EW × Sun & Sea Crowdfunding Campaign

Crowdfunding campaign raising funds to host Sun & Sea at E-WERK Luckenwalde

Anna Haifisch
E-WERK Luckenwalde
Josef & Anni Albers Foundation
New Era
Sun & Sea
Universal Works

Collaboration with
Christopher Lacy

Photography by
Stefan Korte

EW × UW Photography by
Diana Pfammatter

Monument Grotesk, kindly supplied by Dinamo, Basel/Berlin

Year 2021

In close collaboration with E-WERK Luckenwalde we created a crowdfunding campaign aiming to host the extensive performance work Sun & Sea for the first time in Germany.

With a great group of partners we managed to raise over 43,000 Euro and brought the beach opera to Luckenwalde in July in 2021.

Read an article by Süddeutsche Zeitung here.

Items in order of appearance
– Bauhausian Beach desktop and phone backgrounds
– Set of postcards
– Embroidered patches made by Universal Works
– Kunststrom & EW Stickers
– Sun & Sea tote bag
New Era lighting cap
– Set of graphic campaign posters (50 × 70 cm)
Anna Haifisch pasta t-shirt (originally published in 'Gnocchi Gnocchi who's there?') made by Strict Screenprinting
– Sun & Sea bandana made by Universal Works
– EW × UW 'Werk Jacket' + T-Shirts by Universal Works
– Beachtowel After Anni (Design for Wall Hanging, 1926 made by Möve (80 × 180 cm)
– Set of Sun & Sea posters (50 × 70 cm)
– Campaign poster Sun & Sea (70 × 100 cm)

About Sun & Sea
Sun & Sea is an opera by Lithuanian artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė, set on an indoor beach filled with parasols, holidaymakers, dogs and children. In their songs, performers warn of climate change and impending ecological disasters. The work was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale 2019 and was presented in the empty Bauhaus Stadtbad Luckenwalde in July 2021 – complete with 100% CO2-neutral Kunststrom electricity, heat and light!

E-WERK powered the performance with 100% CO2 neutral energy generated through a wood gasification technology on site at E-WERK Luckenwalde. For the first time the performers were heated to a comfortable temperature with a self build and recycled underfloor heating in the sand. The waste heat from E-WERK warmed water which was transported to the Stadtbad through a heat resistant fireguards hose, resulting in a specially engineered underfloor heating system beneath the sand. No further heating system with fossil fuels was necessary.

Curated by Lucia Pietroiusti

Sun & Sea was made possible by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, E.ON Stiftung, Lithuanian Kulturalattaché, the generosity of Laurenz Foundation, Basel, Nicoletta Fiorucci Russo De Li Galli, Sprüth Magers and through a crowdfunding campaign.

Special thanks to

Anna Haifisch who donated her artwork to the campaign

The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation for granting us permission to reproduce an homage to one of Anni Albers' designs

Kickstarter for hosting the campaign

New Era for the cool caps

Universal Works for their generosity & beautiful cloths
(Thank you David & Silvia!)

and Christopher Lacy for his beautiful work on the campaign