Flutgraben Performances

Flutgraben Performances Flutgraben Performances is a series of 4 events per year, located at artists house Flutgraben Berlin

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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.

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

The Flutgraben Performances Team


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 an 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.


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.

Artists Sharón Mercado Nogales and Kiana Rezvani will be presenting their work »Earth Beings« they have been working on ...

Artists Sharón Mercado Nogales and Kiana Rezvani will be presenting their work »Earth Beings« they have been working on during their residency at Flutgraben Performances Residencies last month, starting on June 5 at ada Studio as live-stream.

Thank you Sharon and Kiana for sharing your work with us! We feel very happy to be able to support you.

We would like to share a short video by artist and choreographer Pauline Payen during her research time at Flutgraben Pe...
DUEIL Trailer - Research Presentation January 2021

We would like to share a short video by artist and choreographer Pauline Payen during her research time at Flutgraben Performances Residencies! Enjoy! Thank you Pauline!

This is "DUEIL Trailer - Research Presentation January 2021" by Pauline Payen on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.


We are excited about the growing interest in our Flutgraben Performances Residencies program for Berlin-based artists! Out of over 170 applications 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 decolonisatiion 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.


We would like to thank you for the great interest in the Open Call #1 2021 for our Flutgraben Performances Residencies program! We are planning to announce the results in January.

We wish you a happy new year!

Take care,

Clément, Jasna, Moritz, Sandra

Flutgraben Performances Team

Dancer and choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández and Anna Weißenfels would like to share this with you today at 16.30 i...

Dancer and choreographer Ixchel Mendoza Hernández and Anna Weißenfels would like to share this with you today at 16.30 in the frame of their participation in this year´s Flutgraben Performances:

by Anna Weißenfels and Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
TODAY Friday 4th December at 4:30 pm / Berlin time
SCREENING via vimeo

The video will have free access today from 4:30 pm- for a period of time

Please read text below for introduction and instructions:

We, Anna and Ixchel welcome you to the first sharing of our short film CARAVAN. It’s not finished yet, but on its way, so we are happy to share with you this (almost final) version. For us it’s a start to give it away to the universe, after being sleeping for 5 years (when we recorded the video material and named it). We took this opportunity, Flutgraben Performances # 4, to activate it again and try to crystallize it. Before finalizing it we would be glad to have your thoughts.

We are dancers and choreographers, but together as a team we collaborate doing experiments with video. During many years we have done many of them, the ones normally happen at our homes, starting from a very intuitive way and finding complexity on the run, creating a particular universe that might not exist outside our collaboration. Another short movie that managed to crystallize is “when I will come twice and go one”. If you are curious you can find it on the internet.

For this sharing we would be happy if you find a quiet space where you can be surrounded by darkness.Also if you have either earplugs or some speakers to be able to hear the sound better.

In order to see it together we want to ask you to click the link at 4:30 pm, then the link will be accessible to public viewing.

At the end of the film we would like to propose to you a way of giving feedback to us. It is meant as a kind of associative process right after you have seen the film. For that before you start watching, please set up, or make available any possible sound recorder for a subsequent feedback in the form of a vocal

After you have watched the movie find a comfortable, relaxed position (lying down or sitting) and intuitively speak about your impressions, associations, thoughts and feelings, also critical thoughts are welcome…anything that comes to your mind could be relevant feedback for us.

We ask you to speak with your eyes closed, breath deeply, recalling what you just saw, and take time to say the words that come to you. After you finished please send us back the recording you just did:

[email protected] or [email protected]

We appreciate your thoughts.

Thank you!


Anna Weißenfels and Ixchel Mendoza Hernández

Dear friends, colleagues, guests,dear public,on last Wednesday we learned about the prolongation of the current lockdown...

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 to 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

FLUTGRABEN PERFORMANCES RESIDENCIES | OPEN CALL #2 | 2021Deadline: 22 December 2020We are happy to announce the second o...


Deadline: 22 December 2020

We are happy to announce the second open call of our artist-in-residence program Flutgraben Performances Residencies. This opportunity is for both emerging and established professional Berlin-based choreographers and performance artists. 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.

In this call we offer three residencies from March to July 2021. Each residency lasts four weeks.


This opportunity is for both emerging and established professional choreographers and performance 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.

For information on how to apply see here:

You can reach us here or via [email protected]


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.


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.

Photo: Performance at Flutgraben Performances 2020 Episode #3 by Asaf Aharonson (center) with Maria F. Scaroni (right) and Spencer Carter (left) / Photo: © Moritz Majce, 2020


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Flutgraben Performances is a series of 4 events per year, located at Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben Berlin and dedicated to the growth of artistic works before and after their release. It focuses on choreographic, dance, performance works in the broadest sense of the terms. It challenges the ways art works are presented by bringing them closer to how they are being produced and constantly transformed. Flutgraben Performances aims for going beyond the premiere as the exceptional encounter of work and audience and tries for more intimate and fragile as well as more continuous and steady engagement between the two.

Flutgraben Performances is artist-run and self-organized. Every year it consists of a changing group of Berlin based artists. 2019 these are Cécile Bailly, Charlie Fouchier, Margrét Sara Guðjónsdóttir, Arantxa Martinez, Uri Turkenich, André Uerba as well as Clément Layes, Jasna Layes-Vinovrški, Moritz Majce, Sandra Man who initiated the project.

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