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Body Weather workshop with Frank van de Ven

This workshop is a great opportunity to work with Frank van de Ven, an enduring and vital proponent of Body Weather.

The workshop will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions which can be taken separately or together:

Part A ​​ 10.00 – 13.00 Body Weather training
Body Weather is a comprehensive approach to training and performance that investigates the intersections of bodies and their environments. Bodies are conceived not as fixed and separate entities but as constantly changing – just like the weather. Weather is seen as a complex system of forces and influences coursing through and beyond bodies and the world. As a training, Body Weather is of relevance to anyone interested in exploring the body and physical presence and this workshop is suited to dance, theatre & movement practitioners and artists of varied backgrounds.

Part B​​ 14.00 -17.00 Solo Performance Development
In the afternoon we all work on our own performances. This can include movement, text, images and objects. Exchange between participants is part of the process as well as guidance and feed-back by the workshop leader. On the Sunday evening, the work in progress will be shown (not obligatory) to an invited audience.

The term & philosophical basis for Body Weather was founded in the early 1980’s by dancer Min Tanaka and further developed by Laboratories worldwide. Frank van de Ven was a member of Tanaka’s Maijuku Performance Company in Japan, from 1983-1991. With Katerina Bakatsaki he leads Body Weather Amsterdam, a platform for training and performance. For more info on Body Weather:

Studio :​​
Dates :​​ Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October 2018. Time : 10h-13h and 14h-17h​​
Workshop fee: Part A : 60 euro – Part B : 60 euro – A and B : 110 euro (students – unwaged 80)
1 single morning: 35 euro. 2 mornings or more: 30 euro
Performance: Sunday 21 October at 17h in the studio.

Open Studio at Garage / Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg

Die Garage öffnet ihre Türen für tänzerische und performanceartige Kurzstücke und Einblicke in aktuelle Recherchen. Die Performances können als komplettes Programm oder einzeln besucht werden. EINTRITT FREI :

19 00 : used to be a poetic landscape (Yngvesson/Rechsteiner)
19 30 : Teufel der Verkehrtheit (Maria Walser)
20 00 : hunger/hunted II (Dave Hall)
20 30 : coming out of a secret room (bücking&kröger)

Die Garage ist ein Zusammenschluss diverser Künstler*innen, die im Bereich der darstellenden Künste arbeiten und auf dem Gelände der Fahrbereitschaft seit einem Jahr gemeinsam und individuell schaffen.—298267.php

Gallery weekend special at GARAGE

As part of the Gallery weekend special at Fahrbereitschaft GARAGE will open it’s doors to present several performances and installations from April 27th to April 29th. Participating artist are: Fabian Fabian Reimann, bücking&kröger, Irene Accardo and Matt Wilson, Marie Rechsteiner, Saskia Oidtmann and Katie Lee Dunbar.


Friday, April 27
15:00 – 15:30 Irene Accardo and Matt Wilson / The owl was a baker`s daughter / 20min
16:00 – 16:30 Saskia Oidtmann and Katie Lee Dunbar / femme study with various objects / 20min
17:00 – 17:30 Saskia Oidtmann and Katie Lee Dunbar / femme study with various objects / 20min

Saturday, April 28

12:00 – 18:00 Installation by Fabian Reimann / Hand Tool Interface
12:00 – 12.30 bücking&kröger / TOOLS – a handjob / 22min
13:00 – 13:30 Marie Rechsteiner / Pink confinement / Installation
14:00 – 14:30 Irene Accardo und Matt Wilson / The owl was a baker`s daughter / 20min
15:00 – 15:30 bücking&kröger / TOOLS – a handjob / 22min
16:00 – 16:30 Marie Rechsteiner / Pink confinement / Installation
17:00 – 17:30 Saskia Oidtmann und Katie Lee Dunbar / femme study with various objects / 20min

Sunday, April 29

12:00 – 18:00 Installation by Fabian Reimann / Hand Tool Interface
15:00 – 15:30 bücking&kröger / TOOLS – a handjob / 22min
16:00 – 16:30 Marie Rechsteiner / Pink confinement / Installation
17:00 – 17:30 bücking&kröger / TOOLS – a handjob / 22min

The owl was a baker’s daughter, Extract

Irene Accardo and Matt Wilson

A choreographic exploration of water, female hysteria, and creative passivity, in the context of the performer’s own biography and the true story of a woman who became famous while performing under hypnosis.

Irene Accardo is an Italian physical performer based in Berlin, who explores the topics of storytelling, identity, and heritage, through movement research and questioning the spectators’ perception of time and space. More at Founding member of the collective space GARAGE.

Matt Wilson is an American theater maker, writer, producer, and curator based in Berlin, and the co-founder of the video and performance art platform, Space/Time Berlin ( His theatrical work has been produced in Chicago at the Prop Theater, in Boston at the A.R.T. Emerging America Festival, and in New York at Dixon Place, the Center for Performance Research, New York Theater Workshop, The Other Side Studio, Grace Performance Art Exhibition Space, and in a variety of non-conventional theatrical spaces including the former Convent of St. Cecilia’s Church, Kenny Scharf’s Cosmic Cavern, and Bushwick Project for the Arts’ mobile home encampment. He is also the co-founder of the New York experimental theater collective, Sister Sylvester.

Hand Tool Interface

Fabian Reimann
Die Interfaces, beipielesweise in diesem Moment, sind eine Tastatur, eine Computermouse oder ein Touchscreen. Bei genauerer Betrachtung können die meisten Nutzer kaum sagen, was damit gemacht wird. Und eben bei genauerer Betrachtung habe ich mich gefragt, wo und wie wir mit Interfaces umgehen, nur diese nicht so benennen würden.
Diese Frage stellte ich mir bei der Arbeit an dem Buch “Another Earth Catalog”, nachdem im Whole Earth Catalog “access to tools” der Untertitel war. Also genau genommen stellte ich mir die Frage, was schafft mir den Zugang zu einem Werkzeug? Zwischen der Arbeit ausführenden Hand und dem Werkzeug selbst befindet sich ein Gegenstand, der sowohl für die Form der Hand als der des Werkzeugs angefertigt ist. Als solche Dinge habe ich die Reihe “Hand Tool Interface” in der Art einer ethnologischen Sammlung

»Hand Tool Interface« is a group of sculptures, made in Kontext of the exhibition “Another Earth”. Working about the »Whole Earth Catalog« this phrase frequently Pops up. Reflecting this Subtitel of the catalog, I took ›access to tools‹ literally, thinking about the actual access to a tool which is provided by some thing formed for the human hand as well as for the tool. Likewise I chose to work over some tool handles and present them like in an ethnological or prehistorical exhibition.

Fabian Reimann (*1975) studierte Germanistik, Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaften, Grafik-Design und Bildende Kunst in Bremen, Leipzig und Wien, arbeitete in zahlreichen narrativen Installationen oder Raumessays u.a. zu Atomforschung, Spionage, Kalter Krieg, Postkolonialismus, Utopieforschung. Mitbegründer des Magazins „Krachkultur“, der Produzentengalerie „Amerika“ (Berlin) und „Projekt Kaufhaus Joske“ (Leipzig). Zahlreiche Preise und Stipendien.
Diverse Publikationen, wie dem egozine „freeman’s journal“ (seit 2004), bei Spector Books, Leipzig: „The Surveyor“, 2011, „Another Earth Catalog“, 2012 „Amateur“, 2013, „Space Colonies“, 2017 und „The World Set Free“, 2018.

TOOLS a handjob

„Every time when an organ – or a function – frees itself from an old obligation, it invents something new. When the paw or hand is freed from the function of support of walking, it changes; it becomes the grasping organ and, finally reforms as a tool“ (Michel Serres).

Concept, choreography, performance: Florian Bücking und Raisa Kröger
Installation: Fabian Reimann
Sound: Julius Born
Production, dramaturgy: Johanna Withelm
Thanks to: battleROYAL, Dock11

Since 2014, bücking&kröger (Florian Bücking, Raisa Kröger and Johanna Withelm) have been working creatively with dance, architecture, performance and social sculpture in the broadest sense. Their works are characterised by a clear focus on the body and states/conditions associated with movement and are often created in collaboration with artists from other fields.

Pink confinement

Concept, coreography: Marie Rechsteiner
Performers: Frida Yngvesson, Laura Giuntoli, Marie Rechsteiner

15 Minutes series and upcoming event “15 minutes: garage and friends”

The instant choreography series „15 Minutes” is thought to be a cosy event for performers to get to know each other and exchange with the audience their personal understanding of the idea of instant choreography within a 15 minutes improvisation.

Each participant can decide what topic, tool or format to use: no further curatorial frame is given besides indeed the time frame.

In this way practitioners coming from different disciplines can open up their process or simply explore tools or improvisation-strategies in front of an audience in a relaxed and playful way.

The event takes place in the collective space GARAGE in Lichtenberg, inside the Fahrbereitschaft compound and will be held every second month.

The artists will be invited to exchange and warm up in the space three hours prior to the event and can decide on the spot how they want to present their performance, possibly choosing spontaneously for a duet, a solo, or a group improvisation as well as deciding for the evening schedule with the other participants. A basic light setting and sound-system is available.

The first of this event-series will be 15th March. Starting at 20:00 in GARAGE involving members of the collective GARAGE and Guests. This time performing: Maria Walser, Dave Hall, Saskia Oidtmann, Heini Nukari and Julia Ketzmerick.

Organised by Irene Accardo

Duration of the event, approximately 1½ including a break. Suggested donation of 5 euros that will go directly to the artists.

To participate to further events please contact Irene Accardo, “RE: 15 minutes series”
Please write short (one page max.) about your interest in wanting to open up your practice through improvisation, e.g. what research you are on at the moment, if you have already taken part into impro-events and what is you relationship to improvisation regarding your work.

Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg 2017

As part of the 10, Lange Nacht der Bilder, Garage is going to be opening up, sharing performances and showing the new space.—298267.php#Garage

19 Uhr Saskia Oidtmann – Skizze zur Stärke / Dauer: ca. 15 min
19.30 Uhr bücking&kröger – Ausschnitt aus neuer Produktion‚Pornografie der Emotionen‘ / Dauer: ca. 20 min
20 Uhr Katie Lee Dunbar – a work in progress
20.30 Uhr Saskia Oidtmann – Skizze zur Stärke / Dauer: ca. 15 min
21.00 Uhr Irene Accardo und Matt Wilson – Ausschnitt aus neuer Produktion ‘the owl was a baker’s daughter’ / Dauer: 15 min
21.30 Uhr David Hall – ‚things I remember‘
22.00 Uhr Irene Accardo und Matt Wilson – Ausschnitt aus neuer Produktion ‘the owl was a baker’s daughter’ / Dauer: 15 min
22.30 Uhr Marie Rechsteiner / Frida Yngvesson