This picture shows a naked woman sitting on a pile of car tyres.


Timespan 11.5. to 13.5.
Price 17€, 12€ reduced
Artists United Cowboys
MAKK - Museum für Angewandte Kunst, An der Rechtschule 7, 50667 Köln
Impaired mobility Wheelchair access
Accessibility Audio description (1 Date)
Remark For the performance on 12.05.22, an audio description will be offered at 5 pm. Since BIOTOPE's performances are primarily visual, all events are also accessible to people who do not understand German spoken language. If the mark "B" is noted on your disability certificate (“Behindertenausweis”), one person can accompany you for free admission. The valid proof will then be checked on site. To obtain a ticket for the accompanying person, please contact our Inclusion Officer Franzi by email:

Biotope. Come closer!


What it’s about

BIOTOPE wants to exceed limits. To rethink limits. And in order to do that, it appeals to all our senses. The body is a battleground for questions of ethical, sociological, philosophical, and technological nature – all of which are relevant, when it comes to the future of our society and humankind. This location-specific performance combines dance, performance art, and objects. It is up to the audience how it wants to experience BIOTOPE: close up or from afar. Dive into a living organism. Without beginning, without end.

Why you need to be there

BIOTOPE is developed by United Cowboys (NL), a collective of international artists. In collaboration with the Sommerblut Kulturfestival, they develop a sculptural continuous performance for museum spaces in Cologne and Eindhoven.

Everything is in motion. The performance. The audience. The “us”.


Artistic direction & Sound design Pauline Roelants
Artistic direction & Stage design Maarten van der Put
Project manager & Performance Lucia Oiro
Performance Florencia Martina, Eulàlia Bergadà, Jef Stevens, Denis Okatan, Alina Belyagina, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Hanne Schillemanns, Anna Nilsson
Photography Jean Philipse


Mittwoch 11.5.

Opening: 17:00

Donnerstag 12.5.

Opening: 17:00

Freitag 13.5.

Opening: 17:00