Building Strength

Saturday, June 8, 19:00–21:00
La iglesia del reggaeton
La iglesia del reggaeton is finally going to be founded in Berlin!

La Iglesia del Reggaeton (Church of Reggaeton) is a collaboration of Radio Carabuco (Reverend Andrés Pereira Paz) and Reverend Chaveli Sifre that aims to exorcise stiffness while establishing itself as a living monument for the Latinx community in Berlin. This iglesia takes the Latin American evangelical right-wing churches as a point of departure and is now looking for new adepts in Germany. To do so, various artists from different parts of Latin America are planning conspiratorial collaborations, promising to remove rules from Germany as well as from all sorts of bodies inhabiting Berlin.

Join us this 8th of June and get your soul dirty at La Iglesia del Reggaeton!

Andrés Pereira Paz (La Paz, Bolivia, 1986)
Lives and works in Berlin. He studied at the Hernando Siles Arts Academy in La Paz and at the Tres de Febrero University in Buenos Aires. Has done residencies in Bolivia, England, Chile, Argentina, Germany and Peru. His most recent exhibitions include: Radio Carabuco at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Salón Santa Cruz at Kiosko Galería, Santa Cruz de la Sierra; Blue eyes at the Ryder Gallery, London; Rayo Purita at Crisis Galería, Lima; Adam at Dot Fifty One Gallery, Miami; I am he as you are she as you are me at House of Egorn, Berlin; HAWAPI- the Terrestrian Triangle at Cerrillos Cultural Centre, Santiago de Chile; Open Studios at Gasworks, London; Contextos Biennale at the National Museum of Art, La Paz, among others. He is also part of the Bisagra project in Lima along with Eliana Otta, Juan Diego Tobalina, Florencia Portocarrero, Iosu Aramburu and Miguel
Lopez.
At the moment he is a Künstlerhaus Bethanien resident in Berlin.

Chaveli Sifre was born in Würzburg, Germany, in 1987 to Puerto Rican parents. She has a Bachelor in Image and Movement from the School of Fine Arts of Puerto Rico and is finishing a Masters in Museumsmanagement from the HTW University of Applied Sciences in Berlin. Sifre has participated in a variety of exhibitions including “Welt ohne Außen” in Gropius Bau, “Perspektive Wechseln” in Hamburger Bahnhof and her recent solo show, “Personal Attention”, at La Estacion Espacial in Puerto Rico curated by Guillermo Rodriguez, where she made her first formal explorations on energy, therapy, and healing performances. She co-founded Scent Club Berlin, a community of artists, designers, and scientists focusing on scent and olfaction as a medium. The artist sings and writes for the pop band House of Life and co-directs Brown Coins, an online magazine for art, film, and magic.



Wednesday, May 15, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Instructed by Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

– месечина (full moon ritual & yoga session)
We initiate this session with a ritual dedicated to the grounding and nourishing qualities of the end of the moon cycle. The full moon is a time of brightness, where the moon reflects fully the light of the sun— it is a time where consciousness and unconsciousness are in accord and in perfect reflection of one another.

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

Limited spaces, please kindly RSVP via: theinstituteforendoticresearch@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.



April 11, 12 and 13, 19:00-21:00 daily
XOIR vocal workshop series by Colin Self
Limited spaces, please RSVP via link

XOIR (previously XHOIR) is a non-utilitarian vocal workshop led by Colin Self focused on alternative modalities of group singing. Rooted in somatic research and experimentation, the goal of Xoir is to foster a generative environment for individuals to connect with voice and vocality on an individual and collective level.

Xoir is open to anyone interested in exploring their voice as a tool for learning or re-posturing a new relationship to singing and listening. Prior participation in choral or vocal practices is not required, but any prior experience with listening and engaging experimentally in a musical or studio practice is encouraged. Xoir works with a logic of being “autonomous together” and points into ancient and futuristic logics of ungovernable modalities of community organizing.
More info: http://colin-self.com/xoir

The workshops are donation-based, suggested 5-15 € per day

Limited spaces, RSVP here: https://forms.gle/EDfH6YvbX7PYHhnx7

Colin Self is an artist, composer and choreographer based in New York and Berlin. He creates music and performance pieces designed  to expand consciousness, trouble binaries and play with the boundaries of perception. Self works with a broad range of communities using voices, bodies, and computers as tools to interface with biological and technological software.
Self is a teacher at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute in Berlin and has presented work at The Dutch National Opera, HAU Berlin, The New Museum, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen NYC and Issue Project Room, among many international festivals and venues. He is a Rhizome Commission Grant recipient for his video project ClumpTV, and a Queer Art Mentorship Fellow. He served as an Eyebeam Resident in 2016 and a resident fellow at Etopia for FUGA in Zaragoza, Spain in 2018. He is a co-founder of the New York City queer performance collective Chez Deep and The Radical Diva Grant. He received his MFA in music and sound from Bard’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts.
In his practice, Self works across media with many collaborators. He has made music for various choreographers, including a score with Miguel Gutierrez for Jen Rosenblit and Simone Aughterlony’s Everything Fits in the Room. He works closely with Holly Herndon (4AD), and since 2015 has performed as one third of the Holly Herndon trio, including their tour as direct support for Radiohead. He has also served as the vocalist for electronic duo Amnesia Scanner (PAN). Additionally, Self runs XOIR, an international non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing.



Thursday, March 14, 19:00
Encounter with Discoteca Flaming Star

Discoteca Flaming Star will give a talk about their work, focussing on two newer works: Sticky Stage (Sticky Stage) & Landscape Leeway (Never Memorize Poems in Landscape Leeway).

We will talk about poetry, landscape, monsters and rehearsing for unknown futures.

The talk will be interrupted by the performance Vampire-Thrillogy.

Cristina Gómez Barrio: Born 1973 in the Alhambra, Spain. Studied in Madrid, Munich, Berlin and did the Whitney ISP in NYC. She works with drawing, studies the color white in performance, takes photographs and dreams.
Wolfgang Mayer: Born 1967 in Wertach, Allgäu, in Germany as the illegitimate child of Bonnie Tyler and Klaus Kinski. He studied at the Academy in Munich, at Bar d´O in NYC and with Ron Clark at the Whitney ISP. He works primarly with drawing, shimmering dust,video and performance.
Together they have been working as the foundation of Discoteca Flaming Star, an interdisciplinary artistic and collaborative performance project since 1998. Discoteca Flaming Star aims to be a mental space that all kinds of artists can enter to play with different paths for contemporary aesthetic praxis, searching for its limits and avoiding processes of formalization, creating spaces for experiments and displaced memories.
The work has been shown at numerous venues including Artists Space, Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, NYC; MUMOK, TBA21, Vienna; HKW, n.b.k., Basso, KW in Berlin, Ojo Atomico, CA2M, Madrid, WHW, Zagreb, Tate Modern, London, De Appel, Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam and Kunstmuseum in Stuttgart
They work and live currently in Berlin.



Wednesday, March 13,19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

The Institute for Endotic Research invites you for an interim March session of the yoga series:

slow movements, to broader units. Here we will set the focus on connectivity, in and around us.

–  Honour thy lineage honour thy self. (13/03/2019)
This interim session will start with a short meditation practice. The slow and mindful Hatha-Vinyasa class will end with a small open gathering for further exchange.

donation based class.

limited amount of mats available, please write us a message in case you need one.
Please RSVP to reserve a spot as the space is limited to 12 mats maximum: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

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. In her work within the permanent collection of SAVVY Contemporary she looks for colonial traces that are manifested in our present. The collaborative archive dedicates itself to discussing silenced histories and to the decanonization of the Western gaze through objects and the stories behind them. In close collaboration with artists, initiatives and activists, the archive is activated through hybrid forms of practice. In 2017 she assisted the management for the documenta14 radio program – Every Time a Ear di Soun, SAVVY Funk in Berlin. Lynhan supported the artist Bouchra Khalili with several projects and exhibitions designed most recently the production of Agnieszka Polska ś new commission for the Germany’s National Gallery Prize show in the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (September 2018 – March 2019). Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin (Patricia Thielemann) and has participated in numerous workshops with Matthew Cohen, Lin Min, Max Strom and Krishnataki (Sunshine House Greece). 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.



February 6 and 13, 19:00. Space is limited to 12 participants
The Institute for Endotic Research’s yoga series
Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock

ات َك ْلنا منه على ُخ ص ا تحاد قوة :2
3: Hez dekeyt legel ma bireqsî?

ات َك ْلنا منه على ُخ ص ا تحاد قوة (February 6, 2019)
“on the strength of unity” – for the second mini workshop in this series we transcend from tiny entities like breath, slow movements, to broader units. Here we will set the focus on connectivity, in and around us.

– Hez dekeyt legel ma bireqsî? (February 13, 2019)
“would you like to dance with me?” – Spring will be celebrated in playful standing asanas, dynamic postures and space for free play.

This is a donation based class.

Limited amount of mats available, please write us a message in case you need one.

Please RSVP to reserve a spot as the space is limited to 12 mats maximum: theinstituteforendoticresearch@gmail.com

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. In her work within the permanent collection of SAVVY Contemporary she looks for colonial traces that are manifested in our present. The collaborative archive dedicates itself to discussing silenced histories and to the decanonization of the Western gaze through objects and the stories behind them. In close collaboration with artists, initiatives and activists, the archive is activated through hybrid forms of practice. In 2017 she assisted the management for the documenta14 radio program – Every Time a Ear di Soun, SAVVY Funk in Berlin. Lynhan supported the artist Bouchra Khalili with several projects and exhibitions designed most recently the production of Agnieszka Polska ś new commission for the Germany’s National Gallery Prize show in the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (September 2018 – March 2019). Lynhan received her 200-hour Yoga Alliance teaching certification through Spirit Yoga Berlin (Patricia Thielemann) and has participated in numerous workshops with Matthew Cohen, Lin Min, Max Strom and Krishnataki (Sunshine House Greece). 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.



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