It is an attractive place for people who like to be creative (and not
just by words).
In the beginning it was founded as a silk-screen-studio. An open space
place. But it is also a designers place, a soundstudio, a mobile printing-unit,
as well as a sound-system-pool.
Since the last five
years different people care for the place, as an offer to artists using
this as an open-space. And when i say care, it means care. There is no
financial input from official organizations. We have to produce, and sell.
In the KIOSK. Or in other shops. Doing printing-jobs. Or giving workshops.
Die Fleischerei is
part of an social project, hardly financed by the government. „Unter
Druck – Kultur von der Strasse e.V.“, cares for homeless people
, giving them motivation to express themselves in a creative way. There
is a theater-formation, fotolab, painting and literature, and last but
not least, the printing-studio, die Fleischerei.
We do not specialize
on just homeless users. There is a mix of all different kind of artists,
so there are many different styles and brands, causing a very inspiring
atmosphere of creative togetherness.
But every output needs
an input too. People who like to work not just in, but also for the Fleischerei-project
are heartly welcome. Networks are necessary. And it developed since the
last five years. Networks are the source of all Fleischerei-projects.
Some of these
Participation at the Karneval der Kulturen with a mobile printing-bus,
workshops and performances at the Schlossplatz, Berlin, productions at
the Stubnitz (www.stubnitz.com), cooperative works with artists from the
former Solidarnosc-shipyard in Gdansk (www.foto.obin.org), Poland, works
and exhibitions in Bern and Zurich (Switzerland), as well as cooperations
with many galleries in Berlin, production of different magazines etc.
We are not
perfect (except when we do our printing-jobs of course).
We are only human. Sympathy is important, doing our cooperations with
of products are made here?
Textiles (from underwear to gala-wear)
All kind of printings – posters, flyers, stickers, patches, textiles,
Music – Vinyl, CD, tapes
What we need?
Not really for us, the people. But as there is lot of space in the Fleischerei,
there are also costs (like rent, telecommunication, electric, material).
So, how do the people in the Fleischerei make their living, survive?
At firs by selling their stuff (not just in the Fleischerei, but also
in various galleries). Some get money from the government (basically unemployment
Support from the public would be standard, if we were not in Berlin. Reason
is that in the Fleischerei not only handmade-printing is teached, but
there is also social work happening in the place (mostly with the youths
of the neighbourhood).
But how about “Unter
Druck”? Well, this organization itself has only got a minimum of
public financial support, not enough to offer the cultural projects in
a proper way.
So the Fleischerei will fight on (their own). Against consume, for creative
expression and togetherness. Solidarity.
you also feel solidarity with us, you can support us (financially).
Ost – Volume II
„Mäuse für die Fleische“
030-513 00 231
KIOSK Mo-Fr 14-20 Uhr
Workshop on demand
Invest in Ost – Vol. II
Bank f. Sozialwirtschaft
100 205 00
Account-Nr. 300 63 06
Unter Druck – Kultur von der Strasse e.V.
Oudenarder Strasse 26
030-24 72 90 40
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