Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty

Minute/Year (2021)

January 6, 2021
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The 2021 iteration of Minute/Year, the sixth annual iteration, began on January 1., 2021, at Libken, in Brandenburg, Germany. It will continue there until 31. December. Possible events related to the work will depend—just like everything else—on Covid. Fingers crossed.

Libken is a “thought and production location” (“Denk- und Produktionsort”) in the small village of Böckenberg, in rural Brandenburg. Based in a DDR-era Plattenbau building, it was founded in 2014, and maintains a program of exhibitions, workshops, residencies, festivals, shared meals, and more. The work of the project extends beyond the main building to also encompass the adjoining land, with its workshops, studios, and gardens. The work occurring here is undertaken in collaboration with the local and regional community, and the process of developing the project is ongoing.

Minute/Year is installed in the main kitchen and dining area of the building. This is the first time that the work will be installed in a rural location, and we’re looking forward to seeing what this will mean for the acoustic and visual index created by the work over the upcoming year.

Exterior of the main building at Libken.
In the kitchen at Libken — Minute/Year just-about visible on the rear wall.