Großbardau is situated in the very beautiful Mulden Valley, 30km from Leipzig in the northern parts of Saxony, and is the largest rural municipal unit within the Grimma area. Karl Tauchnitz, a pioneering stereotopist who was born in the village, also lends his name to the street where the Museum for Contemporary Art lies.
Großbardau is also home to the Muldental School Centre where we started to collaborate with the art teacher Dorit Löffler and a group of secondary students. Since autumn 2014 we are developing a number of workshops and lessons to feed into the International Village Show. We are interested in what young people in the countryside do all day, which places do they use to socialise, how do they see their own environment, how do they move around?
Ideas and themes from these sessions will feed into the physical adapation and transformation of a large wooden platform in the museum’s garden.