Betonest is an artist residency location and hub, located in a former cement factory in the village of Stolpe, more-or-less a fifteen-minute bike ride from Ponderosa. It is a rural, raw, and epic pre-post apocalypse haven for aspiring artists. Betonest and Ponderosa are near-neighbours, collaborators, co-conspirators, and mutual-exchangers.
Betonest is currently a work-in-progress, rising from the concrete and slowly but steadily creating a fascinating new space among the postindustrial forms that dot the canal bank in Stolpe.
Betonest aims to create a sustainable and experimental platform for artists and the various processes of art-making, and to envision and fulfill alternative fantasies around the vast potential of the space at Kultur Park Stolpe, the site of the former concrete works.