Valeria Schwarz (in Kollaboration mit i Collective e.V.)
STORY BOX - C.U.V.O. | caja urbana de voces otras 2010/2012

48 Stunden Neukölln, Berlin.
La Noche de los Museos, mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Fondo Metropolitano de las Artes und Buenos Aires Capital Mundial del Libro 2012
Costanera Sur, 10. und 11. November 2012

STORY BOX is an interdisciplinary project in which literature becomes performative in the frame of an “installation-machine-monument” located in a public space. Inside a cabin made of wood and cardboard, different people read stories from different places in their mother tongue, one after the other, non-stop over a period of 48 hours. The project is a human-machine that works without rest, day and night. Placed in the public space of a city, STORY BOX acts as a living monument, activating associations, memories and images in the visitor, only through the spoken word. The project seeks to create a common identity from the difference.

STORY BOX was developed in 2010 in GERMANY. The project relates to the main characteristic of Berlin ́s district Neukölln: the coexistence of different social and ethnic groups. A second edition of STORY BOX was presented in the city of Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA in November 2012, under the name C.U.V.O. / caja urbana de voces otras.

Fotos von Steve Braun