Building Strength

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.



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.



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

 



Monday June 10, 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.
We will start with simple breath (pranayama) exercises and after a long warm up we will move from different asanas (poses) to synchronise our breath with the movements.
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: 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.



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.



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