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What does it take to cross a border?
A performance and workshop programme on borders, bodies and performance

ifa Gallery Berlin | 21. – 24. February 2019

What does it mean, and what does it take, to cross a border? How do we experience borders, both spatially and physically – on an everyday basis and when we leave familiar terrain? Which actions and movements do we associate with borders?
The ifa Gallery Berlin presents a four-day event programme addressing the experience of borders from the perspective of bodies. Through a series of performances, original artistic contributions and workshops, a group of international artists will ask participants to examine how borders are created, engendered and negotiated by physical, choreographic and sensory strategies and processes. They also examine how we can understand and redefine borders through physical experience. The programme will be complemented by talks and conversational formats.

In the accompanying Education Lab, pupils from the Bettina-von-Arnim High School in Reinickendorf will explore borders within the context of the school: Which patterns of movement are encoded in the realm of the school? Which actions, behaviours and structures influence physical experiences? Is there room for manoeuvre? Which paths do these invisible borders follow? And can they be redrawn?

With: deufert&plischke, Anne Juren, QUARTO (Anna af Sillén de Mesquita and Leandro Zappala) and Farah Saleh. Education Lab: Gregor Kasper, Rosanna Lovell, Moritz Scheuermann, Jorinde Splettstößer. Curated by Sandra Noeth and Annika Niemann. Assistance: Vera Laube.

All performances are free of charge and open to everyone – first come, first served.
An accompanying reader will be available in the ifa-Galerie Berlin from February.
Workshop spaces are limited, please register for the workshops with Anne Juren, QUARTO, deufert&plischke and Farah Saleh via: Ev Fischer at ifa-Galerie Berlin, email fischer(at)ifa.de, tel. 030 28449157

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timetable (pdf)
programme description (pdf)



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