Uferstudios Hof
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Jared Gradinger

Impossible Forest

Ein Garten/A Garden by Jared Gradinger
In the frame of 9. Tanznacht Berlin 2016


An ’impossible forest’ is taking root in the asphalt courtyard of the Uferstudios. Gradinger is creating a shared space for development in collaboration with nature and his newly extended community. With its dead trees and growing plants, the garden constitutes a social choreography. This new space begs for an encounter between human and nature, directing our attention to the cycle of blossoming and decay.

27.08. 19.00 (max. 30 min)  Jared Gradinger, Liz Rosenfeld und The Seedlings «Procession of the Flower Children» Kid’s Choir, Free admission
Together with The Seedlings, a choir of children, aged 7 to 13, Jared Gradinger and Liz Rosenfeld will open the “Impossible Forest”. In an afternoon workshop, the kids have explo­red the community garden installation and will find their own voice in the natural settings.

27.08. 22.00, (2 x 30 min), Otis Sun, Concert, free admission
Otis Sandsjö (saxophone) and Marc Lohr (drums/electronics) performing tribal techno and wordless pop.

27.-29.08. Marc Lohr, sound installation, free admission
Marc Lohr plays the sounds of the garden in the “Impossible Forest”.

A garden by Jared Gradinger in collaboration with Silke Bake, made possible by the help of many, realized within the framework of Tanznacht Berlin 2016, with support by Tanzfabrik Berlin and Uferstudios. Co-produced by nature. Construction and tree work carried out by the company Andreas Dolet

Jared Gradinger

Jared Gradinger is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of performance, dance, social art and ecology. Since moving to Berlin in 2002, he has been developing long-term collaborations and unique artistic practices, connecting community and Nature and exploring different forms of co-existence, whilst exploring the question, ‘What can we do together that we cannot do alone? 'He has a long term artistic collaboration with Angela Schubot, with whom he creates extremely physical work dedicated to exploring new forms of co-existence through an unconditional togetherness, most recently in co-creation with Nature. He co-created the Impossible Forest, a 240m2 garden dedicated to the non humans and unseens. He is a co-founding member of Constanza Macras Dorky Park (2002-2009) and the Social Muscle Club (2014-2019). He has ongoing work relationships with Meg Stuart, Liz Rosenfeld, Shelley Etkin, Stefan Rusconi, HAU, Sophiensaele, Uferstudios, Theater o.N. Jared has worked with William Forsythe, Jeremy Wade, Aleesa Cohene and others. He continues to teach and offers mentoring to artists, groups and students.

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