"Isolde" is a produdction in public space as part of the series "Frequenzen" and turns the pedestrian zone in front of the Kunsthalle München into a stage. While the audience sits in the entrance area of the Kunsthalle, the windows become a sounding membrane with the help of structure-borne sound transducers, thus connecting the inside with the outside.


Type of intervention: Action
Project character: Art / Event
Theme: Homelessness / Redemption through death and resurrection in love
Project Objective: Play / Discourse

Project location: Munich; Old Town; Theatinerstraße 8
Project dimension: 30m²

Project period: 08.07.-12.07.2019
Project duration: approx. 1 hour on each of 5 days
Project frequency: one-time
Project timings: in planning

Type of open space: traffic area / building
ownership: public land / private land
Accessibility: partial access restriction: limited number of spectators and time; free admission (only seats chargeable)

Client*s: Department of Culture, City of Munich // Administration
Creators: Mathis Nitschke // artist
Project partners: Kunsthalle of the Hypo Cultural Foundation // Organizer
Further actors: Thomas Jonigk, Martina Koppelstetter, Klaus-Peter Werani, Katharina Dobner // Artist

(Commissioned) budget: Department of Culture, City of Munich // Administration
Funding: unknown
Own funds: none

Planning context ★☆☆☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The installation addresses homelessness in a place that is heavily influenced by consumption. It takes place on the highly frequented Theatinerstraße and brings a disturbance into the usual use of the place.

Spatial planning reference:
The installation has no planning reference for the specific site.

Research sources
Kulturreferat, Dept. 1 - Art in Public Space, 2018. competition Art in Public Space for project applications up to EUR 15,000 gross for the year 2019: "Frequenzen". (öffentlichen%20raum%20-%20frequenzen.pdf, 13.06.2019)

City of Munich, n.d.. Frequencies - acoustic dimensions of the city. (, 13.06.2019)

Nitschke, Mathis, 2019. isolde. (, 17.06.2019)

Melissa Apolaya, Victoria Wakulicz

Interventions - Container Collective: Neville and Robinson; This is not a chip shop: T. Mühlbach + A. Höhne/halle6; Alte Utting: Alte Utting GmbH; Giesinger Grünspitz: Green City e.V. + TUM DesignBuild, photo: J. Nefzger; Piazza Zenetti: raumzeug

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel