E-WERK Luckenwalde, a renewable power station and art centre 30 minutes south of Berlin, invited award-winning opera Sun & Sea to be shown in the city for two days this summer, Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 June 2021. The immersive performance will be held adjacent to E-WERK in the spectacular disused Bauhaus Stadtbad (city pool), designed by Hans Hertlein in 1928.
They needed their audiences’ help to Bring the Sun to Luckenwalde, reawaken Brandenburg, inspire change against the climate emergency and rebuild communities during the pandemic – a time when society needs inspiration and culture more than ever. Supporters have been part of developing a unique example of sustainable exhibition making, powered entirely by 100% renewable electricity, Kunststrom generated by Performance Electrics gGmbH on site at E-WERK Luckenwalde.
The most significant outcome of our campaign was probably the new contacts we cultivated. We wouldn’t have made it without Jo’s help; to begin with we weren’t sure about the schedule, the tone, or how to ask people for money without begging, but she provided clear, concise information that helped us time it and pitch it right.Helen Turner, E-WERK Luckenwalde
At the time of writing, the team are planning to get all the rewards – as well as installing Sun & Sea – delivered by the end of June. Continuing the themes highlighted in the installation and their Kickstarter, E-WERK Luckenwalde have recently announced their involvement in Gallery Climate Coalition Berlin, a platform to share information and resources for Germany-based art organisations and professionals in the field, with the aim of collectively finding sustainable solutions for the art world.