AN ART PROJECT IN THE PUBLIC SPHERE BY LANZINGER
A time capsule is a container buried in the cornerstone of a new building that provides information for posterity about how it was created. During her research on the history of post-war modernism, Pia Lanzinger discovered that the foundation stone of the Hasenbergl district had disappeared, along with its time capsule. The Munich-based artist perceived this loss as an opportunity and produced a new time capsule. And in doing so, she documents the lives of this district’s inhabitants from within and communicates the results to the public. Among other things, short stories by 70 self-confident “time bots” were recorded on video. With the resulting material, the time capsule will be filled and handed over to Hasenbergl. As part of an accompanying event at the Münchner Kammerspiele, many of the participants will be on stage. A group of experts will form a counterpoint. A small step forward for the housing estate, onto which many once pinned their hopes of urban city planning. And a great step forward for the idea of democracy.