Isabel Lewis and Dirk Bell have, in their respective artistic practices, been active in creating formats for hosting situations that generate affective bodily experience. Lewis with her background rooted firmly in dance, literature, and philosophy, and Bell with his background in contemporary art as well as scenography, come together to create a site-specific installation for the Sophiensæle Kantine.
Exploring the function that the historic Kantine would have served for the Berlin Handwerker Verein (Berlin Craftsmen's Association) and the House of Arts and Crafts at the beginning of the 20th century, they ask what it could serve for the Sophiensæle as a transdisciplinary cultural space in today’s Berlin Mitte.
They propose a program in a continuous state of development, where guests can linger, listen, eat, rest, dance, and converse. It will be framed by a focus on ambient and atmospheric sound and include formats like workshops, informal performances, readings and structured improvisations that engage a multi-generational group of co-hosts and collaborators from the fields of gastronomy, performance, contemporary art, theater, club, literature, and music.
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Concept: Isabel Lewis, Dirk BellCo-hosted by: Juli Frodemann, Yann SlatteryFeaturing: Adam Linder, Yael Ronen and more guest artists (tba)
A production by Isabel Lewis & Dirk Bell in co-production with Sophiensæle. With support by Callie’s Berlin. Media partners: Arts of the Working Class, Berlin Art Link, Das Wetter, Missy Magazine, Siegessäule, taz.