PHOTO: © Pedro Guilherme Ferreira

Isabel Lewis & Dirk Bell: Kantine

In the organizer's words:
Isabel Lewis and Dirk Bell have engaged in their respective artistic practices with formats of hosting that enable emotional bodily experiences. Lewis, with her background in dance, literature, and philosophy, and Bell, who comes from a contemporary art and scenography background, come together to develop a site-specific installation for the Sophiensæle canteen.

Starting from a preoccupation with the historical function of this place as a canteen and venue for the Berlin Craftsmen's Association and the House of Arts and Crafts at the beginning of the 20th century, they ask what role it could play for the Sophiensæle as a transdisciplinary cultural space in contemporary Berlin-Mitte.

Framed by ambient and atmospheric sounds, a cross-generational group of co-hosts and collaborators* from the fields of gastronomy, performance, contemporary art, theater, club, literature and music develop a fluid program of workshops, processual performances, readings and structured improvisations. Guests are invited to linger, listen, eat, rest, dance and converse.

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Sophiensaele Sophienstraße 18 10178 Berlin