LU’UM is an open collective based in Hamburg that designs, builds, researches and curates spaces of encounter. Over the past three years LU’UM has constructed temporary architecture, curated a public program in a former car repair shop and designed concepts for collaborative city making.
With HOTEL SALUT the collective is bringing its practice inside the Hotel Solo program. By literally approaching the space of Club Solo as a hotel, they will be living and working on site. By opening up the exhibition space from its arrival in Breda, both the building up and the dismantling as well as the daily activities will be publicly accessible. What happens if we open-up the one-sided relationship central to our common understanding of hospitality? Is there still a difference between working and living? Between the hosts and the guests? Between ‘solo’ and ‘collective’? By sharing hospitality and responsibilities LU’UM welcomes every visitor not only as a guest, but also as a participant. Therefore everyone potentially becomes part of a collective movement.
LU’UM intends to question the way we perceive, form and use our surrounding space. Inspired by French author Georges Perec, the collective aims to experiment how wording and our subsequent actions influence our perception of spaces and the way we act in them. What does an assigned function mean to a space? How do we perceive spaces when we start calling them by our (inter)actions? What if we call the hallway ‘the first sight room’, or if we call the kitchen ‘the passionate discussion room’? In Club Solo, a mobile architectural infrastructure and temporary actions will be implemented to create, define and dismantle the various purposes within the transfunctional main space. Spaces are constantly evolving by being redefined, combined or reseted as part of an indefinite playground. Let’s get together!
5 – 9 July
Open Daily Program: Research, Expeditions and Construction
Saturday 10 July
18.00 – till late
Encounter I: Collective Cooking and Karaoke Mezcaleria with Gran Collectivo Patitlan
During the day Amsterdam based Gran Collectivo Patitlan will collect local ingredients from a farm as well as the local market. Furthermore they will be foraging in the woods. In the evening the public is invited to join for conversations over cooking or a bit later for dinner. Afterwards the set up of a Karaoke Mezcaleria enables us to blast out the greatest tunes and to enjoy the spirit of the agave plant.
The entrance is free. Drinks and Food can be bought for a small donation to cover the expenses.
11.00 – 17.00
Encounter II: Let’s Play Space
We invite for one-to-one encounters over interpersonal tasks creating spontaneous spaces and participative happenings. In this open laboratory we see no hierarchy between us and the visitors but a collective flow of knowledge. We invite you to our playground.
13 – 15 July
Open Daily Program: Breakfast, Yoga, Researching, Re-Constructing, Screenings, Cooking, Dinners, Open Conversations, Karaoke, Music
Wednesday 14 July
16.00 – 18.00
Encounter III: It’s expedition day
The public is invited to join LU’UM on a trip exploring the city as a mode of experimental behavior. Can you get lost in an urban landscape which you already know? Through an explorative approach participants will drop their everyday relations with the city to experience unexpected correlations on a journey through spaces yet to be discovered.
Friday 16 July
18.00 – till late
Encounter IV: Food and Music with DJ Paulatina [No Future Berlin]
Join us for conversations over cooking or a bit later for dinner and some vibrant tunes from Berlin based DJ Paulatina. The multi talented DJ, vocalist, party promoter and founder of the platform nofutureberlin will make us dance with styles ranging from flamenco over techno to perreo and cumbia.
Saturday 17 July
18.00 – till late
Encounter V: Soyuz Apollo + Afterparty – 16mm film screenings, a performed lecture and late evening karaoke
With the elements of archive work, cinematic experience and a performed lecture, the fictional collective Soyuz Apollo is presenting a screening of 16mm films. In the short and feature presentation “Rooms for the living and dead”, seemingly surreal places will be visited, which were specifically made for the ritualistic encounters with the dead. The cinematic performance itself becomes a celebrated ritual of faith, education and pop culture.
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In collaboration with MOKIT (Kiel, DE), Gran Collectivo Pantitlán (Amsterdam, NL), Soyuz Apollo (Hamburg, DE), DJ Paulatina [No Future Berlin, DE]