August 2022

August 2022 Save the date / August 24, 2022, starting at 6 pm: Together with visual artist and author Anna Zett I’m currently preparing an event in the frame of the Berlin Project Space Festival 2022. Postindependent is a live-exhibition in which creators from different aesthetic contexts and parts of the world are using more or less material technologies to form and perform postindependent bonding. Rooted in indigenous, queer and environmental perspectives, their work enables new experiences of playing with rather than (only) struggling against. In the vast space of the former betting bureau FORTUNA WETTEN, postindependency appears ambivalently: as a carrier of hope, a process of mourning, an uncanniness, a vulnerable encounter. With contributions by: Circaeaa, Irina Gheorghe, Nathan Powless-Lynes, and Susanne Kohler. ///

June 2022

June 2022 I’m very glad to be invited with a performance for the opening of Christina Huber’s solo exhibition ‘Darling You Should Feel Lucky’, curated by Marie DuPasquier and hosted by Display Berlin. In ‘Human Polygraph’, I explore aspects of relationality and resonance in solo dance, tapping into the ghostly and mystical, and borrowing some musical lines from a composition by Hildegard von Bingen. 4th of June 2022, 19h. Mansteinstraße 16, 10783 Berlin. /// The end of June brings a very pleasant new experience on water for me: With choreographer Clément Layes, I spend two weeks in a residency, hosted by fabric Potsdam in order to work on his practice of one-on-one boat tours, ‘floating listening’. While we row our guests down the small river Nuthe, fragments of memories, myths and reflections that are delivered through headphones to our guest, address the experience of loss and the connection of water, transitions, and healing. Together with Jonas Maria Droste, I translated texts originally written in English into a German version of the performance. Photographs by Angelique Preau ///

May 2022

May 2022 Libken collective, which I am part of since last year, Olivia Golde and Charlotte von Bausznern are inviting for the opening of the new Libken library. There will be readings for adults and kids, coffee, cake and the possibility to stroll around and explore the new public library! 21.5.2022 / 14h Come by! ///

April 2022

April 2022 Vierte Welt Berlin is finally showing BLOCK #4 | NUOVO CORVIALE | ROM. The video essay and installation with live music by Macarena Solervicenz Ruz merges images of the circular concrete buildings of Neues Zentrum Kreuzberg around Kottbusser Tor with those of the modernist architectural project Nuovo Corviale in Rome. As mysterious figures, we flit through corridors and staircases, women of different ages disappearing and reappearing in the inhabited ruins of two equally outdated utopian projects.  April, 7-10, 2022, Vierte Welt Berlin ///

March 2022

March 2022 As part of the second edition of OVERSEEN & UNDERTAKEN at Flutgraben e.V. Berlin, Carrie McILwain and me will invite to an experimental performance and ritual. The Great Commonality is a meeting of second-hand elements of two former solo performances, untitled Solo (Johanna) and Grief+Gratitude (Carrie). Inviting communication and cross-fertilization between spoken and sung texts, installed objects and movement material, a new performance arises. Next to our performance, the evening features a showing by the choreographer Jasna L. Vinovrški as well as a talk about the specific qualities, challenges, or strategies of working when dealing with the topic of death, finiteness and mourning. March 28 2022 | 19h doors/19:30 beginning | Am Flutgraben 3, 12435 Berlin | entrance donation-based ///

February 2022

February 2022 For those hungry for frische Landluft, new experiences and movement: In April & Mai, I will host two workshops in Libken. Naïma Mazic & Lukas Akintaya invite dancers and musicians to explores ways of artistic communication. Regina Baumgart offers insights into her dance practice based on the somatic method Eutonie Gerda Alexander and Labans movement principles. Sign up ends a month before the workshops. More information /// This evening at Flutgraben Berlin brings together three works inspired by the theme of death, dying and grief. The four authors of these works, Pauline Payen, Johanna Ackva & Carrie MclLwain and Jasna L. Vinovrški, have been dealing with this subject for a while now, and on that path they have encountered each other in various constellations and circumstances. Their different approaches can offer an insight into their artistic reflections, imaginations and visions about the process of dying, death and the state of grief, which can hopefully inspire further dialogues with and among the audience, about these essential experiences in our lives. More information. >>>> ENTRANCE DONATION-BASED >>>> DOORS 6.30 – 7PM >>>> 2G+ ///

December 2021

December 2021 18.12.2021 – As part of the Dirty Debüt edition S2#9 after life, dancer-choreographer Nagao Akemi, composer Evelyn Saylor and myself will perform (with our) Grandmothers at Ballhaus Ost. Tickets are available only online. ///

October 2021

October 2021 CLOUDS ON CLEAR SKY | solos and duets with: Akemi Nagao (7.10.), Jan Burkhardt & Sophie Kuhlmann (8.10.), emeka ene (9.10.), Regina Baumgart (10.10) | Vierte Welt Berlin | Registration here Rehearsal, Jan Burkhard & Sophie Kuhlmann, Photo by Aïsha Mia Lethen /// In the frame of the exhibition On Illness, Resistance and Modes of Collective (Health) Care, I had the pleasure of engaging in a so called Intimate Talk with Nino Halka. Extracts of our conversation on personal experiences with death, dying and our own finiteness, as well as on the past years of my artistic work around the topic can be listened to in the exhibition. In the cosy listening corner, also the publication aus dem, was sprachfähig war. Versuche einer Annäherung an Sterben, Tod und Endlichkeit and extracts from interviews with the performers of CLOUDS ON CLEAR SKY can be read. The exhibition will continue running until November 27 and is open for visitors Tuesday (12-16h), Thursday, Friday (15-19h) and Saturday (11-15h). Installation views, On Illness, Resistance and Modes of Collective (Health) Care, Districit*Schule ohne Zentrum, 2021, Photographer: Chiara Faggionato ///  

September 2021

September 2021 Curated by Marie DuPasquier & hosted by Vierte Welt & the project CLOUDS ON CLEAR SKY for which I am rehearsing at the moment on three solos and one duet that will be presented in October, three Evenings are taking place in the space of the rehearsal. Always on Thursdays, we have invited artists and thinkers of different fields to reflect on the topic of finiteness, death and mourning through the lenses of their respective practices. Videostill, Magali Dougoud 09.09.21 – VALE OF TEARS with Magali Dougoud (video) & Gesine Palmer (lecture) 16.9. – TORPOR by Laure Boer (dan bau) with Pina Rücker (crystal singing bowls) & Evelyn Saylor (voice) 16.09.21 – GRIEF AND GRATITUDE by Carrie McILwain (lecture & ritual) Entrance is free, but registration required. ///

August 2021

August 2021 The Pile and the Pyre | Residency at Tanzfabrik Berlin The figure of the witch and the history of the European witch huntings serve as starting point for three weeks of somatic fantasy, performative research and feminist speculation. Hosted by Tanzfabrik Berlin and initiated by Carrie McILwain, this project explores the materiality and agency of wood and flesh, of parts of trees and parts of bodies as they are being carried and stacked, as they lean onto each other and pile up to what – under other circumstances – could have been a pyre. More information and free tickets for an open showing on August 20th can be found on the Tanzfabrik website. ///