October 8 – December 1. Somatic Charting. The House is the Body

Series of performative encounters:
Somatic Charting. The House is the Body

October 8 – December 1, 2021
Curated by: Elena Basteri and TIER (Lorenzo Sandoval & Benjamin Busch)
With: Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro, Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Island Songs (Silvia Ploner & Nicolas Perret) with César E. Giraldo Herrera, Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju, Susan Ploetz, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Isabelle Schad, Melanie Jame Wolf, and Sergio Zevallos
In cooperation with: Freie Universität Berlin – Institut für Tanzwissenschaft, and Tanzhalle Wiesenburg
Venues: Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55, 13357 Berlin-Wedding, and The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln

Somatic Charting. The House is the Body is a transdisciplinary project initiated by The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER) and dance curator Elena Basteri, which presents a series of performative encounters and workshops around the theme of somatics. The aim is to trace a cartography of contemporary artistic practices from choreography, performance, visual and sound art, in which the soma (the body perceived from within through self-perception) plays a central role.
Can organs, tissue, cells and bones be triggers of movement, sensing, affect, healing processes and empowerment? Can we (re)appropriate and make experiential knowledge of those parts of the body that remain hidden and ungraspable, thus challenging what Foucault called “the medical gaze”?
The invited artists will explore the potential of somatics in our present, from heterogeneous and multiple perspectives, and make references to issues related to migration, post-colonialism, gender and ecology. The series is inspired by the idea of a studio visit and proposes formats that combine practice, theory and aesthetic experience.

All events are free of charge. Limited places are available. Registration is required for most (see below): somaticcharting@gmail.com
For the workshop of Sergio Zevallos, register at: lecodeblanc@protonmail.com
Please observe the current COVID-19 regulations in Berlin. At time of release, participation is possible following the “3G” (vaccinated, recovered or tested) and “AHA” (distance, hygiene and mask) rules in Germany.

–> Download the full schedule and press release here

–> View photos from the encounters

Supported by:

HauptstadtkulturfondsBetween BridgesBerlin Senate

Media partner: Berlin Art Link