Elaine Mitchener at daadgalerie

Elaine Mitchener (DAAD fellow 2022-23) transforms the daadgalerie into an interdisciplinary salon, a meeting zone, a testing ground, an open space for exchange and experiment. For five days in May, the downstairs gallery space will host artists from different backgrounds and artistic fields, many of whom she connected with for the first time during her one-year residency with the Artists-in-Berlin Program, along with long-standing collaborators from the UK.

The wide range of topics and formats during these days mirrors the scope of Mitchener’s own practice and inspiration: dance, movement, graphic scores, improvisation, voice, film, literature, research, readings, concerts, talks and conversations, and last but not least collaboration. The magic of Elaine Mitchener’s work is not only in her unique voice and sonic output, but also in the ability to connect voices and perspectives across disciplines and generations with visionary and collaborative impetus around pending questions of our times. The event series unfolds this universe of networks along the lines of Mitchener’s Berlin connections and related thoughts.

As basis for the artistic exchange, Mitchener offers her brand-new solo album SOLO THROAT which will be released in early May, as well as graphic scores from her personal archive. The guest artists are invited to respond to these outcomes as well as to selected films which are screened at daadgalerie during these days.

The series of events is not only a deep insight into the creative worlds of Elaine Mitchener, but also an invitation to come together for creative and intellectual exchange.

DAY 1: Collide and Coincide Pt. 1
May 15th from 7pm
improvisations in various group constellations
Elaine Mitchener with Audrey Chen, Nick Dunston, Cedrik Fermont & Nina Guo

DAY 2 : Stranger than fiction
May 16th from 7pm
reading+live music and subsequent conversation highlighting the work of Adrienne Kennedy & Black avantgarde writers
Elaine Mitchener with Rabih Beaini, David Grundy, Nhã Thuyên, Selam Tadese, Zora Steiner, Mathias Zeiske, Sara-Hiruth Zewde

DAY 3: Collide and Coincide Pt. 2
May 17th from 7pm
improvisations in various group constellations
Elaine Mitchener with Jacob Greenberg, Paul Hübner, Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø & Cansu Tanrıkulu

DAY 4: Dance as Dialogue and Notation
May 18th from 7pm
Dance as Dialogue and Notation
Elaine Mitchener with Laure M Hiendl, Nguyễn + Transitory & Dam Van Huynh

DAY 5: “Born In Flames”
May 19th from 7pm
screening + conversation
“Born In Flames” (1983) by Lizzie Borden

15-19 May 2024
daadgalerie, Berlin

Photo credit Dimitri Djuric

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