Faculty of Invisibility
Body of Work summer camp

June 26th till July 6th 2015

Künstlerhäuser Worpswede
Vor den Pferdeweiden 16-18
27726 Worpswede

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Body of Work is a summer camp, organized by the Faculty of Invisibility, for artists and others. Neither as art production nor to recreate our labor force as artists we would like to offer the summer camp as a form of collective suspense. In Body of Work a minimal setting will be provided, consisting of a screen that will catch the setting sun, a wooden ring in which we'll meet once a day and the Abaton. In Ancient Greece Abaton was the pilgrim's dormitory, part of a temple's complex, where one would dream of and experience cure during sleep.

   To bring
Please bring at least one bad experience (preferably from the art world) that should be turned into a good one. If you like, bring an (healing) exercise that can be done individually or in a group. You're welcome to bring helpful objects and books as a loan to the summer camp's temporary library.

   No program
There is literally no program. You are welcome but not obliged to create things together.

Limited places available. Registration is required. Please register by emailing to registration@body-of-work.org in advance. It is possible to stay just a few nights as well. Please indicate the dates of your stay. Children are welcome. Body of Work offers space for 20 - 30 people.

This camp is self-organized. Everyone is asked to participate in cleaning, cooking, shopping and we will cover the cost of food together (varying according to self-estimation).

   Body of Work is a cooperation with the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede / die Kolonie, run by Tim Voss.
   The poster has been designed by Paul Gangloff.
   It quotes Franz Kafka's call of the Nature Theatre of Oklahoma. Proof reading by Sarah M Harrison.
   Body of Work is a production by the Faculty of Invisibility (Sönke Hallmann and Inga Zimprich).

The five houses of the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede offer 20 beds in 11 rooms. There are five bathrooms, we'll use the main kitchen collectively, there will be two big common spaces and a large meadow which offers a place to meet and additional room for a few tents. Bedding, linen and towels are provided.

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Please consider contributing a participation fee between 10 and 25€ if you can. In addition you'll have to cover your travel expenses as well as the cost of food (see self-organized) yourself.

is an artists colony situated close to Bremen, which has been founded in 1889.

Right behind the houses are horse meadows and the devil's moor with the Hamme flowing through. We can light campfires, take long walks and bath in the Hamme stream.

   by public transport
by train to Bremen. Take bus 670 from Bremen central station to Worpswede. The busses leave once an hour right in front of the main station. Schedules can be found here. The bus takes approximately one hour. Please get out at the bus stop Jugendherberge (youth hostel). Walk a few meters back to Hammeweg and continue Hammeweg to your right towards the windmill. Just before the mill turn right into the Vor den Pferdeweiden lane. The Martin-Kausche-Studios are situated after 200m on your left.
   If travelling on a Saturday or Sunday you can also take the moor express, a historic train from Bremen main station, running four times a day. Schedule can be found here.    by car
From Hamburg or Ruhr area take A1 up till Bremen interchange, then take A27 in the direction of Cuxhaven. Take the exit Worpswede/Ritterhude (not Lilienthal!).
   From Hannover take A7, change to A27 in the direction of Cuxhaven. Take the exit Worpswede/Ritterhude (not Lilienthal!).
   Follow the signs to Worpswede. Before entering the village, turn left into Hammeweg following signage to youth hostel (Jugendherberge) and Neu Helgoland. After 300m turn right into the lane Vor den Pferdeweiden. The Martin-Kausche-Studios are situated after 200m on your left.