12 June 2020
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FleetStreet Theatre Residency: One’s Company, Two’s A Crowd, Six Is A Party.
Annika Kahrs & Nguyen Phuong-Dan
Fleetstreet Theater Residency, Mai – Juli 2020
Under the title One’s Company, Two’s A Crowd, Six Is A Party., Annika Kahrs and Nguyen Phuong-Dan invite six international artists representing the fields of dance, literature, visual arts and music to a 10-day residency. During their stay, the artists are able to work on their respective projects freely and without any specific requirements or results. As soon as the public health situation allows, a public program with all participants will be organised. The dates will be announced on this website and via the Fleetstreet Theater newsletter.
The participants are musicians Jessica Ekomane and Frieder Butzmann, artist group Shroom ! (Gesa Troch, Saskia Senge and Marvin Moïses Almaraz Dosal) visual artist Annika Kahrs, author Merle Kröger and choreographer and dancer Lina Gómez.
Frieder Butzmann was born in 1954 near the Swiss border at the Lake Constance. He has lived in Berlin since 1975 and was the first Post-Punk. Since 1976 he has performed in various venues such as SO 36 in Berlin Kreuzberg and Museum of Modern Art in New York. His works include things like Musik für eine Barocke Party, a Klingon Opera, more than 30 radio plays, Sound art pieces and internet projects such as Spunkkrachlexikon. His third book will be published in autumn 2020: Wunderschöne Rückkopplungen (with lots of pictures)!
Jessica Ekomane is a French-born and Berlin-based electronic musician and sound artist. Her quadraphonic performances, characterized by their physical affect, seek a cathartic effect through the interplay of psychoacoustics, the perception of rhythmic structures and the interchange of noise and melody. Jessica Ekomane was one of the six composers chosen as collaborators by Natascha Süder Happelman for her installation at the German pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2019. She released her debut album, Multivocal, on Important Records in 2019. Her work has been presented in various institutions worldwide such as CTM festival (Berlin), Ars Electronica (Linz), Dommune (Tokyo) or Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Omaha).
Lina Gómez is a Colombian choreographer, dancer and teacher based in Berlin. Her recent choreographic work A Passo di Mulo was supported by the Berlin Senate Einzelprojektförderung and Wiederaufnahmeförderung. Her work Restraint was first presented at ada Studio and had its premiere at Sophiensaele in the Tanztage Berlin 2018. Presented in various venues across Europe, Restraint is also part of the European dance platform Aerowaves Twenty19. Furthermore, she is the co-founder of the Cia. Aberta de Dança of São Paulo (2008) and has been developing works collectively there ever since as a choreographer and performer. Beneath that, Lina has also worked as a dancer with Yoshiko Chuma, Tino Sehgal, Edson Fernandes and Jorge Garcia, among others. Lina received an MA in Choreography at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT) and a BA in “Communication of the Arts of the Body” with an emphasis on Dance and Theatre from the Catholic University of São Paulo.
Annika Kahrs lives and works in Hamburg and Berlin. She has been awarded a number of prizes and scholarships including Villa Aurora, L.A., VILA SUL, Brazil, Stiftung Kunstfonds or the George-Maciunas-Förderpreis, donated by René Block. Kahrs has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany; 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece; Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Germany; Savvy Contemporary, Germany; On the Road exhibition project in Santiago de Compostela, Spain; the Bienal Internacional de Curitiba, Brazil; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Hybrid Art Festival in Moskau, Russia; KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, Germany; Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Germany; Gropius Bau Berlin; Flat Time House London, England and the Velada de Santa Lucia festival in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Merle Kröger is a writer, screenwriter and dramaturge. From 1992-1999 she was a member of the Berlin group dogfilm. In 2001 she founded pong film in collaboration with Philip Scheffner. She is the author of the cinema documentaries: Der Tag des Spatzen (2010), Revision (2012) and Havarie (2016). Kröger has published four novels at argument Verlag in Hamburg, including Grenzfall (2012) and Havarie (2015), both awarded the German Crime Prize. The feature film Europe and the novel Die Experten are currently in completion.
Marvin Moïses Almaraz Dosal uses material and performance to research possible forms of collaboration and sustainable landscape systems. He lives and works in Hamburg where he completed his MA with Prof. Jutta Koether and Prof. Thomas Demand in 2020.
Nguyen Phuong-Dan graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hamburg and Visual Communication with a focus on documentary photography from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. He works on a project-specifc basis in various fields. Among these, he realized the photobook Die Deutschen Vietnamesen in cooperation with Stefan Canham and the scenic documentary A House in Ninh Hoa together with Philip Widmann. In collaboration with the Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, he initiated the project One Hundred People Say Umbrella which dealt with auditive publications within a visual arts context. He was also curatorially involved in events such as Immersion (Gropius Bau, Berlin), Music From High Wires (Kampnagel, Hamburg), Intonal Festival (Inkonst, Malmö) and Possible Musics (Palais de la Porte Dorée, Paris).
Under the name of Phuong-Dan he works internationally as a DJ and has established his own clubnight at the Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, since 2003.
Saskia Senge’s practice focuses mainly on installation and sculpture. A central aspect of her artistic work is the combination of images and objects based on observations of everyday life. She is particularly interested in the flexible boundaries and spectra of their usability. Furthermore she is interested in the performative character of individual objects. Saskia Senge lives and works in Hamburg. Until 2017 she studied sculpture at the HfbK Hamburg with Prof. Thomas Demand and Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck, as well as the China Art Academy Hangzhou and the ZHdK Zurich with Eran Schaerf and Pauline Boudry. Senge was a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung from 2013 to 2017 and received the K.H. Ditze Preis, the Art School Alliance Scholarship in 2015 and the Hamburg work sholarship in 2019.
Gesa Troch lives and works in Hamburg. She studied with Prof. Jutta Koether, Prof. Dr. Hanne Loreck and Prof. Sam Durant at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Her work examines and performs transformational processes, as well as fields of intersection, entanglement and collaboration. Her painterly, sculptural objects show her interest in both the material and non-material world. By emphasising physical and sensual perceptions as well as experiences such as softness, stickiness or glossiness she reflects on the abject and the ephemeral.
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