Festival for Playful Public Spaces


Jäger und Maler

A game of wild tagging and serious surveillance. Bring color to the neighborhood with chalk, and show the other teams who is boss here. Just don’t let yourself get caught by the security guys. Their cameras see (almost) everything!


Format: Game
sign up at counter, 12-20 players

  • August 10, 2012 15:00 – 15:30

Invisible Playground (DE)

Invisible Playground entwickelt Spiele für Städte. Mit ortsspezifischen Street-, Audio- und Transmedia-Games macht das Team aus Künstlern, Designern und Wissenschaftlern die Stadt zur Plattform für spielerische Erfahrungen. Ortsspezifisch heißt, dass soziale Dynamiken, technische Infrastrukturen und Architekturen als Grundlage von Spielen verwendet werden. Die Teilnehmer erhalten Zugang zu den verborgenen Spielplätzen inmitten von Alltagsumgebungen. Invisible Playground arbeitet an großen und kleinen Projekten international mit Theatern, Museen und Festivals zusammen und veranstaltet selbst regelmäßig Workshops, Open Playgrounds und Street-Games-Festivals wie You Are GO! in Berlin (2011). Nach der Gründung im Jahr 2009 hat sich die Gruppe stetig weiterentwickelt und zu einem Kollektiv mit sieben festen Mitgliedern formiert. Neben der Präsenz auf künstlerischen und kulturellen Plattformen entwickelt die Gruppe auch anspruchsvolle spielerische Formate im kommerziellen Umfeld.

matthaei & konsorten (DE)

Since 2000, some 40 works of diverse orientation have been created under the name “matthaei & konsorten”. In addition to productions for the stage, installations and discourse productions, the development and continuing evolution of new formats for urban landscapes has been a focal point of the work for several years. Productions of matthaei & konsorten are therefore to be found in all the places that are also frequented by their players or spectators in their own lives: From the 19th century institute for the blind through the courtyards, kitchens and living rooms of affluent or financially precarious inhabitants of the inner-city to the nearly abandoned, over 600-year-old village right next to the airport noise protection barrier; from a pathological institute built in the days of the city’s rampant growth to the residence for asylum-seekers at a nearly Balkan industrial harbor and on to the abandoned and dilapidated theme park of a former political system; from the cellar, attic and boxes of an old theater to the faded suites of a 1950s luxury hotel from the days when kings and politicians still checked in here; from swingers’ and line-dancing clubs to streets lined with villas and back to the clearly designated art spaces of theaters and cultural institutions. The works of matthaei & konsorten thus draw a map of the present upon which each project exposes and registers a specific location. Coordinates are derived by zooming in on individual lives and the diversity of their habits, the beauty of the particular and the surprising ramifications of the subjective – at the point of intersection between external circumstances and the general narrations within which society seeks reassurance.