A dinner experience at La Fabbrica Del Vapore in Milan

Saturday, October 24 at 18.00


La Fabbrica del Vapore
Via Procaccini 4
20154 Milan, ItalyDishware by Kris Lemsalu (EST)
and Adeline de Monseignat (UK)
Wood by Malin Workshop
Fabrics by Julia Heuer
Concept and Food by dilettantin produktionsbüro

hosted by ECADC Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center


2015 ELIXIR – Do Thee Good / Social Sculpture and Intervention in public space / GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst / Bremen (D)

An elixir, known as healing or magic potion is originally an extract of medicinal plants with various additives dissolved in wine or alcohol, of which a rejuvenating and/or life prolonging effect is attributed. For the Public Space exhibition ‘Im Inneren der Stadt – Inside the City’ at GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst dilettantin produktionsbüro creates ELIXIER that is offered at ten selected locations in Bremen for the duration of the exhibition. The formulation is individually composed in cooperation with the hosts to reflect one aspect of the place – thus ten different versions of a drink, that is called elixir, are being created.This medicinal potion is not listed on any menu, but can only be ordered by ‘Code Word: ELIXIER’. Based on the view that a work of art can possibly only by decrypted by the understanding of an underlying code, here the codeword functions in reverse as a key for initiating art. The only sign of this sepcial drink on offer is a mark that is put in each window showcase for the duration of the exhibition. Otherwise the place stays a commonplace, whether hairdresser, delicatessen or furniture store.

The drinks cost each between 3-7 Euro in relation to other services or goods of the shops. ELIXIER is served in a glass on a beer mat, which is signed and numbered. If the drink has been enjoyed, this remains the only relic of the work. The guest alone decides whether the coaster is transformed into a sign of the art work which took place in deciding whether the beer mat is being taken.
A map is being distributed in the exhibition space of the GAK, where all ELIXIER places are marked. The interested public thus spreads out over the city – starting in the institutional space, the GAK, and dispensing to the various participating public and semi-public places. 

Cooperation partners are:

Canova (a): Am Wall 207, 28195 Bremen. Tue – Sun ab 10h bis open end
Feines Delicatessen (a): Pappelstraße 71a, 28199 Bremen. Mon – Thu 9 – 18.30h / Fri 8.30 – 18.30h / Sat 8 – 13h
Gondel Cinema (a): Schwachhauser Heerstraße 207, 28211 Bremen. Mon – Sun 11 – 24h
Grashoff’s Bistro: Contrescarpe 80, 28195 Bremen. Tue – Thu 10 – 20:30h / Fri 10 – 22h / Sat 10 – 17h (only at Bar available)
HAY Bremen: Auf den Häfen 12, 28203 Bremen. Mon – Fri 10 – 18h / Sat 10 – 14h
Karton (a): Alte Schnapsfabrik. Am Deich 86, 28199 Bremen. Tue – Sat 11 – 22h
Knubke’s Café: Münchener Str. 46, 28215 Bremen. Wed – Fri 12 – 19h / Sat + Sun 9:30 – 19h
Kaemena at Blockland: Niederblockland 6, 28357 Bremen. Mon – Fri 14 – 18h / Sat + Sun 11 – 18h
Luca Rizzo Hair Salon: Böttcherstraße 4, 28195 Bremen. Tue – Fri 9 – 18h / Sat 9 – 16h
GAK: Teerhof 21, 28199 Bremen. Tue – Sun 11 – 18h / Thu bis 20h

(a) = with alcohol

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Exhibition July 19th – October 10th 2015
Opening: Saturday, July 18th 2015 at 4pm. More Information here.

‘Tu dir Gutes – Do Thee Good’ is a series of performative interventions with gustatory elements in public space. Starting from the idea of doing something good for yourself and the promise of Healing, Strength and Youth by (the consumption of) art, artist collective dilettantin produktionsbüro create site-specific temporary works.
Thanks to all the wonderful locations!


2015 REFRESHMENT / social sculpture and performance / Public Space / Thealit Lab ordnung // struktur / Bremen (D)

The Japanese para scientist and alternative physician Masaru Emoto (1943-2014) came from the assumption that water can memorize emotions and that these water clusters are as well responsible for the transmission of information in homeopathy. 
Water clusters are unstable, usually short-lived associations of water molecules into larger molecular networks. But how does this information transmit into the water?Today we know that the energy state of water depends on its cluster structure formed bymovement or stagnancy. The Austrian foresters and nature observer Viktor Schauberger (1885-1958) was one of the first to recognize that moving, swirling water features a higher quality. Lively water, also referred to as levitated, vitalized or highly structured water is that, for example, by swirling has been restored its “Original” fine structure as a “living” spring water. Only “Living Water” by Johann Grander (1930-2012) is able to energize and refresh the body. The Balm, as something that refreshes, eg. a cold drink or food, is the starting point for the work ERFRISCHUNG / REFRESHMENT. Flavors used in varying consistencies are: Grains / Goat Cheese / Rhubarb / Lemon / Asparagus / Woodruff.In relation to the current state of knowledge about water and its energizing the work opens a gustatory experience space as part of the series “Tu dir Gutes – Do Good To Yourself.”

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The Golden Age

2014 The Golden Age / Angela Ljiljanic feat. dilettantin produktionsbüro / social sculpture and performance / Dortmund (D)

On Invitation of and in co-operation with Artist Angela Ljiljanic <i>dilettantin produktionsbüro</i> create a one-day allday audio-gustatory performance. ‘The Golden Age’ is also the opening of a vacant shop premise in Dortmund’s district Nordtstadt in the context of the Public Residence project ‘Die Chance / The Opprtunity’.

The golden Age seduces with golden drinks and music, creating a reconciliation of bavarian white sausages and cake via Brazil and Jazz on to Live Balkan music.
Golden Milk for all!

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SLOE – Do Thee Good

2014 SLOE – Do Good to Yourself / social sculpture and intervention in public space / Tatort Paderborn / Paderborn (D)

[Sloe, Eng. – ‘Blackthorn’: Rose family. Sloe puts the body in motion, gives fresh strength and protects against colds. It is recognized to have a strong protective effect against witches. The thorny undergrowth was once one of the plants with the help of which crop and weather could be predicted.][Slow, Eng. – ‘Slow’ food and ‘food’: enjoyable, conscious and regional food, a counter-movement to the uniform and globalized fast food.

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THISISNOTASHOP – Temporary Kunstverein

2013/2014 THISISNOTASHOP / Intervention in Public Space / Temporary Kunstverein e.V. / Bremen (D)


The project and the Kunstverein moved into the Bremen ‚Steintor‘ area in november 2013. For the first 7 weeks the artist group did a survey with people passing by asking the main question ‚What place do you miss?‘.

THISISNOTASHOP wants to engage with a passing-by audience, communicating about personal desires in context to cultural urban life. Over seven months it offers next to the Art and Design Shop a wide program such as performances, artist talks and writing and music meet-ups.

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2013 / Eat Belcanto / music performance dinner in cooperation with Paul Michael von Ganski and Marius Keller / Bremen (D)

On Thursday, the 30th May, we invite you to an evening of belcanto music. To a selection of gramophone records by Paul Michael Ganski there will be served a five course menu by Chef Marius Keller, which is based on historical European food of that time.

a five-course menu for a selection
of gramophone records by Paul Michael von Ganski

Presentation: dilettantin produktionsbüro

Thursday 30th of May 2013
Beginning at 7 pm /  48 euro

please reserve your seat at:
Canova Restaurant
Email: erleben (at)
Telephone: 0421 244 07 08


No ART Around

2013 / No ART Around / Reading performance in cooperation with Angela Ljiljanic / Bad Oeynhausen (D)

No ART around going on tour!
At the invitation of artist Angela Ljiljanic a culinary reading will take place on Saturday 11th May at 7:30 pm in Bad Oeynhausen. In cooperation with Angela Ljiljanic dilettantin produktionsbüro stages an empty thai restaurant and invites you for an evening between seduction, pleasure and the question of art.

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By Elke Bippus
Art and life praxis – a prehistory 
“Into Production!” was the title of an article written in 1923 by Constructivist theorist Osip Brik; drawing on ideas by Alexander Rodchenko he set out to describe changes taking place in creative practice. [1]
As did a number of other Constructivist artists – Vladimir J. Tatlin, Varvara F. Stepanova or Lyuboy S.Popoya, for instance – with the end of the Russian Revolution Rodchenko ventured the leap into the Soviet mass production industry; the focus at the time being to transform what had formerly predominantly been an agricultural society into a modern industrialized nation. The Russian avant-garde movement’s contributions to social production came in the form of designs of objects for everyday use: kitchenware (Talin), clothing (Stepanova), or those destined to be the hubs of politicization in Russia, the working men’s club (Rodchenko).

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Untitled (4 glasses)

2012 / Untitled (4 glasses) / Edition of 7 /Jahresgabe for GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen (D)

Exclusive to GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen an edition is being made as Jahresgabe Untitled (4 glasses). Each of four equal, antique wine glasses are presented in a customized box of wood – glass cabinets with a pedestal base and with woolen felt upholstered back wall. The wine glasses of each edition are slightly different in shape and hight. Each box refers in its dimensions to the size of the glasses. The wine glasses are each engraved with words and sentence fragments and carry an individual Edition number under the glass stem.

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