Exiled Lives on the Stage:

Practices of Self-Fashioning, Archiving and Decolonization

Curated by Dr. Pieter Verstraete

What strategies do artists in self-exile and/or at risk develop to enter the German cultural industry? Is self-fashioning an exilic artist identity emancipating or restricting? How do we archive the affective stories, works of art, and exiled lives of artists?

With Mîrza Metîn, Barış Seyitvan, Diren Demir, Vasilisa Palianina, Shirin Ashkari, Mariia Kulchytska, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Ece Pazarbaşı, Neslihan Arol, Şirin Fulya Erensoy, Özge Çelikaslan, Philip Rizk, Ilgaz Yalçınoğlu, Wilma Renfordt, Belén Marinato, Christin Eckart

@ Hotel Continental, Elsenstraße 87, 12435 Berlin

  21–25 February 2023, 14:00 – 18:00: installation “Story of an Envelope” by Diren Demir

  21 & 22 February 2023, 18:00 – 21:00: theatre workshop “Dîwan” with Mîrza Metîn

Thu. 23 February 2023  Fri. 24 February 2023  
16:00 Opening Speeches12:30 Workshop with Ece Pazarbaşı Opportunities in Exile: Fundings and Cooperations to Get Started  
16:30 Theatre Workshop “Dîwan” with Mîrza Metîn16:30 Network Event with Neslihan Arol “Getting Started or: How to Cope with the Challenges of a New Start in a New System?   
19:00 Panel with artists from Kurdistan, Turkey, Iran, Belarus and Ukraine “Berlin’s Cultural Production in Exile and at Risk: Strategies of Self-Fashioning”19:00 Keynote by Pieter Verstraete “Exiled Lives on the Stage: Geographies of Migrant Experience and Aesthetic Self-Fashioning”  
21:00 Concert by babelfis: Acoustic with Serkan Emre Çiftçi (with contribution for victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria)20:00 Panel with representatives of Wawa, bak.ma, 855 Archive, Fugitive Archives,  Digitales Archiv der Freien Darstellenden Künste “Navigating Institutional Challenges: How and What to Archive? What’s Next?

For full program: https://pap-berlin.de/en/exiled-lives-stage-practices-self-fashioning-archiving-and-decolonization

FaceBook Event Page: https://fb.me/e/5Rm0qkfz4

Language? English, with translation from Kurmanji by Rojda Yaşîk

Registration is not necessary, but you can let your presence know via: https://exilives.eventbrite.com or info@exiledlives.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 893827. The event is organized in cooperation with the information center of the Performing Arts Program Berlin, a program of LAFT – Landesverband freie darstellende Künste Berlin e. V. The Berlin Performing Arts Program is supported by the State of Berlin – Senate Administration for Cultural and European Affairs from funds of the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) within the program “Promoting the Innovation Potential in Culture II (INP II)” and the European Social Fund (ESF) within the program “Qualification in the Culture Industry – KuWiQ”.