Sunbathing at ruruHaus by ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics

Location: ruruHaus

Languages: German


lumbung member ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanistics invites visitors to this workshop with Elisa Dierson and Katja Marie Voigt from the artist group Moabees.

The artists arrange an exploration of the area around ruruHaus in Kassel—and a collective sunbath. Participants collect artifacts from the surrounding area and use the blue photographic technique of cyanotype to photograph them, producing deck chairs for the community and their own paper cyanotypes. The exposure source for the cyanotypes is ultraviolet (sun) light, which bees can detect while it normally remains invisible to human eyes.

While the sun’s ultraviolet light has a photochemical effect on the cyanotypes, participants themselves sunbathe. New research suggests that human skin is able to “see” UV-A radiation through eye-like sensors. This is a sensory function of the human body that cannot be consciously perceived.

An exploration of the human sensory apparatus and the bee’s eye—the sunbathing workshop at ruruHaus takes place as part of the BeeDao project at the invitation of lumbung member ZK/U – Center for Art and Urbanism.

Invited guests

Elisa Dierson
Katja Marie Voigt


For sunbathing please bring a beach blanket, a towel or gladly your own deck chair (for relaxing, will not be exposed). Sunglasses, sunbathing clothes and summer accessories are welcome! If the sky is very overcast, the workshop will still take place and the cyanotypes will be exposed using electric tanning beds. Sunbathing will then be omitted, but self-tanner can be applied.

Max. 8 participants. For adults without age limit and children from the age of six accompanied by an adult. Please bring an A3 folder to take paper cyanotypes.

Please register by mail via: moabees@zku-berlin.org


Obere Königsstraße 43, 34117 Kassel



Location: ruruHaus

Languages: German


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