dreiküchenhaus | labour, ritual, and civilization
Hidden Lines of Space: Our House


dreiküchenhaus | labour, ritual, and civilization is a performance that brings together three different living spaces in one constellation: the former Gängeviertel – with its narrow alleys and close living quarters, Einküchenhäuser – a short-lived experiment where hired hands cooked for an entire community, and an unclassified zone.

The performance creates three rooms, three kitchens: Variation I, II, & III. Those three spaces are mapped out for the audience who are invited to follow these scores, maps or paths, to negotiate the collective and individual within an abstract architectural/sculptural space.

These three variations are condensed into a single score that will be enacted over the course of two evenings by a sole labouring body as one of many examples of quality, rhythm, and gait. Converging at a meeting point between these diverse trajectories of observation and embodiment is a quagmire – where one can rest amidst a diversity of intentions to digest these surroundings.

This score has been provided, as a guide and an invitation, for you to enter into this movement.


  • Curated by: Annette Hans and Julia Horstmann

Exhibition History

  • Hidden Lines of Space: Our House
    Hamburg, DE
  • Hidden Lines of Space
    Berlin, DE


“Hidden Lines of Space – Our House” is a public space, walkable sculpture in Hamburg’s Neustadt. It references past and current floor plans in situ and connects them to other forms of space and living. We shape our buildings first, then they shape us, both as individuals and as part of communities and societies. The implicit values, instructions for use and power relations conveyed in residential structures are addressed thus in four artistic interventions, a talk and a tour.

Part of Scores Project