Arbeit Liebe Geld

5 Years of Houseclub

With pupils from the Hector Peterson School, Todosch Schlopsnies, Franziska Seeberg, Kareth Schaffer and others

Happy Birthday "Houseclub"! For ten years now HAU Hebbel am Ufer has been collaborating with a variety of Berlin schools. The partnership with the Hector Peterson School has been particularly strong. In 2011 this collaboration resulted in the “Houseclub”, a very special format in cultural education, where artists take up residency for several weeks at a time in a space in HAU3 set aside especially for this purpose. Artists from a variety of genres work here with students, and together they present the results of this work to the public at the end of the residency.

In 2016 the Housclub will be five years old. HAU is taking this anniversary as the occasion to put on a festival entitled “Arbeit Liebe Geld”. What is the relationship between these three things for a young person who is planning his or her journey into the working world? What working “options” does 15-year-old Osman have, for instance, and above all what does he decide if he dreams of baking cakes but the career advisor is pointing him in the direction of sales? Do you love what you do? What are the costs of the decisions we take? 

Students from the Hector Peterson School will work intensively with the idea of the future and, as part of an artistic process, will also engage with the topics of work, love and money. One group will be working with the director Franziska Seeberg on an autobiographical-documentary theatre project. Another group will develop a walk-in installation with the sculptor Todosch Schlopsnies. Both productions will premiere in March 2016 as part of the festival. In addition, there will be a presentation by artist Kareth Schaffer and a public disussion. A publication to accompany the festival will reflect the work of the Houseclub in the context of Berlin as well as within the framework of the wider discussion about cultural education. 


Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Hector Peterson School. Stage design Festival: Dominik von Stillfried, Valerie von Stillfried. Made possible with the support of Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.