Flutgraben Performances Residencies

Flutgraben Performances Residencies: Residency in August/September 2022

„I chose Nasheeka Nedsreal for the Flutgraben Performances Residencies series 2022 because I was given an opportunity to select an artist whose work and creativity I deeply admire. I’ve worked with her for Jeremy Shaw, we frequently consult each other on professional matters relating to performance and the arts, we offer each other dramaturgical support when either one of us requests it, and she is a close friend of mine. So when I had the opportunity to choose her for a residency where she could have time and space to develop and showcase her considerable creative talent, my decision was made very quickly and I didn’t even need to consider anyone else. Nasheeka is a spectacular artist, and an amazing friend and it is my honor to ask her to take part in a residency that I myself found so rich, so nourishing, and so critical to my professional progression.“

Djibril Sall on his choice for Nasheeka Nedsreal

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies: Residency in July 2022

We are pleased to announce Ana Bisbicus as our next resident artist in 2022.

In her work “Tracing Nepantla in Berlin” Ana Bisbicus is interested in researching queerfeminist and migrant in-between spaces in the city, where contradiction establishes a state to embody. “Nepantla” is an indigenous Nahuatl word and means “to stand in the middle”. Her work seeks to identify the tangible and visible manifestations of Nepantla by mapping those spaces and places from her body and life experience as a queer migrant of colour. Understanding the contradictory challenge of capturing something that is in an in-between state and in constant transformation, Ana aims to approach the work by expanding the practice of mapping towards embodiment and performative strategies in a collective exploration.

Ana, we wish you an enjoyful and insightful time during your residency!

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies: Next Residency in 2022

We are pleased to announce Anna Konrad + Romuald Krężel as our next resident artists in 2022.

With the idea of Social class (in)visibility in the field of performing arts, Anna Konrad in collaboration with Romuald Krężel will dive into the intensive research on how the class consciousness shapes the aesthetics of artistic practices, their discursive levels, and working methodologies along with the personal and creative experience that has accumulated by tackling the questions about labor, gender, and environmental issues. This work attempts to explore political and choreographic practices that draw on the experience of growing up and being raised in a „lower class“ social environment.

We wish Anna and Romuald a pleasant and fruitful time during your residency!

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies: Final Result for 2021

We are pleased to announce Michiyasu Furutani as our new resident artist for December 2021.

Michiyasu Furutani is interested in establishing relationships, and asks: how we relate to things other than ourselves? And how do we establish the relations through the body? He seeks to establish connections not only with organic but as well with inorganic objects, and by blurring boundaries between them, turning attention to the “voiceless”. During Flutgraben Performances Residencies he is aiming for a search of collective empathy through his practice and exchange with others.

We wish Michiyasu an enjoyable and insightful time during your residency!

The Flutgraben Performances Team

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies: Results of Round #3

We are happy to announce our new resident artists for August and September 2021: Gabrielle Curebal + Djibril Sall and Colette Sadler.
We wish you a enjoyable and productive time during your residencies, and are looking forward meeting you!
This time the jury members were Flutgraben Performances artists Asaf Aharonson and Stella Geppert. There will be one more jurying artist´s decision by the end of September for a residency at the end of the year.

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies – Round #3

While preparing our next call for Flutgraben Performances Residencies, knowing how many great applications we received last time without being able to meet the demands, we felt that we do not want so many artists to put again a lot of work and effort into their applications with such a small amount of residencies we have to offer.

For this next round, our jurying artists are therefore going to select the next resident artists from the applications we already received in our first two calls. All artists who have applied in the first two calls have been informed about this.

We are doing our best to announce the first two residencies at earliest date as possible, i.e. around mid-June.


Season 2 | 2020

Artists Collection

Asaf Aharonson
Christina Ciupke
Stella Geppert
Jared Gradinger
Milla Koistinen: Oscillations
Moritz Majce: A Ride, Some Letters, Drawings, Models, and Two Movies
Sandra Man: Public Elsewhere
Sergiu Matis
Clément Layes: Clémentine Mensonge
Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez
Jasna L. Vinovrški

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies | First Three Resident Artists 2021

We are excited about the growing interest in our Flutgraben Performances Residencies program for Berlin-based artists! Out of over 170 applications – twice as much as in call of 2020 – three artists were invited for the first half of 2021. Thank you so much!

Our new resident artists are Isaiah Lopaz, Sharon Mercado Nogales and Moran Sanderovich.

We wish you an inspiring and inventive time during your residencies, and are looking forward meeting you!

Many thanks to all artists who applied! Again we enjoyed striving through your worlds of imagination, ideas, and desires! You are all welcome to submit your applications for the second call for 2021 which will be announced in Q2 2021.

This time the jury members were Cécile Bally, Jared Gradinger, and Sandra Man. The criteria emerged during the process of reading the applications and discussing them and the decisions were taken consensually. For the next round new juror artists will decide.

Here are the jury’s statements:

In his project Acts of Reparatory Citizenship, Isaiah Lopaz opens up a ‘collective‘ history; something bigger than any individual biography, a not yet shared history that affects and addresses all of us. He is working with a great variety of media, not for the sake of interdisciplinarity, rather reflecting the plurality of elements that construct and deconstruct origin and national membership. Isaiah is investigating the difference between art and politics in a way that doesn’t make the one serving the other but destabilises both of them, making space for new (dis)connections.

Sharon Mercado Nogales‚ project Earth Beings is accessing the contemporary topics climate catastrophe and decolonisation in a down to earth manner. She is connecting the local archive, provided by her family and ancestors in Bolivia, with planetary dimensions. She is investigating the specific presence of non-human beings – the mountains – and looking for ways to embody foot dance practices emerging from them. By working together with Kiana Rezvani, who grew up next to the mountains in Teheran, Sharon is opening up the potential of a shared geology across the planet.

Moran Sanderovich is working on the crossing of nature and synthetics, the organic and the mechanic, the familiar and the uncanny, the performing and the sculpted. She is creating something like organic subjects AND objects. They share movement and skin. It is the depth of the skin that comes to the foreground, the wounds, the blood, the scars, the embodiment of pain serving as motor of transformation. In her project Asastatica, she continues her investigation on an evolution of new bodies shaped by the strength of alterity and she follows her desire to enter in a physical relation with her sculptures.

Episode 4

Season 2 | Episode 4: November 30-December 6 2020

Dear friends, colleagues, guests, dear public,

On last Wednesday we learned about the prolongation of the current lockdown “light” until the end of December. This “lightness” means no live art, no audience, no getting together in the same room.

Our 4th episode of Flutgraben Performances 2020 is scheduled for next week (Nov 30th until Dec 6th) and it is affected by this ongoing “no” to any live audience.

We decided not to cancel this episode. We want to do something, we want to continue making art. But we do not want to simply jump online, stream what is meant for physical encounter, put on zoom what is not made for screen. With this “no” to live audience we are left with the question of how to address you, how to involve you, where and how to find you, and whether to aim for a remote “you” at all. We cannot pretend that it is clear to us how to go public now and we don’t want to fake a relation that we do not feel, sense, believe in.
It takes time to get there where you are right now or to make up new places where we can meet.

We are 12 artists, and naturally, we are having different perspectives, emotions, thoughts on what is going on right now and how to handle the situation.

What we will do in this episode #4 is to meet every day in two groups and work on possible encounters between us. Some of us will experiment with remote liveness and stream, others will film, write, draw, move and dance, we will work with images, scripts, tasks, guided settings etc. In doing so we try to figure out how and why (not) to address each other and you under the current circumstances. There will be windows to join in, an open session on Sunday afternoon and some of us might work on things that take longer than this week and will come to you later.

It is open what will happen on our search. We will keep you updated from our time with/out you and hope to see, hear, feel you soon!


Asaf Aharonson, Christina Ciupke, Stella Geppert, Jared Gradinger, Ixchel Mendoza Hernandez, Milla Koistinen, Clément Layes, Moritz Majce, Sandra Man, Sergiu Matis, Jefta van Dinther, Jasna Layes Vinovrski

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Flutgraben Performances Residencies | Open Call #2 | 2021

We are happy to announce the second call of our artist-in-residence program Flutgraben Performances Residencies. This residency is open to Berlin-based choreographers and artists from the fields of choreography, performance art and contemporary dance. Each artist can work in the studio for the period of one month, following the research, exploration, practice or project they are aiming to deepen or develop. There is no prescribed theme or obligation.

Who we address

This opportunity is for both emerging and established professional choreographers and artists who are active in Berlin. We are committed to supporting artists of marginalised communities and we would like to explicitly invite women, people of color, trans people and others discriminated by the current dominant norms to submit your proposals. We are limited though in inviting disabled people as the building is not yet equipped for mobility handicaps (the building is currently being renovated and will become more barrier-free by the end of 2021).

Duration and period of the residency

Each residency lasts four weeks.

In this call we offer 3 residencies from March to July 2021. Please indicate your preferred time period in your application.

Fees and support

No application fees.

The residency includes access to a 80m2 studio, artistic exchange with Flutgraben Performances artists team, and basic technical support.

A financial support of €2000 is offered per artist or artist group.

Other facilities: WiFi in the studios and use of a common kitchen.

Application deadline

22 December 2020.

The results will be announced by the end of the year.


Application language is English.

Please send

• a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) why you want to work in the frame of Flutgraben Performances Residencies. Please be specific on what you want to do artistically. We are all artists here and what we are interested in is to get a feeling of your artistic approach of working.

• a short biography

• information about your artistic work (e.g. website, video and textual documentations – please check your links and passwords.)

to this email address: residency@flutgrabenperformances.org

If you have questions please use this email address for contacting us.

Please be aware that this call is only for Berlin-based artists.

How we decide

In this round three jurors will be selected out of the Flutgraben Performances core team and out of the artists from Flutgraben Performances Seasons #1 and #2. Each juror has to decide for one artist and present her*his decision in front of the complete FPR team, additionally publishing a statement on our website.

Who we are

Flutgraben Performances is a series of events located at Flutgraben, an artist-run studio building in Berlin Treptow. The series Flutgraben Performances is dedicated to the exploration, growth and transformation of live art. Each year a group of 10–12 artists comes and works together. Individually, the artists follow their own artistic tracks without any limits in form and content. They use the time to test, develop, re-think and discuss their artistic practices and believes. On a collective level the group invents new forms of meeting the public, aiming for an encounter of artist, art work and art lover as a fertile, intimate and joyful act. With Flutgraben Performances Residencies we are extending and complementing our vision of an artist-run initiative for experiments and exchange.

Flutgraben Performances and Flutgraben Performances Residencies are independent projects initiated 2019 by artists Clément Layes, Moritz Majce, Sandra Man and Jasna L. Vinovrški.

Flutgraben Performances Residencies is funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Flutgraben artists house

With our project we are one species among others, adding to the diversity of the Flutgraben artists house biotope. The Flutgraben artists house is administered by Flutgraben e.V. (www.flutgraben.org)