Small Space, Big Dance: Flutgraben
The current It-Place
Flutgraben e.V., formerly known as Kunstfabrik am Flutgraben, is a giant artist space perched on an enviable piece of land overlooking the Spree on Schlesisches Tor.
The building – yet another arts venue once used by the BVG – features numerous artist studios, as well as two very large exhibition spaces. All kinds of work in the realms of visual arts, literature, and dance is done here: the Berlin-based independent duo Public in Private (Clément Layes and Jasna L. Vinovrski) have their studio in Flutgraben, which is also rented as a rehearsal space by various independent productions. Although it has long been a space for artists, the introduction of the wildly popular multidisciplinary performance format, 3AM, has caused its renown to grow exponentially. The premise of this event is to show research, works-in-progress and performative experiments by many different artists over the course of one long evening. What expects one in the various rooms of Flutgraben can often only be discerned upon entrance. The evenings are put together by a changing roster of contemporary dance artists and often have a theme: one of the more recent editions featuring ”abandoned practices” was facilitated by the ubiquitous collective female trouble. Everyone involved in 3AM – from curation to performance to cleaning up afterwards – volunteers their time and receives equal acknowledgement. Taking a look at the online "allocation matrix,” which catalogs the various tasks that must be carried out in order to pull off this event, is a true eye-opener when it comes to contemporary production practices.
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Alain Platel / Steven Prengels, Berlinde De Bruyckere, les ballets C de la B:
„nicht schlafen“ – Mahler-Projekt
„Und selbst im Atem des Schlafes drückt sich dieser irrsinnige Wille zum Leben aus.“ (K49814 – http://atmenohnepause.org)