Life on Planet Orsimanirana

Period of time
22.1.21 – 25.7.21
Teaser text

The international acclaimed designer and artist Jerszy Seymour joins forces with Amica Dall of the London based architecture collective Assemble and Emanuele Braga of the artist and activist group Macao in Milan to create a fantastic and humorous world in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (MK&G). Life on Planet Orsimanirana follows the concept of the “Non-Gesamt Gesamtkunstwerk” as a decentralised generative form of world building. International and local collectives, activists, artists, designers and visitors are invited to simply be there, enjoy, take part in discussions and workshops, build ideas, share them as radio programs, jam funky tunes, get comfortable with the struggle and to demand the world we want to live in. With this exhibition the MK&G continues to explore new approaches to opening the museum for participation and discourse. Oscillating between exhibition, radio station, workshop and collective performance space, it is created for those who would like to take a more active role in the museum and use the power of collective imagination to think about new paths and possible answers to the pressing questions of our present.

“Life on Planet Orsimanirana is an exhibition as a communal living system and a functioning cooperative physical and online radio station which invites you to immerse yourself in an every-colour primordial mud of molecular consciousness, an archive of autonomous reflections, DIY futurist narratives and a pumping funk of organic processes.”
(Emanuele Braga, Amica Dall und Jerszy Seymour)

A project by Jerszy Seymour Design Workshop with Macao and Assemble.

Curated by Emanuele Braga, Amica Dall and Jerszy Seymour together with Dennis Conrad and Luisa Hilmer at MK&G.

Radio Orsimanirana Studio Hosts: Itzik Gil Avizohar, Karla Bauer, Lara Bogan, Nikita Kotilar, Nora Kühnhold, Philomena Lauprecht, Dominik Linder, Lisa Mersmann, Chinook Ulrich Schneider

Supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) and Justus Brinckmann Gesellschaft.


Radio Orsimanirana

Radio Orimanirana is the audio archive of the exhibition ''Life on Planet Orsimanirana''.

Join the Jam!

Exhibition Booklet

Ein schwarz-weißer, gemalter Hintergrund mit der Aufschrift „Life on Planet Orsimanirana“.
Life on Planet Orsimanirana

(English version)


Exhibition Catalogue

Eine bunte Collage von Fotos.

Life on Planet Orsimanirana: A non-gesamt Gesamtkunstwerk

Published by Spector Books, edited by Tulga Beyerle, Emanuele Braga, Lukas Feireiss and Jerszy Seymour, Leipzig, 2021, ISBN: 978-3-95905-533-8, 240 pages, English, 300 colour illustrations, 20 × 27 cm, Softcover, 19 euros.

Available at the bookstore Buchhandlung Walther König.

Assembly of Assemblies

Ein buntes Plakat mit der Aufschrift "Sae the Dates!"

Three-day closing festival from 22 to 24 July 2021 as part of the Hamburg Kultursommer at MK&G, Gängeviertel and Hallo: e.v.!


Participating artists and collectives

Gängeviertel, Hallo Festspiele, The Dirty Art Department, Freies Sender Kombinat, HFBK / Studio Experimentelles Design and Jesko Fezer, Park Fiction, M.Bassy, Institute for Radical Imagination, Saâdane Afif, Balzer Balzer, Davide Belingheri, Charles Benjamin, Baratto & Mouravas, Franco ‘Bifo’ Beradi, Veronika Bjarsch, Anaïs Borie, Federica Carenini, Thomas Clerc, Daddies on Acid, Dewar and Gicquel, Victor Delestre, Quentin Dupuy, DVTK, Kitty Maria Ekeren, Jacopo Farina, Eurico Sá Fernandes, Maddalena Fragnito, Andrea Giomi, Biagio Luca Intorrella, Alban Karsten, Tom Kemp, Killason, Reinier Kranendonk, Selma Köran, Christopher Leslie Lawrence, Lost DAD Radio, Giulia Luculli, Mary Maggic, Manuela Gama Malcher, Marcell Mars, Aaron Mclaughlin, David Haack Monberg, Luca Mucci, Muschi Muschi, OBOT, Morph, New Day Gallery, Francesco Pappagallo, Parasite 2.0, Gianmaria Di Pasquale, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Alexandra Phillips, Queerlab Transfemminista, Carsten Rabe, Anna Reutinger, Rimaflow, Octave Rimbert-Rivière, Zoe Romano, Leonardo Ruvolo, Daniele Salvini, Saturnalia Collective, Janne Schimmel, Lavinia Schulz & Walter Holdt, Jeremy Shaw, Tomasz Skibicki, Starstyling, Alisa Tsybina, Ursina Tossi, Touche Touche, Roxana Cerön Vergani, Viola Vitali, Massive Attack x Young Fathers u.v.m.