Rubbing Against Architecture

Rubbing Against Architecture @ The GFLK Halle Süd Tölz, and its grounds, Bad Tölz, Germany. September 14 - 22. 2013


With guest workshop leaders emma hedditch and johannes paul raether, invited to lead activities, give presentations and organise workshops in architecture, performance and theatre.


The workshop will explore notions of alternative, collective-built quotidian architecture and shared public space; performance and theatre over a 10 day period.


The participants will investigate the spaces of the Halle Süd and its grounds in order to develop a communal living and work space – where they will sleep, cook, eat, learn and share together. This will be an ongoing group process determined by what is needed of the space and how it should be used. This period of exploration will be developed in parallel to workshops led by invited guests. As spaces are defined and developed and working groups formed a series of performance workshops will be set up in order to activate a series evening performances created by the workshop participants. It is intended that the group space design process will creatively inform the performances and visa versa. The workshop will be concluded with a three day walk into the nearby mountains, where performances and discussions will also be developed, staying overnight in the Tølzer Hutte.







Day 1. Resting at a small lake


A mountain of beer

Painting performance

Masked hikers

Stephan, Johannes and Florian plan a hike

Professor Protektorama hiking

A tour of the mysterious basement tunnels

Bed design

Bed design

Bed design

A halo

Dome test

Painting performance

Emma Hedditch leads the indigo dye workshop

The indigo dye workshop

Jonas discusses john Cage

Info stand at night

One of the janitors maps out the hike

Kristian is given a job interview

Group meeting. The Halle Day 1

Personal items of clothing to be unpicked and dyed

Kristian and Margarita lead the hike. Day 1

Professor Protektorama teaching on the mountain top

Some hikers

The Halle. Day 6