20.10.2023 – 14.1.2024


with Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Beth Collar, Jesse Darling, Brice Dellsperger, Leonor Fini, Ull Hohn, Natacha Lesueur, Soshiro Matsubara, Jean Painlevé & Geneviève Hamon, and James Richards


Fri, 8.12.2023
2 F M

Every second Friday of the month, the Haus am Waldsee is open until 8 pm.

From 6 pm, an art guide will lead you through Bruno Pélassy and the Order of the Starfish and then look forward to further exchanges on the current exhibition. Our café offers changing specials and our fire bowl awaits you in the outdoor area.

Sat, 9.12.2023
Watercolouring with plant paints

Christmas workshop
2–4 pm
From the age of 16
Max. 12 people

The bare branches of nature in winter invite us to study their shapes. In the workshop “Watercolour painting with plant colours” at Haus am Waldsee, we look at plant shapes in the garden of the house and let the shadows cast inspire us to create atmospheric watercolours. Both delicate and intense compositions are created from the plant colours. Nature becomes the starting point for realistic or abstract works. During the workshop, we will explore the production of colour from local plants and vegetables and deepen our knowledge of key watercolour painting techniques.

Participation fee: 20 € per person

Sat, 9.12.2023
Performance in the Garden
François Pisapia “My Love Awaits in Atlantis Estates”

3.30 pm
Admission included in the exhibition ticket

Beyond the palisades of gated communities where souls inbreed and consolidate…
In faraway lands where people don’t expropriate, delineate and domesticate…
At the bottom of the sea where things sparkle, twirl and disintegrate…
In the darkness where the monstrous walls of the nation state dissipate…
Where storms of kisses make me vacillate and knock hard on my heart’s gate…

…that’s where my love awaits.
(François Pisapia)

As part of the exhibition Bruno Pélassy and the Order of the Starfish, the artist François Pisapia is developing a one-hour programme that begins with a slideshow-reading inside the Haus am Waldsee and continues as a performative guided tour in the garden and along the lake, in which the artist interweaves fictional and documentary narrative strands. My Love Awaits in Atlantis Estates brings together existing materials from Pisapia’s artistic engagement with architectures of alienation and neoliberal, heteronormative visions of private property with the resistant and sensual-utopian potentials of the underwater world, as they appear in the works of Bruno Pélassy.

François Pisapia (*1990, Montreal, CA) is an artist and organizer based in Berlin. His work with lens-based media and performance reflects on love and alienation in relation to notions of the home, landscape and private property. Pisapia completed design studies at Concordia University (Montreal) and graduated from the film class at the Städelschule (Frankfurt). His work has been shown at the Center for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), Städel Museum (Frankfurt), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Czech Center (New York) and Center Clark (Montreal). Since 2020 he has been organizing the Fool Moon Screenings with José Segebre, a travelling monthly program centered around food and moving images. And since 2022 he has been involved in the collective art space Cittipunkt (Berlin), where he co-organizes exhibitions, events and workshops.

We recommend warm clothing and sturdy shoes. In case of bad weather, the event will be postponed.


Sun, 10.12.2023
Family Sunday

3–5 pm
Admission free until the age of 18. Entry included in the exhibition ticket. Without registration. First come, first served. Max. 16 people.

The Family Sunday invites you to build small, wondrous creatures modelled after Bruno Pélassy’s “Bestioles”. Using fabric, wood, thread, yarn and other materials, we will create your own fantastic wonder creatures with guidance and try to animate them!

For parents and children (from 6 years).

Organised by: Luise Bichler
90 to max. 120 min.

Fri, 15.12.2023
Curator’s tour with Beatrice Hilke

5 pm
No reservation – limited participation (max. 25 people). We kindly ask you to arrive well in advance.

Sun, 17.12.2023
Book Launch Margaret Raspé “Automatik”

In memory of Margaret Raspé (1933–2023)
4 pm

A book launch in celebration of the life and work of the artist Margaret Raspé, who sadly passed away on November 10, 2023.

With Eva Wilson, Co-editor of the catalogue; Maximiliane Baumgartner, artist und Ann Noël, artist. Hosted by: Anna Gritz, Director and editor of the catalogue.

The publication Automatik doubles as a monograph as well as a catalogue for Margaret Raspé’s exhibition of the same name at the Haus am Waldsee in early 2023. It features contributions by Anna Gritz, Florida, Emily LaBarge, Ghislaine Leung, Karolin Meunier, Kari Rittenbach, and Eva Wilson. Designed by HIT, published with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, 224 pages, 29,80€.

Alongside readings from the publication, the afternoon will be framed by a conversation between the artist Maximiliane Baumgartner, who produced an extensive interview with Margaret Raspé together with the collective Florida in 2016, and the artist Ann Noël, a long-time friend of Raspé. The event will be hosted by the co-editors of the book, Anna Gritz and Eva Wilson, and will feature screenings of Margaret Raspé’s digitized Super 8 film Self-Portrait and Vice Versa from 1979 and Chantal Ackerman’s Ma Chambre, 1972. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for the catalogue:
Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion
Haus am Waldsee – Freunde und Förderer e.V.