July 26. Were we never fish. Intervention by Sophie Erlund and Stephen Kent

Friday, July 26, 19:00
Were we never fish
Intervention by Sophie Erlund and Stephen Kent
Space is limited to 20 participants

“Were We Never Fish”

Intercorpereity, according to the italian neuroscientist Vittorio Gallese, is a term used to describe when mirror neurons make us experience the actions of another as if we were performing the same actions ourselves. The mirror neurons are connected to our sense of empathy and is part of how we develop a sense of connectedness.

The we-ness we might feel together could be extrapolated upon in our connectivity with objects. Through the use of symbols, we create parallels in objects in order to navigate meaning and placement within our perceptions of reality.

In variations of myth making and oral traditions our relationship with objects can be a guide in establishing the self.  Perhaps, as we mirror ourselves through symbols, a play of intercorpereity extended through objects, becomes part of our interconnected paths of meaning.

With a guided evening of sound, food, images and objects paired with an exercise in oral meditations on the fish, we allow for an exploration of how we navigate interconnectivity through symbols.

RSVP theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

Stephen Kent (Pennsylvania ’85) received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has been a student at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine, and received a Fellowship at the Oxbow School of Art and Artist residency in Michigan. In 2013 he moved to Berlin where he has continued to work around ideas of historical image production through the decorative gesture and the exploration of cultural codes embedded in everyday objects. He has recently exhibited with Elephant Kunsthall in Norway, Good Weather Gallery in the U.S., LVL 3 in Chicago, Philipp Haverkampf Galerie in Berlin, and has an upcoming exhibition at Die Brücke Museum. He is also the co-founder of Daydreamers.biz, a continual online exhibition platform exploring the intersection of art blog aesthetics and hotel rental sites.

Sophie Erlund (b. 1978) is a danish born artist living and working in Berlin. She researches architecture as a synonym for the human body and mind, creating sculptures, installations and complex soundscapes, which deal with the central theme of transition and understanding the world through the irrational mind. Sophie Erlund’s work has been exhibited in galleries and institutions as well as participated in biennials across Europe and the US. She received a BA of Fine Art with Honours from Central St. Martins College of Art and Design (London) in 2003 and has been working in Berlin since. She has been represented by PSM since 2009 and recently had her 4th solo show with the gallery, which comprised of a large audio/visual, immersive installation.

  July 17. Alicia Kopf: Speculative Intimacy. Editing Spaces, Part 1

Wednesday, July 17, 19:00
Alicia Kopf: Speculative Intimacy
Editing Spaces, Part 1

Speculative Intimacy proposes an emotional science fiction perspective to originate new stories about the interactions between bodies, human and non-human. The video and narrative pieces related with this research will be shown and discussed during the talk.

Alicia Kopf is a visual artist and writer based in Barcelona.
Kopf holds degrees in the Fine Arts and in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. Her first novel, Brother in Ice (And Other Stories, 2018), reaped the Documenta 2015, Llibreter 2016, Ojo Crítico 2016 and Cálamo “Otra Mirada 2016” awards, and has been translated into ten languages.
In her facet as a visual artist, she has presented the individual exhibition Seal Sounds Under the Floor (2013) at the Galeria Joan Prats in Barcelona (GAC/DKV Award) and she has participated in different exhibitions such as Pis(o) pilot(o) (CCCB, 2015) and Nonument (Capella dels Àngels, MACBA, 2014). Her last individual exhibition Speculative Intimacy (2019) is currently on view in Galeria Joan Prats..

Editing Spaces
One of the meanings of the word publication is to make something public. If the relations between local and global are regarded as a text that can be read through contemporary art practices, a pertinent tactic would be to substitute the idea of exhibition with publication. This means to understand exhibitions as narrative machines, as expanded books that can also unfold a set of other possibilities such as cross-temporal approaches, choreography of bodies moving through the extensive idea of text and support structures.

The work of the artists/curators invited to Editing Space develops from translations from texts to installations, from transitions between the written and the performative.

With: Discoteca Flaming Star, Alicia Kopf, Josep Maynou, Mattin and Laura Vallés,

Supported by the program PICE of Acción Cultural Española.

  July 16. The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series

Tuesday, July 16, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

We are very much looking forward to welcome you to another TIER-Yoga session:

Drop by for a slow and grounding Hatha-Vinyasa experience.
This time we will start with a short introduction and explanation of the Sanskrit meanings of the Asanas before we initiate our monthly yoga session.
Come and play with your patience, strength and flexibility, you’ll be rewarded with a generous generous cool down.
Expect mindful hands-on and gentle assists.

– the class will be held in English, all levels are welcome.

Limited spaces, please kindly rsvp via: lynhanbalatbat@gmail.com

Suggested donation of 5-10€

Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock is a curator and researcher at S A V V Y Contemporary Berlin and is part of the participatory archive project Colonial Neighbours. She received her MA in Postcolonial Cultures and Global Policy at Goldsmiths University of London and moved to Berlin in 2013.
Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin in 2017. In her own practice and teaching she seeks a more grounding momentum, the healing power of touch and creating the space to balance our hectic daily hustle.

  July 11. Vertical Scatteration. Intervention by Joshua Schreier

Thursday, July 11, 19:00
Vertical Scatteration
Intervention by Joshua Schreier

Humble materials (blocks of pine, commercial enamel, a vitrine found on the street) playfully deployed; cheerful, but serious, too. The best toys: wood blocks, plain LEGO bricks, pencils and paper. A reverie of kindergarten: How high can we build this tower? Tall. Taller. Even taller. Taller than us. Wow. And taller still. Until – it wobbles, falls, makes noise. Crash!




Street vendors and barbers hold more interest than La Giaconda. Visiting hardware stores for souvenirs. Looking for what is common and taking note of differences at those nodes.

mundane details

Connect the dots

Joshua Schreier
Born in Detroit, Michigan; June 1952. I live and work in New York City. In addition to making sculptures, drawings, and photographs, I teach technology in the New York City Public Schools.
My credo in art, technology, and teaching is: “More simple, more better.”

Manual Model Museum
MMM is an incorporation of TIER. The new space reflects on the potentialities and possibilities of micro-scale exhibition making. It is inspired by Perec’s Life: A User’s Manual, where the writer handled the building as the structure for the book’s narrative.

  July 4. Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

Thursday, July 4, 19:00
Learning Dependence. Encounter with Jody Wood

According to psychological development theories, the self is only able to become a fully developed contributor to society once we have moved from dependence to independence. However, these theories narrowly define independence and leave out large segments of society. What if the self is only truly developed once we accept our dependence? How can society value care and redefine autonomy in dependent relationships, discarding the myth of independence? NYC-based artist Jody Wood will screen video art and share her long-term social practice projects that delve into human relationships and the systems, institutions, and values that shape them.

Jody Wood engages with mediums of social practice, video, photography, and performance. Her recent work re-imagines perceptions surrounding poverty support agencies in the U.S. with the purpose of initiating connection, catharsis, and healing. Her site-specific work has been supported by ArtPlace America, A Blade of Grass, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, and through residencies with McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been on view at Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, NY, Socrates Sculpture Park in NYC, MassArt Design and Media Center, and has been featured in publications such as The Atlantic, MSNBC, and The Huffington Post. www.jodywoodart.com

  June 11. Launch of The Endotic Reader N.1 with Readings by John Holten, Barbara Marcel, Vanessa Gravenor, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein

Tuesday, June 11, 17:00–21:00
Launch of The Endotic Reader N.1

Starting point:
Galerie in Körnerpark
Schierker Str. 8
12051 Berlin

To celebrate TIER’s first year at Donaustrasse 84 in Berlin-Neukölln, we are publishing the first reader on the topic of the endotic, The Endotic Reader № 1. We are bringing together contributions by some of the participants we have hosted over the year, as well as people we look forward to inviting to the space, to celebrate the past year and the ones to come. These contributions will explore some of the paths that the Perecquian word “endotic” offers, as a way of approaching the territory of complexity that we live in and through. The topics explored in the reader range from a meditation on the practice of dis-othering to a reflection on trauma and on to thoughts on the future of reading. A public walk with five stops will introduce a selection of texts presented in the reader.

With contributions from Linda Zhang & Biko Mandela Gray, Nelly Yaa Pinkrah, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Lorenzo Sandoval, Barbara Marcel, John Holten, Louis Henderson, Vanessa Gravenor, Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein, Benjamin Busch and Ayami Awazuhara.

With readings by John Holten, Barbara Marcel, Vanessa Gravenor, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and Pia Chakraverti-Wuerthwein.


00.- Meeting at the exhibition “Druck Druck Druck” at Galerie im Körnerpark at 17:00. Curators Nina Prader and John Z. Komurki are present.

01.- John Holten reads from “The Future of Reading” at Galerie im Körnerpark.

02.- Barbara Marcel reads from “Seven Crossroads: A Berlin Walkshop Ramble” at Comenius Garden.

03.- Vanessa Gravenor reads from “11Frag/ments” at Karma Kultur Gemeinschaftsgarten.

04.- Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung reads from “Dis-Othering as a Method: Leh Zo, A Me Ke Nde Za” at former the Savvy Contemporary location, Richardstrasse 43/44.

05.- Pia Chakravarti-Wuerthwein reads “Nebenjob” at Job Point Neukölln.

06.- Closing gathering at The Institute for Endotic Research, where the printed publication is available.

With the support of Project Space Festival Berlin. https://2019.projectspacefestival-berlin.com

← older news

Scroll Up