Funded: Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff
Espace Manifesta 13, located on the 42 La Canebière, will be a place for encounters and exchange, open to the neighbourhood and to its inhabitants, the artistic team invites actors from the civil societies and the cultural sphere to take over their former 'Espace Culture', rethought for the occasion by Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, founders of New Theater and TV, based in Berlin.
Henkel and Pitegoff seized this opportunity to use the wooden panels which have been covering the 42 La Canebière facade for months, in order to rebuild the interior of this space. Bringing new life to otherwise discarded materials, Henkel and Pitegoff have created a stage, a set, a platform for others to use in order to create new narratives in and for the city. This ethos reflects upon the concept of Manifesta 13 Marseille, to unite different voices in order to create new stories. Existing lamps and furniture from their space in Berlin will also be integrated in the space. This flexible space will serve pre-biennial activities such as events including performances, screenings, and talks, a library project and the ticketing office.
The German contribution was supported by the ifa exhibition funding