„Call and Response“ is an artistic collaboration between Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour and Berlin based artists Kirstin Broussard, Jovana Komnenic and Dirk Sorge. Together they have created an interactive installation exploring multiple perspectives incorporating sound, movement and visual art. Via a series of sensory stations participants are invited to interact with each other to create ephemeral works of art exploring connectivity and difference as an engine for creativity.
The event culminated in a casual networking activity sponsored by Berlinklusion: an international Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture based in Berlin.
Australische und Berliner Tanzkünstler*innen kamen zu einer Tanzsession der Initiative tanzfähig in den Uferstudios zusammen und sprachen über ihre Erfahrungen. Einen Erfahrungsbericht von Anna Seymour auf Englisch gibt es hier. Eindrücke vom Workshop in Videoformat hier.
The Australia & Berlin Arts Exchange October 9-20, presents a vibrant mix of arts workshops, music, dance and performances. As well as learning forums for cultural exchange between Australian and Berlin artists and arts and culture leaders with disability.
Following are some of the key program events. A number of private tours of museums and galleries will also be conducted, where Australian and Berlin artists will view exhibitions and discuss their access experience.
* Public events
Opening Ceremony, Tues 10.
The program will be officially launched at a small proceeding and will include performances from visiting Australian artists.
Stammtisch Artist Exchange, Brotfabrik, Wed 11. (5.30-7.30pm)
Australian artists join a meeting of local artists to discuss access and inclusion at Brotfabrik café/pub.
Australian and Berlin dancers join dancing session of Tanzfähig Initiative at Uferstudios and exchange experiences.
*Art Workshop & Launch of Berlinklusion Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture, aquarium, Fri 13. (6-9pm)
Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour in collaboration with Berlin based artists will conduct a participatory performance and workshop incorporating sound, movement and visual art. The event will include a networking activity sponsored by Berlinklusion an international Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture based in Berlin.
*Art Workshop, Stephanus Stiftung (11am-3pm) & Pop-up Exhibition and Drumming Workshop-Performance, Brotfabrik (5-8pm), Sat 14.
Mixed-media art workshop between sculpture and painting co-led by Australian painter Chelle Destefano and Corry Siw Mirski, visual artist from Berlin at Stephanus Stiftung; Presentation of the workshop with pop-up exhibition at the gallery space of Brotfabrik followed by drumming workshop-performance by Australian drummers Andrew Hewitt and Josh Hogan (Rudely Interrupted). Everyone is welcome to attend and meet the Artists.
*Meeting Place Forum (9am-5.30pm) & Performance (6-8pm), Podewil, Mon 16.
This all-day event will provide an inclusive learning space and critical platform to discuss and debate the latest in arts and disability. Followed by performance by Rudely Interrupted one of Australia’s most unique independent rock acts. To find out more and register for Meeting Place go to https://www.kubinaut.de/de/termine/meeting-place-berlin/.
*What disability? We are just drummers from down under!, Just Music/Sky Live, Tue 17. (7-9pm) TBC
Come and be inspired, hear the stories of 3 Australian drummers who have overcome the challenges and struggles of a disability to become successful drummers performing all over the world. Andrew Hewitt, Josh Hogan and Todd James will share their journeys, share their passions and play drums.
*Closing Party & Performance, Alte Kantine Wedding, Thurs 19. 7pm
Everyone is welcome to join us in a celebration at Alte Kantine Wedding with performance by Australian contemporary dancer Anna Seymour, presentation of art project “Under My Tongue” by Australian performer Belinda Locke, DJ set by DJ Eltron, dance, and highlights from the festival.
aquarium – Skalitzerstraße 6, 10999 Berlin
Stephanus Stiftung – Albertinenstraße 20, 13086 Berlin
Brotfabrik – Caligariplatz 1, 13086 Berlin
Podewil – Klosterstraße 68, 10179 Berlin
Just Music/Sky Live – Oranienstraße 142, 10969 Berlin
Alte Kantine Wedding – Uferstraße 8-11, 13357 Berlin
Diversity.Arts.Culture – Berliner Projektbüro für Diversitätsentwicklung, Kulturprojekte Berlin, Berlinklusion – Network for Accessibility in Arts and Culture, Förderband e.V. – Kulturinitiative Berlin, ABSV – Allgemeiner Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverein Berlin gegr. 1874 e. V., Alte Kantine Wedding, Brotfabrik, Stephanus-Stiftung, tanzfähig, Uferstudios, Just Music
This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia now Germany 2017 program.