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Call for professional choreographers, dance companies and directors who want to participate in the Video Dance Showcase, to be held in Almada - Portugal, between September 19 to October 6, 2024.

The Video Dance Showcase is a section of the Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival, this year in the 32nd edition.

- The organisation will assure the conditions for the presentation of the selected pieces, being responsible for the programming and promotion of the presentations.

- The organisation will provide space and technical conditions for the presentation of selected videos.

- The organisation will be allowed to record and photograph the event and use excerpts of the pieces for promotion, archive, and educational purposes.

- The organisation will choose the location and time of presentation, within the duration of the festival.

- The authors are invited to attend the screening and participate in the presentation if they have the possibility to be present.

The submitted proposals must be:

- Works of Video Dance with a duration of 8 minutes or less.

- Presented by video directors, choreographers, dance companies or other institutions that hold the rights of presentation (proof of author's permission for presentation in the festival must be sent if the application is approved).

Online application form available here:

Dealine for applications: 8 April 2024

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12383722686?profile=RESIZE_180x180Hello Dance and Tech for ever lovers,

Natalya Velikanova, digital artist, and myself are creating a new digital hub called Novatopia (, based in Toulouse, France.

We offer workshops and residencies on VR, AI and dance.

Please find the program in the site itself. Sorry it is not yet translated in English.

Novatopia: Digital Hub Toulouse, Occitania, and more to come ….A new time-space where artistic and technological innovation meet to create a limitless creative lanscape, paving the way to the expression of new digital forms and immersive experiences in Toulouse and in its proximity.
Co created with @nataliya.velykanova (@gate22official)
It would be a pleasure to meet with you in some of the events ….
#workshop #conference #creation #art #dance #performance #music #AI #Toulouse #Novatopia

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Inspired by Nahuel: Marlon Barrios Solano delves into generative design and human-computer interaction at Lake Studio Berlin, inspired by Nahuel Gerth's innovative approaches. Read more

Meta-fictions: Entangled with Odd Kins: Reflect on the interplay between dance, AI, and narrative in Marlon Barrios Solano's latest project, showcasing unpredictable artistic evolution. Explore further

Unfinished Fridays #106: Don't miss a unique evening at Lake Studios Berlin on February 23rd, 2024, featuring new works by resident artists and special guests. Details here

Sacred Economics (2019 Remix): Engage with Charles Eisenstein's ideas on transforming our economic systems towards sustainability, presented in a thought-provoking remix. Watch now

Poetics of Encryption Exhibition 24: Visit KW Institute for Contemporary Art from February 17 to May 26, 2024, for an exhibition exploring digital tools, secrecy, and the cultural implications of technology through the work of over 40 international artists. Learn more

Stay informed and inspired with this week's selection of engaging events and exhibitions!


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Inspired by Nahuel

Immersing myself in this residency at  Lake Studio Berlin, I have been inpired by the young designer and creative coder Nahuel Gerth. Based in Prague, he is not just a designer, but a visual storyteller, playfully weaving together the threads of science, arts, technology,  with  the laguage and tools of generative design. I am inspired by his passion for innovation and playfullness, while exploring  the boundaries of human-computer interaction and design.


Nahuel is also a new member.



Dancing Team

Digital Twin

Nahuel, plays with  form, code, and emboiment. He uses procesural design for the web as a medium of art and playfully expands interaction with elegamt design. Visit  Nahuel's Website and follow his journey on Instagram @NahuelGerth.

🖌️ Contrast and Identity 🖌️

One facet of Nahuel's work that profoundly resonates with me is the stark contrast it presents between the materiality of emboiment and slick graphic dynamic 2D design. He juxtaposes algorythmic design with the material reality of embodiment. This interplay between Nahuel's digital geometies and my corporeal existence creats a compelling narrative tension. 


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Day 2 AIR Lake Studios Berlin
Concept, programming, video and performance by Marlon Barrios Solano

🎨  Residency Experiences 🎨

t Lake Studio Berlin, my residency immerses me in a world where art and technology seamlessly blend to create a new frontier of expression. Armed with tools like p5.js and MediaPipe, coupled with the flexibility of web-based platforms, I sculpt interactive, generative environments that transcend traditional boundaries. These digital dances, born from code and creativity, exist as fluid experiences accessible to all, embodying the inclusive spirit of open-source technology.

Through my exploration, I strive to foster collaboration and inclusivity within the artistic community. Every keystroke and algorithmic tweak represents not just artistic creation, but also a commitment to sharing knowledge and insights. The LapTop Dances Prototype, a culmination of concept, programming, and performance, serves as a tangible manifestation of this ethos.

As I delve into realms of creative coding, machine learning, and generative AI, both in text and image, I anticipate the evolution of participatory performances that blur the lines between the digital and physical realms. Stay tuned for updates as I unveil the results of this exploration within the Laptop Dances | Soft Spaces project.

For ongoing research and developments, visit Marlon Barrios Solano's website.


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LapTop Dances Prototype
Concept, programming and performance by Marlon Barrios Solano
Code and live app here:
7th day of AIR at @lakestudiosberlin

In this residency I am researching creative coding, machine learning, generative AI  (text and image) and participatiry improvisational performance.

I will be presenting some of tis reserach very soon and it is part of the project Laptop Dances | Soft Spaces.

#ArtAndTechnology #GenerativeArt #DigitalSculpture #InteractiveArt #CreativeJourney #dancetech


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Reflecting on the culmination of our residency at Lake Studios Berlin in November 20th 2023, “Meta-fictions: A Fugue entangled with several odd kins and intelligences” represents a significant milestone in my journey exploring the realms of generativity, dance, and AI. This performance was not just the result of collaborative efforts but also a testament to the boundless possibilities that arise when different worlds of creativity and technology intersect.

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Throughout the residency, my focus was on leveraging the capabilities of generative AI, to create an innovative choreographic tool also inrelation with the history of the use of rule systems and improvisational structures by dancers and actors. We iengaged in a dynamic dialogue with AI. We created a generative loop of continuous improvisation in collaborations with AIs. This process illustrated the true essence of generativity — an evolving, unpredictable artistic expression.

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In “Meta-fictions,” we delved into the realm of self-aware storytelling. The performance was a conscious blend of fiction and reality, constantly evolving and reshaping itself based on the interactions between the dancers, AI, and the audience. This approach allowed us to explore the narrative in a way that questioned and played with the very nature of storytelling in the digital age. We collaborated and performed with fabulation engines.

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A key aspect of the residency’s outcome was its rich tapestry of cultural influences due to our nationalities and complex histories: Venezuela, Mexico and Spain. From ancient indigenous chants to the modern rhythms of Spanish pop and American hits, the musical landscape of the performance was diverse and vibrant. The inclusion of Miguel Bose’s iconic performance in drag from Almodovar’s “Tacones Lejanos” brought an element of cinematic flair, merging music, film, and dance. The movements, inspired by the dramatic essence of bullfighting, connected our digital creation with deep-rooted cultural expressions. Longings, belongings and exiles were present.

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In this project, AI took on multiple roles — as a repository of memories, a source of imagination, an evidence of cultural mashup and as collaging unique worlds. Durinf the process, AI-generated visuals of ethereal forms of jellyfish and algae, were not just artistic elements but symbolized the blending of the natural and digital realms, hight art conceptuality and fantasize about alien rituals. These OddKins represented the symbiosis of life forms. We watched Donna Haraway documentary and also sang karaoke. Working with LLMs is going meta all the time.

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As I look back on “Meta-fictions,” I see it as an exploration in the field of performance art and installation. It’s a vivid example of how computation and AI happens is time and time happened in semantic realms. This residency at Lake Studios Berlin was an opportunity to navigate the uncharted (yet familiar) waters of generativity, AI, and dance improvisation. Stuff that changes in real-time.

Thanks to the artists collaborators in this residency Dakota Comin, Cesar Rene Perez, and Vera Rivas and the support of Lake Studios Berlin.

All images are from Maria Kousi and were taken in November 17th 2023.

Read experimental process documentation on Lake Studios Berlin blog

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Sati-AI is not intended to be a monolithic knowledge base on Buddhist meditation practice and theory, instead, it is designed to embody and augment my interdisciplinary research path in relation to my Vipassana meditation practice. My art and research traverses cognitive science, dance improvisation and choreography, contemplative practices, art and technology and software development. In Sati-AI, early buddhist knowledge is an attractor. Sati-AI is imagined as an embodiment of the distributed, uncertain, and queer condition of not having a center, a rigor necessitated by the state of knowing not knowing. Sa
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Following Quinzena de Dança de Almada’s organisation as a space for the presentation and sharing of experiences between contemporary dance artists, we are inviting choreographers, dance companies and professional directors to submit their projects for presentation on the International Platform for Choreographers and/or on the Video Dance Showcase.

The 31st edition of Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival will be presented in Almada (Lisbon, Portugal), from September 21 to October 8, 2023.

Interested parties can submit their proposals until January 22, 2023, for the International Platform for Choreographers and April 9, 2023, for the Video Dance Showcase. Conditions and online forms are available here.

For any question, please feel free to contact us via



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Hello all, here is the link to the Soma Session Thursday, September 8. Reyna J. Perdomo is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic; Soma Session 3 with Reyna
Description; GYROKINESIS® Method and Embodied-Balanced-Flow Body/Mind Training with Reyna.
Time: Sep 8, 2022 01:00 PM Caracas, 1 PM EST., 7 PM CET.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 810 4159 6974
Passcode: 369443

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Hello all, 

MotionDAO, an artists collective exploring the affordances of the blockchain for  movement and inter-disciplinary artists.

We have been  meeting, thinking and creating experiments and we have now the opportunity to meet and share our experience in Kassel  Germany during Documenta 15th.

This is the MotionDAO group on

MotionDAO is a project

Claim you special NFT. Scan the QR code and you will be prompted to create a Near wallet to collect the NFT. The daily NFT are gifts for you from MotionDAO artists. #artist #collaboration #motiondao #artblockchain #blockchain #nearprotocol #near #dancetech

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Hello all,

I will be offering a a weekly online meditation sessions every Wednesday at 12pm. EST.

The sessions are  led in English and are offered for free to and members.

These sessions are supported by MotionDAO/Near protocol and are part of the MotionDAO Somatic Care Intiative.

All levels of experience are welcome.

To receive the zoom link please leave a comment in this post!

Session Description:

Sati: The Practice of Mindful Awareness 

We will explore the potency of embodied awareness: ‘bodyfulness’ as a reframing of the four foundations of Mindfulness (Satipathana) as presented by early buddhism. We will practice Sati in combination with contemporary practices influenced by embodied cognition and somatics. The sessions start with guided mindfulness practice, silence and unfolds to a council/dialogue practice.

My Bio:

Marlon Barrios Solano is a Venezuelan-American interdisciplinary artist, educator and researcher based between the US  and Europe. With a hybrid background in movement arts, performance/dance studies, software engineering and psychology, he investigates the intersections of socio-technical systems, embodied cognition, choreography, computation, networks, somatic awareness and social innovation in art, pedagogy and healing.  He is fascinated by software, complexity and culture.

He is a Certified Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Teacher by Spirit Rock Meditation Center (USA) and practices under the mentorship of Stephen Batchelor. He is a student of the Somatic Experiencing Certification Program (NYC) and he is an  Embodyoga® 200 Hour Teacher (RYT200). From 2016 to 2021, he worked and lived  at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA in the US.He teachers mindfulness meditation to artists, technologists  and creative professionals.

Marlon was a research associate at the Inter-University of Dance/University of The Arts (UDK/HZT) in Berlin (Germany) from 2013 to 2016 and a collaborator of Lake Studios Berlin. He was a 2017 Hombroich Fellow (Germany) and has been artist/researcher  in residency at ICK Amsterdam 2013-14 and at the Gilles Jobin Company in Geneva (Switzerland) 2009-2012. He has taught and developed projects in the US, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South America.

As a dancer  in NYC, he collaborated with New York choreographers Lynn Shapiro, Merian Soto, Dean Moss and Susan Marshall and with musicians Philip Glass, John Zorn and Erik Friedlander. He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology 2004 intersecting networked environments,  performance of improvisation and embodied cognition from The Ohio State University, USA. 

He is the creator and curator of the social networks and and the producer of the dance-tech interviews.

He is one of the leaders of  MotionDAO: Artists Exploring the Blockchain.

Buddha design byIgor Stromajer

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I have been hosting an Embodied Writing Session along with Lauren Tietz. We would like to invite any dancer/embodied practitioners who are interested in embodied writing practices to join us.
The sessions are led by whoever wants to share their practice or experiment with practice. Sessions are held via Zoom.

I will share zoom links on here. The dates and times are not "consistent", but we have been meeting Mondays sometimes around 10am CST or 2pm CST.

You can message me or reply here if you are interested.

We are also gathering a knowledge bank and a writing archives for some kind of publication (live, hard copy, digital, NFT).

These sessions are supported by MotionDAO

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 I am so happy that our project #MotionDAO was included in the current #gitcoin grants rounds for quadratic funding

The GitCoin organization  matches  your donation using an algorithm that favors the amount of donations/supporters instead of the amount of $ donated. So real crowd funding.

You may donate just a dollar in ETH , DAI, USDC  or Matic and it gets algorithmically augmented based in the number of supporters.

This round is until March 24th.

Support MotionDAO.

We are an international think-tank of artists, researchers, creative technologists and token engineers paving the way of creative innovation in the web3 for/with movement artists/embodied perspective.

To donate you need to use your Metamask wallet and you may use ETH or Matic. Please share and...thank you!

Cool opportunity  to get you wallet and etc! Follow videos!

Ask us questions and join the conversation in our super active Telegram Channel.


#innovation #project #funding #engineers #creative #ethereum #polygon #matic #kernel #motiondao



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BIONICA purpose of bionica is to vindicate thinking, production and and the artistic and technological practices carried out by women. 

In this first version of BIÒNICA are interested in exhibiting a diversity of audiovisual proposals from all over the world. 

The call extends to all artists regardless of their gender who deal with issues related to women and enthusiasts of film, dance film, video or documentary.

Biònica Audiovisual will be held online, based on the website as well as an online presentation in the context of Biònica women, art, technology and society found remotely from the city of Barcelona between 27 and December 30, 2021.



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I am republishing here a  process log kept by Marc Coniglio in Facebook during the "DIGITAL BODY" lab sessions that took place at Lake Studios Berlin started September 2nd 2021 with an amazing group of international artists.
Enjoy it!
September 2 2021
Setup for "DIGITAL BODY " is ongoing at the Lake Studios Berlin and today was sensor day.
We have prepared a range of input devices so that once underway nothing would slow the creative juices flowing.
Performance & Technology Laboratory : IMAGE & DATA
Hosted by Mark Coniglio, Benjamin Krieg and Guests
02.09 – 14.09.2021



So happy to serve as a guide during this two-week process at the Lake Studios Berlin, as we attempt to reconsider media and performance, to name the potentials and pitfalls as we seek to see our practice anew.

Digital Body Workshop Journal: Day 1 - Abandoning Preconceived Notions: What are our expectations about performance and media? What are the prejudices and stereotypes we carry inside, our points of excitement and our irritations? We spent several hours exploring these questions during the first day of the workshop. It is our attempt to see the digital materials with fresh eyes so we might put them to use in new and unexpected ways.


Digital Body Workshop Journal: Days 2 + 3: What is an Image? The word slips easily from the tongue, but what do we really mean? We dug in to that topic as Benjamin Krieg shared from his vast body of work with groups like She She Pop and others, as Marlon Barrios Solano pushed us inward and outward with several poetic provocations, and Armando Menicacci led us through a rigorous, analytic examination of the structural implications of the word itself. We responded to all of this by having each participant create and share rapidly improvised scenarios comprised only of a projector connected to a video camera in relation to the performer and audience – each of which led to long, rich discussions of the implications and possible meanings they portrayed. When thinking about performance, what does the word image conjure for you?


Digital Body Workshop Journal: Days 4 + 5: The Barrier of Technology. After two full days of working only with the technology of a camera, a video projector, and a performer, we opened the door to more complex tools like Isadora itself, but also robotic cameras, green screens, a Rokoko motion capture suit, and more. Immediately upon doing so, the energy in the room changed from one of quiet experimentation and extensive reflection to one of excitement ("Wow!!!"), desire and curiosity ("I want to...." or "How can i...?") and at least some frustration ("Why can't I get this working?"). These tools and devices can offer fresh and compelling new modes of expression, but their complexity can also impede a free-flowing artistic process. Please join the conversation in the comments below by answering the question we'll be asking next: what does media/technology give us, but what also does it take away?
Foto: Benjamin Krie12249590893?profile=original
Digital Body Workshop Journal, Week 1 – "What is it?": For the last six days, we have attempted to (re)encounter the image: to imagine it, to read it, to wrangle the hardware and software required to record and render it. We did this within the frame of our overarching goal: to abandon preconceived notions and see these materials in a new way. As we start week 2, I ask myself, "how did we do?"
In the end, it is impossible to ignore or deny thousands of years of seeing and making images, from cave paintings to virtual reality. It's in our bones. Yet, we managed to keep ourselves in a constant state of questioning. As Bebe Miller wisely advised us to do last night, we kept stepping back and asking ourself one question, over, and over, and over again.
"What is it?"
For me, embracing that question was the great success of this first week. Now we will see if we can do the same with "data."
Foto: Benjamin Krieg


Digital Body Workshop Journal, Days 7 & 8– Big Data: As we did with the word "technology" in the first week, we started the second week by asking "what is data?" This question could be debated ad infinitum, but here I will mention three crucial points: "data is interpretation and representation", "data is a reduction", and perhaps most importantly "data has value". But how does this apply to using data, from a performer or from the world, in a performance?
Our guest speakers Ruth Gibson + Bruno Martelli (, and Bebe Miller ( helped us dig in to those points with presentations that touched on technologies ranging from virtual reality to motion capture, though they continuously kept their focus on aesthetics and expression.
With this in mind, we began to navigate "the gear": this is a sensor, this is the kind of data it measures and represents, this is how we get it into the computer, and this is what we can do with it – practical realities that can often seem at odds with the artistry.
To assimilate and balance the theory, the "how to", and the desire to express and share our artistic vision, remains the goal of this second week.
📷 Benjamin Krieg
Digital Body No. 1 Journal - Day 9 - Data Invasion: Today's pictures feature only the participants of the lab, because we spent nearly two hours today vigorously responding to the works presented by our guest speaker Christopher Kondek. (
Each of the works dug into the topic of data in a different way – the stock market, our heart beats, lie detectors and more. But none did so more provocatively than "You Are Out There" – where audience members were asked to give their identification cards as a deposit for a set of headphones, not knowing that the faces and names on those personal documents would be projected, scanned, seemingly shredded (it was faked) and otherwise exposed to the entire audience in various ways.
This highly political work led to an intense discussion among us: could an art piece ethically draw attention to matters of data privacy by violating that privacy?
I cannot reproduce the incredibly well articulated points that so many of our intrepid explorers offered in a Facebook post. Suffice to say, thanks to Chris' presentation and the ensuing discussion, we could no longer pretend that data was just a stream of numbers captured from a performer's body. Losing control of your data, especially for those who live under authoritarian regimes, is not a game. It is a matter of life and death – a notion that will weigh strong on our minds as we continue through this week.
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OUR DANCE - the living room edition

The one-year project series “OUR DANCE – What is your dance?”, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, since spring 2020 has been based on a setting that is concerned about our work and our constellations. In this setting we wanted to use the potentiality of the local to bring together different neighbors or non-neighbors and emerge from unlikely encounters with a shared or individual experience, with mixed or unambiguous feelings, energies, affects, anger and insight. We ask: How can a public space be curated through the collaboration of a group? How can different audiences be mixed through unexpected gatherings in this process?
Largely under the unexpected auspices of the pandemic caused by Covid-19, we have been searching for constellations of shared learning and unlearning for more than a year now. Instead of giving and taking, instead of outreach and receiving, we set up our work as an exchange of expertise of various kinds. This tangents to some, but not all. It opens to these, but not to those. Only in the overall view of the fluctuations and confusions did small tectonic shifts become apparent. Beyond a paternalistic ethos of gratification, which accompanies many activities in the intermediate area between art and cultural education, we asked what we ourselves want to know and what points of contact arise from this. How do we proceed, how does this world proceed through and as an embodiment of changeable structures? Therefore, seventeen months ago by now, we consciously started with a very simple question that is close to us, that takes the subjective extremely personally, but at the same time offers the possibility to be examined in its social, historical and cultural complexity. In this respect, the central question of OUR DANCE is: What is YOUR dance? And, even further, how do we then dance together?
The durational online event that concludes our project, “OUR DANCE - The living room edition”, inquires into biographical elements whilst exploring the hybridity of cultures and cultural techniques. It approaches embodiment as a shared memory space and offers connections to a biographical as well as socio-political and (inter)cultural exploration. Dancing is practiced here as a special case of what Stefano Harney and Fred Moten describe in “The Undercommons” (2013): They conceive learning at all levels as a collective act of knowledge exchange and knowledge production. For them, this collective learning means a practice against general disinterest or the hyper-individualized interest of individuals. Un/learning is about an interest beyond the individual search for self-interest. It crosses identities and generates new communities.
Given the abundance of dance happening in and around Uferstudios, we want to conclude with “OUR DANCE - The living room edition” together with our guests with a program series that examines dance in its various forms, as a practice that is in each case its own – biographically determined, acquired, deformed or found – along the following questions:
* What is the history, what are the cultures, politics, structures and preconditions of YOUR dance?
* How is YOUR dance embedded in the politics of its history and origins, what are the collectivizing and what are the individualizing forces that can be found in it? How and what does it embody and how does it produce a particular knowledge that cannot be found anywhere else?
* What is YOUR dance at all, how does it work and how can I – the other – dance it?
Different strategies and methods of investigation apply to different types of dance – be it street dance, dance history(s), Madonna videos, Irish social dances, theoretical practices or workshops. Whether as affirmation, as critical embodiment, or as techniques of individualization or communization: the various researches and an international conference which have been realized within the framework of our series questioned 'their dance' with their own methods and by drawing on different inputs from experts in other fields. In each case, specific decisions were made about what kinds of collaborations and what kinds of openings were needed.

PSR is a collective of Berlin-based artists and cultural workers (Lea Martini, Sheena McGrandles, Modjgan Hashemian, Stefan Hölscher, Mila Pavićević, Juli Reinartz and Simone Willeit) who have been collaborating since the 25h event “Househeating” at the Heizhaus of Uferstudios in October 2019. Most of the PSR artists are also active as cultural workers, mentors and teachers in addition to their artistic projects.
Production management: Monica Ferrari and Francesca Spisto. Technical support: Hanna Kritten Tangsoo.
Graphic design: Matrose Mantober.

Funded by the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and the Bezirksamt Mitte. Supported by the Creative Europe Program of the EU, Life Long Burning and the Uferstudios.

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Recordings are available via dance-tech on Vimeo:


Organized by the Fritz Thyssen project “Collective Realization – The Workshop as an Artistic-Political Format” (Institute for Theatre Studies, Ruhr University, Bochum) in collaboration with the ICI Berlin and the PSR project “Our Dance” (Heizhaus/Uferstudios GmbH) in Berlin. Funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

Concept and Organization: Kai van Eikels and Stefan Hölscher.

Speakers: Zahra Ali Baba, Julia Bee, Sabeth Buchmann, Alice Chauchat, Bojana Cvejić, Diedrich Diederichsen, Gerko Egert, Konstantina Georgelou, Aernout Mik, Wadzanai Motsi-Khatai, Mila Pavićević, Hanna Poddig, Yvonne Rainer, Juli Reinartz, Xavier Le Roy, Heike Roms, Anne Schuh, and Sebastian Voigt.

Workshops and artistic presentations by: Jeanne-Jens Eschert, Bella Hager, Anne Mahlow, Lea Martini, Nana Melling, Aernout Mik, Marta Popivoda, and Doris Uhlich.

Assistant: Miedya Mahmod.
Graphic Design: Zahra Rashid.


Recordings are available via dance-tech on Vimeo:

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Are you an artist and interested in the blockchain? Curious about the potential of the blockchain for socio-economic design and financial innovation for your communities of practice? Would you like to explore the NFTs and decentralized finances DeFi as a creative space? Are you interested in joining a group of artists researchers exploring these questions and tools? 

If you answer yes to any of these question or you are strongly curious about Crypto, we invite you to apply to participate  in a series of 4 Online workshops/labs for artists and makers offered by MotionDAO

These lab/workshop sessions will offer foundational concepts and tools to access the blockchain economic ecosystem and explore its potential for social and financial innovation. Creative explorations of the affordances of the blockchain will be  encouraged.

The four 90 minutes sessions will introduce the participants to the fundamentals concepts and practices of Web3: blockchain, smart contracts, crypto wallets, token economies, remittances, design and emergence of value, non-fungible tokens, DeFi and DAOs.

Each session will be divided in three parts: conceptual framework, a hands on practicum and a Q&A.

We will be using the  Near Protocol.

Six hours of online mentoring will be offered by appointment.

All levels of experience with crypto and the blockchain are welcome.

Lab will be facilitated in English by Marlon Barrios Solano


September 19th and 26th

October 17h and 24th

1:00 PM EST


  • Limited to 10 participant. Leave a brief replay to this post stating your interest and motivation.
  • Participants must commit to attend all sessions.
  • Participants will receive 10 Near Token (NEAR protocol utility token) as incentive for attending and participation. Check current Near Token Value.
  • The last session culminates with the formal invitation to join the MotionDAO and to apply for the MotionDAO/Near Creative Grants 2022(TBA).

    The labs will use Zoom, and Telegram messenger app as communication tools.


  1. Join if you are not member.
  2. Leave a brief replay to this post stating your interest and motivation.

Questions and more information: marlon(at)

Ruth Cathlow’s definition of the artist role in her book Artists Re:thinking the Blockchain:
“Artists are good in mediating abstractions for our perceptions through play, open exploration and supposition. They can tolerate, even relish, extended encounters with difference, contradiction, muddle and slippage between symbolic and material possibilities without rushing to usefulness or simplicity. They have a kitbag of methods and processes for revealing the practical affordances and animal spirit of a subject, medium or technology. They know that a way to get to know something that does’n yet exist is to collaborate with its possibilities and to do something/anything with it or about it. And by doing so, they materialize and shape what it will be, allowing many other people to access, approach and reach out to it with different parts of themselves:”

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