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Featured: Mia Makela (Finland)

[singlepic id=194 w= h= float=left]Mia Makela (SOLU) is a finnish media+live cinema artist, teacher, investigator, curator and cultural activist residing in Berlin. Her trajectory has led her from shamanistic studies to art. From art to media art and design. From media art to organization of events and workshops on contemporary digital culture. As part of fiftyfifty.org collective (until 2002), she organized Hacker Techniques workshops, Gameboy Sound Lab and Playtime event amongst other activities. She started performing visuals in 2001 as SOLU at festivals around the world: SONIC ACTS (Amsterdam), SONAR (Barcelona), TRANSMEDIALE (Berlin), ZAGREB BIENNALE OF MUSIC, CIMATICS (Brussels), AVIT (Birmingham), MAPPING (Geneve), TRANSIT_MX (Mexico City), Live Cinema Nights (San Jose), Pixelache (...

Featured: John Jesurun (NYC, USA)

John Jesurun is writer, director and multi-media artist, based in a New York, USA. His work Chang in a Void Moon is a live serial running since 1983, originally at the Pyramid Club in the East Village, and now less frequently at venues worldwide. He was born 1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan. [singlepic id=186 w=590 h= float=] Jesurun received his B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1972 and his M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale University in 1974. From 1976 ro 1979 Jesurun was a television content analyst for CBS. From 1979 to 1982 he was assistant producer of the Dick Cavett Show. In 1982 he began his theatrical career at the Pyramid Club on the Lower East Side with his serial play Chang in a Void Moon. Since 1984 he has written, directed and designed over 25 pieces. [singlepic id=18...

Featured: Lindy Annis (Berlin, Germany)

Lindy Annis Lindy Annis was born in Boston, U.S.A. She studied acting and theater at New York University (Experimental Theatre Wing): Bachelor of Arts/Drama. She moved to Berlin, Germany where she works as performance artist, theater author and other related roles. She has worked with such people as Tim Miller, The Wooster Group, Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks, Anne Bogart, Detektor, Xavier Le Roy, Antonia Baehr, Dr. Motte, Kurt Palm, Frieder Butzmann, Marie Goyette, Hans Peter Kuhn, Nicholas Bussmann, and others. Since January 2009 she sits on the board of the Milchhof Artist’s Working Collective. Performance Works: Warburgs Memo – 2008 My Ulysses – 2007 Nom d’une Pipe – 2006/2007 Lady Hamiltons Attitudes – 2004 SHORTS – 2002 An American Traged...

Featured: Ash Bulayev (Athens, Greece)

Ash Bulayev [singlepic id=176 w= h= float=]Ash Bulayev is an independent director/choreographer and media artist, and is a co-Artistic Director of amorphy.org (www.amorphy.org) in collaboration with choreographer Tzeni Argyriou. He has lived in New York City from 1991-2003, where he has created multiple original productions ranging from site-specific/multi-location work, interactive installations to dance/theater projects which where presented in U.S.A., Spain, Germany, Egypt, Portugal, Bulgaria, Holland, and Greece. From 2003 until 2009 he worked and lived in Greece, where with amorphy.org he has presented: ʻAlphaOmegaʼ (2008) – Athens (Greece); ʻSee You in Walhalla” (2006/7) – Athens, Amsterdam, Sofia and Athens Festival; ʻInvisible Cities 1.0ʼ (2005) – 12th Naples Biennale (Italy), Thea...

Highlights: Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Happy New Ears New Music and Sound Art Festival. Over a period of fourteen years Happy New Ears evolved from a festival at the former Limelight arts centre to an independent and internationally renowned festival for new music and sound art. In October 2008 The Wire wrote: «Kortrijk’s Happy New Ears festival is establishing a reputation for itself as one of Europe’s premier sound art festival». Happy New Ears – Thirteen carefully selected artist taking you on a journey in the wondrous world of new music! <<Listings in French>> . “Stimuline” performance d’art sonore – Lynn Pook & Julien Clauss (FRA) Dans le passé, nous avons déjà accueilli Lynn Pook avec « A fleur de peau », un projet ou elle vous installait des petites enceintes sur les bras et les ja...

Featured: Volksbühne and Frank Castorf (Berlin, Germany)

VOLKSBÜHNE AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ A Theatre of the People The Volksbühne in the centre of Berlin is one of the leading and most innovative theatres of both Berlin and Germany. It was established in 1914 as a result of a grassroots people’s movement. Erwin Piscator, in the 1920s, and Benno Besson, in the 1970s, had a huge influence on the theatre. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Frank Castorf became director-general. He turned it into perhaps the most successful, but certainly the most controversial theatre in reunified Germany. A Theatre of Directors With its paradoxical objectives to be élitist and populist, eccentric and appealing to the masses, it simultaneously radiates a mood of awakening and the awareness of futility; it tears down the classical limits of the theatre, but also co...

Touring: Meg Stuart’s 2009 ›Do Animals Cry‹

In her new work ›Do Animals Cry‹, American choreographer Meg Stuart explores the complexities of family relationships. This is how it starts: people in pyjamas and slippers are panting. A family – is it really a family? – quietly gone sour. They fool around in variable poses: father, mother or sibling. They are called Frank and Frankie-Boy, Frankie-Fucker, Little Shit or Honey. To name just one, the others have their own set of nicknames. Decent families know how to communicate without anybody noticing. In the games they play, everybody defends his right on regression, on sleepwalking blindness and hidden frailty. In a room filled with memories, new candidates make their way in every day exchanging dreams and disappointments. No need for a fixed role, without being asked, they slide in and...