AmnAsia: Amnesia of Asia – Presentation of Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL) 5. Edition
AmnAsia is the presentation of works-in-progress by Berlin/Germany-based performing artists with Asian background after joining a residency program that offers creative exchanges, collaborations and experiments.
APAL@AmnAsia is the residency program of Asian Performing Artists Lab (APAL), that offers Berlin/Germany-based performing artists with Asian background the opportunity to work in an environment surrounded by other performing artists with asian background and where they can share experiences, resources and knowledge with each other. It is also a space where they can support, as well as stimulate each other’s artistic processes and works. At APAL@AmnAsia performance-making is not only about how we make works, but also about how we co-exist and thrive together.
After a 6-day intensive residency, the participating artists present their works-in-progress at AmnAsia to the audience, followed by an artist-talk. It is explicitly not production-oriented, but focuses on artistic processes and experimentations with ideas, approaches, ways of working, or whatever challenges or fascinates the artists. They have the autonomy to work with themes that concern them, as well as determine their own aesthetics and voices in their works. AmnAsia is a reminder of the risk of erasure that asian artists face in a predominantly white society and that we must resist it.
This edition’s artists:
Aroh Akunth (India)
Harshini J. Karunaratne (Sri Lanka/Peru)
Manwinder Dhanjal (Germany)
Senja Katharina Brütting (Germany)
Wu Ting-Chia / 吳挺嘉 (Taiwan)
Alvin Collantes (The Philippines) + Jun Suzuki / 鈴木 純 (France/Japan)