10th-14th of July 2021

preserve memories - provide energy International Art Festival in Berlin First Edition

preserve memories - provide energy, graphic design and animation by © Tetiana Kornieieva

«Die Ausstellung setzt ein wichtiges Zeichen zur Stärkung des internationalen Kulturaustauschs.» Dr. Klaus Lederer Senator für Kultur und Europa, Senat von Berlin

“preserve memories - provide energy” is an international art event that involves four different countries, Ukraine, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom. One exhibition and three artistic workshops are the core of the event. The audience will experience different kind of media, from performance art to video art and installation focussed on the “preserve memories - provide energy” concept. The concept comes after the venue that will host the event, the Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge.

10th of July 2021 at 6 pm opening with concert and performances


«The Kesselhaus was built as a power plant to provide energy, 'heat and electricity', to a hospital. It later became a museum, in order to preserve technological, medical and biographical memories. Lately expanding its function to also host and provide artistic events. Though ​ preserve memories - provide energy we are inviting the audience to engage in the idea that art can be the new form of energy that the Kesselhaus produces. Thanks to the Kesselhaus’s arts program, artists can feed their creativity into a distinctive and engaging structure and artefacts. We are asking ‘can art be a form of energy?»

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, photo by © Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

«If we consider the Kesselhaus an (art)power plant, the artists will be the new machines producing power through their artworks. Posing questions such as what sort of energy is art?»


Tetiana Kornieieva

Invisible memories

audiovisual performance

How to find a needle in a haystack? The project is dedicated to the formation of memories of a particular place and the relationships between man and architecture. The project consists of video installation and performance. In the process of its life, architecture changes a lot, acquires a certain energy, lives its childhood, youth and old age. It is customary to preserve old buildings, because they are a combination of collective memory and preserve the memories of previous generations, eras and reflect the idea of ​​the Zeitgeist (spirit of the time). But often a person in a hurry walking along city, does not notice the changes that occur with architecture and the city. In my project I want to recreate the process of forming individual (and through personal narrative, collective) memories of the changes that have already occurred with the Kesselhaus building. I will work with temporary changes, cracks, which I will make together in a video that will be broadcast in a dark room on my stomach. Entering the building, a person is allegedly located inside it, in its stomach, interacting with architecture, and leaving - person gets a certain experience. I want to recreate a multilevel narrative of such an interaction, where relationships are formed on the principle of architecture-person-memory-architecture, which embodies the idea of ​​performative architecture - architecture as a living form, which is explored through the body of the performer. According to my personal history-performance, I propose to form a collective history, because minor cracks and traces on the building will gain a new history and each viewer will be able to try to find these small deformations. A navigation map will be created for spectators/visitors.

Nora Lube

Untitled (no way to disclaim)

glassbowls, TPE sheet, video

The mixed-media installation deals with the relation of vulnerability and violence in patriarchal power structures. There are at least two types of power. One is the power used to control and repress. Another one is the power used to resist and to make changes. We are fragile, but there is something between us that stands up to the repressing power. It is like an invisible membrane that connects us. It protects but does not hide our nature. It preserves our vulnerability, our memories that build our lived experiences, and, on the other side, it provides energy in form of empathy and solidarity.

Umschlagplatz (reloading point)

digital print, steel

The photograph series are made with a smartphone on a walk around an industrial harbour. The effect is analog, colour and deformation arose from the reflection of the surrounding on a glass vase. It creates a dreamy atmosphere, but, combined with the subject of a shutted reloading point for goods, it suggests a dystopian impression. It is a soap bubble of capitalism and digitalism where we are in and feel estranged at the same time. The photographs are memories that transport a fantasy, trying to imagine where our technologies and society will drive the future. In that way, memories retreat to leave the field to reload artistic energy.

Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Biotic community


The concept of this work is the possibilities to shape social changes. The topic is related to how a museum can preserve their memories and offer, at the same time, energy as art to the local community. The Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge is a former industrial building. The Landschaftspark Herzberge surround the Museum, and it is a protected landscape area, a green hearth that gives energy to the community. What if this rich natural world arrives, suddenly, inside the Museum, creating a relationship with the industrial environment?

Der Weg der Kohle


The concept of this work is the possibilities to shape social changes. The topic is related to the idea to imagine a network of former power plants that become museums of art that can create an innovative art platform rethinking the social function of a museum of art today. In the Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, as a former power plant that provided energy as heat and electricity, you can see in the boiler room a didactic panel as a schematic representation that shows the use of fossil fuel. Everyone knows that fossil fuel phase-out is a big challenge. What if during this transition, we start an art phase-in through a network of a new type of art museums from the former power plants? On the floor of the boiler room there is a trap door. According to the narrative topos of the magic door that brings us to a new world, this trap door will be the place where the artwork will drive our imagination to this option.

Sophia Moffa

soft fascination

installation/interactive piece

‘soft fascination’ connects with bringing the outside inside the museum, connecting with the community. But in a very subtle way. Its real connection stays within the Kesselhaus’s link to its provision of energy to the hospital. Inside the light box are slides containing plant parts that have been affected by illness or insect infestation. In a sense once again bringing the Kesselhaus as a place to provide care or safety. The Kesselhaus is surrounded by greenery, almost absolutely free from all worldly engagements, working from a distance to preserve its old purpose of providing energy for care and wellbeing. Views of nature are linked to the recovery of society, our strong deep routed bond to nature slowly forgotten as we replace the organic with the man-made.

Something, less readily apparent, may have happened


For people who have had the privilege to be born in a developed and socially and politically stable environment, canals, lakes and the seaside are tourism and tranquillity spots, these same spots can trigger awful memories for less privileged people. Often water is also used to cleanse, in cases of rape, or molest water is usually used as an escape to try cleanse the body of a negative trauma. I am very interested in this multiple faucet of water, I draw attention to the way boilers work, and how man has used this natural source to create an extra power and energy supply. This work explores in particular the relationships we hold with water both naturally and societally.

pieces of peace

installation/sound piece

The latent, dormant powerful machines, have been turned off, outdated by progress. We discard the old, and the past often too frivolously, treating the immortal with higher regards than the mortal. By asking what it means to preserve an object, for what purpose and in particular what is the function of preserved artefacts once they enter into a museum the work will give a voice to the artefact that is no longer used, but perhaps not useless.

Our story

In 2018 the artists Tetiana Kornieieva and Vincenzo Fiore Marrese met each other in Latvia. They were part of an art festival in Riga, called "Rīga Performance Festival: Starptelpa". One year later, the artists Sophia Moffa and Marrese, met in Bangladesh. They were part of an art biennale called "D'Lab 2019, Dhaka Live Art Biennale", in Dhaka. Kornieieva, Marrese and Moffa, designed the project "preserve memories - provide energy". The project was conceived with collaborative tools online because all the artists live in different cities: Kyiv, Berlin and Birmingham. Later, came another artist, Nora Lube. Lube and Marrese met in Berlin. So, only one artist knows all the other, and this artist-run initiative put together four different countries from the beginning.

Supports and patrons

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, logo

Botschaft der Ukraine in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, logo


Trough “preserve memories - provide energy” the audience will experience art as the result of an international artistic collaboration. When people work together in collaborative projects, it matters, ever. During these days, we can say that collaborative projects matter more than ever. Cause for the pandemic, the efforts to create an artistic network between four different countries in Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, confirms the importance of Berlin as a meeting point for today's art, and the people.


The event will happen in the incredible space of the Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge in Herzbergstraße 79 (Haus 29) 10365 Berlin (the position is highlighted by the red circle in the map).

Herzbergstraße 79 (Haus 29) 10365 Berlin, map

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You can view the location on Google Maps.

The festival will happen at the Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge in the district of Lichtenberg, in Herzbergstraße 79 (Haus 29) 10365 Berlin. The workshop “Performative landscapes” involves a day in a public space in Berlin (place to be defined, please check our channels for updates).

10th of July 2021 at 6 pm.

The opening will be on the 10th of July 2021 from 6 pm. to 11:59 pm. Please, get a free ticket.

11th, 12th, 13th, 14th of July 2021

To visit the Festival for free during these days, due to the CORONA rules, please book in advance.

«We wish to ask if it is possible to hover memories? by doing so would this create a new territory that is created by the two intersecting, a new space that did not exist before?»

to hover memories, diagram

© VF Marrese, diagram by Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Artistic workshop

“Performative landscapes” conceived and led by Tetiana Kornieieva on the 14th of July 2021

performative landscapes, an artistic workshop conceived and led by Tetiana Kornieieva

photo © by Tetiana Kornieieva


This workshop is for people who want to feel the presence of the moment and also explore something new about the city.


The workshop is dedicated to the idea of performative architecture. During the workshop we will explore our organs of feelings and use them for understanding a space deeply. Often, walking around the city, we don’t remember the small changes, which appears every day. In general, we notice seasons changing and when something happens around us. But even cityscape has own smell, taste, texture, image and sound. Usually we don’t get into the details, forget about the smells and textures. We will explore the space with only one main organ of feelings, start to be slow and notice small and at first view not meaningful things and create a new image of cityscape and souvenirs (memories) of the space.


The minimum age to participate is eighteen years old. Minimum 7 participants.


The participants could experience deep states of mind. The artist is not liable for any uncomfortable feelings or similar that could happen to you. Please, take part in it by your responsibility and enjoy the experience.

The Museum

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

The Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge is an incredible museum. It presents an industrial archaeology collection of three generation's old boiler machines still in situ, a medical collection, and a permanent exhibition about Hermann Blankenstein. Blankenstein was the architect of the Kesselhaus and several buildings in Berlin. The Museum is part of the network European Route of Industrial Heritage, and it is located in the huge green area Landschaftspark Herzberge in Lichtenberg, not so far from the Dong Xuan Center, the Vietnamese shopping centre, and half an hour by the Stasimuseum.

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, photo by © Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, photo by © Vincenzo Fiore Marrese


Tetiana Kornieieva

Tetiana Kornieieva works with installation, performance and video art.

Education: National Pedagogical Dragomanov university (cultural studies) and Kyiv state academy of Decorative Arts and Design M. Boychuk (monumental painting).

Additional education: Open Art School - contemporary art; School of Visual Communication - graphic design and illustration; Studio. doc The Sergey Bukovsky film programme - documentary filmmaking. In her work, Tetiana explores the topic of personal boundaries and the relationship of the subject with the Other. He works with the theme of performative architecture, exploring the interactions of the subject and architecture / landscape as the Other. Since 2017, she is a co-founder of a group of performers Live Art Lab, based in Kyiv. The group works with topic of private and public spaces. Tetiana was a participant of festivals Riga performance festival (Latvia), Carbonarium performance festival (Kyiv, Ukraine), ZABIH performance festival (Lviv, Ukraine), Look at this Vulva: woman art festival (Vienna, Austria).

Nora Lube

Nora Lube's work includes topics like decay, destruction, fragility and banality. In her work she often uses trivial objects as witnesses of civilisation and creates insubstantial realities. Also she plays with contrasts in symbolic and material. From 2014-2018 Nora Lube studied fashion design in Berlin. During that time she focussed on experimental techniques with material and surfaces. Since 2019 she is in the class of Thomas Rentmeister for Fine Art (sculpture) at HBK Braunschweig.

Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

My vision is to create complex works on the art-society relationship in present days, easy to understand under the right approach. At present, I work on the idea to expand art on politics, because politics is an essential part of our society. I like to create works related to the present and the collective experience. My attitude is rational and sceptic. I use critical thinking based on rationality and scepticism. The method to develop my works are intuitive. I work on the sense of direction, hiding landmarks to create disorientation to encourage critical thinking in the audience. I presented my work in several countries in Europe and in Asia.

sophia moffa​​

Moffa works mainly within sculpture, performance and video art. She studied a BA in sculpture, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and an MA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art. Her work is interested in the alternating mirroring of the self and the society, the communication between people, their surroundings, and the negotiations that occur within one’s own mind. Moffa's work mingles in dystopian aesthetics working often experimentally and intuitively throughout her practice, she also works through a physical sketch book by performing happenings within the city using the unexpecting audiences as a critical mass.

Moffa also founded with Finnish artist Riikka Enne the mobile and experimental gallery Tape Modern and collaborates in an artist dyad under the name of enne&moffa. She has exhibited within Asia, Africa, Middle East and Europe. Her latest shows include London Ultra, Shilpokala, Dhaka National Gallery (Bangladesh); Food to the Dogs, Tape Modern, (UK); and Brashnar, Skopje (Macedonia).


Marrese Vincenzo Fiore

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, photo by © Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge, photo by © Vincenzo Fiore Marrese

Note: all the texts between angle quotation marks come from collaborative writing by Kornieieva, Moffa and Marrese unless otherwise specified.

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