The transit lounge is the archetypal transit space, the point where the hyper-global + hyper-local coincide; a location which blurs traditional conceptions of geo-political boundaries, creating pockets of international space within the borders of individual nation-states. An in-between space, it exists relative to a fixed departure and arrival point, not to the area that surrounds it.

The Transit Lounge is a series of overlapping residencies for Australian and German artists and architects in Berlin. It is also a blog where themes relating to the project will develop, collaborations will be initiated and sustained, and observations on the city collected. The Transit Lounge invites you to participate in these transnational conversations by commenting on the blog.

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The transit lounge is supported by Culturia and the DAZ

Monday, April 09, 2007

PLACES OUT OF PURPOSE (12.04.07 19 - 22:00)

Ι attribute to my self the task to find places without a task, without a function.
I name them Places_Out_Of_Purpose.

Places abandoned by their rulers, by their function.

Could you detect Places_Out_Of_Purpose within the limits of your own apartment?
Are there Places_Out_Of_Purpose in virtual spaces?

How can you disturb the linearity of spaces?

radio in transit
start a conversation
invent a story that could have occurred
a place consisting of words

traces of failure
places of possibility
the moment of destruction

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