Flutgraben Performances Residencies

Flutgraben Performances Residencies | First Two Resident Artists 2020

We are very happy about the great interest in our Flutgraben Performances Residencies program for Berlin-based artists!

Out of over 80 applications two artists were selected for 2020. These are Pauline Payen and Ivan Björn Ekemark.

We wish you a productive and satisfying time during your residency, and are looking forward meeting you!

Many thanks to all artists who applied. We enjoyed striving through your worlds of imagination, ideas, and desires! You are all welcome to submit your applications for the call for next year. The second call for 2021 will be announced by the end of 2020.

The two juror artists for this round, Moritz Majce and André Uerba, were selected out of the Flutgraben Performances Team and out of the artists from Flutgraben Performances Season #1 and #2. For the next round a new juror team will decide.

Here are the jurors statements:

Photo: © Ivan Björn Ekemark, 2020

Ivan Björn Ekemarks investigation of a transitional collectivity contains non-homogenic materials, colours, costumes, and performative elements that create a choreography of attention, sometimes with traces of humour. In his work the surface of what is shown acts as an entry point into deeply intimate sediment layers underneath, speaking of isolation, rejection, obsession.

(Text and Invitation by André Uerba)

Photo: © Pauline Payen

Pauline Payens artistic approach combines a calm cheekiness with a sensitivity for both concrete corporeality and the poetic quality of language. With her specific perspective as a former video artist on body-based live art she takes the irreducible relations of body and image seriously, and commits herself to art as an exploration of affects.

(Text and Invitation by Moritz Majce)