include: Of Our Own Making, Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge; Performance- and Film Program in Hélio Oiticicas Penetrável PN 14, Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt am Main; The We in Me in Us in You, Gallery Genscher, Hamburg; spatial arrangements (acting objects), project space LOTTE, Stuttgart; traces are just empty categories, project space Friday Exit, Vienna. 

LES TRUCS are Charlotte Simon, Zink Tonsur and various electronic equipment. Since 2008 they work together in the fields of sound, performance and installation. Among others they are part of exhibitions (»Vom Werden normativer Ordnungen«, Kunstverein Frankfurt 2012), theatre productions (most recently with Lars-Ole Wahlburg at Schauspielhaus Zürich 2013 and Schauspiel Hannover 2012 and  Schorsch Kamerun, Schauspiel Frankfurt) and New Age gatherings (»Kristallo – Forschen und Fließen«, among others Palmengarten Frankfurt / MMK 2013). More than 400 concerts have taken them across Europe, Israel and Japan.
They are part of the label collective »Knertz" and regularly organize shows in the Rhein-Main area (1,2 Piecefest / Darmstadt, Office du Pain / Frankfurt). 
Charlotte Simon (*1986, Mainz) studied fine art at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, where she works with video and performance.
Zink Tonsur (*1980, Frankfurt am Main) lives and works as a musician and producer in Frankfurt am Main.

Axel Loytved (*1982, Bad Mergentheim) He lives and works in Hamburg and  graduated from HBK Braunschweig in 2010. He was member of the "Freie Klasse" (2003-2005) and band "alibi kolektif" (2005).He was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie. Maastircht (2010 / 2011 ). Since 2006 Loytved works besides his own practice with "Kunstverein St. Pauli". Recent exhibitions include amongst others Kunstverein Hamburg (2014), Galerie Dorothea Schlueter / Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Galerie Silberkuppe / Berlin, Deichtorhallen / Sammlung Falckenberg / Hamburg (2013), Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven (2012), Museum Folkwang / Essen,  (2011), Kunsthaus Essen, Bonnefanten Museum / Maastricht, Museum Ostwall / Dortmund, Kunstverein Wolfsburg (2010).

Elena Malzew (*1982, Omsk) completed a Magister in cultural science, art theory and visual studies at the university in Lüneburg (DE) and a BA in film studies at the university in Glamorgan (UK) and currently works at the Kunstverein Halle für Kunst Lüneburg. She has written her thesis on art and labour - artistic practice of the Russian productivist Avantgarde and Walter Benjamin.

Paran Pour (*1983) born in Tehran an raised in Germany. She graduated in communication design at the Folkwanghochschule Essen and studies digital media at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Among other interdisciplinary collaborations, she founded hartmut, an off-space project located in a series of empty buildings. Her work deals mostly with urban transformation processes and socio-cultural phenomena, focusing on architecture as a representation.

Alex Wissel (*1983, Aschaffenburg) has studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts Lyon and the Kunstakademie Dusseldorf. He initiated the performance group "Lederlust"(2007-2010), the "Oktoberbar" 2010, the "Single Club" (2011-2012), and the "Klüngel" 2014. His works are a mix of sculpture, installation, performance, music and party. On the basis of approaches by sociologists Erving Goffman and Richard Sennett, Wissel is dealing with alternative models of public space as participatory and social stage.
Since one year he has been collaborating with Jochen Weber in 2 projects.

Jochen Weber (*1980, Hamburg) lives and works in Hamburg graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2008. His work deals mainly with sculpture, furniture, architecture and their presentation.
Since 2013 Weber works besides his own practice with Atelier Superplan and collaborates regularly with Alex Wissel on projects, e.g. „Vagabund“ and „Klüngel“.
Recent exhibitions include amongst others Produzentengalerie, Hamburg, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg (2014), TEMPORARY GALLERY, Köln, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf (2013), Galerie Christian Nagel, Antwerpen, Van Horn, Düsseldorf (2012), Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Bielefelder Kunstverein, Skulpturenpark Köln (2011), WCW Gallery, Hamburg, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien (2010).
In 2008/09 Weber was Resident of the WIELS Contemporary Art Center in Brussels.