Flutgraben Performances Residencies

jee chan: Open Studio, 5 August 2023

laut jerebu (the sea where land is out of sight)

This sharing takes the shape of a conversation between jee chan, Jelena Golubović and Bilawa Ade Respati. Drawing upon our respective lived experiences across Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe, we discuss issues surrounding language, mapping, nationhood and diaspora in relation to the construction of identity. The conversation will be interspersed with moments of song from the Central Javanese gamelan tradition—the context in which the three of us met, as well as a point of reference as we flow through the afternoon. This event marks the end of jee chan’s research residency hosted at Flutgraben Performances (July/August 2023).

The event is free of charge, and requires registration. There is a capacity of 30 guests. Please send an email to flutgrabenperformances@gmail.com to confirm your attendance on a first come, first served basis.

5 August 2023
14 – 16h
Public in Private studio, Flutgraben e.V. Am Flutgraben 3
12435 Berlin

Pip Studio is located at the 1st floor of Flutgraben e.V. building.
The building isn’t accessible to wheelchairs.

jee chan is an artist and choreographer whose practice often examines the potential of the displaced body, driven by their research concerning ancestral epistemologies and oral histories. As a leitmotif in their work, the sea has evoked themes of migration, memory, grief and transformation to address deep historical violence, particularly through the lens of island Southeast Asia. www.zuntukyun.com

jelena golubović’s interests, creative pursuits and scholarly endeavours stretch over music, the visual arts and conceptual art: interplays between language, societies, and visual thinking—communication of the unspeakable through the absence of verbal expression—transregional and border thinking.

Bilawa Ade Respati is a musician based in Berlin, performing on and writing for the Javanese Gamelan and the guitar. His current artistic interest is in the dialectic between tradition and innovation, where he experiments with the amalgam of algorithmic music composition and the idiom of gamelan music. https://sastraswara.site/

Special thanks to Ana Bibiscus, Toni Flügel, stefan pente, Thow Xin Wei, Lindhu Raras, and the team of Flutgraben Performance Residencies—Tiphaine Carrère Loquet, Clément Layes, Moritz Majce and Sandra Man. The residency program is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The event is kindly supported by the Rumah Budaya Indonesia (House of Indonesian Cultures), a project of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin