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House of Interstitium
Magdalena Emmerig, 2021
(Ruine München)

This sheet of paper is both a pattern and a game manual. We play with our friends, neighbors and colleagues. We choose our present, we tell our past, we simulate our future and nurture its changes.

The publication has been published as part of Ruine München zeigt: Magdalena Emmerig — House of Interstitium

In biology, interstitium is the name given to the spaces between cells that cushion our skin and where the supplying pathways run. House of Interstitium is what we call where we come together: All of us weaving the social interstitium, the in-between spaces and care pathways that connect us and our environment. This reproductive work is often rendered invisible and not acknowledged in our society. At House of Interstitium, we focus on this and gather, practice, and strengthen it.
We play a game in small groups where a shared future is forged through the telling of fictional memories.

Magdalena Emmerig is a theater maker and freelance costume and set designer living and working in Berlin. She is a trained tailor and studied Fine Arts/Stage and Costume Design at the Weißensee Academy of Art in Berlin. Her focus is on immersive formats that allow the audience to engage and interact and allow for a personal encounter. Within this framework, she is also performing, including creating video works and performances around the fictional character "Peggy Bigott" (YouTube: BarbieASMR). Magdalena Emmerig is a founding member of The Agency, whose immersive performances are shown internationally.

84.1 x 118.9 cm, c-print on transparent paper, folded on DIN A4, w/ original drawings and marks by Magdalena on each print, language is German
Content: concept, game instructions and settings of House of Interstitium, cutting pattern of the carrier bag, reference to Ursula K. Le Guins carrier bag theory.

Photos: Constanza Meléndez


House of Interstitium

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