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, Wiesenstr. 55, 13357 Berlin-Wedding, and
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustr. 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln

 

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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 f0r 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.

 

Please note, the Sensing Salon has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon.

 

Supported by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Between Bridges Foundation, and the Berlin Senate (Mobilitätsfonds)

Media partner: Berlin Art Link

 

Schedule

Perceiving the Whole. Propositions from a Practice
Isabelle Schad
October 8 & 9, 10:00–14:00
Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

LE CODE BLANC (The White Code) A Granular Audition
Sergio Zevallos
October 19 & 20, 16:00–21:00 (registration required)
November 11, 18:00–21:00 (final installation, no registration required)
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Registration: lecodeblanc@protonmail.com

Notes to the Seer
Luiza Prado de O. Martins
October 21, 19:00
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Open to the public (no registration required)

Reading the Body. A Performative Writing Workshop
Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju
October 29 & 30, 16:00–20:00
Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

Embodied Scenes (for a stage you’re going thru)
Melanie Jame Wolf
November 4, 5 & 6, 12:00–15:30
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

PSY-SOMA-TEK
Susan Ploetz
November 7, 8 & 9, 14:00–18:00
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

Full Drop into the Body
Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir
November 12, 13 & 14, 10:00–14:00
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

Rasha Will Dismantle the Master’s House: Revolt in the Archives
Nathalie Anguezomo Mba Bikoro
November 20 & 21, 14:00–17:30
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln &
Tiny Temple inside the Free State of Barackia village in Kunstquartier Bethanien with International Women* Space
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com. This workshop is prioritising BIPOC participation

Sensing Salon
Valentina Desideri & Denise Ferreira da Silva
November 23 & 24, 17:00–21:00
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

One Million Agendas
Island Songs (Silvia Ploner & Nicolas Perret)
November 27, 20:00–23:00 & November 28, 15:00–18:00
Tanzhalle Wiesenburg, Wiesenstraße 55, 13357 Berlin-Wedding
Registration: somaticcharting@gmail.com

Conclusion: Somatic Charting. The House is the Body
December 1, 18:00–21:00
The Institute for Endotic Research (TIER), Donaustraße 84, 12043 Berlin-Neukölln
Open to the public (no registration required)

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