bi'bak invites Birgit Auf der Lauer and Caspar Pauli with their current project A Journey to Evros / A Journey to Meriç. In a storytelling tour, the artists guide us through the installation and present objects from different countries along with their invisible stories. During a trip along the border river Evros (Meriç in Turkish) between Greece and Turkey in the summer of 2014 they gathered objects, plants and garbage together with the group Kaba Hat, in order to document the stories, places and fates of the European border region.
Birgit Auf der Lauer has been working together with Caspar Pauli since 2010. They are interested in the aesthetic and political aspects of urban and rural areas. After detailed research, they work with different forms of expression such as installation, drawing and performance. They regularly receive funding and awards for their work. Together with the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Museum in Berlin, they run the Kanuclub for Urban Exploration.
KABA HAT are a group of nine artists from Istanbul. They try to find ways for collaborative artistic production as well as proposing ways of exhibiting outside the gallery space. Their work deals with issues such as urban politics, travelling/tourism and economies of art industry. It can take many forms, from public video screenings, to performances or publications.