Sat 01.06.2024 | 2 pm - 6 pm*


Khaled Barakeh, Mahube Diseko, Rashiyah Elanga, Levi van Gelder, Joey Holder, Shamiran Istifan, Lucía Pizzani, Niclas Riepshoff, Julijonas Urbonas and Amelia Winger-Bearskin

Curator: Sophie Boysen
Production manager: Ziemowit Nowak


*Swimming pool closes at 6:00 pm, last admission: 5:00 pm, swim stop: 5:30 pm
Free admission for visitors of the Project Space Festival
Please note: Admission to Sommerbad Humboldthain ist only possible with ID! →See Website Berliner Bäder

TROPEZ in the Sommerbad Humboldthain
Wiesenstr. 1, 13357 Berlin-Wedding

The group exhibition SWARM explores how the intelligence of the community shapes our everyday lives. Swarm intelligence not only enters our lives as the omnipresent AI of today: we have always encountered it, for example as language, ideology or in the animal kingdom. However, we are neither aware of collective intelligence in our daily processes nor of the outdated structures that we reproduce when we make supposedly individual decisions.  

SWARM invites the audience to experiment and act as a swarm. The aim is also to uncover how dangerous processes have crept into our everyday lives, what role the swarm plays in nature and how we can utilize the intelligence of the community for our own purposes.


Art in the outdoor pool: Since summer 2017, TROPEZ has been offering a three-month art programme during the outdoor pool season, which includes a group exhibition, a performance series, series of events and workshops for children. 

TROPEZ takes culture out of the realm of traditional venues and introduces a wide audience to various art forms in the setting of the outdoor pool. The absence of the threshold anxiety that many people feel in institutions means that culture comes particularly close to the various recipients. Visitors can easily encounter young local and international artistic positions, issues and arts.

The invited artists produce new exhibits for this unusual context, engage with their audience while developing their contributions or rehearse the adaptations of their pieces in the midst of everyday life at the open-air pool: residents from the districts of Wedding, Moabit, Mitte and all of Berlin come together in the Humboldthain summer pool in a very confined space - on sunny days, up to 3,500 guests fill the open-air pool.

Founding year: 2017

Seating: There are chairs on the kiosk terrace and a few benches dotted around the grounds.

Age groups: Suitable for all ages

Languages: Exhibition texts are available in German and English. No language skills required for artworks.

Wheelchair users / Buggies: Wheelchair accessible at ground level

Toilet: Wheelchair accessible

Hearing impaired / Deaf people: Suitable. Texts on artworks with audio available on website

Neurodiversity: Artworks are largely participative and intuitive.

Blind people: All our works of art can be touched.