July 6, 2006, 8 pm
Winding up the stadium
Lecture by Michael Zinganel (architecture critic and artist, Graz/Vienna)
Video presentation by Eva Hertzsch & Adam Page (artists, Dresden)
Moderation: Anke Hagemann (architect, An Architektur, Berlin)
In the middle of exaggerated hysteria driven by the soccer championships coming to an end, we take a clarified look at the stadium as advertising medium, a place ruled by royalties, spectacle and access control. In their book "Stadion," the authors Marschik, Müllner, Spitaler, and Zinganel assume that sponsoring and TV coverage rights, as well as short-lived event-architecture are causing the traditional architecture of the stadium to disappear. In-sports and hybrid events are earning investment costs and at the same time breach male proletarian subculture traditions. A book presentation, a talk and a video about the economy and architecture of a "big event" on a current occasion.
Location: Kunsthaus Dresden, Rähnitzgasse 8, 01097 Dresden