FIT freie internationale tankstelle
managed by D. Zende
FIT is the social sculpture created by artist Dida Zende in an abandoned gas station in the heart of Berlin. Zende is on a mission to travel the world to transform abandon filling stations, that once provided fossil energy, into filling stations of the creative energy inherent in all of us.
Since it was founded in 2002, the FIT - freie internationale tankstelle - has stood for art that is relevant to society. Art that uses aesthetics to communicate ideas of individual and societal concerns. Art that is visionary in its conception. The mission of FIT is to reclaim the abandoned architecture of filling stations and to rebrand their original function as sources of fossil fuel. It is a vision of transformation. Where the stations of exhausted natural resources, are transformed by the imagination of those who gather, in the spirit of collaboration, to produce a new fuel for humanity. To tap into an inexhaustable resource; the life force of human creativity.
It is the mission of FIT to be all inclusive in its commitment to exploring the full spectrum of human and societal creativity, including those expressions not commonly valued by society.
FIT is interested in extended concepts of art (“Erweiterter Kunstbegriff“), such as creating social sculpture that restore art to an active role in society. To explore and stimulate the artistic-philosophical content inherent in cultural and social activities.