Through a site-specific approach, Christina Kral investigates different forms of community and ways of social interaction. Part of the YKON collective (alongside Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Ulu Braun, Pekko Koskinen, Tellervo Kalleinen and Tomas Träskman) Kral takes part in building temporary platforms and workshops that thinking about current issues through game design, scenario development and utopian theories. She is also a co-founder of BettaZine, a quarterly publication that conducts research on the idiosyncrasies of urban space, as well as doing research at the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University Inkubator in Lüneburg, where she researches multi-platform publishing. Across these and other projects Kral centers collaboration as her main medium of work, looking at how information, exchange and creativity can be formed and maintained collectively.
During her residency, Kral will work in collaboration with an artist associated with Bethlem Gallery to investigate the idea of personal sanctuaries and acts of (self-)care within the everyday. Her residency is part of a collaboration between Gasworks, Anxiety Festival 2014 and the Bethlem Museum and Gallery.
The culmination of the artists' collaboration will be presented and discussed as part of Sanctuaries event on 21st June at ORTUS Events and Learning Center.
Christina Kral lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Recent projects and exhibitions include: Media Façade Festival & Night Of The Arts, Helsinki (2012), Communikey Festival, Boulder (2012), Psychoeconomy Summit, Sevilla (2011), Bauhausarchiv at Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin (2011), Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels (Fritz Haeg) New York (2009).
This residency is funded by Maudsley Charity.