Join us via live-stream for a final sharing to conclude the Im/mediations Residency at Lake Studios Berlin! We’re excited to share what we’ve been up to since June, as well as how we imagine the project developing in the new year. As part of this event we will reflect back on IDLE, a series of one-on-one encounters online in silence and stillness that we hosted back in August. Additionally, we will premiere two new videos titled Im/mediations: White Void, and Im/mediations: Remains.
The live-stream is free, and open to everyone. No reservation is required. On the day of, just click the ‘enter’ button on the main page of this website and it will bring you to Vimeo: https://immediations.com
In addition to the live-stream, we will have a limited on-site audience for the video screening (strictly 2G +). If you are in Berlin and would like to join, please email us to reserve at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to share the first in a series of online resources for Interstitial Listening. This 90-minute guided practice offers a window into the wealth of exercises, both individual and collective, that we have developed over the years. These initial online resources have been developed through a series of virtual and live workshops with performers in Berlin and beyond during summer 2021, with support from a DisTanz Solo Grant (see details and logos below). For additional context, you can read about Interstitial Listening here.
Additional online resources, as well as announcements regarding upcoming workshops, will be posted here on our site in the coming months. Feel free to get in touch and let us know if you have any questions or comments.
Check out our initial post on the Lake Studios Resident Artist Blog, sharing aspects of the ongoing research and creation process for the Im/mediations Project!. Additional materials will be added here over the course of our residency, up until the final sharing in mid December.
The initial iteration of IDLE spanned twelve hours between August 22-24, 2021, and involved a series one-on-one encounters online, in silence and stillness. The invitation was simply to arrive, and stay, letting moments pass between us, listening to our silence, sensing without seeing, sharing without speaking, holding space for each other, virtually.
Following each encounter, visitors were invited to share a ‘trace’ of this experience – in words, image, sound, voice, video, etc. The growing collection of traces is now available online at: https://immediations.com/idle/traces
These traces enact a collective archive that not only documents what has passed between us, but also, offers entry-points to re/engage with qualities of togetherness in virtual spaces. In the coming months, resonance from these traces will be folded into the ongoing creative process in the Im/mediations project, being developed in collaboration by Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum.
Thank you to everyone who joined for an intensive Interstitial Listening (IL) workshop at Lake Studios Berlin in August 2021! We started each day with a guided improvisation practice called “Game of Exclusion”, followed by variations on the IL sequence focussed specifically on movement and dance training. Here are some images from our time together!
WHAT: In this 3-day intensive training for dancers and movement artists of all styles, choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum will guide participants in the foundations of Interstitial Listening (IL) as a somatic technique for performers. Each day will begin with an hour-long structured movement improvisation session, followed by a three-hour IL workshop. Read more about IL on our website!
WHEN: August 17, 18, and 19 9:30 – 10:30 Movement Improv Warmup (optional) 11:00-14:00 IL Workshop
WHERE: Lake Studios Berlin (outdoor studio) Scharnweberstraße 27, 12587 Berlin
FREE to take part! Thanks to a DisTanz Solo Grant!
REGISTRATION: Please fill out the online form to briefly introduce yourself, and let us know why are are interested. We will confirm participants on a rolling basis, up to a maximum of 8 people, so the sooner you reach out the better!
COVID SAFETY: The entire training will take place outside, with social distancing, and each person will be required to provide a daily negative rapid test.
For the month of June, and again in August 2021, Naccarato and MacCallum will be artists in residence at Lake Studios Berlin! During this period they will collaborate on several projects, including a new performance, as well as the ongoing development of Interstitial Listening in preparation for public workshops later in the summer and fall!
Choreographer Teoma Naccarato and composer John MacCallum begin an artistic research residency at Lake Studios Berlin, for the ongoing development of the Im/mediations project between June and December 2021!
Choreographer Teoma Naccarato has been awarded a DisTanz-Solo Grant to support the ongoing, collaborative development of Interstitial Listening! Over the course of six months, Naccarato will team up with composer John MacCallum to deepen and document the practice of IL, specifically as a somatic technique for professional dancers and choreographers. News about upcoming workshops will be posted here on a rolling basis!
Choreographer Teoma Naccarato has been awarded a grant to realise the Im/mediations project. The grant is from the National Performance Network: Stepping Out, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the framework of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program for Dance.