steirischer herbst 2007
Hannah Hurtzig / Mobile Akademie (D)

Since 1999, Hannah Hurtzig has headed the Mobile Akademie, or Mobile Academy, an art project with changing focal topics ranging between field research, course offerings, and actionism: “Die Zukunft der Arbeit” (Schauspielhaus Bochum 1999); “Der Flüchtling: Dienstleistungen an Unerwünschten” (Volksbühne am Rosa- Luxemburg-Platz Berlin 2003); “Fakelore – Konstruktionen und Erfindungen urbaner Folklore” (Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin 2004); “Geister, Gespenster, Phantome und die Orte an denen sie leben” (TR Warszawa, Warsaw 2006), among others.
With the Tulip House production office (with Anselm Franke) she develops models for representing memory, space and rhetoric that tour public locations in the form of installations: e.g. “Filiale für Erinnerung auf Zeit” (Hamburg 2000), “Information Retrieval – Dialogues on Archiving” (British Museum, London 2001); “Kiosk für nützliches Wissen” (since 2003). Since 2001 she has been building a constantly growing audio-visual archive on the subject of “Narratives of places, cities and territories”.
The installation and performance “Black market for useful knowledge and non-knowledge”, a space for collective learning and production, is concerned with other, new formats of conveying knowledge. The black market has already been performed seven times and will be billing at the Wiener Festwochen in 2008.
She conceived the Kampnagelfabrik in Hamburg, heading it for four years, the Festival Theater der Welt in Dresden, and was curator in the ErsatzStadt project, an initiative project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes. She lives in Berlin, the Mobile Akademie is stationed at the HAU (Hebbel am Ufer).